Gujarat Tourism

Gujarat Tourism


About Gujarat

Gujarat

Gujarat is the westernmost state of India, a part of it projecting out into the Arabian Sea. It shares an international border with Pakistan in the northwest and common borders with the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, and the Union Territories of Diu, Daman and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

 

Gujarat can be divided into three geographical regions: the eastern region that has the major cities of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodra; the Saurashtra region between the Gulf of Cambay and the Gulf of Kutch; the northern region of Kutch which is a salty desert.

 

This is the most industrialised state in the country and contributes about one-fifth of the total industrial output of India. It does particularly well in textiles and electronics, and has the largest petrochemical complex in India. Though Gandhinagar is the capital of the state, Ahmedabad, its former capital, is commercially and historically the most important city, containing Gujarat's only international airport. It's famous for its architectural heritage mosques and mausoleums in a fusion of Hindu and Islamic traditions and ornate step-wells called baolis in the local language. Surat is a centre of diamond polishing and trade and Vadodara is an erstwhile princely estate.

 

On the coast of Gujarat are some beaches including the old port-town of Mandvi, but the famous coastal spots are the temples of Somnath and Dwarka. The ancient temple at Somnath was repeatedly plundered and the present structure dates to 1950s, but it carries ancient sanctity for Hindu devotees. The popular 16th-century temple at Dwarka is devoted to Lord Krishna and associated with Meerabai. The town of Palitana is famous for its more than 800 Jain temples, some of them as old as the 11th century. At Lothal are the ruins of an ancient port of the Indus Valley civilization dating from 2400BC. The Sasan Gir National Park in Gujarat is the only place where the Asiatic Lion still survives. The Wild Ass sanctuary in the Little Rann of Kutch is a World Heritage site.

 

Navaratri the festival of nine nights devoted to Goddess Durga is Gujarat's most important festival and social event. It is celebrated in September-October with mass all-night song-and-dance programmes.

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Riya Sharma

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  • Riya Sharma
  • Lives in Meerut
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  708 readers

"Gujarat - The Royal State"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
On my occasion of summer vacations i had visited Gujarat and after that I come to the point that is one of the best place to spend holidays. Places like Gir National park are awesome and adventurous too. You will love that. Lovely Gujarat.!
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Soumitra Chatterjee

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  • Soumitra Chatterjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Velavadar - a wonderland of black-bucks"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Velavadar is about 160 km from Vadodara (Baroda) Gujarat and take around 3 hours by car. This is a unique destination to see Black-bucks in abundance. The reserved forest is the home of other animals like Nilgai, Hyena and variety of birds in the water bodies.

The place is best visited between October to March. Summer is very hot in this Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Winter is not so biting.

We traveled in groups like I started with my family from Vadodara and my sisters' family started from Morbi. We pre-booked Forest Guest House and reached around noon.

The trip inside the forest is about 1 hour with permission from forest dept. Available locally. The experience is absolutely mesmerizing. In the evening black-bucks will come to visit you at the Bungalow.

Carry some snacks with you. A luxury resort is also there where you can stay.
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Pravin Ghule

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  • Pravin Ghule
  • Lives in Latur
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"Asiatic lion and temples"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
To visit Gujarat state, best time is from November to February but other special occasions to visit is Kite festival from 12-14 January every year and Navratri festival in October.

West Gujarat- Dwarka, kutch, Jamnagar refinery,
South Gujarat-somnath temple, Gir forest, junagad, (Diu union territory)
East Gujarat-Sardar sarovar dam, Saputara, Pavagad
North Gujarat- Ambaji, (Mount Abu is very near)
Central Gujarat- ahmedabad, Nalsarovar, Adalaj, Gandhinagar(akshardham temple), Baroda.

Food may not be liked by people staying outside Gujarat. But should taste Dhokla, Khaman, Khichu, undhiyu, locho, Phafda, Tepla.

Very good rail and road network connecting all these destinations. People here are very co- operative. Better for people visiting with family.
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Piyush Gajjar

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  • Piyush Gajjar
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"A good place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 14, 2015
Many places of Gujarat are visited for different kind and different subjects. Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, both cities are Heart of State. North Gujarat have Mehsana (Mehona), S.K. (Sabarkantha), BK.(Banaskantha) and others have Great Ambaji Temple, Dharoi Dam and Surya Mandir Modhera.
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Silpa V

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  • Silpa V
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Every one should visit Gujarat"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2015
There are so many places to visit in Gujarat. Every one should visit Gujarat temples and beaches. We enjoyed the trip a lot. My family and I are very happy. Dwaraka is also an ancient place to visit. Weather in Gujarat is also good. In Gujarat we will find ancient palaces and buildings.
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Jay Sanghani

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  • Jay Sanghani
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 4 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  4964 readers

"A city with good sightseeing spots"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2014
Gujarat is the place where festivals never finish. If you really want to enjoy festival of India then you must visit gujarat in your life in once.
Must visit place: 1.' Kutch nahi dekha to kuch nahi dekha'. first you must visit Kutch.
There are many place that you are to visit Kabirvad, Sardar sarovar Dam, Gir forest etc
For food: in every 100km you travel you find different taste in food.
Activity: the people of Gujrat.
Advice to travel: come with family.
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Radhe Radhe

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  • Radhe Radhe
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"Best experience"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2014
I and some of my friends went to Gujarat for a picnic and to get some knowledge about Gujarat. It was our very very good experience we liked this place very much, we also went to Ahmedabad and we went to many places at Gujarat. It is actually very best experience for us. We really enjoyed and felt very good there.
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Udhayakumar

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  • Udhayakumar
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"Silk at affordable price"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 21, 2014
The hotel which I stayed was very good and I liked very much. Food was good and the hospitality was also better than I expected. Transportation facility was also nice. It was a city where I stayed and got access to many shopping malls and bought many dresses. Silk is the specialty here and the price is also in range in which the material was too good. Overall, the experience was very nice to stay.
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Manisha Ruchandani

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  • Manisha Ruchandani
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"A place for shopping"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2014
Visiting Gujarat especially during Navrarti is the best time. Summer and rainy season not recommended. Many historical places to visit. Shopping for ghagras and jewellery is the best here, especially bandini material. Hotels come at reasonable rates so staying at the hotel where you get good service and good reviews is recommended. The visit to Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Somnath, Dwaraka, Porbandar and Diu is recommended.
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Hirnank Mazumdar

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  • Hirnank Mazumdar
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
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"Had a good time!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2014
This is an excellent state for tourism. You can relax in peace without any disturbances or noise. This is a tourist friendly place with polite and sober people around. Things are very cheap here compared to cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
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