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Tourist Attractions in Gujarat

Located on the western coast of India, the state of Gujarat is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in India. It actually offers a host sightseeing options that are some of the best tourist attractions in Gujarat.

The various Tourist Attractions in Gujarat are discussed as follows:

Gandhinagar: Sited approximately 25 kilometers north of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar is the present capital of Gujarat, named after Mahatma Gandhi. .

Ahmedabad: The city of Ahmed Shah who was the medieval ruler of Gujarat, associated with the great thinker and freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi, Ahmedabad offers the traveler an exclusive blend of Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture.

Jamnagar: At approximately 302 km from Ahmedabad, Jamnagar is situated in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and offers tourist attractions in Gujarat, namely, Lakhota Fort, Willington Crescent, Kotha Bastion, Solarium, Jamsaheb�s Palace, and Rozi and Bedi ports.

Vadodara: A town famous for its age old cultural tradition of music, and fine arts, Vadodara, is considered as the cultural capital of Gujarat.

Patan: Founded in the 9th century, the Patan city of Gujarat was originally known as Anhilwad Patan. It offers the tourist places like the Rani Udayamati vav (step well) and the Sahastralinga Lake.

Pavagadh: A charming hill resort for the people of Vadodara, Pavagadh is one of the nicest tourist destinations in India.

Champaner: The erstwhile capital of Sultan Mahmud Beghara, Champaner is lies at the foothills of the Pavagadh hill in Gujarat.

Saputara: Located on top of the second highest plateau in the Sahyadri range in the center of thick forests Saputara literally is Gujarat�s most popular hill resort.

Surat: Widely acclaimed as a center for textiles, zari and diamond cutting and polishing, Surat in Gujarat is one of the most wanted tourist sites.

Rajkot: Founded in the 16th century by a Rajput chief, the city of Rajkot in Gujarat is positioned in the middle of the peninsula to the northwest of Surat.

Bhavnagar: The erstwhile capital of a state of Bhavnagar and reigned by the Suryavanshi Rajputs from Marwar, Bhavnagar is positioned to the southeast of Rajkot in Gujarat.

Junagadh: Located to the west of Bhavnagar, at the foothills of the Girnar Hills of Gujarat is Junagadh which offers tourist attractions like the rock edict of Emperor Ashoka, dating back to 250 BC.

Uperkot: Positioned approximately five kilometers from Junagadh is Uperkot. The fort on top of the Uperkot hill, built by the Rajputs, has a gorgeously embellished triple gateway.

Porbandar: Gracing the coast of Gujarat to the west of Junagadh is Porbandar. It is famous as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.

Dwarka: Situated on the northern belt of the Saurashtra peninsula, at the meeting point of the Gomti River and the Arabian Sea, the sacred town of Dwarka is another important pilgrimage site.

Bhuj: Recognized popularly as the entry way to Kutch, the ancient walled city of Bhuj is one the most chief tourist destinations in India.

Sarnath: One of the most visited pilgrimage centers of Gujarat, Sarnath is located near the port town of Veraval in Junagadh.

Events and Festivals: Events like Navratri, Diwali, Janmashtami, Makar, Dang Darbar, Bhavnath fair, Madhavrai fair, Saputara Summer Festival and Desert Festival attract a major influx of tourists.

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