State Capital: Gandhinagar
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Climate: Hot summers / Cool winters
Airport(s): Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Baroda, Surat
A maritime state - Gujarat in West India has the longest coastline that runs for more than 1,290 kilometers.
A kaleidoscope of rivers, farms, cities, modern towns, hills, shrines, beaches and culture, Gujarat has a history rooted in the very beginning of human civilization.
Archaeologists have excavated several Indus Valley and Harappan civilization sites in Gujarat that very well indicates the historic importance of this West India coastal gem.
Gujarat has had its tryst with rulers from several dynasties such as the Solanki Rajputs, Vaghela chiefs, Sultans of Delhi and the Marathas.
Gujarat was an important nerve center during India's Struggle for Independence - the homeland of Mahatma Gandhi who mobilized the entire country with his non-violent struggle methodology and finally facilitated the Indian independence.
Important cities of Gujarat are: Vadodara, Rajkot, Surat, Jamnagar, Ahmedabad, Bharuch, Vapi, Bhuj, Navsari and Ahmedabad.
Places of Tour Interest
Visit the Sabarmati Ashram and Akshardham Temple on Gandhinagar tours; wildlife safaris impregnate with thrill and exhilaration to the Gir National Park, Velavadar Black Buck National Park and the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary offer you raw wildlife treats.
Tour the Jain Temples of Palitana and Ashokan edicts on Mount Girnar on Gujarat tours with India state tour packages.