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Gujarat Tourism

Tourist Attractions in Gujrat

The colorful state of Gujarat is unique in its geological and topographical landscape. Located on the west coast, the state is the perfect blend of ancient heritage and contemporary society. The state is treasured with its rich cultural and natural heritage.
Gujrat can be divided into eight tourism hubs for its tourist’s convenience as Ahmedabad Metro, Ahmedabad Rural (North Gujarat); Surat (South Gujarat); Vadodara (Central Gujarat); Rajkot, Junagadh & Jamnagar (Saurashtra) and Bhuj (Kutch). All eight areas are well equipped with modern day facilities and services for visitors. Following are few of the must visiting places of this vibrant state:

Temples in Gujarat

Gujrat is the land of beautiful and magnificent temples which exemplifies the Indian architectural talent. Temples in Gujrat are either intricately carved stone/marble structures with sculpted pillars, beams, ornate windows, jharokhas or are brightly painted stone structures, small shrines with deities idols.

Few of the popular temples are

Ahemdabad: Swami Narayan Temple, Akshardham, Mahudi Jain Temple
Ambaji: Ambaji, Koteshwar
Somnath: Somnath Sun Temple, Somnath Mahadev Temple
Dwarka: Dwarkadish Temples, Iskon Temple, Ghomati Ghat, Nageshwar Jyothirlinga
Surat: Parsi Fire Temple, Chintamani Jain Temple

Sabarmati Ashram

One of the serene places in Gujrat which reminds every visitor about the father of this nation: Mahatma Gandhi. The Sabarmati Ashram was built in 1915 and served as Gandhi's headquarters during the struggle for Indian independence. The must visit place for all as the place houses a museum, library, photo galleries and an auditorium. Handicrafts, handmade paper and spinning wheels are still produce on site at Sabarmati Ashram.A sound and light show is presented on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

National Parks and Sanctuaries

Gujrat due to its location on the west coast houses few of the world famous national parks and sanctuaries. Different wildlife sanctuaries and parks in the state reserve few of the most endangered and rare species of animals as well the plants. The state owns the credit of preserving some of the most endangered species on earth like Wild Ass (present no where else on Earth), Asiatic Lions, Sloth bears, Great Indian Bustards etc.

Explore incredible flora and fauna of Gujrat in following most popular ones

Jessore Sloth Bears Sanctuary
Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
Gir National parks
Velavadar National Park
Marine National Park
Wild Ass Sanctuary
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary
Khijadia Bird Sanctuary
Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
Thol Wildlife Sanctuary
Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
Porbandar Birds Sanctuary

Jami Masjid

The Jami Masjid of Ahmedabad is one of the magnificent and ancient mosques of India, built by Ahmed Shah I, the founder of Ahmedabad in 1423. The mosque is popular for its remarkable blend of Hindu and Jain architectural style. The Mosque has a total of 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at different elevations.

Buddhist Cave Monastery

Buddhist Cave Monastery located in Junagarh is another major tourist attraction of Gujarat. The monastery is two storied Caves, lined in three rows, depicting proficiency of rock-cut architecture with ornamented pillars, carved entrances, water cisterns, Chaitya hall and monastic cells for meditation.