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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 & Towns Important Tourist Places
Major Cities
Ahmedabad
Jamnagar
Junagadh
Kutchh
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara / Baroda
North Gujarat (Ahmedabad)
Major Towns
Bhuj
Champaner
Chotta Udepur
Dabhoi
Dharampur
Gondal
Idar
Lakhpat
Mandvi
Morbi
Patan
Porbandar
Wankaner

Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Lothal
Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
Other places to see
Jamnagar
Jamnagar
Dwarka
Marine National Park
Other places to see
Junagadh
Junagadh
Porbandar
Somnath
The Gir National Park
Other places to see
Kutch
Bhuj
Dholavira
Kutch Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary
Mandvi - Kutch
Northwest Kutch
Other places to see
Rajkot
Rajkot
Bhavnagar
Hingolgadh Nature Education Sanctuary
Palitana - Shatrunjaya
Velavadar Blackbuck National Park
Other places to see
Surat
Surat
Purna Wildlife Sanctuary
Saputara Hill Station
Vansda National Park
Other places to see
Vadodara / Baroda
Vadodara
Champaner - Pavagadh
Dakor
Narmada River
Other places to see
North Gujarat (Ahmedabad)
Ambaji
Mehsana
Patan
Polo Monument and Vijaynagar Forest
Shamlaji
Taranga Hills
Vadnagar
Wild Ass Sanctuary - Little Rann
Other places to see

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