Located on the western coast of India, Gujarat is a well developed
industrial sate of India. It is bounded by the state Rajasthan to the
north-east, Madhya Pradesh to the east and Maharashtra and the Union
territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the South. It shares its border with
Pakistan to the north-west and Arabian Sea stretches in its western coast.
Its rich history, heritage and culture along with natural beauty of lush
green forest, sandy beaches and wildlife make it one of the most sought
after destinations of India. It is also the birth place of the father of the
nation Mahatma Gandhi and so one of the major centre for Indian freedom
Places to Visit :
Gujarat offers some enchanting tourist places, memorable historic monuments
and sacred pilgrims places like temples representing its glorious and
cultural heritage, which attracts large number of tourits from all parts of
» Gujarat Beaches -
With a long coastline extending
to 1,600 kms the state is dotted with some of the finest beaches of India.
The coastal area is also popular for Portuguese forts, shore temples, port
cities and beach resorts. Some of the major beaches of Gujarat are : the
Mandvi at Kutch, Gopnath beach at Bhavnagar, Dumas beach at Surat, Diu beach
at Junagadh and Bet Dwarak at Jamnagar are some of the finest beaches on
Gujarat shoreline. With some beautiful sea side resorts, these beaches offer
wonderful site for picnic.
Gujarat Wildlife -
Gujarat's varied land form with dry deciduous
forests, majestic grass land, wetlands, marine ecosystem and rich moist
deciduous forest are home to some varied and unique wildlife. The state has
a number of wildlife sanctuaries including the most popular Gir National
Park which are home to some rare wildlife like the Asiatic Lion, Wild Ass,
four-horned antelope, Black Buck and the great Indian bustard in the bird
sanctuary are some rare species preserved in Gujarat.
» Gujarat Hill Stations -
Stands at an altitude of
1000m above sea level, Saputara is a picturesque hill station of Gujarat. It
offers its visitors some beautiful parks, swimming pools, gardens, several
resorts and hotels with a pleasant climate. All these make it an ideal
holiday spot during summer months. The hill station also offers several
handicraft items and jewellery to its tourists in various shops.
» Gujarat Monuments & Temples -
There are also
several historic monuments and temples in Gujarat which are symbols of its
glorious history and rich culture. Among the monuments the Sidi Sayed
Mosque, the Vav(step well) at Adalaj, the Sabaramati Ashram are some of must
visited places in Gujarat. It is also home to some of the popular Hindu
temples like the Aakshardham temple at Gandhinagar, Somnath Temple at
Junagada, Sun Temple at Modhera, Dwarkadhish Temple at Dwarak, Sri Adishwara
Jain temple are some of the most visited monuments of Gujarat.
Fairs & Festivals :
can be called a Land of Fairs & Festivals for its numerous fairs
and festivals celebrated in different parts of the state every year. These
are generally associated with the change of seasons, religious events or the
time of harvesting. These fairs and festivals offers the visitors an
excellent opportunity to experience the diverse cultural and religious
identity of the people of Gujarat. Some of the major ones are : the
Navratri, Modhera Dance Festival, the Kutch Mahotsav, Dhuleti, Diwali, Rath
Yatra, Raksha Bandhan, Bhadra Purnima etc.
The markets of Gujarat offering numerous variety of shopping items
including exquisite handicrafts, colourful fabrics, intricate jewellery,
crafted furniture etc. The markets of Gujarat has something to suit every
taste and every pocket.