dwarka is a place of religious visit…though many of us visit it as tourist..we decided to visit dwarka and somnath this diwali. without any prior bookings other than train to somnath…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.
Rolling Hills, undulating terrain, eight perennial rivers, interspersed with innumerable streams, roars of lions and their echoes reverberating in the valleys, alarm calls of…Read More
I had to give explanations to Ghanshyam bhai, owner of the hotel Annapoorna in Sasan Gir. I requested him on phone, to book a…Read More
Day 7 : Goa – Pune Cavelossim – Margaon – Ponda – Londa – Khanapur – Belgaum – Kolhapur – Satara – Pune We…Read More
Day 3 : Vadodara – Panvel (Mumbai) Vadodara – Bharuch – Surat – Valsad -Manor – Panvel (Mumbai) Till this point of our trip,…Read More
Background: This plan also came into existence during discussions with Nandan. We met one evening after his road trip to his native place (Delhi…Read More
We visited Gujarat in this winter vacation of Rachit (December 2008). The itinerary was as follows: 24th Dec – Rajdhani Express from New Delhi…Read More
The famous temple of Somnath is situated in western India located on the Arabian Sea coast of Gujarat. It is believed that between Antarctica…Read More
We went to Gujarat. draft’s 1st pageRead More
This post is in continuation with my last post Delhi-Vadodara-Delhi Road Trip (Part -1). Starting from Delhi, with a stop-over at Udaipur, we arrived…Read More
Background It all started from a discussion with Nandan when he gave an idea for a long road trip from Delhi to Mumbai. It…Read More
Excavation site is walking distance of half km from there. Sun is at its peak but cool breeze was maintaining the temperature. At most 20-30 people were there including the staff and visitors. We first visited the Archaeological Museum and it’s better to visit museum first because it contains a lot of information about the site and that will help you to understand and visualize the whole architecture at the site. As photography is prohibited in the museum so no snaps are available inside of it.Read More