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7 Reasons Why Gujarat Is The Most Vibrant State In India

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HolidayIQ Travellers share what makes Gujarat the most vibrant destinations in India.

7 Reasons Why Gujarat Is The Most Vibrant State In India:

  1. Kutch (Gujarat)
  2. Sasan gir (Gujarat)
  3. Sun Temple., Modhera (Gujarat)
  4. Gujarat
  5. Ahmedpur-Mandvi Beach, Ahmedpur-Mandvi (Gujarat)

1. For The Colourful Rann Utsav

For The Colourful Rann Utsavsource: rannotsav.com

Celebrated on the unique white desert of Kutch, Rann Utsav emits colour, joy and lights in a distinctly artisan manner. Camping in royal tents, tasting the variety of Gujarati dishes and shopping vibrant wool makes it a must-attend festival in India.

HolidayIQ Traveller Megha shares, "Kutch is extremely beautiful during the festival rann utsav. The folk dance, camel ride, full moon, the bonfire and the colourful attires, makes it all. Buy painted pottery, wooden carvings, chaniya choli with hand embroidery, mirror work and bandhini in vibrant colours. Apart from all this, do not miss to take a ride around the city in the Chhakdas. They are colourful modes of transport which are like a cross between a semi-covered motorcycle and an auto rickshaw."

2. Ever Seen The Gorgeous Embroidery Of Kutch? Unlike Any Other State

Ever Seen The Gorgeous Embroidery Of Kutch? Unlike Any Other Statesource: traveltalesfromindia.in

Gujarat is known for its embroideries in immense variety of styles and techniques. Each style is a distinct combination of stitches, patterns and colors and rules for using them was shaped by historical socio-economic and cultural elements. World renowned for variety of embroideries Gujarati cholis and ghaghras are a must have in every woman’s wardrobe.

HolidayIQ Traveller Mihir shares, “The whole of Kutch is a very good shopping destination for handicraft lovers.” Take side trips to Bhujodi (a village of weavers, seven kilometers from Bhuj) and Ajrakhpur (a village of block printers, 15 kilometers from Bhuj) to meet artisans, see demonstrations, and buy handicrafts.

3. Where You Can Watch Lions Laze In The Sun! The Gir National Park

Where You Can Watch Lions Laze In The Sun! The Gir National Parksource: adventureclicknblog.com

Gir forest, most popularly known for its population of Asiatic lions, is home to one of the most colourful flora and fauna in India. IT houses 400 types of plants and more than 2300 species of wildlife.

HolidayIQ Traveller Dhaval Karetha shares, “The place is amazing to visit, there are so many resort around the place and one can enjoy the jeep safari through the Jungle. When you are around the Jungle don't forget to eat the delicious Kathiyawadi Food. There are so many places around the GIR to visit. It feels good when you are in the middle of the jungle and the LION KING wandering before you. People living in the GIR the MALDHARI are also wonderful people and always welcomes the strangers with their reach hospitality, saying Aavo Aavo.”

4. It Has One Of The Few Sun Temples In India At Modhera

It Has One Of The Few Sun Temples In India At Modherasource: hellotravel.com

Built two centuries before the construction of the Sun Temple at Konark, the temple is counted amongst the finest structures raised by the Solanki Dynasty.

HolidayIQ Traveller Tushar Mehta shares, “It is approx. 110 km from Ahmedabad. Beautiful historical temple. Visitors love Picture some Architecture work. After Konark it is second Sun Temple in India. Well-maintained gardens and trees all around. Govt. Of Gujarat celebrates the beauty of temple with Folk dances and traditional dances with colourful lighting in the night time.”

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5. Check Out The Applique & Patch Work There

Check Out The Applique & Patch Work Theresource: ninapaley.com

Applique is one of the oldest and finest crafts of Gujarat that uses different patches of fabric, beautiful forms of floral and animal designs. Prepared for quilts, hangings, modern household products and apparels, the multicolored covering of jigsaw pieces formed of geometrical shapes is a visual treat. Take trips to Bhujodi, a village of weavers, seven kilometers away from Bhuj and Ajrakhpur, a village of block printers, 15 kilometers away from Bhuj to meet artisans and buy handicrafts.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sarmistha Sen shares, “The seat of Indian handicrafts and textiles, prints and wonderful, charming, friendly people add to the charm of the place. Visit the villages around for wonderful handicrafts and textiles.”

6. And Who Can Forget Gujarat's Yummy Cuisine!

And Who Can Forget Gujarat's Yummy Cuisine!source: globalgujarati.com

Apart from the commonly known Khaman Dhokla and Fafda, Gujarat offers dishes that will leave you licking your fingers! The traditional Gujarathi thali serves more variety than you can eat.

HolidayIQ Traveller Raj Patel shares, “For people who love to eat Jamnagar is the best place. Vanilla gathiya, kachori, patra, khaman, dhokla and everything that I ate was awesome. Try the pan in Jamnagar. If you go Jamnagar then don't forgot to try various dishes.”

7. It Has Undiscovered Beaches - Like Mandvi, Chorward & Udvada

It Has Undiscovered Beaches - Like Mandvi, Chorward & Udvadasource: wikipedia

Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach is a 6 km long stretch, where the clear water of the Arabian Sea touches the coastline. Situated near the island of Diu, this beach continues as Ghoghla Beach into the adjoining part of the mainland Diu. Covered with white sands along with fishing villages, the site is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

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