When the name of the State Gujarat appears, some visuals pop up in the mind i.e. roaring Asiatic lions lying in their lairs, Manchester of the East, Ahemdabad and most importantly Shri Narendra Modi, honourable Prime Minister of India who was previously Chief Minister of the State. Well, fortunately this State of India has not only progressed leaps and bounds economically but has so much to showcase to all kinds of travelers and a visit to any part of this State will bring flood of unforgettable memories when visualized. Some the regions worth exploring in this vast State are Ahemdabad, Mandvi, Bhuj, Somnath, Dwarka, Diu, Sasan Gir and Rann of Kutch respectively while planning a trip to Gujarat. However, do not get perplexed as the names mentioned are only a few but places which can be visited to turn the visit into a worthwhile experience are several. The places mentioned have many places to visit and the imprints left post the visit will certainly be long lasting.
When we mention Ahemdabad which is Manchester of the East due to its textile industry, the tour around Ahemdabad will take you to another world altogether. Sabarmati Ashram, Calico Museum of Textiles, Jama Masjid, Vastrapur Lake, Sidi Bashir and Sidi Saiyyed Mosques, Nagina Wadi, Nehru Bridge and Kankaria Lake shall never be missed out during your Gujarat tour else treat it as incomplete. If oceans and huge vessels in oceans which we call as ships attract you beyond bounds, do include Mandvi in your itinerary to Gujarat. The place is principal port of Kutch though it has lost its significance with time but its shipbuilding industry created history. Vijay Vilas Palace and Beach Camp are major attractions of Mandvi. If you carry religious sentiments alongwith travelling and consider it also to be nourished during your travel, certainly visit Dwarka and Somnath during your visit to Gujarat. Dwarkadhish Temple, Gomti Ghat, Bhadkeshwar Temple, Rukshamanee Temple, Nageshwar Temple and Gopi Talab at Dwarka and Somnath Temple which houses one of the twelve sacred jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Bhalka Tirth and Prabas Pata Museum at Somnath will provide much impetus to your spiritual attainment beyond doubt.
If you are a traveler, who gets fascinated by palaces, Bhuj is an ideal place that shall be visited during the trip to Gujarat. Aina Mahal and Prag Mahal are magnificent pieces of architecture located at Bhuj. Besides, you may also visit Kutch Museum, Shri Swami Narayan Temple, Hamirsar Lake and Hill Garden while in Bhuj. You may also club Diu in your Gujarat tour where you may visit Diu Fort, Gangeshwar Temple, Jallandhar Shrine, Diu Museum, St. Paul’s Church, St. Thomas Church, Shell Museum and Naida Caves. However, that is not all. If you are fond of losing track of time at beaches, you may also visit Ghogla Beach, Nagoa Beach and Gomtimata Beach respectively in Diu. The trip to Gujarat may be termed as absolutely incredible if it includes visit to Gir National Park famous for Asiatic Lions, Girnar Mountain, Kamleshwar Dam and Nalsarovar Lake in Sasan Gir. While talking of the places of varied beauty elements, how we may miss Great Rann of Kutch trip which is White Salt Desert and famous for flamingos, flying crane, Kala Dungar and yes once you visit Little Rann of Kutch, you may have an opportunity to visit Wild Ass Sanctuary. When Rann of Kutch is mentioned, Kutch Utsav cannot be missed out which is a celebration of culture at Kutch and is gaining ground as an international festival which is attended by people from all across the globe.
Do not wait any longer and book your tour to Gujarat for an experience for which you will thank me for rest of your life.This comes straight from my heart, Mann ki Baat..