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Gujarat

Aavo Padharo, words of welcome in the language of Gujarat because it is here that these words ring truly and the guest is 'God' and the people of Gujarat are gregariously friendly, inviting and will entice you to come again and again.

Stretches out into the Arabian Sea, with a hint of the desert and with a coastline of 1666 kms long is Gujarat – the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation. It is renowned for its beaches, temple towns and historic capitals. Wildlife sanctuaries, hill resorts and natural grandeur are gifts of Gujarat. Sculpture, handicrafts, arts, festivals also make the state rich. Gujarat is also among the most technologically advanced, housing the largest petrochemical complex in the country.

Gujarat has always been a major centre for the Jains and some of its most interesting locations are the Jain Temple centres at Palitana and Girnar Hills. Besides the Jain temples, the state’s major attractions include the only habitat of the Asiatic Lions in India (Gir Forests), a desert ride at the Wild Ass Sanctuary and the beautiful Indo-Saracenic Architecture of Ahmedabad. The colourful tribal villages of Kutch make a visit unforgettable.



General Information

  • 1,96,024 sq km
  • Gandhinagar
  • English, Hindi and other Indian languages
  • Gandhinagar
  • 60,383,628
  • 40 Deg
  • November to February

Connectivity

AIRWAYS :

Gujarat is well connected with national and international flights, to all the major states of India and abroad. Almost every airways company have their operating system from Gujarat. Surat, Bhavnagar, Junagarh, Vadodara, Keshod, Kandla, Rajkot and Bhuj are the major places where domestic airports are stationed. The only international airport is in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Civil Aviation Board (GUJCAB) is responsible for the development of aviation infrastructure.

ROADWAYS :

All the national and state highways in Karnataka are smooth and well maintained. Multiple bus services from neighbouring states- Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are easily available. From comfortable buses to Volvos owned by private transporters, there are many modes of road transports to reach Gujarat.

RAILWAYS :

Railway network of Gujarat connects with every state of India. Surat railway station, Ahmedabad Railway Station, Rajkot Railway Station and Vadodara Railway Station are the busiest railway stations in Gujarat. In fact, Vadodara Railway Station is the one of the busiest railway station in India because it is a part of Delhi-Mumbai railway line.

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