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Ahmedabad
 

Ahmedabad, the leading city of Gujarat was the state capital until 1970; later on the capital was shifted to Gandhinagar. This fascinating city is a silent witness of the traditional culture and history of Gujarat. The city stands on both banks of the river Sabarmati and is christened by Ahmed Shah – the medieval ruler of Gujarat. This bustling industrial and commercial centre also has some of the magnificent sites to rediscover.


The city is associated with the father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi, who had established his ashram on the bank of the river Sabarmati. The city offers the traveler a unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles (Indo-Saracenic style of architecture). The historical monuments of Ahmedabad date back to the 15th century. The city has been known for its industry since medieval times. Presently it is famous for its textile mills and is often referred to as the 'Manchester of the East'.

Situated on the banks of the river Sabarmati, the city is a real portrait of monuments and palaces of historic importance. It is the cultural and intellectual capital of Gujarat. The city holds some of the country’s prime sites – the Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmed Shah's Mosque, Balvatika, Teen Darwaza and Bhadra Fort, Swami Narayan Temple, Kankaria Lake, Calico Museum and the bustling streets which are infectious and spirit sweeping.

 
Dwarka
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Dwarka is a sacred town located 453 km west of Ahmedabad. The town has a special importance in the mythology. About 5,000 years ago, Lord Krishna had made this site as his kingdom and founded a beautiful city here.

Today, Hindu pilgrims flock to the site to see the towering Dwarkadhish temple, dating to the 16th century. Built entirely of granite and sandstone, it is supported by 60 pillars and rising to a height of 51 m. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.


Just a walking distance away from Dwarkadhish temple is another small but lavishly carved temple i.e. Rukmani temple. Built in the 12th century, the temple is dedicated to Krishna’s consort Rukmini.

 
Mehsana
 

About the place

Mehsana is one of the most important districts of Gujarat having three worth visiting sites – Modhera, Siddhpur and Patan. The famous Sun temple at Modhera is 55 kms away from Mehsana. The Rudramala Temple in Siddhpur is just 40 kms away from Mehsana. There are few other places to visit in Siddhpur namely Bindu Sarovar, Kapilashram and Govind Mahadev Temple. The famous Ambaji Temple is 140 kms away from Mehsana.



How to reach

One can reach Mehsana from any part of the state. However, Mehsana can be best approached from Ahmedabad. Mehsana has direct rail links with Ahmedabad. There are regular buses available from various parts of the state.

Distance from Ahmedabad :-

    Patan - 140 km
    Siddhpur - 128 km
    Modhera - 119 km
 
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Surat
 

About the place

Strategically located on the west coast of India, Surat was once a prosperous port that allowed foreign traders like Portuguese, Dutch and British to establish their trade centres in India. In Mughal times, Surat was the main port from which pilgrims sailed to Mecca. Surat had great importance for textiles, wood lacquer and ivory handicrafts, embroidery and jewellery in the world market.

Today, Surat is no longer a port but a major industrial centre of western India. It is known for diamond cutting and polishing industry besides the zari and art silk. It has some old cemeteries and castles which are widely visited by tourists.


Religious Spots

Udvada

Udvada, situated very close to the city has the distinction of having the oldest sacred fire of Parsis in India. The fire is believed to have been brought from Persia. It is widely visited by Parsi religious groups.

 



Historical Monuments

Surat Castle

Surat Castle, near the Tapti Bridge is one of the city’s oldest monuments built in the 16th century by Khudawan Khan, an Albanian Christian. The castle has 12-m high battlements and 4-m thick walls; iron strips were used to bind its various elements and all its joints were filled with molten lead to make it impenetrable. There is an imposing gateway in the eastern wing.

The Old Fort

The Old Fort of Surat was a creation of Muhammad Tughlak in the 14th century which was built for defense purposes against the Bhils.

Cemeteries

Towards the northeast of the castle, are the Dutch and English cemeteries that are witnesses to the city’s cosmopolitan past. Of all, the most impressive is the mausoleum of Sir George Oxinden, the then governor of the Surat Port.





Beaches and Lakes

Dumas

Just 16 kms away from the city centre on the Arabian Sea Coast is a popular seaside and health resort ideal for sea-view. There are numerous cottages near the seaside that provide better ccommodation facilities to the tourists.



Hajira

The pleasant Hajira beach is only 28 km from Surat. It is flanked by feathery casurina trees and has a comfortable holiday home for visitors. Don’t miss it while you are in Surat.




How to reach

By Air : Surat has a domestic airport. There are regular flights from Surat to Mumbai and Bhavnagar.

By Rail : Surat is an important station on Mumbai – Delhi & Mumbai – Ahmedabad railway line of the western railways.

By Road : Surat is well connected by state, national highways and other roads. There are regular buses available for nearby cities and towns including Mumbai (297 kms), Baroda (155 kms) and Ahmedabad (275 kms).

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Kutch

Kachchh district is surrounded by the Gulf of Kachchh and the Arabian Sea in south and west, while northern and eastern parts are surrounded by the Great and Small Rann (seasonal wetlands) of Kachchh. When there were not many dams built on its rivers, the Rann of Kachchh remained wetlands for a large part of the year. Bhuj is the district head quarters of Kutch district.

Mandvi

Mandvi is a fortified town located 60 km southwest of Bhuj. It is famous for its beaches and camel and horse rides on the shores. Close to the beach is the Vijay Vilas Palace, an impressive building built in 1940 as a royal summer retreat. From the rooftop one can have a beautiful view of the sea.


The Little Rann of Kutch Sanctuary

The Little Rann of Kutch Sanctuary, a UNESCO world heritage site is located in the Kutch district. The sanctuary covers an area of 4954 sq. kms with unbroken bare surface of dark silt, encrusted with salts, which is transformed to a spectacular coastal wetland after the rains. It can be considered as a transition between marine and terrestrial eco-system. There are 74 bets (elevated plateaus or islands) inhabited by 93 species of invertebrates including 25 species of zooplanktons, 1 species of annelid, 4 crustaceans, 24 insects, 12 molluscs and 27 spiders. Due to its strategic location the sanctuary provides an important feeding, breeding and roosting habitat for a large number of birds.