Gujarat Travel Guide

Gujarat has the western-most border of India with Gandhinagar as the capital and Ahmedabad as its biggest city. The state has some of the ancient sites of the Indus Valley Civilisation such as Lothal, Dholavira and Gola Dhoro. Lothal is believed to be one of the oldest seaports in the world and was actively used during the Maurya and Gupta empires. There were commercial interactions with the Persian Gulf before and during this period, thus enriching the history of Gujarat.

Gujarat has many historical sites because of the long history it has with several rulers like Mauryas, Guptas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Turkish rulers, Mughals, Marathas etc. During the British rule, Gujarat saw many activities for independence as it was home to Mahatma Gandhi. He operated from Sabarmati Ashram and was instrumental in gaining independence for India.

Gujarat is home to the pure Asiatic lions and has many more attractions like the Rann of Kutch, hills of Saputra, etc. It has many religious pilgrimage sites and many fairs and festivals are conducted on special occasions.