Things To Do 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 to the joy of shopping in Kutch for the perfect bandhani textiles, Gujarat offers a plethora of activities to indulge in. Taking a desert safari in Kutch is one of the best adventure thrills for tourists of all ages.
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. Camping, watching traditional dance and folk performances, eating Gujarat food, and shopping in Kutch are some of the most rewarding activities in Gujarat. 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.
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 ...
- Ideal for families
- Religious Tour
Rann Of Kutch In Kutch
Rann of Kutch is a vast salt marshy area in the Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat, parts of the Rann of Katch region lies in the Sindh region of Pakistan. The region is divided into two parts, one is called the Great Rann of Kutch and the other one is called the Little Rann of Kutch. The region supports both the...
- Cultural shows
- Desert Safari
- Traditional music
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 ...
- Religious Tour
- Ideal for families
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 Dwarka Gujarat will brin...
- Ideal for families
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Pankaj's 10 days trip to GujaratWe booked our Gujrat trip of 11 days and 12 nights with De Voyager and Payal was very helpful in planning of our trip and arranging the Cab and preparing the itinerary. We had only two issues: 1. We asked for booking Rann Utsav Tent city in Rann of Kutch but just a day before the start of our trip we were told that they cannot book Tent city for us as it was fully booked and rather they have booked White Rann Resort which disappointed us. 2. The Hotel Bait Inn in Ahmedabad was not at all a 3 Start hotel, the rooms were too small and there were no basic items like Soap, Dental/Shaving kit and water provided in the hotel rooms, We were given the soap after we asked the room service. Very disappointed with this hotel, please avoid staying in this hotel if you can. Overall the trip was excellent and our Cab driver Harshbhai was a gentleman and very nice person, he was very helpful and took care of us throughout our trip. I would definitely recommend Travel Triangle and De Voyager to my friends.
Nicks's 4 days trip to GujaratOn Day-2 sufficient time was given for recreational activities at resort. But only one small area having carrom, chess etc. was there. I wish there would have been some more of activities other than what we generally use. It would have been better if trip include Bhuj sightseeing on Day-2, as Gandhi hu Gam & Kalo Dungar were not that attractive as a tourist in my opinion. Or, Travel Triangle could suggest tourists for drop at or after 6:30PM on last day to cover Bhuj sightseeing confortable. We booked ticket for train departing on 3:55PM & were not able to cover Bhuj sightseeing. Mandvi trip was very memorable as my 2year old baby enjoyed beach time for 1st time.
Somyagupta's 4 days trip to GujaratThe driver of the trip was very rude .With elderlies ans senior citizen on board and he did not cooperate at all.He used to drop at far off places especially in Somnath where other cab drivers were dropping the passengers at the nearby point but our driver stopped the cab at city parking point. Similar behaviour was observed at other places as well. He refused to stop the car when there was a need for natures call to a kid.
Mayank's 5 days trip to GujaratHello Travel Triangle and Diu Holidays, I would like to thank you on behalf of my family for arranging the Gujarat Trip. We all had a good time, and we enjoyed the trip. Wanted to share few feedbacks: 1. All the hotels were good except the one in Somnath (The Heritage). Hotel had some foul smell (sever like), and smell was intolerable in one of the room. Breakfast also was not that great. 2. Irshad (Driver) was good, well behaved, and friendly. But faced problem with car as it broke down couple of times. Once in Somnath, and the second time Just before reaching back Ahemdabad Airport. We were fortunate that car didn't break down at some isolated place. 3. Also, in your iterinary if you can recommend some good restaurants and mention some local delicacies it will be an add-on to your services. Overall it was a good trip, and we came back with some great memories of Gujarat. If someone asks me I'll definitely refer Diu Holidays.
Rohit's 7 days trip to GujaratWe booked a trip to Gujarat (Ahmadabad, Dwarka, Somnath, Diu and Gir) through Aarti tour and travels during the Christmas season. The driver, Mr Pancholi was very polite and courteous for most of the trip and the hotels except for the first night were very cosy and comfortable. The driver also guided us throughout the locations. The agents service was prompt and when we raised the issue that our first night at the hotel wasn't very comfortable, he made sure that we were given better rooms on our return leg stay. Would recommend Daksh at Gir for stay and Krishna Beach resort in Diu. In all a very decent trip at a competitive pricing.
Ashwini's 9 days trip to GujaratOur experience with the Agent was not so good by the end of the trip. Initially she was good, friendly and helped us. But in the later part of the trip they did not provide information for Jeep Safari advance booking, could not see the Statue of Unity properly, the tickets were almost sold by the time we reached. Statue of Unity closes at 6:00 PM and driver took us there at 4:00 PM. The Agent was rude when asked about the Safari or the Statue of Unity Tickets
Sugandha's 5 days trip to GujaratFor most of the people in our group, it was a first experience with Diu Holidays and Travel Triangle, and we definitely are very happy with it. Some of the points we would like to mention - - We were able to customize the itinerary (before booking). - We will definitely recommend the driver and the cab we had. His behavior, communication, even recommendation for local food were very well. And he was very considerate too. At the end of the trip, we had a bus to catch. He waited till the time we were all settled in the bus, and only then left. Throughout the trip too, he was always on time, and was very cooperative. - The places we visited, Mandavi, Kutch, and Bhuj are absolutely beautiful. It's perfect for family trips too. People are courteous and friendly and as we were an only-girls group, we especially noted that it's a very safe place too. - Every place in Kutch has its own charm, but the Huts deserve a special mention. Definitely spend at least one night in the huts if you visit Kutch. The people managing these are the most hospitable, and the cleanliness there will surprise you. Thanks for the amazing trip! :)
Bhim's 7 days trip to GujaratOverall experience was really great, everything was as per the expectation and as told by agent. In 7 days journey we did not face any issue and enjoyed everything throughly. Our driver Laxman Ji assisted us a lot, he was very helpful suggesting site scenes and took vehicle where ever we asked for. Great experience with TravelTriangle and Diu Holidays.
Vaibhav's 7 days trip to GujaratThis trip to Gujarat is one of the best trips we've has so far!! All thanks to these guys. :-) Right from Services of Travel Agent to the cab services and the hospitality received in the hotels, everything was commendable. Gir Safari, Nagoa Beach, Darshan at Somnath, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga and Dwarkadheeah Temple, Beyt Dwarka, Palaces, Rann Utsav of Kutchh.
Priyanka's 7 days trip to GujaratCan n driver was very good. Driver was very informative. Hotel at Bhuj is average. Overall trip was good
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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