With Gandhinagar as its capital city, Ahmedabad as its commercial capital and Baroda as its cultural capital, Gujarat has progressed manifolds. People mostly speak Gujarati, Sindhi and Urdu here because of cultural diversity. This state boasts of beautiful beaches, temples, wildlife sanctuaries, hill resorts, waterfalls and many more. Asiatic Lions, one of the rarest animal on planet can be seen in Gir National Park. Other popular sanctuaries for wildlife lovers are Blackbuck National Forest (provides safari) and Nal Sarover Bird Sanctuary. Adventure trippers have Shatrunjaya Hill for hiking and camping activities.
Famous sightseeing attractions to enjoy are Rann of Kutch, Somnath Temple, Statue of Unity (world’s tallest statue), Rani ki Vav (UNESCO heritage site), Ghogla Beach in Diu, Bapu’s Ashram, Aina Mahal and several other attractions. Gujarat also hosts very famous Kite festival, Rannutsav festival (annual festival in winter season) with traditional Gujarati music, dances (ras garba) and camel rides. Hill resorts of Satpura is a good option to rejuvenate oneself with peace and calm. Heaven for foodies is here as delicacies are traditional and world-wide famous. The famous Dhokla, Fafda, Thepla, typical Gujarati thali, Chikli are mouth-watering. Basundi and Shrikhand are popular sweet dishes. Navaratri is celebrated with great joy and charms tourists from different parts of the country.
It is not just about places that attract people but also the hospitality of Gujarati families. Set yourself an itinerary and head out to this wonderful and rejuvenating land.