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This is one of the richest and holiest temples in Gujarat attracting pilgrims from all over Gujarat and Rajasthan annually. It is located on the Arasur hill in the Aravalli Range in the small town of Ambaji (named after the famous temple) near Gujarat (Palanpur) and Rajasthan (Mount Abu) borders. The temple is considered to be one of the 51 shakti peeths, which celebrates shakti worship in the form of Ambaji Mata (Mother).
Located in the eastern part of the state of Gujarat, the city of Baroda is a place of tourist significance. It is also an important cultural centre in India and is well known for museums and art galleries. As the city is situated about 100 km south of Ahmedabad, you may drive down to the place.
The history of Bhuj dates back to the days of the Naga Chieftain and is said to have witnessed the exile of Pandavas during the Mahabharata, the Indus Valley Civilization and Alexander the Great`s Invasion. It is believed that the golden period was however when the Rajput rulers shifted their capital from Anjar to Bhuj.
Nalsarovar bird sanctuary is situated approximately 70 Km from Ahmedabad in the southwest region, on the Ahmedabad –Surendranagar border. It was established in 1969 A.D. It is mainly inhabited by migratory birds, and is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat.
Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat and is one of the earliest planned cities in India. It lies on the banks of the river Shabarmati and is well known for its educational and research institutes. It is located about 30 km north east of Ahmedabad and was the newly created capital for the state of Gujarat after it was bifurcated from the Mumbai state. There are numerous places of tourist importance in Gandhinagar.
Girnar is essentially a collection of mountains. There are five peaks festooned with 16 highly ornate temples. It is located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat about 327km from Ahmedabad. It is spread over an area of 200sq.km. People who visit Junagadh for the world famous Gir wildlife Sanctuary make it a point to visit one of the holiest places in India. Among the five peaks, the tallest one rises up to 945 meters in height and is the highest peak in Gujarat. There are around 10,000 steps from the trailhead to the highest peak. It is a very important place for Hindus as well as Jains.
The Jamnagar district of Gujarat epitomizes a perfect blend of heritage and modernity. It is a coastal town which is situated 92 km north west of Rajkot.There are buildings of ancient times on one hand and a well planned city with modern facilities on the other. Besides monuments; it is a major tourist attraction, as it is home to some of the most exclusive handicrafts.
Bhavnagar located in the peninsular part of the state of Gujarat is an important trading post for cotton products in the western region of India. Apart from that, the city is also of great importance commercially for its proximity to the Gulf of Cambay and the Arabian Sea.
Welcome to Porbandar the most prominent coastal heritage town of Gujarat with its long line of temples, beautiful public buildings and edifices overlooking the sea. Known worldwide as the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi- the father of India, Porbandar boasts of many other elements that makes it an attractive tourist destination. To begin with it has a fully operational port of international standards.
Though Rajkot was formerly the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra, yet today it is more famous as the town where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of his life. It is centrally located at the Kathiawar peninsula in Gujarat.
An ancient, fortified city situated at the base of the Girnar hills,Junagadh is an exciting place to explore. Junagadh means an ancient fort and it was the capital of the Junagadh state during the rule of Babi Nawabs. Junagadh was better known as Girnar and was the capital of Gujarat during the reign of Mauryas. Hindu dominance over the place lasted till around the middle ages. This ancient town has witnessed change in history as various religions took centre stage; with rulers from different religions namely Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Islam ruled the place at some point of time in history. The religious confluence has left behind an indelible impression on the culture, monuments and history of this place.
One of the most popular weekend getaways in Gujarat is the Saputara hill station. Apparently, the only hill station in Gujarat, it gets its name from the fact that images of snake are found on the shores of the Sarpagana River, which flows through the town. Lying about 3000feet above sea level Saputara is indeed a picturesque paradise of Gujarat. Hovering on the Sahyadri hills, Saputara is bordered with greenery all around and is indubitably untouched, exemplified by a substantial populace of tribal community.
If you think that water parks are the right kind of antidote for boredom then a visit to the first and largest water park in Eurasia which is located at Ahmedabad is a must. Shanku’s Water Park is undoubtedly the most famous among the water parks in Ahmedabad. It came into existence in the year 1993, on the 11th of November, and was designed by White Water Leisure Ltd, a U.K. based company. It is located on the Mehsana highway which is about 60 km from Ahmedabad.
Located on the bank of river Tapi in the West Indian state of Gujarat, Surat occupies a pivotal position on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor. Even in the past it was a very famous port which facilitated the transportation of pilgrims to Mecca. It had infact been one of the most progressive of India’s cities in the 17th and 18th centuries. In Mughal times, Surat was the major port famous for its exclusive quality fine silks and exquisite brocades and its trade in various spices.