Gujarat – Khushboo Gujarat ki
If you are in quest for history, nature and wildlife, then Gujarat will entice you to visit the place over and over again. Located in the westernmost part India. Historically, the state of Gujarat has been one of the main centers of the Indus Valley Civilization. Some of the ancient cities, in the State of Gujarat of the Indus Valley are Dholavira, Lothal and Gola Dhoro of which, the most recent discovery was Gola Dhoro. There are about 50 Indus Valley settlement ruins that have been discovered in Gujarat. Gujarat harbours picturesque landscapes, historical sites and long stretches of Coastlines
Gujarat has a unique topographical and geological landscape. From the outpourings from early volcanic eruptions to the fossil fields of dinosaurs. From the ancient natural and manmade cave paintings to historic murals in these caves. The mix of art, culture, music and the history, converge into each other to take the form of a cultural abundance of the people belonging to the state. Gujarat is also known for its famous architectural heritage. The combination and a fusion of Hindu and Islamic traditions can be seen in ornate step water wells called “Baolis” in the local language.
Gujarat – Somnath Temple
Gujarat has a variety and an amazing diverse habitat of Wild Life which has its own charm in its environment. Gujarat has declared many of its varied habitats into National Parks and Sanctuaries for visitors in search of wildlife adventure. It has done a wonderful job towards the conservation of Natural habitat and wild life. Its wildlife icon of Lions that are found in the Gir reserve and happen to be a major attraction for tourists in Gujarat.
Along the coast of Gujarat lies some beautiful beaches which include the old port-town of Mandvi. But the most famous spots along these beaches are the temples of Dwarka and Somnath. The Somnath temple has been repeatedly robbed over the years and the present structure dates back only to 1950 but its ancient sanctity for the Hindu devotees, still remains.
Gujarat – Festival
It is said that arts is an expression, in Gujarat. The blend of arts, culture and lifestyle makes way for soulful and peaceful wellbeing. The dance and music blends with its rich traditions of its folk dance and music. The synchronized dance and beat of the Garba dance is a spiritual expression of Gujarat and is the spirit of festivity of the Navratri festival has reached worldwide. Even today, the folk dances and the music, continues to lure people to its rich tradition. Classical music, folk songs and an array of characteristic classical ragas have an exemplary features of characteristic music variations. Besides contributing vastly to the classical and folk music, Gujarat is also known to have produced its own unique folk instruments.
Gujarat is divided into three major geographical regions. With the major cities of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodra in the eastern region to the Saurashtra region between the Gulf of Cambay and the Gulf of Kutch. In the northern region lies the Kutch region, which is a salty desert.
GETTING TO GUJARAT
The railways are the fastest and the cheapest, for both goods and passengers. All the major cities of Gujarat are well connected to metro cities in India.
Gujarat has approximately 72,165 kms. of excellent roads and it is well connected to other states of Indian union by road and air
The winters are mild, pleasant, and dry while the summers are extremely hot and dry with sunshine. Relief comes in the form of the monsoon season that starts around middle of June. Winter (October to March) is best time to travel in Gujarat.
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