Gujarat is one the most prosperous states in India, forming as it does the most industrialised corridor between the Town of Mehsana in North Gujarat and Bombay in Maharashtra. Its original wealth stemmed from its roots in textile industry that is now nearly dead and defunct. However, due to that history, some of the world’s best textiles and dress materials are still found only in Gujarat.
Gujarat is also the home to the almost extinct Asaiatic Lions. If there is just one reason you need to visit Gujarat, it will have to be the lions- the only wild population outside of Africa, and fast vanishing due to lack of variation in the gene pool.
Another reason to visit Gujarat will have to be its rich culinary interests. Gujarti cuisine is one of the best tasting vegetarian cuisine in the world. Famous varieties include Dhokla, Khandavi, Khaman, Khakhara, Shakkarpara, Muthia, Bajri Vada and Bajri Dhebra. Gujarati sweets are also as famous, as are Gujarati Rotlas.
Third reason to visit Gujarat will have to be its rich shopping of exquisite clothes, textiles and hand made or woven or hand decorated fabrics and clothes, beddings and wall decorations.
Ahmadabad is the largest city in Gujarat and the sixth largest city in India . The city is also sometimes called Karnavati, an older name and as Amdavad in colloquial Gujarati. Ahmedabad enjoys a thriving cultural tradition, being the centre of Gujarati cultural activities and diverse traditions of different ethnic and religious communities.
Bhavnagar has always been one of the important business centers of Gujarat mainly dealing with cotton products. The city has also been famous in ocean trade, gems and silver jewelery business.
Daman is a beautiful, stunning, striking, gorgeous paradise on earth. It was formed out of the dismembered Sultanate and was governed by Meli Moluk who governed the Throne of Cambay under which jurisdiction it fell.
Diu is an off – shore island on the western coast. The coast has limestone cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches, the best of which are at Nagoa. A massive fort built by the Portuguese dominates the skyline.
Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat State. Gandhinagar occupies an area 57 sq. kms. It presents a spacious, well designed look of an architecturally integrated city. The famous temple of Swaminarayan is also built in Gandhinagar.
Jamnagar is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Gujarat. Jamnagar has shot to prominence as Reliance Industries, India’s largest private company established the world’s largest refinery near Moti Khavdi village. Jamnagar district has a predominant Hindu population.
There are a number of tourist attractions in and around Junagadh. People from across the entire country of India come here to visit these places. The most well known places of interest in and around Junagadh are Damodar Kund, Uparkot Fort, Maqbara, Ashoka’s Rock Edicts, Junagadh Zoo, Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Chowad Beach, Durbar Hall Museum, Gir Forest National Park, Somnath temple and Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach.
Kutch is the largest district of Gujarat wherein as many as 18 varied tribes live harmoniously, inspite of their distinct language, culture and customs. This is what makes it a paradise for cultural tourist worldwide.
Rajkot was founded by Vibhoji, the younger son of Ajoji. The pleasant town is an important industrial area and a religious centre of the Arya Samaj. The city is famous because this is the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi spent the early days of his life here is Rajkot.
Surat is a port city famous for Sarees and textiles manufacturing. The city is situated on the left bank of the Tapti River. A moat indicates the dividing-line between the old city with its narrow streets and handsome houses and the newer suburbs.
Vadodara also known as Baroda is the third most-populated town in the Indian state of Gujarat. Vadodara is also known as â€˜Sanskari Nagariâ€™, means a â€˜Cultured Cityâ€™. Vadodara is one of Indiaâ€™s most cosmopolitan cities.