Gujarat the birthplace of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, has been a prominent tourist destination over the years. A potpourri of different religions, cultures, and landscapes has been enticing travellers from far and wide.
Tourism in Gujarat gives one the opportunity to visit hill stations like Wilson Hills, Saputara, Pavagadh, and Palitana situated on the extensions of the Sahyadri mountains and Western Ghats.
One can also indulge in heritage tourism in Gujarat and visit a wide variety of forts, palaces, mosques, and temples bearing testimony to India’s glorious past and also its struggle for independence. Many of these installations presently have been converted into heritage hotels.
Travellers can also get farther back in time and visit sites of archaeological importance. Sites of Archaeological tourism in Gujarat include world heritage sites like Lothal, Dholavira and Champaner those were part of the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Cultural tourism is also of great importance in Gujarat. Visitors from across the globe get an opportunity to experience the rich tradition of performing arts and handicrafts in Gujarat. Famous art forms of Gujarat include Bandhani, patolas of Patan, kutchhi work, block printing, embroidery, woodcraft, metal crafts, pottery, and many more handicrafts. These art forms bear the influence of various visitors to who visited Gujarat over the years like the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch, Mughals and British. In fact, Gujarati culture also has been influenced by the Parsis.
For those with a religious bent of mind, Gujarat offers a plethora of options. Prominent sites for religious tourism in Gujarat include Dwarka, Ambaji, Somnath, Shamlaji, Sun Temple, Pavagadh, Akshardham (Gandhinagar) and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Ahmedabad) among others. Gujarat also boasts of the solemnly beautiful Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups.
For those who prefer to explore the wild side of nature, Gujarat offers few unique opportunities. It’s the only place on earth to see the Asiatic Lion in the world. The rich vein of flora and fauna available in Gujarat includes the wild ass in the Little Rann of Kutch. Moreover animals like black buck, bear, nilgai, chinkara; birds like paradise flycatcher and migratory species like flamingos, pelican, and storks; aquatic animals like dolphins and whale shark are found in abundance. Several wild life sanctuaries at Gujarat also give farther boost to eco-tourism prospects of the state.
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