Travel Attractions of Gujurat

The most convenient entry point into Gujarat is through the metropolis of Ahmedabad. The city contains some very fine museums, the Calico Museum of Textiles being considered among the world

Modern Ahmedabad, just across the River Sabarmati spanned by four bridges, is a showpiece of contemporary architecture with designs by Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and the best known Indian architects. Ahmedabad is a convenient base for a number of excursions, Modhera being the best known. 106 km away, this is one of the very few sun temples in the country.

Tourist Attractions of Gujurat
The ‘Manchester of the East’ was once ruled by Ahmed Shah, who the city is named after. The city has some 15th century monuments displaying a fine blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles.

Sabarmati Ashram: Biggest attraction in Ahmedabad is the Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi on the bank of the river Sabarmati, from where he started the famoyus ‘Dandi March’. It now houses the memorabilia of him in a museum.
Dwarka: The holy town of Dwarka at the confluence of the river Gomti and the Arabian Sea is associated with the legend of Lord Krishna.

Bhuj: The very old town of Bhuj traces its past in the times of Indus Valley Civilization and now serves as the gateway to Kutch.

Patan: The city boasts of some architectural wonders worth a visit.

Somnath Temple: The best-known temple of Gujarat is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (Shiva Shrines). The temple was ransacked and destroyed seven times by Muslim invaders but rebuilt at the same spot each time.

Champaner: The ancient capital of Sultan Mahmud Beghara lies at the foothills of the Pavagadh. Jama Masjid on Champaner is a must visit.

Junagadh: At the foothills of Girnar Hills, excavations led to the findings of rock edict of Emperor Ashoka dating back to 250 BC.

Sasangir: It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gujarat. Gir Forest earns it fame as the only place outside Africa to harbour Asiatic Lions. Besides the lions, you can also spot Indian deer, sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara and a variety of birds.

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