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Things To Do In Gujarat

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Tourism In Gujarat

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Things To Do In Gujarat

Gujarat is a fusion of new ideas and old world traditions. There are several things to do in Gujarat¸ which might very possibly be as rare and unique as the state’s rich historical heritage. With the amalgamation of several cultures, Gujarat is rich in terms of offering a thousand types of things to do, ideal for the adventurous at heart or for those looking for a relaxing vacation. Gujarat offers something or the other to do for people of every age, from fairs for the kids to religious festivals for pilgrims, from the thrill of finding a lost civilization at Lothal for the adventurer to the thrill of shopping for the perfect bandhani in Kutch, Gujarat offers a plethora of activities to indulge in.

If you are thinking of what to do in Gujarat then read on to find out exactly what might titillate your mind. One of the most important and enjoyable things to do in Gujarat India includes attending the Navratri Festival. Held during early October or late September, Navratri is a major festival for Gujaratis, with celebrations going for nearly 10 days. Almost all of the state is decked up like a beautiful bride, and the nights see people come out of their houses in traditional finery and dance the night away. Another must do is camping at the Rann of Kutch, under the countless stars and on a white desert that is bathed in the eerie moonlight. What can be a better experience than this? Tents with all sorts of modern amenities are also available, so that once you step off the desert you can enter a cool haven of modern utilities. If not camping, then plan to visit the Rann Utsav, a festival held once a year in the white salt pans of Kutch. The vibrant shades of the fair are a stark contrast to the blinding white colors of the desert.

A jeep safari in the Gir National Park is also a must do on your list of things to do in Gujarat, especially if you want to see the rare Asiatic lion in all its glory. The number of lions in the national park is on a steady rise, so you will be sure to spot one or more here for sure. If you are a bird lover then the bird photography tour in Jamnagar might interest you. This tour moves from Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary to the Marine National Park, followed by a visit to the Dhichda, Balachadi and then Lakhota Lake. On the way you get to enjoy photographing a plethora of rare Indian and migratory birds. You can also enjoy paragliding in Saputara, the only hill station of the state. Visiting the many temples of the state such as Dwarka and Somnath is a favorite among those inclined towards religion. There are several other temples here as well that are worth a visit. No matter which part of Gujarat you find yourself in, one thing is for sure; you will find something or the other things to do in Gujarat for sure.

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Janmashtami in Dwarka

The Dwarka city or Dwarkadhish was established by Lord Krishna himself with help of his elder brother Balram. The city also is known by the name of Golden city. The Dwarakadhish temple is the point of attraction in the place as its Lord Krishna's temple. A celebration of Janmashtami is worth watching in the city due to the ...

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The beauty of the Rann is inspiring
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Rann Of Kutch In Kutch

The songs of the Desert

The desert comes alive every December to the sound of music, the beats of dance, the colours of nature and the aromas of spices. This is an apt description for the Rann Utsav, or the Rann of Kutch festival.

What began in 2006 as an effort to promote the Rann of Kutch as a tourism spot, the Rann Ut...

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See how the great Indus valley civilization lived, thrived and ultimately declined
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Dholavira in Kutch

The Indus Valley civilization is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, as told by our history books. The civilisation was formed around the area fertilised by the Indus River and its tributaries. Archaeologist and historian have had an ongoing love affair with this period in history and periodical finds of sites of ...

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Enjoy Shopping in Dwarka
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Shopping at Local Markets in Dwarka

Dwarka, renowned as the kingdom of Lord Krishna, is one of the most beloved places for tourists in India and for the followers of Lord Krishna who comes from other countries. Apart from having a religious connection to it, a lot of travelers love this place for its amazing local markets. Shopping in local markets of Dwarka ...

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A visit to this temple will make the devout feel truly blessed
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Koteshwar Temple in Kutch

Surrounded by the sea…

Koteshwar is tiny village set in the west Kutch. In the village on the banks of the Kori Creek is the famous Koteshwar Mahadev temple. When the high tide comes in the temple, it gets cut off from the mainland. But with the roads being developed in the region, the temple is now accessible all through ...

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Can I drink alcohol in Gujarat?

Gujarat is renowned for being a dry state, meaning alcohol is banned in the state. It is not advised for travellers to purchase liquor illegally in Gujarat. However, there are some designated high-end hotels that sell alcohol to permit holders. A permit can be acquired from the officials by showing a valid identity proof. Non-Indians can also purchase a 30-day permit to buy alcohol in Gujarat.

What are the famous fairs and festivals in Gujarat?

Navaratri, Rann Utsav, and Uttarayan (kite festival) are famous festivals in Gujarat. The Bhavnath Fair in Junagadh, Vautha Fair in Vautha, Shamlaji Mela near Himmatnagar, and Dang Darbar in Ahwa are popular fairs to visit in Gujarat.

Can I find non-vegetarian food in Gujarat?

While Gujaratis are known for their vegetarianism, non-veg food is not all that hard to find in major cities in Gujarat. There are plenty of restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine in Gujarat.

Is Gujarat safe to visit for solo travellers?

Ahmedabad is considered one of the safest city in India, especially for solo travellers. The Gujaratis are very warm and welcoming people. However, it is best to take care of yourself like in any other place during travel and keep your luggage safe at all times.

What are the emergency contact numbers for travellers in Gujarat?

Police Control Room: 100Women's Helpline: 181Medical Helpline: 108Ambulance helpline: 102Fire Service: 101Gujarat Tourism Helpline: 1800 233 7951