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Gujarat

Gujarat

Capital City:
Gandhi Nagar
Population:
60.03 million
Geo Location:
West
Area:
196,077 sq. km
Average Climate:
Summer: 30°C – 49°C
Monsoon: 27°C – 40°C
Post-monsoon: 20°C – 30°C
Winter: 12°C – 30°C
 
Best time to visit:
November to March

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About Gujarat

Gujarat is one of the most diverse states in India. The history of Gujarat dates back to 3500 years. The Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilization can be known from the archaeological findings at Lothal near Dhandauka in Ahmedabad and Razdi in Saurashtra.  Gujarat derives its name from the word 'Gujaratta' meaning the land of Gurjars. During the 8th and 9th centuries AD, they passed through Punjab and settled in some parts of western India, which came to be known as Gujarat. The state of Gujarat is an industrially advanced state. Gujarat is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, by Rajasthan in the north and northeast, by Madhya Pradesh in the east and by Maharashtra in the south and south east. The state has an international border and has a common frontier with Pakistan at the northwestern fringe. It is situated on the north end of the west coast of India. Tourism in Gujarat has a wide scope for the tourists, as it includes beautiful temples, historical monuments, beaches and wild life sanctuaries Gujarat attracts good number of pilgrims and nature lovers from all parts of the country. The Mount Girnar in Junagadh,  Shatrunjaya Hill in Palitana, Somnath temple in Somnath, Dwarakadhish temple in Dwaraka, Sun Temple in Modhera and Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar are famous pilgrimage places. Gujarat is a paradise for bird-watchers and wildlife enthusiasts with Gir as one of the famous national park.  

Cities to visit


Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is Gujarat’s leading city and was the state capital until 1970. It is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, 30 km from the state capital Gandhinagar. Legend has it that the city owes its foundation to Sultan Ahmed Shah (1411-42), who built his new capital at banks of river and named it after himself – Ahmedabad. It was said that Ahmedabad hung on three t...
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Dasada
Rann of Kutch is largest stretch of salt marshes and the largest salt desert in the world, located mostly in Sindh, Pakistan and the western tip of Gujarat (primarily the Kutch district), India. Rann of Kutch contains salt desserts and grassland of many species. The small grass of Banni Grasslands located on the marshy salt flats of Rann of Kutch.&...
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Bhuj
Bhuj city was founded in 1510 by the local ruler Maharao Hamir. During the reign of Rao Khengarji I Bhuj was made capital of the prosperous princely state of Kutch, whose wealth was derived from its sea trade. Bhuj remained an independent princely state also during the British rule. In 1947 when India got independence Bhuj became part of India. This was a fascinating walled city, with beautiful pa...
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Gondal
Gondal situated 40 kms south of Rajkot is one of the eight first class princely states of Kathiawar Agency during Bombay Presidency. The Gondal state was established in 1634 AD by Thakore Shri Kumbhoji I Meramanji from Jadeja dynasty, who received Ardoi and other villages from his father Meramanji. The rulers of Gondal were Thakurs of the Jadeja&nb...
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Sasan Gir
Sasan Gir National Park (also known as Gir Forest National Park) is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in the state of Gujarat established in 1965 and located 40 km north of Somnath. It has total area of 1412 sq. km (about 258 sq. km for the fully protected area (the national park) and (1153 sq. km for the Sanctuary). It is one of the last places in the world where ...
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Bhavnagar
Bhavnagar was founded in 1724 by Bhavsinhji Gohil (1703–1764). It was the headquarters of a former princely state before it was merged into the Indian Union in 1948. Bhavnagar is a flourishing port in the south eastern coast of Saurashtra. Founded as a port in 1743, Bhavnagar is still an important trading post for the cotton goods manufactured in Gujarat. The ci...
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Holiday packages in Gujarat


A Celebration Of Life
Region: Western & Central India
Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Dasada, Bhuj, Gondal, Sasan Gir, Diu, Bhavnagar, Vadodara

The state of Gujarat with its long coastline has attracted seafarers through the ages, lured by the rich prospects of trade. The A...


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