Gujarat Travel

51Welcome to Gujarat, the land of rich cultural heritage and the abode of lions. It is a mesmerizing tourist destination of India where tourists come from far and wide. From monuments to colorful celebrations, wildlife and temples, this state has a lot to enchant you with.

It is a diverse land and its diversity reflects beautifully in its attractions. It is also the land where many great souls took birth. The martyrs of this state bravely fought the struggle for India’s Independence and sacrificed their lives for their country.

Three major attractions of Gujarat are:

Ahmedabad

It is the commercial city of Gujarat which is ideally located on the banks of river Sabarmati. Synonymous with Mahatama Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram, this city is famous for mosques, temples, monuments and rich cultural heritage. The ashram was established by Gandhiji in 1915. There are several ‘pols’ or traditional colonies dating back to the 18th century. There are several attractions of Ahmedabad such as Bhadra fort, Teen Darwaza, the tombs of Ahmed Shah and his queens, Rani Rupmati’s Mosque, Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Victoria Garden, Dada-hari-di-Vav (an architectural step well), NC Metha Museum of Miniatures, Kankaria lake and Calico Textile Museum.

Vadodara

It is a beautiful destination boasting of palaces, museums and parks. Do visit the Sayaji Bagh, an arresting park housing Baroda Museum, Art Gallery, a planetarium and a small zoo. The museum exhibits a rare collection of artifacts, ancient manuscripts, Indian sculptures and Egyptian antiquities. And the art gallery displays some wonderful works of European masters and Mughal miniatures. The Laxmi Vilas Palace, Naulakhi Well and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum are the other must-see attractions of this city.

Sasan Gir National Park

It is one of the most famous wildlife destinations of India which is famous for Asiatic lions. It is the only region in the world, except for Africa, where the lions live in their natural habitat. Visit this park and treat your eyes with the majestic views of lions. Other wildlife species such as chinkara, wild ass, leopard, spotted deer, chital, four-horned antelope, monkeys, peacock and parrots are also found here. Maintained by the Forest Department of Gujarat, this National Park is also rich in avian species.