Gujarat Travel Guide

Adalaj Vav which includes a day spa and a temple or place of worship as well as a small group of people
Come to India's westernmost state to be enthralled by its breathtaking scenery, temples, forts, palaces, shrines and exciting outdoor adventures.

Gujarat is on the west coast of India, a place of beaches, forests, temple towns, hilltop resorts and wildlife sanctuaries. Travelers are drawn to the diverse landscapes, architectural grandeur and fascinating cultural heritage. Visit religious shrines, tour ancient palaces and bask on soft, white sands.

Experience the beauty of Gujarat’s scenery in its national parks. Hike through the forest and mango groves of Vansda National Park. Book a four-wheel drive wildlife viewing expedition through the tropical grasslands of Velavadar Blackbuck National Park, which has antelopes, jackals and Indian foxes. See more animals at Gir Forest National Park, including Asiatic lions and four-horned antelopes.

Walk in the Girnar Hills, which rise above Junagadh. Explore the sights of this ancient, fortified city. Delight in the colors and fragrances of Moti Baug, a botanic garden with an area of 6,140 acres (2,485 hectares). Tour historical buildings, including Uparkot Fort, which is more than 2,000 years old.

Travel to some of the state’s other towns and cities for their centuries-old structures. In Bhuj, find Aina Mahal, an 18th-century royal palace with glass-lined white marble walls. Afterward, walk to the Prag Mahal, a 19th-century palace. Climb to the top of its bell tower for superb city views.

Travel to Ahmedabad and seek out the city’s old walled section for the palaces, mosques and gates of Bhadra Fort. Stop at the 15th-century Sultan Ahmed Shah Mosque and admire the architectural beauty of the Teen Darwaza, a triple-arched gateway that is also part of the fort complex. Marvel at the collection of vintage cars at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, a showcase of vehicles collected during the last century.

Complete your trip with relaxation at Mandvi Beach and Somnath Beach.

Fly into Gujarat via Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Ahmedabad. Get around by buses, trains, taxis or rental car.

With its beaches, temples, wildlife and mountains, Gujarat is an attractive combination of history, cultural and picturesque charms.

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