Top 10 Tourist Places in Gujarat for your vacation and holiday

Kevadia Colony, Gujarat

Gujarat is the most attractive destination in India for domestic tourists as well as International tourists. Gujarat has a lot of attractive tourist destinations and cities for all types of tours like a business trip, religious trip, historical tour, cultural tourism and much more. Gujarat has all type of sites and people to make your trip amazing and memorable. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tourist places in Gujarat for your trip with family members, friends and picnic.

Top 10 Tourist Places in Gujarat for your vacation and holiday

1. Laxmi Vilas Palace – Baroda

Laxmi Vilas Palace is the pride of Gujarat. It is the four times larger than the Buckingham Palace of England. It is one of the finest royal palaces in the world. It is the official residence of the Maharaja of Baroda and his family members. Baroda is also known as Vadodara. The city has a large number of tourist attractions.

Related: Top 10 Royal Palace of Gujarat

Laxmi Vilas Palace in Baroda

2. Kevadia Colony (Sardar Sarovar Dam)

Sardar Sarovar Dam is one of the largest dam projects in India. The construction of dam has taken many decades to be completed and still it is under construction. It is situated at Navagam in the Gujarat state.

Millions of Gujarati people will get benefits from this dam after construction completed. Most of farmers will get water for their farming. Kevadia Colony is also emerging as the picnic hot spot for many travellers. It is also considered as the family tourist destination in the state of Gujarat. Tourism Department of Gujarat is also developing this dam as the main attraction in the state.

Kevadia Colony, Gujarat
Source: Flickr

3. Somnath Temple – Prabhas Patan (Near Veraval)

Somnath Temple is one of the best religious place for Hinduism. It is a widely popular tourist destination in Gujarat. People visit this temple as one of the place in “Chhar Dham Yatra”. This temple is visited by thousands of people every year. It is the main tourist attraction in the state for the domestic as well as International tourists.

Related: Most Popular Hindu Temples in Gujarat

Somnath Temple
Source: Flickr

4. Dwarakadheesh Temple of Lord Krishna

Dwarakadheesh Temple is the most sacred place for Hindu people around the World. It is situated in the city of Dwarka. Lord Krishna is worshipped in the city as “Dwarkadhish” or the King of Dwarka. It is one of the sacred place for Hindu people as their yatra of “Char Dham Yatra” i.e. Religious Tour of Four Sacred Places.

Related: Top 10 Holiest Places in the World

Dwarkadheesh Temple Dwarka

5. Haji Pir Dargah – Kutch

Haji Pir is the most popular saint and worshipped by all religious people in the country. The Dargah is situated on the border of India-Pakistan. Original name of Haji Pir was Ali Akbar and he was one of the soldiers of Shahabuddin Ghori. Then after, he stayed in the village of “Nara” and nearby places. He spent his whole life in the service of people. He laid down his life while trying to recover cows driven away by dacoits.

Haji Pir Dargah Kutch

6. Gir Forest National Park – Junagadh, Home of “Asiatic Lions”

Junagadh is the most popular city of historical events for independent India. Besides this, Junagadh has also lots of popular tourist attractions and places to be visited. Gir Forest National Park is the most popular tourist place, a home of Asiatic Lions. This place attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is one of the most important wildlife sanctuary of India.

Asiatic Lions Gir

7. Lothal – Ancient Place in Gujarat near Ahmedabad

Lothal was one of the most modern city during the time of Indus Valley Civilization. It was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) between 13th February, 1955-19th May, 1960. It is located in the region of Bhal in Gujarat state in India. Lothal is dated back from 2400 BCE which makes it one of the most ancient town/city in the World. Lothal is situated in the village of Saragwala in the taluka (Teheshil) of Dholka in the district of Ahmedabad of Gujarat state in India. It is must to visit ancient place for history lovers.

Related: Archaeological Sites in India

Lothal Ancient City
Source: Flickr

8. Dholavira – Ancient City in Kutch

Dholavira is another ancient place located in the state of Gujarat. It was also one of the modern city/town during Indus Valley Civilization. It is situated at near Bhachau Taluka of Kutch district in the state of Gujarat in India.

Dholavira Ancient City
Source: Flickr

9. Saputara – Gujarat’s own Hill Station

Saputara is fastest growing tourist spot for Indian tourist. Saputara is the most popular hill station of Gujarat. It is situated in the Dang district of the Gujarat state. Saputara has so many attractive places and sight-seeing at the hill station. We have mentioned some of them here.

  • Artist Village
  • Vansda National Park
  • Purna Sanctuary
  • Boating
  • Sunrise Point
  • Sunset Point
  • The Ropeway
  • Gira Falls
  • Gardens

Saputara Lake Hill Station

10. Kirti Mandir “Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhiji” – Porbandar

Kirti Mandir is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation for India. Kirti Mandir is situated in the city of Porbandar in Gujarat state. It was an ordinary house before the birthplace of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. After Independence from British rule, Government of India has preserved the place as the “Kirti Mandir”. It has been developed as one of the national tourist spots.

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Kirti Mandir Porbandar

Article last re-published on January 8, 2016.

58 Comment

  1. Jesse says: Reply

    Hey, there, great article about top tourist attraction

  2. Meagan Browno says: Reply

    Fantastic experience after reading your amazing blog! Really informative and outstanding ideas. Thanks dear for sharing with us and keep sharing amazing ideas with everyone.

  3. Brindha says: Reply

    Can you arrange orderly to visit important temples of gujarat by train, we are coming from Mumbai. 3 days trips with gir safari and 2 two days for kutch and bhuj and damen diu

    1. Thanks for your comment but we do not offer travel packages.

  4. Vishnu says: Reply

    sir… im now at himmatnagar…. muje himmatnagar k aas pass k visiting palace btaeye… kankriya lack kesa h… or usi k root mai or palace btaeye….
    please sir apki badi mehrbani hogi.. im from rajasthan

  5. Dhruv says: Reply

    I want to go for 4 days and 5 nights, 1 adult and 2 children, which location in gujarat.Ihave to prefer.

    1. Ahmedabad should be your first choice. Junagadh is also one of the best location in Gujarat for 4 and 5 days trip.

  6. Kashyap says: Reply

    Please instruction me 2 July 3 days planning for outside of vadodar… Give me planning

  7. Santosh Mallikarjun Bhavidandi says: Reply

    I am in plan for trip of Gujarat with family in last week of may, please advise best places with resorts for injoy Holiday for us and kids, we have own vehicle.

  8. Himanshuta says: Reply

    I want to visit Gujarat plz suggest me that which is most enjoyable place for kids to have fun…….

  9. Himanshuta says: Reply

    I want to visit Gujarat for 5 days, plz suggest me that which is the most enjoyable place for kids…..

  10. Ravipatil says: Reply

    I want to visit ausa in gujarath near rajpipala

  11. S K Verma says: Reply

    1o days programe of Gujrat in 3rd week of June’16 including Bhuruch &Barodra

  12. Maya says: Reply

    Gujarath tour in June last week .please let me know the important place s .tour for 10 days I am from north kerala

    1. hardik says: Reply

      Maya, You can visit Somnath, Diu, Dwarka, Junagadh (Sasan Gir for Lion), Kutchchh BHuj, ahmedabad, Gandhinagar(Akshardham Temple).

  13. Vijay Bhabhor says: Reply

    Hi Shakil, Its really very nice post about Gujarat tour, Thank you very much for promoting our Gujarat tourist places, I have traveled some beautiful less known places in Gujarat this are Malnath hill, Mangadh hill, Wilson hill, Don hill, Champaner and many more. I have share some beautiful photos on my blog your blog is more popular and I am sure your reader will love it.

  14. mahendra bhedda says: Reply

    You have not mentioned white rann of Kutch which is one of the best place to visit.Out of Top 10 , 05 are from Kutch:
    1) Great Rann of Kutch which also known as a White Rann, Hodaka -Dhorado village. 2)Dholavira – An Archological site.
    3)Wild ass sanctuary at Little Rann 4)Mangroves Island Mundra port 5)Chhari -Dhandha Grassland famous for birds.
    Also temples like Narayan Sarover, Koteshaver Mahadev,Mata- Na- Madh, 72-Jinalya jain temple, Mandvi- the virgin beach,
    Lakhapat fort, Black Hills Than Monastery dhinodhar, Aina Mahal/Prag Mahal , Bhuj.

  15. solo says: Reply

    I’m currently in nadiad would love to find a zoo with tiger and maybe a national park not far from nadiad kindly advice

  16. Raj Azad says: Reply

    Currently i am living in Nadiad and i want to go for a picnic in the range of 200 km which place is the best to go for one day.and it must be like hill station.

  17. Tirth says: Reply

    I am currently living in Bharuch and want to visit some places which could be completed in 4 days
    Also the travelling time have to be less OK could return by the 4th day

    1. You should visit Ahmedabad, Baroda, and Gandhinagar for four days trip including travel time.

  18. mona says: Reply

    Hi, I am planning to visit run utsav. Please suggest me what other places nearby I should visit too. I am on 7 days trip.

  19. Anu says: Reply

    You have described every place fantastically.Wish to visit Gujarat once in my life.

    1. Thanks Anu. You are always welcome in Gujarat.

  20. Jitendra pathak says: Reply

    sir i want to know about Gujarat tour package whole famous place.i want to go there . pls contact me.

  21. mahesh says: Reply

    i want to travel in Gujarat. Please give guideline to see Gujarat.

  22. Yogesh patel says: Reply

    I would like to share my opinion for gujarat tourism, it is not proper managed department, dont waste your hard earned money on gujarat tour there is nothing WOW,

    1. Neha savaliya says: Reply

      I live in gujarat. So amazing places in Gujarat seacialy somnath,sasan gir jungal in lions,and junagadh girnar.

    2. hemant says: Reply

      Bhai first you come here, see the beauty of my state n then post your comment..ok?

    3. mahek says: Reply

      dont give your opinion no one has asked you ok pagal

  23. irfan says: Reply

    HI
    i planning to visit rann of kutch pleae i want to seen kutch please suggest me.

  24. vaishali says: Reply

    sir, i live in ahemadabad. i want to plan 3-4days near ahemadabad. if posible give me ideas for it.

    1. bhumika sawhney says: Reply

      Best place you can plan for Gir, Div or Gir, somnath, dwarka tour according to your plan and stay at any gir resort for one night and one night to div you will have fun and enjoyable moment with family for four day plan.

  25. ASHOK GUPTA says: Reply

    I want to go on a trip of gujrat with my family . Can you please suggest me how i should make the plan . So that we could see the famous places
    of gujrat . For how many days and night we should make the trip.

  26. It would be great if you can write a separate article on Calico Museum of Textiles, Sidi Bashir Mosque, Sayaji Baug, EME Temple, Sidi Saiyeed Mosque, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Kalika Mata Temple (Pavagadh), Palitana Temple, Vastrapur Lake, Pavagadh Hill, Watson Museum, Nehru Bridge, Ukai Dam, Statue of Unity, Dumas Beach, and Nazarbaug Palace.

  27. mehul joshi says: Reply

    just amazing palace in Gujarat.real multi cuisine restaurant they have,one of his kind Swimming pool with musical fountain.

  28. krishna khandelwal says: Reply

    I AM IN GUJARAT THIS IS VERY NICE PLACE TO SEE

  29. prakash mehta says: Reply

    How far is Kevadia Colony from Vadodara? How to reach there? What are the sight seeing places and hotels? pl. let me know. Thanks.

    1. Hi Prakash,

      Thank you for your question, Vadodara to Kevadia Colony distance is 88 kms (55 miles). You should hire a private car or reach there through the GSRTC buses. Have a nice holiday!

  30. Harshil says: Reply

    I live in Ahmedabad.
    Please suggest a place in Gujarat or nearby. We want to go for 2 days to some place with good resort to relax.
    Thank you

    1. Amit says: Reply

      Hi.. I live in Ahmedabad. I want to go to some natural places like hill station. How to visit saputara on February ending?

  31. ARUN MISHRA says: Reply

    I want a trip with my family & friends to ahmedabad in may/2015 to visit top tourist places of gujarat in 5 days by package tour from ahmedabad. Plz inform the trst. places, type of hotels with total price (economic). Your suggestions & views required. Thanking you.

    1. Hi Arun, Thanks for your comment. Please visit our dedicated article related to the best places to visit in Ahmedabad, the URL is https://traveljee.com/india/best-tourist-places-and-attractions-to-enjoy-your-trip-in-ahmedabad-1002/

  32. balmiki kumar says: Reply

    I am in somnath on 7th and 8th feb 15. I have time from 8th feb 14 to 14 fwb 15.
    my returning is from Ahemedabed at 6am on 15-2-15.
    pl advice.
    somnath, nageswar and dwarika is essential.

    other as per your choice

    1. I would recommended you to visit Somnath, Dwarika, and Sasan Gir.

  33. Sagnik Dey says: Reply

    Please suggest me to have a good program of seven days tour. I am going to Gujarat with my family. I am interested to visit Rann of Kutch. Please give me some advice as I am going with my family.

  34. Bhagwati verma says: Reply

    I want to go on a trip of Gujarat for 7 days. Please give me some hill station places and geographical places in Gujarat.

  35. Kumlal Sahu says: Reply

    I wish to visit Gujarat in this December with all geography students of Digvijay Autonomos College, Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh. Please suggest me tour program, I like natural places and Sarowar Dam.

    1. Shakil says: Reply

      @Kumlal Sahu, Thanks for your comment. You can visit tourist places such as Sardar Sarovar Dam (Kevadiya Colony), Girnar (Junagadh), Saputara, Okha, Dwarka, Rann of Kutchh and Jamnagar.

  36. DINESH KULKARNI says: Reply

    I wish to visit Gujarat between 1st November to 9th November with my family. Please suggest me tour program, I like natural places and greenery.

    1. Shakil says: Reply

      @Dineshji, Thanks for your comment. You are most welcome in Gujarat. There are so many beautiful and greenery places such as Girnar (Junagadh), Somnath Mandir (religious as well as natural place), Saputara (lone hill station of Gujarat) and many others. Best wishes for your trip.

  37. Imran Ahmad says: Reply

    Hi
    I am planning to visit my friend in Samakhiali in October 2014. I am interested in wild life & landscape photography. Can you suggest good places for photography near samakhiali.
    I also want to see Rann of kutch.

    1. Shakil says: Reply

      Jagray Mataji Mandir and Shani Dham are two famous places in Samkhiali in Kutch. Bhuj is the nearest city which have so many attractions. Samkhiyali to Bhuj distance is 97.8 km which merely takes 1 hr and 45 minutes.

  38. Mehta neel says: Reply

    I want to go on a trip of Gujarat for 4 days. Please give me some hill station places in Gujarat.

    1. Shakil says: Reply

      @Neel, Saputara is the famous hill station in Gujarat.

  39. kishan says: Reply

    I want to go on a trip to Gujarat for 4 days. Please give me advice on how to go and where to go (on holy place).

    1. Shakil says: Reply

      @Kishan, Thanks for comment. Gujarat has so many historical religious places. Here are some of them 1. Somnath Temple 2. Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka 3. Chamunda Mataji Temple, Chotila and others. You can visit this article for Hindu Temples in Gujarat.

      Gujarat is well connected through Indian Railways. You can also use GSRTC bus or Taxi to reach there.

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