Gujarat is the ninth largest state in India by population. It is also one of the fastest growing states in India. The urbanization of the state growing at rapid rate. There are four cities in the state of Gujarat which have population more than 1 million. We are expecting that this number will be increased from four to six in near time. In this article, we have compiled a list of the largest cities in Gujarat for your urban tour.
8 Largest Cities in Gujarat for Urban Tour
Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat with a population of 3,913,793. The city is also known as the commercial hub of the state. Ahmedabad was the former capital of Gujarat. In the past, the city of Ahmedabad was known as the “Manchester of India“. The city is also one of the fastest growing business hubs in the country.
Surat is the second largest city in the state of Gujarat with a population of 3,344,135. Surat is the most popular business destinations in the world for diamond industry. Surat has also gained good business in the textile industries. Surat is one of the richest cities in Gujarat according to the latest reports.
Vadodara is one of the most industrialized cities in the state of Gujarat. It is the third largest city in the state of Gujarat with a population of 1,513,758. There are a large number of industries located in the city. Vadodara, also known as Baroda has the largest royal palace in the world i.e. Lakshmi Vilas Palace.
Rajkot is the fourth largest city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Baroda with a population of 1,395,026. Rajkot is also known as the capital of Saurashtra region in Gujarat. Rajkot is also ranked 22nd-fastest-growing city in the world.
Bhavnagar is the fifth largest city in the state of Gujarat with a population of 7,25,630. Bhavnagar was a princely state before it was merged into the Indian Union in 1948. Bhavnagar has a large number of tourist attractions such as the Gauri Shankar Talav (Lake), Nilambaug Palace and others.
Jamnagar is the sixth largest city in the state of Gujarat with a population of 5,92,478. Jamnagar has a large number of places to visit such as the Ranjitsagar Dam, Ranmal Lake, Jogger’s Park, Darbargadh Palace, Vinoo Mankad Statue, and others. Reliance Industries and Essar Oil are also located in the city of Jamnagar.
Junagadh is the seventh largest city in Gujarat with a population of 320,744. Junagadh is one of the most popular destinations in Gujarat due to the Gir National Park and Asiatic Lions. There are also a good number of tourist places are located in the city of Junagadh.
Gandhinagar is the political capital of the state of Gujarat. Gandhinagar is one of the best planned cities in India. It is the eighth largest city in India with a population of 271,331. Gandhinagar has a good number of tourist attractions such as the Assembly of Gujarat (Gujarat Vidhan Sabha), Akshardham Temple and many others.
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Article last re-published on May 11, 2015.