There is something about Gujarat that has always captivated the world. Tourist from all over the world travel to Gujarat to explore the range of attraction it boasts of which include Kankaria Lake, Great Runn of Kutch, Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary, Porbandar Beach etc. Far-reaching desert of Gujarat and many vibrant cities that are a perfect blend of the old and new. However, it’s the warmth of the local adds to the complete experience of the happening holiday in Gujarat.
Gujarat is the land of amazing diversity. The fabulously hospitable country welcomes its visitors with open arms and offers them an unforgettable experience. It has such charms that are hard to find anywhere else in the world. Cultural delights, scenic wonder, fascinating history and a great food scene are some of the ultimate things to indulge in. When you plan a trip to Gujarat we happen to focus on things that we mostly read or hear about, however, the fact remains there is so much that we miss out in this approach. Therefore here we listed a few some places of Gujarat that you must not miss while travelling in Gujarat. If you are planned a trip to Gujarat then here are some places that you must add in the list to explore the real Gujarat.
Great Runn of Kutch
Located at the far western edge of Gujarat, Kutch is not a part of the usual tourist trail. It is not just a desert you see, but rather a culture celebration, something that the Gujarat Government has now tried to bottle in its annual festival of Rann Utsav. Great Rann of Kutch is one among the not to miss places in Gujarat there is a little Rann of Kutch as well. Great Runn of Kutch spread over 1600 sq. Kms and this is the largest salt desert lake in the world. The sunrise and sunset on Great Rann of Kutch is a feast to your eyes and they elevate your spirits as well.
Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
Gir National Park is one of the popular national park of India among the tourist and a sightseeing pull of Sasan-Gir. It is the only remaining habitat of the Asiatic lion, which has been confined to this forest. The park is also home to deers, peacock, gazelles and nilgais. The border of this forest reserve is home to some villages and hamlets inhabited by the Maldhari tribes. A tour of these villages will also one a glimpse into the lives they lead and their folk art.
Kankaria Lake is located in the southeastern part of Ahemadabad, the capital city of Gujarat. It is one of the biggest lakes in Ahmedabad constructed by the Sultam Kutubuddin in mid of 15th century. It is an artificial lake with 34 sides. The lake contains a charismatic summer palace island fully covered with the green trees. Amongst the places to be visited near the lake is the island garden at its centre with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. Lush green parks, an aquarium, a boat club, a natural historic museum and a zoo surrounding the park make the lake a place to be visited in Ahemadabad.
Porbandar is a coastal city of Gujarat. It is popular for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. This place with the significant event in history is a tourist destination which modestly offers a number of appealing sightseeing. Home of Mahatma Gandhi is the most prominent tourist attraction of Porbandar which has been renovated to become a temple of peace presently know as Kirti Mandir. Chowpatty beach of Porbandar is also a tourist attraction of that city. The scenic beauty of this place is mesmerizing. There are many temples and other attractions worth visiting like the Gita Mandir, Sudama Mandir, the Bird Sanctuary, Nehru Planetarium and Rana Bapu’s Mahal among others.
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
Situated at Jamnagar district of Gujarat Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary provide safe heaven of around 300 varieties of migratory birds. The sanctuary is unique having both freshwater lakes, salt and freshwater marshland. It is spread over 65 square kilometres. The sanctuary now has the record of having the highest density of species. There are no facilities of lodges in the area of overnight stay and bird watching is strictly a daytime affair. There are however trails, boating and watchtowers to help birdwatcher to take in the scenery.