Best Places to Visit in Gujarat
Best Places to Visit in Gujarat
Planning a trip to Gujarat then here is the detailed list of the best places to visit in Gujarat. Rann of kutch - The white desert, Gir national park - wildife safari, Bhuj, Bhavanagar - The gracefull lakes & elegant temples, Diu, Gondal, Poshina, Ahmedabad the capital of Gujarat.
1. RANN OF KUTCH - The white desert of India or more popularly known as The Great Rann of Kutch is an extraordinary artwork of nature in the Thar Desert. It lies in the Kutch district of Indian state of Rajasthan. This place is on the top of the agenda of tourists visiting Gujarat. People love to experience the eccentric and glamorous sunset of the sparkling desert. The White desert is a special natural wonder which demands a visit from all the nature lovers.
2. GIR NATIONAL PARK - The Gir National Park in Gujarat is the home of the Great Asiatic Lions. Animal Photographers and wilderness explorers from all over the world visit this National Park every year to capture the beauty of the jungle cats. In India it is here only where you can find lions in their natural habitat. The Park remains closed from June to October every year because this is the period when the monsoon arrives on the area and it becomes for the officials to conduct the safaris. However the best time to visit the National Park is from December to March.
3. BHUJ - Bhuj is a historical town located in the Kutch District of Gujarat. Bhuj had been attacked almost six times during the past by different ruler so the place has numerous interesting and magnificent forts and palaces. The main attraction of Bhuj is the Swaminarayana Temple. The temple is entirely made up of white marble which gives it a marvellous look. The carvings on the pillars and are truly outstanding. It is the finest example of modern engineering with ancient tradition.
4. BHAVANAGAR - The amazing town of Bhavnagar is situated to the extreme southeast of the Kathiawar Peninsula. Formerly the capital of a princely state, Bhavnagar has several gracefull lakes and elegant temples. One can visit the temple Takhteshwar located on a small hill with a magnificent view of the Gulf of Cambay. One should visit the museum of Gandhi which contains his countless memories and testimonies.
5. DIU - Continue to Diu, a tiny peninsula in the Arabian Sea off the Gulf of Cambay. This small enclave offers a mix of sun, beautiful sandy beaches fringed with palm trees and coconut palms, limestone cliffs and rocky coves bathed by the blue sea. The ideal place to recharge yourself after tiresome and hectic schedule of life. Visit of the Fort of Diu, imposing structure with a magnificent view of the sea, the church of St. Paul, the church of St. Francis of Assisi and the Gangeshwar temple dedicated to Shiva.
6. GONDAL - Gondal was once the former capital of the state of Saurashtra, a prosperous princely state that abounds with ancient palaces of the 17th century. It was also an ancient principality of the province of Bombay of the time of the British Raj. Visit the imposing Naulakha Palace, the oldest and one of the most beautiful in the city. The interior houses an impressive collection of all the gifts received by the maharaja of the time during its silver jubilee in the 1940s. The Orchard Palace, located in an enormous complex of fruit tree gardens, the place completely leaves the visitor spellbound.
7. POSHINA - Road to Poshina, a very pretty traditional village with its surrounding hamlets populated by a captivating mixture of various tribal communities: the Garasias and the Bhils. The crafts are very present with its blacksmiths making silver daggers, swords and arrows. These craftsmen make it a point of honor to show their know-how and one can admire all the diversity and the ornamental richness of these different ethnic groups.
8. AHMEDABAD - Ahmedabad is the capital of Gujarat with nearly five million inhabitants. Its pages of history contain unexpected treasures that are harmoniously highlighted. Visit the Jain Hathee Singh Temple, dedicated to Shri Dharamanath, Jain Grand Master. This temple, one of the most decorated of all the temples of the city, was built in white marble in 1848 and its name comes from the generous donor who allowed its construction. Then, the great mosque Jama Masjid, built in 1423 which is the mausoleum of the Mughal sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of the city. Continuation to the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi located on the outskirts where are stored his personal belongings and work including his library with 35,000 books.
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