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Travel In Gujarat (India)

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Gujarat
The state of Gujarat   is in the Western India region of the India. Lothal, near to Ahmedabad and Dholavira, near to Kutch are sites of a Harappan (Indus) civilisation, which were older than 4000 years. Gujarat is known for the Stepped Wells, Jain Temples, Asiatic Lion and business oriented people.
The most convenient entry point into Gujarat is through the metropolis of Ahmedabad. The city contains some very fine museums, the Calico Museum of Textiles being considered among the world’s finest. Ahmedabad’s walled city is a living testimony to its heritage of crafts as women walk by in dazzling embroidered garments and flashing ethnic silver jewellery. Traditional Ahmedabad combines mosques of inspired workmanship, wooden Jain temples, unique stone stepwells and houses with ornately carved wooden balconies and window screens.
The beautiful temples, historical monuments, secluded beaches and the rich flora and fauna has led to the growth of tourism in Gujarat. Gujarat tourism attracts good number of pilgrims and nature lovers from all parts of the country. With the objective of opening up, vistas to discerning travellers who would love to spend their vacations in Gujarat, Gujarat Tourism Development Corporation has taken initiative to develop good infrastructure near the Gujarat travel destinations and open Gujarat Tourism information offices all across the country.

1. Attraction:

  • Ahmedabad: 
Manchester of the East, commercial capital of Gujarat, home of Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram and the World’s finest Textile Museum.
  • Sabarmati Ashram: 

Sabarmati Ashram
Sabarmati Ashram, formerly known as 'Satyagraha Ashram", situated in Ahmedabad at the Kocharab Bungalow of Jivanlal Desai, a barrister. Later on it was shifted to the banks of Sabarmati river and then it came to be known as 'Sabarmati Ashram'. Gandhi stayed at the Ashram from 1915 to 1933 later on the Ashram was disbanded. The Ashram is a witness to many important historical events

  • Dwarka:
Dwarka is an important Hindu pilgrimage city and is also known as the kingdom of Lord Krishna. Being one of the four major pilgrim places for Hindus, the city is a part of the "Char Dham" Yatra. Many tourists and devotees visit this city throughout the year. 
  • Palitana:
Amongst all the Jain temples, Palitana Jain mandir are considered to be the most sacred. Located on Shetrunjaya hills there are 863 Jain Palitana temples in Gujarat, exquisitely carved in marble. No one is allowed to sleep overnight including the priest, because the temple city has been built as an abode for the Gods. The town is considered by many Jains to be more important than the otherJain thirth yatra temple covered hills of Bihar, Gwalior, Mt Abu and Girnar. Palitana Gujarat was the capital of a princely state of the Gohil Rajput clan. It is also one of the greatest tourist attractions in Gujarat for foreign tourists. 

  • Somnath Temple:

The Somnath Temple represents one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and refers to the protector of Moon God. The temple is situated in Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval. The temple has been destroyed and reconstructed six times and thus, it is known as 'The Shrine Eternal'. 

2. ACCOMODATION: 

  1. Heritage Khirasara Palace, 
  2. Nilambagh Palace Hotel,
  3. Balaram Palace Resort, 
  4. Vijay Vilas Palace Hotel.
Hotel

Hotel

3.Shopping:

There are many tourist attraction spots in Gujarat. Each year this place is visited by thousands of visitors from all across of the world and India. They prefer visiting the historical rich and exquisite states of Gujarat. Some of the well known and popular tourists spots in Gujarat encompass Khavda, Girnar, Kambughoda, Lothal, Surpaneshwar, Ratanmahal, Rampur, Dwarkanath Temple, Palitana Temples, Kachchh Desert, Jessore, Barda, Balaram-Ambaji, Anjal, Kamnath Mahadev Radhu Di, Shankheswara Jain Temples, Dholvira, Sun Temple, Narayan Sarovar, Akshardham Temple, Bhagwan Swaminarayn, Purna, Nal Sarovar, Paniya and Somnath Temple and the list is endless.

4.Transport: 

  • Air Transport:
Gujarat has 10 domestic airports and an international airport at Ahmedabad. There are frequent international flights to countries in Middle East, Europe and America. Indigo Airlines, Jetlite, Kingfisher airlines; Air India and Kingfisher Red operate regular flights to Ahmedabad from all major cities of India. Other airports are at Vadodara, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Surat, Kandla, Keshod, Jamnagar, Porbandar and Rajkot.
  • Rail:
There are trains from/to Bombay and New Delhi and other big cities of India several times a daygoing to the main cities of North-Centre-South Gujarat like: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat.
  • Car:
An excellent network of roads, state and national highways connects Ahmedabad, the capital city to the different important places in the state of Gujarat and the major cities of India.


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