Places to Visit in Gujarat

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Here are the top 40 tourist places in Gujarat:

1. Ahmedabad

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Also known as Amdavad, this is an industrial and commercial city but a nice, popular destination for tourists who want to get the taste of Gujarat.

Best Time: October to March

2. Kutch

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Kutch is an erstwhile princely state of India holding onto its grandeur nature from the past.With the vast expanses of white salt desert in the Rann of Kutch area, this is an amazing experience to witness.

Best Time: July to March

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3. Gir National Park

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Gir National Park is the only home for the Asiatic Lions but even if you miss out on spotting the lions, the national park has a lot more to offer.

Best Time: July to March

4. Somnath

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Somnath, literally meaning 'lord of the moon' is a pilgrim center and is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Best Time: September to March

5. Vadodara

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Home to some of the most exemplary displays of architecture, Vadodara is a fitting memorial to Maratha leader Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III.

Best Time: October to March

6. Dwarka

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Located on the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat, Dwarka is popularly known as the "home of Lord Krishna".

Best Time: July to March

7. Junagadh

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Being the capital of Junagadh Princely State once, the town shines with historical significance with many historical monuments to see.

Best Time: July to March

8. Saputara

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Saputara is known as a well planned resort hill station because of the innumerable sightseeing, trekking and boating activities.

Best Time: Mid March to mid November

9. Champaner-Pavagadh

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Being included in the elite list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, this marvellous archaeological park set in the heart of the city of Champaner and amidst the Pavagadh hills is one of the most sought after places in Gujarat.

Best Time: October to February

10. Gandhinagar

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Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, offers a rich cultural heritage, beautiful temples and serene environment as major tourist attractions.

Best Time: October to March

11. Diu

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Located near the port of Veraval, Diu is a small island which was earlier a Portuguese colony.

Best Time: July to March

12. Porbandar

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The birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is a beautiful beach town with some temples and dams which is now also a popular trading hub.

Best Time: Throughout the year

13. Bhuj

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A desert city with long history of kings and empires make Bhuj one of the interesting and unique historical places to see.

Best Time: July to March

14. Surat

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Ranking as the 9th largest metropolitan in India, Surat is the second most populated city in the state of Gujarat. Known as 'The city of flyovers', it is a commercial centre of textiles and diamonds.

Best Time: October to March

15. Patan

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Rani Ka Vav, the latest Indian entrant to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated here, making Patan one of the newest tourist hubs in India.

Best Time: October to March

16. Dholavira

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One of the most remarkable excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization, Dholavira was one of the most developed cities roughly 4500 years ago.

Best Time: October to March

17. Danta Ambaji

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A tourist attraction due to it's proximity to Ahmedabad, Danta is a Hindu pilgrimage center known mainly for its Ambe temple.

Best Time: October to March

18. Anand

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The city which was the epicenter of the white revolution in the country, Anand is a place known for its semi-rural set up and the Swami Narayan Mandir which is the crown jewel of the city

Best Time: October to March

19. Girnar

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A collection of mountains, Girnar is a religious site sitting right in nature's lap and flocked by Hindu and Jain pilgrims alike.

Best Time: July to March

20. Rajkot

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The city of Rajkot, or the City of Princes, is a small but prominent city located in the state of Gujarat. The city is a fusion of architectural and historical sites of great importance and also serves as an essential hub for the automobile industry, handicraft industry and a textile centre.

21. Himmatnagar

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Himmatnagar is located in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, India. The municipality is the administrative headquarters of the region which is located on the banks of the river Hathmathi.

22. Bhavnagar

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Splendid splashes of the passionate waves of the Gulf of Khambat, an ancient history of ocean trade, vibrant culture, warm locals, bazaars brimming with people and chitter chatter, enchanting architecture, progressive people and a happy developing town.

Best Time: October to January

23. Palanpur

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Palanpur, is a city and municipality in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the district, known for its massive architectural shrines dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism and it’s enriching history.

24. Umbergaon

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Located in the Valsad district in the state of Gujarat, Umbergaon or Umargam is a small census town inhabited by fisher folks essentially. Based on a slightly mountainous region, the town is very close to the Maharashtra border and is known for its several gorgeous beaches and ancient temples.

25. Anjar

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Anjar is a town and municipality in Kutch District, Gujarat. With 1,400 years of history, it is known as the oldest town in Kutch. The desert climate in this region does not spare Anjar, sharing the same weather extremities. It has been a centre for trade and commerce in Kutch for eons.

26. Pirotan Island

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Pirotan Island spreads over an area of 3 square kilometres and is one of forty-two islands in the marine park area, nestled within the vicinity of the Marine National Park in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat on the western coast. 

27. Dandi Beach

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Well known for its historical significance, Dandi in Surat is a beautiful beach destination. The scenic beauty combined with its rich history make it a favourite among all tourists visiting this place. The serene and pristine beauty of Dandi is only second to its long and illustrious history. The sand in this beach is as far as the eyes can see and stands at a beautiful contrast against the sapphire sky. You can sit back and relax in the lap of nature, or explore the landscape and give your inner historian some food for thought. The Dandi beach is ideal for a quiet weekend getaway, and is a must-visit when in Surat!

28. Vadla

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Vadla is an up and coming haven for migratory birds making their way to the marshy wetlands of Gujarat, just a short drive away from Ahmedabad. Vadla still remains relatively unknown and undiscovered in comparison to the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and is a hidden gem only known to the locals.

29. Kabirvad

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Kabirvad is a small island in the Bharuch district of Gujarat rumoured to be Saint Kabir’s residence several hundred years ago. Located along the banks of the river Narmada, the island promises you a calm and serene abode underneath the humongous canopy of Banyan trees that Kabirvad is most prominent for.

30. Zarwani Waterfalls

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If you’re a nature lover but have never been in an authentic wildlife setting such as the ones depicted in popular franchises like Tarzan or The Jungle Book and have also not enjoyed yourself amidst the distant hooting of birds, the serene flow of a waterfall along with the wide expanse of green canopy away from the noise of civilisation, then these waterfalls should be your next destination. At a distance of about 90 km from Varoda in Gujarat, Zarwani Waterfalls are amongst the most sought natural destinations in India.

31. Hathni Waterfalls

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Jambughoda is home to one of the most breathtaking and magnificent waterfalls you can visit in the Indian subcontinent. About a 100 metres in length and flowing with rich greenery, Hathni Waterfalls are surrounded by a variety of beautiful flora and fauna. If you find the peaceful sound of flowing water from streams and falls incredibly relaxing, then this is the spot for you. Or if you are looking to engage in some choicy nature photography while having a spiritual experience in the thick of dense forests, then this place should be on your bucket list.

32. Modhera

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Modhera is an ancient village in the state of Gujarat, famed for housing the remains of the Sun Temple built by the Chalukya dynasty is a true historical treasure. The village is surrounded by a mystical aura that the Sun Temple brings along, it is also a hub for spirituality and culture. Modhera gives you a glimpse into the glory days of the royal lineage of the Chalukyas and is one of the finest testaments of the architectural excellence of the past. If history entices then this place is perfect for you with the village being neck deep in historical relics, structures and legends.

33. Statue of Unity

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Statue of Unity is a memorial to The Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue has been erected to propagate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's vision of India and to inspire the Citizens of India through his patriotism and freedom struggle. The Bronze statue of the founding father of the Republic of India stands 182 metres tall grabbing the attention of the whole world as the 'Tallest statue in the World'. The statue of Unity is Located in Gujrat, by the banks of River Narmada on the River Island of Sadhu Bet overlooking the Narmada Dam (Sardar Sarovar Dam) from 3.2 km away.

34. Marine National Park

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Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch is the first marine conservatory built in India. Crediting to its diverse range of flora and fauna, it accounts for a magnanimous natural site for India's natural resource and beauty. The park is distributed in 42 scattered islands in an archipelago. The park also houses many endangered aquatic animals granting them protection from poachers.

35. Wilson Hills

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The Wilson Hills in Dharampur district of Gujarat is one of those places which would make you say 'wow' when you witness the natural and panoramic beauty of the place. Clouds floating close to the ground, lush green forests, pleasant climate and intriguing view of the sea from the hilltop – Wilson Hills is an ideal place for those who love to do nature photography.

36. Wankaner

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Situated at the bending point of River Macchu in Gujarat, Wankaner is a princely town known for its royal lineage and heritage monuments. The city gets its name from its location; ‘wanka’ meaning ‘bend’ and ‘ner’ meaning ‘river’. Also known as Jhalawar, the city was originally ruled by Jhala Rajputs. The rulers were known for their patronage of architecture and arts and that clearly reflects in the beautiful monuments and palaces of Wankaner. The quaint town has several bewitching attractions and historical monuments which are open for sightseeing. All of these boast of incredible architecture and interior decor while some of these have been turned into heritage hotels.

37. Nargol Beach

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Nargol Beach is a beautiful and serene beach situated in the state of Gujarat prolifically spread over an area of 16km. The beauty of this beach is enhanced tenfold by the lush green casuarinas trees. While the beach is not ideal for swimming, It is a perfect place for leisure walks or a picnic. The best time to visit the beach is during the winter season from October to March.

38. Sardar Sarovar Dam

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Located near Navagam in Gujarat, Sardar Sarovar Dam is a massive gravity dam built on the River Narmada which was built to conserve water and help the environment and the people around. The foundation of the project was laid down by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961 and the construction work for the same was started in 1979. Today, this dam helps provide drinking water to the neighbouring villages and also helps with irrigation, and hydro-power for all of Gujarat.

39. Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary

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Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary is a hilly isle known to be the home of the Sloth Bears in Dahod District, Gujarat. The locals suggest that the Sloth Bear is far more dangerous than a leopard, but assist tourists in spotting this thrilling beast. The Kanjeta Eco campsite is the on-site full-service and lodging operation of Gujarat Tourism.

40. Zanzari Waterfalls

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The Vatrak River of Dehgam, Gujarat boasts of the Zanzari Waterfalls. The main waterfall is 25 feet high and lands on a picturesque set of rocks, boulders and craters.

41. Taranga Hills

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Taranga refers to a three-peaked hill located in the Mehsana district of Gujarat, on the banks of the river Sabarmati. It is located at a distance of 130 km from Ahmedabad. Taranga Hills holds great importance for Jains as they consider it to be one of the five most Mahatirthas. The famed Ajitnath Jain Temple is located here. Though the hills are a major pilgrimage site for the Jains, the temples' architecture are a delight to anyone, not just to a person from the Jain community.

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