Let’s take a captivating journey to see the 05 Awesome places in Gujarat
Gujarat is famous as the home of Mahatma Gandhi and the current prime minister of India. But apart from this, Gujarat is also considered to be a goldmine of history, architecture, heritage, wildlife, beaches and temples. One can see the history, life passing through ages in this beautiful state located in the western edge of India. Today, we have minded top 05 Awesome Places just for you, be sure to include them in your next trip of Gujarat.
1. Rann of Kutch – The Salt Marsh Land of India
The sprawling space of fractured earth and the infinite white of the saltpans in the Rann of Kutch never gets old. It is a seasonal salt marsh which also is home to the largest Wild Ass sanctuary in India. While sun kisses the horizon of Mother Earth, spotting of Wild Ass or being in the nowhere amongst the blanch expanse, are some of the highlights here. Birding aficionados should come here in winters (Oct-Mar) to see the flamingos, sand grouse, coursers, plovers, chats, warblers, babblers, shrikes colouring this otherwise bleached land.
2. Gir – Home of Asiatic Lions
Is Africa the only home of Lions? The answer is “NO”. India also takes pride in having their own land of this majestic beast in a small town of Gir. Gir is a beautiful land painted by Asiatic lions, with their manes swaying in the soft wind and cubs running at their feet. A visit to the sanctuary allows a peak to one of the greatest creations of God at close quarters. The Gir National park is around 1300 sq km and allows a possibility to be in the wild, connect with nature in its best form.
3. Museums of Ahmedabad – A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship
Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat, is inadvertent museum capital of India. From the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram to Sardar Patel National Museum or Calico, Dandi Kutir, Tribal Museum, there is a Tresor trové of museum lovers to ferret from. If you are planning to explore the museums, my suggestion is to keep at least 02 – 03 days just for museum hopping. For the evening delight, be sure to keep some time for the magnificent 3D light & sound show at Dandi Kutir and, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum.
4. Somnath – Explore A Heritage Wealth
One of the holiest sites of Hindus, Somnath is considered to be the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva in India. The temple once annihilated into dust and reconstructed, is thronged by millions of visitors each year. The spectacular golden sand coloured temple rises high above the rest of the single-storeyed buildings in the quaint town of Veraval.
5. Bhuj – A bridge to Civilizations
Bhuj is the bridge to civilizations, which once held importance in the South Asian history and was in the traces of the Indus Valley Civilization – Harappas. Bhuj is also associated with the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Bhuj’s history of over the 4000-year inhabitation narrates the story of developed trading and migratory relationships of various ancient civilizations as far as Zanzibar, the Middle East and Greece, which fostered raising a unique ethnic mix of people and traditions in the region.
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