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Kanika Nevatia Feb 20 2015

How to explore Gujarat?

Reema Bhalla Feb 20 2015
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Gujarat is a colorful state. Here are few ways to explore Gujarat:

Beautiful Temples

Gujarat has some of the most beautiful and oldest Hindu temples in India. Somnath Temple in Veraval, Dwarakadheesh Temple in Dwarka and Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar are some of the most sacred Hindu temples in Gujarat.


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Gir Forest National Park

A visit to Gir National Park is a must if you are in Gujarat. Asiatic lions are the major draw here and you can also spot hyenas, leopard, marsh crocodiles, antelopes, sambar and a huge number of bird species, which makes it one of the best national parks in India.


Photo by Bernard Gagnon

Sabarmati Ashram

Take a walk down memory lane and revisit India’s struggle for freedom at Sabarmati Ashram, which was Mahatma Gandhi's base camp and witnessed some major activities during India's struggle for freedom. The aashram is about 7 km from Ahmedabad with an easy availability of Ahmedabad to Sabarmati Aashram cabs. It hardly takes 10 minutes and you are already here.


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Textiles


From ikat silks to beautiful designs in bandhani, Gujarat is a leading textile manufacturer in India which means you will find plenty of shopping options in Gujarat.


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Food

A trip to Gujarat is not complete without trying the delicious range of chutneys, pickles and dry snacks. If you want to eat like a local, go for a Gujarati thali and savour a wide range of local delicacies.


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Culture

Catch a dandiya or garba dance performance to experience Gujarati culture at its vibrant best. It is one of the best ways to explore Gujarat.


Photo by Hardik Jadeja

Hotels

Gujarat attracts a huge volume of tourists every year and you will find many good hotels all across the state. To know more, check out hotels in Gujarat.


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Diamonds

If you really feel like adding some serious bling to your shopping list, head to Surat without thinking twice about it. You will find some of the most precious and high quality diamonds in Surat.


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Step wells


Rani Ki Vav is a spectacular step well in a very well preserved condition or Adalaj ka Vav, which is a beautiful five-storey step well and is renowned for its intricate interiors.


Photo by Bernard Gagnon

Rann of Kutch

To capture the essence of Gujarat, a trip to Rann of Kutch is a must, especially during the Rann Mahotsav. Kutch is truly surreal as it reflects a beautiful symphony of salt and sand and is a visual delight on a full moon night.



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These are some of the best ways to explore Gujarat. So, make the best of it and make a trip to this mesmerizing state soon.

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