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    Located in the western part of India, Gujarat is a coastal state with having more than 1600 km coastline. It shares its boundary with Rajasthan in north, Madhya Pradesh in the east, Maharashtra in south and it shares its international boundary with Pakistan in north-west. However, in the western region, Arabian Sea lies. Though, the largest city and commercial centre of the state is Ahmedabad but the capital city is Gandhinagar; a city which is specially planned to make the capital city of Gujarat.

    Interestingly, the historic state Gujarat has been remaining pretty important state since ancient time; some of the important sites of ancient Indus Valley Civilization including ‘Lothal’ and ‘Dholavira’ are located in the state. Archaeologists say – Lothal is probably one of the first ports of the world. Furthermore, Bharuch and Khambhat two other significant ports remained pretty important from the time of Maurya and Gupta empires to Medieval and modern era. Our Rashtrapita (National Father) Mahatma Gandhi born in Gujarat; Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Muhammad Ali Jinnah were also born in Gujarat. So, not only because of its historical importance and geographical location but also because of birth space of such kind of international leaders, Gujarat has been playing very significant role for the development of the country. Today, Gujarat is one of the most industrialized states of India.

    Tourism in Gujarat

    With more than 19 million tourists during the year of 2012-11, Gujarat is one of the most popular tourists’ states of India. Along with local cultures and traditions, Gujarat has various distinct sites such as natural landscapes, scenic beauty in the Great Rann of Kutch, hills, beaches, national parks, religious places, museums and it is also the home of Asiatic Lions.

    Largest Cities in Gujarat

    • Ahmedabad
    • Surat
    • Vadodara
    • Rajkot
    • Bhavnagar
    • Jamnagar
    • Surendranagar City
    • Anand
    • Junagadh
    • Gandhinagar

    Historical sites in Gujarat

    Lothal
    Dholavira
    Champaner

    Religious and Cultural Sites in Gujarat

    Ashok Edicts, Junagadh
    Khambhalida Caves, Rajkot
    Dev Ni Mori, Shamlaji
    Vadnagar, Mehsana
    Taranga Hills, Mehsana
    Talaja Hill, Bhavnagar
    Junagadh Caves, Junagadh
    Siyot Caves, Northwest Kutch
    Kadia Dungar Caves, Vadodara
    ISKCON Gate and Temple, Dwarka
    Narayan Sarovar, Northwest Kutch
    Koteshwar Temple, Northwest Kutch
    Takhteshwar Temple, Bhavnagar
    Shiva temples, Narmada River
    Nageshwar Mahadev, Saputara Hill Station
    Galteshwar, Dakor
    Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad
    Nageshwar Jyothirlinga Temple, Dwarka
    Gopnath Mahadev Temple and Beach, Bhavnagar
    Yellow Stone Temple, Taranga Hills
    Kotishila, Taranga Hills
    Sun Temple, Somnath
    Shrine of Meerabai, Dwarka
    Gomati Ghat Temples, Dwarka
    Ambaji Temple, Ambaji
    Angar Pir, Palitana - Shatrunjaya
    Mosques of Champaner, Champaner
    Hemachandracharya Jain Gnan Mandir, Patan
    Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad
    Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad
    Siddhshila, Taranga Hills
    Hutheesing Jain Temple, Ahmedabad
    Bhidbhanjan Temple and Parsi Agiari, Jamnagar
    Mt. Girnar, Junagadh


    Palaces & Forts in Gujarat

    Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi - Kutch
    Vijaynagar Circuit, Polo Monument and Vijaynagar Forest
    Pratap Vilas Palace and Peter Scott Nature Park, Jamnagar
    Sharad Baug Palace, Bhuj
    Darbar Gadh, Jamnagar
    Lakhota Palace and Museum, Jamnagar
    Surat Castle, Surat
    Utelia Palace, Lothal
    Prag Mahal, Bhuj
    Citadel, Champaner - Pavagadh
    Pavagadh Fort and Early Temples, Champaner - Pavagadh
    Gates of the Fort Walls, Champaner - Pavagadh
    Uparkot, Junagadh
    Aina Mahal, Bhuj
    Taranga Fort, Taranga Hills

    Beaches in Gujarat

    Mandvi Beach- Kutch
    Beyt Dwarka, Dwarka
    Ahmedpur Mandvi, Somnath
    Somnath Beach, Somnath
    Nargol, Surat
    Okha Madhi, Dwarka
    Miyani Beach, Porbandar

    Museum in Gujarat

    Ramkrishna Math, Rajkot
    Sabarmati Ashram
    Sardar Patel Museum, Ahmedabad
    Watson Museum, Rajkot
    Around the Old City, Junagadh
    Saputara Tribal Museum, Saputara Hill Station
    Vadodara Museum, Vadodara
    Kutch Museum in Bhuj
    Shri Vishal Jain Museum, Palitana - Shatrunjaya

    National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Gujarat

    Gir Forest National ParkLocated in the southwest part of the state, Gir Forest National Park is known for the Asiatic Lions; however, leopards are also one of the attractions in this forest.
    Vansda National Park
    Blackbuck National Park
    Velavadar and Marine National Park
    Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
    Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
    Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary
    Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
    Gulf of Kutch
    Kutch Bustard Sanctuary
    Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
    Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary