Gujarat, listed among the largest states of India, is a land blessed with ancient forts, pilgrimages, splendid palaces, and national parks. Gujarat is replete with numerous tourist and pilgrimage destinations which draw the visitors all around the world.
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Gir National Park is India’s famous and eminent national park. The only natural habitat of Asiatic lions is of the best places to visit in Gujarat. Visitors can also spot rare species such as hyenas, fish owls, black bucks and much more. If you want time to spot lions Ideal time to visit the park in hotter months of April and May.
Somnath Temple rebuilt numerous times pulls millions of devotees to seek blessings. Somnath holiest of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Standing majestically on the shores of the Arabian Sea temple reconstructed by Ravana in Silver, Krishna in wood, and by King Bhimdev from stone. The present temple as you see it was re constructed in 1950.
Ahmadabad boasts of rich in culture and traditions and administrative city of Gujarat. Akshardham Temple Complex and Kankaria Lake are destinations should not be missed The International Kite Festival is a wonderful event to spot.
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
Covers an area of more than 700 acres, Laxmi Vilas Palace is the largest private dwelling unit in the world. Built in Indo-Saracenic architectural style majestic monument attracts the History buffs.The museum in the palace has a huge collection of sculptures, artworks, armory. Being the residence of the royal family of Vadodara still open for public.
Rann of Kutch
Enclosed by hills and some awestruck villages, Rann of Kutch is a gigantic stretch of white salt revered as the largest salt desert in the world. Rann of Kutch is the mesmerizing blend of salt and sand flawed between the Arabian Sea and the Thar Desert. Camel safari in the moon light is the activity can’t be missed.
Rani ki Vav, Patan
The specimen of the architectural magnificence and elegance Rani ki Vav in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.Rani ki Vav built by Rani Udayamati in memory of her deceased husband King Bhimdev I in the year 1063.visitors would be enthralled by beauty and skill used in sculpture which displays diverse moods.
Famed for its architectural grandeur and sublime art. Dwarkadheesh Temple has considered the sacred Hindu Temple is also part of the holiest Char Dham Yatra. Rukmini Devi Temple and Bet Dwarka are sights to behold. The oldest lighthouses near the Gomti Ghat. Its exquisite structure draws the visitors.
Lothal and Dholavira
Lothal and Dholavira is an archaeological site of the ancient Indus valley civilization, Lothal was a vital and thriving trade center in ancient times spread corners of West Asia and Africa. Moreover, Dholavira one of the five largest Harappa sites excavation since 1990 by the Archaeological Survey of India. In Dholavira people starts rain water harvesting.
‘Saputara’ means the ‘Abode of Serpents’ tiny hill station at an elevation of about 1000m above sea level. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum. Ashta Vinayak Temple, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple, a wildlife sanctuary in the Mahal Bardipara Forest and more are best excursion options for visitors.