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Where Is Gujarat

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Gujarat is located in the western part of India. Gandhinagar is its capital city and the language spoken is Gujarati. The state shares its borders with Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh, the Sindh province in Pakistan and with the Arabian Sea.

Major cities in Gujarat include Ahmedabad, Baroda, Gandhinagar and more. Mahatma Gandhi, India’s “father of the nation”, belonged to Gujarat. His Sabarmati Ashram is located in the state. Gujarat has been an economic powerhouse in the country throughout its history. It is a major contributor to India’s GDP.

Destinations to Visit

Ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization can be found at Lothal and Dholavira. KotadaTimba is also known as Dholavira and is reported to be one of the largest archeological sites in India. Gola Dharo is another archeological site which was recently excavated, dating back to the 2500 BC.

The Tarnetar Mela is celebrated for three days during August and September. The diversity in the cultures and traditions of different Indian states are celebrated in the Sanskruti Kunj Mela. Makar Sankranti is a famous festival that’s celebrated in the state. It is a kite flying festival organized at a large scale and is celebrated with dance and folk music.

Modhera is a dance festival celebrated in the month of January. The Kutch Mahotsav and Bhadra Purnima events are celebrated in the months of March and September respectively.

Some of the major rivers in Gujarat are Narmada, Tapi and Sabarmati. Gujarat houses many famous museums such as the Gandhi Smarak Sanghralaya, Calico the Museum of Textiles, the Vadodra museum, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, the Watson Museum, and the Lakhota Museum.

The famous religious sites in the state are the Dwarkadheesh Temple, Akshardham, Palitana Temple, Somnath, The Sun Temple, Girnar, Patan, Ambaji, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Dakor, Bechariji Temple, Kutbimazar, Rani Rupmati’s Mosque, Shah Alam Roza, and destinations like Pavagadh, Virpur and Shalaji.

The Great Rann of Kutch lies in the state and is a part of the Thar Desert. Surat is the commercial city of Gujarat and is considered as a metropolitan city. Vadodara is home to many industries; some of the major sectors are engineering, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, For-Ex and plastics.

How to Reach

By Air

Gujarat has eleven functional airports. The Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport has flights to international destinations in mainly in the Middle East such as Sharjah, Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, Doha and Newark. Tourists from Europe and USA can book flights to the International Airport at Mumbai.

By Trains

Gujarat is connected to all the metro cities in India like Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore through its rail routes. Important railway stations in the state are Ahmedabad Railway station, Rajkot Railway station and Surat Railway station.

By Water

The Kandla Port in Gujarat is one of the most important ports in the western India. The state bus transport connects the state to all its neighboring states.

By Road

If you are travelling from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Agra take the NH8 to reach Gujarat. NH6 or NH8 is to reach Gujarat from Nagpur and Mumbai respectively. To come from the central India take NH 59.




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