Gujarat

GUJARAT

Located in the western most part of India, Gujarat houses some architectural marvels and is famous for its rich heritage and vibrant culture. Gujarat derived its name from the Sanskrit word "Gurjardesa'' which means “The land of Gurjaras'', who ruled Gujarat in the 8th and 9th Centuries. Gujarat is bounded by Rajasthan on the North, Maharashtra on the South, the Arabian Sea on the South-West, Madhya Pradesh on the East. 


Gujarat has the longest coastline in India of about 1290 km. The state is renowned for its ancient temples, virgin beaches, breathtaking structures, wildlife sanctuaries, and resorts. 

Gujarat houses the World's largest statue, the Statue of Unity at 597 feet. There are many things that Gujarat prides itself on. One amongst them is the Asiatic lion. The state has 4 National Parks and 21 Wildlife Sanctuaries making it a perfect destination for a wildlife gateway in India.


Gujarat offers splendid views of scenic beauty starting from the Great Rann of Kutch to the  Satpura hills. The state a, historic capitals, ancient cave paintings, Beaches, Wildlife Sanctuaries, hill resorts, and handicrafts. This coastal state also consists of religious monuments which allure tourists with its history and architecture. The state houses the famous Somnath Temple which is among the twelve Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and is a must explore the place in Gujarat.  


Gujarat has five regions North Gujarat, Central Gujarat, South Gujarat, Kathiawad, and Kachchh each bring their own flavor to Gujarati cuisine. Gujarati meal consists of kadi, sabzi, dal, roti and rice. The famous Gujarati cuisine consists of dhokla, samosa, pathra, farsan, fafda etc. Gujarati meals are incomplete with sweet dishes and the famous dishes being jalebi, doodh pak, mohanthal, etc. One must definitely experience the colorful fairs and festivals of Gujarat while visiting the state. The famous being the Navratri Festival, Rann Utsav and Dang Darbar Fair. As a traveler, one will fall in love with the historic structures, fascinating artwork, festivals, cuisine, and colorful lifestyle.


Language Spoken - Gujarati, Kachchi, Hindi, Marwari, Marathi, Sindhi, Urdu

Places to Visit in Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Rann of Kutch

Gir Forest

Surat 

Rajkot

Vadodara 

Gandhinagar

Bhavnagar

Jamnagar

Junagadh

Bharuch

Anand

Dwarka

Things to do in Gujarat

  • Camp stay at White Rann of Kutch
  • Jeep Safari in Gir National Park
  • Witness a mesmerizing sunset at Kankaria lake in Ahmedabad
  • Cable Car Ride at the Ropeway in Saputara
  • Birdwatching at Vadla
  • Enjoy Water sports at Beyt Island
  • Shop from Law Garden Night Market in Ahmedabad

Best time to visit

If you are planning to visit this state in Western India, then November to February is the best time to visit Gujarat. During these months, the weather is much more pleasant and it becomes comfortable for visitors to roam around and enjoy sightseeing.


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