Gujarat is one of the states in India that is known for its cultural and historical relevance. The state was one of the major trade centres of India, and is a complete package of tourist places for a tourist. From beautiful beaches and scenic places to temples, forts and palaces, there is something that you will find interesting in Gujarat.
Some of the major tourist attractions of Gujarat include Mandvi Beach, Chorwad Beach, Somnath Beach, the Jain temples at Girnar hills, Ambaji temple, etc. Amongst the other attractions.
The state is also known for its colourful festivals that attract travellers and tourists alike. Some of the festivals that are not to be missed include Navratri, Rann Utsav, Shamlaji melo, Vautha Mela, International Kite Festival, Modhera Dance Festival and Bhavnath Mahadev Fair.
Let us take you to some of the must visit tourist places in Gujarat that make the state one of the best tourism hubs of India.
Dwarka, which was earlier known as Dwaravati in Sanskrit, is one of the most ancient cities in India. Believed to be the abode of Lord Krishna, Dwarka is the only city that is one of the Char Dhams (four important holy places) and also among the Sapta Puris (seven holy cities) as mentioned in religious texts.
Gandhinagar is one of the best planned cities in India. The Adalaj stepwell is one of the most beautiful attractions of the place. The city is named after Gandhiji, the Father of The Nation, and is also popular for its Akshardham temple and numerous institutions in various fields of study.
Great Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh in Kutch district of Gujarat. It is one of the largest salt deserts of the world, and definitely a place not to miss in the state.
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One of the fastest growing cities in India, Ahmedabad is a city of contrasts too. If one part of the city is flourishing and rich in its industrial growth, the other part is known for its spiritual growth and ashrams. When there are noisy and crowded areas within the city limits, you can also find calm and peaceful areas here. Akshardham, Auto World, Gandhi Ashram and Kankaria Lake are some of the attractions here.
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Somnath is one of the popular pilgrimage sites in Gujaray. Known for the famous Jyotirlinga shrine of the place, the other attractions of the city include Sana caves, Somnath beach, Mahakali Temple, Sun Temple and Veraval.
Surat is a place of great historical significance. Later, the city also became a trade centre and a commercial hub of activities. Chintamani Jain temple, Surat Castle, Dumas Beach, Tithal, Bilimora and Udvada are some of the attractions not to be missed here.
Rajkot is one of the places that takes you to the British era with its monuments that still exist since the British rule in India. Some of the attractions here are the Lang Library, Cannaught Hall, Kaba Gandhi no Delo, Watsoon Museum and Bangdi Bazaar.
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