Gujarat is located in the western coast of India, which is surrounded by
Arabian sea from one side. Rajasthan neighbors it to the north, Madhya
Pradesh to the east and Maharashtra to the southeast. Gandhinagar the
capital of Gujarat is in west-central India.
History of Gujarat
The princes have left their indelible mark on the Indian state of Gujarat,
which is visible in the palaces and forts scattered through cities, towns
and villages. You can trace the evolution of the states' colorful history,
sampling at first hand these buildings through which much of that history
Culture of Gujarat
The folklore and folk culture of Gujarat can be traced to the mythology of
Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu. Dances in honor of Krishna have
survived in the form of the popular folk dance, the 'garba'. Gujarat is also
famous for its art and craft products.
Places Of Interest
It is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, visit Kirti Mandir, where he was
born. It houses a photo exhibition on the life and times of the Mahatma, a
library, and a prayer hall.
here have unearthed an ancient port complete with dockyard measuring
connected to the sea through the river Bhagava. The streets laid out in
chessboard pattern (dividing the town into many blocks), houses with
bathrooms and underground drainage system are identical to those found at
The legendary shore temple of Somnath is one of the most sacred Shiva
shrines in India. Through the turbulent centuries, Somnath was sacked and
rebuilt seven times. The present temple, known as the Maha Meru Prasad, was
rebuilt about 25 years ago on the location of the original shrine, in
accordance with ancient plans.
This city is famous for its architectural wonders built during the Solanki
dynasty, and its' geometrically patterned Patola saris.
Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary
Home to the last remaining population of Asiatic lions, this is the only
place in the world, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in its
natural habitat. The sanctuary also has other herbivores like chital,
nilgai, blue bull and rare four horned antelope.
This ancient sacred city on the edge of the Saurashtra peninsula was once
the capital of Lord Krishna's empire. Its' main attraction is the