Tourist Destinations in Gujarat

Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat and also the sixth largest city in India with a population of about 5 million. The city is divided into old and new Ahmedabad for he haphazard construction of houses in old city. The city is a famous business hub. It is well known for chemical and textile industries. It is a very beautiful city. The famous places in Ahmedabad are Kankaria Lake, Law Garden, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyad's Mosque, Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaja, Sabarmati Ashram, IMAX Theater, Guru Gobind Dham, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Hussain-Doshi's Gufa and Bashirs mosque (Shaking minarets).

Vadodra is situated on the serene banks of tranquil river Vishwamitri. Vadodra means city of Banyan trees. It is famous for its museums and galleries. The interesting places in Vadodra are Champaner (known for Jama Masjid), Dakorhas a well known Temple of Ranchodrai, Dhumkal is a bear sanctuary (it also has a tiger and leopard), Kirti Mandir, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Makarpura Palace and Nazarbagh Palace.

Also known as the Green City, Surat is one of the neatest city of India. It has numerous industries. It is one of the leading exporters of diamond and texile products. Old Fort, the textile market, Dumas (a sea side health resort), Hajira and Dandi are some of interesting places in Surat.

There are many smallscale industries in Rajkot. Mirror-work, jewellery market, Bandhani Sarees, patch work, bead work, silk embroidery and watch parts are specialty of Rajkot. Jubillee Park, Watson Museum, Aaji Dam, Ishwariya, SwamiNarayan Temple and Dolls Museum are some of the places that you should visit.

Porbandar is a historical place set by seaside. It provides breath taking sights of landscaped grasslands, fields and is known as Gandhiji's birthplace. Morvi town is wellknown for its clocks, tiles and ceramic manufacture.

A fort that has remained unconquered till date is an apple of eye for this city. This fort was built by one of the generals of Akbar, Raja Rai Singh.

Located on the coast of Gulf of Kutch, Jamnagar is well known as the Jewel of Kathiawar. There are temples, palaces, forest, Bird and Marine Sanctuaries.

Located on Shetrunjaya hills, Palitana temples are considered as most sacred pilgrimage place.

It is a beautiful coastal city associated with Gandhiji. Mahatma Gandhi went to university here. Chief works undertaken in Bhavnagar are salt works, shipbuilding and ship breaking yards along the Bhavnagar coast.

Naulakha Palace, Riverside Palace and Suspension Bridge are some of the well-known places.
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