Updated: Jan 20
Gujarat, one such favored tourist destination for tours to India in winter. With Runn Utsav in the offing and salubrious weather conditions making it an ideal time to explore the immense cultural and archaeological wealth, we bring to you the newest attractions to visit in Gujarat to make the most of your holidays in India:
Rani ni Vav - Constructed in the 11th century to preserve groundwater, is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stepwell, its walls that are decorated with figurative motifs and showcases images of various gods and goddesses from the Hindu pantheon are a major attraction here.
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park – Another UNESCO site in Gujarat, standing on top of the hill makes a rich heritage site dotted with forts, mosques, monuments, tombs, arches, temples, step-wells, and fortresses from the 8th to 14th century.
Narara Marine National Park – the first marine park in India, located in the Gulf of Kutch at Jamnagar offers exotic sightings where one has to just walk in the water when the tide ebbs, in about 1 to 2 feet of water to watch this fascinating underwater world of corals and lot of species. Also requires prior permissions.
Statue of Unity – World’s tallest statue newly sculptured to demonstrate harmony has emerged as a new attraction in Gujarat. It is also popular for a lot of other activities that one can enjoy from laser shows to white water rafting.
Danta Ambaji – This is a Famous Pilgrimage Site, a worshippers' haven. A visit to Ambaji has great moral significance and the nearby Gabbar hills that provide a picturesque view of the greenery and forests of Gujarat through an exciting ride in a cable car.
Girnar - Amidst the lush green Gir Forest, the mountain range serves as the hub of religious activity. And offer endless thrill and excitement to adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, serves as a great spot to enjoy Gujarat sightseeing from atop scenic hills.
Sidi Saiyad Mosque – The 16th-century mosque, a hallmark of African architectural legacy in India. Built-in 1573 it has gained a reputation for its architectural finesse, particularly the ornate latticework, or as jail. The design of the mosque is entirely in the accurate system of construction, involving arches, domes, and vaults.
Umbergaon – is a small town in the Valsad district, famous for its several gorgeous beaches and ancient temples, and also has a flourishing film industry. Umbergaon Beach is known for its gorgeous sunset views, golden glittering sands, and sumptuous ‘Chowpatty’ style street food, the most perfect place to relax and unwind, owing to its serenity and tranquillity. This also has a You can also enjoy a horse carriage ride on the beach, lighthouse, and a fishing harbor.
Dandi - known for its historical and groundbreaking political significance, is one of the cleanest beaches of India. For the historical fanatics, the place has two important monuments of Gandhi. But more than that something one must not miss while touring the beach is the beautiful sunset view as the crimson sky contrasting with blue waters is a delight to the eyes. One can stroll with your partner on the sands, build a castle with kids, or just soak in the warmth of the sun, sitting on the beach sands.
Do try out these places on your next visit to Gujarat.