Tourist Places in Gujarat

Gujarat is a land of serenity and divinity. Its pristine long coastline has attracted numerous foreign traders through the ages for a rich prospect of trade. Gujarat’s fascinating archeological sites, superb Jain, Hindu and Islamic architecture, exquisite crafts and rare wildlife including the Asiatic lion, are among its favourite attractions. You can fulfill your desire of traveling in cities like Ahmedabad, Kutch, Rajkot, Junagadh, Veraval, Somnath, Porbandar, Bhuj, Dwarka and few other places in the state.

Gujarat has a rich cultural heritage to be proud of. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation was born at Porbandar and established his Ashram at Sabarmati near Ahmedabad, which is now a major tourist attraction. The best visited site here is the Kirti Mandir Museum that preserves the Gandhi memorabilia.

Ahmedabad Tourism
Ahmedabad blends harmoniously an ancient heritage with a vibrant present. The city's prosperous and eventful past and present is embodied in its rich kaleidoscope of history, art and culture, rich architecture and imposing monuments. Tourists can visit Ahmedabad throughout the year.

Bhavnagar Tourism
Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil (1703-64 AD) in 1723 AD near the Gulf of Khambhat, on a carefully chosen strategic location having potential of maritime trade. Till independence, Bhavnagar State was ruled by the Gohil Rajput clan.

Champaner Tourism
Champaner is an ancient fort located at the foothills of Pavagadh. The town derives its name from the Champa tree or from Champaraj founder of the town, a contemporary of King Vanraj Chavda of Anhilwada.

Gondal Tourism
Gondal is a testimony to the great visionary ruler Sir Bhagwatsinhiji, who introduced social reforms, planned the development of Gondal town and created a model state of Saurashtra in late 19th and early 20th century.

Jamnagar Tourism
Jamnagar is known for its tie & dye work on fabrics, silken & gold embroidery. Tourists can visit Jamnagar throughout the year.

Junagadh Tourism
Junagadh was the capital of the Junagadh State under the Muslim rulers of Babi Nawabs. In Gujarati, `Junagadh' literally means an ancient fort.

Mandvi Tourism
Mandvi was originally a fortified town having a fort wall of about 8m high and 1.2m wide stone amsonary. The fort had several gateways and 25 bastion ; but at present, most of the wall has disappeared. The bastion on the southwest is largest and acts as a lighthouse.

Morbi Tourism
The most important buildings at Morbi are: Darbargadh, Mani Mandir, Wellingdon Secretariat, Suspension Bridge, Art Deco Palace and Lakhdhirji Engineering College.

Patan Tourism
The glory of Patan reached its zenith during the Solanki period the golden age of Gujarat. During these years, the city was a great place of learning and a prosperous trading center.

Porbandar Tourism
Porbandar, originally a fortified town. with high rampart walls, bastions and five gates, lost its fortification by the order of Colonel Lally in 1888 AD. Even today, a ritual to circumambulate the fortification is performed by Hindus.

Rajkot Tourism
Rajkot, the former Capital of the princely state of Saurashtra was founded by the Rajput Chief Kunwar Vibhuji in the 16th century, Rajkot is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patch work, bead work and silk embroidery.

Sasan Gir Tourism
Sasan Gir Forest is today the only place in the world outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in his natural habitat. The forest also harbours a variety of smaller animals and birds. Other predators are the Panther and the Hyena.

Wankaner Tourism
Wankaner derives its name from the geographical feature related to the location of the town: 'Wanka' means a bend and 'ner' means water stream in Gujarati. Wankaner literally means a bend on the stream and it is located on the bend of the Machchhu river.