How to reach Gujarat from Mumbai
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How to reach Gujarat from Mumbai
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Mumbai to Gujarat||N/A||1.2 hours||12.0 hours||7.2 hours||N/A|
Gujarat being the much loved destination that it is, is well connected to all major parts of the country. If you are looking to understand how to reach Gujarat from Mumbai, then there are several options, such as rail, road and air. Be it a weekend getaway or a long vacation, Gujarat caters to travelers of all sorts. The state offers a plethora of attractions for history lovers, adventure enthusiasts, the religious minded and wildlife aficionados. If you are ever in Gujarat, remember that you need to check out places such as the Gir National Park, the Somnath Temple, the Dwarkadhish Temple, Rann of Kutch and Sabarmati Ashram. It helps that it is pretty easy to get to Gujarat from Mumbai; read on to find out how.
By Air: There are 14 airports in all of Gujarat, and all of them are well connected to Mumbai. Airlines such as JetLite,Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet and Vistara offer good connectivity from Mumbai to most parts of Gujarat. On average it takes almost 1.5 hours to reach Gujarat from Mumbai. It is a good option for those looking to shorten their travel time, thus getting more time to spend on sightseeing in the state.
By Rail: There are several railway stations in Gujarat, and a plethora of trains that connect Mumbai to Gujarat. Choose from options such as the Gujarat Superfast Express, Mumbai Central Gujarat Express, Vadodara Exp, Bct Duronto Exp, Gujarat Mail and Okha Saurashtra Mail among a host of other trains that connect the many railway stations of Mumbai with the many railway stations of Gujarat. The average travel time for getting from Mumbai to any city in Gujarat is nearly 9 hours. It is a good option for those looking to travel within a stipulated budget.
By Road: It is pretty common for people to drive over to Gujarat from Mumbai. In most cases, people travelling from Mumbai to Surat in Ahmedabad can expect a travel time of nearly 5 hours, covering a distance of 290 Kms. For those traveling from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, it takes nearly 9 hours for covering a distance of nearly 531 Kms. The road from Mumbai to Ahmedabad is one of the most scenic routes you can hope to take, with the sea only a little way away. It is a good option to drive to Gujarat from Mumbai.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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