Gujarat

Gujarat, the place where Mahatma Gandhi was born and lived. This  is where hospitality, history and humanity finds true meaning. Vibrant, colourful, resilient and picturesque, Gujarat is as majestic as the Indian Lion that it is home to. 

        Ahmedabad is the biggest city space in Gujarat. The Sabarmati river cuts across this quaint city. Home to the world famous Sabarmati Ashram, which was founded by Mahatma Gandhi, the city exudes the principles of non-violence and peace. The beautiful old city offers the tourist an insight into India's great history.  The new city offers the tourists a flavour of pan Indian hospitality. Somnath, the temple located in western Gujarat is an important shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. This ancient temple bears witness to several kings and architectural influences over hundreds of years. But it still stands proud and majestic. The Somnath temple is a must-go. Dwarka, the legendary abode of Lord Krishna is an important destination of Gujarat. It is mentioned as one of the most ancient places in the world. So ancient and soothing, that even the Gods chose to live there. Akshardham in Gujarat is a relatively new temple, but equally aesthetic and peaceful. The “dazzling” town of Surat would definitely be “the diamond’s best friend”. 90% of the world’s diamond cutting, happens here! So get set to  be dazzled!

        Gujarat is geographically diverse, with  the coastline from Kutch in the West to Daman in South, the hill line from Aravali in the East to the Western hills with lush green forests, large and small rivers as well the plains in the middle. The Gir forest is one of India's famous wildlife sanctuaries, home to the Asiatic Lion, Chinkara, Nilgai, Indian leopards and many more animals of the wild. The Rann of Kutch is the seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar desert. Stunningly picturesque, it attracts not just tourists but winged flamingoes from countries afar. 

        Gujarat has one of the country's most vibrant festive scenes. During the Navratri festival, or the holy nine nights, the state comes alive. The “garba”, a dance performed by all common men and women, is the highlight of the Navratri. The festival sees women and men, dressed in ethnic wear and bright colours, the hallmark of Gujarati handicrafts. Gujarat also hosts the Kite Festival in the month of january. It is an international kite festival, bringing the kite fliers from across the globe to this place. Kites of all hues covering the skies makes this festival a visual treat.

        Gujarat is a sweet tooth in itself. Famous for its dairy products, ghee, curd, dahi – it is not surprising that Anand, India's milk capital is in Gujarat. Its the vegetarian's delight. There are few people who do not relish Gujarati savouries - crisp spicy fried farsans, which can be bought in wayside stalls. The famous Gujarati thali served at weddings consists of farsans, sweetmeats and a variety of sweet and sour chutneys and pickles. This harmony is derived from the mixing of the sweet with the salty is what makes the cooking of this state different from the rest. 

         Gujarat reminds us of what India stands for – non violence, peace, harmony, beauty and tolerance. It is the essence of life itself

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GUJARAT TRAILS – CLASSICAL TOUR

 

GUJARAT TRAILS – CLASSICAL TOUR (13 DAYS TOUR)

 

 

DAY 01:   AHMEDABAD

 

Arrival in Ahmedabad and transfer to hotel

 

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Gujarat, the place where Mahatma Gandhi was born and lived. This  is where hospitality, history and humanity finds true meaning. Vibrant, colourful, resilient and picturesque, Gujarat is as majestic as the Indian Lion that it is home to. 

        Ahmedabad is the biggest city space in Gujarat. The Sabarmati river cuts across this quaint city. Home to the world famous Sabarmati Ashram, which was founded by Mahatma Gandhi, the city exudes the principles of non-violence and peace. The beautiful old city offers the tourist an insight into India's great history.  The new city offers the tourists a flavour of pan Indian hospitality. Somnath, the temple located in western Gujarat is an important shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. This ancient temple bears witness to several kings and architectural influences over hundreds of years. But it still stands proud and majestic. The Somnath temple is a must-go. Dwarka, the legendary abode of Lord Krishna is an important destination of Gujarat. It is mentioned as one of the most ancient places in the world. So ancient and soothing, that even the Gods chose to live there. Akshardham in Gujarat is a relatively new temple, but equally aesthetic and peaceful. The “dazzling” town of Surat would definitely be “the diamond’s best friend”. 90% of the world’s diamond cutting, happens here! So get set to  be dazzled!

        Gujarat is geographically diverse, with  the coastline from Kutch in the West to Daman in South, the hill line from Aravali in the East to the Western hills with lush green forests, large and small rivers as well the plains in the middle. The Gir forest is one of India's famous wildlife sanctuaries, home to the Asiatic Lion, Chinkara, Nilgai, Indian leopards and many more animals of the wild. The Rann of Kutch is the seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar desert. Stunningly picturesque, it attracts not just tourists but winged flamingoes from countries afar. 

        Gujarat has one of the country's most vibrant festive scenes. During the Navratri festival, or the holy nine nights, the state comes alive. The “garba”, a dance performed by all common men and women, is the highlight of the Navratri. The festival sees women and men, dressed in ethnic wear and bright colours, the hallmark of Gujarati handicrafts. Gujarat also hosts the Kite Festival in the month of january. It is an international kite festival, bringing the kite fliers from across the globe to this place. Kites of all hues covering the skies makes this festival a visual treat.

        Gujarat is a sweet tooth in itself. Famous for its dairy products, ghee, curd, dahi – it is not surprising that Anand, India's milk capital is in Gujarat. Its the vegetarian's delight. There are few people who do not relish Gujarati savouries - crisp spicy fried farsans, which can be bought in wayside stalls. The famous Gujarati thali served at weddings consists of farsans, sweetmeats and a variety of sweet and sour chutneys and pickles. This harmony is derived from the mixing of the sweet with the salty is what makes the cooking of this state different from the rest. 

         Gujarat reminds us of what India stands for – non violence, peace, harmony, beauty and tolerance. It is the essence of life itself

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  GUJARAT TRAILS – CLASSICAL TOUR (13 DAYS TOUR)     DAY 01:   AHMEDABAD   Arrival in Ahmedabad and transfer to hotel   Ahmedabad is Located on the banks of the river Sabarmati, the city was...
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