10 Best Places To Visit In Gujarat, India — Travel Tips For Gujarat
Situated on the western coast of India, on the borders of the Arabian sea, Gujarat, India is known for its rich culture and heritage. Lately, Gujarat has been becoming one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gujarat that is readily visited by individuals from all around the globe. In this article, we will speak about some of the best places to visit in Gujarat, India.
Here’s The List of Best Places To Visit In Gujarat — Travel Tips For Gujarat.
1. Bhuj City
Welcome to the largest district of Gujarat. Here, in Bhuj city and district, you will find various of places to visit like Aina Mahal, which a palace of mirrors, 2000-year-old Kshatrapa writing and Vijay Vilas Palace, which is connected with the kingdom of Bhuj and other Rajput Rulers. Just have an amazing hot Tea on the side of Hamirsar Lake and enjoy the serenity of the beautiful city.
2. White Rann of Kutch
From the last 8 years, white desert or ‘Rann of Kutch’ is attracting people from throughout the nation and worldwide. Rann of Kutch is a salt swampland in Kutch. It is about more than 7 lakhs square kilometers in size. This desert formed a border between India and Pakistan and secured by Border Security Force and Indian Army. Tourists can visit this place in the month of December to January and enjoy the white salty surface in the full moon light and also can eat tasty dishes of this region.
3. Ahmedabad City
Situated in the center of Gujarat, Ahmadabad is the also known as the “Manchester of the India” due to handloom industries, spinning, and weaving. This city has both side of Old and New side which are divided by the Sabarmati river. In Ahmadabad, you will surely find a mixture of culture. Best time to visit this place is during “Navratri” so that you can enjoy some steps of Garba dance with the ‘Ahmedabadis’.
4. Saputara Hills
Positioned on the border of Gujarat-Maharashtra state border and around 160 Kms drive from Surat city, Saputara is true heaven with nature beauty. Saputara always have cool weather so that you feel a true hill-station feeling. The place has few trekking place and other attractions. One can enjoy sunrise and sunset and add some memories to their mind. This is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat State.
5. Gir National Park Forest
In the Southwest Gujarat, around 390 KMs away from the Ahmadabad, Gir National park invites more and more tourist to see Asiatic Lions. This is the only tourist attraction in Gujarat where they can be found. This park is open from October to mid-June after it is closed in monsoon. Entry fees for Indians are 800 INR and for outsiders, it is 4800 INR, which covers a ride in the jungle in a safari car. The best time to visit is early morning when all the lions are very lazy so that you can see them closely.
6. Sardar Sarovar Dam
Sardar Sarovar is the largest dam project in Gujarat, built on Narmada river. The erection of this dam has taken so many years and is still under construction, which has a height of 128 meters currently. In Kevadiya Colony, tourist can enjoy a lovely view of the overflowing dam in monsoon as well as boating in various man-made lakes and visit the old temple of Surpaneshwar of Shiva. This is a must places to visit in Gujarat.
7. Somnath Temple
Welcome to Prabhas Patan, the land of first and oldest Jyotirlinga temple of Lord Shiva. This place is visited by pilgrims from across the nation, every year. Somnath is 80KMs far from Junagadh. This land situated in such place that there is no land from here to South pole. Here, Bhalka Tirth is also situated where Lord Krishna took his last breath as human.
8. Dwarkadihsh Temple
This place was the residence of Lord Krishna, and his kingdom was believed to be here. This place is in Jamnagar district and attracts thousands of tourist every year. This temple is also known as “Jagat mandir.” The famous Gomti river is also nearby, and some people take a dive in it for “Moksha.”
9. Gandhi Ashram
For so many years, Gandhi Ashram was the center of Gandhiji’s non-violent activities. This was built in the year of 1917 on the banks of Sabarmati river. This place has a museum, which has everything about Gandhiji’s and also has a library, where various books on him are kept. One can feel calmness and sense of his life. Ashram is open from 8.30am to 6.00pm every day.
10. Dholavira — The Ancient City
The Harappan site at Dholavira was founded in the year of 1967 by the Archaeology department. This place is all about Harappan civilization which happened 4500 years ago. This ancient city tells us about old signboards, how ornaments, vessels, and other trade-related things were at that time. This place is for those people who love history. To reach there, you can rent a vehicle from Bhuj city, and you are there after 3 hours of drive.
With all the rich and cultural heritage, there are many more places to visit in Gujarat and many more things to do in Gujarat, India. You will see enormous cultural blend within various cities including Surat, Gandhinagar, Rajkot and so on.
Originally published at www.anchalblogs.com on June 5, 2016.