One Week Guide to Visit Most Popular Places in Gujarat

One of the most vibrant state of India, Gujarat is popularly known as “The Land of Lions & Legends” for two reasons. One for it beholds the largest pool of Asiatic lions and secondly for the kind of people it has endorsed us with. Starting from business to politics, the land of Gujarat has given us people like, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Narendra Modi, Vikram Sarabhai, Dhirubhai Ambani, Sunita Williams – just to name a few.

Here is a state where you will get to experience a wide range of cultures and traditions. The lifestyle in Gujarat varies from place to place. Because here, each city holds a unique identity for itself. And, the charisma of Gujarati people is something that is sure to fascinate you on your visit. Thus, if you are ready to surprise yourself with the rich natural, cultural, and architectural heritage of Gujarat – here are some of the most popular places to visit in Gujarat:

 

 

1. Ahmedabad:

The place where culture meets tradition – Ahmedabad is one of the liveliest city beholding some of the most exhilarating tourist places in Gujarat. Being a part of this city is in itself an honor for an individual. Starting from skyscrapers to street food and everything is between is special here in one way or other. Some of the most captivating places in Ahmedabad include…

 

a) Kankaria:

One of the most spirited spot of the city is The Kankaria Lake front. A walk (or a jog) at Kankaria Lake in the morning fills you with the energy and enthusiasm that will help you breakthrough all the challenges and opportunities that shows up during the day. The evening here is as magical as the morning! Here, you will get to experience delicious food, thrilling roller coasters, and exciting water sports – all at one place.

Surprising as it may sound, the logo of The State of India was inspired from Kankaria. Am I kidding? No. If you look at Kankaria Lake from google maps or a certain height – you will notice it depicts the existing logo of SBI. So what are you waiting for? Hire a budget cab in Ahmedabad today and set out to experience this spellbinding destination located at the center of Ahmedabad – Maninagar.

 

Kankaria Lake | Best Place to Visit in Ahmedabad

 

b) Sabarmati Riverfront:

A calm and soothing place to visit after a busy day at work. Built along the river Sabarmati, the riverfront is a favorite destination of everyone starting from young college students to senior citizens. There are various adventure sports also on the riverfront which makes it a great place to spend an entire day. If you happen to be here, make sure you don’t miss the thrilling experience of speed boating and zip line.

There’s also a park here which is famous for its natural beauty and the enchanting music created by the river flowing besides it. The park facilitates as a great recreation space for its visitors. And as if this was not enough, a Flower garden is also a part of Riverfront (project) to surprise you with its 330 native and exotic flower species.  If you are on a week’s trip to Ahmedabad, Gujarat – this is a place worth exploring!

 

Sabarmati Riverfront | Places to visit in Ahmedabad

 

c) The Pols (Streets):                                                

The true heritage of Ahmedabad are the streets located at the center of the city. Here you will get to see closely packed conglomeration of houses – holding each other tightly with a bond of togetherness and affection. These pols are interconnected in a way that it is tricky to predict where one will lead you. The lifestyle of people here is pleasant and peaceful. People here celebrate each festival as one family. These pols truly exemplify the old Sanskrit phrase, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (Meaning, the whole world is one family).

Life here is full of fun and frolic! Here, every day brings to you a fresh look at your life – the cows and dogs add more to the natural ambience. Each pol typically follows a pattern and consists a chowk, temple, main gate and a notice board! One of the most popular pol is located near Manek Chowk – the street food center of the city!

Apart from Ahmedabad, there are various other major cities and places such as Vadodara, Somnath, and Dwarka – that are definitely worth visiting during your week’s visit to this incredible state. Let’s quickly look at each of them individually and what makes them stand apart!

 

2. Vadodara:

The princely city of Vadodara is located approx. 111 km from Ahmedabad and can be visited through one way cab Ahmedabad to Vadodara. Alike Ahmedabad, Vadodara too, is endorsed with rich natural and cultural heritage worth exploring. This magnificent city is stationed on the banks of river Vishwamitri.

Starting from palaces to temples and museums – Vadodara is full of exceptional monuments, natural and architectural places that will surely mesmerize you with its magnificence. Some of the most famous places include Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Sayaji Baug, The Maharaja Sayajirao University, and Vadodara museum. Although we can keep going on and on about how amazing a visit to this princely city would be – the best way to make the most out of this city is to go and visit it once and see it all yourself!

Vadodara | Popular places to visit in Gujrat

 

3. Somnath:

One of the most affluent temple, Somnath (literally meaning Lord of Moon – Soma) is located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval (Saurashtra). The shortest route from Ahmedabad to Somnath is 410 km long and can be travelled by sharing cab from Ahmedabad to Somnath.

The temple is esteemed to be the one of the twelve jyotirlingas. The rich and magnificent architectural structure of temple attracts millions of visitors every year from across the globe. It is also believed that this temple was built by the Moon God himself. Thus, this temple is a must-visit place in Gujarat.

Somnath temple | Places to visit in Gujrat 

4. Dwarka:

This ancient city of Gujarat has ample of stories. As an explorer – you will find this city full of stories worth exploring! This town is located on the banks of river Gomti and is approx. 438 km from Ahmedabad. A road ride through cab Ahmedabad to Dwarka can make your journey seamless and exciting!

A must visit place in Dwarka is the famous temple of Dwarkadhish. It is a giant temple which is known for several significant reasons. Here, the 52 – yard long flag of the temple is replaced 5 times a day! Three times in the morning and twice in the evening. The Prasad offered from the temple is truly delicious and is enjoyed thoroughly by all the devotees. It is certainly a place worth visiting on your visit to Gujarat.

 

dwarka temple | Popular places in Gujrat

 

Apart from above mentioned places, there are many more places worth exploring in Gujarat such as Vansda National park of Surat, Watson museum of Rajkot and Akshardham in Gandhinagar – the capital of Ahmedabad.

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