Places to Visit in Gujarat

Here are the top 40 tourist places in gujarat:, 1. ahmedabad.

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1 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 64 Tourist attractions

A rapidly growing metropolis, an industrial hub, an educational hotspot, and a city with a magnificent past – Ahmedabad is one of the most important cities in Gujarat. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the former capital of Gujarat, and its delicious food, colourful culture i...

Best Time: October to March

2 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 20 Tourist attractions

Virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise, Kutch is an erstwhile princely state of India holding onto its grandeur nature from the past. Kutch is probably one of the most beautiful, yet surreal places in India with the vast expanses of the white salt desert.  The plac...

Best Time: July to March

3. Gir National Park

3 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the only remaining home for the Asiatic Lions. Located in Talala Gir in Gujarat, the Sanctuary is a part of Kathiawar- Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion. Gir National Park is closed from 16 June to 15 October every year and the best time for wildlife spo...

4 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 16 Tourist attractions

Somnath, literally meaning 'lord of the moon' is a pilgrim center and is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is a town which derives much of its identity from the mythology, religion, and legends that surround it.

Best Time: September to March

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5 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Statue of Unity is a memorial to The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue has been erected to propagate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's vision of India and to inspire the Citizens of India through his patriotism and freedom struggle. The Bronze statue of the founding father of the Repu...

6. Vadodara

6 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 29 Tourist attractions

Vadodara or Baroda is a cosmopolitan city located in Gujarat. Home to some of the most exemplary displays of architecture, Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III who had envisioned a dream to make this Big City an educational, industrial and commercial centre.

7 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 15 Tourist attractions

Located on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is believed to be the capital city of Lord Krishna's kingdom. Known as Devbhoomi Dwarka, Dwarka boasts of being the only city that is a part of both Char Dham (four principal holy places) and also Sapta Puris (seven sacred cit...

8. Saputara

8 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 20 Tourist attractions

Snuggled in the Sahyadris or the Western Ghats, Saputara is a quaint little hill station in the Dang district of Gujarat. Popular for lush green forests, undulating mountains, dazzling waterfalls, dreamy winding roads, livid landscapes and plenty of charming cubbyholes to spend time with your loved ...

Best Time: Mid March to mid November

9. Champaner

9 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 8 Tourist attractions

The Capital of the Sultanate of Gujarat, Champaner is a historical city located in the Panchmahal district in Gujarat. Being included in the elite list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, this marvellous archaeological park set in the heart of the city of Champaner and amidst t...

Best Time: October to February

10. Junagadh

10 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 25 Tourist attractions

Being the capital of Junagadh Princely State once, the town shines with historical significance with many historical monuments to see.

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11. Gandhinagar

11 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 18 Tourist attractions

Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, is located at a distance of around 23 km from Ahmedabad on the western bank of Sabarmati river. Gandhinagar, one of India's few planned cities encompasses Akshardham Temple, one of the country's most beautiful temple.  

12. Porbandar

12 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 24 Tourist attractions

Porbandar, best known as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, is a beautiful beach town with some temples and dams and is now also a popular trading hub. The ancient port city with a significant event in its history is a tourist destination which modestly offers a number of attractions.

Best Time: Throughout the year

13 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 23 Tourist attractions

Bhuj is known as a desert city, with a history dating back to kingdoms and empires, palaces from the rule of the Naga chiefs, the Jadeja Rajputs, the Gujarat Sultans and the British Raj. With numerous temples, small streets, and traditional handicrafts, Bhuj is one of the unique historical sites in ...

14 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 44 Tourist attractions

Surat, having its name associated with Saurashtra (the good land), is a port city in Gujarat. The second most populated city in the state, Surat is a global diamond cutting centre and a commercial hub of textiles. Known as 'the city of flyovers', it attracts tourists who are intereste...

15 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 4 Tourist attractions

Home to Rani Ka Vav, the latest Indian entrant to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Patan is a treasure trove of architectural gems and ancient temples that has a history dating back to the medieval period. Situated in Gujarat, this place is located at the banks of what are the remains of...

16. Dholavira

16 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Known as a remarkable excavation site during the Indus Valley Civilization, Dholavira was one of the most developed cities roughly 4500 years ago. It was a flourishing Harappan site between 2650 and 1450 BCE. Presently an archaeological site in Khadirbet of Kutch Gujarat, the village is al...

17 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 5 Tourist attractions

Ambaji is a beautiful town located in the state of Gujrat, majorly associated with pilgrimage and religious tourism. The place has numerous beautiful temples, which turn out to be mesmerising architectural specimens. Ambaji is majorly associated with the worship of Goddess Amba, and variou...

18 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 4 Tourist attractions

Anand is a major city located in the Anand District of Gujarat. It rests at a distance of 101 kilometres from Gandhinagar, the state capital. Anand is often known as the Milk Capital of India due to the establishment of the AMUL manufacturing plant and the milk revolution that took place in the 20th...

19 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 2 Tourist attractions

Keeping up the delicate balance between the fine golden-brown sand of Gujarat’s richest desert on one hand, and the lush green of the Gir Forest on the other - Girnar - a group of mountains in the Junagadh district of Gujarat are a haven for thrill seekers and religious devotees alike due to their a...

20 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 23 Tourist attractions

Located in the western region of the country, Rajkot is the fourth-largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat. A commercial city with not many sightseeing options, Rajkot should be visited for its sweets, traditional snacks, Navratri celebrations, handicrafts (silverwork, patola weaving, bandh...

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Rann of Kutch

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21. Himatnagar

21 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Himmatnagar is located in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, India. The municipality is the administrative headquarters of the region which is located on the banks of the river Hathmathi. The city was established in the 15th century and is a place with a rich history. There are several historic fo...

Best Time: October to January

22. Bhavnagar

22 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat 10 Tourist attractions

Located at the southern tip of Gujarat peninsula, Bhavnagar is known as the cultural centre of the state of Gujarat. Literary achievers like Govardhan Tripathi, Kavi Kant, Narsihm Mehta and Ganga Sati have their roots in Bhavnagar. While on one side, you'd see the careless waves of Gulf of Khambat, ...

23. Palanpur

23 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Palanpur, is a city and municipality in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the district, known for its massive architectural shrines dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism and it’s enriching history. A visit to this place would bring you into terms with the v...

24. Umbergaon

24 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Located in the Valsad district in the state of Gujarat, Umbergaon or Umargam is a small census town inhabited by fisher folks essentially. Based on a slightly mountainous region, the town is very close to the Maharashtra border and is known for its several gorgeous beaches and ancient temples. Besid...

Best Time: October-March

25 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Anjar is a town and municipality in Kutch District, Gujarat. With over 1,400 years of history, it is known as the oldest town in Kutch. Anjar is famous for its cuisine, its known for the gher and dabeli. It has also been a centre for trade and commerce in Kutch for eons, being a target of invas...

Best Time: November to February

26. Pirotan Island

26 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Pirotan Island spreads over an area of 3 square kilometres and is one of forty-two islands in the marine park area, nestled within the vicinity of the Marine National Park in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat on the western coast. As part of the first marine national park - the Gulf of Kutch Mar...

27. Dandi Beach

27 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Well known for its historical significance, Dandi in Surat is a beautiful beach destination. The scenic beauty combined with its rich history make it a favourite among all tourists visiting this place. The serene and pristine beauty of Dandi is only second to its long and illustrious history. The sa...

28. Zarwani Waterfalls

28 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

At a distance of about 90 km from Vadodara in Gujarat, Zarwani Waterfalls are amongst the most sought natural destinations in India. Huddled deep inside the heart of Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary near the district of Narmada, the perennial and gorgeous Zarwani Waterfalls provide you with an oppo...

29. Hathni Waterfalls

29 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Jambughoda is home to one of the most breathtaking and magnificent waterfalls you can visit in the Indian subcontinent. About a 100 metres in length and flowing with rich greenery, Hathni Waterfalls are surrounded by a variety of beautiful flora and fauna. If you find the peaceful sound of flowing w...

30. Kabirvad

30 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Kabirvad is a small island in the Bharuch district of Gujarat rumoured to be Saint Kabir’s residence several hundred years ago. Located along the banks of the river Narmada, the island promises you a calm and serene abode underneath the humongous canopy of Banyan trees that Kabirvad is most prominen...

31 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Vadla is an up and coming haven for migratory birds making their way to the marshy wetlands of Gujarat, just a short drive away from Ahmedabad. Vadla still remains relatively unknown and undiscovered in comparison to the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and is a hidden gem only known to the locals.

32. Modhera

32 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Modhera is an ancient village in the state of Gujarat, famed for housing the remains of the Sun Temple built by the Chalukya dynasty is a true historical treasure. The village is surrounded by a mystical aura that the Sun Temple brings along, it is also a hub for spirituality and culture. Modhera gi...

33. Marine National Park

33 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch is the first marine conservatory built in India. Crediting to its diverse range of flora and fauna, it accounts for a magnanimous natural site for India's natural resource and beauty. The park is distributed in 42 scattered islands in an archipelago. The par...

34. Wilson Hills

34 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

The Wilson Hills in Dharampur district of Gujarat is one of those places which would make you say 'wow' when you witness the natural and panoramic beauty of the place. Clouds floating close to the ground, lush green forests, pleasant climate and intriguing view of the sea from the hilltop – Wilson H...

35. Wankaner

35 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Situated at the bending point of River Macchu in Gujarat, Wankaner is a princely town known for its royal lineage and heritage monuments. The city gets its name from its location; ‘wanka’ meaning ‘bend’ and ‘ner’ meaning ‘river’. Also known as Jhalawar, the city was originally ruled by Jhala Rajputs...

36. Nargol Beach

36 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Nargol Beach is a beautiful and serene beach situated in the state of Gujarat prolifically spread over an area of 16km. The beauty of this beach is enhanced tenfold by the lush green casuarinas trees. While the beach is not ideal for swimming, It is a perfect place for leisure walks or a picnic. The...

37. Sardar Sarovar Dam

37 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Located near Navagam in Gujarat, Sardar Sarovar Dam is a massive gravity dam built on the River Narmada which was built to conserve water and help the environment and the people around. The foundation of the project was laid down by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961 and the construction work for the s...

38. Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary

38 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary is a hilly isle known to be the home of the Sloth Bears in Dahod District, Gujarat. The locals suggest that the Sloth Bear is far more dangerous than a leopard, but assist tourists in spotting this thrilling beast. The Kanjeta Eco campsite is the on-site full-service ...

39. Zanzari Waterfalls

39 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

The Vatrak River of Dehgam, Gujarat boasts of the Zanzari Waterfalls. The main waterfall is 25 feet high and lands on a picturesque set of rocks, boulders and craters.

40. Taranga Hills

40 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Taranga refers to a three-peaked hill located in the Mehsana district of Gujarat, on the banks of the river Sabarmati. It is located at a distance of 130 km from Ahmedabad. Taranga Hills holds great importance for Jains as they consider it to be one of the five most Mahatirthas. The famed Ajitnath J...

41. Sardar Patel Zoological Park

41 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Sardar Patel Zoological Park is a newly inaugurated zoo situated in Kevadia, a town in the Narmada district of Gujarat. Located in the vicinity of the majestic Statue of Unity, this tremendous establishment hosts about 170 different species of wildlife from all across the globe, is home to a wide ra...

42. Thol Bird Sanctuary

42 out of 42 Places to visit in Gujarat

Thol Bird Sanctuary is an ecologically rich bird reserve located on Thol lake in the Mehsana district of Gujarat. It is nestled amidst dense deciduous vegetation and is one of the most popular places for bird-viewing in the state. The sanctuary welcomes vast varieties of endemic as well as migratory...

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21 Top Attractions and Places to Visit in Gujarat

Gujarat Has Some Little-Known Gems!

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Located on the western coast of India between Maharashtra and Rajasthan, Gujarat didn't really feature on the tourist map until recent years. A very successful series of ad campaigns with Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and the addition of the Statue of Unity have changed this though. Tourist interest in the state has grown substantially. Gujarat actually has a very interesting and extensive history that can be traced all the way back to the Harappan Civilization and its establishment of coastal trading ports from 2400 to 1900 BC. Much later, warrior communities came and set up kingdoms in the state. They were followed by the Delhi and Gujarat sultanates, the Mughals, and the British. However, Gujarat is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.

The legacy of Gujarat's heritage includes remarkable architecture, temples, palaces and mansions (many of which have been converted into hotels ), and handicrafts. The state also has some rare wildlife and many bird-watching sites. It's worthwhile getting out and about, away from the major cities, and exploring. You'll be surprised by what there is to see and experience. Gujarat really is one of the most underrated destinations in India! If you're serious about birding and wildlife, archeology, or textiles, Soar Excursions are highly recommended for guided trips.

Do note that vegetarian cuisine predominates in Gujarat and the state is a dry one, so alcohol is not widely or freely available. Visitors from outside the state may obtain liquor permits from upmarket hotels in Gujarat that have liquor shops or apply online here .

Ahmedabad Old City

Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat for many centuries, was declared to be India's first UNESCO World Heritage City in 2017, beating both Delhi and Mumbai. Its walled Old City was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century and is home to diverse Hindu, Islamic and Jain communities. The Old City is divided into numerous pols (historic residential neighborhoods with winding lanes and carved wooden homes). It has some of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture and Hindu Muslim art in India. Explore the area on this fascinating Ahmedabad Heritage Walk. You can even stay in a heritage mansion such as French Haveli.

Gandhi's Ashram is another top attraction in Ahmedabad. It was the starting point for his movement for India's freedom through non-violence.

Baroda (Vadodara)

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Baroda (renamed Vadodara) stands out for its regal heritage. The Gaekwad royal family formed their kingdom there in the 18th century and their expansive Laxmi Vilas Palace features imposing Indo-Saracenic architecture. It's set on 500 acres of parkland and is reputed to be the largest private residence in India—and four times the size of England's Buckingham Palace. Part of the palace is open to the public daily; this includes the Coronation Room, Gaddi Hall (containing the throne of past kings), Darbar Hall, and the Royal Armoury. Tickets cost 200 rupees and include an audio guide. Madhav Baug Palace homestay offers an authentic heritage experience.

Baroda is also known for its art scene and vibrant Navratri festival garba dances .

  • Where: 115km southeast of Ahmedabad via the Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway.

Statue of Unity, Kevadia

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The world's tallest statue, dedicated to Indian independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950), was completed in 2018. At 182 meters tall, it's twice the size of the Statue of Liberty. Patel was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of independent India, and is highly regarded for his leadership in bringing the 562 princely states of India together. The area around the statue has been developed as a comprehensive tourist destination for the whole family to enjoy, with enough activities and attractions to fill in at least three days. Apart from the statue, these include a sound and laser show, butterfly garden, cactus garden, Ayurvedic wellness center, eco-friendly and medicinal plant nursery, handicraft stores, valley of flowers, forest with native trees, children's park with train and mirror maze, safari park and zoo, zip-lining, white water rafting, cycling, and boating on the lake. There's also been a heartening focus of the empowerment of local women, through training and provision of employment. Accommodations are provided in luxury tent cities, hotels and local homestays.

  • Where: About two hours (90km) southeast of Vadodara.

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

The little-known UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner and Pavagadh is laden with historical, architectural and archeological treasures from both Muslim and Hindu traditions, dating back to between the 8th and 14th centuries. These include a hill fortress, palaces, places of worship (Jama Masjid is one of the most spectacular mosques in Gujarat), residential areas, reservoirs and step wells. Stay at Champaner Heritage Resort or Jambughoda Palace hotel if you want to spend time nature as well.

  • Where: An hour (48km) northeast of Vadodara.

Chhota Udepur District

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Part of Gujarat's tribal belt, Chhota Udepur is ideally visited during the Holi festival when tribal fairs erupt into life throughout the district. Tribal markets also take place there on Saturdays and Mondays. If you're interested in India's tribal heritage, don't miss Bhasha Research and Publication Center's Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh village of Chhota Udepur. Its incredible Vaacha Museum of Voice documents tribes from across the country. It has a comprehensive collection including musical instruments, paintings, sculptures, textiles, images of worship, and agricultural equipment. Another highlight is the museum's Bhasha Van forest of languages. Stay at Kali Niketan palace hotel .

  • Where: Eastern Gujarat. About two and a half hours (110km) east of Vadodara.

Sun Temple, Modhera

One of the most significant sun temples in India is located in peaceful Modhera village. Built in the 11th century by Solanki dynasty rulers, the temple is dedicated to Surya the Sun God. It's a substantial structure, consisting of a carved stepped tank, assembly hall, and main shrine. It's covered in intricate stone sculptures. The sanctum is positioned in a way that it receives the first rays of the morning sun at the equinox.

  • Where: Northern Gujarat. About two hours (99km) north of Ahmedabad.

Rani ki Vav (the Queen's Stepwell), Patan

Rani ki Vav is an ancient abandoned stepwell dating back to the 11th century and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was also constructed during the Solanki dynasty, apparently in memory of ruler Bhimdev I, by his widowed wife. The stepwell has stairs going down seven levels, and panels containing more than 500 main sculptures and over 1,000 minor ones. Only discovered relatively recently, the stepwell was flooded by the nearby Saraswati River and silted over until the late 1980s. When it was excavated by the Archeological Survey of India, its carvings were found in pristine condition.

  • Where: Northern Gujarat. About three hours north of Ahmedabad (128km) and 50 minutes north of Modhera (35km).

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A town trapped in time, Sidhpur will delight architecture aficionados with its colorful century-old mansions belonging to the affluent Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. Many of the houses are empty as their owners have moved abroad. Sidhpur sits alongside the holy Saraswati River and is also a Hindu pilgrim destination. It's dotted with temples and water bodies. The ruins of 10th century Rudra Mahalaya Temple, with its towering carved pillars and torans, is a major attraction.

  • Where: Under two hours (76km) east of Patan. It can be visited as part of a Patan and Modhera circuit.

Idar Hill Fort, Sabarkantha District

Giant boulders have guarded the town of Idar, at the southern end of the Aravali mountain range, for centuries. A scenic but strenuous climb to the top of the hill (Idariyo Gadh) through the rocks will take you past the remains of various palaces and temples. The town is known for its handmade wooden toys as well. They can be purchased at the market near the clock tower.

  • Where: Northern Gujarat. About two hours east of Patan (98km), near the Rajasthan border. It's on the way to Mount Abu in Rajasthan .

Polo Forest, Sabarkantha District

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Trekkers should head to one of Gujarat's best kept secrets, Polo Forest, to discover old Hindu and Jain temples tucked away deep within the jungle. It was once a city called Abhapuri, believed to have been established in the 10th century by Idar kings and later conquered by Rathod Rajputs of Marwar in the 15th century. Visit after the monsoon, between September and December, for the most spectacular greenery.

  • Where: Northern Gujarat. About an hour northeast of Idar (45km), near Vijaynagar. It can be reached in three and a half hours from Ahmedabad (156km).

Kutch Region

The immense stretch of largely barren and harsh desert landscape that is the Kutch region of Gujarat is sometimes described as India's "Wild West". Its name, Kutch (or Kachchh), refers to the fact that it alternates between wet (submerged during the monsoon season ) and dry. Much of Kutch consists of seasonal wetlands known as the Great Rann of Kutch (famous for its salt desert) and smaller Little Rann of Kutch (famous for its Wild Ass Sanctuary ). Other attractions in the Kutch region include historic Bhuj, villages and traditional handicrafts, the ship building in the port town of Mandvi, and the Dholavira ruins of an ancient Indus Valley Civilization/Harappan city. Find out more in this Kutch Travel Guide.

  • Where: Northwest Gujarat. Bhuj is about seven hours west of Ahmedabad (400km). It has an airport.

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One of the four most sacred C har Dham Hindu pilgrimage sites and seven most ancient S apta Puri religious cities in India, Dwarka is considered to be the ancient kingdom of Lord Krishna and the first capital of Gujarat. The Krishna Janmashtami festival is a major event there. Of special importance is Dwarkadhish Temple , built approximately 200 BC and often referred to as Jagat Mandir. Head down to Gomti Ghat, at the holy water's edge, for a spectacle of decorated camels, tea stalls, and seashell jewelry sellers. Just north of Dwarka, Shivrajpur beach was recently awarded international Blue Flag certification for safety and cleanliness.

  • Where: Western Gujarat, at the mouth of the Gomti River on the Arabian Sea. It's about three hours west of Jamnagar (132km).

Narara Marine National Park

Isolated and off-the-beaten-track, Marine National Park lies along the coast on the way to Dwarka. It was established as a national park in 1982 and is the first of its kind in India. Yet, not many people know about it. The national park is made up of 42 islands, 33 of which are surrounded by coral reef, and is home to diverse marine and bird life. Tourists are only permitted to visit a couple of the islands though. The main one, Narara Island, is accessible by car and a long walk during low tide. Visit during the winter, and be prepared to wade through ankle deep water on the seabed. Local guides are available. Pirotan Island can be accessed by charter boat but it's difficult and permission needs to be obtained from numerous government departments in advance.

  • Where: Western Gujarat in the Gulf of Kutch, about an hour west of Jamnagar (54km).

An important pilgrimage destination, Somnath Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlinga (shrines of Lord Shiva, where he's worshiped as a linga of light) in India. Its seaside location is powerful, the intricate carvings on its sandstone architecture are superb, and its history is fascinating. The temple was ransacked by Islamic invaders and rebuilt numerous times, with the final reconstruction taking place after India achieved independence from the British. Maha Shivratri is celebrated in a big way there in February or March . A colorful religious fair is also held every year on Kartik Purnima (full moon night, usually in November ), complete with small children dressed up as Lord Shiva and plenty of bhaang .

  • Where: Southwest Gujarat. The closest airport is in Diu. Ahmedabad is about seven hours away. You can take a train from Ahmedabad to Veraval.
  • Don't miss the evocative evening Sound and Light Show at Somnath .

Gir National Park

Gir National Park, one of the top parks to see wildlife in India , is the only place in the world where the Asiatic lion can now be found. Thanks to conservation efforts, their numbers have been increasing. Gir is the largest dry deciduous forest in western India. There's plenty of other wildlife there, including about 300 types of birds. You'll have the best chance of spotting a lion if you go during December through May although April and May can be very hot. Safaris run daily. Plan your trip with this Gir travel guide .

  • Where: Southwest Gujarat, under three hours northeast of Somnath (68km). It's inland from the beaches of Diu. The closest airport is in Diu.

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If you're interested in Indo-Islamic architecture, you'll marvel over the splendid design of the striking 19 century Mahabat Maqbara mausoleum complex of local rulers at Junagadh. This historical city, whose name means Old Fort, is situated at the bottom of the sacred and temple-covered Girnar Hills. On the way to the hills is a building housing 14 rock-carved edicts of Emperor Ashoka , dating back to 250 BC. You can also visit the ruins of Uparkot Fort, built in 319 BC by Chandragupta Maurya, which has some interesting structures such as step wells and Buddhist rock-cut caves.

  • Where: Southwest Gujarat, about three hours south of Jamnagar (140km) and two hours north of Somnath (96km).

Shatrunjaya Hill Temples, Palitana

Palitana, a principal pilgrim center for Jains, has accumulated nearly 900 temples and more are being constructed. Climb in excess of 3,000 steps to the top of the hill and you'll find an astonishing Jain temple complex with sensational views. Do note that the hill is considered to be sacred. You cannot wear or carry any leather items and must dress conservatively.

  • Where: Southern Gujarat, about five hours south of Ahmedabad (210km). The nearest airport is in Bhavnagar, about an hour and a half away.

Velavadar Blackbuck National Park

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The largest population of Blackbuck, the unusual spiral-horned Indian antelope, lives at Velavadar. This untamed area is the only tropical grassland in India to be given the status of a national park. It's home to wolves and many species of grassland birds too. The Blackbuck Lodge , one of India's top jungle lodges , is an outstanding place to stay there.

  • Where: About three hours south of Ahmedabad (145km) and an hour north of Bhavnagar (47km).

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

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Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is one of the best places to go bird watching in India . It's made up of Nalsarovar Lake, and surrounding marsh wetlands and islands. More than 250 types of migratory birds can be seen but you'll have to go further into the lake than the standard trip to Dhrabla Island. Unfortunately, it's not set up properly for tourists. Facilities are poor and boat operators are not well regulated, resulting in them charging really high rates.

  • Where: Just under two hours southwest of Ahmedabad (63km).

Lothal Ancient Harappan Site

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Lothal is the most extensively excavated Indus Valley Harappan Civilization site in Gujarat. Situated on the Gulf of Combay, it's believed to have been a flourishing sea port and trade center. Although the site is in ruins now, it has some significant remains including parts of a dockyard that's thought to have been the first of its kind in the world. Many items from the Indus Valley Civilization are also on display at the small archeological museum at the site. It's open daily except Fridays. The Indian government is in the process of founding a maritime heritage museum at Lothal too.

  • Where: About two hours southwest of Ahmedabad (78km) via Ahmedabad-Bhavnagar National Highway 47.

Saputara, The Dangs

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Saputara, meaning "Abode of Serpents", is situated on a densely forested plateau on top of the  Sahyadri mountain range . This hill station has been developed as a tourist destination with hotels around a large lake, boat club, tribal museum, cable car, artist village, and other attractions. It's a popular weekend getaway, especially during the monsoon season when it's misty there. The district, known as The Dangs, is home to a large tribal population and is an ideal place to experience rural India. Community-based tourism is being pioneered by Rural Pleasure at Subir village.

  • Where: Southern Gujarat, close to the Maharashtra border.

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UNESCO world heritage sites in Gujarat (updated 2022) - Rani ni Vav, Champaner-Pavagarh, Old Ahmedabad & Dholavira

But what exactly is a unesco world heritage site, 1. rani ni vav (queen's step-well), to reach rani ni vav:, 2. champaner-pavagadh archaeological park, to reach champaner-pavagadh , 3. old ahmedabad.

  • Secular co-existence of Islamic, Hindu and Jain communities  along with rich wooden architecture of  havelis  which dates back a few hundred years
  • Ahmedabad was also the  cradle for India's non-violent movement  for independence led by Mahatma Gandhi

Reaching Ahmedabad

4. dholavira, reaching dholavira.

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It is really pretty with such history. I didn't realize how many were in different places. Gives more of a perspective and a must look up for whenever I head to these places.

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Absolutely Holly! Some of these sites are not very well known and it's good to specifically look for them when visiting a new place :)

WOW.. Wonderful..

They are both such gorgeous places!

incredible, I honestly didn't know that there are such ancient sites in India. Really amazing!

Well, India is actually filled with ancient sites and 1000 years old sites are fairly abundant across the country :)

I did not realize how many historical sights were here, thanks for enlightening me. The pictures are so beautiful and really portray the places well

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Both sites are really beautiful, I would love to visit them. But it's Rani ni Vav that really has impressed me most, the stone carvings are so extensive and so beautifully detailed. Thanks for alerting us to them!

I've never heard of this place in my life and it's so ornate and beautiful! Would love to do a photoshoot among the structures too!

The carvings of Rani ni Vav look incredible. We really hope to visit India in the next couple of years. Gujarat looks and interesting region,

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Truly Amazing. Great to read. Thanks for all photos.

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I can see why these would be on UNESCO's list. The architecture is simply stunning and so detailed. Wonderful sights Sid! Mersad Mersad Donko Photography

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Thank you for sharing about these incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites! I love India but haven't been to Gujarat yet. Adding the Queen's step well and Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park to our next visit!

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Wow! I mean Vav .. I have been to Rani ni Vav but not to the Champaner Archaeological Park which looks very interesting. The best part is both of them are in great condition and well maintained.

I have seen photos of Rani ni Vav shared around the net and every time I saw it, it left me in awe. The intricate carvings are fascinating! It shows so much about the history of the region too!

Your tip on getting a cab to go between the ruins is very helpful! If I was to figure it out on my own I feel like I may miss some very valuable things so this is good advice!

Wow, there are some really intricate details in some of the structures. It's no wonder they're UNESCO listed. Thanks for sharing your experience!

I'm always fascinated when I discover a new UNESCO World Heritage Site in my destination. I hope that I will make it soon to India and have the opportunity to see these places of worshipping with such long history.

I love finding out about new World Heritage sites and these ones look amazing. The ruins look so mysterious and the carvings are really intricate. It makes me wonder how the carvers managed to produce such fine work back in those times.

i just went to a world heritage site and didn't even know it was one until i got there! the skywalk in Hallstatt. Now i have a list of ones I need to visit

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Rani ni Vav looks amazing. I do think European countries benefit from the organisational structure to apply for UNESCO listing. I've seen so many wonderful things in India

That looks amazing! I've never been to Gujarat, I think you just convinced me :)

Wow, what an incredible part of the world. The history is amazing. I didn't know Gujarat was so beautiful. Great tips here. Thanks

Wow, these places look stunning. I will make sure to visit them on my next trip to India.

Gujarat is really a nice place to visit,nice historical images. India Tourism

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Beautiful Pics. Honestly, I never considered visiting these places before. But your pics have a compelling effect (especially Rani ni Vav). Thanks for the post.

These heritage sites seem so outstanding and remarkable. I would love to visit these sites soon. Do I need a guided tour for there?

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nice post dear........

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Great post. Haven't been to Champaner but am sure its gorgeous. I have been to the other two and the only thing about the old city is that I wish it was better maintained. It breaks my heart to see how we treat our heritage.

Thanks Chaitali. Your words resonate with me as well - I really wish we took better care of our heritage...can't understand the apathy towards it...

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Rani ni vav is magnificent with its intricate design. There is so much to explore in this country, I am lagging behind. Thanks for the info. They would serve me to plan my future travels.

You are welcome Ajeya. Happy exploring :)

Great post. Gujarat is famous for its beautiful marble temples, golden sea beaches and so many natural attractions. Gujarat which has a number of beautiful golden beaches and it is one of the ideal destinations for the tourists from all over the world.

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I belong to Gujarat and reading about various world heritages sites located in Gujarat feel me proud of being Gujarati.I have not visit all the places given in this blog but I have lots of information of culture and heritage of Gujarat. Thank you for posting this information. For more beautiful places in India you can visit https://traveldreamindia.blogspot.in/

ખૂબ જ સુંદર રીતે ગુજરાતના વિશ્વ વારસાના સ્થળોની રજુઆત કરી છે. સામાન્ય લોકોથી2લઈ પ્રવાસીઓ અને સંશોધકોને પણ ઉપયોગી સાબિત થાય છે. ધન્યવાદ પ્રોફેસર અરુણ વાઘેલા ઇતિહાસ વિભાગ ગુજરાત યુનિ., અમદાવાદ

Never been to this country, but interesting to know from this blog. thank you for the sharing about gujarat.

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Ahmedabad, also known as the 'Manchester of India' is an apt weekend destination amongst tourists who want to unwind themselves amidst nature and capture the beautiful essence of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is the western India's most vibrant city known for its cotton industries mushrooming into the cities and its cotton products burgeoning across India. The best tourist places in Ahmedabad offer an array of activities as ­ a known shopping destination for fabrics, an exciting and pleasing vista of flora and fauna, an essence of true Gujarati cuisine and an amalgamation of architecture. The Sabarmati Ashram situated in 1917 was the abode of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or better known as Mahatma Gandhi during the years of Independence struggle. The ashram on the banks of and named after the river 'Sabarmati' has a very subtle architecture with a soothing and tranquil atmosphere. The ashram has served two purposes quintessentially as the epicenter of freedom struggle and as the place that united a group of people who committed to 'ahimsa' or non-violence to secure independence. Tourists get to explore nature and the place does immense justice to tourists with its varied ecosystem and an enriched heritage that provides fun, frolic, adventure and a sneak peek into India's ancient history. The city offers a number of sanctuaries, national park and lake rides with beautiful sunsets that was inhabited by Bhil king of Ashaval in 11th Century, Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411 C.E. and later by Shahjahan. The marvelous architecture juxtaposed with breathtaking view serves the tourist places in Ahmedabad as a popular destination for tourists with a mixture of fun, food and frolic. The standalone architecture essays a great trip down the lane of history and magnificence.

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The city of Surat, in Gujarat, has a lot to offer for travellers seeking a break from the humdrum.  This vibrant Diamond city in Gujarat offers much to see and soak for travellers. From a visit to the vast salt expanse to retreating to the forests of Gir close by and from cultural heritage of the temples of Surat to modern art, the city has something for everyone to stay inspired. The city of Surat, makes for a good base to explore the many offerings of the state of Gujarat, like the lions in the Gir Forest and the Asiatic Wild Asses of the Little Rann of Kutch as well as a wonderful travel getaway in itself.

Surat, often called the Diamond City, for it has been the trade centre for diamonds for centuries! The city sparkles with its natural beauty, the hot springs, temples, tree-lined roads and access to some of the most beautiful beaches. Believed to have been settled as Suryapur in 1516, Surat city of today is a marvel to behold and a visitor’s delight. There is celebration in the city of Surat, almost all through the year. From the vibrant Navratri celebrations across the many shrines dedicated to the Hindu goddesses at the beginning of the year to the festive colours of the Garba dance in October-November. There’s the enthusiastic kite-flying festival in January which attracts travellers from all over the world and then there are music festivals after the rains. Surat has the tropical weather with hot summers, delightful winters, plenty of rain during the monsoon along with a sparkling although short, springtime. The city attracts travellers from all corners of the world through October to March which is the best time to visit the state. The lovely beaches around Surat, like Dumas and Suvali, make for a wholesome travel experience at any time of the year.

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Silvassa was formerly a Portuguese colony but now it has become a popular tourist site flushed with wildlife sanctuaries, scenic destinations and beaches. It lies between Maharashtra and Gujarat and it comprises of 72 villages and many Roman-Catholic churches that stand as a testimony to the Portuguese rule during the historic times. Due to its rich Portuguese heritage it is also a famous spot for history enthusiasts who wish to explore the hidden treasures of this city. Silvassa is extremely renowned for its exotic resorts, lush greenery, manufacturing industries and tax-free alcohol. It is also a haven for those looking for handmade and originally crafted products like Warli painting and paper bag.  There are several natural attractions around the area that have made Silvassa a popular tourist getaway site. The Lion Safari Wildlife Park, spread over 25 hectares of land, is home to the majestic Asiatic Lion. The Vanganga Lake is a dainty reserve with flowers and gardens blooming around it. Often, visitors take boat rides to the lake and take in the surroundings in all their aesthetic appeal. Island Garden is another popular tourist destination in Silvassa with thatched and wooden huts decorating its premises. The island is visited via boat rides from ashore.  Apart from a repertoire of attractions, Silvassa also constitutes of many popular activities, including trekking, nature walks and cultural explorations. There are museums built in the city for history enthusiasts who want to have an immersive understanding about the archaeology and past of the place.  The summers here are hot and dry with the scorching heat making it impossible to sightsee during afternoons. The nights are cool and pleasant. Therefore, the best time to visit Silvassa is during winters, from September to February. The post-monsoon season also offers an ethereal view of the town as the showers wash everything clean. The monsoon here is highly unpredictable, as there are times with heavy showers, while the others are only light drizzles that recede with time.

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Known all over the world for its magnificent palaces, glorious past, and rich culture, the beautiful city of Vadodara happens to be one of the top places to visit in Gujarat for a peaceful and tranquilizing holiday. Propelling history fanatics, nature lovers, peace seekers, and architectural enthusiasts, this place is packed with interesting tourist spots and exciting things to do.  Vadodara has its own share of beautiful palaces, parks, gardens, temples and whatnot. It would surely be great fun to indulge in various sightseeing tours in and around the city, stopping over at the famous Laxmi Vilas Palace for having a look at the wonderful craftsmanship, spending some peaceful time in the lush green surroundings of Sayaji Baug, and go back down the timeline at Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological park. Whether you want to offer prayers to the almighty and indulge in meditation or you want to shop your heart out and pamper your tummy, this city of Gujarat would not disappoint you.  Presenting an impressive culture and colorful festivals like Navratri and Ram Navami, Vadodara also does not fail to impress its tourists when it comes to its traditional festivities and celebrations. From its authentic Gujarati cuisine to its very own Garba, this spectacular city represents the rich and extraordinary cultural and traditional beauty of its state in a truly surreal and enticing manner. Blessed with an excellent climatic and atmospheric condition, the city of Vadodara welcomes travelers almost throughout the entire year. The favourable weather of the place and tolerable temperatures during almost all seasons, helps tourists enjoy the plethora of available activities whenever they visit the city.

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If you are looking for places to visit in Gujarat, then Kutch is the crème de la crème of the places you would want to explore. The architectural grandeur, cultural marvel, and sumptuous cuisine are bound to make it difficult for you to leave.  Kutch lies on the India-Pakistan border, and you can see parts of Pakistan from here. The best time to visit Kutch is during winter, from November to February. The long winter evenings reflect the light of the moon on white sands, giving it an aesthetic appeal. In fact, the famous Rann of Kutch festival takes place at the same time, flaunting its remarkable glory. The second most important determinant of how your trip goes, after climate, is where you should go. Be it for a short period of time or a long one; there are places in Kutch that must be visited for a memorable sojourn into a cultural lifestyle. You must have heard about the Rann of Kutch in your geography classes, but seldom did they cover the humbling beauty of the place. The massive deposits of salt in the area gives it a surreal appeal. It’s beauty has also been portrayed in various Bollywood films like Ramleela and Refugee. If you want to explore Kutch from a historical viewpoint, then Kutch Museum has in its inventory some extinct scripts like the Kutchi Script and ancient coins. There are also paintings, arms, and embroidered pieces marveling at the cultural lifestyle. The Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary inhabits animals like cormorants, wild boards, porcupines, and black-necked storks, making it a popular tourist attraction. There are also jeep safaris available here.Another reason to visit Kutch is the Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary that is considered to be the largest saline wetland area.  It preserves several species of birds, wild ass, and flamingos.

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Founded in 1510 by Rao Hamir, the city of Bhuj is one of the best culturally rich places to visit in Gujarat. The city is located in the Kutch region of the state and was once the capital of Kutch. The ancient Bhuj city has been witness to many wars and local conflicts and contains reminiscents of all of them. Today, however, it functions as a significant trade and commercial point of India, while also being a tourist capital. The city has a hill located on its eastern side, which lends its natural beauty. A fort situated on the ridge further intensifies the historical significance of the scenic Bhuj landscape. Two lakes called Hamirsar and Deshadsar also call the place their home. These lakes lend an ethereal charm to the busy city, while the vibrant markets always catch tourist attention.  While in Bhuj, you can visit places like the Bhujia Fort, Hamirsar lake, Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal, and Sharadbaug Palace. These places will appeal to you, especially if you are looking to spend some time learning about the history of Rajputana and Mughal rulers of India. You can also admire the elaborate architecture of these places or take beautiful pictures overlooking the city.  Bhuj is a fantastic place to shop for traditional Gujarati clothes, meenakari jewelry, local spices, and handicrafts in the Bhuj Haat market. You can also explore the Bharatiya Sanskriti darshan museum or relax at the hill garden. Do not forget to try the sweet and spicy cuisine at local restaurants of the Old City Market for the best culinary tour of Gujarat. Bhuj experiences a hot desert climate throughout the year. Summers are scorching, while winters make up the perfect time to visit. For a comfortable trip, visit from October to March.

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A huge metropolitan city of Gujarat, Rajkot, is a must-visit for every tourist. The city was prominent in the Indian Independence movement, being home to several leaders who participated in India's freedom struggle. In recent years, it has been developed extensively to provide excellent facilities to tourists.  The entire city reverberates colonial vibes. Most of the architecture reflects Anglo Indian styles of construction. The elaborate parks, lush green gardens, towering buildings, and museums beautify Rajkot further.  Start your Rajkot trip by exploring the historically revered Jubilee Park. This expansive space has plenty of buildings from the colonial times, including the famous Connaught Hall. You can also find the Mohandas Gandhi high school or the Mahatma Gandhi Museum, Kaba Gandhi Na Delo, Watson Museum, Rashtriya Shala, Rotary Dolls Museum, Lang Library and Rotary Midtown Library all within the Jubilee park. Other crucial tourist places in the city include Darbargadh haveli, Swaminarayan Gurukul, Race Course, Masonic Hall, and Aji Dam. You can also explore religious faiths at the Swaminarayan temple, ISKCON temple, Vishwakarma Prabhuji temple.  While in the city, you can explore concerts and performances of the local music genre called Dayro. Witness a play at the Hemu Gadhvi Natyagruha or shop on the vibrant streets for items like ivory handicraft, beaded jewelry, desi fabrics, and meenakari items.  Rajkot has pleasant weather from October to March every year. During this time, cool breezes blow during the mornings and evenings while the afternoons remain pleasantly warm.

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Gandhinagar

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Situated on the west coast of Sabarmati River, this city was named after the great freedom fighter and Father of The Nation of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Located 32km to the north of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar is the epitome of rich cultural heritage. Gandhinagar offers you the climate and atmosphere that is difficult to find around these days. The city engulfs you in its pace in such a manner that you may find it hard to come back. It puts you away from the chaotic world and brings peace to you and your soul. Often referred to as the commercial and cultural heart of Gujrat, Gandhinagar presents the spacious, well-organized look of an architecturally integrated city. The city encompasses various eye gazing and enthralling places to explore. It offers a rich cultural heritage, beautiful temples and tranquil environment to all its visitors. There are various things to do in Gandhinagar; from visiting Akshardham Temple, one of India's biggest and most beautiful temples to mapping Craftsmen village, from trying Undhiyu to Khandvi, from attending the khadi festival to buying local specialities, you’ll find endless reasons to fall in love with this city. The city also has a small Khadi Gram or Khadi village where the traditional khadi clothes are prepared, but these days it has been turned into a tourist attraction also where tourists can also go and learn how to make cloth from original wool. Also known as the green city, Gandhinagar stores in everything that will give you a hell of lifetime experiences. It is also popularly known as the Tree Capital of India as 54% of its land is covered with trees. This makes it a perfect place for a long weekend holiday. Gandhinagar also has extensive green parks and recreational areas which further adds to the list of fun things you can do after coming to the city. This was just the beginning, here are a few more exciting places that you can visit in Gandhinagar :

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Gir Somnath

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One of the newest additions to the state of Gujarat and amongst the most remarkable places to visit in Gujarat, Gir Somnath was carved out of the Junagadh District in 2013. The two places are located in the Saurashtra region edging on the Arabian Sea in the south and are famous around the world for their stunning natural beauty and centuries-old heritage that even finds a mention in the Rigveda and Gita. Though their names are often used interchangeably, Gir and Somnath have a distinctly unique beauty. While Somnath’s location next to the Arabian Sea adds richness to its landscape, Gir’s tropical forest cover lends a luxuriant and verdant charm looking like a sea of green extending across endless miles. Believed to have been built by the Yadava dynasty in 649 CE, the Somnath temple is amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temple is influenced by the Chalukya style complete with a ‘shikara’ that is 15-metres in height, intricately carved walls, and ancient figurines of Shiva. One of the inscriptions in Sanskrit here says that Antarctica and the Somnath temple lie in a straight line without any land interrupting this line. Gir’s National Park’s rare savannah & deciduous forest cover is the only place on the planet to house the Asiatic Lions besides other famous residents like Golden jackals, Ruddy mongoose, Honeybadger, Chinkara, Monitor lizard, etc. The park is also famous for its scenic water reservoirs like Hiran, Datardi, and Raval that also serve as water points for wild animals. One of the best things to do here is to take a long stroll on the Chorwad Beach and try local snacks at the beachside shacks. Visit the Prabhas Patan Museum to explore ancient pictures and manuscripts about the history of the place. Visit the majestic and intricately adorned Junagadh gate, which is said to be the route taken by Mahmood Gazni to plunder the Somnath Temple. Enjoy a safari and overnight camping at Gir to spot the elusive Asiatic Lion and explore the coastal biodiversity. Gir Somnath experiences hot and dry summer months (March-June) with temperatures rising ranging between 30-42°C. The winter months (October-February) are cold with temperatures ranging between 10-24°C. Their proximity to the coastal areas makes Gir Somnath experience heavy and humid monsoon rains (July-September) with possibilities of cyclones and sharp winds.

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An ancient Indian city located in Devbhoomi of Gujarat, Dwarka is one of the most religiously significant places to visit in Gujarat. This city is especially famous for the Hindu legends that circulate it. The temples located here further attract pilgrims from across the country. This city is synonymous with the Dwarka Kingdom, the description of which is found prominently in Hindu scriptures relating to Lord Krishna.  Dwarka is also revered for its proximity to the Arabian sea and the beauty of its coastline. The towering and colorful temples located here play a unique attraction to tourists from all around the world. The island-like vibes and the rocky coasts make it one of the best tourist attractions in Gujarat.  If you are planning to visit Dwarka, start by exploring the ancient Dwarkadhish temple. This famous pilgrimage site is a 2000-year-old shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna. The gorgeous shikara of the temple contains many inscriptions and has sculptures attached to it. The decorative motifs are engraved in the 72 pillars that support the principal shrine of the temple. The temple follows many elaborate rituals and often organizes fairs on religious festivals. While at the temple, take a quick detour to the attached Dwarka beach. This rocky beach will treat you to once in a lifetime views of the foamy waters of the Arabian sea brushing against the Indian coastline. Other places you should explore include the Rukmini Devi temple, the lighthouse, and the sudama bridge.  Some popular activities you can try in the city include shopping for idols and fabrics in the Dwarkadheesh market, water sports like swimming, beach volleyball, and birdwatching at the the Dwarka beach.  For the most comfortable journey in the city, visit from October to March. The weather during these months is pleasant. Summers in the town are not excruciating either but may entail rains and hot winds.

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Mandvi is a quaint city located in the Kutch district in Gujarat. Containing some of the best tourist attractions of Gujarat, this city is a must-visit if you plan to explore the state in full. The town was once enclosed on all sides with a fort, the remnants of which are still visible. Traditionally, it was also home to massive shipbuilding industry in the western Indian region.  Mandvi is named after sage Mandavya and finds several mentions in Indian scriptures. The city has several religiously vital sites, in addition to a beautiful beach and a massive fortress.  While in Mandvi, do not forget to explore its massive beach. The waters of the Arabian sea kiss the golden sands of Mandvi’s coast while the skies remain a colorful hue. Several watersports can be carried out at this beach, making it a favorite of tourists who love adventure. You can also visit the beach for lounging or birdwatching. Take a quick detour to the neighbor wind farm from the beach to land at a picturesque location seemingly right out of a Hollywood film. You can also visit the Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial or go to the Topansar lake to watch birds flocking on the water. To witness the lavish royal lifestyle, head to the Vijay Vilas Palace near the Mandvi beach. Activities like shopping, birdwatching, lounging, sunbathing, and water sports are prevalent in the city. A historical on foot tour of the place or a cycling exploration of the local markets is also an excellent thing to try out.  Visiting Mandvi is best during the winter season lasting from November to March. You can also visit during autumn or early spring for a comfortable trip.

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This district of Gujarat located in Ahwa is an erstwhile kingly estate that still houses the Bhil Kings’ families, the only royal dynasties to still rule and get support from the Government. The tribal heritage, intriguing culture, and astonishing landscape of Dang make it one of the most offbeat and interesting places to visit in Gujarat. Being the smallest and the least populated place in Gujarat, the stunning natural beauty of Dang is mostly untouched. Dang literally translation to ‘hills’ is bestowed with a unique landscape of hills, lush valleys, and beautiful rivers. What adds more colour to the already rich atmosphere of the place is the presence of several tribes. These tribal people have their own traditions, dances, and fairs that can be experienced easily at Dang. One of the best places to visit in Dang is Saputara Hill station, which is a planned hill resort city and quite a beautiful one at that. Visit the Artist Village here to see explore amazing tribal exhibits. One of the most scenic places here is the 75-ft. Gira waterfall surrounded by thick forests that’s perfect for escaping in the cool lushness of nature. Another great attraction here is the Waghai Botanical Gardens that house native and exotic species of plants & flowers. One of the most amazing activities in Dang is to savour a beautiful hillside sunset at the Sunrise Point in Saputara. Those who love nature must explore the Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, covered in teak and bamboo forests, to see wildlife that Indian civet cat, Leopards, Bonnet macaque, Leafbirds, Flycatchers. etc. When in Dang, don’t miss to attend the Dangs Darbar festival, held in March every year, to explore the lifestyle, costumes, food, and dances of the local tribal people in the presence of the members of the royal families. The plains in Dang experience hot and dry summers (March-May) with temperatures rising to 40°C.  Winter months (October-February) are cool and pleasant with temperatures dropping to around 13°C. Hilly places like Saputara and Don are much cooler around the year.

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Saputara is a tourist destination situated in the Dang district of Gujarat. It offers a spectacular view of the Western Ghats residing amid the undulating mountains at a distance of 250 km from Mumbai, and 4 km from the Mumbai border. Being the only hill station in Gujarat, it is located at a height of 1,000 meters and attracts tourists, especially during the summers.  In recent days, it has become a pioneered tourist destination. The tribal community residing here, known as Adivasis, evacuated the area at the request of the government and settled in the nearby Nawanagar, thus making the place an exclusive tourist destination. Saputara is a haven for art and nature lovers alike. Artist Village, a place only a few kilometers from Saputara, is a benevolent place of artwork by various national and international artists. It displays handicrafts and craftsmanship of various artisans in the area around. There are local traditional stores, and stalls selling Bamboo artifacts that work as thoughtful souvenirs. The Hatgadh Fort is an admirable site of historical significance built by Shivaji during his reign. You can find the statue of Lord Shiva resting on the top of this fort which exudes the aura of sanctity For those who are wanderers of wilderness, Saputara has an oasis of exotic wildlife at the Vansda National Park inhabiting carnivores, herbivores, avian fauna and reptiles like python and crocodiles. Purna Sanctuary is another such site of exploration. One can seek the remnants of the city’s rich heritage trekking through the forts and hillocks surrounding the place.  The maximum temperature of Saputara is an astounding 30 degrees Celsius, even during summers. This acts to the benefit of many, who seek escape from the otherwise imposing heat of the sun. During winter the temperature drops down over here to a very low level due to which people do not resort to visiting this place during winters.

Rajasthan

Best of Rajasthan

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Located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, Jamnagar is one of the most stunning places to visit in Gujarat. This commercially developed city offers several tourist attractions and entertainment options. The town is known primarily for the oil generation here by the Reliance industries. Moreover, its location to the south of the Gulf of Kutch also makes it a favorable tourist, commercial, and industrial destination. If you are in Jamnagar, you must visit the world-famous Darbargadh palace. This palace is revered for its sophisticated architecture featuring both Rajputana and European styles of construction. Fretwork jail screens, ornamental mirrors, stone carvings, and wall paintings from the Rajput half, while Venetian Gothic arches lend the European feel to this palace. You may also visit the Lakhota fort situated right in the middle of the Lakhota lake on a small and quaint island. This fort has now been converted into an intimate museum. To further explore the architectural beauty of the entire city, do not forget to visit the Willingdon Crescent and the Kotha Bastion. Both these places will steer you away from the traditional architectural styles seen in the rest of the state and take you to the medieval era of Europe. Visit Solarium to witness scientific wonder or Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary to travel closer to nature. While in Jamnagar, do not forget to shop extensively for beads, jewelry, spices, and preserved eatables. You can also try activities like sunbathing or birdwatching on the Balachadi beach of Jamnagar, or just visit the temples for some quiet meditation. If you are traveling with children, do not forget to visit Sardar Patel Amusement park for some thrilling rides.  A hot semi-arid climate prevails over Jamnagar, making October to February the preferable months to visit. You can comfortably roam the streets without feeling too hot or cold during these months.

Ahmedabad

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The birthplace of the father of the nation, Porbandar, is a chief tourist attraction in Gujarat. Besides being the hometown of Mahatma Gandhi, it was also the birthplace of the Hindu religious figure Sudama, who was the best friend of Lord Krishna.  Like the rest of Gujarat, Porbandar experiences a semi arid climate, being the most suitable for travel from October to March.  The early history of the city suggests Harappan settlements over the region, the pieces of evidence of which are still visible throughout. During the British rule in India, the area was a princely state and witnessed the construction of several monuments, all of which act as tourist attractions today.  A visit to Porbandar is incomplete without an exploration of the Kirti Mahal, the birthplace of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Sayaji Rao, a local ruler, built this memorial in 1936 to commemorate Gandhi's birth. Other places dedicated to Gandhi and his struggle for independence include the Bharat Mandir and the Rana Bapu’s Mahal. If you are looking for a scientific education while on your trip, explore the Tara Mandir planetarium of Porbandar, where you can watch different shows about the solar system and learn about new scientific developments in astrology.  Do not forget to visit the Shri Sudama Ji Mandir and the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram. While the former is a Hindu temple, the Ramakrishna Mission ashram was residence to freedom activist Swami Vivekananda for four months.  Visit the Porbandar bird sanctuary and the Barda Hills wildlife sanctuary for getting closer to nature. Both these places contain vibrant varieties of Indian flora and fauna. You can photograph birds like teals, fowls, flamingos, and ibis and explore the diverse wildlife of the Gujarati forests. One of the best activities organized in the city is the annual Janmashtami mela. This fair is a celebration of local culture and customs. You can enjoy mouthwatering dishes like Thepla and chilla here while also taking thrilling rides on swings. Shopping for beads, jewelry, spices, and handicrafts in the local markets is also sure to resolve your shopping woes.

Surat

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Located at the foothills of the Girnar range in Gujarat, Junagadh is one of the largest and busiest tourist attractions in Gujarat. The name Junagadh is an Indianized version of Yonagadh, the name of Indo Greek origin. The city is full of tourist centers like forts, mausoleums, natural getaways, and amusement parks.  The entire city has a historical edge to it. A perfect confluence of natural reserves and modern development can be witnessed throughout Junagadh. The forests located on the far end of the city complement the towering buildings, beaches, and forts perfectly.  While in Junagadh, do not miss visiting the Gir National Park. This place is home to the largest number of Asiatic lions anywhere in the world and also contains several exotic species of plants and animals throughout. With over 300 species of birds and 2375 species of trees and shrubs, this place is also perfect for birdwatchers and nature lovers.  You can also visit the Girnar Hills for a truly exotic vacation amidst the mountains. Lush green grasses cover the tall hills, lending them a picturesque vibe. These hills are as ancient as the first civilization of Indus Valley and also find their descriptions in ancient Indian scriptures. For a dose of history, visit the Uperkot fort and the Mohabbat maqbara. Both of these places reflect local and Mughal past of the region and feature unique architecture. You can also visit places like Sarkhseshwar beach, edicts of Ashoka, and Buddhist caves for a holistic vacation.  One of the best activities to try in Junagadh is Jungle exploration through safaris. You may also try out activities like sunbathing and beach sports. If you plan to shop, look for local spices, fabrics, and beaded jewelry.  Visit Junagadh from November to February for a pleasant vacation. The comfortable temperatures of these months are perfect for sightseeing and adventure. Summers in the city can be hot and humid, while monsoons make traveling on foot troublesome.

Kutch

Best of Kutch

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Gir national park.

Gir National Park

Rann Of Kutch

Rann Of Kutch

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur, India, is a magnificent heritage hotel with a rich history. Completed in 1943, it was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh to provide employment during a severe famine. The palace boasts stunning Indo-Art Deco architecture, lush gardens, opulent interiors, and offers guests a royal experience.

Top Experiences To Do in Umaid Bhawan Palace

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Mandore Garden

Mandore Garden

Mandore Garden, situated near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is a captivating historical attraction. Once the capital of Marwar, Mandore boasts intricately carved cenotaphs dedicated to Marwar rulers, set amidst well-maintained gardens.

Machia Biological Park

Machia Biological Park

Machia Biological Park, located near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is a unique wildlife sanctuary and conservation area. Spread over 41 hectares, it houses diverse flora and fauna native to the Thar Desert. The park focuses on wildlife conservation, education, and research.

Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi Jodhpur

Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi Jodhpur

Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi, located in the heart of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is a historic stepwell revered for its architectural splendor and cultural significance. Built in the 18th century by Maharaja Abhay Singh's consort, Queen Toorji, it served as a vital water source for the community.

Osian

Osian, often referred to as the "Khajuraho of Rajasthan," is a quaint desert town located approximately 65 kilometers from Jodhpur. Renowned for its ancient temples, Osian boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage dating back to the 8th to 12th centuries.

Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake, situated on the outskirts of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is a picturesque artificial reservoir offering a tranquil escape. Built in 1872 by Pratap Singh, the lake spans about 8 km in length and is surrounded by scenic landscapes.

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, nestled at the foot of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is an ecological endeavor that showcases the arid Thar Desert's unique biodiversity. Spread across 72 hectares, this conservation area was initiated to restore the rocky terrain to its natural state.

Bal Samand Lake

Bal Samand Lake

Bal Samand Lake, located near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is a serene oasis surrounded by lush gardens and historic architecture. Built in the 13th century, the lake served as a water reservoir for the city. Today, it is a picturesque destination, featuring the Bal Samand Lake Palace, a heritage hotel with a rich history.

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, India, stands as a magnificent testament to Rajput architecture and history. Perched atop a hill, this imposing fort offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Blue City below. Steeped in legends and tales of valor, the fort's massive walls house intricately adorned palaces, museum galleries, and ancient artifacts, transporting visitors back in time. Explore the grandeur of its courtyards, intricate carvings, and well-preserved architecture, which reflects the glorious heritage of the Rathore dynasty. A visit to Mehrangarh Fort is a captivating journey through the regal past of Rajasthan, making it an essential stop for history enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike.

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Pirotan Island

Pirotan Island

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar Dam

Statue Of Unity

Statue Of Unity

Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Rani Ki Vav

Rani Ki Vav

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20 Spectacular Places To Visit In Gujarat

A list of some of the best places to visit in gujarat that should be on your itinerary when you are in western india..

By Ayushi Anand Updated on Feb 23, 2023, 09:28 AM IST

20 Spectacular Places To Visit In Gujarat

When it comes to planning a trip to Gujarat there are various options available for all types of travellers. Foodies can sample local Gujarati cuisine that includes dhokla, khandvi, thepla, khaman, dabeli, sev, farsan and undhiyon. Nature lovers can take a trip to Gujarat’s only hill station – Saputara – and the historophiles and wildlife enthusiasts can explore the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Rani ki Vav, Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary and Gir National Park amongst many other landmark tourist destinations that are some of the best places to visit in Gujarat.

With India’s longest coastline, rich history and culture, it will take not just one but many trips to truly explore Gujarat. If you are planning an itinerary for your Gujarat trip, this guide will help in narrowing down the places to visit in Gujarat, must-try food, hotels to book and markets for shopping.

Best time to visit

Gujarat can be visited throughout the year, however, October to February are the best months due to the pleasant weather.

Gujarat weather

From October to February, weather in Gujarat ranges between 12 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius. Exploring Gujarat in the summer months of March to June can be a little tough as the temperature ranges between 29 degrees Celsius and 41 degrees Celsius and the days can get really hot.

Best places to visit in Gujarat

1. ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad

Located near the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is a metropolitan city that is growing rapidly. It is both an industrial hub as well as an educational hotspot. From the bustling streets of Manek Chowk, one of the only places where you can have heaps of butter and cheese on your chocolate sandwich, to the serene walkway of Sabarmati waterfront – this city is a delight to visit!

Major attractions : Law Garden, Sabarmati Ashram, Sabarmati Riverfront, Manek Chowk, Auto World Vintage Car Museum.

How to reach :

By air : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport receives direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

By train : There are a total of nineteen stations with Ahmedabad Junction being the main one and is also known as Kalupur Railway Station.

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2. Kankaria Lake

Kankaria Lake

With too many attractions in Ahmedabad, Kankaria Lake needs a special mention as one tends to skip visiting this stunning lake due to the lack of time. Your itinerary for Ahmedabad should include one full day to explore this tourist spot with a full-fledged entertainment hub. Located in the southeastern part of the capital, this is the second-largest lake in the city. The lakefront can be visited with family where you can enjoy nature as well as leisure activities like mini golf, desert safari, balloon safari and archery.

Major attractions : Balvatika, adjoining zoo, aquarium and hill garden

By metro : Amraiwadi Station is the closest metro station.

By road : Ramanand Kot is the nearest and it’s another 8-minute walk to the lake.

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Surat

Surat is one of the most populated cities of Gujarat and also happens to be the commercial hub for diamond merchants. The city has a thriving textile industry and a thriving street food scene that you just cannot miss out on. Here you can find chaat from all parts of India as well as hot dosas and dabeli; the menu has it all. Dumas beach is a must-visit landmark where you can indulge in activities such as camel safari and horse riding while munching on some spicy bhajiya and bhel. There are plenty of fun rides for children as well. Plan your trip on a weekday to avoid crowds.

Major attractions : Dumas beach, Dutch Garden, Tithal Beach, Science Centre.

By air : Surat International Airport is 12 kilometres away from the city centre.

By train : If you are headed to the north of Surat then Utran Railway station is the nearest railhead and for the south side of the city, Udhna Junction is the closest to the city centre.

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4. Saputara

Saputara

One of the best places to visit in Gujarat, Saputara is a hill station situated in the Dang district. It makes for a perfect escape from city life for nature and art lovers. Travellers flock here in summer for spectacular views and cool temperatures. Just a few kilometres away from Saputara is the Artist Village where you will find artworks by various renowned artists. You can even pick up a few bamboo artefacts as souvenirs on your way back home.

Major attractions : Artist Village, Lake view restaurant, Saputara Lake.

By air : Surat International Airport is around 163 km from Saputara

By train : Bilimora Junction at Waghai railway station is the closest to Saputara.

The best way to reach Saputara is by road as the airways and railways aren’t directly connected to the Dang district.

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5. Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity

Dedicated to the Indian freedom fighter – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue that stands at 182 metres and is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. The museum at the tourist destination houses over 2000 pictures of the freedom fighter and has an entertainment complex where visitors can attend a sound and light laser show at 7pm every day. There are facilities for a helicopter ride, or a boat ride on the Narmada River to enjoy different views of the statue.

You can easily spend two to three days exploring the butterfly garden and cactus garden, and enjoy water sports, zip-lining and other activities. Accommodations are available in luxury tents, hotels and homestays.

Major attractions : Butterfly Garden, Museum, Ayurvedic wellness centre, observation deck, the valley of flowers.

By air : Vadodara airport is about 90 kilometres away from the Statue of Unity.

By train : Rajpipla Railway Station is the nearest to the Statue of Unity (25 km away) which can be reached by taking the train to Bharuch.

By road : Kevadia is the nearest bus station from where you can take an auto rikshaw to reach the statue.

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If you are a history buff then Bhuj is a must-visit for you as the city is home to several ancient monuments such as Cenotaphs Complex, Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace, Kutch Museum and a Shiva Temple in Khera. You must make a pit stop at Shankar Vadao Pao for one of the best vada paos in the city!

Things to do : Mandvi Beach, Sharad Baug Palace, City Shopping

By air : Bhuj Rudra Mata Airport is 5.5 kilometres away from the city centre.

By train : Bhuj Railway Station is the closest to the city centre.

By road : Lal Teri, Ghanshyam Nagar and Sanskar Nagar are the closest bus stands.

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7. Rann of Kutch

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The great Rann of Kutch is an area of salt marshes in the Thar Desert and is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. To witness this white-coloured massive expanse of cracked earth that transports you to another world is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Every year, from November to February, Rann Utsav is celebrated here where you can enjoy cultural shows and activities like camel and cart rides, spa treatments and rifle shooting. You must try the staple food of khichdi, rotla with green chili pickle and buttermilk when here.

Major attractions : Vibrant culture of Kutch, and unique art and crafts, Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary.

By air : Fly to the Bhuj airport from where you can hire a private cab or an auto Rikshaw.

By train : Bhuj Junction is the closest railway station, around 104 kilometres away from the Rann of Kutch, and it will take two hours approximately to reach.

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8. Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary

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Two hours away from Champaner is the Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary. This Sanctuary houses the largest population of sloth bears which are considered to be even more dangerous than leopards. Other wildlife that can be spotted here are leopards, cobras, civet cats and four-horned antelopes

Major attractions : River Panam, Kajenta waterfall, close-by tribal towns – Baria and Udepur.

By air : Vadodara is the nearest airport (170 kilometres away).

By train : Piplod Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead and the nearest railway station is Dahod (70 kms).

By road : Devgadh Baria which is 45 kilometres away is the closest bus station.

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9. Rani Ka Vav, Patan

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Rani Ka Vav (translates to queen’s stepwell ) is located in the town of Patan. Rani Udyamati commissioned this spectacular stepwell in loving memory of her deceased husband King Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty in the year 1063. Located on the banks of the Saraswati River, this UNESCO World Heritage site (since 2014) is one-of-a-kind in the entire country, designed as an inverted temple divided into seven levels of stairs with sculptural panels.

Other major attractions : Panchmukhi Hanuman, Sahasralinga Talav

By air : The Ahmedabad airport is the closest to Patan.

By train : Kalol Railway Station is closest and is 75 kilometres away from the city.

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10. Dwarkadhish Temple

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Take a trip to this Hindu temple that is believed to have been built by the great-grandson of Lord Krishna. Dwarkadhish Temple is known for its magnificently carved structure and is a part of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage yatra called the Char Dham Yatra. The temple has been renovated many times over the centuries, especially leaving imprints of the 16th and 19th centuries, as per the Gujarat Tourism website.

It is perched on a small hill and the visitors have to climb around 50 steps to reach it.

Major attractions : Dwarka Beach, Gomti Ghat, Rukmini Devi Mandir, Sudama Set

By air : Fly to the Jamnagar airport (95 Kilometres away) to reach Dwarka.

By train : Dwarka Railway Station is the closest to the temple, on one kilometre away.

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11. Junagadh

places to visit in gujarat

Located in close proximity to Gir National Park, Junagadh has some of the most stunning monuments that are waiting to be explored. This city is famous for its markets, pickles and spices. One must try aloo puri, ghewar and dahi vada here.

Major attractions : Mahabat Maqbara Palace, Uparkot Fort, Junagadh Museum

By air : Nearest airports are Rajkot and Porbandar.

By train : Junagadh Junction is the closest railway station which is 1 kilometre away from the city centre. There are several express and local trains that operate daily from Rajkot to Junagarh.

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12. Gir National Park

places to visit in gujarat

A trip to Gujarat is incomplete without a visit to Gir National Park. Here you can spot the rare Asiatic lions, along with leopards, hyenas, marsh crocodiles, antelopes and many exotic birds. The best time to visit this national park is in the months of April and May.

Major attractions : Kamleshwar Dam, Kankai Mata Temple, Jamzir Waterfall

By air: Keshod airport is the closest to Gir National Park (70 kilometres away).

By train : Junagadh Junction is the closest railway station to the national park.

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13. Modhera Sun Temple

places to visit in gujarat

Located in Modhera village, this Hindu temple is dedicated to the sun god. The Archaeological Survey of India states that this temple was built in 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. As soon as you enter the complex of the temple, you will witness a big rectangular-shaped kund known as the Ramakund. It contains 108 shrines to various gods and demi-gods. The temple is designed in a way that on solar equinox days, the sun shines directly above the temple at noon without casting any shadows.

Major attractions : Modheswari Matangi, Shree Bahuchar Mata Temple Becharaji

By air : The Ahmedabad airport is the closest (95 kilometres away) and it takes about two hours to reach the temple.

By train : Mehsana Junction is the closest railway station (28 kilometres away).

You can travel from Mehsana (26 kilometres away), Gandhinagar (83 kilometres away) and Ahmedabad (99 kilometres away) through the road network.

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14. Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

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This temple is the first of the 12 famous jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva and is located at the confluence of the Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati Rivers. A holy place of worship for the Hindus, Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple is also famous for its architectural beauty making it one of the must-visit places in Gujarat.

Major attractions : Somnath Beach, Prabhas Patan Museum, Surya Mandir

By air : The nearest airport to Somnath is Rajkot (195 kilometres away).

By train : Veraval Railway Station is closest to the temple. The city is well connected with the rest of the country via a number of trains. There are many express and local trains that operate daily and are convenient for travelling from Ahmedabad as well as other cities.

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15. Zarwani Waterfalls

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Spend a day trekking or just enjoying a picnic near this majestic waterfall situated in the Narmada District. Zarwani waterfalls are located inside the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its flora and fauna.

Major attractions : Gheer Khadi, Shoolpaneshwar Temple

By air : Vadodara airport is the closest.

By train : Vadodara railway station is the closest to the city centre.

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16. Vadodara

places to visit in gujarat

Vadodara is the third largest city of Gujarat situated on the banks of the Vishwamistri river. It is known as the cultural capital of the state and is a centre for educational activities. What makes Vadodara one of the must-visit places in Gujarat is its architectural brilliance which can be seen in the city’s palaces and temples.

The city is also famous for the warmest embroidered quilts that you can pick up from one of the markets here.

Major attractions : Kirti Mandir, shopping for Patola silk sarees, Madvi Gate, Laxmi Villas Palace

By air : Vadodara airport is located around 7 km from the city centre.

By train : Vadodara Junction is the closest railway station to the city centre.

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17. Laxmi Vilas Palace

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Laxmi Vilas Palace needs a separate mention because you should not miss out on experiencing this enchanting palace when in Vadodara. It was once known to be the largest palace of private dwelling in the world which also happens to be four times the size of Buckingham Palace. Built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890, the property spans more than 500 acres and houses other buildings like Maharaja Fateh Sing Museum and the Moti Baug Palace. Inside, you can admire the well-maintained mosaics, and chandeliers as well as a huge collection of weaponry and art. The palace remains the residence of the royal family of Vadodara, however, it is open for public visit.

Major attractions : Mandvi Gate, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Sri Aurobindo Ashram

By air : Vadodara airport is around 8 km from the palace.

By train : Vadodara Junction is at a distance of 4 kilometres from the palace.

It is a 10-minute car and cab ride away from Vadodara city centre.

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18. Pavagadh Park

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Located in the centre of Champaner city on the Pavagadh Hills, Pavagadh Park combines both Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture. The park is also famous for the Mahakali Temple which draws thousands of pilgrims every day.

Major attractions : Pavagadh hills, The Jami Masjid, Manchi Fort

By air : Head to Vadodara airport and then hire a cab to Champaner.

By train : Champagner is the closest railway station to reach the park.

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19. Dholavira

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Dholavira is one of the most prominent archaeological sites of India associated with the Indus Valley civilisation. One must visit this place as it is the only and the largest excavated Harappan site in India open to the public.

Major attractions : Kutch Fossil Park, Purneshwar Temple, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary

By air : Bhuj airport is the closest to Dholavira and is approximately 220 kilometres away.

By train : Samakhiali is the closest railway station which is 137 kilometres away.

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This is the place where you can enjoy the aroma of freshly made butter as Anand is the milk capital of India. Kathiyawadi cuisine is a speciality of this region so make sure to try lassan aloo and sev tamat here. The city still has a rural touch to it and should be on your list of places to visit in Gujarat if you are a fan of the slow life. There are several temples and museums that can also be visited here.

Major attractions : Manilaxmi Jain Tirth, Kanewal Lake, Sardar Patel and Vithalbhai Patel Memorial Museum

By air : Closest airport is Vadodara airport (42 kilometres away).

By train : Anand railway station is the closest to the city centre.

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How to reach Gujarat

The state is well-connected through airports, railway stations and roads. There are public buses that have good connectivity to the remotest areas in Gujarat.

What to shop in Gujarat

Gujarat is famous for Patola silk sarees and bandhani. You also get some of the best ghaghra choli and silver jewellery here. For local shopping, the best places in Gujarat are Sindhi Market, Lal Darwaja Market, Law Garden and Dhalgarwad in Ahmedabad; Rander Road and Rangila Park Shopping Centre in Surat.

Malls in Gujarat

There are many malls in Gujarat and most brands are easily available. Almost every mall has a food court, several coffee shops and plenty of dining options. The biggest mall is Nexus Ahmedabad One in Ahmedabad. Other malls to check out are — Inorbit Mall in Vadodara, VR Surat in Surat and Crystal Mall in Rajkot.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, is the most beautiful city to visit. Located on the western bank of Sabarmati River, Gandhinagar is the home of the beautiful Akshardham Temple in the country.

Answer: Dwarkadhish Temple, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Modhera Sun Temple, Rani Ki Vav, Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple are some of the famous historical places in Gujarat.

Answer: There are plenty of beaches in cities like Surat, Dwarka and Porbandar. Mandvi Beach is considered to be one of the best beaches.

Answer: Ahmedabad is considered to be the most expensive city in Gujarat in terms of the cost of living.

Answer: Navsari is the cheapest city in Gujarat.

Answer: The biggest mall is Nexus Ahmedabad One in Ahmedabad. Other malls to check out are — Inorbit Mall in Vadodara, VR Surat in Surat and Crystal Mall in Rajkot.

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Gujarat is about one of the world’s largest white deserts; India’s longest coastline; country’s largest habitat of Asiatic lions and first marine national park; one of the Chardham Temples, Shaktipeethas, and Jyotirlinga; and now world’s tallest statue. There are just so many places to see in Gujarat that even a month holiday won’t be enough!

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Rani Ki Vav: A Stunning Stepwell Recognized by UNESCO

Rani Ki Vav Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: October to March

Visiting Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 15 for Indians and Rs 200 for foreigners

A stepwell in Patan, Rani Ki Vav was built by Queen (Rani) of Bhimdeva, Udayamanti. Constructed in the 11th century to preserve ground water, Rani ki Vav today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The major highlights of the stepwell are its walls that are decorated with figurative motifs and showcases images of various gods and goddesses from the Hindu pantheon.

The central part of each storey contains the primary sculpture. Winter is the best season to visit Rani Ki Vav as you can enjoy the light shows, cultural events and exhibitions during the Rani Ki Vav Festival.

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Gir National Park: Largest Home for the Asiatic Lions

Gir National Park Asiatic lion

Best Time to Visit: October to May

Summers Visiting Time: 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 4: 00 pm to 7: 00 pm

Winters Visiting Time: 6:45 am to 9:45 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Boasting being the only place in India with the largest population of Asiatic lions, Gir National Park in Junagadh , Gujarat is the best destination for wildlife lovers.

Along with lions, this national park is home to more than 300 bird species like greathorned owl, crested serpent eagle. It is also inhabite by other members of the cat family like leopards.

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Dwarkadhish Temple: A Sacred Place for Hindu Pilgrimage

Dwarkadhish Temple Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: November to February and during Janmashtami

Visiting Time: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sudama Setu Timings: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

One of the Chardham destinations and Sapata Turis (seven sacred cities), Dwarkadhish Jagat Mandir in Dwarka, Gujarat is an important religious site.  The word ‘Dwarka’ is made of two words – ‘dwara’ meaning road, and ‘ka’ implying eternal significance. Going by the mythological records, Dwarka was the kingdom of Lord Krishna, and he stayed there for quite some time.

This five-storey temple stands on 72 pillars, which according to the science of archeo-astronomy, is of immense significance. The sandstone plinth and walls of the temples are embellished with panels depicting dancers, elephants, musicians and celestial beings. A bridge called Sudama Setu at the base of the temple takes one across the Gomti creek towards the beach.

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White Desert – Great Rann of Kutch: A Spectacular Site of Sprawling Salt Desert

Great Rann of Kutch Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Entry Fee: Rs 100 for adults and Rs 50 for children

A must-visit on a trip to Gujarat, Great Rann of Kutch is reputed to be one of the world’s largest white salt deserts. Spanning over an area of 7500 sq km, the salt desert is best to be visited during the Rann Utsav, which happens between November and March. A tent city is set up amidst the desert for tourists during the Rann Utsav and cultural festivals are organised.

During the festival, one can enjoy camel safaris and can witness traditional handicraft of Gujarat. One can also experience the village life in the nearby rural areas like Hodka and Dhordo.

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Somnath Temple: The Jyotirlinga that Withstood the Test of Time

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Morning – 7:30 am to 11:30 am

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Evening – 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

A primary shrine amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Somnath Temple is located in the small town of Junagadh district and is an important spiritual site in Gujarat. The Hindu temple is known for one of the most expensive aartis.

Locals call this temple as ‘shrine eternal’ because it has withstood the test of time. It was destroyed six times and every time it was rebuilt. The current structure of the temple is built in the Chalukya style of architecture by the master masons of Gujarat, known as Sompuras. The shivling at the temple is believed to be ‘swayambhu’ or self-manifested in the temple.

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Polo Monument and Vijaynagar Forest: A Perfect Destination for Camping and Hiking 

Polo Monument Vijaynagar Gujarat

The temples of Polo located near Vijaynagar were built between 10th and 15th centuries under the Gurjara – Pratiharas. Later the Rathores extended the construction and used it as a hiding place from enemies, citizens, and even from the scorching sun.

The Polo Forest region has now become a great weekend destination near Ahmedabad where people can enjoy camping and trekking. The major attractions of Polo Forest are Sarneshwar Temple (still in use), Lakha Dera Jain temple and Shiv Shakti Mandir. It is a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventurers, and photographers.

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Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park: A Spectacular Site for History Lovers

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Gujarat

Visiting Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 30 for Indians and Rs 500 for foreigners

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Champaner is located in the foothills of Pavagadh and is the best place for history lovers in Gujarat. The Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park extends on a rocky hilltop and has forts, mosques, temples and palaces that reflect the historic and living cultural heritage of Gujarat. The site is a short distance away from Vadodara and makes for a great weekend destination.

Even though a major part of Champaner lies in ruins today, there are many old mosques and palaces that reflect a blend of Islamic and Jain architecture styles. Here one can find 11 different types of heritage monuments belonging to the 16th century like tombs, gateways, mosques, temples, fortresses and walls, palaces, and pavilions, helical wells, custom houses. Kevda Masjid and Cenotaph, Jami Masjid, Lila Gumbaj Ki Masjid, Pavagadh fort, Lakulisa temple, and Helica Step-well, are some of the top attractions to see in Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park.

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Sabarmati Ashram: A Comprehensive Collection Throwing Light on the Life of Mahatma Gandhi

Sabarmati Ashram Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year

Visiting Time: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Entry Fee: Free

Originally called Satyagraha Ashram, Sabarmati Ashram is Mahatma Gandhi’s second ashram (first being the Kochrab Ashram) where he planned a significant number of freedom movements between 1917 and 1930. This place is perfect for history lovers and those wanting to have a look inside Mahatma Gandhi’s humble life and his immense political power. Sabarmati Ashram is also the top attraction in Ahmedabad.

One can find a special mention of Sabarmati Ashram in the archives of India as Mahatma Gandhi trained activists to join his movements like Swadeshi movements, non-violent and civil disobedience here. Gandhi’s living quarter along with that of his many allies are also situated in Sabarmati Ashram, and there’s an open-air museum that presents an informative record of his life and teachings.

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Marine National Park: India’s First Marine National Park 

Marine National Park Gujarat

Visiting Time: Entry is allowed between the two high tides, which means every day, the timings change

An archipelago of 42 islands along the northern coast of Jamnagar and the southern coast of Kutch, Marine National Park is India’s first marine national park and wildlife sanctuary. The park is the only place in India where one can see the coral reefs of different shapes and sizes without diving in the water.

Marine National Park makes for one of the best wildlife destinations in Gujarat. The major attractions here are Pirotan, Narala, Ajad, and Positara. To reach the marine national park, you will have to hire a boat from the Bedi Port or Sikka Port.

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Saputara: An Ideal Getaway to Find Respite for Summer Heat

Saputara Hill Sation Gujarat

If you thought Gujarat is all about forts, palaces, temples and jungles, then you should know that it also has a hill station, Saputara . The only hill station in Gujarat, Saputara is nestled in the Sahyadri hills amidst the dang forest and offers people a great summer holiday option in the state.

The main attractions of Saputara are Honey bees Center, Rose Garden, Lake Garden, Step Garden, Gira Waterfalls, Mahal Forest, Gandhi Shikhar and Sunrise Point.

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Dholavira: The Second-Largest Harappan Site in India

Dholavira Gujarat

Visiting Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

About 250 km from the Bhuj lies an archaeological site of Dholavira in Kutch district that throws light on the Harappan civilization. Sprawling across 100 hectares area, Dholavira is the second-largest Harappan site in India and fifth largest in the Indian sub-continent and dates back to 2900 BC- 1500 BC. Dholavira is a must-visit for every history lover visiting Gujarat.

On a trip to Dholavira, you can walk through the ancient reservoirs and a 5,000-year-old stepwell that reflects the world’s earliest and best planned water conservation systems. One can also see what might be the world’s first signboards, written in ancient Indus script in Dholavira.

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Lothal: An Ancient Harappan Port Town Ideal for History Lovers

Lothal Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: July to March

Visiting Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fridays closed

Entry Fee: Rs 5

Like Dholavira, Lothal is also a significant site of the Harappan civilization. At a distance of some odd 75 km from Ahmedabad in Saragwala Village, Lothal is an archaeological site that dates back to 4500 years. Once an important port town, it is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat for history lovers.

To know the place better you can also visit the museum, located at a close proximity to the site and showcases 5089 products unearthed from the excavation like terracotta ornaments, shell and ivory objects, replicas of seal and sealings, tools and potteries yielded from excavations, copper and bronze objects animal and human figurines, weights, etc. The museum also plays a documentary about Lothal and its excavation giving you insights into the place.

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Palitana Jain Temple: Home to 3000 Spectacular Temples

Palitana Jain Temple Gujarat

Located atop the Shetrunjay Hill in Bhavnagar District, Palitana Temple is one of the most sacred Jain temples in India. It is known for its 3000 brilliantly carved temples. It is believed that the first Jain Tirthankara, Adinath, visited this hill while his chief disciple Pundarika attained enlightenment here.

This must-see place in Gujarat has approximately 108 large temples and 872 small shrines with about 7000 images that have been built over 900 years from the 11th century by the Jain community. To reach the temple, one has to climb 3800 steps. From the top of the temple, you can see the panoramic view of the Gulf of Cambay and the countryside.

Note: Devotees usually start their climb early in the morning and make their descent by evening as staying at night is not permitted.

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Sun Temple: An Architectural Marvel to Not Miss Out

Sun Temple in Modhera Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: October to March and during Modhera Dance Festival

Built in 1027 AD, the Sun Temple in Modhera in Mehsana District is one of the surviving Indian shrines dedicated to God Sun. It stands as an epitome of the Hindu temple of the Solanki dynasty. Boasting of exquisite architecture, the Sun Temple is an ideal place to visit not only for Hindu pilgrims but history and architecture enthusiasts.

The temple is divided into three parts, which are perfectly aligned from east to west, in accordance with the diety of the sun. Inside the temple complex, you can see a suryakund or a stepwell, prayer hall (also known as Sabhamandapa) supported on 52 pillars and another room (Gudhamandara) that leads to an inner sanctum called Garbhagriha. The temple is a sight to behold during the Modhera Dance Festival.

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Akshardham Temple: A Modern-Day Architectural Marvel 

Akshardham Temple Gujarat

Visiting Time: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, Mondays are closed

Exhibition: Adults (Age 11+): Rs 60 and Children (Age 3 – 11): Rs 40

Water Show Tickets: Adults (Age 11+): ₹ 100 and Children (Age 3 – 11): ₹ 70

Established in 1992 in Gandhinagar, Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, who belongs to Vaishnav tradition. The temple is considered to be one of the top sites to see in Gujarat because of its history as well as architecture.

Set up in an area of over 23 acres, the temple complex serves as a place for education and entertainment. The major highlight of Akshardham Temple is its architecture. It is built of 6000 tons of pink sandstone and no cement or steel has been used in its construction. The main hall of the temple enshrines 7 feet tall idol of Lord Swaminarayan, which is yet another attraction of Akshardham Temple.

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Shri Arasuri Ambaji Mata Temple: A Sacred Shaktipeetha for Hindu Pilgrimage

Arasuri Ambaji Mata Temple Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year and Bhadrapad Purnima and Navratri

Visiting Time: 7:30 am to 11:45 am, 12:15 pm to 4:15 pm, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

One of the Shaktipeethas and a prominent religious site in Ambaji, the Ambaji Temple is located on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The legend has it that when Lord Shiva was carrying the burnt body of goddess Sati, her heart fell at the same place where this must-see temple currently stands.

At the Ambaji temple, Visayantra is worshipped and there is no idol of the Goddess. The temple looks its best during Bhadrapad Purnima and Navratri festival.

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Pols of Ahmedabad: A Look inside Harmoniums Community Living 

Pols of Ahmedabad Gujarat

A major tourist attraction in Gujarat, the Pols of Ahmedabad are a reflection of community living. Pols are distinct residential areas that are unique only to Gujarat, and one can find them in significant numbers in Ahmedabad.

There are nearly 174 pols in Ahmedabad, each featuring lovely wooden windows, brackets, balconies, chabutras (raised platforms), and chowks (squares). These are the photographer’s delight and make for one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad.

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Wild Ass Sanctuary: A One of its Kind Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Ass Sanctuary Gujarat

Visiting Time: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Talking about the wildlife tourism places, the Wild Ass Sanctuary in Little Rann of Kutch is one of its kind destinations in Gujarat.  Sprawling across an area of 5000 square kilometers, the Wild Ass Sanctuary in Kutch is the only home to the species of wild ass in India. There are around 3000 wild asses in the sanctuary that can be best sighted in and around October and November.

Other than the wild ass, the sanctuary is home to 32 other types of mammals including chinkara (Indian gazelle), jackals, caracals, nilgais (the largest antelope of Asia), Indian wolves, blackbucks, striped hyenas, etc.

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Velavadar Blackbuck National Park: Amongst the Fewer Sights to Sight Blackbucks in India

Velavadar Blackbuck National Park Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: November to May

Visiting Time: 6:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For wildlife enthusiasts who’d love a safari in African savannah but are somehow not able to manage the trip, Velavadar Blackbuck National Park in Gujarat is a blessing in all senses. The national park is situated in Bhal region (approximately 150 km from Ahmedabad) and as the name suggests has one of the largest home of blackbucks.

Along with the blackbucks, here you can spot a plethora of birds. Walking is the only way to explore the national park and it is indeed rewarding.

Laxmi Vilas Palace: A Reflection of Gujarat’s Plush History

Laxmi Vilas Palace Gujarat

Visiting Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 150

Museum Fee: Rs 60

Built in 1890 as the private residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Laxmi Vilas Palace is indeed one of the grandest structures in India and the top place to visit in Gujarat. Sprawling over an area of 700 acres, the palace is believed to be nearly four times the size of Buckingham Palace and features many buildings like Moti Baug Palace, Makarpura Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building.

You can easily figure out the magnificence of this palace by the fact that Robert Fellows Chisholm, the head architect, took twelve years to build this grand building. The property also has a Navlakhi stepwell, Maharaja Fatehgarh museum, and a small zoo, which is a resting ground for crocodiles.

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Vijay Vilas Palace: A Favourite Film Shooting Location

Vijay Vilas Palace Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Day

Visiting Time : 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 10

Camera Fee: Rs 50

When it comes to film shooting, Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi is a favorite haunt of the directors in Gujarat. This 20th-century summer palace of Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji is an impressive Indo-Edwardian and is located quite close to the beach. The palace is made of red sandstones by Mistri and Suthar of Kutch, it features every element of Rajput architecture and bears a striking resemblance to palaces of Orchha and Datia.

A portion of the palace is now converted into a resort that offers luxury accommodation options. Inlaid tile work, distinctive stone carving, manicured garden, intricate jail work, great water streams, and murals are the highlights of Vijay Vilas Palace.

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Uparkot Fort: A Place Taking Back in Time 

Uparkot Fort Gujarat

Located in the heart of Junagadh city, Uparkot Fort was built way back in 319 BC by Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Maurya empire. In the course of 2300 years, this fort has faced many sieges, seen bloodshed, witnessed chivalry of many kings.

Like its exteriors, the interiors of the fort are equally impressive. Inside the fort, there is a Jumma Masjid, Buddhist caves, 300-feet deep moats, and step wells. For architecture lovers, Uparkot Fort is a must-visit in Gujarat.

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Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups: A Fascinating Place for History Buffs

Junagadh Buddhist Caves Gujarat

Visiting Time: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Carved out of Monolithic Rock, this 2000-year-old three-tiered monument is not a cave but three separate rooms namely Khapra Kodiya Caves, Baba Pyare Caves, and Uparkot Caves that were used as the monks’ quarters.

This place in Junagadh District is believed to have been created during the reign of Emperor Ashoka.

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Adalaj Vav / Adalaj Stepwell: An Example of Exquisite Architecture 

Adalaj Step well Gujarat

Entry Fee: Rs 25

Originally built as a stepwell in 1555 AD in the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Adalaj Vav is the finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture as here one can see a fusion of Hindu craftsmanship and the geometric pattern of Islamic architecture.

What makes this top attraction near Ahmedabad more striking is its series of platforms and galleries built on the side of the stepwell. The circular tank, entrance pavilion at the ground level and the well at the lowest level are the three major attractions of Adalaj stepwell.

Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary : Home to One of the Heaviest Flying Birds in the World

Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: August to March

Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary (Lala–Parjan Sanctuary) is reckoned to be one of the best places in India for spotting the great Indian bustard, one of the heaviest flying birds. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 2 sq km and is the second-largest home ground for the critically endangered species of Indian Bustard.

Other than the Great Indian Bustard, birds that can be spotted in the sanctuary are McQueen’s Bustard, Lesser Florican, Stoliczkas, Bushchats, Merlins.

Statue of Unity: World’s Tallest Statue

Statue of Unity Gujarat

Visiting Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Mondays closed

Entry Fee: Rs 120 + Rs 30 (Bus Charges) for adults and Rs 60 + Rs 30 (Bus Charges) for children

Observation Deck: Rs 350 + Rs 30 (Bus Charges) for adults and Rs 200 + Rs 30 (Bus Charges)

The world’s tallest statue, Statue of Unity is twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and is currently, the most popular tourist attraction in Gujarat. Dedicated to Indian independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the 182 meter tall statue erected in Narmada Valley Kevadiya colony was completed in 2018.

Apart from the statue, the area around it has also been developed as a tourist destination where a number of activities and attractions can be enjoyed. The sound and laser show, butterfly garden, cactus garden, Ayurvedic wellness center, eco-friendly and medicinal plant nursery, handicraft stores, valley of flowers, forest with native trees, children’s park with train and mirror maze, safari park and zoo are the major highlights of the place. One can also enjoy zip-lining, white water rafting, cycling, and boating on the lake.

Chhota Udepur District: An Ideal Place for Tribal Tourism

Chhota Udepur Gujarat

Best Time to Visit: January to March and the Holi Festival

Part of Gujarat’s tribal belt, Chhota Udepur is the best place to see cultural heritage and enjoy tribal tourism. It is ideal to visit Chhota Udepur during the Holi festival when tribal fairs are organized throughout the district. Tribal markets also take place there on Saturdays and Mondays.

Bhasha Research and Publication Center’s Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh village is amongst the top attractions in Chhota Udepur. Its incredible Vaacha Museum of Voice documents tribes from across India.

Sidhpur: A Destination for Architecture Aficionados

Sidhpur Gujarat

A town frozen in time, Sidhpurl delights architecture aficionados with its colourful century-old mansions belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. This tourist destination in Gujarat sits alongside the holy Saraswati River and is also a Hindu pilgrim destination that is dotted with many temples and water bodies.

The major attraction of Sidhpur are the ruins of 10th century Rudra Mahalaya Temple, with its towering carved pillars and torans.

Idar Hill Fort: An Offbeat Yet Spectacular Site to See

Idar Hill Fort Gujarat

Perched on a hill, Idar Hill Fort is one of the must-see attractions in Gujarat. A scenic but strenuous climb to the top of the hill (Idariyo Gadh) takes one past the remains of various palaces and temples.

The town of Idar is known for its handmade wooden toys which can be purchased at the market near the clock tower.

Udvada: A Parsi Village that is Home to the Oldest Zoroastrian Fire Temple in India

Udvada Gujarat

A tiny Parsi Village that seem to have remain trapped in time, Udvada is definitely a place you don’t want to miss in Gujarat. Home to Udvada Atash Behram, the oldest Zoroastrian fire temple in India, Udvada is a rustic village that sits by the sea. One can savour delicious Parsi food and enjoy the quietude of this village in Gujarat.

On your trip to Gujarat make a point to include all these places in your travel itinerary to get one of the best travel experiences of your life.

If you think, I have missed any attraction that is worth exploring in Gujarat; please feel free to suggest it to us in the comment box below.

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Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach

Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach Gujarat

Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach is one of the offbeat places to visit in India. It is located adjacent to the stunning island of Diu. Pristine waters of Arabian Sea, soothing views of the coastline, dolphin sightings, scenic fishing villages and the thrill of water adventure activities will quench your thirst for a relaxing beach holiday. This place is ideal for adventure enthusiasts, beach lovers and honeymoon couples. Emerged as a great picnic spot, it is one of the best weekend getaways in Gujarat to spend some quality time with family and friends.

Best Time to Visit – September to May

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Balasinor Dinosaur Museum

Balasinor Dinosaur Museum

In the village of Rayioli in Balasinor, fossil remains of more than 13 species of dinosaurs who lived approx. 65 million years ago by Paleontologist in 1980. Since then the place has become popular and today it is India’s largest dinosaur museum. Visiting here would be a delightful experience as you will come across various fossil remains of various species of Dinosaurs and a great insight on the history of dinosaurs in Gujarat. There are around 40 sculptures of dinosaurs and through the medium of 3D film, digital, print and static form, the museum enlightens you about the history of this giant creature.

Timings – 8 :00 am to 6:00pm. It is closed every Monday.

Ticket – 50 INR Per Person and 500 INR extra for Camera, 20 INR for children aged 5-12 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. what is gujarat famous for.

Gujarat is popular for its temple, Statue of Unity, Asiatic Lions, the white desert of Rann of Kutch, colorful handicrafts, festivals, food, and unique culture

Q. What are the popular destinations in Gujarat?

The popular places in Gujarat are:

  • Vadodara (Baroda)
  • Gandhinagar
  • Rann Of Kutch
  • Marine National Park.
  • Gir National Park

Q. Is Gujarat safe for solo women travelling?

Yes, Gujarat is quite safe for solo women travelling. However, it is recommended to practise caution like one would at any place in the world.

Q. What is the best way to reach Gujarat?

Several cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Jamnagar and more have airports and most of the cities and towns of Gujarat are connected via railways and roadways making it easy to visit the state.

Published: 26 Nov, 2020 | Last Updated:  14 Dec, 2021

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Places to Visit in Narmada District

Narmada district, located in the state of Gujarat, India, is a region known for its natural beauty, historical significance, and cultural heritage. This district is named after the Narmada River, one of the major rivers in India, and it offers a diverse range of attractions for tourists. From religious sites to scenic landscapes, Narmada district has something for every traveler. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the top places to visit in Narmada district, highlighting the rich tapestry of experiences it has to offer.

Ninai Waterfalls

Ninai Waterfall near Dediapada, Narmada District

Ninai Waterfalls, a hidden gem in the heart of the Dediapada Taluka in the Narmada district of Gujarat, promises a serene escape into nature’s embrace. Nestled approximately 35 km from Dediapada and 143 km from Surat, this cascading wonder is accessible via State Highway 163 (Gujarat). The journey to Ninai unveils picturesque landscapes, leading visitors through the lush forest ranges of Dediapada and the renowned Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. The falls, standing at an impressive 30 feet, offer a refreshing spectacle amidst the natural beauty that characterizes the region.

The surrounding environment enhances the allure of Ninai, with the Dediapada forest providing a verdant backdrop. The sanctuary, home to diverse flora and fauna, further enriches the experience. Visitors may encounter a variety of wildlife, including leopards, wild sloth bears, hyenas, and different deer species. The presence of Zarvani Waterfall nearby adds to the appeal, creating a haven for nature enthusiasts. With opportunities for trekking and picnics facilitated by the forest department, Ninai Waterfalls beckon those seeking a harmonious blend of adventure and tranquility in the heart of Narmada.

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Nilkanthdham Poicha

Nilkanthdham Poicha

Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple in Poicha village stands as a testament to spiritual grandeur amid the Narmada district’s cultural tapestry. Located approximately 80 km from Bharuch and 60 km from Vadodara, this temple complex is a sprawling haven for devotees and seekers of tranquility alike. The temple, dedicated to Swaminarayan, offers not only a place of worship but also an expansive area to explore and immerse oneself in a divine atmosphere.

Surrounded by the serene banks of the Narmada River, Nilkanth Dham captivates visitors with its architectural brilliance and spiritual ambience. The pilgrimage experience extends beyond the main temple, Sahajanand, and Nilkanth Dham, allowing for introspective strolls in the tranquil surroundings. Pilgrims from across Gujarat are drawn to this sacred site, where spirituality and architecture converge harmoniously. Nilkanthdham Poicha thus stands as a beacon of cultural and religious significance, inviting visitors to witness and participate in the spiritual legacy of the Narmada district.

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Zarvani Waterfall

Zarwani Waterfall

Hidden within the embrace of the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Narmada District, Zarvani Waterfall is a captivating destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Situated 28 km away from Rajpipla, on the route to Kevadia Colony at the Narmada Dam site, Zarvani Waterfall beckons with its scenic beauty and pristine surroundings. Accessible through the Thawadia checkpoint, the waterfall is a refreshing retreat within the sanctuary, offering glimpses of a rich variety of fauna and flora.

The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, where Zarvani Waterfall resides, is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. From elusive leopards and wild sloth bears to hyenas and various species of deer, the sanctuary showcases the biodiversity of the region. Adventure opportunities abound, with the forest department facilitating activities such as trekking and picnics, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Narmada. The proximity to other attractions, including the Shoolpaneshwar Temple and Gheer Khadi, adds to the allure of Zarvani Waterfall, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a harmonious blend of adventure and serenity.

Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity , an iconic monument under construction, stands tall at 182 meters on Sadhu-Bet island within the Narmada River. A tribute to one of India’s foremost statesmen, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the statue is poised to become a symbol of national pride. Positioned approximately 3.5 kilometers downstream from the acclaimed Sardar Sarovar Dam, the monument is set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Vindhyachal and Satpuda ranges.

This engineering marvel is a testament to India’s unity, commemorating the vision and leadership of Sardar Patel in unifying the nation. As a work in progress, the Statue of Unity not only promises to be an awe-inspiring structure but also a cultural and historical landmark. For visitors, it provides a unique opportunity to witness the creation of a significant piece of national heritage and to learn about the life and contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

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Sardar Sarovar Dam

Sardar Sarovar Dam

The Sardar Sarovar Dam, a colossal project on the Narmada River, holds historical and infrastructural significance. Conceived by Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the dam is a marvel of engineering. The foundation stone was laid on April 5th, 1961, by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, marking the inception of a project that would go on to become one of the world’s largest dams.

Stretching 1.2 kilometers in length and towering at an elevation of 163 meters, the Sardar Sarovar Dam is a testament to human ingenuity and determination. The project, while facing controversies over the years, is anticipated to benefit the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat by providing water for irrigation, hydroelectric power, and other developmental needs. As a visitor, witnessing the grandeur of the dam and understanding its historical context offers a unique perspective on the engineering feats that have shaped the region. It stands as a symbol of India’s commitment to harnessing its natural resources for the greater good. For those planning to visit the Statue of Unity, it is advisable to book tickets online to streamline the experience and avoid long queues.

Junaraj

Nestled in the Satpuda mountain range within the Shoolpaneshaw Wildlife Sanctuary, Junaraj Campsite offers a unique blend of history and eco-tourism. Once the administrative capital of Rajpipla, Junaraj is steeped in historical significance. The campsite, situated near the historical Nilkantheshwar Mahadev Temple, provides an opportunity to explore the remnants of the ancient Gohil dynasty’s capital, Dev Chhatra. As visitors traverse the campsite, they can immerse themselves in the rich cultural and historical tapestry of Junaraj.

The eco-tourism center also boasts proximity to Aakashdevi, enhancing the overall experience with its natural beauty and serene surroundings. Adventure and history converge at Junaraj, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a holistic exploration of the Narmada district. Whether discovering ancient ruins, exploring the Nilkantheshwar Mahadev Temple, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings, Junaraj offers a multifaceted experience for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Dev Mogara Temple

Dev Mogra Temple

Perched on a hill near Rajpipla, the Dev Mogara Temple is a revered site dedicated to Dev Mogra, a goddess associated with the people of the Satpuda mountains. Steeped in Hindu mythology, the temple holds cultural and spiritual significance in the region. Legend has it that the temple was constructed seven generations ago when the high priest of that era had a divine vision of Dev Mogra.

The temple stands as a testament to the enduring spiritual traditions of the Narmada district, drawing pilgrims and devotees seeking blessings and solace. Beyond its religious significance, the Dev Mogara Temple offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, providing visitors with a peaceful and introspective setting. Those exploring the Narmada district will find the temple to be a place of tranquility and cultural richness, connecting them with the spiritual heritage of the region.

Karjan Dam

Situated within the Karjan Reservoir Project, Karjan Dam is a key landmark near Jitgadh village in Nanded Taluka, contributing to the Narmada district’s water management infrastructure. Positioned across the river Karjan, a left bank tributary to the Narmada, the dam plays a vital role in harnessing water resources for the region. The dam, part of the larger Sardar Sarovar project, enhances the scenic beauty of the landscape and serves as a testament to human efforts in managing water for agricultural and developmental purposes.

Karjan Dam offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate the engineering marvels involved in creating such structures and the impact they have on the local ecology. The reservoir project is strategically located, making it accessible for those interested in understanding the intricate balance between nature and human intervention in the Narmada district. Whether it’s appreciating the scenic beauty or delving into the engineering aspects, Karjan Dam provides a comprehensive glimpse into the region’s water management efforts.

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden, Gujarat

Nestled in Gujarat along the banks of the Narmada River, the Butterfly Garden stands as a captivating haven for those eager to witness the diverse and colorful world of butterflies. Spanning across 10 acres, this enchanting garden is home to more than 70 species of butterflies, making it a vibrant tapestry of fluttering wings and natural beauty. The carefully curated landscape boasts 150 species of nectar plants and larval host plants, creating a thriving environment for these delicate creatures.

The design of the Butterfly Garden is an intentional effort to provide a welcoming habitat for butterflies to flourish. With meticulous landscaping, the park not only attracts these winged wonders but also offers essential elements for their life cycle. The abundance of flowering plants provides a rich source of nectar for the butterflies, while designated areas for egg-laying and host plants cater to the different stages of their development. A visit to this stunning garden provides a unique opportunity to meander through a carefully designed space, getting up close to the mesmerizing world of butterflies amidst the picturesque landscape of Gujarat.

Arogya Van, Gujarat

Arogya Van, meaning “Health Forest,” is a unique and innovative initiative in the Narmada district of Gujarat, India, dedicated to promoting holistic well-being. This wellness park, located near the Statue of Unity, aims to create an immersive experience where visitors can rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit amidst nature’s therapeutic embrace. Arogya Van showcases an array of medicinal plants, herbs, and trees known for their health benefits, inviting visitors to explore the diverse flora that contributes to traditional and holistic healthcare practices.

The park not only serves as a green sanctuary but also offers various wellness and educational programs. Visitors can engage in yoga sessions, meditation, and educational workshops that emphasize the importance of nature in maintaining good health. Arogya Van, with its lush greenery and health-centric activities, provides a tranquil space for individuals seeking a break from the hustle of daily life while fostering an appreciation for the medicinal value of the natural world.

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In conclusion, Narmada district is a treasure trove of natural wonders, cultural heritage, and religious significance. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or a history enthusiast, this district has something to offer. The diverse range of attractions, from the iconic Statue of Unity to the tranquil Narmada Mata Temple, makes Dev Mogara Temple district a compelling destination for travelers seeking a well-rounded and enriching experience.

Q: How can I reach Narmada District? A: Narmada District is well-connected by road and rail. The nearest airport is in Indore, and from there, you can hire a taxi or use public transport to reach the district.

Q: Are there accommodations for different budgets in Narmada? A: Yes , Narmada offers a range of accommodations, from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury resorts, ensuring options for every traveler.

Q: What is the significance of the Narmada River in the district? A: The Narmada River holds immense cultural and religious significance, with numerous temples and ghats lining its banks.

Q: Can I explore Narmada District on a day trip? A: While a day trip can provide a glimpse, it’s recommended to spend at least a couple of days to fully immerse yourself in the district’s offerings.

Q: Are there guided tours available for exploring Narmada’s attractions? A: Yes, local tour operators offer guided tours that provide insights into the history, culture, and natural beauty of Narmada District.

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  • 51 Incomparable Places To Visit In Gujarat For A Memorable Trip

One of the largest states in India, Gujarat is a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. The enchanting scenic beauty, historical monuments, remnants of ancient civilizations, and picturesque beaches cast a spell that is hard to break. It is also one of the only places to have a glimpse of Asiatic lions, free from captivity and in their natural habitat, at Gir National Park. Apart from that travellers visiting Gujarat also get to enjoy the unique folk dances and absolutely lip-smacking dishes of the state, famed the world all over. There are several great places to visit in Gujarat , all of which are steeped in a certain charm and history.

51 Best Places To Visit In Gujarat

Are you looking for the most interesting places to visit in Gujarat for a memorable holiday? A trip to Gujarat will surely enthrall you if planned smartly and executed properly. Check out the best places one must surely not miss out on while vacationing in Gujarat. 

Visit the Gir National Park in Gujarat & spot lions!

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The only natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions, Gir National Park is the best place to come face to face with them. Truly one of the best places to visit in Gujarat , Gir is also home to a variety of other rare wild animals, such as hyenas , fish owls , black bucks and many more. Spread across nearly 1412 sq km of land, this is also the only national park in India that has a community living inside its perimeters, and that too in complete harmony with each other. That eerie feeling of anticipation that you get, while riding the open top jeeps, looking for lions is unworldly, and a must do for whenever you are in Gujarat.

Places To Stay: The Gateway Hotel Gir, Gir Vihar Resort, Amidhara Stay Things To Do: Safari, bird watching Places To Visit: Devalia Safari Park, Gir Jungle Trail Location: Gujarat How To Reach: The best way to reach Gir is by landing at the airport in Keshod or by taking a train till Junagadh or Veraval. Following this, take a taxi to reach your destination. Famous For: National park and its flora and fauna

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2. Somnath Temple 

Seek blessings at the Somnath Temple

The next one on the list of famous places to visit in Gujarat is a famous temple. One of the most sacred of the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva , Somnath Temple is not just a religious site. Lying as it is on the shores of the rough Arabian Sea, the temple is also a thing of wonder. It has been destroyed and rebuilt countless times, once by Lord Soma in gold, once by Ravana in silver, once by Krishna in wood and once by King Bhimdev in stone. It is the stone edifice that stands tall now and attracts millions of devotees to come over and seek the Lord’s blessings.

Places To Stay: Imperial Somnath, The Fern Residency Somnath, The Bliss Hotel, Lords Inn Somnath, Hotel Somnath Atithigruh Things To Do: See The Beautiful Suraj Mandir, Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, Witness Dehotsarg Teerth, Visit Somnath Temple Places To Visit: Suraj Mandir, Dehotsarg Teerth, Junagarh Gate, Triveni Ghat Location: Somnath Mandir Rd, Veraval, Gujarat 362268 How To Reach: Take a flight from any of the major cities of Delhi to Diu Airport which is located at a distance of 65 kilometers from the temple or take a ride in the train till Veraval which is just 6 km away. Famous For: Religious site

3. Rann Of Kutch

Dwell on the vast expanse of the pearl white Rann of Kutch

Rann of Kutch is probably the most beautiful thing you will ever lay eyes on. Nestled comfortably between the endless Thar Desert and the mighty Arabian Sea , Rann of Kutch is a mesmerizing wonder of sand and salt. On full moon nights, the desert shines bright as a diamond and brings a surreal sense of calm with it. Cultural programs are held on full moon nights, tents are pitched and the wondrous land is yours for the night. Truly one of the most mesmerizingly beautiful places to see in Gujarat.

During winters, Rann of Kutch is home to the flamingoes , here all the way from Siberia! The white desert turns a delicate shade of pink, and brings with it the chance to enjoy proximity to these elusive birds and many others. But Rann Mahotsav is the best time to visit Gujarat , with Rann of Kutch coming alive with music , cultural shows , dances , food , camel safari and artisans flaunting their ware. During the monsoon season, it is entirely submerged in water and visitors might return home dejected.

Places To Stay: Mahefeel e Rann Resort, Rann Village Resort, Kutir Craft Village Resort, Dharani Village Resort, Rann Utsav – Tent City Places To Visit: Great Rann Of Kutch, Kalo Dungar, Kandla Port, Dholavira Location: Gujarat How To Reach: The nearest railway station or airport is located in Bhuj from where one has to take a taxi to reach Rann of Kutch. Things To Do: Attend Rann Mahotsav, Watch cultural performances Famous For: Scenic beauty, lively ambiance

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4. Ahmedabad

Experience the rich heritage and colourful festivals of Ahmedabad

The largest city in Gujarat, Ahmedabad is probably the first you want to visit in the state for a look at some of the best tourist places in Gujarat . It is a city steeped in culture and with a rich heritage, making it a must-visit for people from all over the world. Notable attractions include the Akshardham Temple Complex , Sabarmati Ashram, and Kankaria Lake . The International Kite Festival is a must-see if you arrive during this amazing one-day fest. The sky swells up with kites, from gigantic to minuscule, from simple to the most complex and bizarre ones, and from the bland ones to the rainbow-colored ones.

Also, Ahmedabad is probably the best place to enjoy a delicious Gujarati meal , full of all the Khakhra , Dhokla , fried chillies , and Fafda that you can find. Make is a short trip if you don’t have much time, and take a look at the best places to visit in 4 days in Gujarat .

Places To Stay: Palm Green Club, Shanku’s Water World Resort, Rann Riders, Madhubhan Resorts And Spa, Radhe Upavan Resort Places To Visit: Akshardham Temple Complex, Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake Things To Do: Sabarmati Ashram: Feel The Silence, Jhulta Minara: Quite A Sight, Law Garden: For The Shopaholics, Victoria Garden: Feel The Vibe Location: Gujarat How To Reach: There are several trains that ply between the major cities of India and Ahmedabad. So, take a train ride from your city to Kalupur Railway Station and then hire a taxi to reach your destination. Famous For: Shopping, temples, lively ambiance

5. Saputara 

Enjoy magnificent views of the hills and the lake at Saputara

The only “hill-station” in Gujarat, Sapatura comes as a breath of fresh air in the otherwise hot and humid clime of the state. Sprawled beautifully on a densely forested plateau, Sapatura is a hot new tourist destination, with a gigantic lake surrounded by resorts. It doesn’t get very cold there, but monsoons can be the best time to visit when the mist rises out of the lake and covers the nearby area. Attractions in Saputara include a boat club, an artisan village, a tribal museum, cable car and a couple of others. One of the perfect and romantic places to visit in Gujarat if you are looking to relax for a little while on an otherwise hectic trip.

Places To Stay: Aakar Lords Inn, Patang Resid, ency, Sai Leela, Savshanti Lake Resort, Hotel Hilltop Regency Things To Do: Saputara Lake – Go Boating, Artist Village – Visit, Hatgadh Fort – Explore, Vansda National Park – Trek Places To Visit: Gira Falls, Vansda National Park, Hatgadh Fort, Artist Village Location: Gujarat How To Reach: To reach Saputara, you will have to reach Bilimora Railway Station first which is connected to the major cities of India. From there, you can hire a taxi to cover a distance of 50 kilometers to reach Saputara. Famous For: Sprawled beautifully on a densely forested plateau

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6. Laxmi Vilas Palace

The magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace awaits your arrival

Back when Laxmi Vilas Palace was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III , it was the largest private dwelling unit in the world. Does that give an idea of its size? The palace compound covers an area of more than 700 acres, and houses several other buildings such as the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and the Moti Baug Palace . What is worth a look, when not being awed by the sheer opulence of the place, is the collection of sculptures and armory in marble, terracotta and bronze that are strewn across the palace. Laxmi Vilas Palace is one of the best places to visit in Vadodara . Although it is still the residence of the royal family of Vadodara, it is open to the public for visits and is one of the most famous tourist places in Gujarat .

Things To Do: Explore palace, visit museum Places To Visit: NA Places To Stay:  Vivanta Vadodara, Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace, Sayaji Hotel Location: Old Agra Achhnera Road, Kakaji Ki Kothi, Bharatpur, Rajasthan 321001 How To Reach: The palace is easily accessible from any part of the city as it is located on the Nehru Road. You can take a cab or taxi and reach the palace in a very short time. Entry Fee: INR 225 per person Famous For: Historical sites

Spot various sea creatures on the shallow shores of Dwarka

Dwarka is one of the famed and highly revered “Char Dham” Hindu pilgrimages. It is considered to be the ancient kingdom of Lord Krishna, and also the very first capital of the state of Gujarat. With so many things to do in Dwarka , this destination boasts peace and serenity. Perched on the mouth of River Gomti on the Arabian Sea, Dwarka is a holy pilgrimage for Hindus from all over the world.

The beach running alongside the temple is a serene one, with the shallow waters being a great place to catch a glimpse of sea turtles , sea urchins , octopuses , and starfish . Try to schedule a visit during the Krishna Janamashtami festival , which witness the temple decked with garlands of flowers and fairy lights.

Places To Stay: Chouki Dhani Resort, Regency Lagoon Resort, Ashirvad Club Resort, Nirali Resorts, Emerald Club Things To Do: Shree Dwarkadhish Temple – Watch The Unique Practices, Tulabhara – Observe The Ancient Tradition, Gomti River – Ride A Camel, Chhakda – Ride A Tuk-Tuk Places To Visit: Dwarkadheesh Temple, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Gomti Ghat, Dunny Point Location: Gujarat How To Reach: If you want to reach Dwarka in the fastest way then you must take a flight till Jamnagar Airport which is located at a distance of 45 kilometers only. You can take a bus or taxi from there to reach Dwarka easily. Famous For: Religious place

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8. Rani Ki Vav 

Check out the incredible architecture of Rani Ka Vav

Rani ki Vav is one of those rare UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built by a queen in memory of her king! Sort of like the Taj Mahal, in reverse and one of the best places to visit in Gujarat . It is an ancient step-well, from the early 11th century, which was constructed by Udayamati in memory of Bhimdev I. With stairs that can take you down seven levels, it is home to more than 1,500 sculptures . The best part about it is that it has been discovered fairly recently, since the River Saraswati had flooded it in earlier years, and it is only now that it has been excavated and become a popular tourist spot.

Places To Stay:  NA Things To Do: Photography, explore the historic site Places To Visit: NA Location: Mohan Nagar Society, Patan, Gujarat 384265 How To Reach: The best way to reach Rani ki Vav in Patan is by taking a bus from Ahmedabad which will take around 3.5 hours to cover the distance. Entry Fee : INR 35 per person for Indians, INR 550 per person for foreigners Famous For: Historical sites

Get to Lothal & grab an in-depth insight into the lives of our ancestors

If you are an ancient history buff then a visit to Lothal would be right up your alley! Lothal is considered to be one of the most important sites of the Indus Valley Civilization and is also one of the most well-preserved ones. There is also a small museum here, which is home to relics of an era gone by, including cooking utensils, jewelry, apparels, gemstones, and scrolls, for an in-depth insight into the lives of our ancestors.

Don’t forget to take a look at the most remarkable features, which include the well-planned dockyard and the market area. One of the most historical places in Gujarat , for sure!

Places To Stay:  NA Things To Do: Photography, explore the historic site Places To Visit: NA Location: Lothal, Saragwala, Gujarat 382230 How To Reach: Lothal can be reached by a simple train or bus journey. You can get down at the Bhurkhi station that comes in the Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar railway line. From here, take local transport to reach Lothal. Famous For: Ancient remains

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Lose yourselves in the bewitching architecture of Aina Mahal Palace in Bhuj

Bhuj is also a major tourist attraction of Gujarat. The city can trace its roots back to the early 16th century when it was an independent state. The city is famed for being home to ancient monuments, such as the Cenotaphs Complex that houses tombs of the royal family. Other places of interest in Bhuj include the Prag Mahal , a magnificent palace, and the Aina Mahal Palace , a marvelous creation with the interiors covered in mirrors. The Kutch Museum is also worth a visit, as well as Hamirsar Lake . An ancient Shiva Temple in Kera is another place to visit in Bhuj.

Places To Stay: Divyajyot Residency, Tree Top Residency, Hotel Tulsi Residency, Hotel Shiv Lake, Shiv Hotel Things To Do: Shankar Vada Pav, Mandvi Beach, Sharad Baug Palace, City Shopping Places To Visit: Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Banni Grassland Reserve Location: Bhuj, Kachchh District, Gujarat How To Reach: There are several ways to reach Bhuj which include flights, trains, and buses. Bhuj is well-connected with all the major cities of India. Famous For: Ancient monuments

11. Junagadh

famous gate in the city

Image Source A great place for all history buffs, Junagadh has plenty of monuments waiting to be explored. Located in close proximity to the renowned Gir National Park, this city is amongst the perfect places to visit in Gujarat for 3 days ! For a further encounter with the wild, stop by at Wildlife museum and the famous Sakkarbaug Zoo. Don’t forget to visit the Uperkot fort which is one of the best places to visit in Junagadh !

Places To Stay: Bellevue Sarovar Portico, Click Hotel, The Byke Suraj Club, Hotel Janki, HOTEL PLATINUM Places To Visit: Uperkot Fort, Buddhist Caves, Darbar Hall Museum, Wellington Dam Things To Do: Historical tour, shopping Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Junagadh does not have its own airport but one can land at nearby airports that are situated in Rajkot and Porbandar. Apart from this, one can avail of bus services also to reach Junagadh. Famous For: Exclusive flora and fauna

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12. Champaner-Pavagadh Park

monument of Chmpaner and Pavagadh

Image Source Beautifully lying amongst the Pavagadh hills and the centre of Champaner city in Gujarat, the archaeological park is one of the main sites to explore in this state and is also declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Combining both Islamic and Hindu designs of fine architecture, this park is surely nothing less than a sight to behold. This park is counted among the top places to see in Gujarat so make sure that you do not skip it.

Places To Stay: Champaner Heritage Resort, Richa Hotel Palace, Mount Heritage Resorts Things To Do: Photography, explore the historic site Places To Visit: Pavagadh Hills, The Jami Masjid Location: Champaner, Gujarat 389360 How To Reach: Nearest railhead (48 km) to this park is Vadodara railway station and the nearest airport is Vadodara Airport (42 km). After reaching one of these places, you will have to hire a taxi to reach the destination. Entry Fee: INR 30 per person Famous For: World famous heritage sites

turning point in Surat

Image Source Called as the city of flyovers and amongst the topmost populated cities in Gujarat, Surat is known for having a variety of delicacies that you can relish on your trip. A commercial hub of diamonds and textiles, there are a number of places to visit in Surat if you’re into wildlife. Besides, who would want to miss out on one of the most amazing tourist places on Gujarat map anyway?

Places To Stay: Hotel Le Grand, Hotel Avalon, Hotel Sadbhav Villa, Courtyard by Marriott Surat, Surat Marriott Hotel Places To Visit: Dutch Garden, Dumas Beach, Tithal Beach, Amazia Water Park, Science Centre Things To Do: Relish the local dishes, sightseeing Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Surat offers the chance to reach it via three different methods include bus, train, and flight. All the stations are located at nearby distances which is why one can reach this city in Gujarat quite easily. Famous For: Scenic beauty, Roman-Catholic churches, wildlife sanctuaries

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small island in Gujarat

Image Source How about visiting a small island while you’re in Gujarat? Diu is just the place to be if you wish to traverse through powdery-white sand and charming waves splashing across the shore. One of the advantages of visiting this island is the legal alcohol but don’t forget to check out the amazing architectural work of Portuguese essence in the Diu fort or the exquisite seashells at the Sea Shells Museum. There is no dearth of places to visit in Diu which is why it is counted among top Gujarat destinations .

Places To Stay: Apaar Hotel, The Grand Highness, Palacio De Diu, Laabh, The Royal, Samrat Places To Visit: Naida Caves, Diu Fort, Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple, INS Khukri Memorial, St. Paul Church Things To Do: Visit museums, Take a stroll near the shore Location: Diu Island How To Reach: The best way to reach Diu is by taking a train ride from Ahmedabad or Mumbai to Una railway station. From there, you can take a taxi to cover a distance of around 12 km to Diu. Famous For: Popular island, architectural marvels

15. Dholavira

flamingos at the beach

Image Source Dholavira was considered to be one of the most developed civilisations, almost 4500 years ago and still carries a unique charm for you to explore here. Having the most popular sites of the earlier Indus Valley Civilisations, this place is lined up with an extraordinary touch of history and wildlife. Don’t miss out on Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary while you’re out and about in this scenic land.

Places To Stay:  NA Things To Do: Photography, explore the historic site Places To Visit: NA Location: Khadirbet, Kutch District, India How To Reach: The best way to reach Dholavira is by opting for a road trip from Bhuj. You can either take a taxi or a bus to reach the destination which takes around 5 hours to complete the journey. Famous For: Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary

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famous place in Anand

Image Source Anand is one place you cannot afford to miss in Gujarat if soaking in the pleasant fragrance of freshly prepared butter is what you’re looking for. That’s right! This is the place that still has a bit of rural touch lingering in the air and a perfect spot to unwind and relax from the hectic city life. Besides the grand Swami Narayan Mandir on board, this city is known for having the roots of the biggest dairy company in the world!

Location: Anand District, Gujarat Places To Visit: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sardar Patel and Vithalbhai Patel Memorial, Vaijnath Mahadev Temple Things To Do: Visit the milk factory, explore the temples Places To Stay: Hotel Arizona Inn, Hotel H How To Reach: Anand district can be reached from Vadodara. First, take a flight from your city to Vadodara airport and then cover the rest of the distance (42 km) by a cab or bus ride. Famous For: Prominent temples

17. Rajkot 

historic city in Gujarat

Also known as the City of Princes, Rajkot was formed in 1620 by Jadejas and was under their rule till 1947. If you’re one of those who are interested in knowing more about India’s past and learning from a liver firsthand experience, this former capital of Saurashtra is the place to be! Make sure you get on board with the 22nd fastest growing city in the entire world when you visit!

Places To Stay: The Imperial Palace, Hotel Bhakti, Patria Suites, Hotel Paramount Inn, K. K. Beacon Hotel Things To Do: Feast on delicious food, Visit workshops to see Mayur Patola Art, Check out Tarnetar Fair, Go wild at Fun World Places To Visit: Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Watson Museum, Jubilee Garden, Lal Pari Lake, Race Course Ground Location: Rajkot, Gujarat How To Reach: Rajkot is equipped with a domestic airport which is just 2.5 kilometeres away from the city center. You can take a flight to Rajkot and reach the destination easily. Famous For: Historical sites

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18. Mandvi Beach

exciting water sports on board

Image Source Located close to the Arabian Sea, Mandvi Beach offers nothing less than absolute bliss and serenity. But, having some exciting water sports on board, along with camping adventures, this beach is perfect for any type of outing- be it with your family or friends. Watching the sunset from this beach while you walk barefoot on the golden sand, is surely not to be missed!

Places To Stay:  Serena Beach Resort Mandvi, HV Beach Resorts, Hotel Kalash Mandvi Things To Do: Windfarm Beach – Visit, Vijay Vilas Palace – Visit, Shyamji Krishna Verma Memorial – Walk Around, Mazar-e-Noorani – Experience Serenity Places To Visit: Mazar-e-Noorani, Roha Fort, Rann Of Kutch, Shree Bhadreshwar Jain Temple Location: Mandvi Rural, Gujarat 370465 How To Reach: Some of the best ways to reach Mandvi Beach is by taking a ride in the bus, train, or car from Bhuj. Famous For: Scenic beauty, serene ambiance

19. Modhera 

popular place in Modhera

Image Source Yet another ancient gem in Gujarat is the scenic village of Modhera, which lies pleasantly storing all the spiritual vibes. Not only does the famous Sun temple add more to it, the structures, legends and relics of the medieval era post a significant yet remarkable experience for all the travelers visiting. Make sure you don’t miss out on various festivals that this place is known for such as Kuchipudi, Garba and Bharatnatyam in the Sun temple.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Shivalik, Mastiff Hotel Becharaji by OTHPL, Hotel Krishna Palace Things To Do: Windfarm Beach – Visit, Vijay Vilas Palace – Visit, Shyamji Krishna Verma Memorial – Walk Around, Mazar-e-Noorani – Experience Serenity Places To Visit:  Modhera Sun Temple, Surya Kund, Modheshwari Mata Mandir Location: Modhera, Mehsana District, Gujarat How To Reach: You will first have to reach Ahmedabad to reach Modhera. You can either opt for a train or a flight till Ahmedabad from where you can take a taxi till Modhera. Famous For: Scenic beauty

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20. Marine National Park 

Marine National Park

Image Credit: Jan Joseph George for Wikimedia Commons

A magnificently splendid site awaits in the Marine National Park of Gujarat that is popular for exotic birds, and vibrant corals in the seabed. With several species of marine animals, you cannot afford to miss out on the dolphins if they’re in the surroundings and prove you to be lucky! An ideal time to visit this place is around winters, that is, from October till February which offers pleasant weather. This is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat .

Places To Stay:  Hotel Mariners Courst, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Hotel Ocean View Things To Do: Windfarm Beach – Visit, Vijay Vilas Palace – Visit, Shyamji Krishna Verma Memorial – Walk Around, Mazar-e-Noorani – Experience Serenity Places To Visit:  Khijadia Bird Sancturay, Lakhota Palace, Ranmal Lake Location: Asha Marudi, Gujarat 361330 How To Reach: The nearest airport is Jamnagar Airport which is just 7 kilometers away from this national park. Apart from this, you can also opt for a train journey till Rajkot and Jamnagar railway stations. Entry Fee: INR 150 per person Famous For: Marine National Park, exotic birds, vibrant corals

21. Porbandar 

temple in the city

Developed as a major trading hub in recent times, Porbandar is amongst the most beautiful beach towns in Gujarat that is famous as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Scenic temples and dams add more to the beauty of the place and what’s more, is that there are also many wildlife spots available here to add to your fun-packed holiday in Gujarat.

Places To Stay: Hotel Balaji Palace, Hotel Indraprasth, Hotel Kuber, Harmony Hotel, Hotel Azura Things To Do: Sightseeing, Try local food Places To Visit: Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth House, Porbandar Bird Sanctuary Location: Gujarat How To Reach: All the three ways of transportation are valid to reach Porbandar – by flight, train, and bus. The city is connected with the major cities of India which is why one can opt for any of these direct transport. Famous For: Historical sites and beautiful beaches

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22. Gandhinagar

road in gandhinagar

With a rich cultural heritage to support its serene atmosphere, this city in Gujarat is a must for all kinds of tourists. The fact that this place is amongst the rarely planned cities in the country to have the grand Akshardham temple abode, makes it even better for exploration. Children Park and stepwell are some of the other attractions in this city that you ought to visit!

Places To Stay: Vinnca Amba Suites, Vinnca Amba Suites, hotel shiv inn, Infocity Club And Resort, Infocity Club And Resort Places To Visit: The Adalaj Stepwell, BAPS Akshardham Temple Things To Do: Have fun at Dinosaur And Fossil Park, Seek blessings at Dada Bhagwan Trimandir Location: Gujarat How To Reach: The best way to reach Gandhinagar is by taking a flight until Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad and then take a taxi till Gandhinagar to cover a distance of 27 kilometers. Famous For: Serene ambiance, prominent temples

23. Bhavnagar 

temple in bhavnagar

Located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, a firm historical connection of Ocean trade, vibrant culture and markets full of chirpy vibes is what makes Bhavnagar stand out from the rest of Gujarat. Many renowned literary achievers are also known to have originated from this place but more importantly, you also get to see the Gulf of Khumbat here. Bhavnagar surely contributes to one of the good places to visit in Gujarat !

Places To Stay:  Efcee Sarovar Portico, Hotel The Basil Park, Nilambag Palace Hotel Things To Do:  Visit temples, photography, explore historical sites Places To Visit: Nilambagh Palace, Barton Library And Museum, Gaurishankar lake, Takteshwar Temple Location: Gujarat How To Reach: As Bhavnagar is equipped with an airport, the best way to reach this place is by air. From airport, you can take a bus or a cab to reach your final destination. Famous For: Market places, vibrant culture

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Bird sanctuary in Vadla

Home to various migratory birds that set flight to reach this place during the winter season, this place is the perfect spot for birdwatching with Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary on board. You can drive up to this bird-paradise from Ahmedabad and it is only at a distance of 80 Kms approx. Witnessing the beautiful birds in their natural habitat is a view worth visiting this place for! So, you can include this sanctuary in your list of places to visit in Gujarat in December.

Places To Stay:  Hotel Shine Stay Guest House, Green Mango Lake Resort Club, Pelican Perch Resorts Things To Do:  Birdwatching, visit bird sanctuary, photography, nature walk, hiking Places To Visit:  Lothal, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Splash The Fun World Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Take a flight or train till Ahmedabad and then hire a taxi or a cab to reach Vadla which is located at a distance of 80 kilometers only. Famous For: Bird Watching

25. Wankaner 

royal palace in the city

Held gorgeously by the famous river Macchu on its bend, Wankaner is famous for several heritage monuments and royal palaces around. As the city was initially ruled by Jhala Rajputs, the great portrayal of fine architecture is sure to sweep you off your feet. Don’t miss the chance of staying in one of the stunning heritage hotels in this city on your next visit as this is one of the most astonishing hidden places to visit in Gujarat !

Places To Stay:  Royal Oasis, The Grand Imperial Restaurant, Khajoora Hotel and Resort Places To Visit:  Wankaner Palace, Mahakali Temple, Sat Hanuman Temple Things To Do:  Sightseeing Location: Gujarat Timings : 9 Am – 5 Pm How To Reach: The best way to reach Wankaner is by taking a train ride from any of the nearby cities to Morbi. Famous For: Royal palaces, historical sites

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26. Danta Ambaji 

Danta Ambaji gujarat

Image Source This is a serene and beautiful town situated in Gujrat and is mainly famous as an important pilgrimage and religious site. With plenty of stunning temples that are known for their splendid architecture, this place is majorly associated with the worship of Goddess Amba. in fact, the Ambe Temple here is the main source of attractions for travelers and pilgrims coming from far off places. Other than religious sites, this town also has many natural resources like the Gabbar Hills which makes up for a great trekking and hiking avenue.

Places To Stay: Hotel Asopalav, Royal Inn Hotel, Shree Hotel Places To Visit: Ambe Temple, Gabbar Hills Things To Do:  Sightseeing Location: Ambaji, Gujarat How To Reach: The nearest railway station is located in Palanpur at a distance of 40 kilometers. You can take a train from nearby cities to reach Danta Ambaji. Famous For: Pilgrimage and religious site

27. Girnar 

Girnar gujarat

Image Source It has a mix of both – the fine golden-brown sand of Gujarat’s beautiful desert as well as the lush green environs of the Gir Forest. Girnar is more of a set of mountains located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat that offer endless thrill and excitement to adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts. It also has many religious sites that attract pilgrims from time to time. The Neminath Temple and the Meravasi Temple are two of the most important and sacred shrines in this town. It’s a great spot for a weekend getaway where you can enjoy enjoy Gujarat sightseeing from atop scenic hills.

Places To Stay: Bellevue Sarovar Portico, The Fern Leo Resort and Club, Click Hotel Location: Gujarat Places To Visit: Mahabat Maqbara Palace, Neminath Temple Things To Do: Jungle Safari, Temple Tour How To Reach: As there is no railway station in Girnar, the best way to reach this destination is by taking a train journey to Junagadh which is just 5 kilometers away from Girnar. Famous For: Scenic beauty

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28. Himmatnagar

Himmatnagar gujarat

Image Source Tucked in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, Himmatnagar is a small town on the banks of river Hathmathi. It’s origins in the 15th century has blessed this town with a rich history that is reflected in the many architectural marvels and the notable Jain temples spread across the city it makes for a great addition to any list of Gujarat tourist places for those who are looking for absolutely offbeat towns to explore in Gujarat as well as for people who are more into history and art rather than adventure. When you’re here, you can also check out the ceramic market born out of this town’s flourishing ceramic industry.

Things To Do:  Sightseeing, photography Location: Sabarkantha, Gujarat Places To Visit: Tirupati Rushivan, Roda Temples Places To Stay: Dowlat Villas Palace, Dowlat Villas Palace The Heritage, Hotel Milestone How To Reach: You can either take a train or a bus to Himmatnagar from any part of Gujarat. Moreover, the nearest airport is located in Ahmedabad from where regular buses ply between these two cities. Famous For: Scenic beauty, architectural marvels

29. Palanpur 

Palanpur gujarat

Image Source This amazing city and municipality in the Banaskantha district of Gujarat is a great choice for a 4 days trip in Gujarat owing to all that it offers to travelers. Famous for its enormous architectural shrines dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism as well as a rich history, this place is a delight for history geeks, art lovers, and peace seekers. A visit to this historical realm will remind you of the great battles fought and won in this very land long ago when the era of the dynasties prevailed. Since the city is bounded by the Aravalli Range on one side and Sabarmati River on the other, this fort-like city will also offer great snaps for your Instagram feed!

Things To Do:  Sightseeing, photography Places To Visit: Shri Pataleshwar Mahadev Mandir, Mahadev Temple, Bhagyabhumi Nabhashchandra Places To Stay:  Balaram Palace Resort, The Grand Radiance, Hotel Respite Inn Location: Gujarat How To Reach: The nearest airport from Palanpur is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport which is two and a half drive away from the city which you can cover by taking a taxi or a cab. Famous For: Architectural shrines

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30. Pirotan Island 

Pirotan Island gujarat

Image Source This is essentially a small island located inside the Marine National Park area and spans over an area of just 3 sq. km. This small yet charming islet offers a tranquil and undisturbed rendezvous with nature in its lush environs to everyone who sets foot here and is beguiled by its beauty. It has some fine and rare beaches where you can find corals on the shores itself during low tides. In fact, it is studded all over with coral reefs, mangrove vegetation, plenty of birds, as well as gorgeous low tide beaches that make it on one of the finest places to visit in Gujarat for 2 days. You’ll be thrilled by the variety and abundance of biodiversity of both flora and fauna present here, as well as its vast marine life.

Things To Do:  Sightseeing, photography, water sports adventures Places To Visit: Lakhota Lake, Lakhota Palace and Museum, Bala Hanuman Temple Places To Stay: Royal Orchid Hotels, Sarovar Hotel Location: Pirotan Island, Gujarat How To Reach: You can only reach Pirotan Island via waterways. You will have to hire a boat from a nearby port in Bedi which will take you to this secluded land in 2 hours. Famous For: Coral reefs, mangrove vegetation, plenty of birds, as well as gorgeous low tide beaches

31. Shri Swami Narayan Mandir 

Shri Swami Narayan Mandir

One of those tourist places in Gujarat that is tagged as an important and significant pilgrimage center, Shri Swami Narayan Mandir is full of tourists and locals alike, all year long. What appeals travelers to this place of worship is the magnificent splendour and architecture. This place is surrounded by lush greens on all the corners and that is what makes it an ideal spot to visit. The premises of the temple are also home to some very nice restaurants where one can relish a feel-good meal and pay homage to the Lord.

Things To Do:  Explore temple, photography Places To Visit: NA Places To Stay: NA Location : Sunset Point Road, Saputara, Gujarat 394720, India How To Reach : The best way to reach the temple is by taking a train till Bhuj Railway Station which is only 4 km away. Then hiring a taxi or sitting in an auto to cover the remaining distance. Famous For: Religious sites

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32. Vastrapur Lake 

Vastrapur Lake

For those who wish to embrace tranquility and serenity, Vastrapur Lake is one of the tourist places in Gujarat that is perfect for this. This lake was named after Nasingh Mehta and is now an extremely popular picnic spot. One can see an extensive number of families enjoying some quality time, playing around, and just having the time of their lives. This is also a great spot soaking in the sun and escape from the busy city life. Vastrapur Lake happens to appeal to numerous joggers and city walkers who are in search for solace.

Places To Visit: NA Things To Do: Boating, picnic Places To Stay: HOTEL SHITAL INN, Courtyard By Marriott Ahmedabad, DoubleTree by Hilton, Suba Star Location: Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380052, India How To Reach : One can easily board a bus from Ahmedabad to Palanpur. The total distance to cover is around 143 kilometers. The total journey would take around 3 hours. Famous For: Refreshing ambiance

33. Iskcon Temple

One of the enchanting places to see in Gujarat , Iskcon Temple or the International Society For Krishna Consciousness is an organisation that is synonymous with the Hare Krishna Movement. The architecture of this temple exhibits a fine amalgamation of Gujarati Sompura and the Rajasthani Khamira. The temple adorns marble flooring, ornate pillars, and the beautifully decorated ceiling. The structure blankets a library, a meditation room, a hostel, and a restaurant. Iskcon temple comes alive with dances and bhajans every evening.

Places To Stay: NA Things To Do: Visit temple, attend aarti Places To Visit: NA Location : Satellite Road, Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway Crossing, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054, India How To Reach:  Iskcon Temple is located around 6 kilometers from Ahmedabad. One can easily board a bus from there or other states to reach the temple. Famous For: Religious site

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Daman

Oozing of old world charm with that hint of modern vibes, Daman is one of the most calm places to see in Gujarat. This is one of those destinations in Gujarat that is bound to leave a mark on your memories. The simple, charming, and quiet part of the Union Territory, the bustling streets, ancient stone wall, and the vast sea combine to form an ideal spot for a vacation. With no dearth of places to visit in Daman and experiences to encounter, this destination is one of its kind.

Places To Stay: Hotel Royal Shelter, Hotel Pioneer, Hotel RG Landmark, Hotel Grandeur, Hotel Grandeur Things To Do: Bask In At Popular Beaches, Dine At Popular Restaurants, Take A Spiritual Tour, Enjoy At Mirasol Water Park, Enjoy The Water Sports Places To Visit: Jampore Beach, Moti Daman Fort, Dominican Monastery, Devka Amusement Park, House Of Bockage Location : Southern coast of Gujarat How To Reach:  The best way to reach Daman is by boarding a train till Vapi which is around 12 kilometers from Gujarat. Then hire an auto rickshaw till the toll gate of Daman and then further take another auto to reach the desired destination in this city. Famous For: Scenic beauty, modern vibes, bustling streets, ancient stone wall

35. Lakhota Fort 

Lakhota Fort

Floating in the heart of an extremely serene lake, Lakhota Fort is one of those Gujarat places to visit that is truly a sight to behold. Emitting ancientness from every nook and corner, Lakhota Fort is connected to the main town by virtue of an old, rugged, arched bridge sitting over the Ranmal Lake. This palace is home to a museum that exhibits some of the finest examples of ancient pottery and art pieces, that takes one back to the time of 18th century.

Places To Stay: Hotel Aram, 7 Seasons Resort & Spa, Hotel Fortune Palace Things To Do: Visit fort and museum Places To Visit:  Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Lakhota Lake, Pirotan Island Location : Ranmal Lake, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361001, India How To Reach:  Jamnagar is easily accessible by roadways. One can find buses from various parts of Gujarat including Rajkot, Bhuj, Dwarka, Somnath, Porbandar, and more. Famous For:  Historical sites

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36. Sidi Saiyad Mosque 

Sidi Saiyad Mosque

Located in Ahmedabad, Sidi Saiyad Mosque is one of those Gujarat places to visit that takes away the breath of spectators by the stunning architecture. This beautiful structure was built in the year 1953 by an army general named Sidi Sayeed. This mosque is truly a man-made marvel that showcases arches, the finest example of then design and style. The detailed latticework on the windows of this mosque does not fail to inspire awe and exude sophistication.

Places To Stay: NA Things To Do: Visit mosque Places To Visit:  NA Location : Dr, Kankaria Road, Near Lal Darwaza, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380007, India How To Reach : When in Ahmedabad, one can easily drive down to the Mosque. There are buses and other public transport that is readily available for travelers to make use of. Famous For: Religious site with stunning architecture

37. Adalaj Stepwell 

Adalaj Stepwell

If your idea of an attraction is an architectural marvel, then Adalaj Stepwell is surely one of the Gujarat destinations that should be on your list. This particular Stepwell was built by then Queen Rudabai in the year 1499 and is home to an extensive number of stories that go deep in the ground. The main corridor of this spot takes one five storeys down directly. If you wish to witness this marvel at its best, the ideal time would be to visit the spot when the sun is out.

Places To Stay: NA Things To Do: Explore the stepwell Places To Visit:  NA Location : Adalaj, Gandhinagar District, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382421, India‎ How To Reach:  The quickest way is to hire a taxi or take a bus when in Ahmedabad. There are public and private transport readily available in the city. Famous For: Exclusive architecture

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38. Gujarat Science City 

Gujarat Science City

Heaven on earth for the Science nerds out there, Science City is one of those Gujarat tourist places that offers a perfect combination of education and entertainment. Sitting on the floors of Ahmedabad, Gujarat Science City offers innovative and fun-filled ways to get an insight into the world of science, without it getting too much for oneself. This destination offers a Hall of Space, Hall of Science, Planet Earth, IMAX 3D Center, Musical Fountain, Energy Park, Life Science Park, and much more that covers various scientific concepts.

Places To Stay: NA Things To Do: Indulge in various activities Places To Visit:  NA Location : Science City Road, Off Soal Santey Road, Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380060, India How To Reach:  The quickest way is to hire a taxi or take a bus when in Ahmedabad. There are public and private transport readily available in the city. Famous For: Education and entertainment

39. Jhanjhari Waterfall 

Jhanjhari Waterfall

Falling in the list of enchanting Gujarat tourist places , Jhanjhari Waterfall is one of the most refreshing and rejuvenating places to visit. This waterfall gives travelers a chance to walk in the rippling pool of water that is formed as the falls gushes down and fall flat on the floor. These falls give both adventure seekers and nature lovers to embrace the beauty and escape the usual city routine. The route to the falls is equally amazing that is dotted with an extensive stretch of lush green landscapes.

Places To Stay: NA Things To Do: Indulge in adventures, photography, nature walk Places To Visit:  NA Location : Vatrak River, Near Dehgam, Zanzari Village, Kheda, Gujarat 387411, India How To Reach : The waterfalls are located around 2 hours from Ahmedabad. One can hire a taxi or take a private vehicle. One needs to take the village road from SH 6 to reach the falls. Famous For: Refreshing getaway

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40. Purna Wildlife Sanctuary 

Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

For all the animal and nature lovers out there, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most stunning Gujarat destinations . This sanctuary has its floors covered in some of the thickest bamboo forest stretches that is spread across 160 acres of land. Sitting on the shores of a river, this wildlife sanctuary is a great place to witness a diversity in wildlife including sambars, leopards, macaques, civet cats, and many more. This is also an amazing spot for bird lovers.

Places To Stay: NA Things To Do: Indulge in adventures, photography, nature walk Places To Visit:  NA Location : Jamlapada, Surat, Gujarat, 395003, India How To Reach : There are luxury coaches and state transport that is available easily from Saputara. Saputara is easily accessible from various parts of Gujarat. Famous For: Scenic beauty, Roman-Catholic churches, wildlife sanctuaries

41. Vadodara 

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Located in Gujarat, Vadodara is a cosmopolitan city which is famous for one of the most lavish palaces in India- the Lakshmi Vilas Palace and plenty more legendary monuments. Vadodara is also known as the cultural capital of Gujarat. Home to some of the most exemplary displays of architecture, Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III. This is one of the best places when it comes to Gujarat tourist places.

Places To Stay: Eastin Residences, Effotel by Sayaji, Sayaji Hotel, Fortune Inn Promenade Things To Do: Boating, temple hopping, visit monuments Places To Visit:  Lakshmi Vilas Palace  Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Take a flight from major cities to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. Alternatively, you can take a train to Vadodara Junction Railway Famous For: Cosmopolitan city famous for lavish palaces

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Dandi in Surat is a beautiful beach destination and also one of the beautiful places to see in Gujarat . The scenic beauty combined with its rich history makes it a favorite among all tourists. The serene and pristine beauty of Dandi is only second to its long and illustrious history. The sand on this beach is as far as the eyes can see and stands at a beautiful contrast against the sapphire sky. Just sit back and relax in the lap of nature, or explore the landscape and give your inner historian some food for thought. This is one of the best places when it comes to Gujarat tourist places.

Places To Stay: Yolofarm 333, Barbella, Chivala Beach, Rosary House Things To Do: Dandi beach, Saifee Villa, National Salt Satyagraha Memorial Places To Visit: Marriot Surat, Courtyard by Marriott Location: Gujarat How To Reach: The nearest airport is Surat Airport. The nearest railways station is the Navsari Railway station. Famous For: Historical sites

43. Zarwani Waterfalls 

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If you’re a nature lover then the distant hooting of birds and the serene flow of a waterfall along with the wide expanse of green canopy of Zarwani waterfall is amongst the best tourist places in Gujarat. Huddled deep inside the heart of Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary near the district of Narmada, the perennial and gorgeous Zarwani Waterfalls provide you an opportunity to trek, picnic, and indulge in wildlife photography. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Gujarat.

Places To Stay: Statue of Unity Tent City, Suindra Lodge, Hotel Corona Things To Do: Sardar Sarovar Dam, Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Samot Malsamot Eco Campsite Places To Visit: NA Location: Gujarat How To Reach: The nearest airport is Baroda airport which is 97 kms. Vadodara railway station is the nearest railway station to Zarwani waterfalls. Famous For: Scenic beauty, wildlife photography

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44. Umbergaon

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Located in the Valsad district in the state of Gujarat, Umbergaon or Umargam is a small census town inhabited by fishermen essentially. Based on a slightly mountainous region, the town is very close to the Maharashtra border and is known for its several gorgeous beaches and ancient temples. Umbergaon Beach is one of the best places to see in Gujarat and in Umbergaon. The beach is visited by several tourists and is popular for its gorgeous sunset views, golden glittering sands and sumptuous ‘chowpatty’ style street food.

Places To Stay: Treat Beach Resort and Spa, Hotel Valleywood, Ras Resorts Things To Do: Beach hopping, Aswali dam Places To Visit: Umbergaon Beach, Nargol Beach, Dehri Beach Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Surat airport is the nearest airport to Umbergaon at a distance of 13 kms. Famous For: Gorgeous beaches and ancient temples

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Anjar is a town and municipality in Kutch District, Gujarat. With over 1,400 years of history, it is known as the oldest town in Kutch. Anjar is famous for its cuisine, its known for the gher and dabeli. It has also been a centre for trade and commerce in Kutch for eons, being a target of invasion in medieval times and during the British colonisation. There are many ancient temples & shrines in Anjar including the Madhavrai Temple, Mohanrai Temple and Amba Mata’s Shrine, the most famous of them all being the Jesal Toral Samadhi. It is one of the many places to visit in Gujarat.

Places To Stay: Hotel Empire, Shree Manav Residency, Hotel Shree Maruti Things To Do: Jesal Toral Samadhi, MacMurdo bungalow, temples, shrines Places To Visit: Madhavrai Temple, Bhareswar Mahadev Mandir, Jesal-Toral Samadhi Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Kandla airport is one of the nearest airports to Anjar. The railway station that is close to Anjar is Anjar Railway Station Famous For: Ancient temples & shrines

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46. Silvassa 

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Silvassa is another beautiful place to explore in Gujarat. This scenic destination featured exquisite wildlife sanctuaries and beaches. The place served to be a Portuguese colony in the previous years and today comprises of 72 villages.

Places To Stay: Pluz Resort Silvassa, Lords Resort, Daman Ganga Valley Resort Things To Do: Trekking, nature walks, boating and cultural explorations Places To Visit: Island Garden, Lion Safari Wildlife Park, Vanganga Lake Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Diu airport is nearly 7 kilometers whereas Vapi is the nearest rail head to Silvassa.  Famous For: Scenic beauty, Roman-Catholic churches, wildlife sanctuaries

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Dang is a serene district located in Ahwa, Gujarat. The place is home to the Bhil dynasty, the only ruling dynaties that rules and get support from the Government. This is an offbeat destination in Gujarat and features intriguing culture, tribal heritage, and mesmerizing landscapes.

Places To Stay: Ecostays Things To Do: Photography, nature walks, interact with tribals Places To Visit: Gira waterfall, Saputara Hills, Waghai Botanical Gardens, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary Location: Ahwa How To Reach: You can hire a taxi or cab or board a bus from any nearby city. Famous For: Impeccable beauty, vibrant flora and fauna, exclusive tribal lifestyle

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48. Jamnagar 

Jamnagar

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Jamnagar is located in the Saurashtra region and being a commercially developed city, it remains crowded with business travelers from all over Gujarat and Maharashtra. The place was primarily popular for its oil generation by the Reliance industries. So, if you are searching for places to visit in Gujarat for 5 days, Jamnagar can be one of them.

Places To Stay: Hotel Aram, Hotel Fortune Palace, Hotel Kalatit International Things To Do: Shopping, sunbathing, birdwatching, visit temples Places To Visit: Darbagh Palace, Lakhota Fort, Lakhota Lake, Willingdon Crescent, and the Kotha Bastion Location: Gujarat How To Reach: Jamnagar airport and railway station are well-connected to other parts of the country. Famous For: Commercial activities, architectural marvels, historical sites

49. Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary 

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Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary comprises 11 villages and this lush green region is home to sloth bears. The place has exquisite flora and fauna, and you can find rare tree species here such as sadad, teak, charoli, timru, etc. One can also spot Russel’s viper, leopards, four-horned antelopes, civet cats, and more here, making it one of the best places to visit in Gujarat for 7 days .

Places To Stay: Kathiwada Raaj Mahal Things To Do: Trekking, nature walks, hiking, camping Places To Visit: Baria, Chhota Udepur, Kanjeto eco-campsite, River Panam Location: Kanjeta Guajarat How To Reach: The nearest bus station is Devgadh Baria and you can take a taxi or state transport bus to reach here. Famous For: Sloth bears, exclusive flora and fauna

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50. Statue Of Unity 

Statue of Unity

The State of Unity is amongst the most visited tourist attractions in Gujarat and attracts visitrs from across the globe with its marvellous sculpture, designed by Ram V Sutar. The statue was inaugurated on 143rd birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and features his strong personality. This is one of the most popular Gujarat tourist places .

Places To Stay: The Fern Sardar Sarovar Resort, Tent City Narmada, Statue of Unity Tent City Things To Do: NA Places To Visit: NA Location: Sardar Sarovar Dam, Statue of Unity Road, Kevadia, Gujarat How To Reach: The nearest railway station is in Vadodara. However, you can hore a cab or taxi from any major city in Gujarat to reach here Famous For: Its massive structure

51. Sardar Sarovar Dam 

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Sardar Sarovar Dam is the second largest concrete dam in the world. The dam is amongst the most refreshing places to visit in Gujarat and the sights are truly spellbinding. It edges around the river Narmada and being surrounded by the Malwa plateau and Mathwar Hills, the place is certainly a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. This is amongst the most visited tourist places in Gujarat . Places To Stay: The Fern Sardar Sarovar Resort, Tent City Narmada, Statue of Unity Tent City Things To Do: Boating, camping, photography Places To Visit: Statue of Unity, Narmada Tent City, Valley of Flowers, Shoolpaneshwar Temple, Rajvant Palace Location: Navagam, Kevadiya Colony, Gujarat How To Reach: The nearest railway station is in Vadodara. However, you can hore a cab or taxi from any major city in Gujarat to reach here. Famous For: It is the second largest concrete dam in the world

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Best Time To Visit In Gujarat

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The best time to visit Gujarat is from June to March when the weather is pleasant as compared to the summers when humidity rules the roost in the state. It is very well connected to all major cities and towns of the country, as well as to other parts of the world through a couple of international airports.

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If you are planning a trip to Gujarat, then the above-mentioned attractions are a must-visit. Do you think we missed out on a few places that deserve to be on the list of best places to visit in Gujarat? Let us know in the comments below! Plan a trip to Gujarat for an amazing holiday with your loved ones!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit In Gujarat

What are the Covid travel guidelines for Gujarat?

For a safer experience get yourself tested at least 72 hours before leaving for your destination and don’t forget to carry your negative RT PCR report on your journey. The following are the guidelines to visit Gujarat during Covid times: 1. Carry your negative RT-PCR report 2. You must have downloaded Arogya Setu App and must be an active member 3. Keep wearing proper masks in public places 4. Maintain social distance 5. Keep sanitizing your hands 6. Get yourself tested in case you get any symptoms during your travel and self-quarantine if required 7. Download SMC Covid 19 Tracker App if you are travelling to Surat

What are the best places to visit in Gujarat for 2 days?

You can choose the destinations according to your preferences. However, the following are the most popular places to visit in Gujarat on a 2 days trips: 1. Ahmedabad 2. Surat 3. Dwaraka 4. Silvassa 5. Kutch 6. Vadodara 7. Bhuj

What is famous in Gujarat?

Gujarat is famous for its numerous attractions. The major attractions of Gujarat are Asiatic Lions, the white desert of Rann of Kutch, colourful handicrafts, festivals, food, unique culture, and its many religious sites.

Which city is the best in Gujarat?

All the cities in Gujarat have something special to offer and are great places to visit or even live in. But out of all the others, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara (Baroda), Rajkot, and Gandhinagar are the best cities in Gujarat to live in. For tourism, people like to visit places like Gir, Somnath Temple, Rann Of Kutch, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Dwarka, Rani ki Vav, Diu, Dholavira, Mandvi Beach, and Marine National Park.

Is Gujarat worth visiting?

There are numerous things special in Gujarat. From the delicious cuisine, folk festivals, to tourist attractions, there’s a lot in Gujarat that makes it special. Visit places like the Somnath Temple, Nal Sarovar, and Kutch Desert and try dishes like Khaman, Thepla, Khandvi, and more.

Is Gujarat a good place to live?

Gujarat’s prime city Ahmedabad has been declared the 23rd best place in India out of 111 in terms of ‘Ease of Living Index’. The city of Surat is also considered the most liveable city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad All the major cities in Gujarat are good places to live.

Is Ahmedabad safe at night?

Yes, Ahmedabad is an absolutely safe place to live. The crime rate here is extremely low as compared to other major metros and megacities of India. In fact, research suggests that women in Ahmedabad feel safe enough to roam about alone in the streets at 3 AM in the morning!

What can I shop from Ahmedabad?

There are numerous interesting items that you can bring back home from your Gujarat vacay! Home to a variety of handicraft products and being an enormous market for diamonds, the place has a lot to offer you! While you are on a vacation in Ahmedabad you can buy Wood carved furniture, antique jewellery, Patola Silk, and Gujarati snacks.

Which is the coolest place in Gujarat?

Gujarat is a glorious charm of the west that is home to some of the greatest attractions in the world. Among them, some of the coolest places that you must check out Rann of Kutch, Lake Bird Sanctuary, Marine National Park, Saputara and more.

What is the best time to visit Gujarat?

For those who are planning to travel to Gujarat, anytime between November to February as the air is nippy but not cold and the bright sun that peeks through the months brings with it a warmth that is perfect for exploration and outdoor sightseeing.

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With so many things to do and places to visit in Gujarat, the easternmost state of India is a popular tourist destination among travellers worldwide. Gujarat boasts historical monuments , remnants of ancient civilizations, enchanting scenic beauty, and long stretches of beaches that cast a spell on anyone who visits the place. Gujarat is the only place you can glimpse Asiatic lions in their natural habitat. There are many other things that travellers can enjoy being a part of Gujarat, like folk dances and scrumptious local dishes that are famed all over the globe.  

Keep scrolling down to know more deeply about the best tourist places in Gujarat that will hypnotise you to the core. 

List Of 20 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Gujarat | A Majestic Hill Station

Steeped in a certain charm and history, Gujarat has numerous tourist places. All these places hold a deep significance and are backed by arresting historical aspects. Keep reading to know more!

  • Statue of Unity- The Towering Landmark
  • Kankaria Lake - A Sacred Site
  • Jhulta Minar - The Enchanting Spot
  • Lothal- A Prehistoric Wonderland
  • Gir National Park- A Rousing Adventure Hub
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - A Mythological Pilgrimage Site
  • Tarnetar - An Adventurous Setting
  • Gandhi Nagar- A Captivating Destination
  • Dumas Beach - A pristine Seashore
  • Mandvi Beach - A Hypnotising Coastline
  • Rann of Kutch - A Prominent Marvel of Gujarat
  • Ahmedabad - The Splendid City of Gujarat
  • Saputara - A Majestic Hill Station
  • Laxmi Vilas Palace - A Striking Architectural Masterpiece
  • Dwarka - The Spellbinding Destination
  • Sun Temple - The Revered Shrine of Gujarat
  • Dwarkadhish Temple - An Imposing Sanctum
  • Junagadh - The Chandragupta Maurya’s Treasure
  • Vadodara - The Land Of Ancient Wonders
  • Champaner- The Historically Blessed Land

1. Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat and heralded monument in India. It is touted as the tallest statue in the world. The statue depicts the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. The statue is approximately 597 feet high, almost double the Statue of Liberty in the USA. Visitors can admire amazing views from a gallery perched at 135 m height, accommodating 200 visitors at a time. Check out the mesmerising views of the Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain ranges and the expansive view of the dam. The statue took 46 months to complete and build; iron was collected from across the country. The statue attracts thousands of visitors.

  • Things to Do . Sardar Patel Zoological Park and Jungle Safari, Boating, Helicopter ride, Riverfront Cycling, Valley of Flowers, Pet Zoo
  • Best Time To Visit . October to February

How To Reach the Statue of Unity

  • The Vadodara Airport I Distance. 91.7 Km
  • Vadodara Railway Station I Distance. 89.9 Km

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2. kankaria lake.

Ahmedabad is a beautiful city known for its stunning Kankaria Lake in its southeastern area. It is the second-largest lake in the city, with exciting and scenic spots like hot-air balloon rides, toy trains, zoos, water-based rides, lakefront promenades, and a kids' city. The Mughals constructed this lake, which is evident in its unique architectural style. Recently, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation undertook a lot of rework and reconstruction work. Today, this lake has become one of the major attractions in the city. People of all ages love visiting this lake, spending quality time with family and friends, and having fun. Various cultural and social programs are organised here from time to time.

  • Things to Do . Explore Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur, Swapna Srushti Water Park, Shree Camp Hanuman Mandir, Jaldhara Water World, Kids City

How To Reach Kankaria Lake.

  • Ahmedabad Airport I Distance. 11.5 Km
  • Maninagar Railway station I Distance. 2 Km 

Also Read - Largest Lakes In India That Will Up Your Instagram Game

3. Jhulta Minar

It is another one of Ahmedabad's many intriguing and exciting architectural wonders. It is famous for its unique architectural style, along with unsolved mysteries associated with it. Its soaring high minarets can be seen from a far distance. What makes it unique is that if one minaret is lightly shaken, the other minarets vibrate. While the minarets are shaking, not even a single tremor or vibration is experienced on the passageways. Located in Sakar Bazaar, it is a 500-year-old structure. People come from far distances to understand the logic and physics behind the shaking minarets and admire their architectural splendour. It is truly magnificent and one of the best sightseeing places in Gujarat.

  • Things to Do . Visit Ahmed Shah’s Mosque, Sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque, AutoWorld Museum, Jama Masjid, Dada Hari Ni Vav, Sabarmati Ashram, Swami Narayan Mandir
  • Best Time To Visit . October to March
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport I Distance. 9.2 Km
  • Ahmedabad Junction I Distance. 8.5 Km

the Harappan times. The city layout on scientific lines made it one of the most talked-about civilizations. It was an important seaport and had a massive dockyard in ancient times. The snow-fed, sparkling Pushpawati Ganga runs through the valley background across six miles. A visit during mid-July and August will bring you to a visual extravaganza of blooming beauties playing host to colourful butterflies. It is situated in the western area of Gujarat. 85 km from Ahmedabad, it was supposed to be situated at the banks of River Saraswati, the mythical river that has since dried up.

  • Things to Do . Ganpatpura Mandir, Mata Boot Bhavani Temple, Jewellery and pottery shopping
  • Best Time To Visit . July to March
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport I Distance. 90.8 Km
  • Bhurkhi Station I Distance. 5.1 Km

Also Read - Historical Sites In Gujarat

5. Gir National Park

Gir is a famous Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. It is the royal residence of the majestic Asiatic Lions. One of the most talked-about National Parks in the country, this place is a perfect spot to enjoy nature, wildlife, and unique floral and faunal varieties. Many perennial rivers cross the area and make this area richer and more attractive. It is the perfect place to experience a diverse array of unusual wildlife animals. Nature lovers love visiting the park and enjoying exploring unique and rich flora. Enjoy a jeep safari and explore the area at leisure. Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts love capturing lovely images with the camera.

  • Things to Do . Discover the wonderful fauna, Devalia Safari Park, Kankai Mata Temple, Jamjir Waterfall, Jungle Safari
  • Best Time To Visit . September to February
  • Keshod Airport I Distance. 104 Km
  • Veraval Railway Station I Distance. 61.1 Km

6. Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Located in Prabhas Patan in Saurashtra, Somnath is a leading destination in Gujarat Famous place and an important pilgrimage spot in Gujarat. This temple is famous for its architectural beauty and significance. It is constructed in Chalukya architectural style. One of the famous Jyotirlingas of Shiva , the Somnath temple, attracts a lot of ardent devotees. This temple was invaded a lot of times by Muslim invaders and had to be reconstructed several times. Located at the confluence of the Hiran, Kapila, and Saraswati rivers. It is well connected with different parts of the country, making it easy to visit the temple.

  • Things to Do. Panch Pandav Gufa, Gita Mandir, Somnath Mahadev Temple, Dehotsarg Teerth, Bhalka Tirth, Chorwad Beach Prabhas Patan Museum
  • Best Time To Visit . September to March

How to Reach Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple .

  • Rajkot Airport I Distance. 199.5 Km
  • Veraval Railway Station I Distance. 7 Km

7. Tarnetar

Gujarat is also famous for the Tarnetar Fair. You are pushed into a whirlwind of romance, colours, and music when visiting the fair. This fair celebrates rich culture, folk music, dances, arts, and costumes. This fair is rooted in Draupadi’s Swayamvara; young tribal men and women choose this fair to look for suitable partners. The music, romance, and excitement keep everyone captivated. When visiting this fair, do make it a point to watch Rabari women performing the Rahado dance. Huge stalls are put up; magical shows are organised; photographer stalls, merry-go-round rides, etc., attract visitors from faraway places.

  • Things to Do . Visit Tarnetar Mela, Trimandir, Shri Trinetreshwar Temple, Dholidaja Dam, Chamundi Mata Temple
  • Best Time To Visit . November to February
  • Rajkot Airport I Distance. 90 Km
  • Than Junction I Distance. 11.7 Km

8. Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat; located at the banks of the Sabarmati River and is the administrative capital of Gujarat. The city is named after Gandhiji, the Father of the Nation; the city is one of the most planned cities in the country. It is a very spacious city with a lot of sightseeing opportunities. There are Children’s Park, Sarita Udyan, Swaminarayan Temple, Fossil Park, Indroda Dinosaur, Rani Roopmati Mosque, Fossil Park, and Capital Park. Akshardham Temple is a must-visit attraction in the city. These are some of the major tourist attractions in Gujarat. Known for its architectural beauty, the temple is always at the top of visitors’ bucket lists.

  • Things to Do . Dandi Kutir, Indroda Nature Park, Sarita Udhyan, Puneet Van, BAPS Akshardham Temple, Adalaj Stepwell, Craftsmen’s Village, Vithalbhai Patel Bhavan

How to Reach Dumas Beach

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport I Distance. 27 Km
  • Gandhinagar Railway Station I Distance. 3.1 Km

9. Dumas Beach

Popular for its spooky stories and scenic beauty, Dumas Beach is located 20 kilometres away from Surat. This beach is famous for its black and grey sand, gloomy vibes, and claims of paranormal activities. It is located along the Arabian Sea and is one of India's most haunted places in India . You should visit Dumas Beach if you love to know about haunted and spooky places and their stories. However, no evidence still confirms these reports of paranormal activities. The travellers who have been to the beach can only talk about the unmatched beauty of it and how much they enjoyed their visit. 

  • Things to Do . Camel riding, Horse riding, taste the mouth-watering street food and visit the Tapi Riverfront and Sardar Patel Museum.
  • Best Time To Visit . Any Time of the year

How to Reach Dumas Beach.

  • Surat International Airport I Distance. 3 Km
  • Bhestan Railway Station I Distance. 21.5 Km

Also Read - 10 Best Beaches In India To Enjoy Sun, Sand And Sea

10. Mandvi Beach

Mandvi, Gujarat's famous place, is a prominent town of Gujarat that features the most beautiful beach known as Mandvi Beach. This beach never fails to astound its tourists with its myriad of daring water opportunities and tranquil settings. Here, you can also taste some delectable Gujarati street food, and I enjoy sitting on the chilly sands with your dear ones! Enjoy the scenic promenade and bird spotting along Gujarat's cleanest beach.

  • Things to Do . Mazar-e-Noorani, Jain Temple, Shipyards at Mandvi, Rukmavati Bridge, Jinalaya Jain Temple, Shyamji Krishna Verma Memorial

How to Reach Mandvi Beach.

  • Rudra Mata Airport I Distance. 60.4 Km .
  • Bhuj Railway station I Distance. 64 Km

Also Read - Most Famous Beaches In Gujarat

11. Rann Of Kutch

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Gujarat that you could ever lay your eyes on, Rann Of Kutch is nestled between the Thar Desert and the mighty Arabian Sea. The whole area is covered with sand and salt, which is no less than a natural wonder.

It is best to spend a night here as the whole area sparkles like diamonds on full moon nights and radiates a surreal sense of calm. On the full moon nights, cultural programs are held, tents are pitched, and the wondrous lands are yours for the night. It is one of the most mesmerising places to see in Gujarat.

  • Things to Do . Aina Mahal Palace, Dholavira, Narayan Sarovar & Sanctuary, Kalo Dungar, Chhari Dhand Bird Sanctuary, Siyot Caves, Lakhpat, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

How to Reach Rann of Kutch.

  • Bhuj Airport I Distance. 98.6 Km
  • Bhuj Junction I Distance. 98.8 Km

Also Read: Modhera Dance Festival Of Gujarat Is A Great Example Of Vibrant Cultural Diversity

12. Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state and is probably the first place that comes to mind when someone talks about Gujarat. The city is steeped in rich heritage and culture, making it one of Gujarat's famous places. Some of the major attractions of Ahmedabad include Sabarmati Ashram, Akshardham Temple Complex, and Kankaria Lake.

The international kite festival held annually in the city is a must-see event if you plan to spend a day here. The sky gets full of colourful kites of every size and shape, which is a sight to behold.

  • Things to Do. Explore the amazing outskirts of the city, Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Sabarmati Riverfront, Science City, Manek Chowk, Shanku’s Water Park
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport I Distance. 10.6 Km
  • Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station I Distance. 5 Km 

13. Saputara

The only hill station in Gujarat, Saputara is no less than a blessing for the people of Gujarat to escape from the scorching heat of the rest of the state. Situated near a densely forested region, Saputara is one of the best tourist places in Gujarat which is drawing a lot of attention from travelers around the world. The place has a giant lake surrounded by many resorts. 

The temperature is not that cold here but the best time to visit Saputara is during the monsoon when the place is covered by the mist. The major attractions of Saputara include an artisan village, boat club, tribal museum, cable car, and many other activities to do. It is one of the most romantic places in Gujarat that you should add to your bucket list.The only hill station in Gujarat, Saputara, is no less than a blessing for the people of Gujarat to escape from the scorching heat of the rest of the state. Situated near a densely forested region, Saputara is one of the best tourist places in Gujarat, drawing a lot of attention from travellers worldwide. The place has a giant lake surrounded by many resorts.

The temperature is not that cold here, but the best time to visit Saputara is during the monsoon when the mist covers the place. The major attractions of Saputara include an artisan village, boat club, tribal museum, cable car, and many other activities. It is one of the most romantic places in Gujarat that you should add to your bucket list.

  • Things to Do . Lake Garden, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Saputara Tribal Museum, Waghai Botanical Garden, Gira Waterfalls, Vansda National Park

How to Reach Saputara.

  • Surat Airport I Distance. 163 Km
  • Waghai Railway Station I Distance. 52.3 Km 

14. Laxmi Vilas Palace

Once the largest private dwelling unit in the world, Laxmi Vilas Palace was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Covering more than 700 acres of land, Laxmi Vilas Palace is home to many other buildings, including Moti Baug Palace and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum.

Other than the sheer opulence of the palace, the collection of sculptures and armoury in marble, bronze, and terracotta are the sights to behold, making Laxmi Vilas Palace one of the most famous places in Gujarat. The palace is still the royal residence of the regal family of Vadodara, but it is open for visitors to explore.

  • Things to Do . Sayaji Baug Zoo, Kirti Stambh, Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, Gaekwad Baroda Golf Club, Narmada Boat Ride, Sursagar lake, EME Temple, Mandvi Gate, Harmony Arts
  • Best Time To Visit . October to December

How to Reach Laxmi Vilas Palace.

  • Vadodara Airport I Distance. 7.6 Km
  • Vishwamitri Railway Station I Distance. 4.1 Km

Also Read: 10 Amazeballs Festivals Of Gujarat You Should Add To Your Itinerary

One of the famed and revered Char Dham Hindu pilgrimages, Dwarka is considered an ancient kingdom of Lord Krishna and the very first capital of the state. With many activities to do in Gujarat, peace, and serenity, Dwarka is one of the best tourist places in Gujarat. Situated on the mouth of the Gomti, Dwarka draws Hindu devotees from all over the world.

The beach alongside the temple is a great place to spot sea turtles, octopuses, sea urchins, and starfish. The best time to visit the Dwarka temple is during the festival of Krishna Janmashtami, which witnesses the temple decorated with garlands of flowers and fairy lights.

  • Things to Do . Gomti Ghat, Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Beyt Dwarika, Charkala Bird Sanctuary, Sudama Setu
  •  Jamnagar Airport I Distance. 126.5 Km
  • Veraval Junction I Distance. 230 Km 

16. Sun temple

This architectural marvel of Gujarat speaks volumes of its prominent history. Solely dedicated to the revered Hindu Sun God, this temple is regarded as one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. Here you can seek the divine blessings of the deity and discover the interesting in-depths of this historic Modhera sun temple. This glorious temple is located in the Mehsana district of Gujarat and is a must-visit place.

  • Things to Do . Explore Sabha Mandapa, Surya Kund, and capture the carvings near the Kund, Guda Mandap.

How to Reach Sun temple

  • Ahmedabad Airport I Distance. 94.4 Km
  • Viramgam Junction I Distance. 65 Km

17. Dwarkadhish Temple

This magnificent shrine, popularly entitled Jagat Mandir, is renowned worldwide for its fascinating architecture and engrossing historical narratives. Millions of people visit this temple yearly as it is one of the Char Dhams' most notable sites. The main deity of this temple is the venerated Lord Krishna, also known as the King of Dwarka or Dwarkadhish. For Vaishnavites, this temple is a key Hindu pilgrimage place. The locals have a fervent conviction that this temple houses eight avatars or reincarnations of the holy Lord Vishnu.

  • Things to Do . Tulabhara, Nageshwar Shiva Temple, Camel ride, Rukmini Devi Temple, Samudra Narayana Temple
  • Best Time To Visit .November to February

How to Reach Dwarkadhish Temple

  • Jamnagar Airport I Distance. 45 Km
  • Dwarka Railway Station I Distance. 2.5 Km

Also Read - Most Famous Temples In Gujarat

18. Junagadh 

A wonderful place possessing rich culture and a strong history will amaze you. This charming destination features a fantastic Junagadh Fort built by The Mauryan King, Chandragupta Maurya, in 319 BC. There are many eye-popping attractions in Junagadh, making it an ideal destination for exploring and admiring! In the Saurashtra region, Junagadh intends to offer its visitors every ounce of adventure and excitement.

  • Things to Do . Mahabat Maqbara Palace, Uparkot Fort, Girnar, Dattatreya Temple, Tulsi Shyam Springs, Madhavpur Beach, Sakkarbaug Zoological Gardens, Buddhist Caves, Edicts of Asoka, Parikrama of Girnar
  • Best Time To Visit . October to January
  • Rajkot Airport I Distance. 100 Km
  • Junagadh Junction Railway Station I Distance. 1.3 Km

19. Vadodara

The ideal location for history buffs! Yes, the third-largest city in Gujarat, Vadodara, is certainly stunning. These locations are beautiful and filled with many old royals' architectural treasures. Originally called Vadapradaka, this location is home to several magnificent temples that you will love touring!

  • Things to Do. Explore Baroda Picture and Museum Gallery, Kuber Bhandari Temple, Aurobindo Ashram, Makarpura Palace, and Kirti Mandir by shopping for colourful Bangles, Khadi, and attires.
  • Best Time To Visit. October to March

How to Reach Vadodara.

  • Vadodara Airport I Distance. 6.8 Km
  • Vadodara Railway Station I Distance. 1.4 Km

Also Read - Famous Foods Of Gujarat

20. Champaner

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is stunning. Here, one may see every type of historic architecture, from mosques to step wells. Pavagadh's capital, Champaner , prospered greatly under the Chauhan Rajputs. After exploring this mesmerising destination, you'll either run out of camera storage or be fully enchanted by its attractions, as there is no limit to exploring here.

  • Things to Do. Kevada Mosque, Jamia Masjid, Pavagadh Hill, Shehar ki Masjid, Kalika Mata Temple, Lakulisa Temple, Champaner Heritage Resort, Helical Stepwell . 
  • Best Time To Visit. October to February

How to Reach Champaner.

  • Vadodara Airport I Distance. 43 Km
  • Vadodara Railway Station I Distance. 50.4 Km

If you are traveling on a vacation in the state, then the above-mentioned places to visit in Gujarat are a must-visit. But, don’t forget to check out the cheapest airfares, best hotels, and fun-packed tour packages on Adotrip . With us, nothing is far!

Frequently Asked Questions About Tourist Places To Visit In Gujarat

Q1. Which is the best place to visit in Gujarat? Ans - Junagarh, Baroda, Bhuj, and Ahmedabad are some of the best places to visit in Gujarat.

Q2. Is Gujarat worth visiting? Ans - Yes, Gujarat is a beautiful state sprinkled with some of the best natural and manmade attractions. It is a neat and clean state that welcome tourists with open arms and heart.

Q3. What are the best places to visit in Gujarat for two days? Ans - If you plan to visit Gujarat for two days, you can plan to explore Somnath Temple, Bhut, Runn of Kutch, Dwarka, Gir National Park, Rani Ki Vav, etc. These are some of the must-visit places in Gujarat.

Q4. Which is the best place for a one-day trip? A4 . Champaner in Gujarat is the best place for a one-day trip. Touring this destination will let you experience unlimited fun and excitement.

Q5. Why is Gujarat famous for tourism? A5 . Gujarat is beautifully peppered with many treasures that are absolutely worth exploring and admiring. From several ancient places to serene beaches, you will truly be left in awe by the charms of this wonderful destination. 

Q6. Which is the top 10 tourist places in Gujarat? A6 . some of the best places to visit in Gujarat are

  • Statue of Unity
  • Kankaria Lake
  • Jhulta Minar
  • Gir National Park
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple
  • Gandhi Nagar
  • Dumas Beach
  • Mandvi Beach

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Located in India’s westernmost region, Gujarat is home to many architectural wonders. It is renowned for its vibrant culture and rich heritage, aside from beautiful landscapes and mouthwatering cuisine. Offering a wide variety of the most impressive attractions, Gujarat provides a great blend of art, history, music, and culture , also known as ‘The Land of Legends.’

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20 Most Popular Tourist Places In Gujarat, India You Must Visit

Being the sole habitat of pure Asian Lions, Gujarat also provides spectacular views of the Great Rann of Kutch’s scenic beauty to the Satpura hills. In addition to the picturesque scenery and the 1,600-kilometer-long coastline, Gujarat also offers its visitors some spectacular ancient cave paintings, historic murals, holy temples, historical cities, wildlife sanctuaries , beaches , hill resorts, and fascinating handicrafts. Gujarat is a dry state, but the Gujarati cultural exuberance rejuvenates you. Here are the top 20 places to visit in Gujarat.

1. Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Sabarmati Riverfront

A fast-growing metropolis, a manufacturing hub, an educational hotspot, and a town with a glorious history – Ahmedabad is one of Gujarat’s most significant cities. Situated on the Sabarmati River banks, Ahmedabad is Gujarat’s former capital, and its delicious food and colorful culture make it a fast-growing tourist destination. Ahmedabad’s ancient center, or the old part of town, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ahmedabad is renowned for its textiles and the technique of tie-dye bandhani handloom, which makes it a great place to shop. From bandhani sarees, dupattas to typically broken dress fabrics, and other local craftsmanship. Read More: Famous Things to do in Ahmedabad

Kutch, Gujarat

Virtually an island resembling the form of a tortoise, Kutch is an ancient princely state of India that retains the past grandeur character. Kutch is perhaps one of India’s most stunning and breathtaking locations, with the white salt desert’s vast expanses.

During the winters, the place comes to life when the Rann Festival occurs everywhere from December-February. There are large camp settlements with cultural activities, functions, and adventure events such as hot-air ballooning. Read More: Kutch Rann Utsav Festival Gujarat: Dates, Attractions, and Visitor Guide

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Somnath Temple Best Places to See

Somnath, meaning literally ‘king of the moon’, is a pilgrimage place and is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas . It is a town that derives much of its identity from local folklore, religion, and legends.

Somnath is primarily a temple town. A powerful fragrance of religion and legends lingers around tourism and even everyday life. The vast number of temples in the city adorned its spiritual setting. Still, Somnath also offers beaches, museums, and other attractions. However, the first places to visit here are the Somnath temple and Somnath beach, Gita Mandir, Balukha Tirtha, Kamnath Mahadev Temple, and Somnath. Museums are some of the other places one can visit. Read More: Most Interesting Facts About Somnath Temple You Should Know

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Dwarka, Gujarat

Dwarka is an ancient city of India, situated on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat. This place is known as Devbhoomi Dwarka. Dwarka boasts that it is the only town that is part of Char Dham (four major holy sites). It is listed in the Hindu religion. Dwarka was a part of Krishna’s ancient kingdom, and Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, is also in Dwarka. It holds particular religious importance for these purposes and draws thousands of pilgrims during the year. A tourist destination adds to the beachside and the seashores.

Legend has it that the town was once swallowed up by the sea, and recent excavations reveal that a city had existed here. The name Dwarka translates the meaning of ‘door’ to Dawar and the meaning of ‘moksha’ to ‘path to salvation.’ Read Also: List of Historical Places in Gujarat

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5. Vadodara

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara

Vadodara or Baroda, in Gujarat, is a cosmopolitan city. Home to some of the most outstanding architectural displays. Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III, who had dreamed of transforming this Big City into an educational, industrial, and commercial hub.

Known for India’s most sumptuous palaces – the Lakshmi Vilas Palace and many other famous monuments, Vadodara is Gujarat’s cultural capital. With a prominent portion of it occupied by the Gujarati, this position is the most sought after during the nine days of the Navratri festival. No city in India is celebrating the Navratri festival with just as much enthusiasm and exuberance as Vadodara. It houses one of India’s leading universities- the University of Maharaja Sayajirao. Read Also: Famous Destinations to See Near Vadodara within 100 km

6. Junagadh

Junagadh

As once the capital of Junagadh Princely State, with many historical monuments to see, the town shines with historical significance.

Junagadh is very similar to Girnar Hills and the world-famous Gir National Park, too. Catch a glimpse of the wild in Sakkabaug Zoo and the Museum of Wildlife. Visit the Girnar Hills as well, and get a sense of the serene yet religious atmosphere. A further tourist attraction is a fort at Uperkot.

7. Gandhinagar

Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Gandhinagar offers all its visitors a rich cultural heritage, beautiful temples, and a serene ambiance. Among other attractions is an enchanting Children’s Park and a unique stepwell installed.

Also, worth visiting for an enriching experience is the holy places in Gandhinagar, such as the Hanuman Temple and the Brahmani Temple, which are not famous.

8. Gir National Park

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The only remaining refuge for Asiatic Lions is Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in Gujarat’s Talala Gir, the Sanctuary is part of an ecoregion of Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests.

Every year Gir National Park is closed from 16 June to 15 October, and April and May are the best time to see wildlife.

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9. Saputara

Lake Saputara, Gujarat

It is situated at a distance of four kilometers from the Maharashtra border and two hundred and fifty kilometers from Mumbai in the Dang district.

Saputara means snake habitat, and this region’s tribals worship snakes, especially during Holi . It is a stunning hilly area surrounded by massive greenery offering magnificent panorama, a special kind of tribal culture, and great trekking opportunities. Read Also: 5 Famous Things to Do in Saputara Hill Station, Gujarat

10. Porbandar

Porbandar, Birth Place, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Junagadh

Porbandar , best known as Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace, is a beautiful beach town with temples and dams and is now also a popular hub for trade.

With an important event in its history, the ancient port city is a tourist destination that offers a variety of attractions modestly. Read Also: 10 Popular Beaches in Gujarat

Surat, Gujarat

Surat is a port city in Gujarat, which has its name synonymous with Saurashtra (the good land). This city known as the state’s second-most populated city is a global diamond-cutting center and a textile trading center.

Known as the ‘flyovers area’, it attracts tourists interested in the region’s colonial past and exotic wildlife. Having a reputation for being light-hearted, easy-going, and fun-loving, Surat is a perfect place to spend a family holiday with a passion for food. Read More: 6 Famous Places to See Near Surat .

Diu Fort, Gujarat

Located near Veraval’s port, Diu is a small island that used to be a Portuguese colony and is now guarded by beaches all around. Diu takes on the most popular due to many beaches, along with the southern coast of Gujarat like the Nagoa resort, but also has much more to offer. In Diu, alcohol is legal.

Another fascinating location is the Vanakbara, a small fishing village whose beauty has colorful tints of fishing boats and day-to-day life humming. A great add-on to a Gujarat tour will complement your experience with fascinating museums such as the Sea Shell Museum, temples, and churches.

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Bhuj, Gujarat

It’s called a desert city, with a history dating back to the kingdoms and empires, Naga ruling palaces, the Jadeja Rajputs, the Gujarat Sultans, and the British Raj.

Bhuj is one of India’s unique historical sites, with numerous temples, narrow streets, and traditional handicrafts. It is a municipality within Gujarat’s Kutch district. Following the 2001 earthquake, the city was left in a state of destruction and is still in the recovery process. Read Also: Gujarat Tourism Reopening of Sabarmati Ashram after 10 months .

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Girnar, Gujarat

Holding the delicate balance between the fine golden-brown sand of Gujarat’s most luxurious desert on the one side and the lush green of Gir Forest on the other.  Girnar, a group of mountains in Gujarat’s Junagadh district, is a refuge for both thrill-seekers and religious devotees because of their ability to be both.  It is a center for religious activity and a sanctuary for hikers because of the hill.

Here you will find several small wonders of historical significance, for example, Ashoka’s Main Rock Edicts and Rudradaman’s Junagarh rock inscription, from many centuries ago. You are Gujarat’s highest point-Mt. Girnar stands at 1,031 meters (or 3,383 ft) and represents the country’s rich history and heritage.

Swaminarayan Temple, Rajkot, Gujarat

Situated in the country’s western area, Rajkot is Gujarat’s fourth-largest city in the Indian state. An industrial town with few sightseeing options, it is worth visiting Rajkot for its sweets, traditional snacks, Navratri festivities, handicrafts (silverwork, patola weaving, bandhani), and its labyrinth of narrow streets with distinct cultural character. Located halfway between Ahmedabad and Porbandar, Rajkot is ideal for an excursion of one day. Read Also: Top 8 Destinations to Visit in Rajkot, Gujarat .

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Vadla, Gujarat

Vadla is a refuge for migratory birds coming up and going on their way to Gujarat’s marshy wetlands, just a short drive from Ahmedabad. Similar to the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Vadla remains mostly unknown and undiscovered and is a secret gem known only to locals.

The scanty tourist population and limited intrusion in the birds’ natural habitat give way to easy unfiltered access and excellent opportunities for bird watching. Vadla is a perfect opportunity for you to closely observe the birds’ natural behavioral aspects without violating their inhabited environment. Read Also: Top 5 Historical Destinations in Ahmedabad .

17. Modhera

Surya Mandhir, Modhera, Gujarat

Modhera is an ancient village in Gujarat, famous for housing the remains of the Chalukya dynasty founded Sun Temple is a real historical treasure. The town covers itself with a mystical aura provided by the Sun Temple. It is a center for spirituality and culture as well.

Modhera gives you an insight into the glory days of Chalukya’s royal family and is one of the most beautiful testaments to past architectural excellence. If history entices you, then this place is ideal for you. The village is deep in relics, structures, and legends of history.

18. Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity, Gujarat

The Statue of Unity is a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, The Iron Man of India. The figure is to spread India’s dream of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and inspire the Indian people through his struggle for patriotism and independence.

The bronze statue of the Republic of India’s founding father stands 182 meters tall, catching the world’s attention as the ‘tallest statue in the country’. The Unity statue is situated in Gujarat, on Sadhu Bet River Island, on River Narmada banks overlooking the Narmada Dam (Sardar Sarovar Dam) 3.2 km downstream. Read Also: PM Modi flagged off 8 Trains to connect Statue of Unity across India .

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19. Wilson Hills

Wilson Hills, Gujarat

One of those places that would make you say ‘wow’ when you experience the area’s natural and panoramic beauty is the Wilson Hills in the Dharmapuri district of Gujarat. Clouds are floating above the horizon, lush green woods, a relaxed atmosphere, and a fascinating sea view from the top of the hill. Wilson Hills is a perfect location for those who enjoy nature photography.

Located 123 Km from Surat and about 54 Km from Valsad, Wilson Hills elevates about 2500 feet from the sea level. Despite being a bit warm during May and June, the fresh sea breeze blowing in from the Arabian Sea compensates for that.

20. Zanzari Falls

Zanzari Falls, Gujarat

The Dehgam Vatrak River, Gujarat, boasts the Zanzari Waterfalls. The largest waterfall is 25-foot-high, and a picturesque collection of cliffs, boulders, and craters falls on it.

The flow reduces gradually, becoming a great picnic spot during summertime. Sunrise and sunset periods are excellent times to travel, avoiding the scorching heat of summer. If you plan to visit, wear sturdy sports shoes and bring snacks.

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5 of the most beautiful must-visit places in Gujarat

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Posted 13 January 2023 in Travel Wanderlust

They say Gujarat is a whirlworld state, just a blink is enough to miss out on many things. Well, we can’t face away from the fact that there is so much happening in this state. It is a favoured tourist destination with magnificent attractions, bustling markets, and lip-smacking Gujarati dishes. Along with being the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat has an interesting history that traces all the way to the Harappan Civilization. By all means, it is a beautiful state, and gaining more popularity with new places being included in travellers’ must-visit lists.

If you are planning to visit this wonderful state, scroll down to know which are some of the most beautiful places to visit.

Let us begin with the most recent additions in Gujarat, the most recent statue in the world.

1. Statue of Unity: Go see the largest statue in the world

You read that right. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an Indian independence activist, and the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India, is the world’s largest. Located in Kavadia, it is a few minutes’ drive from Vadodara. At a staggering height of 182 m, it surpasses the statue of the Spring Temple Buddha in China. Kavadia, where the statue is located is also a popular tourist spot in Gujarat for visitors to stay and enjoy activities like white water rafting in the River Narmada; exploring the Valley of Flowers which includes thematic parks like Garden of Senses, Panchatva, and Zarwani Waterfalls, a popular destination for nature lovers. All of this makes Statue of Unity a beautiful place to visit in Gujarat. What else? There are several hotels to spend a couple of nights, and Ayurvedic wellness centre for wellness retreat.

Interesting facts about the Statue of Unity

  • The Statue of Unity is 89 metres taller compared to the Statue of Liberty in the US and 29 metres taller than the Spring Temple Buddha statue in China.
  • Around 300 engineers from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and 3000 workers worked to build the Statue of Unity.
  • It is believed that approximately 129 tonnes of iron were used to build this massive statue.
  • The Statue of Unity can withstand wind speeds up to 100 km per second and earthquakes.
  • Lifts will be constructed that can hold up to 26 people at the top.
  • The lifts will be one of the fastest lifts and will take visitors to the top within 30 seconds.
  • It has a viewing gallery 152 metres above, which can contain around 200 people.

What can you do around the Statue of Unity?

  • The Statue of Unity is dedicated to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • The entire museum contains photographs from the life of Sardar Patel.
  • The premises also contain the "Valley of Flowers" exhibit with several types of flowers.
  • You can explore the area surrounding Sardar Sarovar Dam by visiting the viewpoint, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the reservoir.
  • Explore the Unity Glow Garden.
  • See wild animals at the Sardar Patel Zoological Park.

How to get to the Statue of Unity

  • Air : Vadodara has an airport that is connected to every major city across India. From the airport, you can take private taxis or a bus directly, or travel to the closest town, Kevadia, and then catch a local transport to the Statue of Unity.
  • Rail : There is a major railway station in Vadodara, which is connected across India. From there, you can take a direct taxi or catch a bus to the closest town, Kevadia, and then an auto to the Statue of Unity.
  • Road : If you travel by bus, you can take a GSRTC bus from Vadodara. The bus will stop close to the statue; it is walkable from the bus stand. You can also make stops in between and travel to Kevadia, then take an auto to the Statue of Unity.

Opening timings of the Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

Note: It is closed on Mondays.

Where to stay around Statue of Unity?

There is a wide range of hotel options near the statue, from camp-style accommodations to houseboats, and from luxury resorts to even eco-friendly hotels.

The Statue of Unity ticket price

  • The Statue of Unity ticket price is INR 120 + INR 30 (bus charges) and INR 350 with an observation deck view.
  • The price for children is INR 60 + INR 30 (bus charges), and for adults, INR 200 + INR 30 (bus charges).

Another worth exploring attraction in Gujarat is the Gir National Park, which is one of the most beautiful places to admire nature and see Asiatic Lions.

2. Gir Forest National Park: Get close enough to see Asiatic lions in their natural habitat

Most of you must be wondering, why are Asiatic lions only found in one place in India? Well, to answer your question, Gir National Park and its surrounding areas are dry and deciduous forest, making it an ideal natural habitat for the wild cats. Now that’s out of the way, this national park is extremely popular among wildlife lovers, most of whom come during the months of December through May to see the majestic beast. It is the considered the best time to visit since the weather is rather pleasant to enjoy the safari and you can hang around your jeep for longer. The temperature in summer months make the chances of seeing Asiatic lions slim, since they spend most of the day hiding from the heat and are active during late evening or night. Gir Forest has several accommodation options, from resorts to hotels, so you can enjoy a stress-free wildlife vacation.

Interesting facts about the Gir National Park

  • Gir National Park is home to the largest population of Asiatic lions in the world.
  • There are approximately 2000+ wildlife species.
  • The park is close to Nalsarovar, a beautiful lake, and the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.

What can you do around the Gir National Park?

  • Take a jungle safari.
  • Shop at the souvenir stores for handicraft items.
  • Plan a stay at one of several resorts located around the park.
  • Go for a wildlife tour to see exotic birds at Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.
  • Explore the Crocodile Breeding Centre.

How to get to the Gir National Park?

  • Air : There are two closest airports to get to Gir National Park: Keshod Airport and Rajkot Airport. Keshod is the closest airport, from where you get taxis to get to the national park.
  • Rail : Like the airport, Junagadh and Veraval railway stations are the closest. From there, you can get taxis to get to the national park.
  • Road : Gujarat has seamless road transport. Several buses run from one city to another. State buses and private buses offer frequent service to Gir.

Opening timings of the Gir National Park

The Gir National Park is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where to stay around Gir National Park?

There are numerous hotel options near Gir National Park, ranging from luxury forest resorts to eco-friendly hotels.

The Gir National Park ticket price

The gipsy safari prices for Gir are INR 800 during the week and INR 1000 during the weekend. The entry fee for Indians is INR 75, while the fee for foreign visitors is INR 100.

While visiting the national park can be a wondrous thing to do while travelling in Gujarat, the Rann of Kutch can take your breath away. Let’s learn about it below.

3. Rann of Kutch: Wander along the largest salt desert in the world

Not far from Bhuj, lies one of the unique and beautiful places in Gujarat, Rann of Kutch, sometimes described as the Wild West of India. This expansive stretch of land is largely saline mudflat in the Thar Desert. It is said to be the largest salt desert in the world. The Wild Ass Sanctuary, located in Little Rann of Kutch, is home to the Indian wild ass population. But, the major highlight to visit this place is the Rann Utsav, a festival of crafts, art, dance, music, food, and nature. While in Rann of Kutch, you can also explore the Dholavira ruins of an ancient Indus Valley Civilization/Harappan city. With the Rann of Kutch, in addition to the Statue of Unity, the state has two iconic sites. Do you still need more reasons to visit Gujarat?

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Interesting facts about the Rann of Kutch

  • Rann of Kutch is one of the largest salt desert in the world spreading to over 30,000 Km2.
  • You can witness some of the oldest civilizations, like the Indus Valley Civilization.
  • The famous Rann Utsav is celebrated here from October to February.
  • Ports in Kutch were the prior gateway for trading in Gujarat.

What can you do around the Rann of Kutch?

  • Explore the expansive white salt desert.
  • Visit the highest point in the Kutch region at Kala Dungar.
  • Roam around the Kutch Museum at Bhuj.
  • Dive into the beauty of Kutch heritage at Prag Mahal and Aina Mahal.
  • Visit Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi, a famous site used for several Bollywood movies.
  • Enjoy a camel ride at the Mandvi beach.
  • Go watch the sunset from the Narayan Sarovar.
  • Explore one of the oldest civilizations at Dholavira.

How to get to the Rann of Kutch?

  • Air : The nearest airport to the Rann of Kutch is located in Bhuj. From Bhuj, you can get a taxi or an auto to reach the Rann of Kutch.
  • Rail : There are direct trains from across India to Bhuj. Taxis and autos can be easily found from the station to the Rann of Kutch.
  • Road : Rann of Kutch is easily accessible by road from major cities. There are private and government bus services that may make round trips.

Opening timings of the Rann of Kutch

The Rann of Kutch is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where to stay around Rann of Kutch?

The Rann of Kutch has villages and towns nearby, and there are plenty of lodging options in Bhuj.There are also tents in the desert that will give you an unforgettable experience.

The Rann of Kutch ticket price

The entry fee for the Rann of Kutch is INR 100 per person; if you have a car, it will cost an additional INR 50. To enter Rann of Kutch, you will also require a permit from the official website.

Rann of Kutch is a beauty in itself, but the state also has another destination that is bounded by rich history, fascinating culture, holistic traditions, and an old submerged city, Dwarka. If you want to learn more, keep reading.

4. Dwarka: Explore the abode of Lord Krishna

Religious seekers, here’s one of Gujarat’s beautiful and holy cities, Dwarka. It is a city of temples and one of the four most sacred Char Dham where Hindu pilgrims come from across the country. What makes Dwarka important for Hindus is because it is considered to be the kingdom of Lord Krishna. One of the major Hindu festivals celebrated in Dwarka is Krishna Janmashtami, birth of Lord Krishna. Amongst the many places devotees visit, Dwarkadhish Temple is most popular. It was built in approximately 200 BC. While in Dwarka, you can also visit Shivrajpur beach, which just north of the city, and watch the sun set in the distant horizon.

Interesting facts about Dwarka

  • According to a legend, the original city built by Lord Krishna is submerged in the sea.
  • It has one of the oldest temples, the 15th-century Dwarkadish Temple.
  • Inside Dwarkadish temple, it has a black coloured idol of Lord Krishna.
  • Dwarkadhish Temple is considered one of the four dhams of worship, other than Badrinath, Rameshwaram, and Puri.

What can you do around Dwarka?

  • Witness the intricate design of the Dwarkadish temple.
  • Ride on a camel on the banks of the Gomti River.
  • Go for a little souvenir shopping at Dwarkadhish Market.
  • Ride the ferry and get a fantastic experience.
  • Go for birdwatching at the Charkala Bird Sanctuary.
  • Watch the sun set from the Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple.
  • Enjoy a stroll at Dwarka Beach.

How to get to Dwarka?

  • Air : The closest airport to Dwarka is Jamnagar. It is about 137 kilometres away. You can get taxis and buses that will drop you off in Dwarka.
  • Rail : Dwarka Railway Station is connected to several cities in Gujarat and India. From the station, you can get taxis to Dwarka. You can also catch a local bus to Dwarka.
  • Road : Both private and state run buses make regular trips to Dwarka. You can also rent a car from the city for a comfortable ride.

Where to stay at Dwarka?

Dwarka is one of the prime pilgrimage sites. You can find a variety of accommodation options, from guest houses to homestays, from hotels to resorts.

Dwarka may be one of the most beautiful places in Gujarat, and most importantly, it is stunning and fascinating with the submerged city and the history of Lord Krishna. However, the Sabarkantha District as a whole is a nature lover's paradise.Let's read more about it below.

5. Sabarkantha District: Gujarat’s best kept secret filled with nature

This district in Gujarat is located in the northern part of the state, close to Rajasthan. With scenic landscapes, it has beautiful places to enjoy nature. What’s best about this district is that it is easily accessible from two metro cities in Gujarat: Vadodara and Ahmedabad. Sabarkantha District has several places of interest. Idar is two hours east of Patan, and a must-visit for history and nature enthusiasts, especially the Idar Hill Fort. Once you get to the top, after a strenuous climb to this ancient remain, you get a lovely view of the town, surrounded by nature. Idar is famous for handmade wooden toys. An hour from this town is the Polo Forest, where you can enjoy hiking, camping, and rekindle with nature.

Interesting facts about Sabarkantha District

  • Sabarkantha District of Gujarat has many hiking places.
  • Idar is famous for handmade wooden toys.
  • An hour from this town is the Polo Forest, where you can enjoy hiking, camping, and rekindling your relationship with nature.

What can you do around Sabarkantha District?

  • Travel to the Polo Forest, which is a favourite place for nature lovers.
  • Climb around 600 steps to the Idar Hill Fort and get a panoramic view of the town.
  • Explore the interactive museum of Dandi Kutir.

How to get to Sabarkantha District?

  • Air : The closest airport to Sabarkantha district is in Ahmedabad. You can get taxis, buses, and trains to one of the cities in this district.
  • Rail : Himmatnagar is a municipality in Sabarkantha district, so, a majority of trains travel to this municipality from different cities across Gujarat.
  • Road : Roads are the most convenient way to travel. Several buses both private and state services traverse across Sabarkantha district.

Where to stay at Sabarkantha District?

There are a variety of hotel options in Sabarkantha's towns and cities, ranging from luxury resorts to hotels.

Gujarat Tourist Information

  • Capital of Gujarat:  Gandhinagar
  • International Airports:  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport and Surat International Airport
  • Language: Hindi and Gujarati
  • Must-try dishes in Gujarat:  Khandvi, dhokla, handvo, gathiya, thepla, undhiyu, fafda, jalebi, and Gujarati khichdi

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7 Attractions In Gujarat, The Jewel Of The West

If your vacation is going to be a short one, it would be better not to consider visiting Gujarat. Your visit to Gujarat cannot be justified if you miss the important places to visit in Gujarat . To understand the essence of the culture and heritage of Gujarat, the lives of the people and the present state of Gujarat, you need to be on a long vacation. Exploring Gujarat will be a great experience and rewarding as well. The state, rightly called the ‘Jewel of the West’ has a lot to offer for everyone. Constructions that represent diversified faiths, palaces that depict the heroic past, beaches that let you unwind and relax and last but not the least, the beautiful nature’s generosity in various parts of the state await visitors to be explored and enjoyed. A state that currently sets a rich example in progressive industrialization needs to be visited when you have time at your disposal.

It is a difficult task to shortlist 8 attractions amongst the innumerable tourist spots. However, here is an earnest and humble effort to provide you with a list. However, the suggestion would be to make your visits based on the purpose of your travel. If it is a heritage tour, you could go all out to visit the heritage sites in Gujarat. If you seek to visit temples, mosques, or both, you will find that you are short of time as the state has various temples and mosques. If wildlife is your passion, you have a lot to keep you moving. If you want somewhere quiet to spend your holiday in a relaxed place and rejuvenate your tired soul after a hectic schedule, you will find in Gujarat various tourist spots to suit your needs.

1. Kankaria Lake

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Kankaria Lake was constructed by Sultan Qutb-ud-Din in the year 1451. Situated in Ahmedabad , this is one of the biggest lakes in the city. Nagina Wadi, a summer palace is seen in the island garden, which is at the center of Kankaria Lake. The lake would be a natural choice of tourists as it has something to offer for all age groups. Parks, children’s gardens, recreational center, boat club, zoo and a museum are the top attractions here. Kankaria Zoo is spread over a massive 21-acre land and it houses various animals like tigers, elephants, anaconda, python and a lot more. The children’s park has various entertainments for children such as boathouse, mirror house, planetarium and toy house. Toy trains are available to take you round the lake. Balloon safari near Kankaria Lake attracts tourists in great numbers.

2. Gir National Park And Wildlife Sanctuary

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Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is in a massive 1412 sq km of forests with a wide range of plants and animals. Asiatic lions are in great numbers here. The place is abundant in water bodies and hence it is home for crocodiles and a variety of birds. Some of the animals found here include hyenas, wild boar, antelopes, sambhar, jackals, hare, Indian porcupine, fox and many more. Lion shows organized by the park are very famous.

3. Laxmi Vilas Palace

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Built between the years 1878 and 1890 by Maharaja Sayaji Rao, the Third, Laxmi Vilas Palace is a glorious example of architectural brilliance of the past. The palace is situated in a massive 700 acre of land. The stunning interiors of the palace and the opulent furnishings are awe-inspiring. The museum in the palace has a rare collection of sculptures, artworks, armory and many more. Some of Raja Ravi Varma’s famous paintings are seen here. The zoo in the palace houses peacocks and crocodiles.

4. Great Rann Of Kutch

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Great Rann of Kutch is one among the ‘not to miss’ places in Gujarat. For your information, there is a Little Rann of Kutch as well. Great Rann of Kutch measures over 16000 sq. kms and this is the largest salt desert in the world. The massive area is packed with white salt except during monsoon times in India when the desert is filled with waters. The right time to visit the place would be on a full moon day when the place looks glorious in moonlight. The sunrise and sunset on Great Rann of Kutch is a feast to your eyes and they elevate your spirits as well. It would be great if you visit this place by the end of December to experience the cultural extravaganza organized by the government. The luxury tents set up by the government will make your stay comfortable.

5. Marine National Park

Marine National Park in Gujarat is the first of its kind in the country. The 458 sq. km. park has a rich variety of wildlife species including jackal, jungle cat, green sea turtle, imperial eagle, flamingo, clamorous reed warbler, laggar falcon and many more. Bird watchers would love the park has they could view over 30 types of migratory birds here.

6. Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary

Located 10 kms from Jamnagar, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary enjoys visits from over 300 types of migratory birds. The massive 605-hectare sanctuary attracts birds owing to the presence of fresh water and sea. It is home to over 300 species of birds. Freshwater lakes, salty beds, mangroves and all that migratory birds need are abundant here and it was declared a safe haven for all kinds of birds in the year 1982. The three watch towers are the perfect locations to watch birds. Paddleboats are available for use to explore the area.

7. Porbandar Beach

Popularly known as Chowpati , Porbandar beach is one of the most frequented beaches in India which is located in Porbandar . Children would enjoy the skating rink here. Near the beautiful beach, Huzur Palace is situated, which is yet another tourist attraction. Gujarat’s most important port is situated here and the beach aids in the commercial development of the state. Commercial purposes apart, it is a great place to relax and rejuvenate the tired spirits.

The list of places to visit in Gujarat is long and exhaustive. Gandhinagar , Vadodara , Rajkot , Surat , Jamnagar , Junagadh , Patan , Pavagadh and many other top tourist spots attract visitors. Take your time to make the most of your visit to Gujarat.

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Hey Hi! the website looks interesting ! so many places from various parts of India are covered.. im an architect too and fond of travelling 🙂

Its Amazing. I enjoyed this post a lot. You provided such a crucial information about Gujrat.

Well done, I have only seen kankariya lake, but laxmi vilas places and other places you mentioned In future I will definitely plan to go there. Like your post I have found some 12 lesser know places in Gujarat to visit, this places includes Ahwa Dang, Diu, Jambughoda and Champaner, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Palitana, Balasinor, Buddhist Caves, Mangadh hill, Wilsion hill, Don Hills, Malnath.

Hi, I have seen Kakariya lake its beautiful and amazing. Thank u so much. Well done.

i need to plan a journey for diu and want to explore some beautiful places in gujrat.can U help me in planning the route.i am basicly belong to delhi.

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50 Tourist Places to Visit in Karnataka: ✔Best Time to Visit

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With an area expanding around 2 lakh sq km and a population of over 6 crore residents , the South Indian state of Karnataka is rightfully one state made up of many worlds. The 31 districts of the state include some of India’s most prominent historical, natural, adventurous, and religious tourist attractions. Here is a list of 50 famous places in Karnataka for you to explore on your next visit. 

Historical Places to Visit in Karnataka

Hampi

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi is described famously as an open-air museum. Why? Because here you will come across magnificent temples, palaces, markets, pavilions, pillars, all remnants of the mighty Vijayanagara Empire. 

  • Best Time to Visit : July-September; January-February
  • Things to do: Hire a bicycle and visit the temples of Hampi, Go trekking or bouldering

Famous for its exquisitely carved cave temples, Badami unlocks the rich heritage of Karnataka. Filled with striking images and sculptures of prominent Hindu Gods like Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva and even Jain Gods like Lord Mahavira, this is a popular tourist attraction in Karnataka .

  • Best Time to Visit : October-March 
  • Things to do : Explore the Archaeological Museum, Relax by the man-made reservoir- Agasthya Thirtha

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Mysore Maharaja Palace

The ‘City of Palaces’ is among the top tourist places in Karnataka owing to the presence of architectural marvels such as grand palaces, expansive gardens, and enchanting temples. Beautifully blending modernity with heritage, Mysuru’s rich history and culture will leave you transfixed. 

  • Best Time to Visit: October-February
  • Things to do : Admire the magnificent Mysore Palace , Pay respects to Goddess Durga at the Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
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Situated on the banks of the river Malaprabha, Aihole is a site of historical significance as it was the capital of the Chaluka Dynasty. The many significant Buddhist, Hindu and Jain heritage sites such as temples, caves and monuments draw thousands of tourists to Aihole. 

  • Best Time to Visit : October-March
  • Things to do : Visit the famous Durga Temple, Explore the Ravana Phadi Cave artwork

Bidar

Bidar has been ruled by many dynasties ranging from Tuglaqs to Nizams and all of these rulers have contributed to its rich and unique culture. It is home to one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Karnataka, particularly for Sikhs- Nanak Jhira Sahib.

  • Best Time to Visit : October-February
  • Things to do : Visit the gran Bidar Fort, Shop for local Bidri handicrafts

6. Pattadakal

A true history buff would not want to miss a visit to Pattadakal that is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will find 9 impressive Hindu Temples and even a Jain Sanctuary, dating back to the 7 th and 8 th centuries during the Chalukya dynasty. 

  • Best Time to Visit : July-September, October-March
  • Things to do : Explore and discover the famous Group of Monuments of Pattadakal

 7. Bijapur

Vijayapura (previously known as Bijapur) was established in the 10 th -11 th centuries under the Chalukyas. Later, the Adil Shahi rulers also ruled the city and hence its landmarks reflect the influence that these dynasties had on the region. 

  • Best Time to Visit : September-February
  • Things to do : Listen to the sound of echoes at the Gol Gumbaz, Immerse yourself in the sanctity of the Jamia Masjid

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8. st. mary island s.

A set of four inter-connected islands- Coconut Island, Darya Bahadurgarh Island, North Island, and South Island are best known for their geological, volcanic formations. A short ferry from Malpe Beach will transport you to this natural paradise. 

  • Best Time to Visit : October-January
  • Things to do : Take photographs with the swaying coconut trees and pristine Arabian Sea as a backdrop

 9. Nandi Hills

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A popular tourist attraction in Karnataka, Nandi Hills stands tall at 4850-feet elevation. This peaceful, natural destination doubled as a summer retreat for Tipu Sultan and the Britishers. Today, the pleasant weather and opportunity for adventure sports draws crowds from near and far.

  • Best Time to Visit : September-May
  • Things to do : Camp under the stars, Trek to the famous Tipu’s Drop

10. Nilakandi Falls

If you are in Coorg, then you must not miss this stunning waterfall, situated in the Honey Valley. The Nilakandi Falls cascade from 50-feet and is surrounded by dense vegetation. This is one of the most visited places in Karnataka .

  • Best Time to Visit: All year round (except monsoons)
  • Things to do : Trek to the waterfall for a grand view, Host a picnic near the waterfalls

11. Bandipur National Park

A haven for wildlife and nature lovers, Bandipur in South Karnataka is one of the identified habitats for tiger conservation in India. Apart from tiger, you can spot the Asiatic wild elephant, leopards, sloth bears, jackals, four-horned antelopes, and about 200 bird species. 

  • Best Time to Visit: March-May
  • Things to do: Take an elephant, jeep or bus safari to explore the park

12. Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park

Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole National Park is another Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. This sanctuary spans 640 sq.km. and is home to Bengal tigers, Asiatic elephants,  wild dogs, sambar deer, leopards and a wide variety of bird species. Teak and rosewood trees are another attraction in this park. 

  • Best Time to Visit: April-May
  • Things to do: Go on a wildlife safari to spot the elusive Bengal Tiger

13. Jog Falls

Jog Falls

Situated in Shimoga district, Jog Falls comes under the category of the popular tourist attractions in Karnataka . The magnificent falls created by the river Sharavathi is at its peak during the monsoons. Falling from 253 metres above sea level, it is one of the highest waterfalls in India.

  • Best Time to Visit: August-December
  • Things to do: Climb down 1400 steps to reach the base of the Jog Falls

Adventurous Places to Visit in Karnataka

14. kodachadri hills.

About 78 km from Shimoga, Kodachadri Hills is a nature lover’s paradise and the 13 th highest peak in Karnataka. Many adventure activities are conducted in and around the hills. Trekking trails to Kodachadri Hills start from the base of Nittur or Nagodi village.

  • Best time to visit: September-January
  • Things to do: Trekking, Visit Sri Mookambika Temple, Explore Kalyani Chowka

15. Dandeli

Dandeli

Dandeli is called the Adventure Capital of Southern India. This beautiful little town is located in the Western Ghats and is surrounded by lush greenery and the Kali River. 

  • Best time to visit: October-May
  • Things to do: Visit the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy zip-lining, trekking, rock climbing, rafting, and kayaking

16. Netrani

Netrani is a beautiful little island located about 19 km away from Murudeshwara and is one of the most unique places to visit in Karnataka . This island is a haven for those who love the sea and all water sports. 

  • Best time to visit: December and January
  • Things to do: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Diving 

17. Kumara Parvatha Trek

This is one of the most challenging treks in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. The peak is also called Pushpagiri and is the second-highest in the Kodagu district. 

  • Best time to visit: October-January
  • Things to do: Visit the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary, Try the Kumara Parvatha trek

Beaches to Visit in Karnataka

18. black sand beach.

Located in Uttara Karnataka, the Black Sand Beach gets its name from the grey-black coloured sand along the coast. This unexplored beach is also locally known as Tilmati and is known for its calm and serene vibe. 

  • Best time to visit: September-March
  • Things to do: High-speed boating, kayaking, and dolphin watching during the right season

19. Om Beach

Part of Gokarna, Om Beach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Karnataka. The beach is calm and serene and is shaped like the symbol ‘OM’. 

  • Best time to visit: October-March
  • Things to do: Boating, parasailing, jet-skiing, surfing

20. Kapu Beach

Kapu is a coastal village in Udupi and offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. The quaint lighthouse at one end of the beach adds a lot of charm to the place.

  • Things to do: Visit the lighthouse, relax on the shores of the beach, visit Sri Hale Mariamma Temple

21. Panambur Beach

Panambur Beach

Located in Mangalore, Panambur Beach is one of the best-maintained beaches in the country. The beach is 10 km from Mangalore city centre and is well crowded during the peak season.

  • Best time to visit : October-March
  • Things to do: Boat rides, parasailing, camel and horse rides along the beach, jet-skiing

22. Someshwara Beach

Situated in Mangalore’s in the region Ullal, this beautiful rocky beach is untouched by the city crowd and is a great place to relax. The River Netravati and the Arabian Sea come together near this beach.

  • Things to do: Visit the Someshwara Temple and the Ullal Delta

23. Tannirbhavi Beach

Tannirbhavi Beach is among the famous places in Karnataka , frequented by tourists regularly. This beach is well-maintained and perfect for families to enjoy because of the presence of lifeguards.

  • Things to do: Swim when the tide is low, visit the Tree Park near the beach

Museums to Visit in Karnataka

24. hal heritage centre and aerospace museum.

HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum

Located at the Airport-Varthur Road in Bangalore, this is India’s first aerospace museum. You can enjoy various kinds of helicopters, aircraft, and flight simulators here. 

  • Best time to visit: All through the year between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
  • Things to do: Check out the mock Air Traffic Control tower, enjoy the flight simulators
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25. Sandalwood Museum

This is one of the first of its kind museum now located at Aranya Bhavan Sandalwood Depot. You can check all kinds of pure sandalwood products here. The museum will soon shift inside the Mysore Palace premises.

  • Best time to visit: All through the year
  • Things to do: Buy sandalwood products

26. Government Museum, Bangalore

Government Museum

Located in Sampangi Rama Nagar, the Government Museum was established in 1865 and is one of the oldest museums in India. The rare collections of archaeological artefacts here are the speciality.

  • Best time to visit: All through the year, between Tuesdays and Sundays (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Things to do: Check out the rare archaeological artefacts, scriptures, and jewellery

27. INS Chapal Warship Museum

Situated in Karwar, this is a warship converted into a museum. The INS Chapal was a missile launcher that was in operation since 1976.

  • Best time to visit: All through the year from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Things to do: Check out the external guns, engine rooms, barracks, and watch a 15-minute documentary

28. Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

It is an art gallery/cum palace located in the city of Mysore. This beautifully built palace is filled with rare and beautiful paintings and art pieces and is a must-visit place in Mysore.

  • Best time to visit: All through the year from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Things to do: Have a look at more than 2000 paintings depicted from around the world

Theme Parks to Visit in Karnataka

29. lumbini gardens.

Lumbini Gardens

Located in the Outer Ring Road, Bangalore, Lumbini Gardens is a small public park complete with boating, joy rides, and lots of food stalls to eat from. This place is pleasant and crowded in the evenings.

  • Best time to visit: September to March
  • Things to do: Take a boat ride, enjoy the wave pools and the artificial beach, take part in joy rides

30. Wonderla

Wonderla

Wonderla is one of the country’s most well-known theme parks, located in Bangalore. An hour from the city centre, the theme park has hundreds of activities and rides to choose from. 

  • Things to do: Enjoy water rides and adventure rides, watch out for laser shows and musical fountains

31. Snow City

Snow City

Spread across 12,500 square feet, the Snow City is an amazing place to take your kids to. Located in Jayamahal, Bangalore, Snow City has a lot of rides and shows to keep you entertained.  

  • Best time to visit: All through the year between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM
  • Things to do: Enjoy the 9D cinema, participate in laser tag and shooting, snow sliding

Gardens and Parks to Visit in Karnataka

32. brindavan gardens.

Brindavan Gardens is one of the most frequented tourist places in Karnataka. Located in Mysore, the Garden is excellently maintained and is a great spot to relax and take photos.

  • Best time to visit : September-March
  • Things to do: Take a stroll around the garden, Enjoy the musical fountain between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM

33. Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is in the centre of Bangalore City and is officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park. The park covers about 300 acres of land and has some of the rarest species of plants and trees.

  • Things to do: Visit the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Park and Bangalore Aquarium, take a stroll around the park

34. Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Another very popular park in Bangalore you should not miss is the Lalbagh Gardens. This is a very popular spot for the locals of the city and is always crowded in the evenings. 

  • Things to do: Visit the lotus pond, check out the Peninsular Gneiss Rock

35. Ramohalli Big Banyan Tree

The Big Banyan Tree is located in Ramohalli and is also called Dodda Alada Mara in Kannada. About 30 km from Bangalore, this is a small public park with a 400-year-old Banyan tree in the centre. The banyan tree has a circumference of about 250 metres.

  • Things to do: Stand under the shade of the massive Banyan Tree, enjoy splendid South Indian breakfast in one of the eateries on the highways

Hill Stations to Visit in Karnataka

Coorg

Coorg or Kodagu is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka . Coorg is a small hill station that is surrounded by the Western Ghats. Coorg is known as the Scotland of Southern India. 

  • Best time to visit: All through the year except monsoon (June-September)
  • Things to do : Enjoy the various sightseeing spots , visit the Dubare Elephant Camp, camping and trekking around the Western Ghats
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37. Kudremukh

Kudremukh

Located in the Chikmagalur District, Kudremukh is a small hill station that has become quite popular for its challenging trekking trail. The peak is green, luscious, and calm all through the year.

  • Best time to visit: September-June
  • Things to do: Attempt the Kudhremukh Trail, visit the Kudremukh National Park, stroll around the Janta Market

38. Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur is one of the famous places in Karnataka that is loved for its amazing weather and green slopes and valleys. Sakleshpur is surrounded by tea and coffee plantations and is quite close to Bangalore.

  • Things to do: Camping, trekking, sightseeing

Agumbe

Located in the Shimoga District, Agumbe is a village set on top of a peak. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is called the ‘Çobra Capital’ because of the number of cobras in this region.

  • Things to do: Visit the Agumbe RainForest Research Station

40. Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is another of the top tourist attractions in Karnataka. The hill station is a part of the Western Ghats and has beautiful hotels and homestays you can stay in. The hill station has no dearth of tourist spots too.

  • Things to do: Sightseeing, visit the coffee plantations

41. Kemmanagundi or KR Hills

Kemmanagudi was the summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and is hence also called KR hills. The hill is about 250 km from Bangalore and one of the best weekend destinations to relax in. 

  • Best time to visit: September to June
  • Things to do: Attempt the KR trekking trail, visit the various waterfalls around the hills

Spiritual Places to Visit in Karnataka

42. kadri manjunatha temple.

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Located in Mangalore, this historic temple was built sometime during the 10 th century. The main deity here is Lord Shiva. The temple has a natural spring called Gomukha on its premises.

  • Things to do: Pay your respects at the Manjunatha Temple

43. Murudeshwara

In the list of best t ourist places in Karnataka, one cannot forget Murudeshwara. Along the shores of Karnataka, this temple is situated on a small hill and the gigantic Shiva Shrine is visible from far. 

  • Things to do: Visit the temple and Murudeshwar Beach, Check out the Murudeshwar Fort

44. Udupi Sri Krishna Temple

Amongst Hindus in India, the Udupi Sri Krishna Temple is very sacred. The house of Lord Krishna, the temple is crowded all through the year and the streets around the temple are lined with shopping streets and eateries.

  • Things to do: Get the blessings of Lord Krishna, Stroll in the beaches in Udupi, enjoy authentic South Indian food from eateries around

45. Omkareshwara Temple

Omkareshwara Temple

This very old temple in Coorg was built in the year 1820 and is a very popular sightseeing place in Coorg. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in the middle of a pond.

  • Things to do: Enjoy a visit to the temple, check out the various sightseeing spots in Coorg

46. St Philomena’s Cathedral

St Philomena’s Cathedral is a Catholic Church located in Mysore. This phenomenal structure is one of the tallest churches in Asia and was built in 1936. This is a much-frequented tourist spot in the city.

  • Things to do: Enjoy the Neo-Gothic architecture of the place, Shop for handcrafted goods and sandalwoods in shops around the church

47. Jamia Masjid, Bijapur

Jamia Masjid in Bijapur is a very old mosque built-in 1578. This is one of the largest mosques in South India and is a large and beautiful structure you will be awed by.

  • Things to do: Get your dose of spirituality in the mosque, visit the Gol Gumbaz, and the 85-feet Shivagiri monument

48. Gomatagiri

Gomatagiri or Bahubali houses the 6-metre tall Gomatigiri statue that is more than 700 years old. Gomatagiri is an important place of worship for Jains.

  • Things to do: Trek to the Gomatagiri Hill

49. Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala is a town in Karnataka and houses the popular Manjunatheshwara Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva). The town is also home to various other small and large places of worship.

  • Things to do: Visit the Manjunatheshwara Temple and the Bahubali Statue, take a bath in the Netravathi River Barrage

50. Saavira Kambada Basadi

This Jain temple is located in Moodabidri, Karnataka, and is known for its 1000-pillared structure. The temple houses the Chandraprabha, the eighth spiritual leader of the Jain Community.

  • Things to do: Visit this world-renowned Jain temple, watch traditional plays called Yakshagana that run all through the night

Phew! Quite a long list isn’t it? But these are only just a few of the landmarks that make Karnataka a paradise for tourists and explorers. On your next trip to this state, try to tick off some of these destinations and share with us your experience.

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84 Popular Tourist Places to Visit in Gujarat (2024)

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Somnath is a temple town situated in the Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. Also known as Prabhas Patan, it is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in India, and among the prominent places to visit in Gujarat . It is about 197 km from Rajkot, and 408 km from Ahmedabad. The town of Somnath is famous for the Somnath Temple, among the must include places in Somnath packages . Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is one among the twelve prominent Jyotirlinga shrines and also one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Gujarat. Somnath Beach, Gita Mandir, Bhalka Tirtha, Rudreshwara Temple, Triveni Sangam Temple, Suraj Mandir, Parshuram Temple, Kamnath Mahadev Temple, Junagadh Gate, Somnath Museum, Panch Pandav Gufa are some other tourist places in Somnath . Somnath Mahadev Fair which is held on Kartik Purnima and Maha Shivaratri are the two major festivals celebrated in Somnath with great pomp and fervor. The temple town witnesses a huge number of tourists from various parts of the country during these festivals.

2. Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad is the largest city and also the former capital of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of the River Sabarmati, it is one of the popular places of places to visit in Gujarat . It is about 29 km from Gandhinagar, and 534 km from Mumbai. Ahmedabad is India's first UNESCO World Heritage City and is also regarded as one of the fastest-growing cities in India. Also known as Amdavad, the city of Ahmedabad is the commercial hub and also the living symbol of the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat state. Splendid monuments, wonderful museums, and gorgeous lakes are the prime attractions of Ahmedabad holiday packages . Popularly called the Land of Gandhi, Ahmedabad is closely associated with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the nation. Sabarmati Ashram, Kankarai Lake, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, Adalaj Stepwell, Huthee Singh Jain Temple, ISKCON Temple, Vintage Car Museum, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Swaminarayan Mandir, and Sardar Patel National Memorial are some of the well-known tourist places in Ahmedabad .

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Dwarka is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites near Rajkot , and among the best places to visit in Gujarat . It is about 224 km from Rajkot, and 442 km from Ahmedabad. Located on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is popularly known as the 'home of Lord Krishna' and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat. Also, Dwarka is one of the foremost Char Dhams for Hindus and among the seven most ancient religious cities (sapta puris) in India. For this reason, the town attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year as part of Dwarka packages . The present-day Dwarka is a prominent pilgrimage site that boasts of several shrines. Among the temples, the 2000-year-old Dwarkadhish temple is the most notable one. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Gomti Ghat, Rukmani Devi Temple, Beyt Dwarka, Gopi Talav, Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Swaminarayan Temple, Dwarka Beach, Shivrajpur Beach, and Okhamadhi Beach are some of the important tourist places in Dwarka . If you specifically want to participate in the grand festivities of the Janmashtami festival, visiting the town during August and September will be eventful.

4. Rann Of Kutch

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With the Thar Desert on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side, Rann of Kutch is a spellbinding marvel of sand and salt. About 80 km from Bhuj, and 413 km from Ahmedabad, it is one of the top places to visit in India , and among the must include places in Gujarat packages . It lies between the Gulf of Kutch and the Indus River in Pakistan and comprises flatlands of salty clay located about 15 meters above sea level. A large part of the Kutch, commonly known as the Great Rann of Kutch, submerges in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during the winter season. Spread over an area of 7500 sq. km, the Great Rann of Kutch, formed of salt marshes, is considered one of the largest salt deserts in the world and among the most popular tourist places in Kutch . Besides, one can also visit Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Narayan Sarovar & Sanctuary, Kalo Dungar, Siyot Caves, Chhari Dandh Bird Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, etc. as part of Kutch tour packages . It can be visited along with Bhuj tour packages .

5. Gir National Park

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Gir National Park, also known as Sasan Gir, is one of the renowned national parks in India, and among the best places of among the best places to visit in Gujarat . It is situated about 156 km from Rajkot, and 372 km from Ahmedabad. Established as a sanctuary in 1965, Gir National Park is the most popular national parks in Gujarat as it is the royal kingdom of Asiatic lions and essentially the only place besides Africa on earth where these majestic beasts roam freely. Besides Asiatic lions, one can see Asiatic lion, Indian leopard, jungle cat, striped hyena, Golden jackal, Indian and Ruddy mongoose, honey badger, chital, nilgai, sambar, four-horned antelope, chinkara, and wild boar here as part of Gir tour packages . The entrance gate to the park is located at Sasan Gir village beside Sinh Sadan. Jungle Safari is one of the best things to do in Gir National Park . Besides, there is also a Gir Interpretation Zone, also known as Devalia Safari Park at Devalia, and was established to reduce the excess of tourists at the Gir National Park. The park remains open every year from mid-October to mid-June and closed during the monsoon season from July to September. While Devalia Safari Park is open throughout the year.

6. Vadodara

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Located on the banks of Vishwamitri River, Vadodara is a beautiful city in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Situated at a distance of 109 km from Ahmedabad, it is one of the popular places to visit in gujarat , and can be visited along with Ahmedabad tour packages . Formerly called Baroda, Vadodara is the third-largest city in Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. The architectural brilliance of the city is the major highlight of Vadodara holiday packages . The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Baroda Museum, Kirti Mandir, and Sayajirao Gaekwad hospital are some of the notable architectural monuments in Vadodara. Besides, Sayaji Baug, Sursagar Lake, Nyay Mandir, EME Temple, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, etc. are some of the prominent tourist places in Vadodara . Often called the Cultural Capital of Gujarat, the city of Baroda comes alive during the Navratri celebrations. No city in India celebrates the festival of Navratri with as much zeal and energy as Vadodara does.

7. Junagadh

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Located in the foothills of Mount Girnar, Junagadh is the seventh-largest city in Gujarat, and among the best tourist places in Gujarat . It is about 91 km from Somnath, 103 km from Rajkot, and 319 km from Ahmedabad. The literal meaning of the term 'Junagadh' is an 'old fort' which derives from Uparkot, an ancient fort built in the 4th century CE on a plateau in the middle of the town, and is the major attraction of Junagadh holiday packages . Besides, Mahabat Maqbara, Durbar Hall Museum, Mount Girnar, Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden, Ashoka's Rock Edicts, and Buddhist Caves are some of the best Junagadh tourist places . Influenced by four major religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam, the city is home to many festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. The major festival celebrated in Junagadh is Bhavnath Fair held on Mahashivratri and is celebrated with much fanfare all over the city. Besides, Parikrama in October / November and Navratri are the other festivals celebrated in Junagadh with great enthusiasm.

8. Saputara

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Positioned on the Maharashtra- Gujarat border, Saputara is the only hill stations in Gujarat, and among the well-planned hill stations in India . It is situated about 77 km from Nashik, and 398 km from Ahmedabad. Nestled in the Sahyadri range of Western Ghats at an altitude of about 1000 m, Saputara is one of the most popular places to visit near Pune . The lush green forests, undulating mountains, dazzling waterfalls, dreamy winding roads, stunning landscape, and salubrious climate make the picturesque hill station of Saputara a perfect escape into the lap of Mother Nature as part of Saputara packages . Saputara Lake, Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Saputara Tribal Museum, Gira Waterfalls, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, Artist Village, etc. are some of the prominent tourist places in Saputara .

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Patan is an ancient fortified city located on the banks of Saraswati River in Gujarat, India. It is one of the popular heritage destinations in India . Situated about 129 km from Ahmedabad, it can be visited along with Ahmedabad tour packages . The city is shielded by the fort walls and gates, which prevents the ancestral aura and old-world charm from escaping. From medieval forts to an ancient Kali temple built in the Solanki dynasty, Patan has many attractions that lure tourists as part of Patan packages . Rani ki Vav or the Queen's stepwell has the unique most architectural attributes and is the must-visit place in Patan. Sahasralinga Sarovar, Panchasara Parshwanath Jain Derasar, Khan Sarovar, Shankeshwar Jain Thirth, etc. are the other popular tourist places in Patan . Besides, Patan is also famous for Patola sarees, one of the finest hand-made textiles in the world. It has its origin in a very intricate and difficult technique of tie-dyeing and knot dyeing known as 'Bandhani'. It has gorgeous colors, designs, and durability and is one of a kind. Costs start from Rs. 20,000 which may go up to Rs. 20,00,000 depending on work done and thread used. Only two families are making Patola Sarees nowadays.

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Mandvi is a little town on the coast of the Arabian Sea in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Situated at the estuary where the river Rukmavati meets the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of the popular places to visit near Rajkot , especially for beach lovers. It is located about 64 km from Bhuj, 281 km from Rajkot, and 386 km from Ahmedabad. Famous for its ship-building and cottage industries, the port town of Mandvi was founded in 1580 AD by Rao Khengarji, the first Jadeja ruler of Kutch. Being a seaside town, Mandvi has been blessed with a vast expanse of clean beaches that are the prime attractions of Mandvi packages . Vijay Vilas Palace, Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial, 72 Jainalaya, and Mazar-e-Noorani are the other famous tourist places in Mandvi . Mandvi is also a well-known center for the production of country crafts.

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Often called the Jaisalmer of Gujarat, Bhuj is one of the places to visit in Gujarat , and can be visited along with Kutch tour packages . It is situated about 78 km from Kutch, 232 km from Rajkot, and 334 km from Ahmedabad. Located in the western part of India, Bhuj is the most important city in the Kutch region of Gujarat and also the capital of the former princely state of Kutch. Bhuj is a treat to the eyes of visitors as it offers everything from white desert to beautiful temples and from wildlife sanctuaries to the cultural landscape as part of Bhuj packages . Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhujia Hill Fort, Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal Palace, Hiralakshmi Memorial Craft Park, Kutch Fossil Park, Tapkeshwari Temple, and Rudramata Dam are some of the top tourist places in Bhuj . It also has the oldest museum in the state of Gujarat. Apart from the tourist places, Bhuj is also very famous for its traditional handicrafts and embroidery.

12. Jamnagar

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Ideally located at the confluence of Nagamati River and Rangmati River, Jamnagar is a city on the coast of the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat. About 92 km from Rajkot, and 310 km from Ahmedabad, it one of the famous Gujarat tourist places . Often called the Jewel of Kathiawar, Jamnagar is an industrial city of Gujarat brimming with exquisite Rajput architecture and a pristine coastline. Ranjit Singh reconstructed the city on European town planning principles, under the guidance of Sir Edward Lutyens - architect of New Delhi. Jamnagar is also known as the Chhoti Kashi as the whole town is dotted with several Hindu and Jain temples, which are the must-visit attractions as part of Jamnagar holiday packages . Known as one of the stunning destinations of Gujarat, Jamnagar is home to the first marine sanctuary in India and the largest oil refinery in the world. Pratap Vilas Palace, Ranmal Lake, Lakhota Palace and Museum, Bala Hanuman Temple, Darbar Gadh, Adinath Jain Temple, and Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary are some of the top tourist places in Jamnagar .

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Rajkot, literally the City of Princes, is the former princely capital of the Saurashtra region and now an emerging tourism destination and business hub of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers, it is one of the stunning places to visit in Gujarat . It is situated about 90 km from Jamnagar, and 218 km from Ahmedabad. Rajkot tour packages are a fusion of architectural and historical sites of great importance. Watson Museum, Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Aji Dam, Rotary Dolls Museum, Jagat Mandir, Nyari Dam, Prem Mandir, Khambhalida Caves, and Lal Pari Lake are some of the top tourist places in Rajkot . Aside from this, Rajkot holds a position in the top 10 cleanest cities of India while also being the 22nd fastest growing city in the world. This place is renowned across the globe for its bandhani textiles, cotton textiles, woolen, jewelry, silk embroidery, handicrafts, and automobile industry. Often referred to as 'Rangilu Rajkot', Rajkot is famous for hosting several cultural events and festivals. The International Kite Festival and Navratri are the most popular festivals celebrated with great pomp and fervor.

14. Bhavnagar

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Also known as Gohilwad, Bhavnagar is one of the must-include places in Gujarat tour packages , and among the top places to visit near Rajkot . It is about 168 km from Ahmedabad, and 174 km from Rajkot. Located just to the west of the Gulf of Khambat, Bhavnagar is renowned for its rich religious and cultural heritage, thriving industries, and exciting wildlife, which are the prime attractions of Bhavnagar packages . Takhteshwar Temple, Gandhi Smriti Memorial, Victoria Park, Nishkalank Mahadev Temple, Aksharwadi Swaminarayan Temple, Gaurishankar Lake, Barton Library & Museum, Palitana, and Velavadar Blackbuck National Park are some of the important tourist places in Bhavnagar . Besides, Bhavnagar has always been a center of education and culture for which it is also called the 'Sanskari Kendra' of Gujarat. Many noted theatre personalities, journalists, poets, educationists, and singers like Narsinh Mehta, Ganga Sati, Jhaverchand Meghani, Kavi Kant, and Govardhan Tripathi have come from the rich and diverse land of Bhavnagar.

15. Porbandar

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Porbandar is a beautiful coastal city located in the Indian state of Gujarat. About 183 km from Rajkot, and 399 km from Ahmedabad, it is one of the popular places to visit in Gujarat . Located along the banks of the Asmavati River, Porbandar is an important city in India's history being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The city of Porbandar is dotted with numerous religious places and historical buildings which stand as a reminder of the glorious bygone era. The most fascinating feature of Porbandar holiday packages is the haveli where Gandhiji was born which has now been converted into a temple called Kirti Mandir. Sudama Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Shri Hari Mandir, Chowpatty Beach, Porbandar Bird Sanctuary, Ghumli, Huzoor Palace, and Darbargarh Fort are some of the top tourist places in Porbandar .

16. Palitana

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Earlier known as Padliptapur, Palitana is one of the holiest places of pilgrimage in Gujarat , and among the best places to visit near Ahmedabad . It is about 171 km from Rajkot, and 214 km from Ahmedabad. Palitana is a famous destination in Gujarat for being the base to the holy Shatrunjaya hill which is home to 863 exquisitely carved Jain temples built by devotees during a period spanning 900 years from the 11th century onwards. Along with Mount Abu, Girnar, and Chandragiri, Shatrunjaya hill is one of the most sacred places for the Jains, and among the most significant places to visit as part of Palitana packages . Meticulously carved in marble, the temples in Palitana are famous for their architectural beauty. Out of all the temples here, the temple dedicated to the first Tirthankara, Sri Adishwar, is the most famous one. The architectural motifs of this temple are notable. Kumarpal temple, Chaumukh temple, Vimalshah temple, and Sampriti Raja temple are the other Palitana places to visit .

17. Kevadiya

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Kevadiya is a census town in the Narmada district of Gujarat. It is one of the top places to visit in Gujarat as the Statue of Unity is located here. It is about 85 km from Vadodara, and 189 km from Ahmedabad. Nestled between the Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain ranges, the tribal village of Kevadia is home to a 182 m tall statue of the Ironman of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This is the 'Tallest Statue in the World' and is the must-include place in Kevadiya packages . Besides the Statue of Unity, Valley of Flowers, Jungle Safari, Cactus Garden, Butterfly Garden, Khalwani Eco-tourism, Zarwani Waterfall, the Narmada Dam, etc are some of the popular places to visit in Kevadiya . It can be visited along with Vadodara tour packages .

18. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple (Near Ahmedabad)

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At a distance of 29 km from Ahmedabad Junction, Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple located in Gandhinagar city of Gujarat State. It is one of the most magnificent temples in India, and among the top attractions in Ahmedabad . Dedicated to Swaminarayan, Akshardham Temple was commissioned by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) after initiation by its promoter, Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 1979. It took 13 years to complete and was inaugurated in 1992. It is a Hindu house of worship and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, education, and unification. A specimen of fine craftsmanship, the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar is one of the largest and most prominent temples in Gujarat state . Sprawling across an area of 23 acres, the temple complex consists of a splendid shrine, large prayer halls, exhibition halls, verdant garden, and research center. Built by using tons of pink stones, this gigantic temple is 108 feet in height, 240 feet long, and 131 feet wide. The Akshardham mandir consists of 97 intricately carved pillars, 17 ornate domes, 220 stone beams, 57 stone screens, 3 porticos, and 256 statues of spiritual personalities. The temple is found amid the spacious garden called Sahajanand Van. It is one of the must-visit places during Ahmedabad trip . The ...

19. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (Near Dwarka)

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At a distance of 15 km from Dwarka, Nageshwar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located at Nageshwar village in Gujarat. Also known as Nagnath Temple, it is one of the popular pilgrimage sites near Ahmedabad , and among the prominent places to visit as part of Dwarka sightseeing packages . Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Nageshwar Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva, and among the oldest temples mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The Jyotirlinga has a special significance in Nageshwar as this is believed to be the first of all 12 Jyotirlingas. The swayambhu lingam enshrined in the underground chamber at Nageshwar Temple is known as Nageshwar Mahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims all-round the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons and is believed that one who prays here obtains freedom from all kinds of poison including snake poison. Nageshwar is referred to as 'Daarukaavane Naagesham' in the ancient slokas of Rudra Samhita. According to the legend, there once lived a demon called Daruka, who was extremely cruel and tortured the people. One day he captured a Shiva devotee called Supriya along with many others. The prisoners were held in an underwater city that swarmed with sea snakes. Supriya advised all prisoners to recite the Shiva mantra 'Aum Namaha Shivayay' to protect them. When Daruka came to know ...

20. Adalaj Stepwell (Near Ahmedabad)

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At a distance of 21 km from Ahmedabad Junction, Adalaj Stepwell, also called Adalaj ni Vav is a stepwell located in the village of Adalaj near Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. It is one of the famous places of heritage in Gujarat , and among the must-include places in Ahmedabad tour packages . Also known as Rudabai Stepwell, Adalaj Stepwell was built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of Vaghela chief, Veer Singh. According to history, the construction of stepwell was started by King Rana Veer Singh and he died in a war with King Mahmud Begada unfortunately. Begada fell for the beauty of the widowed Queen Rudabai and asked her to marry him. The Queen agreed to marry Begada on the condition that he completes the construction of the stepwell that was started by her husband. He agreed and started the construction again. When the well got completed, Rani Rudabai jumped into the vav and committed suicide. Regarded as one of the major Ahmedabad tourist places , the stepwell is built in the Solanki style of architecture with Islamic influence. It consists of five storeys, each of which is uniquely designed with beautiful carvings all over the walls and columns. The structure was built along the North-South axis with the entrance from the south. The stepwell is one of its kinds in Gujarat as it has three entrance ...

21. Shivrajpur Beach & Lighthouse (Near Dwarka)

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At a distance of 13 km from Dwarka and 23 km from Okha, Shivrajpur Beach is a serene beach located near Shivrajpur village on the Arabian coast of Gujarat. Situated on Dwarka - Okha Highway, it is one of the famous beaches near Ahmedabad , and among the must-visit places as part of Dwarka holiday packages . Shivrajpur Beach is a beautiful beach with clear waters and white sands. The beach offers stunning sunsets and picturesque views to tourists. Regarded as one of the best places of sightseeing in Dwarka , the beach is not much commercialized which makes it an ideal place to spend some peaceful time with family and friends. One can spot Dolphins and some beautiful birds on the sea here. For making it an ideal tourist destination, the beach management has introduced water sports, food, and shopping areas for the visitors. Be careful while venturing into the water as there is no rescue team available. There is also a lighthouse near the beach. The ruler of Kachchh Maharao Deshalji built a small fort along with an 11m high black masonry unlit beacon known as Mojap beacon in 1720-21 here to provide shelter and safety to the Kachchhi vessels. A battery-operated flashing light was installed and operated on the top of the cabin since 1977 and was the first light in this region. This followed ...

22. Beyt Dwarka (Near Dwarka)

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At a distance of 33 km from Dwarka Railway Station, Beyt Dwarka is an inhabited island located off the coast of Dwarka on Gulf of Kutch. Also known as Beyt Shankhodhar, it was one of the main ports of the town before the development of Okha and is among the popular places to visit in Dwarka. Bet Dwarka or Beyt Dwarka is an extremely sacred pilgrimage destination as it is believed to be the original home of Lord Krishna during his ruling years at Dwarka. It is said that lord Krishna resided with his family at Bet Dwarka. The place derived its name from the word 'beyt' which means meeting and this is the place where Sudhama came to meet his friend Lord Krishna. Beyt Dwarka is also mentioned in the ancient epic, 'Mahabharata' as 'Antardvipa' to which people of the Yadava clan needed to travel by boat. The island is also known as Shankhodhar as the island is source of conch shells. The ASI explorations revealed that the presence of certain settlements whose age can be traced back to the era of the Harappan civilization and that of the Mauryan rule. Dwarka is mentioned in the copper inscription dated 574 AD of Simhaditya, the minister of Vallabhi under Maitraka. The region was previously under the administration of the Gaekwad clan of the state of Baroda. During the revolt of 1857, Vaghers attacked the region and captured it. After independence of India in 1947, the region became part of the Saurashtra state which later merged with the state of Bombay. When the state ...

23. Khodiyar Mata Temple - Rajpara (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 16 km from Bhavnagar, Khodiyar Mata Temple is a famous Hindu temple located at Rajpara village near Bhavnagar of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of the Tataniya Wali Lake, it is one of the important places of pilgrimage in Saurashtra and among the best places to visit in Bhavnagar. Shree Khodiyar Mata Mandir was constructed in 1911 CE by the then Maharaja of Bhavnagar. The temple is dedicated Khodiyar Maa, a warrior Hindu goddess born in Charan caste around 700 AD. She was the main deity of the royal family of Bhavnagar and also the ancestral goddess of Bhavnagar people. The Khodiyar Mata Temple at Rajpara is one of the oldest and largest temples in Gujarat. According to history, Maharaja Wakhatsinghji Gohil ruled the state of Bhavnagar from 1748 to 1816. He was a devout follower of Khodiyar Ma and often visited the shrine at Mandel. There he prayed to the goddess to bring her holy presence to Sihor, the then capital of Bhavnagar state. Khodiyar Ma agreed and told him to lead the way, only on the condition that he doesn't turn around and check if she is following. Wakhatsinghji walked on until he reached a place right before Sihor. There he turned around to check for Khodiyar Ma, who said she would walk no further for he had looked. Mataji and her sisters decided to set base there. This place was Rajpara, which became the shrine of Khodiyar Ma. There is a huge mandap inside the temple where one can see the beautiful idol of Khodiyar Mata. ...

24. Malnath Shiva Temple (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 28 km from Bhavnagar, Malnath Shiva Temple is a Hindu Temple located near Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Situated on Bhavnagar - Talaja Road, it is one of popular Shiva temples in Bhavnagar and among the best places to visit as part of Bhavnagar Tour Packages. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is beautifully positioned in the middle of green slopes and streaming waterways. The temple is built in the traditional Gujarati architecture and houses a rock-carved Shivalinga in the sanctum. The tranquility inside the temple along with the lush green environment is bound to take a visitor away from the routine life. A walk around the temple after paying respect to the Lord is quite refreshing. One can also find the idols of Goddess Durga, Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna, and Lord Hanuman inside the temple. Malnath Shiv Temple is surrounded by Nature. Lush verdant greenery, a waterfall, several windmills and wind farm make it an ideal place for a picnic with friends and family alike. The landscape is breathtaking and energizing to the mind. Dhavdi Mata Mandir is another temple in the neighborhood. Nag-dhaniba, a picnic point on a riverbank, is a favorite spot for the families. The adventurous lot can go on trekking over the hill slopes nearby. The best time to visit Malnath Shiv Temple is between October and March when the weather is fairly cool and the surroundings are come alive with lush greenery and meandering streams. One can reach Malnath Temple by local buses ...

25. Trambak Falls (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 24 km from Bhavnagar, Trambak Falls is a stunning waterfall located at Trambak village in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Situated near Malnath Mahadev Temple, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Gujarat , and among the best Bhavnagar places to visit . Trambak Falls is situated on a small mountain surrounded by a little forest. It cascades down from a height of about 30 feet and creates a natural pool as it hit the ground. Serene ambiance, the roaring sound of gushing waters, lush greenery, rocky hills, and the secluded nature make it a popular picnic spot for the people of Bhavnagar as well as tourists during their Bhavnagar trip . Trambak Falls is visited by many tourists daily. Children can spend time playing under the shade of trees while the elders can enjoy the beauty of nature. For the adventurous, there are trekking trails at Trambak from nearby Malnath Shiva Temple there is a 5 km trail to Trambak Falls. The best time to visit and explore the verdant beauty of the waterfall is during the monsoon season. During this season, water splashes down at its full swing making the entire ambiance refreshing and rejuvenating. Be careful as the falls can be unpredictable and slippery. It is not a developed place so better to carry your own food and water. Timings: ...

26. Nishkalank Mahadev Temple (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 28 km from Bhavnagar Railway Station, Nishkalank Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple located at Koliyak near Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Situated in Koliyak Beach, it is one of the rarest sea temples in India you must include in your Gujarat trip and among the most visited places of pilgrimage in Bhavnagar. Located about a kilometer into the sea, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has 5 distinct swayambhu Shiva lingams on a square platform and each is having a Nandi statue facing it. This temple is submerged during high tides in the sea and emerges during low tides to reveal itself majestically, promising its devotees to wash away all sins. During the high tide, the idol of the lord is submerged and all that can be seen are the flag and a pillar. The temple was built with special care to withstand high tides and is truly remains an unsolved mystery to modern engineers and technology experts. The temple is believed to be built by the Pandavas after the Kurukshetra War. Legend says that after killing all the Kauravas, Pandavas began to feel guilty for their sins. To discover reclamation for their sins, Pandavas consulted Krishna who handed them a black flag and a black cow and asked them to trail and said when both the flag and the cow turn white, they will all be forgiven. Lord Krishna also asked them to apologize to Lord Shiva after that. They followed the cow everywhere it took them and acknowledged ...

27. Ghogha Beach (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 26 km from Bhavnagar, Ghogha Beach is a stunning beach on the coast of Gulf of Kutch at Ghogha town in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. It is one of the popular beaches in Gujarat , and among the most visited tourist attractions in Bhavnagar . With golden sands, restless water waves hitting the sand every now and then, Ghogha Beach offers spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. The coastline at Ghogha that stretches for about a km is highly popular with the local people who visit the spot with family and friends to laze off and relax in the sun as part of Bhavnagar tour . The low tides gently hitting the rocky shore, the mesmerizing sunrise, and captivating sunset will surely make you fall in love with the place. Ghogha Beach is a great place for long walks. As this beach is not very developed from the viewpoint of commercial tourism, you won't find too many tourists hanging around the place. So, if you are looking for an offbeat destination where you will be able to unwind in complete isolation, Ghogha beach is the location you should be heading to. One can also visit Hazrat Pir Dargah and Barwada Masjid while in Ghogha. The ancient Barwada Masjid was built in 623 AD and is one of the oldest mosques in India. This mosque, therefore, predates all the other mosques in India whose ...

28. Kuda Beach (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 9 km from Ghogha and 30 km from Bhavnagar Railway Station, Kuda Beach is a stunning beach in the Gulf of Cambay at Kuda village near Bhavnagar. Situated between Ghogha and Koliyak, it is one of the famous beaches on Gujarat Coastline and is one of the best places to visit near Bhavnagar. Kuda Beach is a soft sandy beach that stretches about 2 km long. The gentle waves, clear skies, and the sandy shores make this beach a superb place to spend some quality time with friends and family. The beach is suitable for swimming, sunbathing and long walks. The beach is best visited during the day time as the sea sands are all over which makes the exciting sunbathing experience. Besides, the beach offers mesmerizing views of the setting sun. Usually, people visit the beach during the summers to ease the heat and enjoy the serene surroundings. Some kathiyawadi food outlets are available nearby. One can also visit the temple of Nishkalank Mahadev located close to the beach. Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

29. Piram Bet Island (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 6 km from Ghogha and 30 km from Bhavnagar, Piram Bet is a small island in the Gulf of Cambay, Gujarat. Also called Piram Island, it is one of the beautiful islands on the coastline of Gujarat and among the best places to visit during your Bhavnagar trip. The Piram Bet Island is covering over an area of about 186 acres. History says that the island was under Muslim soldiers of Delhi Sultanate in the early 14th century and was captured by Mokhadaji Gohil, the Gohil chief of Umrala in 1325 CE. He made the island as his headquarters, built a fort and levied toll from all ships passing up the Gulf of Cambay. He became a noted pirate in Gulf. His demands came to the knowledge of the emperor Muhammad bin Tughlaq who was then quelling a revolt in Gujarat. He killed Mokhadaji in 1347 CE and destroyed the fort of Piram Island. The island fell into obscurity after the destruction of the fort. Later in 1729, Mulla Muhammad Ali, a merchant from Surat, built a fort on Piram Bet with an intention to establish himself as an independent chief. Subsequently, it falls under the royal family of Bhavnagar State who had built a bastion on the south west corner of the island to keep watch on the maritime activities. The British built the 24m high circular masonry lighthouse tower on the bastion in 1864 CE. The lighthouse and quarters are now owned by Directorate General of Lighthouse and Lightships, Government of India which was the only settlement on the island and was ...

30. Blackbuck National Park / Velavadar National Park (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 45 km from Bhavnagar, Blackbuck National Park is a national park located at Velavadar in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Also known as Velavadar Blackbuck National Park, it is one of the famous places of wildlife in Gujarat , and among the must include places in Bhavnagar holiday packages . Velavadar National Park was formerly the private hunting ground for the Maharajas of the princely state of Bhavnagar. With an area of about 18 sq. km, it was declared as a reserve forest and later notified as a National Park in 1976 CE. In 1980 the area was extended to cover about 34 Sq. km of grassland. The park has been classified as Gujarat-Rajwada biotic province of the semi-arid bio-geographical zone due to its unique ecosystem which consists of exclusive grassland habitat, shrublands, saline plains, and mudflats. The park lies between two rivers namely Parvalia and Alang, which drain into the Gulf of Cambay. Among the major Bhavnagar tourist places , the park has been established for the protection of the blackbucks and has the highest number of blackbucks in India. More than 3, 000 blackbucks exist on the open grasslands of Velavadar. The sanctuary is also home to other animals like nilgai, jackal, wolf, jungle cat, and fox. Besides, one can also spot many bird species which include ...

31. Mahuva (Near Bhavnagar)

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At a distance of 96 km from Bhavnagar, Mahuva is a town on the Arabian Sea coast in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. It is one of the beautiful places to visit near Bhavnagar. Often called the Kashmir of Saurashtra, Mahuva is known for its mild weather and lush green surroundings. Tourists are primarily attracted to the beach in the town. Mahuva Beach is well known for its tranquil waters and natural beauty. The beach is also called as Bhavani Beach owing to the ancient Bhavani Mata Temple located atop a dune in its sandy shores. The area surrounding the beach and the township is incredibly verdant and the countryside is dotted with coconut and palm trees offering the perfect ambiance for relaxation to visitors. One can take a dip in the cool waters of the Arabian Sea and go for a long walk along the shoreline in order to fully rejuvenate oneself. Besides, Mahuva is home to a thriving agribusiness industry, with an emphasis on enterprises that dehydrate vegetables such as garlic and onions for use in processed foods. The place is also the residence of the Hindu preacher Morai Bapu. One can also visit Timbi Hanuman Temple and Pingleshwar village which is known for housing an ancient Shiv Linga submerged in the sea.

32. Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary (Near Ahmedabad)

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At a distance of 41 km from Sanand and 69 km from Ahmedabad, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is a protected bird sanctuary situated at Nalsarovar village in Gujarat. Nalsarovar is one of the largest wetland bird sanctuaries in India , and among the prime attractions of Ahmedabad sightseeing packages . The Nalsarovar Lake and the wetlands around it were declared as a bird sanctuary in 1969. Covering an area of 120.82 Sq.km, it is a serene marshland with shallow waters which contains 36 small islands. It has been identified as one of the 15 important wetlands of India by the National Committee on Wetlands for intensive conservation. Lying in an area between Central Gujarat and East Saurashtra, it represents a sea link that once existed between the Little Rann and the Gulf of Khambat. The lake gets filled with water that drains from the adjoining Surendranagar and Ahmedabad districts in the monsoon. Mainly inhabited by migratory birds as their wintering ground, Nalsarovar wetland is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India. Besides being one of the largest bird sanctuaries, Nalsarovar harbors one of the highest populations of waterfowl anywhere in India. One can find rosy pelicans, lesser and greater flamingos, crakes, brahminy ducks, purple moorhen, herons, white storks, various species of bitterns, grebes, etc. in the lake. The best ...

33. Lothal (Near Ahmedabad)

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At a distance of 42 km from Nalsarovar and 79 km from Ahmedabad, Lothal is an excavated site situated Bhal region in Dholka of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Lothal is one of the prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization and among the best historical sites in Gujarat. Literally called 'Mound of the Dead', this ancient and desolate ruined city of Lothal provides a fascinating insight into the life of the Harappan culture and the Indus Valley Civilization. The origin and history of Lothal can be dated back to 2400 BC. Discovered in the year 1954, Lothal is one of the primary sites of Archaeological Survey of India. The excavation work here began in 1955 and was continued till 1960. Like other cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, Lothal too had an excellent architecture and town planning. Excavations have revealed that the town was divided into two parts. The upper part or the acropolis was where the ruler and other important people of the city lived while the lower part was meant for the common people. The entire city had a scientific drainage system, well laid-out, paved roads and a bath for every house, some of which were double storied and built on mud platforms. The most architecturally sophisticated part of Lothal was its dockyard, which provided berthing facilities for the ships. Constructed from kiln-fired bricks, the dock comprised a basin 214 m long, 36 m wide, and 13 m deep. A 13 m wide channel on the northern side was included to facilitate ...

34. Vande Mataram Memorial & Hiralaxmi Memorial Craft (Near Bhuj)

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At a distance of 10 km from Bhuj, Vande Mataram Memorial is a museum situated at Bhujodi village near Bhuj in Kutch district of Gujarat. It is one of the popular monuments in Gujarat and among the best place to visit in Gujarat . The Vande Mataram Memorial is a humble and yet the most ambitious offering of the Ashapura Foundation to the country. Built over an area of 12 acre, the Memorial is a non-profit institution that seeks to immortalize the most important episodes in India's freedom struggle from the revolt of 1857 right up to the country's Independence in 1947. The purpose of this museum is to create a respect for freedom fighters of the country. It is a once-in-lifetime experience for every Indian who is keen to reconnect with his roots and who seeks to renew and restore his sense of national pride. The primary structure of the museum, measuring over 100,000 square feet, is modeled on the likeness of the Indian Parliament Building. It cost about 60 crores and it takes four years to build with a m�lange of inputs from prominent historians, architects, sculptors and artists. The main museum is situated inside the Parliament House, where one will get a glimpse of the peaceful movement of the Swaraj movement, with the slogan of revolution. In the 17 rooms of Parliament House, visitors can see history from 1600 to 1947 through 4D technique in 17 episodes. There is also a magnificent and spacious image of Bharat Mata created ...

35. Harsiddhi Mata Temple (Near Porbandar)

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At a distance of 40 km from Porbandar and 65 km from Dwarka, Harsiddhi Mata Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located atop Koylo Dungar hill at Gandhvi village near Porbandar, Gujarat. En route to Dwarka from Porbandar, it is one of the oldest temples in Gujarat , and among the popular places of sightseeing in Porbandar . Also known as Harshal Mata Temple, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Harsiddhi, the Happy Mother. The goddess is considered one of the aspects of Amba and Kalika, the Hindu Devi. She is also known by the names like Harshal, Harshad, Harshat Shikotar, Sikotar Momai, and Vahanvati Mata. The original temple atop the hill is said to have been built by Krishna himself. Krishna wanted to defeat the demon Jarasandha, so he prayed to Amba Mata for more powers. With the blessings of the goddess, Krishna was able to defeat the Asuras. After his success in war Lord Krishna built this temple and celebrated the victory with his Yadav community, since then Yadav community worship Harsiddhi Mata as their Kuldevi. Also, she is worshiped as Kuldevi by many Kshatriya, Brahmin, Rajput, and Vaishya communities. At present no puja is performed in the original temple while the puja is performed in a temple built in the market by a Jain merchant Jagdu Shah around 1300 AD. According to the legend, the temple of the goddess was on the hill overlooking ...

36. Living & Learning Design Centre (Near Bhuj)

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At a distance of 15 km from Bhuj, Living and Learning Design Centre (LLDC) is a textile museum situated at Ajrakhpur near Bhuj in Kutch district of Gujarat. Situated on Bhuj-Bhachau highway, it is one of the popular tourist places in Bhuj. Started by Shrujan Trust in 2016, the Living and Learning Design Centre (LLDC) is a multi-dimensional crafts education and resource center dedicated to preserving and promoting the crafts of Kutch. The main aim of LLDC is to train, educate and support crafts persons to practice their traditional crafts for contemporary markets so that they can earn a dignified and prosperous livelihood. Over three thousand five hundred craftswomen are part of Shrujan's family now. Situated in a sprawling eight-acre campus, the Living and Learning Design Centre has a Crafts Museum, Crafts School and the residential enclaves. The museum comprises, four galleries including a temporary exhibit area. The main gallery is devoted to the permanent collection of the 'Design Center on Wheels' (DCOW) program run by the NGO Shrujan in Bhujodi. The collection includes 1150 exquisite demonstrative embroidery panels that have been painfully documented over the years. The other galleries house traditional artifacts highlighting the textile arts related to everyday life of the indigenous people of Kutch. There is also a library for visual and textual resources, instructional auditorium space and conference room, classrooms for artisans and public orientation and ...

37. Bilnath Mahadev Temple - Bileshwar (Near Porbandar)

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At a distance of 30 km from Porbandar, Bileshwar Mahadev Temple is a Hindu temple located at Bileshwar village near Porbandar in the state of Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Bileshwar River, it is one of the oldest temples in the region and among the prominent temples to visit near Porbandar. Also known as Bilnath Mahadev Temple, Bileshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Rabaris of the neighboring states and villages have much faith in this Mahadev and many vows are made to the shrine, several lamps of ghee are constantly burning here; one of these was kept up at the cost of the Rana of Porbandar. According to folklore, once the army of Aurangzeb captured the village and attempted to break the shivling, but Nandi, the celestial vehicle of Lord Shiva stopped them from demolishing it. As per mythology, the first pooja was done here by Lord Krishna. The lingam inside the sanctum sanctorum is known as 'swayambhu'. Represents the Gujarati style of architecture, this multi-storeyed temple is built in pyramid shape rather than a spire. Apart from the Shivling, the temple also has idols of goddess Parvati, Devi Ganga, and Nandi. This temple is protected place under the Gujarat ancient monuments & archeological sites & remains act 1965. The place gets a heavy footfall on the night of Shivratri and during the fair held on Amavasya of Shravana month. Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM

38. Jambuvan Cave (Near Porbandar)

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At a distance of 17 km from Porbandar Railway Station, Jambavan Cave is an ancient cave located at Ranavav near Porbandar city of Gujarat. Situated near Saurashtra Cement Factory, it is one of the historical places in Gujarat and among the most visited tourist places in Porbandar. Also known as Jambavant Cave or Jambuvant ki Gufa, this cave was the resting place of the warrior Jambuvan, who had his own special role in both the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is believed that this is the place where Lord Krishna and Jambuvan fought for the Syamantaka jewel for 28 days. Legend says that Satrajit was the proud possessor of a precious gem named Syamantaka which had mystic powers. Once his brother Prasena went out in the forests for hunting wearing the jewel and was attacked by a lion to obtain Syamantaka. Later, the lion gets killed by Jambuvan who takes the precious stone from him and gives it to her daughter. On the other side, Satrajit accuses Lord Krishna for killing his brother just to gain the gem. On hearing this, Lord Krishna goes on the lookout of the actual killer and finally finds Jambuvan with whom he battles for 28 days. Recognizing Lord Krishna and his powers, Jambuvan withdraws from the fight and gives the gem and his daughter to the Lord. Jambuvan Cave has over 50 Shivalingas which are formed naturally. The main shivalinga is inside a natural cave. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the linga in a continuous downpour, ...

39. Shiva Temple - Kera (Near Bhuj)

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At a distance of 25 km from Bhuj Railway Station, Kera Shiva Temple is an old Hindu temple situated in Kera village near Bhuj city in Gujarat. Also known as Lakheshwara temple of Kerakot, it is one of the ancient temples in Kutch and among the popular Bhuj Tourist Places. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kera Shiva Temple was built during the reign of the Solanki dynasty in the later part of the 10th century. The Solankis, referred to as the 'Chalukyas of Gujarat' were patrons of many important temples in the area. Shiva Temple at Kera is one of the many temples built by the Solanki rulers. The major part of the temple got destroyed in the earthquake of 1819 and the Bhuj earthquake of 2001 but the temple's spire, inner sanctum and the sculptures are still in an attractive condition. The shrine is built of red stones in Solanki architectural style. The interior of the temple is square in shape and the walls of the temple are around 3 feet thick. The presiding deity is in the form of Linga at the sanctum. The shrine has a pradakshina path with two open cut-stone perforated windows. The spire of the temple has eight triangle-shaped sculptures in the form of chaitya windows on each face of the spire. There are miniature spires at the corners of the temple. The external portions of the spires are well-adorned with elegantly carved images. Only the northern part of the original hall or Mandapa is there as of now which has few well-carved sculptures. Several stone sculptures of ...

40. Ghumli (Near Porbandar)

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At a distance of 42 km from Porbandar, Ghumli is a small village located near Porbandar, Gujarat. Known for its archeological ruins, it is one of the popular places of heritage in Gujarat and among the prime tourist destinations to visit near Porbandar. Earlier known as Bhumli, Ghumli was the capital of Saindhava dynasty which ruled western Saurashtra from the middle of the 8th century to the middle of the 10th century. Later in the 12th century, Ghumli was declared as the second capital by Rana Shiyaji of Jethwa dynasty, who took the title of Rana of Ghumli. Ghumli remained their capital till 1313 CE when Rana Bhanji Jethwa was defeated at a war with Barmaniyaji Jadeja attacked and defeated Rana Bhanji Jethwa. He completely destroyed Ghumli and turned it into ruins. Being the prosperous capital of Saindhava and then the Jethwa dynasty of Saurashtra, Ghumli is now an important and preserved archaeological site due to its architectural ruins. The Archaeological Survey of India and Government of India have initiated a number of efforts to restore the lost glory of the town. Built-in the 12th century by the Jethwa rulers, Navlakha Temple is dedicated to Lord Surya and is considered to be the oldest Sun Temple of Gujarat. The temple is built in Solanki style of architecture with entwining tusk of three elephants as a trade mark of the temple. As the temple was constructed at a cost of nine lakh, it was named Navlakha Temple. Just outside the main temple, there ...

41. Rudramata Dam (Near Bhuj)

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At a distance of 15 km from Bhuj Railway Station, Rudramata Dam is an earthen dam situated at Nokhania village in Bhuj Taluk of Gujarat. Built on the Khari River, this is the biggest in the Kutch district, and among the famous Bhuj tourist places . Also known as Rudrani Dam, the construction of the dam was started in 1959 and was completed in 1970. The catchment area of the dam is 572 Sq.km and the gross storage capacity is 65 cubic millimeters. This artificial reservoir supplies water to deserted areas around Bhuj. Considered as biggest Dam of Kutch, the view from the top of the dam is breathtaking. There is one beautiful temple near the Dam called Rudra Mata temple. The temple complex houses the 400 years old Rudramata Temple with smaller temples devoted to other Gods and Goddesses. One can also visit Rakshak Van on the banks of the dam. Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

42. Madhavpur Beach (Near Porbandar)

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At a distance of 60 km from Porbandar, 74 km from Somnath, and 78 km from Junagadh, Madhavpur Beach is a stunning beach along the coast of Arabian Sea in Gujarat. Situated on Porbandar-Veraval Highway, it is one of the beautiful beaches in Gujarat and among the top places to visit near Porbandar. Madhavpur Beach is indeed one of the loveliest sandy beaches in Gujarat as this stunning beach presents a visual that is hard to compare with anything else. Named after the ruler Madhav Rao, the beach has become popular amongst the other beaches because of its scheduled location. The beach is lined with coconut trees and the waters here are clear. It is home to a two-decade-long conservation project of Green Sea and Olive Ridley turtles. Since the beach is less commercialized, it is very clean with azure blue waters that attract the people who want to spend some quality time with family and friends. Though the beach is not safe for swimming, one can try some activities like beach scooter, speed boating, parasailing, camel and horse rides here. The beach is well-endowed with the stalls of coconut water and snacks. The town also hosts the beautiful Madhavraiji Haveli Temple and Rukmini no Choro. Legend has it that Lord Krishna married Rukmini right here in Madhavpur. This belief is kept alive through the holding of a fair every year. Madhavpur is also culturally significant due to one of the seats of Vallabhacharya who is the founder of Pushtimarg Vaishnava Hindu sect. ...

43. Darbargadh Fort - Dhoraji (Near Junagadh)

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At a distance of 25 km from Junagadh, 88 km from Rajkot, and 98 km from Porbandar, Darbargadh Fort is a historical fort situated at Dhoraji town in Rajkot district of Gujarat. Also referred to as Darbar Garh, it is one of the many imposing regal structures in Gujarat and among the major tourist attractions to visit during Junagadh Trip . Darbargadh Fort is one of the famous forts in Gujarat holding immense prominence both historically and majestically. Dhoraji was acquired by Kumbhaji II of Gondal State from Junagadh State during the 18th century CE. The fortification of Dhoraji was completed in 1755 AD. The massive fort wall has several bastions, 4 main gates, and 3 smaller gates, known as baris. The four main gates are Kathiawadi Darwaja in the East, Porbandar Gate in the West, Halar Gate in the North, and Junagadh Gate in the South while the smaller gates are- Darbari Bari, Bhimji Bari, and Sati Bari. Among the most interesting places to visit near Junagadh , Darbargadh is located at the highest point in the town and is approached by Darbari Bari, a beautiful gate adorned with jharokha, resting on brackets of 4 elephant statues in different poses. A finely carved entrance gate leads to Darbargadh in the middle of a courtyard. Darbargadh is a three-storeyed structure on a high plinth and is designed in the same architectural style of Navlakha ...

44. Kalo Dungar (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 46 km from Great Rann of Kutch, 48 km from Dhordo and 89 km from Bhuj, Kalo Dungar or Kala Dungar is a hill located near Khavda town in Kutch district of Gujarat. It is one of the most famous attractions in Great Rann of Kutch that can be visited as part of Kutch Tour. Situated at an altitude of 458 m, Kala Dungar literally means Black Hill in Gujarati language is the highest point of Kutch and offers jaw dropping view of the entire region, especially the Rann and the Indo-Pak border. The hill is also the site of a 400-year-old temple of Lord Dattatreya, the three-headed incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in the same body. Legend says that when Dattatreya walked on the earth, he stopped at the Black Hills and noticed many hungry jackals and offered them his body to eat. When jackals started eating Dattatreya's body, his body automatically regenerated. The practice of feeding jackals is still followed by the people. Priest of the temple prepares food and serve it to jackals each morning and evening, after the aarti. Beyond the temple there are two viewpoints that give the spectacular view of white Rann. Being close to the Pakistan border, there is an army post at the top of the Kalo Dungar and only military personnel are allowed beyond here. Before Kalo Dungar at one location you can experience vehicle going down with high speed even with ignition off. One can also visit India Bridge which is about 18 km from Kalo Dungar. This bridge ...

45. Siyot Caves (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 110 km from Great Rann of Kutch and 148 km from Bhuj, Siyot caves are the ancient rock cut caves located near Siyot village in Kutch district of Gujarat. Also referred as Kateshwar Buddhist Caves, it is one of the popular places to visit in Kutch and among the popular tourist places in Gujarat . Dated around the first century AD, the Siyot Caves are a group of five rock-cut caves. The main cave has east facing sanctum, ambulatory and space divisions which suggests a Shiva temple from the first or second century. The cave was used by Buddhists later which can be concluded based on the seals found herein and the traces of Brahmi inscriptions. Other caves are simple single cells. The folklores suggest that Siyot Caves were among the 80 monastic sites reported by the travellers from China during the 7th century at the mouth of the Indus River. Local people believes that these caves were used by dacoits to hide things looted from people in past. These caves are an important site to visit for those interested in inscriptions and architecture of the ancient time. The sculptures here are the center of attraction for the tourists. The excavation in 1988-89 recovered clay seals engraved with Buddha images in various mudras and seals engraved with late Brahmi and Devnagari inscriptions. Other findings were copper rings, Gadhaiya coins, terracotta Nandi with bell and chain, different types of earthen wares like Surahi. ...

46. Narayan Sarovar & Sanctuary (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 116 km from Great Rann of Kutch and 160 km from Bhuj, Narayan Sarovar or Narayansar is a village in Lakhpat taluk of Kutch district in Gujarat. Situated near Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, it is considered as one of the places of pilgrimage for Hindus in India and among the must visit places in Kutch. The village got its name from the holy Narayan Sarovar Lake. Narayan Sarovar Lake is one of the 5 holy lakes of Hinduism, along with Mansarovar in Tibet, Pampa in Karnataka, Bindu Sarovar in Gujarat and Pushkar in Rajasthan. According to the Hindu mythology, the lake is associated with a time of drought in the Puranic area, when Lord Vishnu appeared in response to the avid prayers of sages and touched the land with his toe, creating the lake, now revered as holy to bathe in. There are seven stone temples surrounded by the lake namely Sri Trikamraiji, Lakshminarayan, Govardhannathji, Dwarkanath, Adinarayan, Ranchodraiji and Laxmiji, built by the wife of Maharao Desalji. Accordingly, in 1734, she first built the temples of Lakshminarayan and Trikamray in the same style as the Dwarka temples while the other five temples built by Vagheli Mahakunvar form, along with the more lately built temple of Kalyanray. Collectively called as Narayan Sarovar Temples, these temples are surrounded by a fortified wall and are approached from the lake by flights of stone steps. The lake attracts huge crowds during the annual fair held in November or December. One can also visit ...

47. Lakhpat (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 33 km from Narayan Sarovar, 100 km from Rann of Kutch and 138 km from Bhuj, Lakhpat is an abandoned town in Kutch district of Gujarat. At the junction of Kori creek and Rann of Kutch, it is the last town situated at the western end of India, on the India - Pakistan border and among the popular places to visit in Kutch. Lakhpat derives its name from the prosperous maritime trade which generated a daily income of One Lakh Koris, a Kutch monetary unit. According to another legend, the town was founded by Rao Lakha, so it was known as Lakhpat. Lakhpat is a fortified town with high walls, several gates and bastions made out of hard stone. The 7 km fort walls, erected in 1801 by Fateh Muhammed, are still nearly intact, and offer tremendous views out over the Rann. Lakhpat was an important port city during the 1800s which had a population of about 15000 people. History suggests that before the earthquake, the Indus River used to flow right next to the town and connected it to the nearby sea. After the 1819 earthquake, the Indus River shifted its course and left the area barren. Most of the families, living inside its forted walls moved to other cities, but those left behind, are now living a life of hardship, and adversity. This is also a seat of worship for Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, reportedly camped here on his journey to Mecca. The site later became a gurudwara, which holds some of Nanak's possessions. There ...

48. Mata No Madh Desh Devi Maa Ashapura (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 77 km from Rann of Kutch and 101 km from Bhuj, Desh Devi Maa Ashapura is a popular Hindu temple located in Mata no Madh town of Kutch district in Gujarat. It is one of the significant temples in Kutch region and among the popular places to visit as part of Kutch Packages. Mata no Madh temple is dedicated to Maa Ashapura, the household deity of former Jadeja rulers of Cutch State and she is also considered the patron deity of Kutch. The goddess is also referred to as Desh Devi, meaning the Goddess of the people. The temple was built in the 14th century by two Karad Vanias, Ajo and Anagor, the ministers of the father of Lakho Phulani. The temple was damaged by the earthquake in 1819 and was rebuilt by Sundarji Shivji and Mehta Vallabhaji in 1823. The temple was damaged again by the earthquake in 2001 but was repaired again. Mata no Madh is a good illustration of traditional Indian architecture with elaborate and intricate carvings. The image of Ashapura Mata in the shrine is a red-painted stone, about six feet high and six feet broad at the base, narrowing to a point in a shape, with some rough likeness to a human form. The unique thing about the idol of Ashapura Mata is that it has 7 pairs of eyes. As the name indicates, she is the Goddess who fulfills the wish & desires of all those who trust and believe her. One can also see a huge bell presented by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro of Sindh along with deepmala weighing 2 kg silver offered by Jamadar Fateh ...

49. Chhari Dhand Bird Sanctuary (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 5 km from Fulay village, 30 km from Nakhtrana and 61 km from Rann of Kutch, Chhari Dhand Bird Sanctuary is a wetland conservation reserve situated near Fulay village in Kutch district of Gujarat State in India. Located on the edge of arid Banni Grasslands and the marshy salt flats of the Rann of Kutch, it is one of the popular wetlands in Gujarat and among the best places to visit in Kutch. The Chhari Dhand is a seasonal desert wetland and only gets swampy during a good monsoon, receiving water from the north flowing rivers as well as from the huge catchment areas of many surrounding big hills. Chhari means salt affected and Dhand means shallow wetland in local Kutchi language. The wetland was originally spread over 227 Sq. km, out of which 80 Sq. km was the water filled area. This place is a paradise for bird watchers and ornithologists as this seasonal desert wetland attracts nearly 200 species of migratory birds every year in the monsoon and winter seasons. Due to this rich biodiversity, the protected area of Chhari Dhand and some of its adjoining wetlands are under serious consideration for inclusion in the Ramsar Convention. More than 50,000 waterfowls, 250 species of birds and 55 distinct species of animals have been recorded in and around Chhari Dhand. More than 30,000 common cranes have been reported during winter. Endangered species like Dalmatian Pelican, Oriental Darter, Black necked Stork and Indian Skimmer migrate through these wetlands ...

50. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 25 km from Rapar, and 124 km from Bhuj, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is sanctuary located in the north eastern part of Kutch district in Gujarat. Situated in the Great Rann of Kutch, it is one of the famous places of wildlife in Gujarat , and among the popular places to visit as part of Rann of Kutch packages . Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary was established in February 1986. Covering an area of about 7505 sq. km, this is the largest Wildlife Sanctuary in India area wise and one of the largest seasonal saline wetlands of Gujarat having an average water depth between 0.5 to 1.5 meters. But, after October-November, water dries up and the entire area turns into a saline desert where thousands of Flamingoes nest and breed. The sanctuary has four hilly and rocky islands ('bets') such as Pachchham, Khadir, Bela, and Chorar along with Kalo Dungar and Goro Dungar hills. Considered among the most popular Rann of Kutch tourist places the sanctuary is mainly established to preserve the nesting ground of the flamingo or Greater Flamingo. The world-famous 'Flamingo City' is located in the mudflats of the Rann, at a distance of around 10 km from the Nir outpost on Kalo Dungar. Hundreds of greater flamingoes breed here, particularly ...

51. Dholavira (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 92 km from Rapar, 222 km from Bhuj, and 300 km from Great Rann of Kutch, Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadir Bet in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Managed by ASI, it is the most prominent archaeological site in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization and among the must-include places in Kutch packages . Dholavira represents the ruins of an ancient city of the Harappan civilization that was inhabited over 1,200 years from 3000 BCE through 1800 BCE. It is the larger of the two most remarkable excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan culture in India, the other being Lothal. Locally called Kotada, the 250-acre area of Dholavira sprawls across the Khadir Island of the Great Rann of Kutch and is part of the protected Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, among the top tourist places in Kutch . The site was unearthed by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) in 1967 but has been systematically excavated only since 1990. The excavated site of Dholavira demonstrates the ingenuity of Harappan people to evolve a highly organized system of town planning with perfected proportions, interrelation of functional areas, street-pattern, and an efficient water conservation system that supported life for more than 1200 years against harsh hot arid climate. Lies between two seasonal streams, ...

52. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary - Little Rann Of Kutch (Near Rann Of Kutch)

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At a distance of 50 km from Surendranagar, 100 km from Ahmedabad, 238 km from Bhuj, and 320 km from Great Rann of Kutch, the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary is a protected sanctuary located in the Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. Also known as the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, it is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat , and among the best places to visit near Ahmedabad for wildlife enthusiasts. Spread over an area of 4954 sq. km, the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary was established in 1972 and came under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The Wild Ass Sanctuary of the Little Rann of Kutch is the only place on earth where the endangered Indian Wild Ass, known locally as the ghudkhar, still lives. One of the three surviving species of the Wild Ass in the world-the other two being found in Central Asia and in and around Tibet, the Khur is high on the list of endangered species. Known for its speed, the wild ass lives in herds led by stallions and survived by migrating between the grassy 'bets' through the season, in search of food. There are around 3000 wild asses in the sanctuary and can be best seen in and around October and November. Apart from wild ass, the sanctuary is also home to 32 other species of mammals such as chinkara, two types of desert fox, jackals, caracals, nilgais, Indian wolves, blackbucks, and striped hyenas along with 350 different species of ...

53. Roha Fort (Near Mandvi)

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At a distance of 48 km from Mandvi, 51 km from Bhuj and 127 km from Rann of Kutch, Roha Fort is an ancient fort located on the outskirts of Roha village in Nakhatrana Taluk of Kutch, Gujarat. Also known as Roha Sumari Fort, it is one of the historical forts of Kutch and among the major Mandvi Tourist Places. Located 800 feet above sea level on Roha Hill, Roha Fort is believed to have been built by Thakore Noganji. There are about 52 villages under this fort. Roha is also called Sumari Roha after the princesses from the Sumara state who took Samadhi here. After the British took control over the fort during the early 18th century several changes has been made in the fort through the approach of renovation. The British made two deep wells within the fort. Covers an area of 16 acres, the fort appears like a temple and was mainly built with the use of stone and baked bricks. Over the years, most of the parts of the fort have destroyed from earthquake and lack of proper management. But one can see a temple at the bottom and another one at the top of a small hill. The famous poet of Gujarat, Kalapi, wrote romantic poems at Roha hill because atmosphere of Roha was peaceful and close to the nature with many peacocks and other birds which can be seen here even now. Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

54. Shree Bhadreshwar Jain Temple / Vasai Jain Temple (Near Mandvi)

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At a distance of 33 km from Gandhidham, 64 km from Bhuj, 66 km from Mandvi and 138 km from Gateway of Rann, Bhadreshwar Temple is a Jain temple situated at Bhadreshwar village in Kutch district of Gujarat. Also known as Vasai Jain Temple, it is one of the important Jain pilgrimage centers in Gujarat and among the famous places to visit in Bhuj. Bhadreshwar Temple is believed to be one of the oldest Jain temples in India. According to legend, the foundation stone of this temple was laid down by a Jain layman named Devchandra, centuries ago, about 45 years after the death of Lord Mahavir, but there is no evidence to either support that claim. Although the temple have been renovated many times. The temple is said to be first renovated by King Sidhsen of Bhadrawati in 449 BC and then, the temple have been renovated and rehabilitated many times. The temple have been destroyed many times due to earthquakes of 1819, 1844, 1875, and 2001 but the chronicles of Mistris of Kutch renovated it every time. Built in the line of Dilwara Temples, the temple complex has 53 shrines, a major central temple and 52 minor shrines around it, one of which reputedly holds the original Parshwanath idol from 500 BC. The main temple, facing east, is strikingly beautiful, in all white marble with majestic pillars. In the shrine are three white marble images. The central image of Lord Ajitnath, the second of the Tirthankars, is flanked by Lord Parshwanath with the snake hood in the right and Lord ...

55. Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary / Lala - Parjan Sanctuary (Near Mandvi)

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At a distance of 80 km from Mandvi, 109 km from Bhuj and 173 km from Gateway of Rann, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary or Kachchh Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is a protected area located near Jakhau village in Kutch district of Gujarat. Also known as Lala-Parjan Sanctuary, it is one of the two great Indian Bustard sanctuaries in Gujarat , and among the must-include places in Mandvi tour packages . Kutch Bustard Sanctuary was declared as a sanctuary in July 1992 to safeguard the Great Indian Bustard from hunting and poaching. Home to the endangered Great Indian bustard, this is the smallest sanctuary in the country spread over just 2 sq. km. Several suggestions have been made to vastly increase the size of this sanctuary as it is a breeding ground of the endangered Great Indian Bustard, the heaviest flying bird belonging to the avian family of Otididae. Varied vegetation, semi-arid grasslands, and marshy swamps make Kutch Bustard Sanctuary an ideal home for Great Indian Bustard. It has the largest concentration of bustards, second only to the Desert National Park of Rajasthan. Regarded as among the best Mandvi sightseeing places , the Kutch Bustard Sanctuary is home to three species of Bustards - the Great Indian bustard, lesser floricans, and the MacQueen Bustard. Among the three, the population of Great ...

56. Khambhalida Caves (Near Rajkot)

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At a distance of 41 km from Junagadh and 66 km from Rajkot, Khambhalida Caves are the ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves situated at Khambhalida village in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. Also known as Rajkot Caves, it is one of the popular historical places to visit near Rajkot . Dating back to the 4th or 5th century AD, the Khambhalida Caves are a group of three Buddhist caves situated at the foot of a small hill on the banks of a spring. These Caves were discovered in 1958 by P. P. Pandya, a prominent archeologist. It is said that they were carved in the limestone rocks by the Saint of Dinyan Branch of the Buddha tradition. It is also said that many Buddha Saints from Junagadh came to these caves for meditation and there is an inscription on a stone here that states Asoka might have come to this place for his meditation. Among the three caves, the central one contains the stupa which is known as the chaitya cave. The entrance of the chaitya is flanked by two large sculptures of the Bodhisattvas. On the right is the figure of Padmapani under an Asoka-like tree with a female companion and five attendants. There is a yaksha-like dwarf on the left of it holding a basket. The figure on the left side of the entrance is probably Vajrapani and this sculpture is considered as one of the most ancient ones in India. The second such sculpture of Vajrapani came into existence 400-500 years thereafter at Cave No.2 of ...

57. Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Rajkot)

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At a distance of 42 km from Rajkot Junction, the Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary is a dense woodland situated near Khijadiya village near Rajkot, Gujarat. It is one of the major places of wildlife in Gujarat , and among the best places to visit as part of Rajkot packages . It has been selected as an alternate place for the Asiatic lion breeding center in Gujarat. A former shooting reserve owned by the erstwhile princely state of Wankaner, Rampara was acquired by the government in 1975, declared as a reserve forest in 1983, and notified as a Sanctuary in 1988 to protect the natural vegetation and the wildlife of the area. Covers over an area of around 15 sq. km, the sanctuary is located near the river of Machchhu, which is drained by two streams named Pat a gala vonklo and Vaghrigalo vonklo. Among the best wildlife sanctuaries near Rajkot , the sanctuary has plain terrain in the middle with hillocks at the periphery and undulating terrain in between. The shrubby land spread with patches of grasses harbors a large number of species of plants, birds, and mammals. The Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajkot is renowned for housing an entire troop of mammoth antelopes, regarded as the Indian Blue Bulls, popularly addressed by the name 'Nilgai'. Other animals like wolf, jackal, hyena, common fox, and ...

58. Jalaram Bapa Mandir (Near Rajkot)

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At a distance of 46 km from Junagadh and 60 km from Rajkot, Jalaram Bapa Mandir is a Hindu temple located in Virpur near Rajkot, Gujarat. Situated near Kodhaldham Temple, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Gujarat and among the best places to visit in Rajkot. Jalaram Bapa popularly known as Bapa was a Hindu saint born in 1799 to Pradhan Thakkar and Rajbai Thakkar in the village of Virpur, Gujarat. His mother Rajbai Thakkar was very fond of saints and sadhus and no saint could go from Virpur without receiving the hospitality of Rajbai. He was a devotee of the Hindu god Rama. At the age of 18, Jalaram Bapa became a disciple of Shri Bhojalram of Fatehpur. With blessings of his guru, he started 'Sadavrat', a feeding center for sadhus and saints as well as the needy. This tradition of feeding people continues to this day in Virpur. The temple is an actual resident house of Jalaram Bapa where he lived till his last breath. The main attraction in the temple is the portrait picture of Jalaram Bapa and original photo of Bapa which has been taken before one year of his death. The idol of Bapa is in standing posture wearing a white turban and a dhoti- kurta and holding a stick in the left hand. Jalaram Bapa's birthday is celebrated at the temple with great pomp every year on 7th day Shukla paksha of the Hindu month of Kartika. A huge fair is conducted at Virpur on the occasion and millions of devotees visit Virpur to pay their respect to the saint and have ...

59. Shree Khodaldham Temple (Near Rajkot)

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At a distance of 7 km from Virpur, 47 km from Junagadh and 67 km from Rajkot, Shree Kodhaldham Temple is a holy temple situated near Kavgad in Gujarat. Located on Virpur-Jetpur road, it is one of the popular religious places in Gujarat and among the must visit temples as part of Rajkot Packages. Dedicated to Maa Khodiyar, the foundation stone for the temple was laid in the year 2012 and was opened for the public in 2017. Built by Shri Kodhaldham Trust of Leuva Patel community, Shree Khodaldham Temple is one of the largest comprehensive Hindu Temples, measures 299 feet long and 135 feet high. The temple houses the idols of Maa Khodiyar along with Maa Amba, Maa Bahuchar, Maa Verai, Maa Mahakali, Annapurna, Gaurtal, Randal, Butbhavani, Momai, Chamunda and Shihori. Khodaldham has a distinctive architecture that displays the tradition of Leuva Patel community. Its unique architecture and spiritual aura make this temple a must visit for the devotees as well as tourists. Besides Khodaldham, one can also visit the temples of Shri Mahadeva, Shri Ram Darbar, Shri Radhakrishna, Shri Shrinathaji, Shri Ganesha and Shri Hanuman in Khodaldham temple complex. There is a big garden beside the temple maintained by the forest department, housed with many plants both medicinal, and flowering. The temple authorities also provide battery operated vehicles for senior citizens. Besides, refreshment stalls outside the temple provide snacks and local food items. Timings: 6 AM - 9 ...

60. Okha Madhi Beach / Nexon Beach (Near Dwarka)

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At a distance of 25 km from Dwarka and 78 km from Porbandar, Okha Madhi Beach is a pristine beach on the Arabian Sea coast near Okha Madhi village in Gujarat. Located on Dwarka - Porbandar Highway, it is one of the secluded beaches in Gujarat and among the best places to visit in Dwarka. Okha Madhi or Madhi is a beautiful coastal area located between Bhatiya and Dwarka and is very isolated marine site. If you are looking for the less crowded beach then Okha Madhi or Nexon Beach is the best place for you. The tidy, long beach with thunderous waves, golden sands, coral reefs and clean blue water is an ideal destination to have fun with family and friends in peace. Also known as Bechtel Beach, this beach is famous for turtle conservation. Swimming is not safe at this location as tides are really huge at times. Being a secluded place, there is no shops so better to carry water and snacks. Hotels are available within a few kilometers.

61. Champaner - Pavagadh Archaeological Park (Near Vadodara)

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At a distance of 49 km from Vadodara, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the ancient city of Champaner. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Gujarat , and among the prime places to visit as part of Vadodara tour packages . Covering over an area of 1,329 hectares, Champaner - Pavagadh Archeological Park is located around the historical city of Champaner, founded by the Rajput King Vanraj Chavda in the 8th century. Due to its strategic point on the trade routes, it lured many invaders including Khalji Dynasty, Chauhan Gurjars, Solanki kings, Khichi Chauhans. Later Mahmud Begada captured the city in 1484 and rebuilt Champaner into a splendid new capital. The region faced major devastation in 1535 CE when looted by Mughal Emperor, Humayun who made Ahmedabad the capital city again to control Gujarat. This marked the start of the decline of Champaner, which slowly fell into ruins. Later, ASI had rediscovered the city with 39 standing monuments that are a beautiful confluence of Hindu, Jain, and Islamic architectural styles. Among the prominent heritage sites near Ahmedabad , it was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004. The heritage site is studded with prehistoric (chalcolithic) sites, a hill fortress of the early Hindu capital, ...

62. Jambugodha Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Vadodara)

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At a distance of 70 km from Vadodara, Jambughoda is a wildlife sanctuary located in the Panchmahal district of Central Gujarat. Situated near Jambughoda, it is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat , and among the top places to visit as part of Vadodara tour packages . Jambughoda Sanctuary was a part of the princely state of Jambughoda before independence. The sanctuary was established in 1990 at the behest of the late Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Sprawling over an area of 130 sq. km, Jambughoda is a magnificent forest of teak, bamboos, and other miscellaneous species. The area has two water reservoirs- one at Kada and the other at Targol. The most striking feature of the area is the undulating hills having a good forest cover, with the valleys having small tribal hamlets. Among the prominent wildife sanctuaries near Ahmedabad , the sanctuary harbors several wild animals, birds, and flora, including plants and herbs of medicinal value. Leopard is the top predator here whose population has been increasing. The habitat is shared by other animals such as sloth bear, jackal, blue bull, wild boar, and four-horned antelopes. In addition, the sanctuary is also home to a wide variety of snakes including cobra, rat snake, Russell's viper, and python, and interesting ...

63. Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan Temple (Near Vadodara)

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At a distance of 62 km from Vadodara, Nilkanthdham Swaminarayan Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple located at Poicha Village in Gujarat. Situated on the banks of the Narmada River, it is one of the amazing temples in Gujarat and among the popular places to visit near Vadodara. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the temple was built in 2013 by Shri Vadtal Swaminarayan Temple. Built mainly out of sandstone, the main temple is encircled by an artificial pond with a Shivling and a beautiful fountain. The shivling in the artificial pond can be accessed via a peacock shaped boat. The temple walls are exquisitely carved with figures from Hindu mythological scriptures. Every mandap has its own flag that waves in the breeze and the stark blue water juxtaposed with the sand coloured stone come together in perfect harmony to offer a visual treat. Also known as Poicha Temple, the area is so clean and well maintained. In the main temple there are idols of God Vishnu with Sheshnag, Lord Ganesha, Hanumanji, 108 gaumukh, Saptarishi and 12 Vishnu Avatars. One can also visit Sahjanand Universe situated just opposite to the main temple of Swaminarayan. Spread over an area of 24 acres, the place consists of a big Idol of Lord Swaminarayan with height of 151 feet, more than 1100 idols related to Indian culture and Hindu pilgrimage, science city, amusement park, Water Park, boat riding, bhul bhulaiya, horror house, yampuri darshan, lights and sound shows in 3D and theaters. The evening ...

64. Hathni Mata Waterfall (Near Vadodara)

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At a distance of 34 km from Champaner and 78 km from Vadodara, Hathni Mata Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall situated near Shivrajpur in Gujarat. It is one of the scenic waterfalls in Gujarat , and among the best places to visit near Vadodara . Flanked by richly green hills, the Hathni Mata Waterfalls is a haven of divine beauty. This is a 100-meter long water body that falls beautifully along a cliff. The fresh waterfall flows at its best mainly during the monsoons. A small temple dedicated to Hathni Mata is located in the cave adjacent to the waterfalls. The name Hathni was derived by the local tribal community from the rock that looks like a baby elephant in the base of the waterfall. Although Hathni Mata waterfall is popular among youngsters and local communities, due to its location and seasonal rush, it is one of many unspoiled jewels of Jambughoda, and among the must-visit places during Vadodara trip . The road leading to this site is good but very narrow. This place is crowded on weekends. This is a remote place so one needs to carry food and water. Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

65. Shri Stambeshwar Mahadev Temple (Near Vadodara)

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At a distance of 75 km from Vadodara and 160 km from Ahmedabad, Stambeshwar Mahadev Temple is a 150 years old Hindu temple located in the town of Kavi Kamboi near Vadodara in Gujarat. Situated between Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Cambay, it is one of the incredible places to visit in Gujarat and among the prime tourist places near Vadodara. Stambeshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temple is very simple and is built on pillars, but it is still a very unusual must visit religious sites of India. The temple is mainly supported on pillars, hence called 'Stambeshwar Mahadev.' Popularly known as the Disappearing Shiva Temple, the temple is unique because the temple submerges every day during high tide and as the tide starts to get low it again starts emerging out of the sea, unveiling the 4 feet high Shiva Linga. According to the mythology, this Shiva Linga was installed by Lord Kartikeya himself. Legend says that, Lord Kartikeya feels guilty after killing the demon Tarakasura. On the advice of Lord Vishnu, Kartikeya installed Shiva Lingas at three places and offered his prayers in order to absolve his sin of killing a great devotee of Lord Shiva. And, Stambeshwar Shiva Linga is one among them. Sea traverses through the area twice a day every morning and evening to do the jalabhishek of Lord Shiva. Due to this unique phenomenon, the place attracts millions of tourists from throughout the year to see this extravaganza of nature. ...

66. Tulsi Shyam Temple (Near Gir National Park)

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At a distance of 29 km from Una, 66 km from Sasan Gir, and 76 km from Amreli, Tulsi Shyam Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Tulsishyam in Gujarat. It is one of the revered temples in this region of Gujarat and among the must-visit places as part of Gir packages . Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Tulsi Shyam Temple is a well-known temple located inside the Gir National Park. Legend says that Lord Krishna eliminated the demon called Tul and so the place is associated with his name along with that of Krishna as Shyam as Tulsishyam. The idol of Lord Tulsishyam is said to be 3000 years old made out of black stone. Visitors need to climb 100 steep steps to reach the temple from the parking. There is also a temple dedicated to Goddess Rukmini Devi on a small hillock near the main temple. There are three hot sulphur springs that are believed to have healing powers. Of these, the 1st one is filled with hot water, the second one is filled with more hot water and the third water spring is having hot boiling water. Another attraction that draws people to this temple is the stretch of road near the temple famed for its Gravity Hill phenomenon. At the temple one will find boarding facilities at a nominal cost and food is provided by the trust at free of cost. There are two approach routes to this place - one from Una is in a good state while the second one from Amreli is a bit longer and has a lot of potholes and ...

67. Girnar Hill (Near Junagadh)

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At a distance of 10 km from Junagadh Junction, Girnar Hill is a sacred mountain situated in Junagadh, Gujarat. It is one of the popular Jain places of pilgrimage in Gujarat , and among the must-visit places as part of Junagadh Tour . Spread over an area of about 70 miles, Mount Girnar is older than the Himalayas and the Jain temples upon it are amongst the most ancient in the country. It has five principal peaks Ambaji, Gorakhnath, Guru Dattatreya, Oghad Ansuya and Kalika. Out of these, Gorakhnath is situated at an altitude of 3672 feet and is the highest point in Gujarat. For centuries, Mount Girnar has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Gujarat and indeed in all of Western India, with 866 Hindu and Jain temples spread over its 5 summits. For Jains, this place is considered holy as this is the Nirvana Kshetra of 22nd Tirthankara Neminath and for Hindus, this place is considered holy as Dattatreya stayed here. One will have to climb 10000 steps to reach the final summit. Trek to Girnar Hill starts from Girnar Talati, which is about 6 km from Junagadh Junction. While ascending the stone path that connects the temples along the 5 summits, one will pass temples of many different sects of Hinduism. Among the must-visit sightseeing places in Junagadh , the Bhavnath temple dedicated ...

68. Datar Hill (Near Junagadh)

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At a distance of 8 km from Junagadh Junction, Datar Hill is holy site in Junagadh city of Gujarat. Situated opposite to Girnar Hills, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Gujarat and amongst the most visited sites in Junagadh. Situated at an altitude of 2,779 feet, Datar Hill is one of the five principle peaks of Mount Girnar. Also known as Guru Dattatray or Dattatri, it is a popular religious place in Saurashtra region as it houses the shrine of Jamiyal Shah Datar. The dargah at the bottom of the hill is the tomb of a Muslim saint Jamal Shah Datar. It is ornately carved and crowned with a large onion dome and small minarets in a style similar to maqbara, the mausoleums of Nawabs of Junagadh. The shrine is visited by sufferers of leprosy in hope of a cure. There is also a small shrine on the summit of the hill associated with the saint. One has to climb 3,000 steps to reach the shrine from Wellington Dam, which was built over the Kalwa River by the British. The place is truly scenic during monsoon as tiny waterfalls cascade down the hills. Visitor can also visit Koyala Vajir Temple and Digambar Jain Bhagwan Neminath Temple while on their way to the summit. From summit, one can have a spectacular view of the town below. Also known as Upla Datar, the shrine is popular for its 5 days Urs festival celebrated here every year with great pomp and show. At least 3 lakh devotees of both Muslim and Hindus visit the Datar shrine during these five days, ...

69. Zarwani Waterfalls (Near Kevadiya)

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At a distance of 12 km from the Statue of Unity, and 15 km from Kevadiya Railway Station, Zarwani Waterfall is a scenic waterfall located at Zarvani village near Kevadiya. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Gujarat , and among the best places to visit as part of Kevadiya tour packages. Huddled deep inside the heart of Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, the perennial and gorgeous Zarwani Waterfall is one of the most sought natural spots among tourists and nature lovers from Gujarat. It cascades down from a height of about 25 m into a pool. The water is so clean that one can see through and spot small fish at the bottom. Visitors can take a dip in the flowing waters or simply absorb the calmness and serenity around. The waterfall is in full swing during the monsoon. If you are looking for absolute tranquility and serenity amid nature, then this is the best place. The place also offers activities like camping, hiking, and trekking. Apart from the splendid waterfall, the place also boasts an eco-tourism campsite, the allied treks in the jungle, and an Adventure Park. This is a must-visit place for the thrill-seekers! One can also spot a gamut of flora & fauna as it is situated inside the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. The waterfall is about 7 km from the Thawadia checkpost, where visitors need to pay the entry fee for the vehicles. Local guides are available at the site. One can arrange for day picnics ...

70. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary (Near Jamnagar)

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At a distance of 16 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Khijadiya is a bird sanctuary located at Khijadiya Village in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat. Situated off the coast of Kutch, it is one of the popular bird sanctuaries in Gujarat , and among the must include places in Jamnagar sightseeing packages . Covering an area of about 6 Sq.km, the Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is unique having both freshwater lakes, salt, and freshwater marshlands. It was officially declared as a sanctuary in 1982. However, it became a natural habitat for local and migratory birds before India's independence when the then rulers constructed a small check dam on Ruparel River for storing the waters. This dam created a unique ecosphere with the freshwater lakes on one side and the salty water of the sea forming marshes on the other to support not only a variety of fauna but also flora. The main sanctuary covers the area around the Ruparel and Kalindi rivers towards the northeast of Jamnagar. Among the major Jamnagar tourist places , the sanctuary is a true heaven for all bird lovers as it is home to more than 250 species of resident and migratory birds, including globally threatened species such as Dalmatian pelican, Asian openbill stork, Black-necked stork, Darter, Black-headed ibis, Eurasian spoonbill, and Indian skimmer. ...

71. Narara Marine National Park (Near Jamnagar)

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At a distance of 56 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Narara Marine National Park is a marine wildlife sanctuary in the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar. Situated next to Vadinar Village, it is the first Marine national park in India , and among the top places of sightseeing in Jamnagar . The Narara Marine National Park is one of the rare places in the world where one can look at corals without having to dive down into the water. About an area of 458 sq. km from Okha to Jodiya was declared as a Marine Sanctuary in 1980. Later, in 1982, about 163 Sq. km of core area was declared as a Marine National Park under the provisions of the Wildlife Act, 1972 of India. There are 42 tropical islands on the Jamnagar coast in the Marine National Park, most of them surrounded by reefs. Out of which 33 islands have coral reefs. Some of the best-known islands are Pirotan, Karubhar, Narara, and Poshitra. There are islands with sandy beaches and mangrove swamps. Major ecosystem types available are coral reefs, mangroves, mudflats, creeks, Seagrass, & Seaweeds, estuaries, sandy strands to saline grasslands, marshy areas, and rocky shores. All ecosystems support rich marine life & birdlife in the marine park. The sanctuary lies in the intertidal zone, so especially in low tide, visitors get to observe the rich diversity of marine life. One has to just walk in the ...

72. Pirotan Island (Near Jamnagar)

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At a distance of 10 km from Jamnagar Railway Station, Pirotan Island is an island situated in the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar. It is one of the beautiful islands in Gujarat and among the top places to visit in Jamnagar. Spreads over an area of 3 Sq. km, Pirotan Island is one of the 42 islands which compose the first Marine National Park in India. It is one of the two islands in the Marine National Park opened for tourists, other one being Narara Island. Pirotan Island is a gem for the people who love nature and adventure as it gives an opportunity to witness the colourful coral reefs, mangroves, and incredible aquatic creatures like jelly fish, octopus, star fish, sea snakes, hermit crabs, sea horse, sea slugs, green sea turtles and dolphins. One can also spot some beautiful birds such as pelicans, herring gull, sea gull, and black-headed gull in the unruffled setting of nature. Pirotan was originally known as 'Pir jo thaan' signifying the sacred place of Saint Khwaja Khizer Rahmatullahialaih. The holy shrine of the saint is also located on the island. The island also houses a lighthouse. The island is uninhabited except for the workers at Pirotan Island's lighthouse, the forest guard, and the Mujhavar (Server) at the Holy Saint Khwaja Khizer shrine. Most visitors come in the morning with the high tide and leave by evening. So, one can spend hours walking around the tidal flats at low tide, observing the fascinating marine life in solitude. Pirotan Island ...

73. Gira Falls (Near Saputara)

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At a distance of 5 km from Waghai and 49 km from Saputara, Gira Falls is a seasonal waterfall located at Wanarchod village near Saputara. Situated on the Saputara-Waghai Road, it is one of the picturesque waterfalls in Gujarat , and among the major places to visit near Saputara . Also known as Giradudh, Gira Waterfall is formed over the Kapri River and eventually drops into the Ambika River. The height of the falls is about 75 feet and the speed of the water plunging into the river creates a foggy look giving it a charming feel. The Gira Falls is a favorite among the tourists who visit this area as part of Saputara tour . The place has now developed into a great picnic spot. The waterfall is a great stopover for those travelling from Saputara towards Surat. The falls can only be reached by 1 km trekking from the parking place. There are many picnic huts in the vicinity of Gira Falls, along with various small tea and snack stalls. Tourists also visit the beautiful Waghai Botanical Garden nearby which has a variety of plants and trees, providing a marvelous view of different varieties of bamboo groves The best season to visit the waterfalls is the post-monsoon season. Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM Entry: Free, Rs. 50 for Parking

74. Hatgad Fort (Near Saputara)

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At a distance of 9 km from Saputara Bus Station and 80 km from Nashik, Hatgad Fort is an ancient fort located at Hatgad village in the Nashik district of Maharashtra near Saputara. Situated on Saputara - Nashik Road, it is a major trekking destination on the Gujarat - Maharashtra border and among the top historical places to visit as part of Saputara sightseeing packages . Located at an altitude of 3,600 feet in the Sahyadri ranges, Hatgad Fort was built in the 17th century AD by the great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Regarded as one of the prominent sightseeing places in Saputara , Hatgad Fort was built as a watchtower towards the Nashik area and the inner valleys of Gujarat. Officially managed and maintained by the Archeological Department of Maharashtra, this fort is a delightful destination for history buffs as well as trekkers. A statue of Lord Ganesha is placed on the top of the fort. One can see a tombstone, a water tank, remnants of a mansion, dilapidated fort walls, and an arch-shaped structure inside the fort. The unique feature of Hatgadh is two reservoirs, named Jamuna and Ganga, which are the source of water for the villages located in the vicinity earlier. Tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the entire valley and Suragana Village from the top of the fort. The only way to reach the fort is through trekking ...

75. Pandava Cave (Near Saputara)

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At a distance of 27 km from Ahwa and 35 km from Saputara Bus Station, Pandava Cave is an ancient cave located at Javtala village in Dang district of Gujarat. It is one of the places of heritage in Gujarat and among the top places to visit during Saputara Tour. Pandava Cave or Pandav Gufa is one of the most popular historical attractions in the state of Gujarat as it is believed that Pandavas, the heros of epic Mahabharata spent some time during their exile days here. The cave is about 60 m long and 15 m wide. There is an impressive Shivling in the cave which were used by Pandavas to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva. It is said that there are multiple chamber inside the cave of which the biggest one belongs to 'Bhima'. The best way to visit the cave is from Javtala via Linga. From Javtala one needs to trek around 1.5 km to reach the cave. The trekking route is scenic and also provides glimpses of tribal villages and fort ruins. And the other option is to go to Pandava village on the route to Chinchali village and trek 2-3 km to the Pandava caves. There is no food stall available so visitors need to carry enough food and water. End of Monsoon season is the best time because after rain, greenery spreads throughout the forest. Timings: 7 AM - 6 PM

76. Purna Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Saputara)

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At a distance of 42 km from Waghai and 68 km from Saputara Bus Station, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in the Western Ghats between the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, India. It is one of the most popular hotspots for bird watchers and among the best places to visit near Saputara. Situated in the predominantly tribal district of Dangs, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a sanctuary in July 1990 which spread over an area of 160 Sq. km. The sanctuary derives its name from the Purna River, which flows through it. Managed by the North Dangs Forest Division, Purna is one of the last remaining patches of moist deciduous forest in Gujarat which supports huge range of flora and fauna. Purna, along with Vansda National Park, is the only Protected Area in South Gujarat for conserving diverse biological resources. Known for its thick forest cover, Purna receives the highest average rainfall in the state. The landscape is completely lush green along with thick forests, interspersed with rivers and small tribal villages leaving visitors absolutely enchanted. There are about 700 species of plants and trees in Purna Wildlife Sanctuary. Leopard is the top predator here whose population has been increasing. Wild bulls, elephants, rhesus macaque, bonnet macaque, common mongoose, Indian civet cat, Indian porcupine, four-horned antelope, barking deer, sambar, chital, hyena, and jungle cat are among the other prominent animals found in the forest. The forest ...

77. Vansda National Park (Near Saputara)

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At a distance of 3 km from Waghai and 52 km from Saputara Bus Station, Vansda National Park is a protected area located near Waghai in the Navsari district of Gujarat. Situated on the Vansda-Waghai State Highway, Vansda is one of the major places of wildlife in Gujarat , and among the popular places to visit as part of Saputara sightseeing tour . Spread over an area of 24 sq. km, the area was established as a National park in the year of 1979. The park got its name as Vansda because it was once privately owned by the Maharaja of Vansda. As per the official records, not a single tree has been cut since 1952. Owing to this, in some places, the canopies are so thick that sunlight does not pass through. Maintained by the South Dangs Forest Division, the landscape of the park is breathtaking with beautiful rolling hills, sweeping valleys and the beautiful river Ambika flows through the northeastern boundary of the park. The park also has a fairly large number of tribes living in and around such as the Bhil, Gamit, Warli, Kokni, Kunbi, and Dangi tribes. Nestled in the Western Ghats of the Sahyadri range, it has a unique flavor of flora and fauna population. The vegetation includes 440 species of plants out of which the most prominent ones are the moist and dry deciduous forest cover, bamboos, tall teak trees, orchids, mango groves, and gigantic creepers. This national park ...

78. Girmal Falls (Near Saputara)

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At a distance of 35 km from Mahal, 50 km from Ahwa, 78 km from Waghai, and 89 km from Saputara, Girmal is a breathtaking waterfall situated at Girmal village near Saputara in Gujarat. Situated inside Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, it is the highest waterfall in Gujarat and among the prime places to visit near Saputara. Girmal Waterfall is formed over Girmal River. It cascades down from a height of more than 100 feet. Hidden inside dense forests of Dangs, Girmal Falls has picturesque beauty in monsoon season. The water fluently crashes from great height, forming clouds of fog, through which one can often experience rainbows. Enroute to Girmal near village Gavdahad, the river Gira takes a complete U-turn. Forest department has developed a beautiful viewpoint exactly above the U-turn. Watching a massive green patch of Purna Sanctuary surrounded by U-shaped Gira is a spectacular experience. Eco-Development Committee (EDC) of the Forest department runs a restaurant named as 'U-turn restaurant' at this juncture. With four Girli Lodges with attached bathrooms and an Interpretation Centre, the place is a nice refreshing spot. As the fall gets dried up during the summer, the best time to visit the Girmal Falls is in between July and December. Forest department has made reasonably good sitting arrangements and viewpoints and a paved pathway leading towards the tip of the falls. There are some make shift stalls selling tea and snacks during the season. Timings: 8 ...

79. Modhera Sun Temple (Near Patan)

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At a distance of 28 km from Mehsana, 35 km from Patan and 100 km from Ahmedabad, Modhera Sun Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located at Modhera village near Patan in Gujarat. Situated on the banks of River Pushpavati, it is one of the popular places of heritage in India , and among the must include places in Patan packages . Dedicated to the Sun God, the Sun Temple in Modhera was built by King Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty in 1026 AD, and is one of the prominent heritage sites near Ahmedabad . This temple not only reflects the architectural abilities of the Solanki rulers but also, speaks highly of the devotional zeal of the ruling dynasty at that time. As in the Sun Temple at Konark, this temple was also designed that the first rays of the Sun fall on the image of Lord Surya at the time equinoxes. The temple was plundered by Mahmud Ghazni but still the architectural grandeur does not vanish. At present, no worship is offered here and the temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. It was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2014. Built-in Maha-Gurjara style, the temple complex is divided into three parts - the main temple with a Garbha Griha and Guda Mandap, a detached Sabha Mandap, and Surya Kunda. Also known as Rama Kund, Surya Kund is a rectangular ...

80. Bindu Sarovar (Near Patan)

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At a distance of 27 km from Patan and 36 km from Mehsana, Bindu Sarovar is a sacred pond located in Siddhpur town near Patan, Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Saraswati River, it is one of the holy places in Gujarat and among the most visited places near Patan. Bindu Sarovar simply means a lake of drops. It is believed that Lord Mahavishnu's tears have fallen in this lake. Also known as Matru Gaya Kshetra, Bindu Sarovar is one among the five sacred theerthas of Hindu religion - Pancha Sarovar. The other four are Manas Sarovar in Tibet, Pushkar Sarovar in Rajasthan, Narayana Sarovar in Gujarat and Pampa Sarovar in Karnataka. Hindus normally go to Gaya in Bihar to offer pinda to their male ancestors but Bindu Sarovar is the only place in India where Matru Shradh is being carried out. It is also known as the Sri-sthal or a 'pious place' and finds a reference in the ancient Vedic text the Rig-Veda. According to legend, Bindu Sarovar is the place where Sage Kardhama did severe penance for 10000 divine years and had the darshan of Lord Vishnu. It was on the banks of River Saraswati at this Bindu Sarovar, Sage Kapila had preached Moksha Gnana to his Mother Devhuti and performed the Matru Shradh of his mother salvation. It is said that at Bindu Sarovar Lord Parshuram also performed 'Matru Shradh' and his temple is also created here for darshan. Hence, Bindu Sarovar is considered as holy as Triveni Sangam at Allahabad. Along the shore of the Bindu Sarovar, one can ...

81. Shankeshwar Parshwanath Jain Mandir (Near Patan)

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At a distance of 60 km from Patan Railway Station, Shankeshwar Jain Temple is an ancient Jain temple located in Shankeshwar town in Gujarat. It is one of the important Jain pilgrimage sies near Ahmedabad , and among the best places to visit as part of Patan sightseeing packages . Built in the year 1098 CE by Sajjan Shah on the banks of the Rupen River, the temple is dedicated to Lord Parshwanath. Later, Vastupal Tejpal renovated this temple under the instructions of Vardhamansuri in the year 1229 CE. The temple was destroyed by Alauddin Khalji in the 14th century and later in the 16th century CE, a new temple with 52 idols was built under the inspiration of Vijaysensuri. But, the current temple was built in 1811 CE. The Shankeshwar birth ranks next only to those on Shatrunjaya Hill in Palitana, in terms of importance to the Swetambara Jains, and among the most prominent places to visit in Patan . Besides the original sanctuary, the temple has an open square, a decorated square, a vast square, and two assembly halls. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses nearly 182 cm high white-colored idol of Bhagwan Shankeshwar Parshva in Padmasana posture. The sanctum of the presiding deity is flanked by two smaller sanctums dedicated to Lord Bhidbhanjan Parshwanath and Lord Ajitanatha. ...

82. Hastagiri Jain Tirth (Near Palitana)

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At a distance of 25 km from Palitana, Hastagiri Jain Tirth is a famous Jain temple located near Palitana in Gujarat. Situated on a hill on the bank of the Shetrunjaya River, it is one of the popular Jain pilgrimage places in Gujarat and among the must-visit places in Palitana . Hastagiri Jain Tirth is dedicated to Bhagwan Rishabhdev or Shri Adishwar Bhagwan. This hilly land is also known as Hastisengiri. According to the history of the temple, the place is regarded as a sacred place of the times of Bhagawan Adishwar. The sacred place was established by Bharat Chakravartin, the eldest son of Bhagawan Adishwar. Even today one can see the foot images of Bhagawan in a small temple on the very ancient hill. Bharat Chakravartin had attained salvation here. He had observed fast unto death and attained moksha here. The elephant of the King also followed him, thus the teerth is called as Shri Hastagiri Tirth. Now, there is a large and massive temple on this mount, which was built and consecrated in 1979. Spread over an area of 9 acres, the Hastagiri Jain Tirth is an octagonal shaped Jain temple, and among the major places to visit as part of Palitana tour . The main sanctum of the temple houses four idols of Vrishabhdev facing to four cardinal directions. The dome near the sanctum sanctorum has intricate carvings, similar to the carved domes of ...

83. Talaja (Near Palitana)

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At a distance of 35 km from Palitana and 55 km from Bhavnagar, Talaja is a historical town situated near Palitana in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. Located on the banks of Shatrunjaya River, it is one of the popular places to visit in Gujarat and among the must include places in Palitana Tour Packages. Talaja is better known as the birthplace of the famous poet Narsinh Mehta. Also, it is home to some important sites for Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. The main attraction here is the ancient Buddhist Rockcut Caves on Talaja hill. The rock-cut cave group includes 30 caves among which 15 are water tanks. The Ebhala Mandapa, a large hall with four octagonal pillars is the most impressive structure of all. These caves are adorned with fine carving of Boddhisatva. The caves are around 2000 years old and require about a 15-20 minutes walk up the hill to reach them. They are of the 4th stage of Buddhist cave architecture, noticeably earlier than the famous Buddhist caves of Maharashtra. There is a Jain temple along with a Hindu temple of Khodiar Mata atop the hill near the Buddhist Caves. This Jain temple was established by King Kumarpala during the 12th century CE. This is a holy place of the Shri Shatrunjay Panchteerthi and is part of the Shatrunjay hills. The temple was last renovated in 1815 and belongs to Shwetambar sect. of Jainism. The sanctum of the temple house 79 cm tall black colored idol of Sacha Sumatinatha Bhagwan in padmasana posture. Besides this temple, ...

84. Gopnath Beach (Near Palitana)

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At a distance of 57 km from Palitana and 74 km from Bhavnagar, Gopinath Beach is a beautiful beach situated near Gadhula village in Gujarat. Along the coast of the Gulf of Khambat, it is one of the popular beaches in Gujarat , and among the most scenic places to visit during Palitana trip . Gopnath was the summer home of Maharaja Krishna Kumar Singhji of Bhavnagar. The beach offers awe-inspiring scenes with its stunning limestone cliffs and great views. The gentle breeze of the sea refreshes the spirit and soothes the soul. The beach has exquisite, firm sands for walking and shallow shore waters for wading. However, it is not an ideal place for swimming as it has a high tidal disparity of the coast which turns the water murky. One can also visit 700 years old Gopnath Mahadev Temple situated near the beach, among the major Palitana tourist places . Set on the seashore, it is perhaps the only temple in India that hoists two color flags - a white flag denoting a Vishnu temple and a saffron flag representing a Shiva temple. This Shiva temple is the place where the devotional poet Narsinh Mehta supposedly had his spiritual experience almost 500 years ago. The place is also home to a mansion built by the Maharaja for his comfortable stay. It was built in European colonial style in the 1940s ...

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Gujarat Tourism – 20 Best Places to Explore for an Unforgettable Holiday

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“Gujarat: Embrace the Warmth of Hospitality and the Majesty of Landscapes.”

Gujarat, a magical landscape steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty, attracts wanderers from all over the world. Visiting Gujarat means you must have time to explore the soul that lies in its diverse landscapes, warm hospitality, and a treasure trove of experiences. Gujarat is indeed one of the best tourist destinations for travelers in India.

Decked along the western coast of India, Gujarat offers limitless activities for tourists to enjoy their vacation. Exploration of ancient ruins, architectural marvels, colorful festivals, delicious cuisines, and fun-filled adventure activities will make your holidays here memorable for a lifetime.

Let us discover the captivating destinations of Gujarat to embrace its timeless heritage and culture.

A Quick Glance at the Popular Tourism Highlights of Gujarat:

Popular tourist destinations of gujarat.

  • Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
  • Rann of Kutch, Bhuj
  • Gir National Park, Junagadh
  • Somnath Temple, Veraval
  • Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
  • Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Champaner
  • Statue of Unity, Kevadia
  • Patan Step Well, Patan
  • Bhuj Old Town, Bhuj
  • Modhera Sun Temple, Modhera
  • Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
  • Mandvi Beach, Mandvi
  • Saputara Hill Station, Saputara
  • Jama Masjid, Champaner
  • Lothal Archaeological Site, Lothal

Gujarat’s Delicious Cuisines

  • Gujarati Kadhi
  • Gujarati Dal
  • Sev Tamatar Nu Shaak
  • Surti Locho
  • Gujarati Khichdi

Gujarat’s Fun Places for Kids

  • Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad
  • Balvatika and Children’s Park, Ahmedabad
  • Science City, Ahmedabad
  • Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad
  • Parimal Garden, Ahmedabad
  • Indroda Nature Park, Gandhinagar
  • Swapna Srushti Water Park, Gandhinagar
  • Ajwa Water Park, Vadodara
  • Sayaji Gardens, Vadodara
  • ISKCON Temple, Ahmedabad
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum, Ahmedabad
  • Dinosaur Park, Gandhinagar
  • Vardhman Fantasy Amusement Park, Surat
  • Fun World, Rajkot
  • Polo Forest, Idar

Popular Shopping Places in Gujarat

  • Law Garden Market, Ahmedabad
  • Rani No Hajiro, Ahmedabad
  • Sindhi Market, Ahmedabad
  • Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad
  • CG Road, Ahmedabad
  • Dhalgarwad Market, Ahmedabad
  • Lal Darwaja Market, Ahmedabad
  • Teen Darwaza, Ahmedabad
  • Kankaria Lake Market, Ahmedabad
  • Patan Patola Heritage, Patan
  • Bhujodi Village, Bhuj
  • Anjar Market, Bhuj
  • Mandvi Beach Bazaar, Mandvi
  • Kutch Craft Village, Bhuj
  • Law Garden Night Market, Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad – Where Every Street Tells a Story of Resilience and Diversity

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Ahmedabad, one of the iconic travel attractions of Gujarat, is where every street tells a story. If you want to know the soul of Gujarat, there is no other place like Ahmedabad. It is a mind-boggling blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and progressive modernity.

With its bustling streets, mesmerizing architectural wonders, and renowned educational institutions, the blissful city of Ahmedabad has been captivating travelers for decades. This place is full of fascinating stories and history. It is India’s first UNESCO World Heritage city. Centuries-old mosques, temples, and stepwells, the charming aura of the old city, colorful bazaars, delicious cuisines, soul-pleasing multiplexes, and historical landmarks will make your day fantastic here. The list of top visiting places never ends. You will always find amazing things to make your holidays wonderful in Ahmedabad. Beyond its historical allure, Ahmedabad pulsates with vibrant culture and traditions.

The magnificence of the city can be seen through its colorful festivals, most notably Uttarayan, the delightful International Kite Festival. During this time, the skies are decked with a lot of colors as people engage in friendly kite-flying battles. You will also get to taste amazing, delicious street food of Gujarat during the festival. Indeed, Ahmedabad is a wonderful cultural capital and one of the top tourist destinations to visit in Gujarat.

Beautiful Places to Explore in Ahmedabad

  • Sabarmati Riverfront: “Where Serenity Meets the River’s Flow.”
  • Sidi Saiyyed Mosque: “An Architectural Marvel Carved in Stone.”
  • Kankaria Lake: “Tranquility Amidst Urban Delights.”
  • Adalaj Stepwell : “A Sublime Oasis of Architectural Splendor.”
  • Jama Masjid: “Where Faith Finds Peace and Grandeur.”
  • Sarkhej Roza : “A Melody of Islamic Architecture and Serenity.”
  • Science City: “Igniting Curiosity, Inspiring Wonder.”
  • Law Garden: “A Vibrant Tapestry of Art, Culture, and Shopping.”
  • Bhadra Fort: “Guardian of History, Gateway to Ahmedabad.”
  • Calico Museum of Textiles: “Weaving Stories of Heritage and Craftsmanship.”

These beautiful places in Ahmedabad offer unique experiences, showcasing the city’s rich history, architectural marvels, serene landscapes, and vibrant cultural attractions.

Rann of Kutch – Nature’s Mesmerizing Canvas

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The Rann of Kutch is a bewitching land that transports visitors to a world of surreal beauty and endless horizons. It is one of the must-visit places in Gujarat if you are planning a Gujarat sightseeing tour.

The landscape of the Rann of Kutch is a magical white salt marsh that allures the senses with dramatic sunsets. If you love photography, the Rann of Kutch’s mesmerizing canvas will give you goosebumps.

One of the highlights of a visit to the Rann of Kutch is the annual Rann Utsav, a vibrant festival that celebrates the beauty and culture of this enchanting desert. If you visit the Rann of Kutch during this time, you will see the most beautiful side of this white desert. Colorful tents, fun-filled cultural performances, delightful folk music, and soul-pleasing dance performances will blow your heart away. Don’t forget the delicious local cuisines and the mind-boggling views of the starlit sky of Kutch.

The white desert of the Rann of Kutch blossoms with bliss and glows with vibrant colors. If you indulge in the Sunset Safari, you will witness the most beautiful spectacle on earth. Glistening salt flats, adventurous camel safari rides, staying at luxurious tents, and tranquil vibes make this place a fantastic tourist hub for travelers from all around the world. It’s a place to make a deep connection with nature, seek solace, and taste the thrill of adventures.

Beautiful Places to Explore in Rann of Kutch

  • White Rann of Kutch: “Where Boundaries Blur and Dreams Take Flight.”
  • Kala Dungar (Black Hill) : “Where the Sky and Earth Converge in Harmony.”
  • Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary: “Discover the Wildlife Oasis in the Desert.”
  • Mandvi Beach: “A Coastal Gem Where Sun, Sand, and Serenity Meet.”
  • Dholavira Archaeological Site: “Unveiling the Ancient Ruins of a Lost Civilization.”
  • Narayan Sarovar: “Where Spirituality Meets Tranquility in the Sacred Lake.”
  • Bhujodi Village: “A Tapestry of Art, Craft, and Rural Charm.”
  • Great Rann of Kutch: “Endless Horizons of Salt and Solitude.”
  • Aina Mahal: “A Palace of Mirrors Reflecting Majestic Splendor.”
  • Vijay Vilas Palace: “A Royal Retreat Amidst Lush Gardens and Opulence.”

Gir National Park – Royal Abode of Asiatic Lions

Gir National Park

The iconic Gir National Park is one of the best landmark destinations in Gujarat. If you are in Gujarat, you must plan a trip to the mesmerizing Gir National Park, which has kept intact the legacy of the majestic Asiatic lions. With its enchanting dense forests, rolling hills, and sprawling grasslands, Gir is a delightful abode of endangered species that have been saved from the brink of extinction.

Gir National Park is the only place on Earth where the Asiatic lions roam freely in their natural habitat. Witnessing these rare endangered creatures, such as sambar deer, Chowsingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope), jackal, Indian fox, hyena, and Asiatic white lions, makes this an awesome destination for wildlife lovers.

As the king of the jungle, the Asiatic lion takes center stage, attracting travelers from all over the world to witness their graceful movements. Embarking on a safari through Gir National Park is an exhilarating experience as one ventures deep into the wilderness, guided by expert naturalists.

Apart from the wild creatures, the park also boasts amazing floral species, alluring riverbeds, and a variety of delightful bird species. There are around 200 species of avifauna, including white-backed and long-billed vultures, which are endangered bird species in the park.

To become one with nature, Gir offers the opportunity to participate in community-based ecotourism initiatives. You can enjoy village walks and interact with the villagers to learn a lot about their heritage and culture. If you want to make your Gujarat sightseeing tour interesting and thrilling, then you must plan a wildlife safari at Gir National Park.

Beautiful Places of Gir National Park

  • Sasan Gir National Park : “Where the Wild Roams Free in Pristine Forests.”
  • Gir Interpretation Zone: “A Window into the Kingdom of the Asiatic Lions.”
  • Kamleshwar Dam: “Where Nature’s Serenity Meets Majestic Wildlife.”
  • Devalia Safari Park : “An Up-Close Encounter with Gir’s Exotic Fauna.”
  • Tulsi Shyam Temple: “A Sacred Haven Amidst the Wilderness of Gir.”
  • Kankai Mata Temple: “Seek Blessings in the Lap of Nature’s Majesty.”
  • Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary : “Exploring Biodiversity at the Foothills of Girnar.”
  • Crocodile Rearing Centre: “Witnessing the Ancient Reptiles of Gir.”
  • Jamjir Waterfall: “Nature’s Cascade of Beauty and Refreshment.”
  • Sinh Sadan: “A Restful Abode in the Heart of Gir’s Wild Splendor.”

Somnath Temple – Faith’s Eternal Destination

Somnath Temple Gujarat

Standing as a beacon of spirituality and devotion, the magnificent Somnath Temple is indeed one of the most popular religious destinations in Gujarat.

Steeped in history and mythology, this revered shrine of Somnath is a delightful abode of Lord Shiva. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites to visit in Gujarat. Devotees from all over India visit the Somnath Temple to seek solace and divine blessings from Lord Shiva.

The history of the Somnath Temple is as fascinating as it is ancient. The temple has been rebuilt several times, with many invaders attempting to destroy it, but nobody could succeed. Today, the Somnath temple still stands with pride, showcasing its magnificence to the devotees. The temple has been rebuilt several times throughout its existence. The Somnath Temple is a symbol of resilience and faith of the devotees. The temple’s architecture is mind-boggling, with intricate carvings, ornate domes, and magnificent spires, making Somnath Temple one of the most beautiful temples in India. Try capturing a picture of Somnath in sunlight; it looks amazing against the beautiful backdrop of the Arabian Sea.

The temple is also renowned for its evening aarti, a truly mesmerizing spectacle that fills the air with a divine aura. The spiritual vibes and panoramic views of the sunrise and sunset over the Arabian Sea leave a lasting impression on the hearts of devotees.

  • Darshan Timings: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Aarti Timings: Morning – 7:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 7:00 PM.
  • Light and Sound Show Timing: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Dwarka – A Journey to the Divine

Dwarkadeesh Temple Gujarat

The enchanting coastline of Gujarat has the sacred city of Dwarka, which seeks to rekindle spirituality and embrace divine blessings. Revered as the ancient kingdom of Lord Krishna, Dwarka holds a special place in the hearts of devotees and pilgrims from around the world.

It is said that Dwarka is the place where Lord Krishna established his kingdom and is also known as Dwarkadheesh. The city is rich in spiritual heritage. The blissful lanes, bustling markets, and temples showcase age-old rituals of devotion and reverence.

The main highlight of Dwarka is the magnificent Dwarkadheesh Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna. Devotees from all across India flock to this sacred abode to seek divine blessings from Lord Krishna.

Beyond its spiritual significance, Dwarka offers glimpses into ancient history and mythology. The city is believed to have been submerged underwater multiple times, with remnants of its ancient glory still visible today, providing a fascinating insight into the city’s past. Submerged structures and artifacts reveal a civilization lost in time.

Dwarka’s charm extends beyond its temples and historical sites. The Dwarka Underwater Archaeological Excavations showcase amazing and mysterious submerged structures and artifacts of the lost civilization of Dwarka.

Dwarka is a paradise for shopping lovers. Beautiful intricate handicrafts, traditional textiles, and colorful trinkets on display will definitely captivate your mind. Shopping in the markets will reveal the soul of Dwarka. You can interact with shopkeepers, explore the local culture, and enjoy delicious cuisines. Dwarka’s picturesque coastline offers serene beaches that must not be missed. The gentle sea breeze, the rhythmic sound of crashing waves, and the panoramic vistas will make your holidays in Gujarat relaxing and refreshing. The city’s warm hospitality makes it a top destination to visit in Gujarat.

Beautiful Places to Visit in Dwarka

  • Dwarkadhish Temple: “Where Divinity Shines in Sacred Splendor.”
  • Dwarka Beach: “Where Golden Sands Meet the Azure Waters.”
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple : “A Spiritual Journey to Seek Lord Shiva’s Blessings.”
  • Rukmini Devi Temple: “A Shrine of Love and Eternal Devotion.”
  • Gomti Ghat: “Where Pilgrimage Meets Serenity by the Holy River.”
  • Bet Dwarka: “Exploring the Mythical Kingdom of Lord Krishna.”
  • Sudama Setu : “A Bridge of Friendship Spanning Time and Faith.”
  • Dwarka Lighthouse: “Guiding Ships and Hearts with Majestic Views.”
  • Gopi Talav : “A Serene Lake Immersed in Tales of Divine Romance.”
  • Dwaraka Archaeological Museum: “Preserving the Ancient Treasures of Dwarka’s History.”

Sabarmati Ashram- Cradle of India’s Freedom Movement

Sabarmati Ashram Gujarat

Sabarmati Ashram holds, with love, the profound legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation. This serene paradise is the cradle of India’s freedom struggle, taking us back in time to witness the golden bygone days of the Indian freedom struggle. Sabarmati Ashram symbolizes peace, simplicity, and the ideals of nonviolence.

Also known as the Gandhi Ashram, Sabarmati Ashram is a must-visit place in Gujarat for history lovers. It is the place where Gandhi Ji developed and implemented his principles of truth, compassion, and nonviolent resistance.

The ashram’s soul-seducing ambiance, with its rustic charm and peaceful surroundings, makes it a fascinating place to explore in Gujarat. It showcases simple mud-brick huts where Gandhi and his followers lived. Hriday Kunj, which still holds all his personal belongings and the essence of his life, serves as a testament to his legacy.

Sabarmati Ashram is a place where Gandhian principles and social change are still promoted. It offers workshops, seminars, and lectures on nonviolence, rural development, and sustainable living. With pride, Sabarmati Ashram carries the enduring spirit of Mahatma Gandhi.

Beautiful Places to Visit in Sabarmati Ashram

  • Sabarmati Ashram: “Where Mahatma Gandhi’s Legacy of Peace Ignites the Soul.”
  • Hriday Kunj: “The Home of Gandhi’s Ideals and Revolutionary Spirit.”
  • Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya: “Preserving the Life and Lessons of the Father of the Nation.”
  • Upasana Mandir: “A Sacred Space for Reflection and Spiritual Harmony.”
  • Magan Niwas: “Where Simplicity and Self-Sufficiency Define Gandhian Living.”
  • Nandini : “Discovering the Art and Craft of Khadi at the Ashram.”
  • Vinoba-Mira Kutir : “Honoring the Legacy of Vinoba Bhave and Mira Behn.”
  • Swachhagraha : “Inspiring a Clean and Green Revolution through Gandhian Values.”
  • Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hall: “Celebrating the Contributions of Women in the Freedom Movement.”
  • Saptarishi Cottages : “Retreat in Tranquility Amidst the Ashram’s Natural Surroundings.”

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park will blow your heart away with its ancient ruins and fascinating architectural marvels. It is a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are interested in knowing about the rich history and cultural heritage of Gujarat, then Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park will fulfill your expectations.

Decked in the awe-inspiring foothills of Pavagadh Hill, the park showcases amazing fortifications, palaces, religious buildings, water-retaining installations, and the ancient village of Champaner from the 8th to the 14th centuries. One of the most important highlights is the mesmerizing Kalika Mata Temple on the top of Pavagadh Hill. Devotees from all across India come here to seek blessings from Kalika Mata.

Exploring Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park is like stepping into a living museum. The air is filled with a sense of mystery and grandeur as visitors uncover the layers of history and marvel at the intricate details of the structures.

Apart from its historical significance, the park is a beautiful nature paradise. The lush greenery, rolling hills, and vibrant flora and fauna create tranquil vibes and a soul-seducing atmosphere for travelers. It is definitely the best place to explore in Gujarat.

Beautiful Places of Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park

  • Champaner Archaeological Park: “Where History Unveils Its Ancient Secrets.”
  • Jama Masjid: “A Majestic Symbol of Islamic Architecture in Champaner.”
  • Pavagadh Hill : “Ascending to Spiritual Heights in the Heart of History.”
  • Kalika Mata Temple: “Where Devotion Meets Majestic Mountain Views.”
  • Kevada Masjid: “A Serene Sanctuary of Architectural Grandeur.”
  • Sahar ki Masjid: “An Oasis of Tranquility Amidst Champaner’s Ruins.”
  • Helical StepWell: “Descending into the Mysteries of Ancient Engineering.”
  • Nagina Masjid: “A Jewel of Tranquility amidst Champaner’s Splendor.”
  • J ami Masjid: “A Timeless Tribute to Champaner’s Islamic Heritage.”
  • Fort of Pavagadh : “Guardian of History, Witness to Changing Times.”

Statue of Unity- Inspiring Pride, Unity and National Identity

Statue of Unity Gujarat

Amidst the picturesque landscapes of Gujarat, the Statue of Unity definitely commands attention and awe. This colossal tribute is a symbol of unity, pride, and inspiration. It honors the visionary leader, Vallabhbhai Patel, who played an important role in India’s independence and the unification of the nation. It is one of the top tourist attractions to visit in Gujarat.

The structures and ambiance of this place leave a lasting impression on the hearts of the travelers. The artistry and craftsmanship of skilled artisans make the sculpture of Vallabhbhai Patel a great visual spectacle. The statue’s bronze exterior glistens in the sunlight, exuding an aura of strength and resilience.

The statue and its sprawling complex are a wonderful spot for cultural activities, exhibitions, and educational programs for tourists. The tranquil setting, mesmerizing botanical garden, and the beautiful valley of flowers make it one of the most captivating places to visit on your Gujarat tour. The Statue of Unity is a great symbol of the power of unity, the strength of a nation, and the resilience of its people.

Beautiful Places to Explore around Statue of Unity

  • Statue of Unity: “Rising in Majesty, Inspiring Unity and Pride.”
  • Valley of Flowers : “Nature’s Canvas Blooms in the Shadow of Unity.”
  • Sardar Sarovar Dam : “Harnessing the Power of Unity, Nurturing Life.”
  • Jungle Safari: “Exploring the Wilderness at the Footsteps of Unity.”
  • Museum of Unity: “Unveiling the Legacy of a Visionary Leader.”
  • Ekta Mall : “Celebrating Diversity, Embracing Unity in a Shopping Haven.”
  • River Rafting: “Conquering Rapids, Bonding in Unity’s Waters.”
  • Cactus Garden: “ A Desert Oasis of Unity’s Thorny Beauty.”
  • Light and Sound Show : “Chronicles of Unity Illuminated in Spectacular Splendor.”
  • Unity Glow Garden: “A Glittering Wonderland of Unity’s Brilliance.”

Modhera Sun Temple – A Testament to the Sun’s Sacred Power

Modhera Sun Temple

Travelers who love timeless beauty and ancient spiritual grandeur must visit the Modhera Sun Temple in Gujarat. It is one of the most popular religious attractions in Gujarat, built in 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty. As one approaches the Sun Temple, a sense of awe washes over them. The temple’s intricate carvings, delicate sculptures, and ornate pillars delight the senses of tourists.

The temple is dedicated to the sun god, Surya, and its architecture reflects the cultural synthesis that prevailed during that period. The magnificent rectangular-shaped Rama Kund has 108 shrines of various gods and demi-gods. In the Sabha Mandap, you will see beautifully sculpted renderings of the 12 Adityas (Sun Gods). The sculpted renderings on the pillars showcase the sun according to the 12 months of the year.

Every nook and corner of the temple tells a story, inviting visitors to unravel the mysteries of ancient mythology and immerse themselves in the divine aura of the surroundings.

At the Modhera Sun Temple, travelers can bask in tranquility and connect with their inner selves.

Modhera Sun Temple Timings : 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Junagarh – A Mosaic of Architectural Splendor and Rich Heritage

Uparkot Fort Junagarh Gujarat

A tapestry of historical wonders, spiritual sanctuaries, and cultural extravaganzas, Junagarh is an amazing tourist destination to explore in Gujarat. It is a city that holds within its confines the stories of courage and strength. The warm hospitality and brilliant architectural wonders of Junagarh attract tourists from all over India.

Stroll through the bustling bazaars, savor the flavors of delicious Gujarati cuisine, and embrace the rich art, cultures, and heritage. You will be compelled to live here forever. The city’s amazing festivals and fairs showcase the rich cultural traditions of Gujarat. One of the most prominent festivals of Junagarh is the mesmerizing Bhavnath Fair. It is a vibrant celebration of music, dance, and religious fervor. Pilgrims, musicians, and artists from all across the globe participate to create a joyful ambiance. For the spiritually inclined, Junagarh offers a spiritual sanctuary in the form of temples. The breathtakingly beautiful Jain temples, such as the Neminath Temple and the Parsvanath Temple, are great places to seek solace and spiritual grace. Junagarh will tell you the story of its rich history, architectural wonders, and vibrant culture. It shows you the grandeur of bygone eras and offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of Gujarat.

Beautiful Places of Junagarh

  • Uparkot Fort: “Unveiling Junagarh’s Majestic Past, One Fortress at a Time.”
  • Mahabat Maqbara: “A Testament to Junagarh’s Architectural Splendor.”
  • Darbar Hall Museum : “Journeying Through Junagarh’s Regal Heritage.”
  • Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden: “Where Wildlife Thrives in Junagarh’s Green Oasis.”
  • Ashokan Rock Edicts: “Tracing Ancient Inscriptions in Junagarh’s Historical Landscape.”
  • Damodar Kund: “A Serene Oasis of Tranquility Amidst Junagarh’s Bustling Streets.”
  • Girnar Hill: “Ascending to Spiritual Heights in Junagarh’s Sacred Mountain.”
  • Mahakali Temple: “Seeking Blessings at the Divine Abode of Junagarh.”
  • Durbar Hall Palace Museum : “Immersing in Junagarh’s Regal Opulence.”
  • Adi-Kadi Vav: “Exploring the Architectural Marvels of Junagarh’s Stepwell.”

Patan – A Cultural Haven

Rani ki Vav - Patan Gujarat

Patan is a city that captures the essence of Gujarat’s rich cultural tapestry. It is one of the best destinations to visit in Gujarat for budget-friendly travelers. The city is very famous for its beautiful architectural marvels, colorful festivals, and artistic traditions. Patan invites you to lose yourself in its heritage, discover hidden treasures, and create lasting memories that will forever be etched in your heart.

Exploring Patan is like a journey back in time where history, art, and spirituality merge harmoniously to delight the hearts of tourists. The city’s narrow lanes, warm hospitality, and amazing ancient marvels make this place an amazing spot for travelers who want to explore the heritage tourism of Gujarat. Patan definitely offers a truly unique and enriching experience to travelers of all kinds.

Beautiful Places of Patan

  • Rani ki Vav: “Descending into the Timeless Beauty of Patan’s Queen’s Stepwell.”
  • Patola Heritage House : “Weaving Threads of Tradition in Patan’s Textile Paradise.”
  • Sahastralinga Talav: “A Serene Reservoir Reflecting Patan’s Ancient Grandeur.”
  • Khan Sarovar : “Tranquility Amidst Patan’s Scenic Lakeside Retreat.”
  • Patan Patola Heritage Museum: “Unraveling the Rich Tapestry of Patan’s Artistic Legacy.”
  • Panchasar Jain Temple : “Where Devotion Resides in Patan’s Sacred Sanctuary.”
  • Shankheshwar Parshwanath Temple: “Seeking Enlightenment in Patan’s Jain Pilgrimage Site.”
  • Hemchandracharya Jain Gnan Mandir: “Illuminating Minds with Knowledge in Patan’s Jain Temple.”
  • Rani-ki-Vav Garden: “A Blossoming Oasis Embracing the Elegance of Patan’s Stepwell.”
  • Hatkeshwar Temple: “Bowing to Divinity in the Serene Ambience of Patan’s Temple.”

Bhuj – A Gateway to Kutch’s Splendors

Prag Mahal Bhuj

The city of Kutch, Bhuj, is also known for its vibrant markets, where artisans and craftsmen display their exquisite creations. It is famous for its majestic palaces that display the architectural brilliance of bygone days. Bhuj is a visual delight for travelers in Kutch of all types.

Some of the most favorite spots in Bhuj that you must not miss are the Bhujodi village, which showcases the age-old art of creating vibrant textiles, and the bustling and colorful Bhuj Haat, which is a wonderful handicrafts market. Here, you will find amazing colorful textiles, beautiful metalworks, embroideries, and wood carvings. It’s also the perfect place to shop for unique souvenirs. The majestic palaces, bustling markets, natural beauty, and rich art and craftsmanship of Bhuj make it a truly unforgettable destination. If you are planning your itinerary for the Gujarat Tour, you must include Bhuj for delightful experiences and memories.

Beautiful Places of Bhuj

  • Aina Mahal: “Where Bhuj’s Rich Heritage Reflects in Shimmering Splendor.”
  • Prag Mahal: “A Majestic Marvel of Bhuj’s Architectural Grandeur.”
  • Kutch Museum : “Unveiling the Treasures of Bhuj’s Cultural Tapestry.”
  • Bhujia Hill : “Ascending to Panoramic Views of Bhuj’s Enchanting Landscape.”
  • Bhujodi Village : “Immersing in Bhuj’s Artistic Traditions and Handicrafts.”
  • Hamirsar Lake: “Tranquility and Serenity Meet at Bhuj’s Luminous Lake.”
  • Swaminarayan Temple: “Seeking Spiritual Harmony in Bhuj’s Sacred Abode.”
  • Sharad Baug Palace: “Stepping into the Royalty of Bhuj’s Historic Palace.”
  • Chhatardi Tombs: “Honoring Bhuj’s Glorious Past in the Serenity of Tombs.”
  • Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary: “Encountering Nature’s Wonders in Bhuj’s Untamed Wilderness.”

Vadodara- The Royal Heritage City

Laxmi Vilas Palace Vadodara

Vadodara, a city of beauty and delight, creates an unforgettable experience for visitors. It is a place where regal palaces, art galleries, and sacred sites coexist harmoniously, offering a glimpse into Gujarat’s rich heritage. It is also one of the top heritage destinations to visit in Gujarat.

Vadodara will show you its enchanting gardens, magnificent palaces, beautiful art galleries, and culinary delights, leaving a long-lasting impression on your mind.

You will see mesmerizing palaces and grand structures adorned with intricate artwork and craftsmanship scattered throughout the city. Vadodara exudes a regal charm. It is a destination that invites you to immerse yourself in its culture and architectural wonders. It has something for every traveler, whether they are a history buff, an art enthusiast, a food lover, or someone seeking a memorable travel experience.

Beautiful Places of Vadodara

  • Laxmi Vilas Palace : “Where Royalty Resides, Unveiling Vadodara’s Regal Grandeur.”
  • Sayaji Gardens: “Nature’s Oasis in the Heart of Vadodara’s Serene Landscape.”
  • Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum : “Immersing in Vadodara’s Artistic Legacy and Heritage.”
  • Kirti Mandir: “Paying Tribute to Vadodara’s Illustrious Past and Inspiring Figures.”
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park : “Exploring Vadodara’s Ancient Secrets Amidst Serene Hills.”
  • EME Temple: “Where Faith Meets Architectural Brilliance in Vadodara.”
  • Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery : “Unraveling Vadodara’s Cultural Tapestry in Art and Artifacts.”
  • Kala Ghoda Art Distric t: “A Vibrant Canvas of Creativity and Expression in Vadodara.”
  • Ajwa Water Park: “Splash into Fun and Adventure in Vadodara’s Refreshing Retreat.”
  • Sardar Patel Planetarium: “Stargazing and Discovering the Cosmos in Vadodara’s Celestial Dome.”

Mandvi – A Coastal Paradise

Mandvi Beach Gujarat

Mandvi is one of the top tourist destinations to visit in Gujarat. If you are a beach lover, then without any doubt, you should visit Mandvi once in a lifetime. It is a place where the waves gently caress the shore, a haven of tranquility and natural beauty. Soul-soothing leisurely walks along the shore would be one of the most pleasing moments of your vacation in Mandvi. It’s a great place for recreation and rejuvenation of the soul with your loved ones in Gujarat. It is also very popular for its colorful markets and historical sites. Mandvi invites you to fall in love with its tranquil allure and create long-lasting memories with your family and friends.

You can also enjoy fascinating and thrilling water sports activities, such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides. Mandvi indeed offers a delightful retreat for those seeking a blend of relaxation and cultural exploration.

Beautiful Places of Mandvi

  • Mandvi Beach : “Where Tranquility Meets the Sparkle of Mandvi’s Shimmering Sands.”
  • Vijay Vilas Palace: “Unveiling Mandvi’s Royal Splendor in a Palatial Retreat.”
  • Rukmavati Bridge: “Connecting Mandvi’s Past and Present in Architectural Grace.”
  • Shyamji Krishna Verma Memorial: “Honoring Mandvi’s Patriotism and Legacy of Freedom.”
  • Mandvi Shipbuilding Yard: “Witnessing the Artistry of Mandvi’s Maritime Heritage.”
  • Topansar Lake: “A Serene Haven Reflecting Mandvi’s Natural Beauty.”
  • Swaminarayan Temple : “Finding Spiritual Solace in Mandvi’s Sacred Abode.”
  • Wind Farms Beach: “Embracing the Tranquil Breeze at Mandvi’s Windmill-Dotted Shore.”
  • Mandvi Fort: “Guarding Mandvi’s Rich History Amidst Scenic Coastal Views.”
  • 72 Jinalaya : “Seeking Inner Peace at Mandvi’s Jain Temple Complex.”

Saputara- Nature’s Picturesque Paradise

Saputara Hill Station Gujarat

For those seeking a bit of adventure, solace, and a nature retreat, Saputara offers exciting experiences to make your Gujarat holidays one of a kind. Away from the chaos of the modern world, its magical landscapes offer a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Saputara is a haven of natural beauty and tranquility that offers a perfect retreat for nature lovers.

Stunning viewpoints, thrilling trekking trails, delightful weather, and alluring sunrises and sunsets make Saputara one of the best places for relaxation in Gujarat, such as Sunset Point and Sunrise Point. Breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and hills paint the eye’s canvas with bliss. The hearts of adventurers must be ready for paragliding, zip-lining, or rappelling, etc. The lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and meandering rivers create a serene ambiance that is perfect for rejuvenation and relaxation. The Saputara Lake, a paradise for nature lovers, is a great place to enjoy boating and nature photography. Saputara is also surrounded by well-maintained gardens, such as the Lake Garden and Step Garden, offering tranquil spaces to unwind, enjoy the beauty of nature, and listen to the soothing silence of nature.

Beautiful Places of Saputara

  • Saputara Lake: “Where Serenity Reflects in the Azure Waters of Saputara.”
  • Sunset Point: “Embracing Nature’s Canvas of Colors at Saputara’s Sunset Vista.”
  • Saputara Tribal Museum: “Unraveling the Cultural Tapestry of Saputara’s Indigenous Tribes.”
  • Step Garden : “Cascading Beauty and Tranquility in Saputara’s Terraced Garden.”
  • Artist Village: “Exploring Saputara’s Artistic Spirit in a Village of Creativity.”
  • Table Top Point: “Admiring Panoramic Views from Saputara’s Scenic Vantage Point.”
  • Gira Waterfalls : “Immersing in Nature’s Grace at Saputara’s Majestic Waterfalls.”
  • Ropeway Ride: “Suspended in Awe, Soaring Above Saputara’s Picturesque Landscape.”
  • Pandava Caves: “Unveiling Ancient Mysteries in Saputara’s Enigmatic Caves.”
  • Rose Garden: “A Fragrant Retreat Amidst Saputara’s Blossoming Flowers.”

Jamnagar- Crown of Gujarat

Lakhota Lake Palace Jamnagar Gujarat

Jamnagar offers a delightful blend of heritage and natural beauty to tourists. From breathtaking beaches to delightful historical marvels, Jamnagar creates magic in the minds of wanderers. It has many serene retreats for nature and bird lovers, providing a peaceful haven for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers. The Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is one of the major bird-watching destinations in Jamnagar, home to a variety of migratory and resident bird species, offering a delightful opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat.

Jamnagar is also famous for its vibrant bazaars and bustling markets where you will get a chance to find an amazing range of traditional handicrafts, Bandhani sarees, textiles, and jewelry.

Moreover, Jamnagar offers a wonderful retreat on the beaches along its coastline. There are many tranquil beaches such as Balachadi Beach and Dwarka Beach where the soul comes alive. Leisurely walks along the shore, mesmerizing sunset views, and pleasant weather make this place an amazing choice in Gujarat for beach lovers in India.

Beautiful Places of Jamnagar

  • Lakhota Lake: “Tranquility and Serenity Meet at Jamnagar’s Lakhota Lake.”
  • Lakhota Palace and Museum: “Immersing in Jamnagar’s Rich History and Royal Heritage.”
  • Marine National Park: “ Discovering Marine Marvels in Jamnagar’s Pristine Waters.”
  • Bala Hanuman Temple : “Seeking Divine Blessings at Jamnagar’s Spiritual Abode.”
  • Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary: “A Haven for Avian Delights in Jamnagar’s Natural Sanctuary.”
  • Darbargadh Palace: “Stepping into the Grandeur of Jamnagar’s Historic Palace.”
  • Dwarkadhish Temple: “Embracing Devotion in Jamnagar’s Sacred Dwarkadhish Temple.”
  • Narara Marine Sanctuary: “Exploring Jamnagar’s Underwater Wonderland of Marine Life.”
  • Ranmal Lake: “Glimpses of Nature’s Beauty in Jamnagar’s Scenic Lake.”
  • Bhujio Kotho: “Witnessing Jamnagar’s Towering Architectural Splendor.”

Gandhinagar – A Melting Pot of Cultures and Ideas

Adalaj Stepwell Gandhinagar Gujarat

Gandhinagar beautifully captures the essence of modernity, serenity, and cultural heritage. It is one of the top tourist destinations to visit in Gujarat. For visitors seeking a blend of urban comfort and natural beauty, Gandhinagar is the place to be.

The tranquil ambiance, cultural treasures, and the warmth and hospitality of Gujarat’s capital city, Gandhinagar, create a piece of heaven for creating beautiful memories with your loved ones. The city is a beautiful combination of tradition and modernity. Beautiful gardens and amazing infrastructure make the city of Gandhinagar soul-pleasing. It is also one of the top heritage and cultural destinations in Gujarat. Its cultural heritage is evident in its numerous museums and art galleries.

Gandhinagar’s museums showcase the rich history and cultural traditions of Gujarat through a diverse collection of artifacts, textiles, and folk art. For shopaholics, Gandhinagar offers a range of shopping options. One of the best shopping places, the vibrant Sector 21 Market, is a beautiful hub where visitors can explore a variety of shops selling traditional handicrafts, textiles, and spices. Also, explore the amazing bustling night markets, which offer unique shopping experiences to travelers.

Beautiful Places of Gandhi Nagar

  • Akshardham Temple: “Gandhinagar’s Spiritual Haven of Tranquility and Devotion.”
  • Indroda Nature Park : “Exploring the Wonders of Nature in Gandhinagar’s Serene Oasis.”
  • Adalaj Stepwell : “An Architectural Marvel Unveiling Gandhinagar’s Historic Splendor.”
  • Sarita Udyan : “Where Nature’s Beauty Blooms in the Heart of Gandhinagar.”
  • Children’s Park : “A Wonderland of Fun and Joy for All in Gandhinagar.”
  • Sardar Patel Memorial: “Honoring the Visionary Leader in Gandhinagar’s Iconic Tribute.”
  • Mahatma Mandir: “A Symbol of Gandhinagar’s Respect for Mahatma Gandhi’s Legacy.”
  • Punit Van : “Embracing Nature’s Bliss in Gandhinagar’s Verdant Forest.”
  • Hanumanji Temple : “Finding Solace and Serenity in Gandhinagar’s Sacred Temple.”
  • Trimandir : “A Spiritual Retreat for Mind, Body, and Soul in Gandhinagar.”

Palitana – Divine Serenity

Shatrunjaya Hill Gujarat

Palitana is a great spiritual place to explore in Gujarat. Spiritually inclined tourists who embark on a journey of devotion and self-discovery must visit Palitana once in a lifetime. With captivating magnificent temples, breathtaking natural beauty, and a serene ambiance, Palitana is a great delight for nature lovers, spiritual people, and solace seekers. A visit to this sacred pilgrimage site is not only a chance to explore Jain heritage but also an opportunity to reconnect with oneself amidst the serene hills of Gujarat.

Palitana boasts of an astounding collection of beautiful and intricately carved temples. The Shatrunjaya Temple Complex is the crowning jewel of Palitana, with its stunning architecture, awe-inspiring sculptures, and serene surroundings. Palitana stands as a revered pilgrimage site and a haven for spiritual seekers. Famous for its mesmerizing Jain temples, Palitana attracts devotees and tourists from all over the world, giving them a glimpse into the rich Jain heritage of Gujarat.

Beautiful Places of Palitana

  • Shatrunjaya Hill: “Ascending to Spiritual Heights at Palitana’s Sacred Shatrunjaya.”
  • Adishwar Temple : “Where Devotion and Architecture Converge in Palitana’s Majestic Temple.”
  • Rishabhdeo Temple : “A Serene Abode of Peace and Devotion in Palitana’s Sacred Grounds.”
  • Kumar Pal Jain Museum : “Exploring Palitana’s Artistic Treasures and Jain Heritage.”
  • Palitana Wildlife Sanctuary : “Embracing Nature’s Splendor in Palitana’s Pristine Sanctuary.”
  • Taranga Hill: “ Basking in the Panoramic Beauty of Palitana’s Taranga Hill.”
  • Angar Pir: “ A Tranquil Oasis of Spirituality in Palitana’s Mystical Surroundings.”
  • Dharmanath Bhagwan Jain Temple : “Discovering Palitana’s Spiritual Serenity and Jain Teachings.”
  • Motisar Lake: “Reflections of Tranquility at Palitana’s Scenic Motisar Lake.”
  • Hathicha Devalaya : “Witnessing Palitana’s Elephants in Stone at Hathicha Devalaya.”

Lothal – Unearthing a Lost Civilization

Lothal Archaeological Site

Lothal offers a captivating journey back in time, allowing visitors to discover the mysteries of an advanced urban civilization that once flourished on the banks of the mighty Saraswati River.

Dating back over 4,500 years, Lothal was a major port and trading hub of the Indus Valley Civilization. It is one of the most captivating heritage places to visit in Gujarat for those who love to delve deep into history.

Numerous artifacts have been discovered from this ancient civilization. The bead factory and the intricate pottery found in the excavations shed light on the craftsmanship and industrial prowess of the civilization.

The surrounding landscape adds fascinating charm to the beauty of Lothal. The vast expanses of the breathtaking Rann of Kutch and the gentle flow of the blissful Sabarmati River create a solace-inducing backdrop for this historical site. Watching the sunset over the archaeological ruins adds a touch of magic and reverence, reminding visitors of the enduring legacy of the Indus Valley Civilization.

A visit to Lothal will reveal many secrets of the ancient past. Let us embark on an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

Beautiful Places of Lothal

  • Lothal Archaeological Site: “Journeying Back in Time at Lothal’s Ancient Port City.”
  • Lothal Museum: “Unveiling the Rich History of Lothal’s Maritime Civilization.”
  • Dockyard at Lothal: “Exploring the Maritime Excellence of Lothal’s Shipbuilding Hub.”
  • Acropolis at Lothal: “Where Lothal’s Past Glory Reaches New Heights.”
  • Warehouse Complex at Lothal: “Tracing the Trade Routes of Lothal’s Prosperous Era.”
  • Great Bath at Lothal: “Immersing in the Mystique of Lothal’s Ancient Rituals.”
  • Streets of Lothal : “Walking the Path of Ancient Civilization in Lothal’s Alleyways.”
  • Workshops at Lothal: “Witnessing the Artistry and Innovation of Lothal’s Craftsmen.”
  • Citadel at Lothal: “Guarding Lothal’s Strategic Importance in Ancient Times.”
  • Living Quarters at Lothal: “Peeking into the Lives of Lothal’s Inhabitants from the Past.”

Dholavira – Fascinating Tales of the Indus Valley Civilization

Dholavira Gujarat

Dholavira is a captivating destination for history enthusiasts, archaeology lovers, and those seeking a deeper understanding of ancient civilizations. It is a must-visit place in Gujarat if you are curious and love to explore heritage sites.

Dholavira’s ancient civilization was ahead of its time. It is difficult to believe that it has well-preserved ruins, an intricate drainage system, public wells, and underground reservoirs that are features of modern world infrastructure. As you explore the remains of this lost city, you’ll be transported to a bygone era, where the echoes of the past whisper their secrets and ignite the imagination. Dholavira invites you to embark on a journey of discovery, unlocking the mysteries of an ancient civilization that continues to fascinate and inspire.

Within the citadel of Dholavira, you’ll discover the beautiful remnants of grand structures, including the royal palace, ceremonial halls, and granaries, which tell a lot about the grandeur of the ancient world. The labyrinth of narrow streets, residential quarters, and fascinating structures will amaze your curious mind. The vast, barren beauty of the Great Rann of Kutch stretches as far as the eye can see, creating a beautiful background for Dholavira.

Beautiful Places of Dholavira

  • Dholavira Archaeological Site : “Unearthing the Secrets of Dholavira’s Lost Civilization.”
  • Great Rann of Kutch: “Witnessing the Vastness and Beauty of Dholavira’s Surroundings.”
  • Dholavira Fossil Park : “Exploring Dholavira’s Prehistoric Wonders in Stone.”
  • Dholavira Museum: “A Glimpse into Dholavira’s Ancient Legacy and Artifacts.”
  • Citadel of Dholavira: “Standing Tall in the Echoes of Dholavira’s Historic Fortification.”
  • Water Reservoirs of Dholavira : “Engineering Marvels that Sustained Dholavira’s Civilization.”
  • Street Patterns of Dholavira : “Navigating the Urban Layout of Dholavira’s Ancient City.”
  • Signboard of Dholavira: “Decoding the Indus Script at Dholavira’s Enigmatic Signboard.”
  • Sun Temple of Dholavira : “Basking in the Radiance of Dholavira’s Sacred Solar Worship.”
  • Excavated Houses of Dholavira: “Stepping into the Homes of Dholavira’s Long-Gone Inhabitants.”

From ancient archaeological marvels to the rhythmic beats of folk dances, from wildlife encounters to soul-stirring spiritual journeys, Gujarat offers an immersive experience that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of travelers. Indeed, you will be spellbound to see its rich culture and heritage and its breathtaking beauty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit gujarat.

Here are the highlights of the Seasons in Gujarat. Choose your best season and plan a wonderful Gujarat Trip-

Winter Season (November to February):

  • “Embrace the Tranquil Charms of Gujarat’s Winter Wonderland”
  • “Experience Gujarat’s Cultural Splendors Amidst Cool Winter Breezes”
  • “Discover Gujarat’s Hidden Gems in the Enchanting Winter Season”

Summer Season (March to June):

  • “Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in Gujarat’s Summer Thrills”
  • “Sun, Sand, and Safari: Explore Gujarat’s Summer Escapades”
  • “Immerse Yourself in the Vibrant Summer Festivities of Gujarat”

Monsoon Season (July to September):

  • “Witness Gujarat’s Nature Come Alive in the Monsoon Magic”
  • “Explore the Refreshing Beauty of Gujarat Amidst Rainy Delights”
  • “Indulge in the Serenity and Greenery of Monsoon in Gujarat”

How to Travel Gujarat?

  • By Air – You can easily reach Gujarat via Sardar Vallabhbhai Airport. It is one of the major airports to reach Gujarat.
  • By Train- Surat railway station, Ahmedabad Railway Station, Rajkot Railway Station and Vadodara Railway Station are some of the major railway lines of Gujarat which are connected to other major Indian cities.
  • By Road- If you are traveling Gujarat by road then buses are the most convenient options to reach here. You will get buses from all the major Indian states. Volvos and Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) offer bus services from major Indian states.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Gujarat?

Some of the must visit Tourist attractions in Gujarat are –

  • Rann of Kutch, Kutch
  • Somnath Temple, Somnath
  • Dwarkadheesh Temple, Dwarka
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Champaner
  • Patan Step Well (Rani Ki Vav), Patan
  • Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Ahmedabad
  • Sarkhej Roza, Ahmedabad
  • Dholavira, Kutch
  • Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad
  • Gandhi Ashram, Porbandar

Is Gujarat safe for tourists?

Yes, Gujarat is absolutely a safe travel destination for tourists. If you take appropriate measures for your personal belongings and stay aware of your surroundings, especially the crowded places then the chances of mis happenings will be less.

What are the famous festivals celebrated in Gujarat?

Here is a list of the most popular festivals of Gujarat-

  • Uttarayan (Kite Festival)
  • Janmashtami
  • Makar Sankranti
  • Tarnetar Fair
  • Bhavnath Mahadev Fair
  • Bhadra Purnima Fair

What are popular wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat?

Some of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat are –

  • Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar
  • Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch
  • Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch
  • Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
  • Barda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
  • Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Gir Forest National Park
  • Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

What are the best places to see birds in Gujarat?

These are the best places to enjoy birdwatching in Gujarat –

  • Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
  • Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
  • Velavadar Blackbuck National Park
  • Thol Bird Sanctuary
  • Wild Ass Sanctuary
  • Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary

What are the popular handicrafts of Gujarat?

Some of the most popular handicraft items available in Gujarat are –

  • Bandhani: Vibrant tie-dye textile art characterized by intricate patterns and vibrant colors.
  • Patola: Exquisite silk sarees known for their double ikat technique, showcasing rich colors and geometric patterns.
  • Kutch Embroidery: Intricate and colorful hand embroidery using mirror work, thread work, and appliqué techniques.
  • Rogan Art: Traditional art form involving the use of castor oil to create intricate and colorful patterns on fabric.
  • Wood Carving: Skillful carving of wood to create intricate designs on furniture, home decor, and religious artifacts.
  • Block Printing: Traditional printing technique using hand-carved wooden blocks to create beautiful designs on fabric.
  • Terracotta: Pottery made from clay, featuring intricate designs and traditional forms like vases, figurines, and lamps.
  • Patang Making: Colorful kite making, a popular craft during the kite festival in Gujarat.

What are the must visit famous beaches in Gujarat?

Some of the must visit famous beaches of Gujarat are –

  • Mandvi Beach: “Unwind and Relax at Gujarat’s Tranquil Paradise, Mandvi Beach.”
  • Dwarka Beach: “A Serene Coastal Retreat to Discover Amidst the Spirituality of Dwarka.”
  • Diu Beach: “Sun, Sand, and Serenity Await at Gujarat’s Charming Coastal Haven, Diu Beach.”
  • Tithal Beach: “Bask in the Golden Sands and Sparkling Waters of Tithal Beach, Gujarat.”
  • Gopnath Beach: “Escape to Gujarat’s Secluded Gem, Gopnath Beach, for a Tranquil Coastal Experience.”
  • Nargol Beach: “Discover Gujarat’s Hidden Beach Gem, Nargol, where Serenity Meets Natural Beauty.”
  • Porbandar Beach: “Where Waves Meet History, Porbandar Beach Invites You to Explore Gujarat’s Coastal Charm.”
  • Madhavpur Beach: “Embrace the Scenic Beauty and Mythological Significance of Madhavpur Beach in Gujarat.”
  • Chorwad Beach: “A Coastal Delight on Gujarat’s Shores, Chorwad Beach Offers Relaxation and Tranquility.”
  • Umargam Beach: “Unwind and Rejuvenate at Umargam Beach, a Pristine Coastal Escape in Gujarat.”

What are the must visit heritage sites in Gujarat?

Some of the must visit heritage attractions in Gujarat –

  • Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Gujarat.
  • Rani ki Vav: An intricately carved stepwell in Patan, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Modhera Sun Temple: A magnificent 11th-century temple dedicated to the Sun God, renowned for its intricate carvings and architectural brilliance.
  • Sarkhej Roza: A complex of tombs, mosques, and palaces in Ahmedabad, showcasing a fusion of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles.
  • Dwarka: An ancient city associated with Lord Krishna, featuring historic temples like the Dwarkadhish Temple and Bet Dwarka.
  • Lothal: An archaeological site dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization, offering insights into India’s ancient maritime trade.
  • Patan’s Stepwells: Notable stepwells like the Rani ki Vav, Sahastralinga Talav, and Khan Sarovar are architectural marvels in Patan.
  • Vadnagar: A historic town with sites like the Hatkeshwar Temple and Sharmishtha Lake, known for their architectural and cultural significance.
  • Pavagadh Hill: Home to the Kalika Mata Temple and the historic Champaner city, known for its archaeological ruins.
  • Junagadh’s Heritage Sites: The Uparkot Fort, Mahabat Maqbara, and Adi-Kadi Vav are some of the prominent heritage sites in Junagadh.

What are the best places to explore the tribal culture of Gujarat?

Some of the best places to explore the tribal cultural heritage of Gujarat –

  • Kutch District: Immerse Yourself in the Vibrant Tribal Traditions of Gujarat’s Kutch Region.
  • Dang District: Discover the Rich Cultural Heritage of Gujarat’s Dang Tribal Communities.
  • Chhota Udaipur: Experience the Authentic Tribal Life and Customs of Gujarat’s Chhota Udaipur Region.
  • Bhil Village Tour: Step into the Fascinating World of Gujarat’s Bhil Tribes and their Ancient Customs.
  • Poshina: Delve into the Enchanting Tribal Culture of Gujarat’s Poshina and Witness their Intricate Artwork.
  • Mandvi Village: Engage with the Tribal Communities of Gujarat’s Mandvi Village and Discover their Unique Traditions.
  • Bardoli: Uncover the Historical Significance and Tribal Heritage of Gujarat’s Bardoli Region.
  • Saputara: Immerse Yourself in the Tribal Way of Life in Gujarat’s Saputara and Enjoy their Folk Dances and Music.
  • Danta: Explore the Indigenous Tribes and Ancient Customs of Gujarat’s Danta Region.
  • Dahod: Witness the Colorful Festivals and Traditional Practices of Gujarat’s Dahod Tribal Communities.

What are the popular adventure activities available in Gujarat?

Here is a list of some of the most amazing adventure activities available in Gujarat-

  • Paragliding in Saputara: “Soar Above the Clouds and Embrace Freedom in Gujarat’s Paragliding Paradise.”
  • Rappelling at Pavagadh: “Conquer New Heights and Descend into Adventure at Gujarat’s Thrilling Rappelling Spot.”
  • White Water Rafting in Dandeli: “Ride the Rapids and Feel the Rush of Adrenaline in Gujarat’s Rafting Wonderland.”
  • Zip-lining in Girnar: “Zip through the Canopy and Experience Gujarat’s Thrilling Zip-lining Adventure.”
  • Hot Air Ballooning in Rann of Kutch: “Float Amidst the Magical Landscape and Discover Gujarat’s Hot Air Ballooning Bliss.”
  • Wildlife Safari in Gir Forest: “Embark on a Wild Expedition and Witness Gujarat’s Majestic Wildlife up Close.”
  • Trekking in Wilson Hills: “Traverse Scenic Trails and Unveil the Beauty of Gujarat’s Trekking Paradise.”
  • Scuba Diving in Tarkarli: “Dive into the Depths and Explore Gujarat’s Underwater Wonderland of Tarkarli.”
  • Desert Safari in Little Rann of Kutch: “Roam the Vast Expanse and Embrace the Spirit of Adventure in Gujarat’s Desert Safari.”
  • Rock Climbing in Pavagadh: “Conquer the Vertical World and Scale New Heights in Gujarat’s Rock-Climbing Haven.”

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10 Amazing Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit in Gujarat

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Gujarat’s heritage includes remarkable architecture, mansions, temples, palaces, and traditional Gujarati cuisine. Furthermore, the state has rare wildlife, bird-watching sites, and fantastic sightseeing attractions that are a tourist’s dream. Although Gujarat is one of India’s most underrated destinations, it is a must-see if you want to explore the major attractions and embrace diversity.

Gujarat has many places to visit where you can meet friendly people and eat delicious food. Gujarat can be called for various reasons, such as seeing dinosaur fossils or visiting the Asiatic Lions’ only habitat. Gujarat has it all, including the significant beauty of the Somnath Temple, Jain Architecture, and Dwarka emerging from the Arabian. You can choose from several famous places to visit in Gujarat.

10 Amazing Tourist Places to Visit in Gujarat

  • Statue Of Unity
  • Sasan Gir National Park
  • Nahargarh Archeological Park
  • Rani Ka Vav
  • Dwarkadhish Temple

1. Statue Of Unity

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It is the best place to visit in Gujarat for families and tourists. The Statue of Unity has earned the title of the world’s tallest statue. This statue honors Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, India’s first deputy prime minister and home minister. The statue is estimated to be 597 feet tall, twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the United States of America.

Tourists can visit and admire the gallery, which stands 135 meters tall. Only 200 people are permitted to enter at one time. Don’t forget to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Vindhyachal and Satpuda mountains and the spectacular view from the dam. The statue took about four years to complete and is made of iron collected from all over India. It is one of the most beautiful places in Gujarat.

2. Junagadh

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Junagadh translates as “old palace.” It’s a city that has been mentioned numerous times in history books. There are Buddhist and Hindu temples here and sparkling Mosques where Muslims used to pray. There are also several other monuments. The Babi Nawabs ruled this region until India’s independence. The place is famous for its music, dance, spices, pickles, and culture and its residents’ friendly smiles.

Most tourists overlook this location. However, tourists should not ignore this location because it is rich in historical monuments. Maqbara Mahabat is an example of a wealthy and skilled architectural design. Ashokan Rock Eddic can also be found.

3. Ahmedabad

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Apart from being the country’s fifth largest city. It is regarded as the best location in Gujarat. This region is well-known for its rooted culture, beautiful monuments, and courageous people. The city was founded in the 11th century by King Karnadev. Ahmadabad was previously known as Karnawati until Sultan Ahmed Shah dethroned the king and renamed the city after himself.

You can go to Bhadra Fort, which has some of Ahmadabad’s best historical monuments, mosques, buildings, and lakes. Sabarmati Ashram is popular with both families and tourists. The historical wonders of the Bhadra Fort’s Jhoolta Minaar and teen (3) Darwaza are must-sees. Emerald Kankaria Lake is surrounded by natural beauty.

The festive season is the best time to visit the Gujarat to enjoy the culture. Hence, Navratri and Uttarayan are celebrated wholeheartedly and with zeal. You can also see the kite flying competition, where kite flyers from all over the world gather to show off their incredible kite flying skills. Delicious foods are another great feature of Ahmedabad.

Baroda is one of Gujarat’s most popular tourist destinations. Baroda is the state’s cultural capital and visitors from all over the world flock here. The Marathas drove out the Mughals, and the Maratha generals made Baroda the capital.

You can learn about both historical culture and modern architecture. When Maharaja Sayajirao, the second, ruled the city, it prospered and developed while enjoying autonomy under British rule.

There are several famous places to visit in Gujarat while in Baroda. Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Kadia Dungar, Makarpura Palace, Sayaji Baug, and Nazarbaugh Palace are all fantastic. Sayaji Baug, named after Maharaja Sayajirao, was built in 1879. It was also known as the Kamati Baug, as well as the garden grounds, two museums, a flower clock, a toy train, an animal sanctuary, and a planetarium.

5. Sasan Gir National Park

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You have an affinity for animals. The only national park in Asia where the jungle king roams freely. This location is in the Junagadh District and is one of the best and most enjoyable things to do in Gujarat . The main draw is the lions, which are not found anywhere else. Aside from that, other animals are protected in the area.

Leopards, antelopes, hyenas, march crocodiles, several bird species, and sambar can all be found in the park. Although most people come here to see the Jungle King, bird watchers can also visit Gir to enjoy some of the best bird watching in India.

If you want to visit this place, go during the winter months, such as November, but if you want to see a lion, go during a hotter season, such as April.

6. Nahargarh Archeological Park

It is well-known for its remarkable religious monuments and ruins dating back to the 8th century. This is a must-see for history buffs and those interested in learning about various historical architectures and cultures. This location evolved over 600 years, with agricultural, religious, and military structures. It was abandoned when it became Gujarat’s capital, but only under Sultan Mehmud Begda’s rule for a short time.

The Jama Masjid was built during Begda’s reign, and the structures there are prime examples of peak Indo-Islamic architecture. The Jama Masjid was later opened for Friday prayers.

7. Rani Ka Vav

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Do you want to experience a queen’s love for her king? This is a unique monument and one of Gujarat’s best places to visit. It is still the best step well in preserved conditions. Rani Udayamati erected this structure in loving memory of his late husband, King Bhimdev the First.

As soon as this location was completed, it was flooded by silt and water from the nearby Saraswati River. It wasn’t until 1980 that the ASI excavated the Vav. Because of the flood, the structure was submerged. It later discovered the unique handicraft of niches, carved sculptures, and compartment pavilions. This location is one of the largest and most impressive magnificent step wells.

The steps lead to the pavilion-marked stepped corridors. The Desavataras, also known as the ten incarnations of Vishnu, were the primary theme of these sculptures. Apsaras, sadhus, and brahmins are the incarnations.

8. Dwarkadhish Temple

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This temple, located in Gomti Creek, is one of the country’s finest and most refined temples, believed to have been built by the Hindu God Krishna’s grandson. The temple appears to rise out of the Arabian Sea. It is well-known for its carved architecture and is regarded as the most sacred temple in Hindu scriptures.

God Krishna, according to Hindu mythology, used to travel to Dwarka with the Yadava Clan. Dwarka was submerged in the waters after his death. According to recent reports, Dwarka was one of the six ancient cities that once existed.

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It is one of Shiva’s most sacred Jyotirlingas. According to Hindu mythology, the Moon God, Soma, built this temple with gold to honor their lord and his compassion. This temple was later renamed Somnath temple. According to legend, Ravana rebuilt the Somnath Mandir in silver, King Bhimdev in stone, and Krishna in wood.

The temple is located on the Arabian Sea’s shores. Somnath Mandir has undergone several reconstructions after being destroyed on several occasions. Every year, thousands of Hindus and pilgrims come here to seek the blessings of their lord.

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Bhuj in Gujarat is one of the best places to visit with friends or family to experience the rich culture. Bhuj has British and modern Indian architecture connected to several civilizations, including Mahabarata, Alexander the Great, and the Indus Valley period. However, Bhuj is more than just a tourist destination. Several traditional handmade crafts, textiles, jewellery, and cultural items exist.

These are some of the best places to visit in Gujarat to get a taste of the vibrant culture and heritage of the state. Gujarat offers a variety of activities, from temples to lakes to colourful festivals. So, if you are planning a Gujarat tour , visit these places with your family or friends to experience India’s rich culture.

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