15 Incredible Attractions Of Gujarat You Must Explore


Gujarat is the land of Legends and lions with number of tourist attractions such as picturesque landscapes,historical monuments and long stretches of Coastlines. Some of the must see places in Gujarat also includes Dwarkadhish Temple,Akshardham Complex, Laxmi Vilas Palace,Palitana temples,Sardar Sarovar Dam,Naramad River Bridge,Statue of Unity, Porbandar,Kutch,Dwarka and Sidhpur.

Ambaji Temple

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Ambaji is an important temple town in Banas kantha district and one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India. A large number of devotees visit the Ambaji temple every year, situated near the Abu Road at the Gujarat and Rajasthan border.

Somnath Jyotirlinga

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Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple is located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, near Veraval on the western coast. It is first Jyotirlinga among the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva,dedicated to Someshwara the Lord Shiva with moon on his head and an important pilgrimage and tourist spot.

Pavagadh Mata Temple.

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Pavagadh is the gateway to Panchmahal and the hill is known for the most famous Mahakali temple in Gujarat state. The area of Pavagadh and Champaner are part of world heritage site which includes popular temples,hill and monuments such as Sat Kaman, Virasat Van,Vada Talav and Kabooter Khana.

Modhera Sun Temple

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The Sun Temple of Modhera is the most important of all sun-temples in India, situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati in Mehsana. Architecture of Modhera Sun temple is very unique with three separate elements Surya Kund, Sabha Mandap and Guda Mandap.

Kirti Toran Vadnagar

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Kirti Toran of Vadnagar also known as Kirti Stambha is a 40 feet temple arch pillars in Mehsana district of Gujarat. Vadnagar is the birthplace of Narendra Modi and the town is also blessed with a magnificent Sharmistha Lake,temples and public architectures like a Museum and Library.


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Champaner Archaeological Park is the latest addition of Indian world heritage site,located around the historical city of Champaner. The heritage site includes the hills of Pavagadh,heritage monuments,stepwells,Champaner Fort,Khuniya Mahadev,Jama masjid Champaner,Kabutarkhana Pavillion,Sat Kaman and Sahar ki Masjid.

Rani Ki Vav

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Rani ki vav is a magnificent step well situated on the banks of the Saraswati River in Patan town of Gujarat. This ancient monument of national importance also has unique feature of sculpture of ten incarnations of Vishnu on the wall of Vav.

Uparkot Fort

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Uparkot Fort is situated at the foot of the Girnar Hills in Junagadh,built by Chandragupta during the Mauryan dynasty. This ancient fort is the prime tourist attraction in Junagadh along with Mahabat Maqbara,Girnar hills,Ashoka's Rock Edict,Swaminarayan temple and one of the must visit place in Gujarat.

Jhulta Minar

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Sidi bashir mosque is known as swaying minarets or more commonly known as Jhulta Minar,located in the city of Ahmedabad. The mosque is one of the tourist destinations of Ahmedabad and because of its unique construction its one of the seven wonders of Gujarat.

Mandvi Beach

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Mandvi is a port city in the Kutch region of Gujarat, famous for its beaches and centuries old ship building yard. The port city of Mandvi has a very pleasant climate with list of tourist places such as Vijay Vilas Palace,Swaminarayan Temple,Wind Farms Beach,Rukmavati bridge,Bandhni Bazaar, and Shyamji Krishna Varma Smarak.

Jama Masjid

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Ahmedabad Jama Masjid is one of the most magnificent mosques of India, situated outside Bhadra Fort area. The Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad was the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent at that period of time,built in 1424 by Sultan Ahmed Shah.

Mahabat Maqbara

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Mahabat Maqbara is one of the stunning mausoleum of Nawab Mahabat Khan II in Junagadh and one of India's lesser-known wonder. The palace-mausoleum is known for its exquisite structure with silver doors and intricate carvings including two tall minarets .

Rann of Kutch

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Great Rann of Kutch is another paradise in India with list of tourist attractions such as Handicrafts,Chir Batti phenomena,various ecologically rich and wildlife conservation areas. Rann Utsav is a celebration of life, festivities,culture and also a landmark bestowing grace and elegance.

Saputara Hill Station

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Saputara is the only hill station in the state of Gujarat,Blessed with natural beauty,amazing waterfalls,ropeway cab,Gardens and beautiful lake. This hill station is Abode of Serpents and worshiped by the local Adivasis on the banks of the river Sarpagana in the Dang forest area of Western Ghats.

Gir Forest National Park

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Gir National Park is one of India's oldest wildlife sanctuary and the sole home of the Indian Lions,one of the five big cats of Indian Subcontinent. Indian lions are one of the most endangered species of big cat found in India and the state animal of Gujarat.

This post was originally published on Walk Through India.

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