Location: Western India. The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea, as well as the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west.
Language: Gujarati, Romani, Kutchi, Sindhi, Marathi, Bhili, Gamit, English, Marwari, Sindhi,
Religion: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism
Best Time to Visit Gujarat: November to February.
Summer (March to September): 27°C -35° C
Winter (October to February): 12°C -29° C
World's largest white desert, India's longest coastline, shore temples, the habitat of Asiatic lions, countries first marine national park, ancient Buddhist caves, Harappan citadels more than 4,000 years old and handicrafts and handlooms trail.. sounding like a tourist paradise? Gujarat has all the reasons on this earth to be on every traveller bucket list. Culture, heritage and nature blend together to form the western Indian, Gujarat, home of nature and history. The cultural abode of tourists, the strength of Gujarat lies in its diversity and fascinating way of life.
Gujarat borders Pakistan to the north-west, the Arabian Sea to the south-west, Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east; Gujarat is the seventh largest state of India by area. The state is an electric mixture of different cultures and traditions, showcasing the traditions of the real India. From heritage tourism in the form of the forts, stepwells, mansions to the eco-tourism places like waterfalls, deserts, jungles, Gujarat is an enchanting centre of India. Gujarat is as rich in attractions as it is in stirring symbolism. In more recent times, Gujarat is revered as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, the 'Father of the Nation', who was born at Porbandar, in 1869. Add to it the celebrations and cultural potpourri brought by various festivals, one could not ask more from tours to Gujarat during this time. Gujarat conjures up so many vivid images and reality lives up to that.
Gujarat is divided into different regions based on geographical, cultural or historical criteria- an industrial corridor running from north to south, a peninsula known as the Saurashtra and Kutch, which is partly a desert and slightly a marshland. Gujarat's long coastline has lured many foreign invaders and seafarers through the ages for trade purpose. Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch as well as Parsis fleeing their native Iran, have left their mark on Gujarat's culture.
From heritage to waterfalls to Ayurveda to adventure, Gujarat's vibrant outlook and cultural diversity attract millions of visitors throughout the year. With a beautiful blend of tradition and modern approach, Gujarat is a great escape for the holiday season.
Major Tourism Cities in Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Amreli, Anand, Aravalli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Botad, Chhota Udaipur, Dahod,Dang, Dwarka, Gandhinagar, Gir, Somnath, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch, Kheda, Mahisagar, Mehsana, Morbi, Narmada,Navsari, Patan, Panchmahal, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Somnath Gir, Surendranagar, Surat, Tapi, Vadodara, Valsad.
What to See in Gujarat:
|Forts||National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries||Stepwells||Palaces||Temples|
|Lakes||Waterfalls||Golf Course||Ayurvedic Center||Fairs & Festivals|