The State of Gujarat occupies the northern extremity of the western sea-board of India. The State is renowned for its beaches, holy temples, and historic cities replete with immense architectural wealth and wildlife sanctuaries. The fascinating handicrafts, mouth-watering cuisine and colorful lifestyle of the people of Gujarat, are renowned all over the colorful lifestyle of the people of Gujarat, are renowned all over the country. The hard work and civilized approach of the people of Gujarat are evident in every walk of life.
Over a long period, Gujarat has been the abode of a number of settlers as well as conqueres- and amalgamated their cultures into its very own. It is believed that lord Krishna has left Mathura to settle on the west of Saurashtra, which later come to be known as Dwarka the gateway. Being a coastal State, Gujarat has had contacts with the Western trading world since Groce – Roman times. In fact, in Lothal a civilization dating back to 3000 BC has been excavated which bears testimony of the State. Later the Aryans from Central Asia found it a good entry point. It saw various kingdoms-Mauryans, Guptas Pratiharas and others. It was with Chalukyas (Solanki) that Gujarat witnessed progress and prosperity. After the golden age of Gupta's, Gujarat successively came under the Rajput kings, the Muslim Sultans, the Mughals and finally under the British Raj, which however, executed Saurashtra and its 202 States.
Before Independence, the present territories of Gujarat used to be in two parts – the British and the princely territories. With the recognition of the state, the Union of the state of Saurastra and the union Territory of Kutch along with the former British Gujarat became a part of the bilingual state of Bombay. The present state of Gujarat came into being on May 1, 1960.
In the recent past the State Government has gotten very aggressive on Tourism Promotions in the state of Gujarat, Mr. Amitabh Bachan has been appointed as the Brand ambassador for Gujarat tourism. Due to wide variety of tourism experiences available in Gujarat , such as the temples , festivals , wildlife , history , art , architecture , etc Gujarat tour packages are very popular with both the international and the domestic travellers .The infrastructure in Gujarat in terms of connectivity - Railways , Roadways , Airports is the best in the country making Gujarat Holiday packages the number one choice with the potential travellers.
Ahmedabad: Gandhi memorial museum – Sabarmati Ashram; Calico Museum of Textile; Shreyas Folk Museum; Tribal Research and Training Institute Museum – Gujarat Vidyapith; Vechaar Utensil Museum; N.C.Mehta Collection of Rare Miniatures.
Baroda: Maharaja Fatehsingh Museum – Laxmi Vilas Place; Museum and Picture Gallery; Archaeological Museum – Sayajirao University. Somnath: Somnath Temple Museum (46 KMs. from Gir)
Saputara: (873 m) Railhead – Nasik 82 KMs.
Ambaji: Desicated to Durga, Goddess of Shakti; A- Ahmedabad 200 KMs, R; Mehsana 40KMs.
Bahucharaji: A shrine of the Mother Goddness; A Ahmedabad 111KMs, R Mehsana 32 KMs.
Balaram: Shrine of Balaram Mahadev; A – Ahmedabad 160 KMs. R – Palanpur 17 KMs.
Dakor: The original image of lord Krishna from Dwarka is here; A – Vadodara 80 KMs, R- Dakor.
Dwarka: One of the four main Hindu dhamas (pilgrimage centers), was the seat of the kingdom of Lord Krishna during the Mahabharata; A Jamnagar 145 KMs, R – Dwarka.
Junagarh: On Girnar hill are the marble shrines sacred to Jains; A – keshod 36 KMs, R Junagarh.
Khumbariya: Important Jain pilgrim centre; A Ahmedabad 198 KMs, R – Palanpur 65 KMs.
Mahudi: Jain Centre, A – Ahmedabad 73 KMs; R – Mehsana 44 KMs.
Miradatar: Important Muslim Pilgrim centre; A Ahmedabad 98 KMs. R – Mehsana 20 KMs.
Palitina: There are 863 Jain temples on Shatrunjaya hill; A Bhavanagar 62 KMs, R - Palitana
Pavagadh: Temple of Mahakali on hilltop, Noted for Pavagadh fair; A and R – Vadodara 51 KMs.
Shamlaji: one of the Principal Vaishnav shrines of Gujarat; A – Ahmedabad 126 KMs, R – Himmatgarh 48 KMs.
Somnath: One of the 12 Jyortirling shrines. Nearby are Bhalka Tirth and Dehotsarga believed to be the place where Lord Krishna ended his carthly existence and body; A- Keshod 47 KMSs., R – Veravel 5 KMSs.
Taranga Hill: Important Jain pilgrim centre; A – Ahmedabad 138 KMs, R – Mehsana 60 KMs
Udwada: The holy flame brought by the Parsis from persis in the 8th century AD still burns here; S – Mumbai 213 KMs, R Daman 20 KMs and Udwada.
Virpur: Jalaram Temple, A and R Rajkot 54 KMs.
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