What if we told you, that you could experience one of India’s longest coastline, largest white desert in the world, shore temples, the first national marine park in the country, primeval Buddhist caves, Asiatic lion’s habitat, forts from the Harappa civilization and handicrafts and handlooms from almost 4000 years ago, all in the same state where you are holidaying! Doesn’t it sound like a paradise for tourists? Gujarat Tourism provides all that and much more!
Gujarat, a state in western region of India is a blend of culture, nature, heritage and traditions and must definitely be on your bucket list if you love to travel and explore such places. The strength of this state lies in the diverse and intriguing way of life by the people in this region. To the north-west border of the state lies Pakistan, Arabian sea in the South West, Maharashtra in the South, Rajasthan on the north and Madhya Pradesh in the east of Gujarat. In India, Gujarat is the seventh largest state in terms of land area. It is an amalgamation of various cultures and traditions of India. Gujarat is famous for its heritage tourism with its many forts, mansions, stepwells and other eco-friendly tourists’ places such as deserts, waterfalls and jungles. This state is also highly honoured and respected as it is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The great Father of the Nation was born in the year 1869 in Porbandar which has now become a major tourist spot in the state where people come to visit his Ashram and place of birth. The various pot-pourri of celebrations of culture and festivals makes holidaying in this state a vivid experience. The Best Time to Visit Gujarat is between November to February as then the climate will be pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.
The capital of Gujarat is Gandhinagar which is also one of the top tourist cities in the region. This state is divided in to various regions based on its cultural, historical and geographical topographies. Saurashtra and Kutch is on a peninsular region which is part desert and part marshland. Due to the long coastline in this state there have been many invited and uninvited guests from foreign lands into Gujarat such as Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese and Parsis’ who have invariably left an imprint on this states culture and diversity. Millions of visitors throng this state for its heritage, natural beauty, Ayurveda centres and other vibrant tourist spots which are a blend of modern and traditional style.