Gujarat is a great state and is home to some of the most beautiful destinations across the country. The beautiful stretch of mesmerizing white desert, beautiful temples, longest coastline and many more, Gujarat will never stop blowing your mind away. Here is the list of 10 best places to visit in Gujarat.
10 Top Places To Visit In Gujarat
All of you must be remembering the advertisement of Gujarat tourism starring Amitabh Bachchan, where he speaks of ‘khushbu Gujarat ki’ and asks people to spend few days in Gujarat. Well Gujarat has so much to offer that a few days will not be sufficient. But there are some spots in the state which are unmissable, to say the least.
1. White Desert | Great Rann of Kutch
Yes brown deserts are exotic too, but have you heard of white deserts? White deserts are a lot more rare and have their own charm. The Great Rann of Kutch is as mesmerizing as anything can ever be. It is located between Thar desert and Arabian Sea. It is the largest white salt desert in India.
Ranotsav is held every year with cultural festivals being held through a large stretch of the magical desert. You can even see flamingos coming down here all the way from Siberia, during winters.
2. Gir | Junagadh
Gir National Park is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. Gir is home to many Asiatic lions, along with many other rare animals like hyenas, black bucks and many more. At Gir, you get a golden chance to come face-to-face with majestic lions.
Gir is a dry deciduous forest which is home to more than a hundred species of rare birds, fox, crocodiles and many more. The lions here are not caged up, unlike in zoos. The community residing here is very warm and friendly, and have a better understanding of the ecosystem.
3. Rani Ni Vav | Patan
Rani Ni Vav (Queen’s step well) was built by the queen of Bhimdeva, Udayamanti. It has been recognized as a heritage site by UNESCO. This step well was built to preserve ground water. And since it was built by the queen, it’s named as Rani Ki Vav.
What makes it one of the best places to visit in Gujarat are the intricate details the pillars are carved with. The entire structure is so well made that it still stands intact even after so many years. It is located in the ancient city of Patan which is located in the northern part of Gujarat.
4. Dwarka Temple | Dwarka
Dwarka is known as the home of Lord Krishna. It is thronged every year by hundreds of people belonging to all faiths. It has the most famous Dwarka temple, home of the deity Krishna. Dwarka also has beautiful beach area on the shore of Arabian Sea and Gomti River.
As a small town, the people of Dwarka usually get their income from tourism. The city of Dwarka is definitely one of the best places to visit in Gujarat.
5. Champaner | Pavagadh
Champaner is also a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. It is a small deserted city, located on the foothills on Pavagadh. It is a popular place for History enthusiasts. It is an archeological park which boasts of both Hindu and Islamic architecture. It is a rich and cultural site which holds a lot of historical importance.
Jami Masjid, Kevda Masjid and Cenotaph, Lakulisa temple, Lila Gumbaj Ki Masjid, Pavagadh fort, Helica stepwell are some popular landmarks to visit in Champaner.
6. Marine National Park | Jamnagar
Gujarat is lined by coastline on its western edge. The coastline is a stunning 1600km long. On the Gulf of Kutch, there is a little place on the coastline called the Marine National Park. What makes it one of the best places to visit in Gujarat is that it is flanked by various fish of different kinds.
Marine life is evident here with various marine animals like puffer fishes, sponges, sea horses, starfishes, sea cucumbers, huge green sea turtles. A variety of birds also come here.
7. Somnath Temple | Saurashtra
Somnath is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva. Somnath is located in the small town of Junagadh district. The very well-known aarti, which is also one of the most expensive aartis, is held here. It is believed that the Shivling at this temple is self-made.
Apart from the temple, you can also visit the museum nearby which hosts a very historical collection of around 1700 pieces from the 16th and the 17th century.
8. Saputara | Saputara
Saputara is one of the most mesmerizing places in Gujarat, making it one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. It is the only hill station in Gujarat and offers the best views. It is tucked between hills on a plateau. Monsoons are the best times to visit Saputara as the clouds come down and make for a beautiful scenery.
Boats, cable cars, museums offer a variety of things to do here in this cozy and beautiful place.
9. Sabarmati Ashram | Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is a mega city and has lots to offer if you are looking for the best places to visit in Gujarat. One of the many places is Sabarmati Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi is said to have resided. It has a very calm atmosphere and various literary events like book-reading and poetry events are held here.
The things from Gandhi’s household are still preserved here as artifacts. It is a great place to get away from city chaos and spend some time in the quiet.
10. Sun Temple | Modhera
One of the most significant sun temples is located in the small village of Modhera. As the name suggests, this temple was built by the rulers of Solanki dynasty to pay tribute to the God of Sun, Surya. And that is evident from its magnanimous structure and architecture.
It is located in the northern part of Gujarat towards the Pushpavati river. It is a 25km from the town of Mehsana.
Gujarat is an incredible place and we hope the list of best places to visit in Gujarat has helped you finalize your holiday dates to Gujarat. There are many beautiful places to visit in Gujarat but we have listed the 10 unmissable ones.