Gujarat – Gujarat, located on the west coast of India, is counted among the most prosperous state in the country. Gujarat, where the largest white desert in the world, which looks as if you are on the moon, is on the other side, the blue water of the Indian Ocean, which is seen as if you are touching the blue sky. Gujarat is a land of lions and legends. On one side there is the Play of Krishna and on the other side the birthplace of great men like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel. The “Garba” dance of Gujarat is famous not only in India but all over the world. Apart from “Garba” there are many other things in this city that make it different.
Places to visit at Gujarat
Ahmedabad – Ahmedabad, which once used to be Gandhi’s karma land, is the first capital of Gujarat and the largest city in the state, situated on the banks of Sabarmati in Gujarat. Ahmedabad, the first city of India to get the status of World Heritage Site, is famous as “Master Business Man” city in the world. Apart from being home to many important industries, Ahmedabad is also home to many royal buildings, which reminds us of the historical and cultural past of the city. The city offers a splendid pattern of architectural art, which includes many magnificent temples, mosques and mausoleums along with the Forts and the gates.
Places to visit at Ahmedabad – Sabarmati Ashram, The Adalaj Stepwell, Kankaria Lake, Bhadra fort.
Vadodara – Vadodara, situated on the banks of the Vishwamitra River, about 133 km from the capital city of Gandhinagar in Gujarat, is the only city in the whole of India, which is known as the city of culture. Gujarat is considered the best city to visit. This city is the most visited city of Gujarat by the tourists. Laxmi Vilas Palace is the main tourist destination of this city, which is one of the most royal palaces in India. This palace is four times bigger than Buckingham Palace of London.
Places to Visit at Vadodara – Laxmi Vilas Palace, Sayaji baug Zoo, Sur Sagar Lake, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum.
Kutch – Kutch is famous for its Great Rann of Kutch, an enormous white salt desert that lies within the boundaries of Thar desert. India is blessed with this truly wonder of endless white fields of salt. Rann Of Kutch is known for its great salt desert, a place it is also known for its artistic handicrafts. A large part of this district is known as Rann of Kutch which is shallow wetland and during the rainy season it deluge in water and becomes dry during other seasons.
Places to visit at Kutch – Rann of Kutch, Aaina Mahal Palace, Prag Mahal palace, Kutch Museum.
Dwarka – Considered a holy city, Dwarka is a well known for its temples and as a pilgrimage centre for Hindus. The Dwarakadhisa Temple, also known as Jagat Mandir, located in the heart of Dwarka, is a Vaishnava temple. The temple has been built by Raja Jagat Singh Rathore, hence it is called Jagat Mandir. The modern city of Dwarka, which in Sanskrit means ‘Gateway to heaven’, is located north-west of the state. The scientists says that archaeological Scientists has discovered the remains 36 m (120 ft) underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India and is about over 9,000 years old.
Places to visit at Dwarka – Shree Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka Beach, Rukmani Devi Temple, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.
Delicacy of Dwarka – One of the most loved dishes of the Gujarati cuisine is Khandvi, Khandvi is prepared with gram flour and further tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut shavings. Other more delicious dishes are Gujarati Samosa, Undhiyu, Gujarati Kadhi, Dhokla, Metho ka Thepla and much more.
How to Reach – The state is very well connected to all the major cities of the country as well as a few international locations. The best and convenient transportation links mean that you can easily reach the state via air, rail or road, whatever suits you best.