Places to visit in Gujarat
Gujarat, a very colorful state of India and is one of the most developed states of India. Gujarat is located in western India and covers the area of 196,024 square kilometers. This state is having the fertile land in south part divided by the few rivers, the mountains in the west part and the mudflats in the northern part which adjoins Thar Desert. Gujarat is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi – the father of nation of India. The sign of the civilizations at Gujarat are from 3000 to 1500 BC. Gujarat was also the part of great Mauryan kingdom during 3rd century BC ruled by King Ashoka. After getting independence Gujarat was the part of Bombay state, however in 1960 Bombay state was divided and new state Gujarat was formed comprising western and northern areas those were the dominated by Gujarati speaking people.
Gujarat is an extremely important tourist destination in India. The Lothal of Gujarat is having the unparalleled sites of the ancient Harappan civilization – that is one of the best civilizations in the world. The largest city of Gujarat Ahmedabad offers the unique examples of Indo-Sarcenic architectures. Palitana of the state is welcoming with its marvelous temples built in Jain styles. Whereas the Junagadh shows the Buddhist caves and the Rajput architecture is spread throughout the Gujarat.
Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat state.
Ahmedabad has few famous museums of India including Calico textile Museum which is considered as the finest textile museum in the world. The walled city of Ahmedabad is the testimony of its rich heritage of the crafts because the women here walk by in the dazzling embroidered clothes & the flashing ethnic jewellery of the silver. The traditional Ahmedabad city combines the mosques of the inspired workmanship, the wooden Jain temples and the unique step wells & the homes which have ornately carved balconies of wooden & the window screens.(Rajkot Vadodara & Surat famous city in Gujarat)
The beaches of Gujarat state are the loveliest. Gujarat is well gifted with them and amongst those beaches Ahmedpur Mandvi is the most popular and the main attraction of it is its ethnic beach resort . While staying at Gujarat’s beaches, a tourist can have exotic vacations along with bird watching and cultural tour .
If somebody would like to have a look on the various Indian tribes, then Gujarat comes as the prominent destination. The Kutch region of the state is very popular as ‘the abode of the Indian tribes’. The words of the human being are unable to express the cultural richness and the unique heritage of the tribes in Gujarat. Being in contact with the most civilized world and still are able to preserve the ancestral culture and traditions is very remarkable task. These tribes are excellent in making the superb handicrafts and textiles. A tine area like Banni has so many different embroidered designs and patterns that are the eye-catching and finest workmanship a person may ever witness in his life. Even the tribes of Gujarat follow their lifestyles and the people have the capacity to live and enjoy their life happily.
Gujarat also has the rich wildlife and bird species. It is considered as the paradise for the wildlife lovers. Gujarat is the home of highly endangered Asian lion at Gir National Park, the wild ass at Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary and the Indian bustard. One can also fine the four horned antelope in Gujarat known as Chowsingha. In Gujarat there are interesting birds sanctuaries spread in the state and have the beautiful maritime park.
Gujarat is also very important place for the pilgrims all over the world. Dwarka is one of the most sacred places for Hindus and has an important place in the history associated with Lord Krishna. Somnath temple of the state has one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Apart of these temples Gujarat has world famous Modhera Sun temple and various other Hindu and Jain temples.
The above mentioned destinations and attractions are merely the small list of the tourist sites in the state. However, Gujarat has much to offer its visitors, so come and explore the treasures of Gujarat.