Whenever it comes to tourism, the name Gujarat comes to the fore, which is known as the perfect destination to visit. It makes its own identity through its food, culture, and dialect. From the point of view of tourism, here you will find a place to visit according to your wish. There are many places of interest in Gujarat which will entice you all. Today, in this episode, we are going to give you information about some famous tourist places in Gujarat, which will give you peace of mind as well as complete fun roaming in the monsoon. In these, you will get to see beautiful beaches attractive waterfalls, charming lakes, and lush green forests. Let's know about these places...
Dandi beach is located in the Surat district of Gujarat. This beach is very important from a historical point of view. This beach is witness to the Dandi March launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 against the British. This is a very beautiful place where you can spend quality time with your family. There is a mesmerizing view here at sunset. Thousands of people come to visit this beach in a calm environment. The nearest airport here is Surat Airport. You can also reach here by bus and train.
Gir National Park
Also known as Sasan Gir, this wildlife sanctuary is the only remaining home of Asiatic lions. Apart from Africa, it is the only place in the world where you can see this species. Gir National Park remains closed from 16th June to 15th October every year and the best time for wildlife viewing is April and May. Here you can see a unique landscape made up of hills, plateaus, and stretches of 7 major rivers of the region like Datardi, Hiran, Rawal, etc. One of the best places to visit in Gujarat, it houses more than 400 species. One can see many unique wildlife species in the park like the Asiatic lion, hyena, chinkara, nilgai, mugger crocodile, python, Malabar whistling thrush, tawny eagle, etc.
Saputara situated in the Dang district of Gujarat is situated in the lap of nature amidst greenery, forests, and amazing waterfalls. It can be called the 'heaven' of greenery. If you are a nature lover, then this can be the best place for you. This hill station is 157 kilometers away from Surat. It is counted among the most beautiful places in Gujarat. You can reach here by bus, train or flight.
Somnath Temple, located in Junagadh district, is believed to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The splendid wealth of the Somnath temple attracted various invaders who attacked and plundered it mercilessly. However, it was rebuilt after every invasion which restored it to its former glory. Architecturally this temple displays grandeur. Built-in the Chalukya style of architecture, it boasts a shikhara about 50 meters tall. Somnath Temple is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Gujarat. The temple impresses visitors with its intricate carvings, silver doors, the famous Nandi idol, and the main attraction, the Shivling.
Wilson Hills, situated at an altitude of 2500 feet above sea level, is considered a great destination for summer and monsoon. One can see a glimpse of the sea from Wilson Hills and from here the view of the green area near Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary is also visible. This place becomes very beautiful during the rainy season. To reach here one has to take a long drive of 130 km from Surat. You can also reach here by train from Valsadi.
Porbandar is a city in the Porbandar district of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and it is also the district headquarters. Porbandar is located at the southern end of the state of Gujarat near the Arabian Sea. Porbandar is an ancient port city of Gujarat which is why it is more famous. Every year lakhs of tourists come to visit here. Porbandar has many historical palaces, attractive beaches, and scenic temples. And there is also a beautiful view of the beach. The most important thing here is that Mahatma Gandhi was born here and he was a great leader of India. Porbandar attracts pilgrims with temples like Sudama Temple, Bharat Mandir, Ram Dhun Temple, Hanuman Temple, and others.
Polo Forest is near Sabarkantha village, about 160 km from Ahmedabad. Polo Forest is famous for its lush green beauty during the rainy season. It is 400 sq km. is spread. You can camp here for the night or stay in one of the best resorts. If you like to roam in the forests, then this is the perfect destination for you. Its nearest airport is Ahmedabad. You can easily reach here by bus or train.
The beautiful Thol Lake is a great option to visit in Gujarat during monsoon. You can visit here for a peaceful and great experience. You will find many types of birds in this lake. Walking around it is a unique experience. If you like peace and want to come here with your family, then this can be a great option.