Famous Place Gujarat


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The history of Gujarat encompasses the Indus Valley civilization.
The Dravidian tribes were the original inhabitants of the region. The ancient history of Gujarat was enriched by their commercial activities. The history of Gujarat saw an Aryan invasion followed by a brief period of Greek rule. There were a succession of Hindu kingdoms including the era of the Guptas and culminating in the reign of the Solankis.

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Famous Place Gujarat

  1. 1. By:The Other Homehttp://www.theotherhome.com/
  2. 2. FAST FACTS ABOUT GUJARAT•Area : 196077 sq. km.•Population : 60383628 (AS PER 2011)•Capital : Gandhinagar•Language : Gujarati•Currency : Indian Rupee•Climate : Wet in the southern districts and Desertic in the north-west regionWinter : November to February (12 - 29 Celsius)Summer : March to May (29 - 41 Celsius)Monsoon : June to October (27 - 35 Celsius)
  3. 3. HISTORY:The history of Gujarat encompasses the Indus Valley civilization.The Dravidian tribes were the original inhabitants of the region. The ancient historyof Gujarat was enriched by their commercial activities.The history of Gujarat saw an Aryan invasion followed by a brief period of Greekrule. There were a succession of Hindu kingdoms including the era of the Guptasand culminating in the reign of the Solankis.The 9th century history of Gujarat saw the emergence of the Muslims in thepolitical arena of the state. The Mughals established and consolidated their rulefrom Delhi The rule of the Mughals lasted for two centuries before it was ended bythe Marathas in the 18th century.
  4. 4. HERITAGE RECREATIONAL AND ECO HEALTH•Champaner •Nal Sarovar •Ahmedabad•Indus Civilization sites •Gandhinagar •Nadiadlike Lothal and Dholavera •Dunny Point •Karamsad•Ancient Buddhist sites •Vadodara •Gandhinagar, •Mehsana CITIES FAMOUS FOR SPIRITUAL NATURE ADVENTURE•Jyotirlingas at Somnath Temple •Asiatic Lions in Gir forest •Aero Sports –•Dwarkadhish Temple •Wild Ass in Rann of Kutchh Saputara, Pavagadh, Junagadh•Dwarka (Jamnagar district) •Indian bustards in bird reserves •Water Sports – Ahmedpur•Pavagadh •Dugong is found in Okha Mandvi, Ubhraat, Dwarka, Narg•Mount Girnar at Junagadh ol, Tithal, Chorwad
  5. 5. TRADITION, CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE :Gujarat is blessed with rich and vibrant tradition of Handicrafts. It is widelydiffering in its proportions of its patterns to the element of wonderful exquisiteArtifacts in various forms. It stands unique with diverse arts and crafts – a mixedcombination with aesthetic appeal.•Needlework•Pottery•Tie and dye – Bandhani•Woodwork•Bead work•Textile culture•Patola•Zari•Temple culture•Jewellery•Furnishings
  6. 6. As Gujarat stands as ‘Heart of India’, Multiculturalism is traced in Gujarat. Originally knownas Gurjars, Gujaratis are influenced by the waves from the past that inherit values ofarts, culture and traditions.For costumes, traditional outfits like chania choli by women and kedia dress is worn by men inrural areas or during cultural festivals.A traditional ‘Gujarati Thali’ consisting of dal (lentils), roti, rice and vegetables apart fromsalads, farsan and sweet dish followed by chaas, forms the morning meal. A variety of Cuisinesub-ordinates like pickles, chutney, papad, yoghurt, etc serve as fillings on main menu.
  7. 7. FAIRS AND FESTIVALS Kite Festival (Makar Sankranti, January)Global Garba (October–November) Rann Utsav (November–December)
  8. 8. Tarnetar Fair (August)Modhera Dance Festival(3rd week January) Kankaria Carnival (25–31 December)
  9. 9. Eight tourism hubs have been created for convenience of touristsvisiting Gujarat:•Ahmedabad Metro•Ahmedabad Rural (North Gujarat)•Surat (South Gujarat)•Vadodara (Central Gujarat)•Rajkot•Junagadh•Jamnagar (Saurashtra)•Bhuj (Kutch)These hubs are well equipped with the moderninfrastructure, facilities and services in the areas ofcommerce, communication, connectivity, hospitality, transportation, medical facilities etc.
  10. 10. AHMEDABAD Hathee-singh Jain Temple Modhera Sun TempleFounded in the 15th century, Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat.The city is a vibrant business district and rising centre of education, informationtechnology and scientific industries.Divided in two - the old city and the new city; Ahmedabad enjoys a thrivingcultural tradition, being the centre of Gujarati cultural activities. Popularcelebrations and observances include Uttarayan - an annual kite-flying day on 14January and the nine nights of Navratri - celebrated with people performingGarba - the folk dance of Gujarat - at venues across the city.
  11. 11. AHMEDABAD METROPOLITANReligious Sites•Hathee-singh Jain Temple•Swaminarayan Temple•Akshardham the new cityForests & Natural Ecosystems Akshardham•Sundarvan•Indora Nature ParkHeritage Monuments•Jhulta MinaraOthers•Ravivar (Sunday) Market•Vishala Swami Narayan Mandir Jhulta Minara
  12. 12. AHMEDABAD RURALReligious Sites•Modhera Sun Temple the old city•Ambaji Temple•KoteshwarForests & Natural Ecosystems•Jessore Sloth Bear SanctuaryGardens & Lakes•Mangalya VanOthers•Sahasralinga Talav•Buddhist Caves•Kumbhariya Ambaji Temple Buddhist Caves
  13. 13. SURAT (South Gujarat)Surat is Gujarats second largest city, and Indias8th most populated citySurat gained fame and recognition for being the2nd Cleanest City in India awarded byINTACH during 1995-1996Religious Sites•Mughalsarai•Vir Narmad Saraswati Mandir•Gopi Talav European tombsHeritage Monuments & Structures Mughalsarai•European tombs•Surat Castle
  14. 14. Museums & Learning Spaces•Sardar V Patel museum and PlanetoriumBeaches & Coastal Sites•Nargol•Dandi Dandi Beach•Dumas•Suvali•TithalOthers•Textile market Textile market•Diamond industry•Dandi Gopi Talav
  15. 15. VADODARA (Central Gujarat)Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the thirdlargest and most populated city in GujaratHeritage Monuments & Structures•Palaces•Dabhoi•Chhota UdepurForests & Natural Ecosystems•Vadhvana Wetland & Eco campsiteOthers•Vadodra Museum•Kadia Dungar caves Kadia Dungar caves
  16. 16. RAJKOTRajkot has many historical landmarks and places tovisit. The Jubilee Garden is a large, open park inthe center of the city featuring many monumentsfrom colonial timesHeritage Monuments & Structures•Wankaner•GondalForests & Natural Ecosystems Wankaner•Rampara Widlife Sanvtuary•BajanaOthers•Khambhalida caves Khambhalida caves
  17. 17. JUNAGADHReligious Sites•Jama Masjid•Buddhist Caves•Satguru Rohidass AshramArchaeological & Architectures•Ashoka’s Edicts•Junagadh CavesForests & Natural Ecosystems•Mt. Girnar•Pania Widlife Sanctuary Mt. GirnarBeaches & Coastal Sites•Sarkheswar Beach Junagadh Caves•Madhavpur beach
  18. 18. SOMNATH TEMPLEThe Somnath Temple located near Veraval in Saushtra, on the western coast of GujaratIt is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the God Shiva.Somnath means "The Protector of (the) Moon God". The Somnath Temple is known as"the Shrine Eternal", having been destroyed sixteen times by Muslim invaders.
  19. 19. GIR FORESTThe ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is protected as a result of theefforts of the government forest department, wildlife activities and NGOs.The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as "protected" in the early 1900s by thethen Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh.
  20. 20. JAMNAGARThe pearl city is formed over the ages. Layer after layerhas been laid on what used to be a tiny fishingsettlement:pearl fishing; bandhani, the traditional fabricdyeing technique; a series of Jams or rulers, whobrought prosperity, glory in the world of cricket and acrumbling old city full of stories.Forests & Natural Ecosystems•Ranjitsagar Dam•Peter scott Nature Park•Gaga Wildlife SanctuaryOthers Lakhota Talav•Old City•Chandi Bazaar Beaches & Coastal Sites•Lakhota Talav •Rozi port and Bedi port
  21. 21. BHUJ (KUTCH)Bhuj is a city in Kutch district. Bhuj connects youto a range of civilizations and important events inSouth Asian history through prehistoricarchaeological finds, remnants of the Indus ValleyCivilization, places associated with theMahabharata.Religious Sites•Swaminarayan TempleHeritage Monuments & Museums•Aina Mahal•Prag Mahal Aina Mahal•Kutch Museum•Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan
  22. 22. How to reach Gujarat:By Air: The state of Gujarat has 10 domestic airports and an international airport in thestate capital Gandhinagar . All major airlines of India like Indian Airlines, JetAirways, etc have regular operationsBy Road: Total 68,900kms of roadways comprising of National Highways, StateHighways and other roads run through the state connecting the major cities of the statewith the rest of the country.By Rail: Extensive railways network runs through the state of Gujarat. The state isserved by several important trainsPorts:Major KandlaMinorMandvi, Mundra, Sikka, Okha, Porbandar, Veraval, Bhavnagar, Salaya, Pipavav, Mahuva, Jafrabad, Hazira
  23. 23. Properties in Gujarat Jambughoda Homestay is situated in Jambughoda Palace in Panchmahal district (Gujarat, India). This property is 25 km from the UNESCO world heritage site of Champaner/Pavagadh. The place is paradise for nature lovers. The property has 20 non-air conditioned and air conditioned suites and rooms. Rooms and bathrooms are simple, yet dignified in their décor. To know more visit : http://www.theotherhome.com/properties/bed- and-breakfast/vadodara/jambughoda-palace.aspx Devpur Homestay is strategically located in the Kutch region. Kutch has a vast desert (the Rann of Kutch) in the north, a long coast line with pristine beaches and the Black Hills along the tropic of Cancer which can be explored and climbed. Travelers can explore the many Palaces, Forts, Museums, Lakes, Beaches and Sanctuaries around the home stay. To know more visit : http://www.theotherhome.com/properties/rura l-homestays/devpur-kutch/devpur- homestay.aspx
  24. 24. DO’S AND DONT’SDO’SRead culture of Gujarat i.e. about their traditions and perceptionKnow about the temperature prevailing at the time of visitProper planning is to be done to avoid wastage of timeCheck about photography permission / video filming at any monument Keep valuables in hotel locker / safe deposit vaults and get receiptDONT’SDon’t travel without tickets in public transportsDont encourage beggars.Dont accept food or drink from strangers.Smoking and drinking is not allowed in public places