Top 5 Places To Bookmark For Your Next Trip To Gujrat
Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure enthusiast or a beach lover, Gujarat has something to offer to all kinds of its tourists. As Christmas and new year are around the corner, there is no better time than now to plan your next trip, and if you are planning to visit Gujarat on your next holiday, here are some of the iconic places to add to your tour itinerary.
Rann of kutch:
Rann of Kutch is the largest white salt desert in the world located in Gujarat. You might have heard people saying “Kutch nahi dekha tho, Kuch nahi dekha”, this line itself speaks everything about this place. The best time to visit this place is from November to January as it offers a majestic view of the desert as the water gets evaporated during that time. People come here across the world every year to witness the breath-taking view of sunrise and sunset. If you are planning to visit Gujarat this year, you can visit Rann of Kutch from 24th October 2022 to 28th February 2023 to explore the unique culture and lifestyle of the Kutch people. The Uttarayan kite festival held in January is also a great time to be here.
Best time to visit: October To February
Things to be noted:
People who wish to have a night stay here can take shelter at tent city which is located 2 kilometres from the desert.
It is advisable to keep emergency things handy all the time as this place is located a little interior from the main city.
Statue of unity:
The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres located on the banks of Narmada and is a testament to Indian engineering and architecture. The statue was inaugurated by our prime minister Shri Narendra Modi on the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and was designed by renowned Indian sculptor Ram V Sutar.
Things To Note:
- The laser show held every day during the evening will be an exhilarating experience and a must-watch.
- Flower valley, cactus garden, glowing garden and tent city are some of the must-visit places here.
- If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can enjoy river rafting on the Narmada river and feast on your palette with some delicious dishes available at the food court.
- One can take the lift to go up to the neck part of the statue to witness the majestic top view of the Narmada river and Sardar Sarovar dam.
- Free buses help in connecting different parts of the place, one can get down at dedicated bus stops to visit the places.
Somnath temple is one of the popular religious sites that attract thousands of tourists every year. Lord Shiva is the principal deity here. Accordingly, to history, the Somnath temple was repeatedly damaged by Muslim invaders during the 11 and 18th centuries. The contemporary temple has been constructed by Shri Vallabhbhai Patel during his reign as home minister. The new temple has been opened in 1951 after his passing away. We can also witness his statue erected in front of the temple to mark his contribution to the temple. Somnath beach is located about 800 metres from Somnath temple. People who love to spend time by the sea can stop by this place to enjoy the relaxing sounds of waves and take a stroll in the sand dunes.
Saputara is the only hill station in Gujarat, located at a height of 900 metres in the western ghats and is a part of the Dang District In Gujarath. It is approximately 410 km away from Ahmedabad and can be reached through national highway 953. The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon and post-monsoon season. People from all across India visit this place to witness the scenic and pristine view of sunrise and sunset.
Best time to visit Saputara Hill Station: October – February
GIR National Park:
It is the only national park in the world outside Africa, where one can see Asiatic lions living in their natural habitat, apart from the lions, Gir national park also offers a chance to witness various species of other wild animals and birds which include spotted leopards, marsh crocodiles, deer and snakes including king cobra alike. Gir national park is very well connected through air and roadways. It’s worth visiting this place if you are taking your children on your trip.
Things to be noted:
- You can purchase tickets either online or in person.
- Gir national park will be remained closed from 16th June to 15th October every year.
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