Want to dance on the melodious beats of “Garba”, the very famous dance form of Gujarat; then plan your trip to Gujarat. It is a state in western India. Covering area of 75,686 sq mi with a coastline of 1,600 km, most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in excess of 50 million. The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east and the Arabian Sea as well as the Pakistani province of Sindh on the west. Its capital is Gandhinagar, while it’s largest and most popular city is Ahemedabad. Gujarat is home to the Gujarati -speaking people of India.
Gujarat is unique in its geological and topographical landscape. From the art of the neolithic cave painter, to the stone masterpieces of a series of civilized architecture. Gujarat has it all.
From Ancient cave paintings to historic murals, natural and manmade caves, Gujarat stands distant from everyone. Art, history, music, culture all links together within each other to form a wondrous matrix that is the cultural exuberance of the people of the state.
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Gujarat Preserves in itself, all the cultural and religious learning which act as a mile stone in attracting the foreign tourist. While visiting to Gujarat you will get the opportunity to explore various monuments like Surat Castle, Pavagadh Fort and Early Temples, Champaner- Pavagadh, Pavagadh Hill/ Kalika Mata Temple- Pavagadh, Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi- kutch, Though the list to it is endless.
If you have a keen interest in knowing about the temples or for pilgrimage, then there is no better place to visit than Gujarat. Temples like Sun Temple- Somnath, Gomati Ghat Temples- Dwarka, Ambaji Temple- Ambaji, Takhteshwar Temple- Bhavnagar, Koteshwar Temple- Northwest Kutch, Somnath Mahadev temple-Somnath and many more, are some of the very famous temples to visit.
The uniqueness that Gujarat holds is not only in terms of geological and topographical landscape, but also in terms of the amazing combination of different religion as well. Here you can get a great opportunity to experience an amazing combination of various religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Parsi, and Sikhism. This is the only place where you can visit Buddhist Footprints in places like Vadnagar, Taranga in Mehsana; Islamic Mosques of Champaner- Pavagadh; Jain’s temples like Hemachandracharya Jain mender- Patan, Siddhshila- Taranga Hills; Parsi Agiari-surat; Krishna and Shiva temple and Sikh’s Beyt Dwarka etc.
If you are fond of experiencing a variety of food, then Gujarati cuisine is what all you need. It is primarily vegetarian. The typical “Gujarati Thali” consists of Roti (a flat bread made from wheat flour, and called rotli in Gujarati), Daal or Kadhi, rice, and sabzi/shaak (a dish made up of different combinations of vegetables and spices, which may be stir fried, spicy or sweet). Cuisine in Gujarat can vary widely in flavor and heat, depending on a given family's tastes as well as the region of Gujarat they are from. North Gujarat, Kathiawad,Kachchh, and South Gujarat are the four major regions of Gujarat that all bring their own style to Gujarati food. Many Gujarati dishes are distinctively sweet, salty, and spicy at the same time.
Gujarati cuisine depends upon the seasonal availability of vegetables and fruits. In summers, that is, in Mango season” Keri no ras” (Fresh juice of mango pulp) is often an integral part of the meal. During fasting, diet is limited to milk and dried fruits, and nuts, are commonplace.
“Farsan” (Side Dishes) can be Dhokla, Khandvi, Rasya Muhtia-a spicy yogurt dumpling soup, Daal Dhokli and many more. And if you have a liking for sweet dishes, then do plan your tour to Gujarat. Here you can get an extremely huge variety of sweet dishes like Sutarfeni, Halvasan, keri no ras, Ghari & Ghever - sweet from surat, Son Papdi, Mohanthal, Penda, ladu, Gajar no Halwa, well the list is endless.
Here you can get a large variety of food courts and cafeteria. Gujarat has many health & wellness centers. So you can plan your tour to Gujarat at any time of the year. But as Gujarat experiences mild, pleasant and dry winters, so the best time to visit Gujarat is from October to February.