Mandvi is known for its 400 year old ship building centre. The local carpenters still make ocean going Dhows in much the same way that their ancestors had done a century ago. One can go and visit the men at work, shaping the great vessels with hand tools and coaxing the seasoned timber into shape. The predecessors of these very same ships had roamed the Indian Ocean and made Kutch a maritime power. Hand made models of these Dhows can also be procured from local artisans.Read More
Gujarat is an ancient land abounding in mythology and legends and dotted with pilgrimage and historical sites. Since the advent of Bronze Age, every era has left its footprints in Gujarat. There are temples, mosques, tombs, forts, palaces and monasteries.
Religious sites are major part of tourism in Gujarat. Somnath is the first among twelve Jyotirlingas. The Palitana temples of Jainism on Mount Satrunjaya, the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and Jama Masjid, the Sun Temple, Modhera, Dwarakadheesh Temple and Dakor are noteworthy pilgrimage sites.
This peninsular state in western India boasts of archaeological sites of the port city of Lothal and Dholavira from the Indus Valley Civilisation. Continuing the historical tale are the Rock Edicts of Emperor Asoka, Mahabat Maqbara, Lakhot Fort and Narsinh Mehta No Choro.
Kirti Mandir, Porbandar, Sabarmati Ashram, and Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial( in Ahmedabad) proudly speak about our beloved Mahatma Gandhi who was born here and the Iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the chief architect of modern India.
Nature too has gifted the state with many attractions such as Girnar Mountain, Gir Forest National Park, Vansda National Park, Blackbuck National Park, Marine National Park, and Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary.
With seventeen airports, Gujarat is very well connected by air, a good network of railways and intercity and interstate road transport. Gujarat experiences hot and dry summers, a good monsoon and moderate pleasant winters. Best time to visit here would be from October to April.
Meanwhile there came two foreigner tourists and they asked me about bus for Bhuj, The same bus in which I had to board was going up to Bhuj so I informed them about the bus. They also had a long time to wait for bus so in order to pass the time they started talking me regarding the India, its culture, tourist places etc. Though they had a very good hand book containing complete information on India tourism destination but still they were very enthusiastic about India. They were from USA and one of them was Kevin who later became my friend as we had to travel together for next 7-8 hours.
It was 11:00 O’ clock and I was feeling hungry, I saw a small shop having garmagaram Jalebi and Fafda, I along with Kevin went there to taste this delicious Gujarati breakfast. It was really tasty and Kevin also liked it, Jalebi was a miraculous dish for him.Read More
The legend behind the distance is the annoyance of Durwasaa Rishi, who cursed Rukmini that she would remained separated from her husband as she had not offered the Rishi the water which she took while pulling the Chariot of the Rishi, and hence this temple is said to be located at a distance of 2 kms from Dwarkadheesh’s temple.Read More
all the places of worship are nothing but abundance of positive vibrations. And to fully avail the benefit of such places we should just spend some time as near as possible to the garbh griha (sanctum sanctorum), and have dhyanam. The utility of a place of worship as per my view is so proved.Read More
Dear fellow Ghumakkars, Welcome to part 2 of this journey and hope you have enjoyed the ride so far. The travelling party and the…Read More
Hi friends, I just want to share my experience with the Golden Quadrilateral. I left Delhi on 23 October, 2010 with my wife and…Read More
Introduction:- This journey of ours was begun out of necessity. We have a pet dog and cannot part company with him even for a…Read More
It was 31 Jan 2011, when my boss told me that i had to go to Surat and Ahmadabad for work. I had never…Read More
The “car-driving-bone” was predominantly present, had tickled at will and left it’s mark on a number of occasions…….Read More
The room was clean and spacious matching with railway superintendent’s comment. As soon as the kids lied down, they fell asleep. The train finally arrived at mid-night. Luckily, by that time the kids managed to sleep for a while and looked better.Read More
Junagadh is an exciting town to explore for the tourists with an eye for architecture and a taste for history. It was an important…Read More
Junagadh is a city which is headquarters of Junagadh district in Gujarat. It is 327 km from Ahmedabad and is about 58 Km from…Read More