THINGS TO DO IN GUJARAT WHILE TRAVELING THE STATE
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The State of Gujarat which is rich in history, natural beauty and crafts is an indomitable destination in India. Gujarat is significant as it is also known as the hometown of Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of our Nation (India). Tourists, Scholars, Businessmen, Intellectuals, Artists, photographers continue to get attracted to visit this place which is rich for architecture, forts and has historical significance.
EXPLORING ANCIENT RUINS OF LOTHAL
Learning or knowing about history is always interesting and for history buffs Lothal will seem like a paradise. This is a 4500 years old city which was discovered in the year 1954. This place has a great historical significance and is a must visit.
VISITING SABARMATI ASHRAM
Sabarmati is considered to be a residence of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba (his wife). This is one of the significant historical places of Gujarat. Sabarmati Ashram is known by several names like Mahatma Gandhi Ashram, Satyagraha Ashram and Gandhi Ashram. It is known as Satyagraha Ashram because the famous Dandi March began from this place. Indian Government has designated this place as the National Monument of India.
CABLE CAR RIDE AT ROPEWAY IN SAPUTARA
To witness a panoramic view of the city, the ropeway cable is the best choice. It’s about 30 ft high and is also suitable for the elderly and physically challenged people. This cable car ride begins from Sunset Point and ends at Governor’s Hill. This activity is really fun to engage with.
WATER SPORTS AT BEYT ISLAND
Dwarka Beyt Island is the main port situated 30 km away from the main town. Beyt Island has several temples enclosed in it. The white sand beach and the coral reef present there is really beautiful to see. There are several adventurous water sports which you can choose. This place is best for picnics, excursions and camps.
SHOPPING FOR BANDHEJ SAREES IN LAW GARDEN MARKET
Law Garden is one of the famous gardens located in Ahmedabad. All the shopaholics would find solace here as you can buy antique jewelleries, bandhej sarees and chaniyas (long colourful skirts) at affordable prices. Bandhej Sarees are famous things to buy if travelling to Gujarat.
SHOPPING FOR HANDICRAFTS AT CRAFTSMAN VILLAGE IN GANDHINAGAR
A number of tourists and visitors come to this village to buy sarees or dresses which are decorated and hand printed. It is decorated with wooden printing blocks in vibrant colours making it beautiful to wear. There are several other antiques and crafts the natives here make which is worth a buy which can also help these craftsmen economically.
EXPLORING THE LOCAL CULTURE AT ARTIST VILLAGE IN SAPUTARA
A beautiful village located a few kilometers away from Lake Satpura, near the Nasik road, displays outstanding artifacts made of bamboo and clothes and a few other things. This village is inhabited by the tribal community. The main tribes here are Kunbi, Warli and Bhil. Apart from buying artifacts here, you can also choose to learn from the workshops here.
TREKKING AT BHUJIA HILL
Bhujia hill with beautiful natural formation makes it an amazing spot for trekking. This is also a place of historical importance. It is also a religious site. Bhujia hill has a Bhujia fort as well which is really beautiful and gives anyone an aesthetic appeal. It is said to be the victory place of the legend Bhujanga against the Bheria Kumar. Trekking is a popular activity here to engage with.
CHECKOUT FOSSIL RELICS IN KUTCH FOSSIL PARK IN BHUJ
Enthusiasts of science or Palaeontologists or Researchers will find this place really enthralling. Fossil Park was established by Mohan Singh Sodha. This park has a magnificent collection of fossils displayed. The fossils are displayed in an organized manner. All should visit this place for once.
EXPLORE NAIDA CAVES IN DIU
Naida Caves could be a heavenly opportunity for Archaeologists, the history buffs, photographers and tourists. Visiting a cave which has a network of tunnels with several square hewn steps is an intriguing experience. The Naida Caves are situated in the Diu Fort. This is one of the popular tourist attractions.
ATTENDING INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL IN GUJARAT
On the eve of Uttarayan Gujarat dons several types of kites for the festival of kites. This festival is a remarkable attraction of Gujarat which marks the transition of winter into summer based on the Indian Calendar. The Festival of Kites also marks the beginning of the harvest season. People from across the globe swarm to this place for visiting and attending this Festival of Kites. This is one of the significant festivals of Gujarat which is usually celebrated grandly in Ahmedabad.
TOUR TO VIBRANT MARINE NATIONAL PARK
The first marine conservatory to be built in India was the Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch. The astounding range of flora and fauna is remarkable. The park is basically distributed into 42 scattered islands in an archipelago. Marine National Park is home to several endangered aquatic animals as well.
GARBA AT GUJARAT
The dance form of Garba originated in the state of Gujarat, India. Traditional dance Garba is performed around the lit lamps or a statue or picture of the Goddess Shakti. There are several dance workshops organized for the people of India and foreign countries to learn this dance form. During Navratri, Garba is performed across India wearing the traditional attire of Gujaratis.