Geography of Gujarat


Going through the geography of Gujarat, one would know that Gujarat is home to many different topographical features and landscapes.

The geography of Gujarat deals with the following:

  • climate and natural features
  • rivers
  • dams
  • national parks
  • major cities, etc.
Talking about the climate and natural feature of Gujarat, has diverse climatic conditions. Some of the important features of the climate and natural features of Gujarat are:
  • Winters in Gujarat are mild, pleasant and dry- the day temperature is around 83° F and at night is 53° F.
  • Summers are extremely hot and dry - the temperature in day is 115° F, whereas the night temperature is 90° F.
  • Monsoon is generally hot and extremely humid - the temperature at day is 100° F but at night is 80° F.
  • Sometimes, due to heavy rainfall, severe flood occurs in some parts of the region.
Another aspect of the geography of Gujarat are the rivers. The major rivers flowing through Gujarat are:
  • Narmada
  • Sabarmati
  • Tapi
  • Purna
  • Damanganga
  • Rukmavati, etc.
The geography of Gujarat would be incomplete without a reference to its dams. Some major dams are built on the rivers Narmada, Tapi, Damanganga, Sabarmati. Other dams are Dantiwada-Sipu Dams, Indrasee Hatmati, Wanakbori, etc.

The third constituent of the geography of Gujarat is National Park. Some of the important national parks of Gujarat are:
  • Gir Forest National Park
  • Blackbuck National Park
  • Vansda National Park
  • Marine National Park, etc.
Among the major cities of Gujarat are:
  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara
  • Jamnagar
  • Junagadh
  • Gandhinagar, etc.
As we can see, Gujarat is, speaking in terms of geography, a rich nation - it provides a wide range of geographical features.

Last Updated on : 30 September 2011