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|
|Other Languages||:||English, Hindi and other Indian languages|
|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.|
|Currency||INR (Indian Rupees)|
Major Cities of Gujarat:
Ports in Gujarat:
Best Places to Visit in Gujarat Tourism:
|Sr. No.||Name of Place||City|
|1||Statue of Unity||Kevadiya|
|2||Laxmi Vilas Palace||Vadodara|
|3||Rani ki Vav||Patan|
|5||Champaner- Pavagagh Archaeological Park||Vadodara|
|7||Sidi Saiyyed Mosque||Ahmedabad|
|15||Vijay Vilas Palace||Mandvi|
Temple in Gujarat :
|Sr. No.||Name of Temple||City|
|2||Modhera Surya Mandir||Modhera|
|11||Chamunda Mataji Temple||Chotila|
|12||Palitana Jain Temple||Palitana|
|13||Hutheesing Jain Temple||Ahmedabad|
|15||Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan Temple||Vadodara|
|18||Ambika Niketan Temple||Surat|
Hill Station in Gujarat:
|Sr. No.||Name of Hill Station||City|
|2||Don Hill Station||Gadad, Ahwa Dang|
National Park in Gujarat :
|Sr. No.||Name of Park||City|
|1||Gir National Park||Gir Somnath|
|3||Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary||Bhuj|
|4||Bhavnagar Blackbuck National Park||Velavadar|
|5||Marine National Park||Kutch|
|6||Vansda National Park||Sapurata|
|7||Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary||Bhuj|
|8||Barada Hills Wildlife Sanctuary||Porbandar|
|9||Kutch Bustard Sanctuary||Kutch|
Camping Sites in Gujarat:
|Sr. No.||Name of Camp site||Located City|
|1||Dhanpari Eco Campsite||Vadodara|
|2||Kevdi Eco Campsite||Kevdi|
|3||Kilad Nature Education Campsite||Vansda|
|4||Mahal Eco Campsite||Dang Forest|
|5||Padamdungari Eco Camping||Unai, Vyara|
|6||Polo Monument and Vijaynagar Forest||Ahmedabad|
|7||Sagai-Malsamot Eco Campsite||Vadodara|
|8||Samot-Malsamot Eco Campsite||Vadodara|
|9||Vadhvana Wetland & Eco Campsite||Vadodara|
|10||Vishal Khadi Eco Campsite||Vadodara|
|11||Waghai Botanical Gardens||Waghai, Ahwa-Dang|
|12||Zarwani Eco Campsite||Vadodara|
|13||Kanjeta Eco Campsite||Vadodara|
Water Falls in Gujarat:
|Sr. No.||Name of Waterfall||Located City|
|1||Gira Water Falls||Saputara|
|2||Hathnimata Watar Falls||Panchmahal|
|4||Ninai Water Falls||Bharuch|
|5||Zarvani Water Falls||Bharuch|
|6||Zamzeer Water fall||Gir Somnath|
|7||Zanzari Water Fall||Dahegam|
|8||Gurumukh Water Fall||Songadh|
Beach in Gujarat:
|Sr. No.||Name of Beach||Located City|
|3||Nargoal Beach||Nargol, Valsad|
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