With its location on the country’s western coast, Gujarat is one of the vibrant coastal states of India which is rich in crafts, history and natural beauty. The name is derived from ‘Gujaratta’ meaning the land of Gurjars who passed through Punjab and settled in some parts of Western India. With the largest coastline in the Country (1290km) ,Gujarat is renowned for its ancient temples, virgin beaches, and historic capitals replete with immense architectural assets, wildlife sanctuaries and hill resorts. This state with its advanced industries is also known for its fascinating handicrafts, textiles, mouthwatering cuisine, lively fairs, festivals, and the colourful lifestyle.
Best time to visit Gujarat
Gujarat is accessible to tourists for most time of the year. However, the best time to spend a fulfilling holiday in Gujarat is October to February when the state enjoys a warm and pleasant weather.
Roads Less Travelled’s Uttarakhand tour packages are customised according to both summers and winters, offering you the best way to explore the region according to the season.
Gujarat has the most number of domestic airports in India, there are seventeen airports altogether (including the State Civil Aviation Board). The international airport is the Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat is known for the best roadways in the Western India, which consists of several two to four lane highways. The roadway network connects to the entire country.
Gujarat is linked very well through the railways be it within the state or outside. It comes under the Western Railway Zone of the Indian Railways and consists of many railway stations. However, the busiest railway station is the Vadodara Railway Station as it lies on the Mumbai – Delhi Mainline.
One of the biggest port in the Western India is the Kandla Port in Gujarat that serves as the major international shipping terminal. Other important ports are: Port of Navlakhi, Port Pipavav Port of Veraval and more.
Only photo identity proofs issued by the government of India (Passport, Driving License, Voter Id, PAN card etc.) are needed to visit these beautiful sites. However, if you are a foreign tourist, you will still need to get permits for visiting these areas.
- Gir National Park And Wildlife Sanctuary
- Walk through Gondal palaces
- Eat at Sindhi market
- Visit Calico Museum of Textiles
- Excavate at Lothal
- Visit the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
- See the Rann Riders
- Enjoy the View at Kankaria Lake