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Gujarat
Gujaratis live in Gujarat, one of
the western states in India. The
name comes from "Gujara," a
branch of the White...
Geography
o The State has a long coast-line of about 1600 kms. and is the longest
among all States of country
o It is comp...
FAST FACTS ABOUT GUJARAT
• Area : 196077 sq. km.
• Population : 60383628 (AS PER 2011)
• Capital : Gandhinagar
• Language ...
HISTORY
• The history of Gujarat encompasses the Indus Valley civilization.
• The Dravidian tribes were the original inhab...
Cultural Heritage
o Gujaratis have a cultural heritage that can be traced back to
a civilization that existed 3000 years a...
HERITAGE

RECREATIONAL AND ECO

•Champaner
•Nal Sarovar
•Indus Civilization sites like •Gandhinagar
•Lothal and Dholavera
...
Gujarati Art & Crafts
• Gujarat is blessed with rich and vibrant tradition of Handicrafts. It is
widely differing in its p...
Language
o The language, Gujarati, comes
from Sanskrit an ancient language.
o

There are several dialects of
Gujarati. The...
Food
• Gujarati cuisine is mostly vegetarian, reflecting the strong influence of
Jains and the Vaishnavas in the region.
•...
Food
o

Lunch is usually roti and buttermilk. The main meal is eaten in the
evening and consists of rice, split peas (dal-...
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Kite Festival (Makar Sankranti, January)

Global Garba (October–November)

Rann Utsav (November–Decem...
Tarnetar Fair (August)

Modhera Dance Festival
(3rd week January)

Kankaria Carnival (25–31 December)
Gujarati Music
• Gujarat is a state of music fans and has created a number of the best
musicians of India. It is said that...
How to reach Gujarat
By Air: The state of Gujarat has 10 domestic airports and an international
airport in the state capit...
DO’S AND DONT’S
DO’S
Read culture of Gujarat i.e. about their traditions and perception
Know about the temperature preva...
For more details
Contact us:
304 Aarohi Complex,
Near Rasranjan Sweet Mart,
Vijay Char Rasta,
Navarangpura, Ahmedabad-3800...
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  1. 1. Gujarat Gujaratis live in Gujarat, one of the western states in India. The name comes from "Gujara," a branch of the White Huns. This group ruled the area during the eighth and ninth centuries. Gujara also is the name of a pastoral caste (social class).
  2. 2. Geography o The State has a long coast-line of about 1600 kms. and is the longest among all States of country o It is comprised of 33 districts, which are further sub-divided into talukas. A taluka consists of a city or town that serves as its headquarters. o Gujarat accounts for 6.19 percent of the total area of the country. o The State is situated on the west coast of India o It is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the West, by the States of Rajasthan in the North and North-East, by Madhya Pradesh in the East and by Maharashtra in the South and South East. o The State has an international boundary and has a common border with Pakistan at the north-western fringe.
  3. 3. 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 1. Winter : November to February (12 - 29 Celsius) 2. Summer : March to May (29 - 41 Celsius) 3. Monsoon : June to October (27 - 35 Celsius)
  4. 4. HISTORY • 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. The 9th century history of Gujarat saw the emergence of the Muslims in the political arena of the state. The Mughals established and consolidated their rule from Delhi The rule of the Mughals lasted for two centuries before it was ended by the Marathas in the 18th century.
  5. 5. Cultural Heritage o Gujaratis have a cultural heritage that can be traced back to a civilization that existed 3000 years ago. o Gujarati literature dates to the twelfth century. o Many groups contribute to Gujarati culture. From the Vaishnavas come the legends and mythology of Krishna, to whom are ascribed the popular Raas and Garba folk dances. Jains influenced temple architecture and developed a distinctive style of painting. Muslim architecture in Gujarat combined Hindu elements with its own styles.
  6. 6. HERITAGE RECREATIONAL AND ECO •Champaner •Nal Sarovar •Indus Civilization sites like •Gandhinagar •Lothal and Dholavera •Dunny Point •Ancient Buddhist sites HEALTH •Ahmedabad •Nadiad •Karamsad •Vadodara •Gandhinagar, •Mehsana CITIES FAMOUS FOR SPIRITUAL •Jyotirlingas at Somnath Temple •Dwarkadhish Temple •Dwarka (Jamnagar district) •Pavagadh •Mount Girnar at Junagadh NATURE ADVENTURE •Asiatic Lions in Gir forest •Wild Ass in Rann of Kutchh •Indian bustards in bird reserves •Dugong is found in Okha •Aero Sports – Saputara, Pavagadh, Junag adh •Water Sports – Ahmedpur Mandvi, Ubhraat, Dwarka, Nargol, Tithal, Chorwad
  7. 7. Gujarati Art & Crafts • Gujarat is blessed with rich and vibrant tradition of Handicrafts. It is widely differing in its proportions of its patterns to the element of wonderful exquisite Artifacts in various forms. It stands unique with diverse arts and crafts – a mixed combination with aesthetic appeal. • Brocade • Pottery • Tie and dye – Bandhani • Woodwork • Bead work • Textile culture • Patola • Zari • Temple culture • Jewellery • Furnishings`
  8. 8. Language o The language, Gujarati, comes from Sanskrit an ancient language. o There are several dialects of Gujarati. These include Kachchi, Kathiawadi, Pattani, Charotari and Surati. Bhili, a language similar to Gujarati, is spoken by tribal groups in northern and eastern Gujarat. o Gujarati is written in a cursive script. Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan are the bordering states of Gujarat; therefore there are individuals speaking Hindi, Marathi and Marwari.
  9. 9. Food • Gujarati cuisine is mostly vegetarian, reflecting the strong influence of Jains and the Vaishnavas in the region. • Jowar, Bajri are the main staples. • Roti - unleavened bread made from flour. This is eaten with a variety of vegetable dishes. • Kadhi - a savory curry of curds and fried cakes made from pulses (legumes), is a popular dish. • Srikhand a rich dessert made with curds and spiced with saffron, cardamom, nuts, and fruit. Gujarat is also known for its delicious ice cream.
  10. 10. Food o Lunch is usually roti and buttermilk. The main meal is eaten in the evening and consists of rice, split peas (dal-bhat), and vegetables. o Meals are served on a thali, a metal tray on which roti, rice, and small bowls are placed. The bowls may hold vegetables such as eggplant, potatoes, beans, dal (lentils), and dahi (curds).
  11. 11. FAIRS AND FESTIVALS Kite Festival (Makar Sankranti, January) Global Garba (October–November) Rann Utsav (November–December)
  12. 12. Tarnetar Fair (August) Modhera Dance Festival (3rd week January) Kankaria Carnival (25–31 December)
  13. 13. Gujarati Music • Gujarat is a state of music fans and has created a number of the best musicians of India. It is said that the well-known musicians and singers Baiju Bawra and Tana Riri belong to the state itself. Narsinh Mehta, of the 'Vaishnav Janto' popularity, also comes from Gujarat. 'Vaishnav Janto' was very beloved to Gandhiji also and remains a musical marvel till date. • Musical performers like Ustad Faiyazkhan, Maulabux, the "Been" player Rahim Khan and numerous others have shone the name of the state in the field of music. Dahyalal Shivram's Sangeet Kaladhar and Adityaram Vyas's Sangeetaditya have also created important efforts to Gujarati music.
  14. 14. How to reach Gujarat By Air: The state of Gujarat has 10 domestic airports and an international airport in the state capital Gandhinagar . All major airlines of India like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, etc have regular operations By Road: Total 68,900kms of roadways comprising of National Highways, State Highways and other roads run through the state connecting the major cities of the state with the rest of the country. By Rail: Extensive railways network runs through the state of Gujarat. The state is served by several important trains Ports: Major Kandla Minor Mandvi, Mundra, Sikka, Okha, Porbandar, Veraval, Bhavnagar, Salaya, Pipavav, Mahuva, Jafrabad, Hazira
  15. 15. DO’S AND DONT’S DO’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 receipt DONT’S Don’t travel without tickets in public transports Don't encourage beggars. Don't accept food or drink from strangers. Smoking and drinking is not allowed in public places
  16. 16. For more details Contact us: 304 Aarohi Complex, Near Rasranjan Sweet Mart, Vijay Char Rasta, Navarangpura, Ahmedabad-380009 Contact Person: Ankur Patel Mobile: +91-937-613-3927 USA: +1-313-447-1275 Toll Free Number (USA/CANADA): 1800-497-3917

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