Gujarat is the fifth-largest state that lies on the western coast of India. The state is primarily bounded by Pakistan and other Indian states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and small parts of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is home to many attractive tourism places. So, let’s glance at the top ten must-visit places of Gujarat.
The literal meaning of the word ‘Somnath’ is ‘lord of the moon’. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India. The place has a strong scent of religion with a huge number of temples in the area.
Gir National Park
Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the land of Asiatic lions. There are roughly around 411 lions according to 2010 count and 2375 different species of fauna including leopard, causing, spotted dear, hyena, sambar, deer, and chinkara.
Dwarka is an ancient city of India and the home of Lord Krishna. The city represents a remarkable religious significance and beachside seashores which attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year.
Kutch is the white salt desert of India which virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise. It lies on the India- Pakistan border from where one can see parts of Pakistan. The place is also famous for crafts and embroidery works.
Statue of Unity
It is the tallest statue of the world, built to honor the ‘Ironman’ of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. On can experience helicopter ride, the valley of flowers, and riverfront cycling at the statue site.
It is one of the planned cities and the capital of Gujarat. The city encompasses a rich cultural heritage, beautiful temples, and a serene environment. The Hanumanji temple, Brahmani temple, and Children’s park are worth visits to the place.
The city is well- known as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a trading hub, home to temples, dams, reservoirs, serene beaches, and wildlife spots. Some of the must-visit temples are Sudama Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Ram Dhoon Mandir, and Hanuman temple
The city is popularly called the ‘Diamond City of India’, as it is the global diamond cutting center and commercial hub of textiles. It is a great place to plan a family vacation to visit Surat Castle, Science Centre Complex, and the Diamond Gallery.
The city is referred to as “Manchester of the East” as it’s an industrial hub famous for the textile and tie-dye bandhani handloom technique. It is one of the important cities of Gujarat as it holds to be an educational hotspot and a former capital. Past Ahmedabad city was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sabarmati Ashram, Swaminarayan Temple, intriguing museums, and classy markets are must-visit places in the city.
The city is a cosmopolitan city also known as Baroda. It is the cultural capital of Gujarat as it has one of the most lavish palaces in India, the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, and plenty more legendary monuments.