7 Best Places to Visit in Gujarat
Exploring the rich varied heritage of India is the topmost priority for every travellers while exploring any place in the country. This is because every part of India has something new to offer in terms of not only sight-seeing spots but food, culture, tradition, lifestyle, and heritage. Gujarat is one of the most beautiful states of India and it is beautiful because of the gorgeous places and darling localities. Gujarati culture is one of the sweetest and most vibrant that is so fun to explore and vibe with.
Some of the other reasons one should visit Gujarat are to explore the flora and fauna of the state, pay respectful visits to the numerous grandeur temples, indulge in exquisitely gorgeous Gujarati shopping, eat heavenly Gujarati food, have a deeper insight in the lives of the local artisans which is filled with new information to gather, and experience the most well amalgamation of modern, contemporary, and ancient architecture.
The best time to visit Gujarat is during the months of October to March, basically in the winter and spring months. The weather is just splendid during this time. Below is listed the 7 best places to visit in Gujarat.
Bhuj: Starting with one of the best places to visit in Gujarat which is Bhuj. Bhuj is a very popular Gujarat destination having authentic ethnic Gujarati vibes. The pre historic civilizations from the times of Mahabharata, Indus Valley, the British era, etc makes it one of the best historical places to explore in the country. Some of the best places to explore in Bhuj are Aina Mahal, Kutch Museum, Ramakund Stepwell, Parag Mahal, and also Hamirsar Lake. The town is known for its 4000 years old cultural dimensions.
Somnath: Somnath town is famous for the Somnath Temple which is one a home for one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. This says enough about the importance of the place in the Hindu mythology and amongst the Hindus. It is believed as per the legends that Hindu God of moon called Soma built this temple out of gold to pay reverence to the existence of Lord Shiva. The same legends also say that this temple was then reconstructed by Ravan in Silver, Krishna in wood, and by King Bhimdev from stone.
Rann of Kutch: One of the prettiest places to visit in Gujarat is the Rann of Kutch or the gulf of Kutch. The ocean of white sands spread to an extent where the human eye sight can travel to is a definite sight to behold for life. The gulf is in Thar desert and many camps and fest these days are organized here to make this places culturally popular. The Rann of Kutch is aesthetically pleasing. One is who is expecting to have a serene holiday in Gujarati style, they must head out here.
Saputara: A hill station in Gujarat? Saputara fills in that spot! This one is a small hilly village in the Western Ghats that is very famous for the epic sight of the Saputara hills. It is an entire green area where one could find utmost relaxation in the lap of the nature. Some of the sight-seeing spots in the town are lake garden, step garden, Governor’s Hill Trail, valleys, and rivers. This quaint town is a perfect blissful spot to spend some days off the mad rush of the city life.
Gira Waterfalls: People love the natural sights because they are so rare these days. All thanks to the modern development we are moving towards. But, that doesn’t mean there is any dearth of gorgeous natural spots in the country. One of the unfiltered and less explored breathtaking spot is the Gira waterfalls. This waterfall is situated in Waghai. The best time when this waterfall flows in its best element is during the monsoon months. It is a wide waterfall whose gushing water sounds is going to fade all the human worries for sure.
Diu: Beach vacations are always the best. But, not going to lie, a human packed/crowded beach is never an ideal beach vacation anyone longs for. Diu is one of the popular yet a secluded beach destination that every beach lover must plan a trip to. It was previously a very popular Portuguese colony which is on a small island facing the Arabian Sea. A little bit of adventure, sight-seeing, beach shack hopping, can be accompanied with a leisure silent stay here.
Dwarka: Last destination in the list of 7 best places to visit in Gujarat is Dwarka. Dwarka is a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is also a part of the Chaar Dhaam Yatra (4 pilgrimage destinations) of the Hindus. Other than this, it is also a part of Sapta Puri (one of the seven holy pilgrimage sites in India). The Dwarka temple is the most important place to visit here.
It might have come out as a surprise to see these offbeat places in the list of 7 best places to visit in Gujarat. But, most of the people know about the mainstream places like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, etc so they are already conventional sites with tonnes of tourist spots. So, it was a good ice breaker to include these offbeat and lesser explored places. Exploring these places are filled with beautiful Gujarati experiences and culture. To see the authentic culture of Gujarat, visiting these places will always be a good idea. There is something new to explore in all these typical Gujarati places.