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Experience the Untouched Delightful – Gujarat

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Gujarat, the Land of the Legends, is the most diverse States in India. Gujarat features a wonderful picturesque landscape.

The state boasts of a rich architectural heritage like historical forts, impressive palaces and havelis. The Temple of Somnath, in Junagarh district, Sarkhej Roza, Jhulta Minar and Sidi Sayed Jali in the heart of Ahmedabad are wonders of medieval architecture.  Laksmi Vilas Palace, Naulakha Palace, Aina Mahal, Sabarmati Ashram, Tribal Museum, Somnath Temple, Dwarka Temple, and Sahasralinga Talav are must visit in gujrat .

For adventure seekers, Gujarat offers an exotic range of wildlife.

Geography - Spread across an area of 196,024 sq km, Gujarat is divided into three major regions: The Peninsula, The Kutch and The mainland. Gujarat, the westernmost state of India, is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, Pakistan and Rajasthan in the north and north-east respectively, Madhya Pradesh in the south east and Maharashtra in south. The geography of Gujarat is endowed with 1600 km long coastline; the longest coastline in India. The major rivers flowing through the state include Narmada, Sabarmati, and Mahi in central and northern Gujarat; Mithi, Khari, Bhadar, Shetrunji and Bhogavo in Saurashtra and Tapi, Purna, Ambika, Auranga and Damanganga in the southern part of the state. Gujarat's geography also has a number of national parks and sanctuaries. Some of the important national parks of the state are Gir Forest National Park, Blackbuck National Park, Vansda National Park and Marine National Park. Gir Forest National Park is the only habitat of the Asiatic Lions.

History - Gujarat gets its name from "Gujjar Rashtra", the land of the Gujjars.  The main history of Gujarat originates from the days of Alexander, The Great, capturing after Egypt, Palestine, syira, and Babal, reached the territories of south west regions of them India (Now Pakistan Areas) and conqured those top. He crossed the Jehlum River in the night and defeated Raja Poras in a historical battle. After Alexander's death several other alines have also attacked and ruled over Gujarat.The British Raj got a toehold in the region in the year 1803. The Union Jack consolidated its rule by 1827. The East India Company resurrected the principal trading post of Surat before transferring the administrative seat to Bombay (now Mumbai)    .

Culture - There is never a dearth of things to do in this vibrant Indian state which is a melting pot of culture and traditions. Gujarat has a rich tradition of song, dance and drama. The people of Gujarat are very simple and live life to the fullest.

In Gujarat, Music is speech of angels.Gujarat is a land of traditions. Festivity spirit continues all round the year as spirituality is in every breath of the Gujarati soul.   Ras, Garba, and Bhavai that are popular Gujarati folk dance forms, have their origin to the ancient period of Lord Krishna. Some other popular folk dance forms include Tippani Nritya, Siddi dance, Padhar Nritya, Dangi Nritya and other local tribal dances. Gujarati food is primarily vegetarian.  Gujarati food truly reflects the heart of the state.  Rotli (Chapati/Puri), Shaak (Subzi/Vegetables/Curries), Mithai (Sweets), Rice and Dal are parts of Standard Gujarati Thali (Meal) in Restaurants.

Gujarati handicrafts, which are famous worldwide, are also an integral aspect of the culture of Gujarat . It is famous for jewelry, textiles, crafts and embroidery work. You can find people wearing colorful clothes with lots of mirror work and laces. Ornaments made of beads are also famous here. All these reflect the lively culture of this state.

Language – Gujrati, Hindi, English is well known by the people of Gujarat.

Additional Info

Population 50, 596, 992
Area 196,024 sq km
Capital Gandhinagar
Languages Spoken Gujarati
District 25
People Per Sq. km 258
Best Season October - March
  • Ahmedabad
  • Rajkot
  • Jamnagar
  • Dwarka
  • Somnath Veraval
  • Sasan Gir
  • Junagadh


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