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How Many Of These 5 Lesser-Known Facts About Gujarat Do You Know?

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HolidayIQ travellers list 5 lesser known facts about state of Gujarat. We bet you didn't know these facts!

How Many Of These 5 Lesser-Known Facts About Gujarat Do You Know?:

  1. Gujarat
  2. Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
  3. Sasan-Gir National Park, Sasan gir (Gujarat)

1. Gujarat Has The Longest Sea Shore In India

Gujarat Has The Longest Sea Shore In Indiasource: wikimedia.org

With a coastline of 1,600 km, the state of Gujarat wins hands down when it comes to coastline with all Indian states.

HolidayIQ traveller Pranshu Kharkwal from Ghaziabad shares, “Gujarat is really an awesome place to spend a holiday. We really had a nice time there. There are many temples in Gujarat like Somnath Temple, Dwarkadhish and many more. The Gir forests of Gujarat are simply awesome and the Rann Of Kutch is amazing. The hotels in Gujarat are not so good, food is awesome there. The convenience is fairly nice, overall Gujarat is awesome and a must visit.”

2. Gujarat Has Been One Of The Main Centres Of Indus Valley Civilization

Gujarat Has Been One Of The Main Centres Of Indus Valley Civilizationsource: wikimedia.org

The state encompasses major sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, such as Lothal and Dholavira.

HolidayIQ traveller Gopinath shares, “We had a long time ambition to visit and have the darshan of Dwaraka (Lord Krishna) and the two jyotirlingas (Nageshvara & Somnath). During December 2013, planned our trip perfectly from Chennai to Ahmedabad by air. First day on reaching Ahmadabad stayed overnight and took rest. As senior citizens, we wanted our pilgrimage to be covered at a leisurely pace. Hired a taxi and left the next morning. It was a five days and 4 nights trip. We travelled through Gujarat passing through various destinations and arrangement are perfectly designed by our travel agent. Our main destinations were Dwarka, Nageshwar, Somnath, Porbandar etc., In addition to all these places, we also visited a lot of other temples in and around the place. Our visit to Dwaraka is memorable and really we had no mind to get back home. We have to than Lord Almighty for giving an opportunity to visit and fulfill our life's ambition.”

3. Lothal Is Believed To Be One Of The World’s First Seaport

Lothal Is Believed To Be One Of The World’s First Seaportsource: wikimedia.org

Lothal is believed to be one of the world's first seaports. Gujarat's coastal cities, chiefly Bharuch and Khambhat, served as ports and trading centres in the Maurya and Gupta empires. Lothal is also one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilisation.

4. Gandhinagar In Gujarat Is The Greenest City In Asia

Gandhinagar In Gujarat Is The Greenest City In Asiasource: wikimedia.org

Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat. Gandhinagar is India's tree capital With 54% green cover on its land area making it the greenest city in Asia.

HolidayIQ traveller Lokesh K from Delhi shares, “It is really a great place to visit in any season. You have several options to visit in Gandhinagar. Being the capital of Gujarat, it is the heart of Gujarat. It is one of the most cleanest cities in the world. You can visit Vidhan sabha, several amusement parks and the very famous Akshardham temple. I strongly recommend everyone to visit Gandhinagar, you will always feel refreshing there.”

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5. Gir National Park In Gujarat Is The Last Known Natural Habitat Of Asiatic Lions

Gir National Park In Gujarat Is The Last Known Natural Habitat Of Asiatic Lionssource: wikimedia.org

The Asiatic lion is one of five big cat species found in India, along with Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard. The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the only habitat for the Asiatic lion where an area of 1,412.1 km was declared as a sanctuary for their conservation in 1965.

HolidayIQ traveller Nirban Biswas from Kolkata shares, “Sasan Gir the only home of Asiatic Lion, we visited this Nov15 and found the king in kingdom. Saw lioness with her four cubs. So queenly movement no bother who is watching, making her own way and we are clearing the way she would go, excellent experience. Actually the guide(Mr. Isha) is the factor and also the driver of safari jeep. They were so keen to view the lion that our journey was success. They followed the footprints for several kms then at last we saw her with her family. We were spellbound and took several photos. I suggest to take take the early morning safari and obviously book the permit before hand on online.”

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