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Cities and Destinations in Gujarat

Gujarat is the 7th largest state and is located in the western part of India. It is one of the most popular tourist regions in the country. Gujarat offers scenic beauty from Great Rann of Kutch to the hills of Saputara. Also it is the one and only place to view pure Asiatic lions. Gujarat government has taken some effective steps to foster the tourism industry. In recent years there has been a significant growth in the number of tourist’s arrival to Gujarat. This has been contributing immensely growth to the state's economy.

Places to See in Gujarat


Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat and is named after Mahatma Gandhi. Some of the most regularly visited traveler destinations of Gandhinagar include Deer Park, Adalaj Ni Vav, Dinosaurs Park Akshardham Temple and Sarita Udyan.

Ahmedabad

On 22nd February, 1411, Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah. It is the capital of Gujarat and is home to most beautiful historical monuments. Some of the well-liked tourist hotspots of Ahmedabad are such as Gandhi Aashram, Kankaria Lake, Victoria Gardens, Bhadra Fort, Sidi Sayed Mosque and Vaishnodevi Temple.

Dwarka

Dwarka is supposed to be the place where Lord Krishna once resides. Dwarakadhish temple is the most well-known tourist attraction. One can also observe the meeting of River Gomati.

Porbandar

This is a place where messiah of calm Mahatma Gandhi was born. Porbandar harbours some excellent tourist spots such as Ram Krishna Mission, Shri Hari Mandir, Sudama Mandir and Chowpati.

Bhuj

Bhuj lies at a height of around 360 ft. Wildlife sanctuaries like Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary are the major tourist destinations of this place.

Vadodara

Vadodara was previously called as Baroda. It is the most inhabited city in Gujarat. The places of attraction for the tourist here are Kirti Mandir, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Makarpura Palace and Gandhi Nagar Gruh.

Pavagadh

The Mahakali Temple at Pavagadh is visited by numerous pilgrims every year. The other places that can be visited here are Machi Haveli, Raval Palace and Dudhia Tala.

Dholavira

Dholavira is another Indus Valley site that is situated in Kutch district. It ranks as the fifth largest Harappan site that was exhumed in India. According to archaeologists, this city procedures around 100 hectares. The water channels here reflect the sophistication of the early inhabitants.

Champaner

This region is situated at a distance of 47 km from Vadodara. Champaner is a historical city of Gujarat and was founded by Vanraj Chavda in the 8th century. Here the tourist will find three fortification bases that are known as Champaner, Pavagadh and Machi. The other tourist attraction that exists at Champaner are Delhi gate, Jambu Ghoda Gates Halol gate, Chhota Udepur and Laxmi Vilas Palace.

Surat

Surat region is located on the banks of Tapti River and is one of the greatest growing cities. Also it is considered as the center for silver and gold threadwork. The famous tourist attraction of this city is Dutch Garden, Sardar Patel Museum, the Surat Fort and Chintamani Jain Temple.

Rajkot

Rajkot is the fourth largest city of Gujarat that lies along the bank of Aji and Nyari River. It has some of the favorite tourist spots such as Lang Library, Watson Museum, Hashanshah Pir Dargah, Gebanshah Pir Dargah and Turkibapu's Dargah.

Anand

Anand city is well identified for the renowned 'Amul' dairy and its 'milk revolution'. This city of Gujarat is popularly recognized as the 'Milk Capital of India'. 'The Anand Agricultural University and National Dairy Development Board of India both are situated in the city. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Anand are such as Ranchhodrai Dakor Temple, Swaminarayan Mandir, Amul Dairy Museum, The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Flo Art Gallery and Veer Vithalbhai Patel Memorial.

Bhavnagar

The city of Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1723 AD. It has evolved into a major tourist destination. Also this city lies 228 km away from the capital city. Bhavnagar is the fifth largest city of Gujarat. Important tourist attraction of this place includes Nilambag Palace, Takhteshwar Temple and Bhav Vilas Palace.

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