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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Chowpaty Beach, Porbandar

Chowpatty beach nice place, na...
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Kalo Dunga (Black Hill), Bhuj

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Rann At Dhordo, Kutch

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Yash Shah

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  • Yash Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  12 readers

"Swaminarayan Mandir Vandal near Anand"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 2, 2018
Best place to visit for every visitors and also easily connected from Anand Station and also easily Hotel e available to Stay with family and friend
Traveller must Visit here
1 - Swaminarayan Mandir
2 - Gyan Baug
3 - Gomti Taalav
4 - Raghurvir Wadi
5 - Vandal City
6 - VidyaNagar
7 - UttarSanda
And also near by places very nice and best to travellers with family and friends.
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Nitin ks

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  • Nitin ks
  • 2 Reviews
  •  28 readers

"Traditional pride of India retained even after a revolution."

  • Posted Oct 3, 2017
From the man made to natures creation and fight against the earth mishaps the state has been carved out so beautifully. Even the desert twinkles and the palaces roars with the old era intact at its place without moving. Finally ones life is incomplete without a visit to Gujarat.
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Mayur Shah

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  • Mayur Shah
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 1 photo
  • 14 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2599 readers

"So many places to visit."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2017
There are so many places to visit. Wide variety of food available. According to me following places are a must visit: rann of Kutch(recommend to visit during rannotsav), Somnath mahadev temple, Ambaji, mandvi beach. You can have a look at handicrafts in Kutch. Then there are developed cities like Ahmadabad, Baroda, Gandhinagar, Bhuj, etc. Then there's mandvi beach. There are heritage places like Vijay Villas Palace, laxmi villas Palace, But it's very hot temperatures here during summer season. And rannotsav takes place during winter season from Dec to March.
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Rajesh a thakurel thakurel

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  • Rajesh a thakurel thakurel
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  566 readers

"Happy holidays with Gujarat"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2017
Superb holiday destination for friends & family full enjoyed with load of fun, good experiences, good food, highly developed cities like Surat, Ahmedabad etc... Holiday destination wanna love maniyar snow park & kankaria zoo Last month I have visited Gujarat is the beautiful state of India. I love it. The mahatma gandhi born place porbandar, Heritage Rani Ki Vav at patan, Sidi saiyad ni jali and other cities of Gujarat... "
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Srivastav Sriram

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  • Srivastav Sriram
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  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3815 readers

"Superb holiday destination for friends & family"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2016
Superb holiday destination for friends & family. Fully enjoyed with load of fun, good experiences. Good food & highly developed cities like Surat, Ahmadabad etc. Holiday destination wanna love Gir national park with Asiatic lions in the world. Hot days & cool weather in the nights.
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Deepshikha Gupta

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  • Deepshikha Gupta
  • Lives in Mathura
  • 1 Review
  •  3824 readers

"Nice place to go!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2016
I and my family visited Gujarat recently and it was awesome experience. We had a lot fun. It was the time when we enjoyed the most. We wish we had such a beautiful experience again and again. We wanna go there again & again. Thank you for such a awesome experience.
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Jadeja Harpalsinh

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  • Jadeja Harpalsinh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4083 readers

"Gujarat a beautiful state!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
Last month I have visited Gujarat is the beautiful state of India. I love it. The mahatma gandhi born place porbandar, Heritage Rankivav at patan, Sidi saiyad ni jali and other cities of Gujarat like rajkot, junagadh, Ahmedabad. I like the food of Gujarat, I tested Gujarati thali that was a superb.
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Deepak Agarwal

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  • Deepak Agarwal
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  4077 readers

"Had a nice jungle visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
It was a great fun and adventures to visit Gujarat. As we landed to Gujarat that is Ahmedabad at morning 8'O clock we had a local Gujarati dish that is papra and jalabi and enjoyed a lot. Then we moved to Gir forest and reached fern resort in Gir forest. The resort was amazing with lot of greenery etc. We went to forest next day morning where we seen lion live in front of us which was very trilling and exiting. We all enjoyed a lot.
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Pritom Sarma

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  • Pritom Sarma
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  3934 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 23, 2016
Wow, really nice place, very beautiful, very clean. Actually this place is very popular because of its infrastructure. Ahmedabad is very popular state. Just go and enjoy. Many places are there to visit like Sabarmati ashram, Kankaria lake, Akshardham temple, Gir forest park, Hathi singh jain temple and many more.
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Tushar Mehta

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  • Tushar Mehta
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1065 photos
  • 129 Reviews
  •  127 helpful votes
  •  111161 readers

"Gujarat, A modern tourist destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2015
Gujarat has everything, which attract all kind of visitors. Historical cities like Junagardh, Jamnagar, Vadodara, Champaner, Patan, Vankaner, Morbi, Gondal, Bhuj. Modern cities like Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar, Rajkot. Religious cities like Siddhpur, Bharuch, Vadnagar. Well known Temples like Somnath, Dwarka, Ambaji, Bechraji, Shamlaji, Pavagarh, Akshardham, Mahudi, Ashapura madh, Harsidhh mata, Virpur etc. Splendid Hill station like Saputara. Marvellous mountains like Girnar, Shetrunjay, Parnera, Arvallis, Kalo dungar. Wonderful rivers like Narmada, Sabarmati, tapi. White desert like Kutch. World famous Gir national park, Velavadar abhyaran, Nal sarovar. Gujarat has other attractions like Historical mosques & Steps, Palaces, Museums, Lake front. Festival like Navratri Dandia, Kite festival, Tarnetar, Rann utsav. Food like Undhiyu, Gathiya, Jalebi, Khaman, Dhokla.
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