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Tourist Places of Gujarat
Posted on: June 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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Tourist Places in Gujarat

Gujarat, the western state of India is a rich and prosperous state. Gujarat Tourism is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. The state of Gujarat is famous for its virgin awesome beaches, (as it has longest coastline), rich cultural heritage, it's historical significance, arts and craft works and various tourist places and pilgrimage sites. The vibrant Gujarat is basically an industrial state and is most renowned in Surat's Sarees and Gems industry, Jam Nagar's refinery, one of the largest refinery plants of the world, Anand's dairy industry (Amul) and Kutch's Pipavav and Mundra ship making industry.

However Gujarat is equally famous in Tourism Industry where lots of major tourist places attract the attentions of visitors. Some of those are: Gandhi Nagar's Akshardham, Dwarka's Dwarkadheesh, and Saurastra's Somnath Temples and Patan's 84 magnificent Jain temples.

Some top most interesting attractions of Gujarat are: Lothal's excavations, Vadodara's Laxmi Vilas palace, Surat's fort, Rajkot's Watson Museum, Kutch's beaches, the Gujarati culture and popular Dandiya and Garba folk dances. Gujarat is also famous for its delicious dishes and sweets. The Dandiya festival and Kite festival are the USP of Gujarat which are amongst the most exciting events of India.

Here is the list of some most attractive tourist destinations of Gujarat.

Ahmedabad Tourism of Gujarat

Ahmedabad is the largest city and one of the most favorite tourist destinations of Gujarat. Ahmedabad holds several attractive tourist places like Sabarmati Ashram, Bhadra Fort & Teen Darwaja, Jama Masjid, Tombs of Ahmed Shah his Queens, Sidi Saiyad's Mosque, Ahmed Shah's Mosque, Rani Rupmati's Mosque, Shaking Minarets, Hathee Singh Temple, Dada Hari Wav, Kankaria Lake, Sarkhej Roza, Rani Sipri Mosque and Sundarvan and Indora National Park etc.

Gandhi Nagar Tourism of Gujarat

Gandhi Nagar is the capital of Gujarat and amongst the most attractive tourist places like famous Akshardham Temple and Shamlaji temple etc.

Lothal Tourism of Gujarat

Lothal is one of the prime tourist attractions of Gujarat because of the finding of Harappan civilization ruins in this area. Lothal lies at Saragwala village in Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad District. Here, you can view the ruined town of Harappans.

Ambaji Tourism of Gujarat

Ambaji is a small town of Banaskantha district, primarily renowned for Ambaji temple. The Ambaji temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeth of Hindus where millions of devotees reach every year for offering prayer and worship. The other major tourist attractions of Ambaji are Gabbar and Koteshwar temple, Mangalaya Van (Garden), Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary and a famous heritage site 'Poshina' etc.

Mehsana Tour of Gujarat

The Mehsana district falls in the north Gujarat and amongst the major religious places to visit. Mehsana is the place of Jain Tirthankar. It is important for Buddhists too because the footprints of Lord Buddha has found in Vadnagar and Taranga Hills. Unjha, Becharaji and Modhra Sun Temple are famous religious places for Hindus. Mehsana is also famous for a ruined step well.

Patan Tour of Gujarat

Patan city of Gujarat is famous for Patola sarees, a special pattern of saree weaving and holds some marvelous tourist attractions like Rani Udayamati vav (step well) and the Sahastralinga Lake.

Surat  Tourism of Gujarat

Surat, the second largest city of Gujarat is one of the most interesting tourist destinations. Surat is basically famous for its textile and gems cutting industry, but it is also famous for several important tourist places to visit like Sanjan Memorial Column, Sanjan, European Tomb, Surat Castle, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum and Planetarium, Dandi village, Nargol beaches, Dandi beaches, Dumas beaches, Suvali beaches, and Tithal beaches etc..

The Peter Scott Nature Park, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Ranjitsagar Dam, and Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary are the national parks and sanctuaries of Gujarat. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors visit here for enjoying the wildlife fun. In the religious places, Parsi Agiari, Marzan Shami Roza, Chintamani Jain Temple, Mughalsarai, Vir Narmad Saraswati Mandir, Gopi Talav and Nav Sa'id Masjid, Rander and Jama Masjid, Navsari, Bilimora, Udvada etc. are the major places of worships.

Visit to Jamnagar of Gujarat

Jamnagar is an interesting place to visit and one of the major tourist destinations of Gujarat. Jamnagar is a coastal city of Gujarat that holds several small and big exotic beaches in the city like Jamnagar Beach and Balachari Beach etc. Moreover, it also contains some amazing tourist sites like Bhujiyo Kotho and Manekbai Muktidham, Museums like Lakhota Palace and Museum Gujarat Ayurvedic University and some religious places where thousands of devotees come every year.

Rajkot  Tourism of Gujarat

The Tourism in Rajkot city is the 4th largest city and one of the foremost tourist destinations of Gujarat. Here you can visit Jubilee Garden, the Rotary Dolls Museum, Gebanshah Pir Dargah, Hashanshah Pir Dargah, Turkibapu's Dargah, Swaminarayan Gurukul, Masonic Hall, Jam Tower, Race Course, Aji Dam, Ramakrishna Aashram, Shri Ranchhoddas Ashram, Swaminarayan Temple, Nageshwar Parswanath Jain Temple, Balkrishna Haveli, Ishwariya Temple and Garden, Mukti Dhama, Lal Pari Lake, and Randerda Lake etc.

Vadodara  Tourism of Gujarat

Vadodara Tourism is the third largest city of Gujarat and one of the most attractive tourist destinations of the state. Vadodara contains several incredible places to visit including Laxmi Vilas Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Makarpura Palace, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Kirti Mandir, Kirti Stambh, Nyay Mandir, Mandvi & Walled City, Khanderao Market, Aurobindo Ashram, EME Temple (Dakshinamurty Temple), Hazira Maqbara, Tambekarwada, Kala Ghoda, Anglo-Vernacular School now Music College, Juni Kothi, Central Jail, Kala Bhavan, Motibaug Palace, Sursagar Lake, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Sayaji Baug, Jubilee Baug, Lal Baug, and Sardar Baug museum etc.

Kutch Trip in Gujarat

The trip to Kutch region of Gujarat is full with several major tourist destinations such as Bhuj, Dholavira, Northwest Kutch, and Mandvi?Kutch. All these tourist destinations hold a wide range of tourist attractions like beaches, wildlife sanctuary, cultural and heritage spots, religious places and several examples of archaeological and architects. The major tourist places in Kutch region are: Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Ramkund Stepwell, Sharad Baug Palace, Royal Chhatardis Senotops, Bhuj, Kutch Museum, Hamirsar Lake, Koteshwar Temple, Lakhpat, Narayan Sarovar, Siyot Caves (Buddhist footprint), Vijay Vilas Palace, Navjivan Nature Cure Centre (Mandvi-Kutch) etc.

Places of Interest in Gujarat

Tour to Popular Beaches of Gujarat

Mandvi (Kutch), Somnath Beach (Somnath), Beyt Dwarka (Dwarka), Ahmedpur Mandvi (Somnath), Chorwad Beach (Somnath), Nargol (Surat), Okha Madhi (Dwarka), Miyani Beach (Porbandar) and Pingleshwar Beach.

Heritage Hotels in Gujarat

Balaram Palace Resort. Palanpur, Darbargadh, Poshina, Hotel Nilambag Palace, Bhavnagar, Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi, The House of Mangaldas Girdhardas, Ahmedabad, A Home for Nature Lovers, Jambughoda, Kusum Vilas Palace, Chhota Udepur, Rajvant Palace Resort, Rajpipala, Royal Oasis and Residancy, Wankaner, Vijay Vilas Palace, Vijaynagar, Garden palace, Balasinore, Gopnath Bunglow, Bhavnagar, Palace Utelia, Utelia, Sarita Mandvi Mahal, Chandod, Mandavada, Junagadh, Natwar Niwas Palace, Rajpipala, The Rajmahal Palace, Wadhwan, The Vijay Vilas Palace Hotel and Resort, Palitana, Riverside Palace /Orchard Palace, Gondal etc.

Forts and Monuments of Gujarat

Lakhota Fort (Jamnagar), Pavagadh Fort( Panchmahal District near Baroda), Uparkot Fort (Junagadh), Dabhoi Fort (Narmada Dam), Old Fort (Surat), Bhujia Hill Fort ( Bhuj), Ilva Durga ancient fort (Idar), Dhoraji Fort (Porbandar), Okha Fort (Dwarka), Zinzuwada Fort (Rann of Kutch).

Palaces in Gujarat

Vijay Vilas Palace (Mandvi Beach, Bhavnagar), Aina Mahal (Old Palace) and Prag Mahal (Bhuj, Kutch), Kusum Vilas Palace and Prem Bhavan Palace (Chotta Udepur), Navlakha Palace, Riverside Palace, Orchard Palace (Gondal), Dolat Nivas Palace (Idar), Art Deco Palace (Morbi), Digvir Nivas Palace, (Vansda, Surat), Laxmi Vilas Palace, Nazarbagh Palace, Makarpara Palace, Pratap Villa Palace (Baroda), Raj Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Vadhwan near Ahmedabad), and Ranjit Vilas Palace (Vankaner near Rajkot) etc.

Famous Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat

Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Sasangir Wildlife National Park, Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, Khavda, The Black Hills (Kalo Dungar), Chhari Dhand, Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Marine National Park, Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary etc.

How to Reach Gujarat?

The state of Gujarat is hub between North and South West India. Thus it is well connected to other parts of the country. Gujarat is a well-developed state and its major cities like Ahmedabad, Suart, Gandhidham, Rajkot, Vadodara, Mehsana, Porbandar, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar are well connected by all the three means of communications ? by air, by rail and by road. Rest of the big cities are connected via rail and road while some cities of coastal Gujarat is also connected with waterways.

Reaching Gujarat is not a tough task. You can take the service of any means of communication after deciding the path and destinations.

How to Reach by Air: The state of Gujarat has 10 airports including one international airport. Only Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad) is the sole airport that is well connected to most of the domestic airports of the country. The remaining 9 airports ? Bhavnagar Airport, Bhuj Airport, Jamnagar Airport, Kandla Airport (Gandhidham), Keshod Airport (Junagadh), Porbandar Airport, Rajkot Airport, Surat Airport, Vadodara Airport, and Mehsana Airport ? are domestic.

How to get there by Train:
Railway network is very strong in Gujarat state and Vadodara Railway Station is the busiest railway station of state. The other major stations of Gujarat are: Surat Railway Station, Ahmedabad Railway Station and Rajkot Railway Station. You can reach to your destinations by selecting the nearest railway stations.

How to Reaching by Road: Gujarat state is well connected by road from neighbouring states. The intrastate bus service is also very strong. The major bus stations of Gujarat are: Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Surat, Vapi, Vadodara (Baroda) and Rajkot etc.