Located on the western coast of India, Gujarat has become a big spot for tourism in recent years. Earlier not very much people know about Gujarat and its beauty but after the successful ad campaign by great Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan with golden words “Kuch din to gujariye Gujarat mein”, the interest of tourists is growing in this state. There is great diversity in this state with diverse attraction such as wildlife, temples, architecture and a lot more. If you are searching for the place to spend your holidays then I recommend you must visit Gujarat. It is worthy to visit here.
To explore Gujarat and its beauty, we bring you with this list of some famous and most worthy places which is must visit if you are in Gujarat. Let’s begin….!
1. Ahmedabad City
Ahmedabad, a growing city is popular for its glorious past and also for famous for the industrial and educational hotspot. Ahmedabad is one of the most important and oldest cities of Gujarat. It is growing as tourists spot with its remarkable temples, museums, lakes, classy market and history attached to it. Ahmedabad, located on the banks of Sabarmati river and the former capital of Gujarat, attract tourists through its delicious food, old culture, and great hospitality. Ahmedabad is a great spot to visit.
Dwarka, the homeland of Lord Krishna, is the place of holiness. As the name suggests, it is the place of temples and worship. Dwarka is the only city that is part of Char Dham (four principal holy places) as well as Sapta Puris (seven holy cities) as mentioned in Hindu religion. For this, it attracts thousands of pilgrims every year all around the world. Beachside and seashores is another major attraction for tourists. Dwarka is also known as the city to heaven. You must visit Dwarka, you will learn more about the Hindu religion and culture.
Kutch, the White Desert of India, is an island in tortoise’s shape. It is one of most beautiful place in India. The vast expanses of white salt desert in the Rann of Kutch is the most beautiful thing to experience in Kutch. wherever you see as far as one can, only land of pure white desert is the amazing experience. The best time to visit Kutch is winter because in winter its beauty is on its high peak when Rann Festival held between December-February. A festival of cultural programmes, camp settlements, adventure activities and a lot more extend its beauty to extreme.
4. Gir National Park
Gir National Park, the land of Asiatic Lions, is one of the major attraction of Gujarat. Gir provides you with diverse species of birds, flora and fauna. Gir is the only remaining home of Asiatic lions that are extinct from all places. It contains 411 lions, about 2375 species of fauna with 38 species of mammals, over 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and over 2000 species of insects. If you are nature lover than you must visit Gir.
5. Somnath Temple
Another important pilgrimage destination in Gujarat, Somnath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotilinga (Shrine of Lord Shiva) in India. It is located in a small town of Gujarat’s Junagarh district. The history of this temple is also quiet interesting and amazing to explore. The main festival of Lord Shiva, Mahashivratri, is celebrated here with full enthusiam and excitement. It is the great place for people who loves to visit temple.
6. Rani Ki Vav
As the name says it is a stepwell built by the queen of Bhemdeva, Udayamanti. The stepwell has seven levels of stairs going down and contains more than 500 sculptures and over 1,000 minor ones. It has its own glorious history which is worthy to explore. It has images of Hindu god and goddess over its several walls. This is a great place for history lovers. To enjoy the real beauty of this place, visit here in winter so that you can experience many light shows and cultural events and exhibition during Rani ki Vav festival.
7. Sun Temple
One of the most spectacular temples, Sun Temple is located in the peaceful village of Modhera. The 11th century’s built this temple is devoted to Surya, the Sun. The temple consists of a chiseled stepped tank, big assembly hall, and the main shrine. This temple is worthy to visit.
Junagadh, a city of history of Indo-Islamic architecture, is the best place to exlore more about Indian history. It is close to the Girnar Hills and the Gir National Park. The town of Junagadh gleams with historical significance with many historical monuments. Junagadh is one of the recommended place to visit in Gujarat.
9. Marine National Park
Another great place for the nature lover, Marine National Park, located on the coast of a way to Dwarka, is first of its kind in whole India. The park is the homeland of diverse aquatic and bird life. It is made up of 42 islands out of which 33 are ringed with coral reef. Different species of birds and aquatic animals are found here.
10. Statue of Unity
Statue of Unity is a memorial to one of India’s great leader, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, the one who unite all provinces after independence into one country. The height of the statue is 182 metres that is the tallest statue in the world. Located by the banks of river Narmada, the statue is the symbol of unity. Tourists come all across the globe to see the statue. The statue has become great spot for tourism. You must visit there if you are in Gujarat.
So here it ends. There are many more places to visit in Gujarat, but these are the places which are must to visit. If you want to give any suggestion, comment down below in comment box…!