Dwarka is an ancient city in the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat. It’s known as a Hindu pilgrimage site. Dwarka Beach and nearby Dwarka Lighthouse offer views of the Arabian Sea.
The ancient India city of Dwarka, is said to have sunk beneath the Arabian Sea. The city of Dwarka now lies many fathoms below the sea which you can visit through an underwater scuba trip. In 1473 the Gujarat Sultan Mahmud Begada sacked the city and destroyed the temple of Dwarka. The Jagat Mandir or the Dwarakadhis temple was later rebuilt. It was established more than 2500 years ago by Lord Krishna’s great grandson, Vajranabh.
Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. The legendary temple is situated on the shore of the Arabian Sea. It has a strategic location on the western coast of India. The Pran-Pratistha at the existing temple was done on 11th May 1951 by then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The Somnath Temple trust in Gujarat is undertaking the gold plating of over 1,400 kalash (urn). Visitors have to climb 270 steps that rise up from the ghats, to reach this beautiful temple.
Kutch district is a district of Gujarat state in western India. Covering an area of 45,674 km², it is the largest district of India. The population of Kutch is about 2,092,371. Kutch is famous for the Great Rann of Kutch which is a vast salt marsh desert in the middle of the Thar desert. This place is one of the most significant sites that belong to the Indus Valley Civilization. Thousands of travelers come to India to visit Kutch and its vividness.Winters are the best time to visit Kutch.
04. Gir national park
Gir Forest National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat. The sanctuary was set up in 1965, and a 259-sq-km core area was declared as a national park in 1975. It was established to protect Asiatic lions, who frequent the fenced-off Devalia Safari Park, along with leopards and antelopes. The Kamleshwar Dam has marsh crocodiles and birds, such as Indian skimmers and pelicans. At present, Gir forests of Gujarat (India) is the only place where this race of lions i.e. Asiatic lion is found in its natural habitat. The best time to visit this park is in winter.
05. Statue of unity
The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres, located in the state of Gujarat. It represents Indian statesman and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the first deputy prime minister and home minister of independent India and an adherent of Mahatma Gandhi. Inside the Sardar Patel Statue complex, the government has built 3-star hotels, shopping centers, and a research center. The high-speed elevators take the visitors up to 400 feet of the statue that is up to the chest level of the statue.
Champaner is a historical city in the state of Gujarat. It is located in Panchmahal district, 47 kilometres from the city of Vadodara. In the mid 8th century, Vanraj Chavda, the king of Chavda Dynasty, founded the city of Champaner.The city was briefly the capital of the Sultanate of Gujarat. During this period, Champaner was famous for mangoes, sandalwood trees and colourful silks.
Junagadh is a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It was originally constructed in 319 BC during the Mauryan dynasty by Chandragupta. The fort remained in use until the 6th century, when it was abandoned for about 300 years, then rediscovered by the Chudasama ruler Graharipu in 976 century. Junagadh is located in the Saurashtra region, Junagadh is famous for its fort, its markets, the song-dance culture, the spices and pickles and for the friendly people. The history of Junagadh dates back many centuries.
Bhuj is the district headquarters of Kutch District, the largest district in India. The city of Bhuj was founded in 1510 by the local ruler Maharao Hamir. Bhuj was made the capital during the reign of Rao Khengarji I in the year 1549. Bhuj is known for its small, meandering streets, palaces and temples. It also has the oldest museum in the state of Gujarat. It is famous for their traditional handicrafts and embroidery.
09. Sabarmati asram
Sabarmati Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 4 miles from the town hall. The original ashram was established in May 1915 at the Kochrab Bungalow of Jivanlal Desai who was a barrister friend of Gandhi.
The Sabarmati Ashram was home to Mohandas Gandhi from 1917 until 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle.This is the place where Gandhi started the Satyagraha Movement. The best part for a traveller is to pick a spinning wheel memento from the curio shop and also send a postcard from the in-house postbox. A special ‘charkha’ stamp is used when your mail leaves the ashram
10. Rani ki vav
Rani Ki Vav is a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat. It is located on the banks of Saraswati river and it is one of the largest stepwells of its kind in the country. This 900-year-old structure about 125 km from Ahmedabad, which was a fortified city in medieval times
The stepwell was built in 1063 by Queen Udayamati of Chalukya dynasty in the memory of her husband Bhimdev I. Most of the sculptures are of Vishnu, depicting his ten-incarnations Kalki, Rama, Krishna, Narasimha, Vamana, Varahi and others, representing his return to the world.