Explore Gujarat
Gujarat
Perfect blend of nature and culture

Gujarat is a diverse state with strong links to its glorious past. The state is blessed with nature's bounty as it houses pristine lakes, dense forests and scenic hills. Also, Gujarat has a lot to offer under ecotourism. Gujarat's rich cultural background can be seen through its people, museums, monuments, temples and festivals. Though the cities are developing at a fast rate, you can still find a significant trace of tradition and history hidden in them. 


Popular cities:


  • Surat

  • Ahmedabad

  • Vadodara


Climate
The climate of Gujarat varies from hot and dry in summer to cold and dry in winter. November to February is the best time to visit Gujarat.

  • January — Dry
  • February — Dry
  • March — Dry
  • April — Dry
  • May — Hot
  • June — Wet
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Wet
  • October — Dry
  • November — Dry
  • December — Dry
Things to do
Heritage/Monuments
Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, is an iconic landmark in Gujarat. The effigy of Sardar Vallahbhai Patel is 182 m high. It carefully imitates the pose, posture and expression that the legend carried. The statue's legs contain two elevators each which take you to an exhibition area, memorial garden and a museum. This thrilling exper...    (Show More)
Nature & Adventure
Gujarat is home to several remarkable hills including Saputara, Palitana hills, Bhujia Hills, Pavagadh as well as the beautiful Wilson hills. These hills offer breathtaking views along with an opportunity of indulging in various adventure activities such as camping and trekking. Nestled in the Western Ghats, Saputara is a scenic hill station in th...    (Show More)
Wildlife
Kankaria Zoo in Ahmedabad is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. Besides being home to some rare and endangered species of birds, animals and reptiles, this zoo is also a perfect picnic spot. The nocturnal section of this zoo offers one of a kind experience into the wild. Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Indi...    (Show More)
Beaches & Lakes
Covering the western coastline, Gujarat has beautiful beaches. These beaches including Dandi Beach, Dumas Beach, Suvali Beach in Surat, Mandvi Beach in Bhuj, Somnath Beach and Tithal Beach entice you with serene views and tranquil waves. Gujarat is also home to several picturesque lakes such as the holy Narayan Lake, Gavier Lake in Surat, Vastrapur...    (Show More)
Temple/Places of worship
Akshardham Temple in Ahmedabad is one of the most beautiful temples because of its contemporary and quaint architectural style. Besides serenity, the temple also offers entertainment through its light & music shows and audio animatronics shows. Somnath Temple in Junagadh is adorned with intricate carvings, silver doors and Shivling. It also offers ...    (Show More)
City Life
Ahmedabad offers a glimpse into Gujarat's rich heritage. With so many astounding tourist attractions, it is the first city in the world to be declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. The capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, houses the Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park, one of the largest parks of its kind. The skeleton of giant mammals like the Blue W...    (Show More)
How to spend time / how long will it take?

You can cover prominent places in Gujarat in a period of 7-10 days. However, you can extend your trip if you are visiting, especially for the Rann Utsav. You can spend 2 days in Surat exploring the city, monuments, lakes, beaches and water parks. Similarly, you can spend a day or two each exploring Ahmedabad, Dwarka, Bhuj, Vadodara and the nearby districts. You can visit prominent attractions like Sabarmati Ashram, Somnath Temple, Statue of Unity among others. Further, you can spend a day at Rann of Kutch trying different adventure activities including camel ride, paramotoring and more. You can end your trip at Saputara hill station exploring the dense forests, camping, trekking and visiting the nearby temples. 


Cuisine
  • Gujarati cuisine offers a variety of vegetarian dishes and snacks that are high on the nutrition quotient. What makes their cuisine unique is the excessive use of sugar, lemon and tomatoes. A typical Gujarati plate consists of roti, dal, rice and shaak. Some of the famous food items include Undhiyu (Mixed Vegetables), Jalebi, Khaman, Dhokla, Basundi, Ghugra, Dal Dhokli, Khandvi, Thepla, and traditional Gujarati food Rotlo.
Costs
  • An average meal in Gujarat usually costs around 200 INR per person.
  • Sim card cost depends on the package you opt for but the starting price is mostly 100 INR. Certain important documents may be required for identity proof purposes.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card Holders do not require a Visa
  • Others need to apply for an Indian Visa
Season to Visit
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 7 - 10 days

Known For
  • History
  • Culture
  • Monuments
  • Temples
  • Beaches
  • Wildlife
  • Lakes
  • Hills
Areas to Visit
  • Statue of Unity in Narmada District
  • Rann of Kutch for its cultural exhibition and folk art
  • Sabarmati Ashram for its collection of Mahatma Gandhi’s artifacts
  • Gir National Park to spot Asiatic Lions
  • Famous beaches like Dandi beach and Somnath beach

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