Gujarat Tourism, Tourist Places in Gujarat | Top 7 Fact to visit Gujarat

Gujarat Tourism:

About Gujarat:

Amitabh Bachchan is currently the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism. The ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ campaign by celebrity Amitabh Bachchan has increased tourism in Gujarat by 14 per cent per annum, twice that of national growth rate. Presently (2019) main attraction of Gujarat Tourism is Statue of Unity at Sardar Sarovar.

One of the largest states in India, Gujarat Tourism is a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. The enchanting scenic beauty, historical monuments, remnants of ancient civilizations, and picturesque beaches cast a spell that is hard to break.

It is also one of the only places to have a glimpse of Asiatic lions, free from captivity and in their natural habitat, at Gir National Park. Apart from that travelers visiting Gujarat also get to enjoy the unique folk dances and absolutely lip-smacking dishes of the state, famed the world all over.

Gujarat is one of the most diverse states in India. Gujarat derives its name from the word ‘Gujaratta’.Gujaratta means the land of gurjars. The gurjars  were a sub-tribe of the Huns who ruled the area Gujarat Map, Map of Gujarat during the 8th and 9th centuries AD.

Gujarat has always been a major centre for the Jains and some of its most interesting locations are the Jain Temple centres at Palitana and Girnar Hills. Besides the Jain temples, the state’s major attractions include the only habitat of the Asiatic Lions in India (Gir Forests), a desert ride at the Wild Ass Sanctuary and the beautiful Indo-Saracenic Architecture of Ahmedabad. The colourful tribal villages of Kutch make a visit unforgettable.

Gujarat is usually referred to as the Land of the Lions and Legends. It lies in the western part of India touching the Arabian Sea.

It is well known for its vibrant art and culture, along with the ever adorable Gujarati people. Besides being the home state of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, Gujarat has many other aspects worth knowing. Here are some interesting facts about Gujarat.

Gujarat is a home to incredible diversity due to its geographic and strategic location. Its Gujarati pride and rich cultural heritage is reflected in the arts, music, literature, religious traditions, cuisine, fairs and festivals of every city and place.

The Land of the Legends stands bordered by Pakistan and Rajasthan in the north east, Madhya Pradesh in the east, and Maharashtra and the Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the south. The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the west and the south west.

The history of Gujarat dates back to 3500 years. The Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilization can be known from the archaeological findings at Lothal near Dhandauka in Ahmedabad district and Razdi in Saurashtra.

The history of Gujarat flows through the dynamic kingdoms and principal states of Saurashtra. According to the legends, the Somnath shore temple was built by Soma, the moon god himself to mark the creation of the Universe.

The Lord Krishna’s kingdom was also built at Dwaraka in Gujarat. Gujarat was also present in the exploitation of the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka and his Rock Edicts can be seen near Junagarh.

A state with an amazingly varied topography ranging from the deep green of the dense forests to stark white at the salt plains.

Its 1660 kilometers coastline is home to some of the most unique marine species and geographical locations at the state makes it an ideal matrix, a melting pot of a vast variety of culture, people, places and history due to eons of migratory influences.

Along with all the migrations came in various ritual practices, cuisines, style of dresses, fairs and festivals, celebrations all of which were amalgamated and became a part of what this amazingly diverse state has to offer to you.

This was possible as a result of trade, commerce and the dexterity of the people of Gujarat to accept and take in and make a part of all who come in here for succour, conquest or trade.

Facts about Gujarat:

Area:1,96,024 sq km
Population:60.00 Lakh
Capital:Gandhinagar
Principal Language:Gujarati
Other Languages:English, Hindi and other Indian languages
Literacy Rate:79.31%
Rainfall:93.2 cm
Temperature:Summer: min 25 degrees to 45 dig’s
Winter: min 15 degrees to max 35 dig’s
Season:November to February
Eco System:Ranges from deserts, scrublands, grasslands, deciduous forests, and wetlands to mangroves, coral reefs, estuaries, and gulfs.
Time:GMT +5:30
CurrencyINR (Indian Rupees)

Major Cities of Gujarat:

Ahmedabad

Vadodara

Surat

Rajkot

Bhuj

Junagadh

Jamnagar

Ports in Gujarat: 

Kandla

Mandvi

Mundra

Sikka

Okha

Porbandar

Veraval

Bhavnagar

Salaya

Pipavav

Mahuva

Jafrabad

Hazira




Best Places to Visit in Gujarat Tourism: 

Historical Places:

Sr. No.Name of PlaceCity
1Statue of UnityKevadiya
2Laxmi Vilas PalaceVadodara
3Rani ki VavPatan
4DholaviraKutch
5Champaner- Pavagagh Archaeological Park Vadodara
6Prag MahalBhuj
7Sidi Saiyyed  MosqueAhmedabad
8Aaina MahalBhuj
9Sabarmati AshramAhemdabad
10Diu FortDiu
11Kirti Mandir Porbandar
12Uperkot FortJunagadh
13Panikota FortDiu
14Nilambaug PalaceBhavnagar
15Vijay Vilas PalaceMandvi

 

Temple in Gujarat : 

Sr. No.Name of Temple City
1Jain TempleChampaner-Pavagadh
2Modhera Surya MandirModhera
3Somnath TempleSomnath
4Dwarkadish TempleDwarka
5Akshardham TempleGandhinagar
6Ambaji TempleBanaskantha
7Kalikamata TemplePavagadh
8Hanuman TempleSarangpur
9Shamlaji TempleArvalli
10Jagannath TempleAhmedabad
11Chamunda Mataji TempleChotila
12Palitana Jain TemplePalitana
13Hutheesing Jain TempleAhmedabad
14Jalarambapa MandirVirpur
15Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan TempleVadodara
16Bahucharmata TempleBechraji
17Goga TemplePatan
18Ambika Niketan TempleSurat

 

Hill Station in Gujarat:

Sr. No.Name of Hill StationCity
1SaputaraSaputara
2Don Hill StationGadad, Ahwa Dang
3Wilson HillDharampur
4Pavagadh HillPavagadh
5Girnar HillJunagadh
6Kalo DungarKutch
7Arvalli RangeArvalli

 

National Park in Gujarat :

Sr. No.Name of ParkCity
1Gir National ParkGir Somnath
2Champaner-Pavagadh ParkPavagadh
3Kutch Desert Wildlife SanctuaryBhuj
4Bhavnagar Blackbuck National ParkVelavadar
5Marine National ParkKutch
6Vansda National ParkSapurata
7Narayan Sarovar SanctuaryBhuj
8Barada Hills Wildlife SanctuaryPorbandar
9Kutch Bustard SanctuaryKutch




Camping Sites in Gujarat:

Sr. No.Name of Camp siteLocated City
1Dhanpari Eco CampsiteVadodara
2Kevdi Eco CampsiteKevdi
3Kilad Nature Education CampsiteVansda
4Mahal Eco CampsiteDang Forest
5Padamdungari Eco CampingUnai, Vyara
6Polo Monument and Vijaynagar ForestAhmedabad
7Sagai-Malsamot Eco CampsiteVadodara
8Samot-Malsamot Eco CampsiteVadodara
9Vadhvana Wetland & Eco CampsiteVadodara
10Vishal Khadi Eco CampsiteVadodara
11Waghai Botanical GardensWaghai, Ahwa-Dang
12Zarwani Eco CampsiteVadodara
13Kanjeta Eco CampsiteVadodara

 

Water Falls in Gujarat:

Sr. No.Name of WaterfallLocated City
1Gira Water FallsSaputara
2Hathnimata Watar FallsPanchmahal
3Zarwani fallsRajpipla
4Ninai Water FallsBharuch
5Zarvani Water FallsBharuch
6Zamzeer Water fallGir Somnath
7Zanzari Water FallDahegam
8Gurumukh Water FallSongadh
9Girmal FallsSaputara

 

Beach in Gujarat:

Sr. No.Name of BeachLocated City
1Diu BeachDiu
2Tithal BeachTithal
3Nargoal BeachNargol, Valsad
4Dwarka BeachDwarka
5Sarkheswar BeachJunagadh
6Somnath BeachSomnath
7Dummas BeachSurat
8Mandvi BeachBhuj
9Ubhrat BeachSurat
10Jampor BeachDaman
11Ghogha BeachBhavnagar

 

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