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Home :: Indian Tourist Destinations :: Gujarat

Gujarat


Introduction
Asiatic Lions Gujarat is dotted with many beautiful and colourful places. Its lavish green forests, cascades, plains hill ranges and exotic traditional villages all give panoramic view of the Indian life. The second-most industrialized state after Maharashtra is much known as the perfect blend of traditional and modern life styles. Gujarat is one the most flourishing states in India. In spite of its dying textile industry some of the world's best dress materials are still found only in Gujarat. Its rich culinary expertise can be seen in the different delicious Cuisines which includes Dhokla, Khandavi, Khaman, Khakhara, Shakkarpara, Muthia, Bajri Vada and Bajri Dhebra. Outside Africa Gujarat is also the one and only place where fast disappearing Asiatic Lions resides in their natural abode. If any one want to visit Gujarat there will be more then one reason to visit Gujarat. It has few important holly places. Archaeologists find that Gujarat was the base of Indian Civilization even before 5000 Years.

Gujarat Cities :
Ahmadabad   |   Junagadh   |   Gandhinagar   |   Vadodara /Baroda

Girnar Temple » Ahmadabad - As the former capital of Gujarat and the Textile Capital of India Ahmadabad is a important city. It is place where one will find a multilingual, and multiracial society. This sixth largest city of the country also known for its association with the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. !15th centuries Indo-Saracenic style of architectures are worth of seeing.

» Junagadh - Situated in the Former Saurashtra this city is rich with myths, fables and folklore. It was the capital of several dynasties of rulers such as Mauryas, Greeks, Kshtrapas and Guptas. Junagadh Fort in Junagadh is an attractive tourist destination. Due to the proximity of the Gir forest one can see here lions are roaming freely. Junagadh is the abode of famous Gujarati saint-poet, Narsimha Mehta. Ancient temples, museums, palaces and caves- every monument will remind you of the grandeur of the Nawabs who once ruled Junagadh. The Girnar Temple and the famous rock edicts of Ashoka are two popular attractor.

» Gandhinagar - Situated on the west bank of the Sabarmati river,Gandhinagar, is India's second well planned city after Chandigarh. In order to reform states based on language then Bombay had been remade as Maharashtra Gujarat in 1960.Temporarily Ahmadabad became the capital Of Gujarat,But in 1965 in the name of the Gandhiji,Gandhinagar- anew capital of Gujarat had been developed. Bithal Bhai Patel Bhawan or Assembly house enclosed by the lake is unique. Narmada Bhawan, Sardar Bhawan are unparallel. Sarita Udyan is an ideal picnic spot. There is also a Deer park near it. Akshardham or the Cultural Complex is a new attraction to the city. Swaminaraynan Temple also attracts tourist with its luster.

» Vadodara /Baroda - Today's Vadodara city has gone repeatedly under change of name. Former Baroda has now become Vadodara which means banyan tree. In the long past this place was known as the Birkshetra or Birabati. From the very beginning of the civilizations Baroda's air is full of art and cultural achievements. The Contribution of the Vadodara Gharana in Indian Classical Music is really Great.

Holiday Options
For the Holidays Gujarat can be very good option. The famous Gir National Park,is situated in Gujarat. This is home to the famous Asiatic lions. Blackbuck National Park (Bhavnagar), Vansda National Park (Navsari) and Marine National Park (Jamnagar) are the other national parks. Besides this national parks there are 21 wildlife sanctuaries as well can be found in Gujarat. Gujarat offers a exciting view of wild life. For the spiritual minded people Somnath, Palitana, Dwarka, Modhera Sun Temple,ISKCON Temple are some of the Prime visiting places .


Major Airport / Railway Station:
» By Air - Being one of the most prosperous Sates of India Gujarat has 10 domestic airports. It also has an international airport at Ahmadabad.
» By Train - Gujarat has a good Internal and external railway network.

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