Located gracefully on the western coast, Gujarat is known as the most vibrant state of the country. It is a diverse state with distinctive archaeological sites, lovely handicrafts and exquisite natural attractions. This energetic spot offers the most revered place for Jains and Hindu pilgrims as it is the site offering intricately carved temples and shrines holding great significance. Gujarat also beholds a special relationship with the life of Mahatma Gandhi; The Father of the Nation, as he was born here and also carried out major activities related to the nation’s independence.
Major Attractions of Gujarat
Ahmedabad is the capital of Gujarat. Ideally set on the banks of Sabarmati River, the city is well known for Mahatma Gandhi Ashram, Jama Masjid, tombs of Ahmed Shah and his queens, Ahmed Shah's Mosque, Rani Rupmati's Mosque, Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Kankaria Lake, Bhadra Fort, Victoria Gardens and many more attractions.
Runn of Kutch
Situated between the Arabian Sea and the deserts in the north, this is surely a traveler’s delight, offering a wide variety of amazing handicrafts made by the vibrantly dressed people. This place comes alive at the time of The Kutch Festival offering a chance to discover the cultural and natural delights of this place.
It is an ancient city of Gujarat where tourists come to see its rich cultural heritage. There are wonderful historic structures in Junagarh like Ashoka's Major Rock Edict, Mujkund Caves, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Darbar Hall Museum, Upperkot Fort, Khapra Kodia Caves etc.
Dwarka is one of the seven ancient cities of India located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Gujarat. According to the legend this holy city was once the dwelling place of Lord Krishna and it finds mention in the holy Hindu scriptures as the Golden City. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India. Dwarkadheesh Temple or Jagat Mandir, Rukmini Devi Temple, Gita Mandir and Beyt Dwarka are the major attractions of Dwarka.
Gir National Park
The Park is a world famous wildlife destination known to be the home of the majestic lions. The memorable journey through scenic hill tracks provides an attractive opportunity to discover flora and fauna.
Fairs and Festivals
Gujarat is a land of colours and celebrations and every year hundreds of fairs and festivals are celebrated here. Rath Yatra, Navratri, Modhera Dance Festival, Kutch Mahotsav and Tarnetar Mela are some of the famous fairs and festivals of Gujarat.
Gujarati cuisine is believed to be one of the healthiest vegetarian cuisines in the world. It includes dishes like Dhokla, Puran Poli, Fafra , Thepla, Daal Dhokli, Khandvi, Shrikhand, Ghevar and many more to make one’s mouth water.
Gujarat is considered to be a shopping paradise with a wide range of handicrafts. Terracotta toys, tie and dye fabric, silver crafts, wood crafts, pottery, embroidered fabric, beadwork, hand-woven saris, zari work are the most popular ones.
How to reach
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at Ahmadabad is the major airport connecting the state to the rest of the country. It is also well connected through rail and road.
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