The world’s largest white desert and the India’s biggest coastline is what make Gujarat one of the richest states in the country. If come to the Geographical description of Gujarat then it is interesting to the note that the Pakistan border is present in north-west of the state, while on the south-west of the state lies Arabian Sea. Then on the north the largest state of Rajasthan is situated while on south lies the Maharashtra with Madhya Pradesh towards its East Gujarat is the seventh largest state in India.
The blend of numerous cultures and traditions, Gujarat clearly depicts the belief in unity of India. With the correct combination of the heritages sites including Forts, Mansions, Step-wells and the natural beauty like waterfalls, deserts, wildlife sanctuaries Gujarat becomes a magnet to the tourists and becomes the centre of attraction in India. With the perfect blend of the traditional and modern trends this state speaks to the people and attracts more and more tourists. With the perfect traditional values it depicts the clear picture of the culture of India but along side with the increasing business opportunities and industrial development it also carries out the image of development going on in the Country.
On this note, Gujarat is the place where the person can experience the perfectly organised and discretely designed infrastructure of flora and fauna by nature itself along with many interesting historical places and wildlife experiences. So, looking for the place to see how nature blends with the development? This is the place for you!
The major cities of Gujarat that mostly attracts the tourists are: Ahmadabad, Amreli, Aanand, Aravli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Botad, Bhavnagar, Chhota Udiapur, Dahod, dang, Dwarka along with these cities many more cities like Gandhinagar, Gir, Somnath, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch, khedha and many more also have a magnetic effect on the tourists.
When it comes to Gujarat, the perfect picture of the combination of Natural Beauty, History and Religious Traditions is what comes in mind. The rich city of Gujarat invites loads of tourists every year to experience the rich culture of India along with the picture of development going on in the country.
10 Places to not miss if you are in Gujarat:
If you are in Gujarat, the some places you should definitely visit includes Somnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath; Akshardham Temple, Ahmadabad; Sabarmati Asharam (home of Great Mahatma Gandhi), Ahmadabad; White Desert, Bhuj; Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka; Kankaria Temple, Ahmadabad; Sabamati Riverfront, Ahmadabad; Adalaj Step-well
, Ahmedabad; Laxmi Vilas Palace
, Vadodara; Auto World Vintage Car Museum
, Ahmedabad; Swaminarayan Akshardham
, Gandhinagar; Great Rann of Kutch
, Kutch; VR Surat
, Surat; Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
and many more.
Culture and Traditions:
The city of Gujarat is not only the place of rich history but along with that the perfect demonstration of the India’s culture and beliefs lies here. The famous dance style Dandiya
Raas that is the folk dance of Gujarat is the most romantic and energetic dance form that is usually performed while celebrating the festival of Navratri. This very dance form is rooted from the time when Lord Krishna played raas leela on the shores of Yamuna.
One of the graceful dance forms Garba originated from the very land of Gujarat is usually enjoyed by the females of the state in reverence to Goddess Ambaji. While women of state enjoy the Garba the men are not sitting back with th enthusiastic Dance form of Garbi, that was usually performed when the men returned from the battle and were celebrating their win
The cultural dress up of the men and women is what attracts the tourists the most the embroideried Ghagra Choli with the work of mirrors on it presents the grace in the women of Gujarat while the beautiful attire of dhoti kurta that is kehkediyo, churidaar and turban pictures the men with the different admiration. If you are having any interest in jewellery well! Get ready to admire the beauty of the kalakari embedded on necklaces, bracelets and anklets.
On the very note of culture, the state is clear demonstration of the unity in the country with the population of every religion are living in the same state with same rights, be it Maharashtrian, Punjabi, Gujarati.
The popular saying “Surat ka Jaman aur Banaras ka Maran” meaning dining at Surat and Dying at Varanasi opens the gate to heaven. One of the most amazing things to travel to Gujarat is the exquisite taste of its cuisines. The mouth watering vegetarian dishes that are perfected by the people of Gujarat with perfect blend of sweet and salty makes it a perfect destination for food lovers. If you want to taste the Gujarati Food then one of the best thing to do is to order in the Gujarati Thali in which you can taste every special dish they have to offer. The useof mustard seeds, turmeric, Pounded red chillis, cumin and coriander in all the dishes creates it own particular blend of taste and trust me! Your taste buds are going to remember the flavour forever.
Once, you are in the state you got to try the snacks like Farsans (the green vegetable), Tuber or Gourd Shaak (main courses with vegetables and spices mixed together into a curry or a spicy dry dish) alomg with that Gujarat is very famous for the dishes made our of the Curd like dahi, kadhi, raita, sweet Shrikand and many more dishes that can’t even be listed at time.
Places to enjoy under the moonlight in Gujarat will definitely blow your mind out. The cyclone Discotheque in Ahmadabad is perfect place to start with in night if you are a party freak. The adventure seekers are exquisitely invited to the Escape club in Ahmadabad. Along with these amazing places for party lover there are many restaurants and bars that are open during night to enjoy the taste of Gujarat.