Gujarat Tourism

Gujarat Tourism Vibrant Gujarat and Your Guide to Travel to Gujarat

Map of GujaratThe word of welcome in Gujarat is to be said as “Aavo Padharo” as it is here that these words ring truly and gregariously friendly, inviting and will entice you to come again and again.

Gujarat is famous as the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi often called a “Peace Prophet” as he promoted ahimsa (No Violence) even as a form of resistance. Ahmedabad saw some of the most notable achievements of the Mahatma, who preached against the discriminatory caste-system, fought for India’s freedom and self reliance including the use of indigenous products. His march from Ahmedabad to Dandi is said to have broken the back of the British rule in India.

Here in Gujarat you will discover centuries of history as spanning the geological core of the earth onto a fascinatingly vibrant future. Gujarat is unique in its geological and topographical landscape. From volcanic outporings through bedrock to fossil fields of indegenous dinosaurs; from the art of the neolithic cave painter to the stone masterpieces of a series of civilized architecture. Gujarat has it all.

Ancient cave paintings to historic murals, natural and man made caves. Art, history, music, culture, all dovetail within each other to form a wondrous matrix that is the culture axuberance of the people of the state.

Location: Westerjn tip of the India, Gujarat in World map.

Area: 196077 sq. km.

Population: 60383828 (As per 2011)

Capital: Gandhinagar

Religion: Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity

Time: GMT +5:30

Currency: Indian Rupee

Climate: Wet in the southern districts and Desertic in the north-west region

Winter: November to February (08 to 20 Celcius)

Summer: March to June (25 to 45 Celcius)

Monsoon: July to October (20 to 30 Celcius)

Districts: Ahmedabad, Amreli, Anand, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dahod, Dand, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch, Kheda, Mehsana, Narmada, Navsari, Panchmahal, Patan, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, Surendranagar, Tapi, Vadodara (Baroda), Valsad

Tourism hubs have been created which are Ahmedabad Metro, Surat, Vadodara, Rrajkot, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Kutch. These hubs are well equipped with the modern infrastructure, facilities and services in the areas of commerce, communication, connectivity, transportation, medical facilities etc.

What to See in Gujarat?
Forts, Palaces and Heritage Hotels. Since many an old centuries, Gujarat was a rich princely state not only in terms of Monarchy but also in taste and interest of architecture evident by the once rich and bustling Palaces and Heritage hotels and Havelis spread far and wide in all directions of Gujarat.

Handicrafts is a very important identity of tribe or community in Gujarat. It represents their legacy that has been preserved since ages and they flaunt it with pride. Many such forms can be seen in some distant villages of Gujarat and some fast progressing cities as well. Some exquisite handlooms also become a part of the new fashion trend and make a statement. These handicrafts are called as Bandhani, Weaving, Embroidery work, Block Printing, Woodcrafts, Hand Painted Fabric work, Mill work etc.

Gujarat is the dream of an explorer who quest for nature and wildlife. Gujarat possesses varied land forms with the dry deciduous forests, majestic grasslands, marine ecosystems, wetlands and rich moist deciduous forests. These habitats are home to rare wildlife inhabitants. The land of the legends is symbolically known for its wildlife icon of Lions that are found in the Gir reserve and happen to be a major attraction for tourists that make Gujarat. Many other things that make Gujarat unique is the First Marine reserve and the Asiatic wild ass.

Fairs and Festivals are an integrate part of Gujarati culture. It is said that in India everyday is a festival and specially in Gujarat, there is some or the other event on the go all round the year. That’s why it is called as Vibrant Gujarat for it is filled with many colorful and vibrant fairs and festivals in all the corner of the state. They are Uttarayan (Kite Flying Festival), Holi, Navratri, Diwali etc.

Gujarat has always been a master in art and architecture which is evident by the beautiful monuments and relics that are seen all across the state. One can very easily make out the taste people had for architecture and also how several communities made a mark on it in different time frames. They are Shaking Minarates (Zulta Minara), Adalaj Step Well, Sarkhej Roza at Ahmedabad, Champaner Mosque at Vadodara, Mahabat Khan Maqbara at Junagadh, Modhera Sun Temple (Surya Mandir), Queen’s Stepwell at Patan, Sidi Sayed Mosque at Ahmedabad, Ashok Edicts at Junagadh, Uperkot Fort at Junagadh, Jama Mosque (Jumma Masjid) at Ahmedabad, IIM-A Institute (IIM Ahmedabad), CEPT Campus at Ahmedabad, Laxmi Vilas Palace at Vadodara and many more.

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