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Gujarat

gujaratGujarat 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.

Approach

By Air :

The tourists who are traveling to Gujarat from other countries can take international flights to Ahmedabad. There are 10 domestic airports in Gujarat, with the sole international airport being situated at Ahmedabad. There are frequent international flights to countries in Middle East, Europe and America and daily flights to Mumbai, Delhi and other major cities of India.

By Rail:

Gujarat has a strong rail network. There are regular trains from and to Mumbai and New Delhi. The major cities of the state, like Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat, are connected to all the major cities via trains. With broad gauge lines, the network within the state is also effective.

By Road :

Gujarat has excellent road links, better than any other state in India. The state has a total road length of 73,397km. 1,572 km of the total stretch is the share of National Highway, which is a significant reason for making the state so accessible. Gujarat State Transport Corporation and other private operators, operate regular bus services to all the major cities in the state and outside. There are interstate buses and private luxury coaches, which connect various cities of Gujarat with cities in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan.

Places to Visit

Ahmedabad AdalajvavHeritage Tours, offers insightful information about Gujarat as a potential crowd gatherer among all other tourist destinations so that its lesser explored destinations could be looked into and visited by people who are the seekers of the new and the undiscovered. Porbandar, located in Gujarat, India, is a thickly visited spot as it happens to be the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and is also home to a beautiful beach which has a very quiet and scenic seafront. Then, Surat, located in Gujarat, India, is another town with immense commercial value, which has earned for itself the sobriquet of the textile and cloth capital of the country. List of important places to visit are as follows:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara
  • Surat
  • Rajkot
  • Porbandar
  • Junagadh
  • Jamnagar
  • Palitana
  • Bhavnagar
  • Gondal

Forts and Palaces of Gujarat

JunagadhGujarat constitute of impressive architectural monuments and the historical backdrop, one of the components which is a major attraction for the tourists who want to be one with the tourist destinations and especially with the history of Gujarat, situated in India. The list of such forts and palaces are as follows:

  • Pawagadh Fort
  • Dabhoi Fort
  • Nazar Bagh Palace
  • Kusum Vilas Palace
  • Uparkot Fort

Temples

Somnath TempleA visit to the magnificent and sacred temples in Gujarat, located in India, would enable a tourist to come to terms with the religion oriented life in Gujarat, India. Temples, apart from serving as the religious barometers for a travel destination, also act as a podium and a platform where-in the tourists can come together and partake of their general social life, too. Temples in Gujarat are also architectural marvels apart from being the seat of sacredness in the province. Temples in Gujarat, are very many while some of them can be enumerated as:

  • Akshardham Temple
  • Somnath Temple
  • Parsi Fire Temples
  • Gangeshwar Temple
  • Bhrigu Rishi Temple

Tourist Attractions in Gujarat

Jama MasjidOther tourist attractions in Gujarat are as follows:

  • Jama Masjid
  • Sidi Said Mosque
  • Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum
  • Buddhist Cave Monastery
  • Durbar Hall Museum
  • Maharaja Sayajirao Museum

Wildlife of Gujarat

Sasan GirNational Parks and Sanctuaries:

  • Sasangir National Park
  • Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
  • Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Marine National Park
  • Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary

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