Gujarat: Land of Development
Let the state take your breath away with its beautiful beaches, enormous mountains and snowy hill stations to help you take a break from life. Re-live the life of Gandhi by visiting Gujarat – his birthplace in Sabarmati, the starting point of his Satyagraha movement, and his Salt March. See where India’s current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi comes from. Experience firsthand the history and old world charm of the now bustling metropolis of Ahmedabad. Bargain and get brilliantly colored bandhani fabrics to gift to all your friends. Utilize Gujarat’s advanced public inter-city bus system, brought to you by the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation and make your way through this beautiful state.
Take a stroll though Gandhi’s Home
Take a serene walk through Sabarmati Riverfront, after visiting and weaving khaadi in the Sabarmati Ashram, also known as Gandhi’s Home. Walk through India’s ancient mythology by touring the Akshardham Temple in Ahmedabad and taking in the intricate details of the temple walls. Reconnect with nature in the reputed Gir Forest National Park. Run through and taste the grains of sand in the White Desert of Bhuj – and make sure you have plenty of water to drink after! Visit Baroda’s pride by touring the Laxmi Vilas Palace and playing with the peacocks in the palace grounds. And, finally, if you’re sick of all the history, visit the Auto World Vintage Car Museum in Ahmedabad and marvel over the designs of the yesteryear models.
What to eat : Khandvi, Gujarati Samosa, Gujarati Uundhyu, Mango Shrikhand
What to see : Akshardham Temple, Sabarmati Ashram, Laxmi Vilas Palace, White Desert, Gir Forest
What to take away : Bandhani fabrics, Kachchh handicrafts, Patola Sarees, Zari handicrafts
When to visit : From November to March
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