The state of Gujarat is a land rich in history with culture, tradition and heritageThe beauty of Gujarat will surprise you with its UNESCO heritage sites, religious places, parks with Asian lions, Char Dham temples, museums, the great white desert Rann of Kutch, the Statue of Unity and Gandhian heritage sites.
The state of Gujarat, located in the western part of India, is a land rich in history with culture, tradition and heritage.
Gujarat is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India thanks to its UNESCO heritage sites, religious places, parks with Asian lions, Char Dham temples, museums, the great white desert Rann of Kutch, the Statue of Gandhian heritage sites and units. The wealth of history, heritage and culture of the state of Gujarat will overwhelm you on your first visit!
Gujarat borders Pakistan to the northwest, the Arabian Sea to the southwest, Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east; Gujarat is the seventh largest state in India by area. The state is a mixture of different cultures and traditions, which show the traditions of real India.
To the already rich treasure of tourist attractions of Gujarat are added the more recent ones. One of these is the Statue of Unity, 597 feet high, it is the largest statue in the world.
Some of the attractions surrounding the statue are the butterfly garden, the cactus garden, the craft shops and the mirror maze.
Another is the Sardar Patel Zoological Park, located just 3 kilometers from the Statue of Unity. It is popularly known as Jungle Safari Park. Unlike other parks, it was created in an open design. The park is home to animals imported from around the world. There are more than 5 lakh plants in the zoo. The largest aviary in the world is also located here. The aviary is made up of about 500 birds belonging to 30 species. The birds are displayed in 2 sections: Exotic and Indian.
There are around 500 birds belonging to 30 species in the aviary, as well as 30 types of plants and grass for their food. Guidelines will also be provided to children and adults upon entering the aviary. There are 2 sections showing the birds: Exotic and Indian.
Some tourist attractions to visit in Gujarat:
Dasada is the reference point for birdwatchers thanks to the Dasada Bird Sanctuary, where you can admire beautiful and rare birds.
Somnath Temple is one of the holiest religious places for Hindus. This important pilgrimage destination is one of Lord Shiva's twelve Jyotirlinga. Pilgrims visit this temple as it is one of the places of Char Dham Yatra. Millions of devotees seek the blessings of Lord Shiva in Somnath every year.
According to Hindu mythology, the God of the Moon known as Soma built this temple entirely with gold to pay homage to the glory of the Lord.
Strategically located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, the temple was destroyed by many invaders and rebuilt several times. After India's independence, the temple became a pilgrimage destination.
Gir National Park (home of the Asiatic lions)
Gir National Park covers an area of 1412 square kilometers in the Saurastra region, the park was mainly dedicated to the conservation of the Asian lion. The Gir has evolved as a stable ecosystem thanks to its richness of wide biodiversity with 600 different plant species, 2000 insect species and more than 36 mammal species and over 300 reptile species.
The dry deciduous forest covering large tracts plays a vital role in maintaining the temperate climate in this region.
Bhuj is a city in the state of Gujarat located on the edge of the White Desert, the salt desert that extends to neighboring Pakistan.
The surroundings of Bhuj are characterized by numerous villages with inhabitants dedicated to crafts (especially embroidery).
Saputara and the Vansda National Park
Saputara is a picturesque hill station famous for its lush green forests, rolling mountains, dazzling waterfalls, dreamy winding roads, livid landscapes, and the many enchanting enchanting places to spend time to relax. Saputara's main attraction is the beautiful Vansda National Park. Paradise for botanists and wildlife lovers, the place is home to over hundreds of different and unique varieties of flora and fauna. The Ambika River flows along its northeastern border and most of the park falls under the drainage basin.
Rajkot, a former princely capital of the Saurashtra region, attracts tourists for its gardens, museums and colonial buildings as well as for good food that can be enjoyed in restaurants.
Dwarka is one of the seven sacred places to Hindus, but it is also one of the four sacred abodes, along with Badrinath, Puri and Rameshwaram. The city is therefore a very important pilgrimage site.
Dwarka is part of the legends connected to Lord Krishna, in fact it is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. The Dwarkadhish temple with its ghats, also known as Jagat Mandir, is the most famous in the city.
Junagadh is a quiet town on the Kathiawar Peninsula in the state of Gujarat in India. The impression is not that of being in the India we imagine, but in any case in a fascinating country, where people are genuinely friendly. This area is in fact affected by the influences of neighboring Pakistan
The city which literally means "Ancient Fort" is dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, mosques and many other historical structures. This historic city was ruled by the Babi Nawab until India's independence. The Junagadh Nawab is said to have wanted to dissolve the entire province with Pakistan after the partition but since the majority of the population was Hindu, Nawab had to leave his principality and flee to Pakistan.
Junagadh has many tourist attractions like Gir National Park and some of the wonderful historical monuments like Mahabat Ka Maqbara, Ashokan Rock Eddict etc.
Dwarven temple of Lord Krishna
Welcome to the holiest place for Hindus around the world. Located on Gomti Creek, the most beautiful temple in India believed to have been built by the grandson of Lord Krishna "King of Dwarka" himself. The temple is famous solely for its exquisitely carved architecture.
It is said that Lord Krishna settled in Dwarka with his Yadava (Yaduvanshi). Apparently rising from the Arabian Sea, the entire island of Dwarka is believed to have been submerged by the sea and its recent architecture supports this theory. Even more interesting, the ancient Kingdom of Lord Krishna was the capital of the state of Gujarat. The celebration of the Krishna Janmastami festival is the main attraction of Dwarkadhish.
Ahmedabad is the fifth largest city in India and was the former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. The city is known for the rich culture which can be appreciated from historical monuments, exquisite architecture. The city was founded by King Karnadev in the 11th century. As for the tourist attractions to visit in Ahmedabad, the most important are Bhadra Fort, temples, mosques, well built historical monuments and the most important Mahatma Gandhi Ashram known as Sabarmati Ashram. The main attraction of the city that draws the attention of tourists from all over the world is the modern Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar.
A beautiful small island with a coastal length of 21 km, it offers a wonderful holiday destination. If you are looking for a place to relax by the sea, after visiting the Gujarat region, away from the crowded places, Diu is the right place for you.
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