, also called the Jewel Of The West , is the westernmost state of India and has Gandhi Nagar < as its capital. It is surrounded by Arabian Sea, Rajasthan
,Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Pakistan.
It is also a famous tourist spot. The state is renowned for its beaches, holy temples, architectural assets, wildlife sanctuaries and hill resorts . The famous beaches in Gujarat include Ahmadpur- Mandvi Beach, Chorwad Beach, Ubharat Beach and Tithal Beach . Religious spots include Dwaraka, Somanath, Pawagadh, Ambaji, Bhadreswar, Shamlaji , Jain temples at Taranga, Girnar and Palitana and the oldest fire temple of the Parsees at Udwada . It has four major national parks of the country.Gir National Park, Blackbuck National Park, Vansda National Park ,and Marine National Park . Apart from these, there are 21 other wildlife centuries in the state. There are some excelent hotels to cater to the lodging needs of the tourists.
It also houses Anand, the largest milk product producer co-operatives in the world.Surat city also located in Gujarat is a hub of the global diamond trade. Other major cities of Gujarat are Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Nadiad, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Navsari, Vapi, Valsad, Bhuj, and Dwarka.
Along with its varied destinations, the attractive handicrafts, the delicious cuisine and colorful lifestyle of the people of Gujarat also add to its splendor.
Last Updated on : 13 December 2011