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Gujarat is a home to incredible diversity due to its geographic and strategic location. Its Gujarati pride and rich cultural heritage is reflected in the arts, music, literature, religious traditions, cuisine, fairs and festivals of every city and place.

Gandhinagar is the State Capital of Gujarat. Named after ‘Gandhi’, the father of the nation, it is situated 32 kms away from Ahmedabad and is proudly the best planned city in India.

Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Rajkot are some major cities of Gujarat which have been located to have the best of tradition, history, architecture, culture and philosophy of Gujarat in an atmosphere of luxury, beauty and comfort.

The social life comprises various languages, customs, festivals, celebrations, costumes, food habits and dwellings of people living in different regions of Gujarat. The cultural edifice has been built in Gujarat due to its geographical, social, religious and occupational diversity. The humble natured, persevering and hard working Guajarati’s residing in its cities, towns and villages have expanded their economy and business ventures not only in Gujarat but all over India and the rest of the world.

Important cities in Gujarat range from its location divided into
four divisions :
North Gujarat
Central Gujarat
South Gujarat
Saurashtra and Kutch

Ensembles, lifestyles and ways of living vary all over Gujarat. The fairs and festivals are full of enthusiasm, entertainment and spirituality. Gujarat is known world over for its Navratri celebration which sees people immersed in the spirit of dance for nine nights. The dance forms depend on the unique styles that have emerged in different cities. people have adopted this traditional dance and its varied forms by the name of ‘Garba’ and ‘Raas’.

Language is the very heart of our soul. Although the principal language of Gujarat is ‘Gujarati’ and other languages spoken are Hindi and English, Gujarat encompasses many languages and dialects throughout to its many regions, castes and traditions. People of North Gujarat speak ‘northern Gujarati’, Central Gujarat speaks ‘Charotari’, Saurashtra speaks ‘Kathiawadi’ , South Gujarat speaks ‘Surti’ and Kutchh speaks ‘Kutchi.’
Major Cities & TownsImportant Tourist Places
Major Cities
Ahmedabad
Bhavnagar
Jamnagar
Junagadh
Kutchh
Surat
Vadodara / Baroda
Major Towns
Bhuj
Champaner
Chotta Udepur
Dabhoi
Danta
Dharampur
Dhoraji
Gondal
Halvad
Idar
Lakhpat
Mandvi
Morbi
Patan
Porbandar
Siddhapur
Vansada
Wadhvan
Wankaner
Zinzuwada

Ahmedabad
The Jumma Masjid
Siddi Sayed Mosque
Sabarmati Ashram
The Pols
Sarkhej Roza
Teen Darwaja
Shah Alam Roza
Kankaria Lake
Hatheesing Jain Temple
Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
Other places to see
Bhavnagar
Velavadar Black Buck Sanctuary
Horse Riding Club
Other places to see
Jamnagar
Lakhota Fort / Museum and Kotha Bastion
Bala Hanuman Temple
Other places to see
Junagadh
Ashoka's Rock Edicts
Uperkot Fort
Sakkarbaug Zoo
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Other places to see
Kutch
Mandvi
Dholavira
Lakhpat
Anjar
Kakkad Bhit Yaksha
Hodka
Surat
Dandi
Other places to see
Vadodara / Baroda
The Laxmi Vilas Palace
Kirti Mandir
Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery
Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University
The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
Other places to see

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