Gujarat is situated on the Western part of India. It shares borders with Rajasthan to the Northeast, Madhya Pradesh to the East, Maharashtra and union territories of Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli to the South. It is bounded by Arabian Sea to the Southwest and shares the international border with Pakistan. Gandhi Nagar is the capital of Gujarat while Ahmedabad is its largest city. It is home town of father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. The state took its name from the Gujjars who ruled the area. It spans an area of 196,024 Sq. Km with the population of 5,05,97,000. The official language of Gujarat is Gujarati. The state is now the fastest growing economies of India. It has 1600 Km long coastal line dotted with 41 ports. Tapti, Narmada, Sabarmati and Mahi are the important rivers of Gujarat. Aravalli, Sahyadri, Vindhya and Satrupa are the main mountain ranges of Gujarat with Saputara are the only hill station of the state. Gujarat is blessed with 4 National Parks, 21 Sanctuaries and is the only home of Asiatic lion. Gujarat is also a leader in various industrial sectors such as Chemicals, Drugs & petrochemicals, Dairy, cement, textiles, engineering, gem and jewellery. Major agricultural products grown in the state includes cotton, groundnuts, dates and sugarcane.
Sightseeing of Gujarat:
Some of the worth visiting sights of Gujarat are:
Treasures of Gujarat:
Though Gujarat is naturally blessed state but there are some treasures of Gujarat that are true representative of the state . Gir Forest National Park, Gulf of Kutch, Sardar Sarovar Project on the river Narmada are few among them.
How to Reach Gujarat
By Air: Gujarat has 10 Airports the most of any Indian state. All the major states of Gujarat has one Airport. The main International Airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Amedabad. Many domestic and International flights operate from Here. The other domestic airports in various cities of Gujarat are Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Jamnagar, Kandla, Keshod, Porbandar, Vadodara and Mehsana.
By Rail: Gujarat is well connected with the network of rail heads that connects it to the other major cities of India. Gujarat comes under the Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways. Varodara Railway station is the busiest railway station situated on the Mumbai- Delhi Western Railway mainline. Other important railway stations are Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot.
By Road: Gujarat state Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) is the primary body that is responsible for the bus service in and around the state. Besides the public transport private taxis and cabs are also hired for moving in and around the city.
Best time to visit Gujarat: The climate in Gujarat is moist in the southern regions and dry in the northern regions that results in intensely hot and cold climate in Gujarat. Although Gujarat can be visited any time of the year but the best time to visit is from October to February when the weather remains warm and dry.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Chandigarh|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Daman and Diu|
|Lakshadweep||National Capital Territory of Delhi|