Top Places to Visit in Gujrat

Top Places to Visit in Gujrat are Ahmedabad, Kutch, Gir, Somnath, Porbandar and Junagad.

Updated: September 26, 2019

Top Places to Visit in Gujrat are Ahmedabad, Kutch, Gir, Somnath, Porbandar and Junagad.

Ahmedabad:

Ahmedabad is one of the most important cities in Gujarat and is fast becoming a very popular tourist destination as well with a plethora of remarkable temples, intriguing museums, serene lakes, good restaurants, and classy market. With a little bit of colonial history attached to it, Ahmedabad is a great example of how a city can still retain every bit of its old-world charm while still rapidly progressing on the path of globalization and commercialization. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati river, Ahmedabad is the former capital of Gujarat, and its delicious food, colourful culture and amazing hospitality attract a huge number of tourists all year round.
Ahmedabad houses quite a few museums, such as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Museum, the Calico Museum of Textiles, the Vechaar Utensils Museum, and the Auto World Vintage Car Museum.
Ahmedabad is famous for its textiles and its tie-dye bandhani handloom technique, which makes it a great place to shop for bandhani sarees and dupattas. The place is also famous for mirror and embellished garments, traditionally embroidered dress materials, and other local handicrafts.
The major attraction of Ahmedabad are Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Dada Hari Wav, Sabarmati Ashram, World vintage cars museum, Kankaria Lake, ISKCON Temple, Bhadra Fort, City shopping and many more.

Kutch:

Kutch is virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise. Kutch is probably one of the most beautiful, yet surreal places in India with the vast expanses of white salt desert in the Rann. One would be able to see just stretches of pure white land as far as the eyesight goes. The place comes to life during the winters when the Rann Festival is held during December-February. There are huge camp settlements with cultural programs, functions and adventure activities like hot-air ballooning everywhere that time. Kutch is also among the largest district of India with a terribly low population density. Also, Kutch lies on the India-Pakistan border and a part of Pakistan can be seen from Kutch.
Kutch is also famous for crafts and embroidery works, Flamingo Sanctuary and Wild Ass Sanctuary. Bhuj is an ideal starting point to visit the Rann of Kutch. Beautiful beaches of Mandvi near Bhuj, the ancient town of Dholavira are also totally worth visiting during your trip to Kutch.
The major attraction of Kutch are Great Rann of Kutch, Kuch Desert Wildlife sanctuary, Dholavira, Kutch Museum, Kuch Bustard Sanctuary and many more.

Gir:

Gir National Park is the only remaining home for the Asiatic Lions that are almost a definition to this park in Gujarat. It plays a crucial and defining role in the preservation and sustaining of a certain species. The preservation of these lions was initiated by the Nawab of Junagadh when these were just about to enter the phase of extinction due to hunting. 
there are roughly different 2375 species of fauna here with 38 species of mammals, over 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and over 2000 species of insects.
Other important wildlife forms found here are leopard, chausingha, spotted deer, hyena, sambar deer and chinkara.
The major attraction of Gir are Gir Jungle Trail, Devalia Safari Park, Flora, Water Reserve, Kamleshwar dam, Tulsi Shyam temple, Crocodile breeding farm and many more.

Somnath:

Somnath, literally meaning 'lord of the moon' is a pilgrim center and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is a town which derives much of its identity from the mythology, religion, and legends that surround it.
Its spiritual environment is ornamented by the huge number of temples in the area. However, Somnath also offers beaches, museums and other attractions. While the Somnath temple and Somnath beach are the primary places to visit here, Gita Mandir, Balukha Tirtha, Kamnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath Museum are some of the other places that one can visit.
The major attraction of Somnath are Somnath Temple, Beaches of Somnath, Laxminarayan Temple, Paanch Pandav Gufa, Triveni Sangam, Suraj Mandir, Parshuram temple and many more.

Porbandar:

Porbandar is a beautiful beach town with some temples and dams, and is now also a popular trading hub. This is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. Haveli is the place where Gandhiji was born which has now been converted into a temple.
The coastal city with a significant event in its history is a tourist destination which modestly offers a number of temples such as the Sudama Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Ram Dhoon Mandir, Hanuman temple and more, dams, reservoirs, serene beaches and wildlife spots. 
The major attraction of Porbandar are Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Kirti Mandir, Porbandar Bird Sanctuary, Porbandar Beach, Nehru planetarium, Miyani Beach, Bharat Mandir and many more.

Junagadh:

Junagad is very close to the Girnar Hills and the world renowned Gir National Park. Catch a glimpse of the wild in the Sakkabaug Zoo and the Wildlife Museum. You can get a feel of the serene yet religious atmosphere in Girnar Hills. The fort at Uperkot is another tourist attraction point.
The major attraction of Junagad are Mohabbat Maqbara, Uperkot Fort, Adi-kadi Vav and Navghan Kuwo, Gir, Edicts of Ashoka, Sarkeshwar Beach, Buddhist Caves and many more.

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