Top tourist attractions in Gujarat – Gujarat is the fifth largest state in India with the population over 60 million, the state is located on the western-coast with 1600 km long coastline on the Arabian Sea. Gandhinagar is the Capital city of Gujarat but the largest city is Ahmedabad. The state shared its border with 3 states (Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh) 2 Union territories (Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu) and 1 international border with Pakistan.
Gujarat is one of the most development and industrialized state in India. the state’s main economy is based on tourism, gems and jewelers, engineering, cotton, groundnuts, dates, sugar, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, textiles. agriculture and milk products (Amul is the largest dairy cooperatives in the world). Gujarat recorded the highest GDP per capita ($3529) with the lowest unemployment in India.
The Statue of Unity: 182 meters (597 feet) statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the Narmada River near Sardar Sarovar Dam, and this is the tallest statue in the world, this spot has become one of the top tourist attractions in Gujarat, a large number of tourist visits here, there is a museum near to the statue with garden, audio vision gallery, and hotels.
Somnath Temple: The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple is located on the Arabian Sea’s shore and is believed to be one of India’s oldest shrines. Somnath temple was destroyed and rebuilt the temple numerous times in the history. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel built the present temple in 1951.
Dwarkadhish Temple: The temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is known as the ‘King of Dwarka’ The temple is one of the four sacred places (Char Dham) that Hindus visit for salvation. The temple has a rich history and tradition, as it has connections to numerous events in the epic Mahabharata and Krishna’s life. Every year millions of devotees come to the temple, particularly during the Janmashtami and Rath Yatra festivals.
Rann of Kutch: Thar Desert that covers roughly ten thousand square kilometers with a massive salt marsh. Rann Utsav festival is an other tourist attractions in Rann of Kutch with culture and crafts, includes species, including flamingos, wild asses, foxes, jackals, and hyenas. White landscape another colorful sight of Kutch.
Sabarmati Ashram: Also known as Gandhi Ashram or Satyagraha Ashram, this is an ancient site where Mahatma Gandhi lived and worked from 1917 until 1930. Sabarmati Ashram is situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River near Ahmedabad . Gandhi’s spinning wheel, books, letters, pictures, paintings and more displayed at the ashram for the visitors.
Gir National Park: A wildlife reserve that is the world’s only habitat for the Asiatic lion. The park also features leopards, deer, antelopes, crocodiles, monkeys, birds. Gir National A Park that offers numerous flora and fauna and stands in over 1,400 sq km.