Gujarat is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. There are countless reasons to visit this beautiful state for your holiday and business tour. If you are confused what to do in the state, then don’t worry, Traveljee has compiled a list of the best things to do in Gujarat to make your stay lifelong memorable.
6 Best Things to Do in Gujarat
1. Gujarati Food
I think, the most of the non-Gujarati people must have heard about the Gujarat’s popular dishes and food such as Dhokla, Gathiya, Ragda, Bhel, Petish, Jalebi, and Fafda. In each major city of Gujarat, you would find food street, to enjoy the delicious traditional dishes. These dishes are cheap in cost and budget friendly. However, no compromise in taste and customer service by the most of vendors. It is one of the best things to do in Gujarat.
2. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda
Laxmi Vilas Palace is one of the largest royal palaces in the world. The royal palace is a famous tourist attraction in Vadodara, visited by thousand of tourists each year. Laxmi Vilas Palace is the official residence of the royal family of Baroda. The Palace also includes historical museum, located in the royal palace complex. You would be amazed after seeing the interior of the Laxmi Vilas Palace.
3. Gir Forest National Park, Junagadh
Gir Forest National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in India. You would not forget your trip in the life. Gir is the home of Asiatic lions roaming freely in the park. Chinkara, Leopard, Deer and Sambar Deer are also seen in the national park. Gir is believed to be older than the Himalayas.
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4. Gujarat Vidhan Sabha/Legislative Assembly
Gujarat Vidhan Sabha (Gujarat Legislative Assembly) is situated in the city of Gandhinagar. It is the capital of the state of Gujarat. If you are keen to know about the working style of the assembly of Gujarat, then Traveljee recommend you to visit this place. General public is allowed to sit in the public gallery, aka visitors’ gallery of the assembly hall of the building during the running season.
5. Navratri Festival
Gujarat is one of the most popular Navratri destinations in the world. Each year, a large number of people visit Gujarat to attend the Navratri festival. Ahmedabad, Vadodara (Baroda), Surat, Rajkot, Morbi, Jamnagar, and Bhavnagar are the most popular cities in the state of Gujarat to celebrate the Navratri festival. However, you just need to book your entry pass well in advance to get the confirmed entry.
6. Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad
Kankaria Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the state of Gujarat. It is operated by the Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad aka AMC. You would enjoy toy train, traditional food stalls, and amazing rides in the lake area. You just need to pay a small entry fee to get into the lake area. Kankaria Carnival is the best time to visit this beautiful lake.
6. Kirti Mandir, Porbandar
Kirti Mandir is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhiji. It is located in the city of Porbandar. You should not miss an opportunity to get a glimpse of this historical place.
Article last re-published on December 1, 2015.