Gujarat is a place where there is color, love, excellence, business and extravagance. There are enough reasons to visit Gujarat located in the western part of India. It is knows for being the state of rich history, culture and heritage dating back thousands of years. It is home to numerous temples, mosques, and other historical monuments that will take you back in time and shed light in its glorious heriatge. It is dotted with several natural wonders like the Rann of Kutch which is the largest salt desert in the world. Some of the plus points for travelers visiting Gujarat can also enjoy the unique folk dances and some lip-smacking dishes of the state well-known all over the world.
The best time to visit Gujarat is from June to March. This is when the weather is pleasant in comparision to the summers. Here are some of the famous experiences in Gujarat one must add to their bucket-list:
Gujarat is the proud home to the Asiatic Lion. The Gir Sanctuary is home to approximately 523 lions, 300 Leopards. It is a beautiful and peaceful home of the Lion and humans are allowed to take jeep safaris with the proper authorization in the reserved areas. The wilderness is pure and the land is beautiful. Perfect combination!
Apart from the beautiful culture, Gujarat has some mesmerizing landscapes that will leave you awestruck. White Rann of Kutch is one such place that welcomes people from across the world and celebrates the white beauty of nature. The Rann is complemented with the rich Kutchi culture.
Statue of Unity is a huge statue of Indian statesman and Independance extremist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of independant India and the Chief follower of Mahatma Gandhi during the non-violent Indian independence movement. Sardar Patel was highly admired for his leadership in uniting 562 princely states of India. Satue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 meters. The statue is situated on a stream facing the Sardar Sarovar dam on waterway Narmada, which is 100 kilometers southeast of the city of Vadodara and 150 kilometers from Surat.
Gujarat is famous for its handicrafts. The best part about these handicrafts is that Gujarat is that the innate culture of the land is perfectly blended in the craft. The beauty that the hard work of the local artisans yields into is just majestic. You will find some of the best Patolas in Patan, Zari work in Surat, Cloth printing and Bandhani in Kutch, along with some rich embroidery. The richness of crafts exceeds to wood carvings, bead works and jewellery. It is indeed a land of immensely talented craftsmen.
The very Gujarati Garba is a delight for the entire world now. Garba is the best time to bring out the true Gujarati in you. The nine days of Navaratri can be synonymous to sheer bliss. The cities look beautiful with the decorations and the people look even more beautiful in the traditional dresses. Gujarati’s celebrate other festivals with great pomp as well. It is a delight to celebrate Kite Festival, Holi, Janmashtami, Samlaji Fair, Diwali in the traditional Gujarati way.
How can we forget food when it comes to Gujarat? The traditional cuisine is so varied that it strikes the right cords with all the tastes buds present in the human body. The Gujarati Thali is like a huge combination to sweets, farsans, roti, Kadhi, sabzi and much more. The Gujarati food has a hint of sweetness in it that makes it unique in its true sense. And, you can’t miss out on the Gujarati snacks like Ganthia, Fafda, Chakri, Mathia… the list is never ending!
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Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat.
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Very nice post with beautiful pictures!!
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