Gujarat is divided into different regions based on geographical, cultural or historical criteria- an industrial corridor running from north to south, a peninsula known as the Saurashtra and Kutch, which is partly a desert and slightly a marshland. Gujarat's long coastline has lured many foreign invaders and seafarers through the ages for trade purpose. Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch as well as Parsis fleeing their native Iran, have left their mark on Gujarat's culture.
Location: Western India. The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea, as well as the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west.
Language: Gujarati, Romani, Kutchi, Sindhi, Marathi, Bhili, Gamit, English, Marwari, Sindhi,
Religion: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism
Best Time to Visit Gujarat: November to February.
Summer (March to September): 27°C -35° C
Winter (October to February): 12°C -29° C
World's largest white desert, India's longest coastline, shore temples, the habitat of Asiatic lions, countries first marine national park, ancient Buddhist caves, Harappan citadels more than 4,000 years old and handicrafts and handlooms trail.. sounding like a tourist paradise? Gujarat has all the reasons on this earth to be on every traveller bucket list. Culture, heritage and nature blend together to form the western Indian, Gujarat, home of nature and history. The cultural abode of tourists, the strength of Gujarat lies in its diversity and fascinating way of life.
Major Tourism Cities in Gujarat:Ahmedabad, Amreli, Anand, Aravalli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Botad, Chhota Udaipur, Dahod,Dang, Dwarka, Gandhinagar, Gir, Somnath, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch, Kheda, Mahisagar, Mehsana, Morbi, Narmada,Navsari, Patan, Panchmahal, Porbandar, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Somnath Gir, Surendranagar, Surat, Tapi, Vadodara, Valsad.
What to See in Gujarat:
|Forts||National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries||Stepwells||Palaces||Temples|
|Lakes||Waterfalls||Golf Course||Ayurvedic Center||Fairs & Festivals|
The colourful city of Gujarat can be reached by every mode of transport - roadways, railways, airways and via sea. For the convenience of the visitors and locals, every road, railway station, bus stop and airport is well-maintained by the Gujarat ministry. See below for how to reach by road, railways and airways to enjoy an awesome vacation in Gujarat.
By Railways:Railway network of Gujarat connects with every state of India. Surat railway station, Ahmedabad Railway Station, Rajkot Railway Station and Vadodara Railway Station are the busiest railway stations in Gujarat. In fact, Vadodara Railway Station is the one of the busiest railway station in India because it is a part of Delhi-Mumbai railway line.
By AirwaysImportant airports in Gujarat are:
Gujarat is well connected with national and international flights, to all the major states of India and abroad. Almost every airways company have their operating system from Gujarat. Surat, Bhavnagar, Junagarh, Vadodara, Keshod, Kandla, Rajkot and Bhuj are the major places where domestic airports are stationed. The only international airport is in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Civil Aviation Board (GUJCAB) is responsible for the development of aviation infrastructure.
By RoadwaysAll the national and state highways in Karnataka are smooth and well maintained. Multiple bus services from neighbouring states- Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are easily available. From comfortable buses to Volvos owned by private transporters, there are many modes of road transports to reach Gujarat.
For travelling within the state multiple bus services are started by Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC). The transport corporation not only offers transit services in Gujarat but also to other states in India. Following are the bus services provided by Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC):
1) Mofussil Services: Connects major cities, towns and villages within Gujarat.
2) Intercity Bus Services: Connects major cities of Gujarat- Ahmedabad, Surat, Veraval, Vapi, Vadodara (Baroda) and Rajkot
3) Interstate Bus Services: Connects Gujarat with neighbouring states- Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
4) Parcel Services: Services for transporting goods from one place to other
Apart from these, multiple services are provided by GSRTC for festivals, pilgrim, college tours, etc.
Via SeaBlessed with 1600 km long sea coast, Gujarat has the longest coastline in India. Kandla Port in Gujarat is the largest port that is serving the Western side of India. Port of Navlakhi, Port of Magdalla, Port Pipavav, Port of Porbandar, Port of Veraval and the privately owned Mundra Port are the major ports of Gujarat.