Gujarat is one of the major states located in the west of India, which is known worldwide for its culture, lifestyle, and food. But at the same time, Gujarat is also a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. Because of its attractions, Gujarat is also called 'The Land of Legends'. Gujarat is famous for its many temples, wildlife sanctuaries, and beaches. There are many great places to visit in Gujarat, all of which have a certain charm and are steeped in history. If you haven't been to Gujarat yet, you must visit once in your life. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about the main places of Gujarat, which tourists from all over the world reach here to see. Let's know about these places...
Statue of Unity
It is a memorial to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. State of Unity is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Gujarat. The statue was inaugurated on the 143rd birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and reflects his strong personality. It is one of the most popular tourist places in Gujarat. The bronze statue of the founding father of the Republic of India is 182 meters tall, which has attracted the attention of the whole world as 'the tallest statue in the world'. The Statue of Unity is located in Gujarat on the banks of the Narmada River at Sadhu Bet, 3.2 km from the Narmada Dam (Sardar Sarovar Dam).
This city of Gujarat is famous all over India as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. In Porbandar, you will get to see many famous temples, reservoirs, dams, and beautiful beaches which fascinate the tourists visiting here. Bharat Mandir, Sudama Mandir, and Hanuman ji's temple are famous pilgrimage sites for people of religious faith. The beach here is included in the famous beaches of India. This city is one of the most famous tourist places in Gujarat, if you are traveling to Gujarat then definitely go to see this city.
Somnath is one of the major religious places in Gujarat and a very nice place to visit. This place is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is a city surrounded by legends. Somnath is a city of temples with a strong fragrance of religion. Somnath temple and Somnath sea are one of the best places to visit here. The major temples of Somnath include Geeta Mandir, Balukha Teerth, Kamnath Mahadev Temple, and Somnath Museum, etc. Somnath is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. If you are going to visit the tourist places of Gujarat state then you must visit Somnath.
In 1451, Sultan Qutb-ud-Din got the Kankaria Lake constructed. It is one of the biggest lakes in the city located in Ahmedabad. One can see Nagina Wadi, a summer palace in the island garden in the center of Kankaria Lake. Tourists naturally flock to the lake as it has a lot to offer to people of all ages. The primary attractions here include a park, a children's garden, an entertainment center, a boat club, a zoo, and a museum. Kankaria Zoo is a sprawling 21-acre park that houses tigers, elephants, anacondas, pythons, and many other creatures. The children's park has a mirror house, planetarium, and toy house, among other attractions. Balloon safari near Kankaria Lake attracts a large number of tourists.
Rann of kutch
If you are looking for some of the best places to visit in Gujarat, then Kutch is one of those places that you must explore. The grandeur of the architecture, cultural beauty, and delicious cuisine will make you crazy here. Kutch is located on the India-Pakistan border, and you can see parts of Pakistan from here. The best time to visit Kutch is during the winter from November to February. The famous Rann Festival of Kutch also takes place during this time. You can start from Bhuj to visit the Rann of Kutch.
Saputara is a beautiful small hill station located in the Dang district of Gujarat. Mountains, waterfalls, and lush green forests attract thousands of tourists every year. Saputara is the most prominent tourist destination in the Dang district. This place is very famous for nature lovers. This place is the best option to spend some relaxing time with your family or friends in a serene environment. The natural beauty here is worth seeing.
Gir National Park
Gir National Park is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. Let us tell you that this is a wildlife sanctuary, and the main reason for its establishment of which was to protect the Asiatic lions. Gir National Park is also known as Sasan Gir National Park. Gir National Park is located near Talala Gir in Gujarat. The cooperation of the government forest department, wildlife activists, and NGOs has helped a lot in preserving the flora and fauna of Gir National Park. Gir National Park was established in 1965. If you are looking for places to visit in Gujarat, then you must visit Gir National Park once.
This temple has the distinction of being the grandest temple in India. About two million devotees come from all over Gujarat to pay homage to Lord Swaminarayan in this temple. The structure which stands in the middle of 23 acres of lawns is made entirely of pink sandstone and has no steel. A 1.2-tonne gold-plated idol of Lord Swaminarayan sits inside the temple with his right hand extended in Abhaya mudra. Mystic India is an educational and reflective video that follows the path of an 11-year-old child yogi named Neelkanth. The temple also has a light and music show called Sat Chit Anand Water Show as well as an audio-animatronics show.
Established in 1510 by Rao Hamir, the city of Bhuj is one of the best culturally rich places to visit in Gujarat. The city is located in the Kutch region of the state and was once the capital of Kutch. Bhuj is known as a desert city, whose history is associated with the palaces of kingdoms and kingdoms, the rule of Naga chiefs, Jadeja Rajputs, Gujarat Sultans, and the British Raj. Bhuj is one of the unique historical places in India with many temples and traditional handicrafts. While in Bhuj, you can visit places like Bhujia Fort, Hamirsar Lake, Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal, and Sharad Bagh Palace.