Fertile, beautiful and prosperous coastline with reclusive beach pockets where the sea lovers can have a heyday, people in dazzling mirror worked and embroidered garments in all hues of the rainbow wearing flashing ethnic silver jewelry. Resting lions in sprawling gir forests, wooden jain temples, ornately carved wooden balconies etc constitute the colorful heritage of Gujarat .
The fairs and festivals are a time of rejoicement and rejuvenation when the people shed their inhibitions and join unitedly in the festive exuberance. The fairs are mostly held in rural areas where the folk art, folk music and folk dances are displayed with all the originality and performing genius.
For the devote pilgrims, Gujarat is a source of plentiful faith and devotion Palitana, Somnath, Dwarka and many other pilgrim spots attract lacs of disciples every year. For those who want to go for a quiet holiday in the hills, saputara offers a world class option. Monument of Ahmedabad are living example of one of the finest architectural works.
Many legends, tales and stories of bravery and generosity, efficiency and imagination, prosperity and charity, Penance and Sacrifice, knowledge and devotion are spread in the air and atmosphere of Gujarat.
Few of many attractions waiting for you in the colorful land of Gujarat:
Navratri is an auspicious occasion that commemorates the worship of Divine Mother Goddess, is an inseparable part of the identity of Gujarat,
The Someshwar Mahadev temple stands tall among the temples of India. It is the seventh temple built to commemorate the glory of Lord Somnath.
Gir Forest Lions
Sprawling in an area of 1424 sq. kms., Gir is the last abode of the majestic Asiatic Lions. with its dry deciduous forest is a luxuriantly rich ecosystem-endowed with flora and fauna.
International Kite Festival
International Kite festival is held at Ahmedabad on January 14 every year, to coincide with the festival of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti.
Hill Resort Saputara
At the southern tip of Gujarat, folded in to the densely wooded Dang forest area in the Sahyadri Mountains lies Saputara.