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Gujarat is located on the western coast of India and is one of the largest states of India. The destination boasts numerous architectural marvels and is known for its rich culture and heritage along with beautiful landscapes and lip-smacking cuisine. Gujarat is also commonly known as “The Land of Legends”. One of the major reasons of the diverse culture is that the state shares its border with Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Pakistan. The state is also known for its pristine beaches which are a must visit on Gujarat tour package. Along with endless attractions to explore you can also witness vibrant festivals and celebrations on Gujarat tour, to know more about the rich culture.
We assure you, your trip to Gujarat will be memorable, offering the perfect vacation goals, budget friendly packages, and endless list of attractions to explore. Get in touch with a travel agency that can plan your holiday as per your choices. Communicate all that you wish to experience on your tour and get the perfect itinerary ready.
At Flamingo Transworld, we offer Gujarat tour packages from various states of India, as per your requirements, be it Gujarat weekend getaways, Gujarat self-drive tours, Gujarat city break, Gir for kids special and more.
Lately Gujarat has been booming as a tourist destinations, and mainly after the well-known advertisements done by the Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan saying “kuch din tohguzaro Gujarat me”. And also the addition of Statue of Unity is now attracting tourist from across the nation. Gujarat tourism does offer plenty of exciting things to do and places to visitalong with the vibrant culture which is loaded with handicrafts, architecture, traditions and lots more.
History of Gujarat dates back thousands of years and the state is loaded with temples, mosques, and numerous historical monuments taking you back in time. Some of the popular attractions one must visit on their trip to Gujarat are Rann of Kutch, Gir National Park, Rani kiVav, Laxmi Villas Palace, Mandvi, Dwarka, Surat, and more. You will also get to witness wildlife in Gujarat especially Asiatic lions in Gir National Park, feisty Blackbucks, birds at NalSarovar and more.
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The vibrant city of Gujarat can be visited by numerous mode of transports like roadways, railways, airways and via seas as well. Gujarat ministry takes care of maintaining the roads, railway station, and airways for the convenience of the visitors and locals. Here is how you can reach Gujarat:
If you are up for road trips and are thinking of how to reach Gujarat by road, then there are several options available. Gujarat is well connected to numerous locations in the country, and the most of the roads are 2 lane or 4 lane highways, so it is quite convenient to travel to Gujarat by roadways. Also multiple bus services are also available from the neighboring states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Railways of Gujarat are connected to all the states of India. Some of the busiest railway stations in Gujarat are in cities like Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Surat, and Rajkot. And actually Vadodara railway station is the busiest station in India as it connects Delhi and Mumbai railway line.
Gujarat is finely connected with national as well as international flights. The state boasts the highest number of domestic airports in India, so it is easy to reach Gujarat from any corner of the country. Total there are 17 airports in Gujarat and SardarVallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad offers international flights as well. Some of the main domestic airports of Gujarat include Vadodara airport, Keshod airport, Surat airport, Porbandar airport, Rajkot airport, Bhavanagar airport and a few more.
Gujarat is a diverse state, offering variety of places to see and things to do assuring your trip to be a memorable one. If you have thought ofa particular region to visit in Gujarat then you can check our Gujarat tour packages to find out the perfect hotels for you to stay.
With time, Gujarat tourism is growing and booming, offering plenty of exciting things to do and places to explore. Each place has its own charm and importance. Check the list of places to see in Gujarat one must explore on their trip to Gujarat
Kutch is one of the most popular places to explore in Gujarat. It is a one of kind destination, loaded with surreal places and one of the major highlights is the glorious RannUtsav which is organized at the white salt desert. The desert comes to light in the winter season and this is when huge camps are arranged for tourist accommodation along with cultural programs, adventure activities and more. The district is also famous for handicrafts, embroidery works, Wild Ass sanctuary, Flamingo sanctuary and Mandvi beach.
Gir National Park is the only place where you will get to see the Asiatic Lions. It is considered as one of the top places to see wildlife in India. Gir is the biggest dry deciduous forest in western India with plenty of wildlife including about 300 species of birds. As per the official count there are around 411 lions, 38 species of mammals and reptiles, over 2000 species of insects and more. Best time to witness a lion in the national park is between the months of December to May. You can also try some jeep safaris to explore the national park.
Diu is a small island which was a Portuguese colony year’s back and now is surrounded by beaches all around. It is loaded with numerous beaches, and also Gujarat’s southern coast like Nagoa beach and more. The fort of Diu is an inspiration of the Portuguese especially the heritage and architecture making it a famous tourist attraction.
Statue of Unity:
Statue of Unity is located in Kevadiya and is the world’s tallest statue. It is dedicated to SardarVallabhbhai Patel who was one of the Indian independence activist. The statue was completed in 2018, standing 182 meters tall which is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. SardarVallabhbhai Patel was known as the Iron Man of India and is highly respected for his leadership skills in bringing the 562 princely states of India together. Along with the statue the attraction features a light and sound show, butterfly garden, cactus garden, plant nursery, handicraft stores, valley of flowers, safari park with zoo, zip-line activity, boating and more.
Somnath temple is located in Junagadh district. The meaning of the name Somnath is ‘lord of the moon’. It is a popular place for pilgrims as it is home to 12 Jyotirlingas. Somnath is identified for its mythology and religion. The spiritual environment of the attraction is dotted by numerous temples along with other attractions like museums and beaches. Some of the common places to explore here are Gita Mandir, KamnathMahadev Temple, Somnath Museum and more.
Dwarka is one of the most popular tourist destination in Gujarat, famous for the ‘Char Dham’ pilgrim. The word Dwar in Dwarka means ‘door’ and ka means ‘moksha’ and together it means ‘door to salvation’. It is was the first capital state of Gujarat and was considered as the ancient kingdom of Lord Krishna. Dwarks is a holy place perched on the Gomti River on the Arabian Sea. At the beach you might come across octopuses, seas turtles, starfish and other marine life species.
Dholavira was one of the most developed cities almost 4500 years ago which is known as a stunning site during the Indus Valley Civilization. The Janmashtami festival is celebrated on huge basis here. On a visit to Dholavira, you can stroll around the sun-dried buildings, ancient waterbodies and a 5000 year old stepwell.
Gujarat offers plenty of exciting things to do making it to the top tourist destinations of India. The state experiences numerous national and international travelers annually. Here is a list must experience things to do in Gujarat
Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba use to stay in Sabarmati Ashram, and this is the site where Gandhiji started the famous Dandi March. The attraction is situated 5 kms north of Ahmedabad city, on the stretch of Sabarmati River. This ashram is also commonly known as ‘Gandhi Ashram’ and ‘Mahatma Gandhi Ashram’ as well as ‘Satyagraha Ashram’.
The Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar is one of the biggest temple in the country. It is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and was constructed by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The construction of the temple took over 13 years and was inaugurated on 30th October, 1992.
The only and most famous place to spot Asiatic Lions is the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. The national park is located in the TalalaGiroffering a unique experience. The Nawab of Junagadh initiated the preservation of the lions when they were on the verge of getting extinct because of hunting. As per the official count of 2010 there were 411 lions in the national park.
Rani kiVav is also known as ‘Queen’s stepwell’. It was built to store water and is located in Patan, Gujarat on the banks of Sabarmati River. The stepwell is designed in Maru-Gujarat architectural style. It was constructed around 900 years ago and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And for a fact, the structure is printed on the 100 rupee note by the Reserve Bank of India.
White Desert is also known as the Great Rann of Kutch. It is a huge area of salt desert known for its natural beauty and ecological importance. It is also known as the world’s largest salt desert stretching from River Indus to the Gulf of Kutch. A lot of Bollywood films have been shot here. Strolling at the desert at night or late in the evening is one of the best experiences.
Also known as the ‘Flamingo City’, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest wildlife sanctuary and saline wetlands in the world. It is located close to the 5000 years old Harappan Civilization of Dholavira. It lies on the Indo-Pak border and so certain parts of the sanctuary is restricted to visit.
The Law Garden area is a prominent night market in Ahmedabad city. It hosts authentic stalls from Kutch and Saurashtra features stuff like traditional clothing, antique jewelry, wall hangings, bandhej sarees, ling vibrant skirts and footwear etc. The market is also lined up with food trucks providing tasty local food. Best time to explore the market is between 8 and 9 PM.
The state of Gujarat generally experiences variant climate conditions round the year. Summers here are hot and dry and winters are pleasant. One can plan a Gujarat tour at any point of time, but the best time to visit Gujarat is during the winter season starting from November to February.
Summer season in Gujarat usually start from the month of March and continues till June facing dry, sunny and humid atmosphere. The temperature generally fluctuate from 41 degree Celsius in the day and around 29 degree Celsius in the night. The peak summer season is faced in the months of April and May. One of the best places to visit in Gujarat in summer season is Saputara as it experiences pleasant weather throughout the year.
Different regions experience Monsoon in different ways. Usually the monsoon season starts from the month of July and continue till September. Some regions experience less downpours, and some face heavy or irregular rainfall. Some places can be explored and enjoyed in monsoon like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Dwarka etc. This is the season when you will get to see lush greenery all around along with stunning natural beauty.
Winter season in Gujarat is chilling but great. It is considered as the best time to visit Gujarat as weather in the winter season is pleasant and perfect to explore around. This is the season when the temperature ranges from 12 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius. This is when you can explore all the attractions be it Gir National Park, Dholavira, Kutch, Champaner, Ahmedabad, Rani kiVav and more. This is when RannUtsav is organized at the white desert and is a must explore attraction offering numerous activities to experience.