Gujarat is one of the best travel destinations in India, widely known for its beautiful beaches, royal palaces, historical sites, religious places, and lifestyle. Gujarat attracts a large number of foreign tourists each year. Bollywood’s superstar Amitabh Bachchan has also worked as the brand ambassador of ‘Gujarat State‘. There are countless beautiful tourist attractions in Gujarat, which you should visit once in your lifetime.

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Gujarat for Your Next Holiday

1. Beautiful Beaches

Gujarat is a beautiful travel destination and blessed with a large number of beautiful beaches. Gujarat has India’s longest coastline which is about 1600 km. Mandvi Beach, Diu Beaches, Somnath Beach, Dumas Beach, and many other are popular beaches in Gujarat among the tourists. Hence, Gujarat is a perfect holiday destination in India for your next trip.

Mandvi Beach, Mandvi
Mandvi Beach, Mandvi

2. Large Number of Historical Sites / Places

Gujarat is a widely known destination in India for its amazing and historical places. If you are a keen lover of history and loves historical sites, then you should not miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful state once in your life. Somnath Temple, Rani Ki Vav, Sabarmati Ashram, Palitana Temples, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Jama Mosque (Ahmedabad), and Dholavira are popular historical sites and places among the tourists.

Dholavira, Kutch
Dholavira, Kutch Image Source: http://www.rannkandhiresort.com/

3. Religious Places

Gujarat is truly blessed with a large number of religious places for all religion people including Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, and all other. Somnath Temple, Haji Pir Dargah, Dwarkadhish Temple, Sidi Bashir Mosque, Jain Temples in Palitana, Swaminarayan Mandir Gadhda, Hanumanji Mandir Sarangpur, Jadeshwar Temple Wankaner, Rafaleshwar Mandir Morbi, and many more.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Limbdi
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Limbdi Image Source: www.baps.org

4. Popular Rann of Kutch

Rann of Kutch is a superb place to see the beauty of nature. You should not miss an opportunity to spend your holiday during the festival of “Rann Utsav” with your loved one. A large number of people visit the Kutch Rann during this festival to see the beauty of nature at night. A family trip is a must for Rann of Kutch.

White Desert, Kutch
White Desert, Kutch Image Source: http://www.travelportalofindia.com/

5. Annual Festivals

The state of Gujarat organizes and celebrates many festivals throughout the year. Makar Sankranti (Uttarayan), Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Maha Shivratri, Eid Ul Fitr, Eid Ul Adha, Bhai Beej, Hanuman Jayanti, and other festivals are celebrated by all people. Makar Sankranti is a special festival among the people of the state of Gujarat. Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Surat, Vadodara and Morbi are the most popular places to celebrate Makar Sankranti in Gujarat.

Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti

Article first published on August 4, 2016.

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