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  • GUJARAT, the land of rich Culture and Heritage! 5
  • GUJARAT Area:1,96,024 sq. km Population:48 million Capital: Gandhinagar Major Cities: Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot. Lies on India’s west coastThree Broad Geographic Divisions: Mainland Gujarat, The Saurashtra Peninsula, and 6
  • Clothing•Gujarati men wearthe dhotiaccompanied by ashirt and coatclosed with strings.•Women wear thesari (a length offabric wrappedaround the waist,with one end thrownover the rightshoulder) and choli. 7
  • Famous temples and places Akshardham Temple: It is one of the finest contemporary Gujarat temples in India. It exhibits a blend of traditional sandstone carving with the latest technologies like fibre- optics, sound and light shows, multi- media, audio-visual shows, etc.Dwarkadhish: It is one of the fourdhams of Hinduism. The other dhamsare Badrinath-Kedarnath, Rameshwaram,and Puri. Dwarkas mythical associationwith lord Krishna makes it one of theimportant Gujarat temples. 8
  • Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. Lothal was excavated from February 13, 1955 to May 19, 1960 by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).Diu beach :Gujarat is one ofthe finest beaches in India,attracting tourists from allover the world. The island ofDiu Gujarat lies acrossAhmedpur-Mandvi. Diu beachin Gujarat is a sensuous blend 9
  • FAMOUS PERSONALITIES MAHATMA GANDHI known SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL also known as Iron Man of India. Heas Father of the Nation. Gandhi played a leading role in the Indianled India to independence and freedom struggle and became the firstinspired movements for civil rights Deputy Prime Minister and Homeand freedom across the world. Minister of India. 10
  • Dhirubhai Ambani was born on 28 Dec. 1932. Times Of India in the year 2000 voted Dhirubhai Ambani as the greatest creator of wealth in the country. The man from rags to riches, Dhirubhai Ambani breathed his last on July 6, 2002.Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata wasan Indian entrepreneur andindustrialist, prominent for hispioneering work in Indianindustry. He is regarded as the"Father of Indian industry" 11
  • Festivals of GujaratNavratri is one holiday that is widely celebrated throughoutthe state. Navratri means literally means nine nights and iscelebrated on the nine nights leading up to Dusherra . 12
  • The Gujarat State, celebrateInternational Kite Festival onthe day of Uttarayan (MakarSankranti). Uttarayan iscelebrated across Gujarat, withmajor centers of kite-flying inAhmedabad, Surat, Vadodara,Rajkot, among others. 13
  • Famous danceThe most popular Dandia-Ras is also knownas the ‘Stick Dance’. An another form ofdance that is also a feature of mostwelcomed festival, Navratri. 14
  • CRAFTSGujarat arts and crafts are famous world wide. The peopleof the state still follow the ancient practices of art andcraft with great zeal. Peasant women in Surat is famous for Saurashtra and Kachch its zari, embroidery using produce embroidery gold or silver thread. containing tiny mirrors as well as beadwork . 15
  • Woodcarving is an ancientArtisans in Kachch are skill in Gujarat, as can beknown for their silver work seen in the fine carvings found in houses and temples throughout the region. 16
  • Gujarati Cuisine 17
  • The brand name "Amul" from the Sanskrit"Amoolya" formed in 1946, is a dairy cooperativein India. It is a brand name of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.(GCMMF), which today is jointly owned by some2.8 million milk producers in Gujarat, India. Amulis the largest food brand in India and worlds 18
  • OccupationGujarat is a leading industrial state andAhmadabad is a major textile center.Cotton, sugarcane, oilseeds, and peanuts aremajor cash crops. 19
  • THANK YOU 20