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Gujarat

The state of gujarat may seem like a quiet state in the west of india which loves to rest on its culture and relaxed lifestyle, but there is adventure galore that is waiting for the avid enthusiast. gujarat is blessed with a wonderful disposition and a rather generous dose of variety when it comes to the landforms within it. this is why there are several avenues for different forms of adventure to be enjoyed, and many pastimes that can make you feel completely enthused.

GUJARAT

Gujarat – the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation, is the 6th largest state in India, located in the western part of India. The state is famous for its beaches, temple towns and historic capitals. Tourists come here to see Wildlife sanctuaries, hill resorts, sculpture, handicrafts, arts and festivals.Gujrat is home to Pure Asiatic lions which are only found in Gujrat and nowhere else.
 
The state is known for its distinct culture, heritage and authentic cuisine. Hospitality, compassion, endurance is the structure upon which tourism is built here.Gujaratis believe in the principle of "Guest is God".They often use "Aavo Padharo" which is words for the welcome in the language of Gujrat.
 
TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS

>> Hill stations like Wilson Hills, Saputara, Pavagadh & Palitana.

>> Many historical and religious sites to visit.

>> Popular for Wildlife tourism: Gir National Park, Marine National Park etc

>> Adventure sports at beaches.

 

GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE

Gujarat is located in the western part of India.It is the 6th largest state with 1,600 km of coastline.The state also has many rivers such as Tapi, Narmada & Sabarmati.The state is also famous for "Rann of Kutch" which is a seasonally marshy saline clay desert located in the Thar Desert.The state comprises of deserts, scrublands, grasslands, deciduous forests, and wetlands to mangroves, coral reefs, estuaries, and gulfs.

 

The three main seasons are Summer, Monsoon & Winter.Summer falls between March to May with temperatures ranging between 29 - 41 Celsius.Winter falls between November to February with temperatures ranging between 12- 29 Celsius.Monsoon falls between June to October with temperatures ranging between 27- 35 Celsius.

 

-:MAJOR ATTRACTIONS:-

GANDHINAGAR

 

Known for: Swapna Srushti Water Park, Gujarat Science City, Akshardham, Indroda Nature Park, Velavadar national park, Gandhinagar Lake & Black Buck Watching at Blackbuck National Park.

 

 

How to reach:

BY AIR: Ahmedabad Airport(18 KM)

BY RAIL: Gandhinagar Railway station(Same City)

BY ROAD: Well connected by road.

 

 

Accommodation: Hotels available for stay.

 

JAMNAGAR 

 

Known for: Dwarka Beach, Jamnagar Beach, Rozi Port and Bedi Port(for picnic & angling), ISKCON Gate and Temple, Gopi Talav, Dwarka Lighthouse, Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Lakhota Talav,Ranjit Sagar Dam, Ranmal Lake & Marine National Park at- Pirotan Island & Narala Island.

 

How to reach:

BY AIR:  Jamnagar Airport(Same City)

BY RAIL: Jamnagar Railway station(Same City)

BY ROAD: Well connected by road.

 

Accommodation: Hotels available for stay.

 

 

JUNAGADH 

Known for:

 

Ecotourism at: The Gir National Park(Home of Asiatic Lions), Porbandar Bird Sanctuary, Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary & Pania Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Beaches: Ahmedpur Mandvi, Chorwad Beach, Somnath Beach, Veraval Beach, Miyani Beach, Porbandar Beach, Madhavpur Beach, Sarkeshwar Beach.(Popular for water sports activities)

 

How to reach:

 

BY AIR:  Porbandar Airport(84 KM)

BY RAIL: Junagadh Railway station(Same City)

BY ROAD: Well connected by road.

 

Accommodation: Hotels available for stay.

 

 

KUTCH 

 

Known for: Pingleshwar Beach, Great Rann of Kutch, Dholavira, Kutch Museum Ecotourism at-Chhari Dhand, Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Wild Ass Sanctuary, Hamirsar Lake & Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

How to reach:

BY AIR: Bhuj Airport (53 KM)

BY RAIL: Bhuj City Railway station(70 KM)

BY ROAD: Well connected by road.

 

Accommodation: Hotels available for stay.

RAJKOT 

 

Known for:

Ecotourism: Velavadar Blackbuck National Park, Gangajalia Lake, Gaurishankar Lake, Victoria Forest, Velavadar Blackbuck National Park, Bajana, Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary & Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Beaches: Ghogha Beach, Gopnath Mahadev Temple and Beach Mahuva Beach.

 

How to reach:

BY AIR: Rajkot Airport(Same City)

BY RAIL: Rajkot Railway Station(Same City)

BY ROAD: Rajkot is well connected by road.

 

Accommodation: Hotels available for stay.

SURAT 

 

Known for:

Ecotourism: Vansda National Park, Saputara Gardens, Gira waterfalls, Boating at Satpura Lake, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, Sitavan, Saputara hills Trekking & Paragliding, Vansda National Park

Beaches: Dandi Beach, Dumas Beach, Nargol Suvali Beach & Tithal Beach

 

How to reach:

BY AIR: Surat Airport(Same City)

BY RAIL: Surat Railway Station(Same City)

BY ROAD: Surat is well connected by road.

 

Accommodation: Hotels available for stay.

 

VADODARA

 

Known for: Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Pavagadh Hill, Sayaji Gardens, Eco Camping & Strolling at Sursagar Lake.

 

How to reach:

BY AIR: Vadodara Airport(Same City)

BY RAIL: Vadodara Railway Station(Same City)

BY ROAD: Vadodara is well connected by road via NH 8

 

Accommodation:  Hotels available for stay.

 

AHMEDABAD

 

Known for: Skyline Tour at Sabarmati Riverfront, Sharmishtha Lake, Water Rides At Kankaria Lake, Kamla Nehru Zoo, Taranga Hills, Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Mangalya Van, Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake, Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Adalaj Step Well.

 

How to reach:

BY AIR: Ahmedabad Airport(Same City)

BY RAIL: Ahmedabad Railway Station(Same City)

BY ROAD: Ahmedabad is well connected by road.

 

Accommodation:  Hotels available for stay.