This ancient fortified town, originally known as Darbhavati, is given significant mention in the Jain scriptures of Girnar. There are four gates in the town, one in each cardinal direction with Hira Bhagol on the eastern side being the most exquisitely carved gate. It is a Jain pilgrimage centre, with 6 temples, including the Shri Lodhan Parshvanath temple. Many Jain scholars stayed here in the past and enriched the Jain Granth Bhandar, which has a collection of ancient Jain manuscripts. Dabhoi is about 33 km from Vadodara.