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Chowpatty beach nice place, natural beauty

Chowpatty beach nice place, natural beauty  Video Review

Chowpaty Beach

Jayesh Amrelia
2nd Nov 17

Look down upon the Great Rann of Kutch

Look down upon the Great Rann of Kutch  Video Review

Kalo Dunga (Black Hill)

4th Apr 17

Towards the border at Rann of Kutch

Towards the border at Rann of Kutch  Video Review

Rann At Dhordo

4th Apr 17

Visit Ajrakpur for indigenous fabric designs

Visit Ajrakpur for indigenous fabric designs  Video Review


4th Apr 17

Rajeshwari mandir

Rajeshwari mandir  Video Review

Rajrajeshwari Temple

Birendra Kumar
14th Jan 18

Riverfront flower park Ahmedabad

Riverfront flower park Ahmedabad  Video Review

Sabarmati Riverfront

Riddhi modi
11th Jan 18

A nice temple

A nice temple  Video Review

Shri Panch Jineshwar Kaivalaya Dham

Kvs Shah
28th Dec 17

The Kankaria Lake

The Kankaria Lake  Video Review

Kankaria Lake

Jash modi
20th Nov 17

Triveni Ghat Purify your soul

Triveni Ghat Purify your soul  Video Review

Triveni Ghat

Prashant Kumar
12th Nov 17

A good place to visit

A good place to visit  Video Review

Triveni Ghat

20th Oct 17

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Reasons to go to Gujarat

1Gujarati Dal
Gujarati Dal

This one comes with a distinct blend of masalas, vegetables, peanuts and tuar dal. Like the other gujarati dishes, this dal is sweet and tangy toor with potatoes and peanuts. Tempered with loads of masalas and tomatoes for a mouth watering result.

HolidayIQ Traveller Dhananjay Beke says, “You have to taste Gujarati sweets, fafda and dhokla - they are delicious.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Pravin Ghule, “The food in Gujarat is a little different. But you should taste Dhokla, Khaman, Khichu, undhiyu, locho, Phafda, Tepla.”


Read more at An Indian Foodie's Lifeline! You Can't Survive Without These 9 Drool-Worthy Dals

2India's Favourite Wildlife Destination: Sasan Gir
India's Favourite Wildlife Destination: Sasan Gir

Located in Gujarat, Sasan-Gir or the Gir Forest National Park was established in 1965 to protect the dwindling population of Asiatic lions. Today, it is the only home to these lions which makes it one of Asia's most important protected areas. Deserves to be the winner, doesn't it?

HolidayIQ reviewer Vijay shares his experience, "As I could witness two adolescent lions and one lioness during my three-hour safari, it was a fruitful trip. The whole excitement of seeing these majestic, beautiful, awesome and formidable animals lasted only a few minutes but these moments remains imprinted in my mind. Seeing a wild lion at a feet distance was an icing on the cake. These moments can't be orchestrated."

HolidayIQ reviewer Aniruddha Das says, "They issue only 50 permits per day for this safari and anyone can book the safari through Internet paying INR 800 on weekdays and INR 1000 for weekends and holidays. You can book for the permit 3 months prior to the visit date. So if anyone thinks they can just go there and avail the safari, it is not possible."


Read more at The BHA Winners are Announced! Guess Which the Top 8 Indian Destinations Are!

3Dwarka: The holi puja
Dwarka: The holi puja

Dwarka is a renowned historical and religious site and has the Dwarkadheesh Temple or Jagat Temple, which was built more than 2000 years ago. Being the legendary birthplace of Lord Krishna, Holi is one of the most important festival here. 

Jamnagar airport, at a distance of 45 km is the nearest airport to Dwarka. You can take bus or taxi to the town. It lies on the railway line connecting major cities of Gujarat and western India. Many express trains ply on these routes and connect with Dwarka.

HolidayIQ reviewer Rajesh says, "The main shrine of the city, the Dwarkadheesh Temple, is a major attraction for the devout, particularly during festivals like Holi and Janmashtami."


Read more at 10 Places in India for The Ultimate Holi Experience in 2017

4Modhera Dance Festival
Modhera Dance Festival

Why: The Modhera Dance Festival, also known as Uttarardh Mahotsav Modhera Utsav is organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL). To venerate and celebrate the classical dance forms in an atmosphere that they were traditionally supposed to be presented in. The gala showcases classical Indian dance forms as well as folk dance and music in the backdrop of the Modhera Sun Temple.

HolidayIQ traveller Abhishek Singh shares, “Modhera is around 100 Kms from Ahmedabad and the road connectivity is good. The temple premises consists of Surya kund, Sabha Mandap and the main temple surrounded by the greenery. The best time to visit is during the Modhera festival in Jan.”

When: 20th - 22nd January 2017

How to get there:

  • Railway station - Baroda(144 km) from Modhera

  • Airport - Ahmedabad (102 km) via Ahmedabad - Palanpur Highway Road


Read more at 8 Places in India That Will Satisfy Your Wanderlust This January

5Puran Poli
Puran Poli

Gujarati puran poli is a sweet, stuffed roti made with a filling of toor dal. It is made on festivals and special occasions. It tastes great with raswaala bateta nu shaak. HolidayIQ Traveller Dhananjay Beke says, “You have to taste Gujarati sweets, fafda and dhokla - they are delicious.”

Read more at 15 Dishes That Prove Gujju Food Is Much More Than Just Khakhra & Dhokla!

Reviews (35)

Yash Shah

Yash Shah5.0/5

1 review

Swaminarayan Mandir Vandal near Anand

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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  • Swaminarayan Mandir Vandal near Anand

Mayur Shah

Mayur Shah5.0/5

14 reviews

So many places to visit.

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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Recommended Duration in Gujarat

Number of days to spend in Gujarat as recommended by our travellers.

4 days


5+ days


Gujarat Overview

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.

Photos of Gujarat

Polo Forest, Gujarat

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Vikas Sharma

Polo Forest, Gujarat
Polo Forest, Gujarat

Photo by

Vikas Sharma

Polo Forest, Gujarat
Polo Forest, Gujarat

Photo by

Vikas Sharma

Polo Forest, Gujarat
Polo Forest, Gujarat

Photo by

Vikas Sharma

Polo Forest, Gujarat

There is so much to see in Gujarat.

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