To be honest, Gujarat is not really the first name that pops up in your head when you think of a vacation.
Located on the western corner of the country, this quaint little – state popularly known for being the birthplace of Gandhiji – holds quite an array of noteworthy places to visit. From forests to peninsular bays, Gujarat can be a break from your regular touristy vacations.
It’s best to travel there in the winters, especially during the months of November to February or March as the summers can get pretty hot. There are flights from all major airports around the country to the multiple ones in Gujarat, however, you can check for Mumbai to Ahmedabad flights for some seasonal offers every now and then. All major airline carriers have regular flights to Gujarat, including Jet Airways, Vistara, Spicejet, Indigo, etc.
If you are visiting Gujarat for the first time, take some time out to explore the gems this state boasts. Here are three of them which you cannot miss out at any cost!
From the Rajputs to the Mughals, this place is home to a wide array of historical events, starting with Vanraj Chavda of the Chavda Dynasty to Humayun of the Mughals.
The place is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must visit for its enveloping old world charm and numerous archaeological monuments, with some dating back to the 8th Century.
Can you imagine a hill station from where you can enjoy a view of the sea as well? Wilson Hills is the place. Surrounded by the gorgeous forests of the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary, you can get glimpses of the Arabian Sea from the hilltop here. With more than six stunning viewpoints, Wilson Hills makes for an amazing getaway – completely away from the normal travelling itinerary – a vacation amidst diverse natural surroundings.
To add some adventure and wildlife to your trip, Junagadh is a must visit for the renowned Gir National Forests and their Asiatic Lions. The vast wildlife reserve is a treat to the eyes as well as the explorers’ souls with the diverse wildlife from nilgais to crocodiles.
But that’s not all – don’t forget to visit these old Buddhist caves form the 2nd Century or the beautiful Uperkot Fort. Serene hills, historical forts and a flourishing wildlife reserve, Junagadh is a perfect mix making it a standalone destination itself.
But that is not all in Gujarat – you can visit many more places like Jamnagar, filled with beaches, or Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi or Bhuj – the options are too many. So pack in your vacay clothes, book your tickets and head out to this gorgeous state on the Kutchh.