The state of Gujarat is in the Western India. Lothal, near to Ahmadabad and Dholavira, near to Kutchare sites of a Harappan (Indus) civilization, which were older than 4000 years. Gujarat is known for the Stepped Wells, Jain Temples, Asiatic Lion and business oriented people. Gujarat tourism attractions are the architectural wonders seen here along with the museums containing precious assets.
Among the most populated cities of Gujarat, we have Gandhinagar, Ahmadabad, Bhavanagar, Jamnagar, Junagarh and a few more.
Gandhinagar is acknowlwdged as the administrative capital of Gujarat while Ahmadabad is considered to be the commercial capital of the state.
- Introduction to Ahmedabad:
Ahmadabad is known as the Manchester of the East. The city is famous for the world’s finest textile museum – The Calico Museum. Ahmadabad peculiarity is its heritage of crafts. If you are in Ahmadabad, you are sure to come across women who walk by and sell out dazzling embroidered garments and flashy ethnic jewellery. These crafts are the true souvenirs of Ahmadabad. When talk of architectural assets of Ahmadabad, we see that the city has got mosques of inspired workmanship, wooden Jain temples, stone step wells. The houses in Ahmadabad are mostly seen to have ornately carved wooden balconies and window screens.
- The Industrial Side of Gujarat:
Gujaratis are famous for their entrepreneurship, both India and abroad. With 20% of the country’s total industrial output, it is the most industrialized state in India. Gujarat being heavily industrialized attracts lots of outsiders from various parts of India.
Ahmadabad is the Industrial centre of the state. Thought the city is considered to be polluted because of the industrial wastes and falls heavy on one’s lungs, yet the people of Ahmadabad are pure, friendly and lively. It’s home to Mahatma Ghandi’s Ashram. Bhavanagar is the other city famous for its industrial riches.
- Tourism Attractions of Gujarat:
Among the destinations of Gujarat which drag the tourists towards them are Dholavira, white desert of Kutch, Champaner, Lothel, Rani ni Vav, The Sun Temple Modhera, The Somanath and Dwarka.
Some other must visit places are Jami Masjid and Sidi Sayyed Masjid of Ahmadabad which are famous for their architecture and stone carving. Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Maharaja Sayajirao Museum, Buddhist cave monastery and Darbar Hall Museum are the major attractions of Gujarat tourism.
The historical monuments such as Pawagadh fort, Dabhoi fort, Nazar Bagh palace, Kusum Vilas palace and uparkot fort are the most recommended tourist spots when talk of Gujarat tourism.
Some ancient temples of Gujarat and the most visited beaches of Gujarat cannot be neglected when discuss Gujarat tourism.
- Fairs and Festivals of Gujarat:
Bhavnath Fair, in Gujarat, India, is held in Junagadh, annually. This famous festival of Shivratri has its religious significance. Bhavnath fair, is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Chitra Vichitra Tribal Fair is held to celebrate the harvests of the local countryside farms. The festival shows of gymnasts and other tribal performers to regale the participants and connoisseurs in the Chitra Vichitra Tribal fair, being held in Gujarat, India. Such festivals are the attractions of Gujarat tourism.
Madhavpur, situated in Gujarat, India, comes to life when the stirrings of the grand Madhavpur Fair, being held in Madhavpur, Gujarat, India, wakes it up from its deep slumber.
Kite flying is popular in only some of the regions of Gujarat; what is worth noticing in the kite flying festival is the people’s participation and the fervor of the celebrating folks and the intensity they display in their annual merriment.
The Kutch festival is a festival which fills in the colours of life and happiness in the white desert of Kutch.
Gujarat no doubt is a must visit place for those who have a taste for tourism.