Are you a fun lover with a passion for travelling and exploration? Make Gujarat your next destination. Gujarat is a coastal state in West and North West India, boasting of a population of 60 Million plus. Your trip to Gujarat will not be complete without stopping to embrace the beauty of these places:
Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
The Maharaja of Baroda, Sayajirao Gaekwad III was an art lover and had a massive collection of art and artifacts. He founded the Baroda museum and picture gallery to house the collections he gathered and commissioned during his travels.
Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati Tours
Mahatma Gandhi’s former Ashram-turned-museum is one stop you never want to miss. The Father of Modern India lived here with his family for many years. It has a wide collection of photos, paintings and documents related to the Mahatma family.
Saputara is a hill station in Gujarat, which is in deep contrast to the forts, temples, palaces and jungles that Gujarat is best known for. Honey bees center, Step Garden, Rose Garden, Lake Garden, Gira Waterfalls, Mahal Forest, Sunrise Point and Gandhi Shikhar are the most popular places in Saputara.
Calico Museum of Textiles
Indian textile is undoubtedly the most unique and attractive ever. There is no better place than Calico Museum of Textiles, in the heart of Gujarat, where you can enjoy the pleasure of finding a variety of the best textile ever made. If you are out in search of one of India’s oldest traditions, this is the place to go. There are both modern and traditional textiles, dating back to 500 years ago.
Dholavira is an ancient town, 250km from Bhuj District of Gujarat. It gives a clear understanding of the Harappan culture and its civilization. It is the only site that marks the existence of Harappan Culture from 2900 BC to 1500 BC. It is the second largest in India and fifth largest in the Indian subcontinent
Palitana Jain Temple, Bhavnagar
Palitana Temple is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat, since it is one of the most sacred Jain Temples in India. Located on top of Shetrunjai Hill, it is known for its 3000 brilliantly carved temple. The panoramic view of Palitana is a sight to behold. Gulf of Cambay and its surrounding can be seen from the top of the temple. Since staying at night is prohibited, devotees climb early in the morning and descend by sunset.
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
Laxmi Vilas Palace was built in 1890, as the private residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. It is one of the most magnificent structures in India, believed to be four times the size of Buckingham Palace. It features many buildings like Makarpura Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Moti Baug Palace and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. It also has Navlakhi Stepwell, Maharaja Fatehgarh Museum and a zoo with crocodiles.
A visit to Gujarat would not be complete without stopping at those destinations. There are many places of tourist attraction, but those are some of the best places to visit in Gujarat.