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Location
Gujarat is located on the western coast of the Indian Peninsula. It borders Pakistan and Rajasthan to the north-east, Madhya Pradesh to the east, Maharashtra and the Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli to the south.
Transport
Gujarat has its exuberant means of transportation which ranges from:
Airways
Ahmedabad, the premier Airport of Gujarat is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, etc. by daily services. Gujarat has it’s own International Airport ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport’, which connects to Countries worldwide. The State’s other Airports are Vadodara, Surat, Kandla, Jamnagar, Keshod, Porbandar, Bhavnagar and Bhuj, Rajkot.

It has the longest coastline among Indian states stretching 1,600 kms. Dotted with 41 ports (including 1 major, 11 intermediate and 29 minor)
Ahmedabad Airport : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
The Airport serves metropolitan areas of two cities in the State of Gujarat - Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar - and is located 8 km from the Ahmedabad Railway Station and 17.1 km from Ahmedabad Airport to Gandhinagar. It is named after statesman and former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The airport is spread over an area of 1,124 acres (4.55 km2) with the runway measuring 11,811 ft (3,600 m).

Domestic Airports

Bhavnagar AirportBhavnagar Airport, 9 km from the city of Bhavnagar.
Bhuj AirportShyamji Krishna Verma, Bhuj Airport.
Jamnagar Airport10 km from the City of Jamnagar.
Kandla Airport (Gandhidham)situated at Kandla, near Gandhidham, in Kutchh district
Keshod Airport (Junagadh)Keshod Airport is found 3 km from Keshod city in Junagadh District.
Porbandar Airportis situated 5 km from the city of Porbandar.
Rajkot Airport4 km from the city of Rajkot.
Surat AirportRecently inaugurated in Surat, on Magdalla Road.
Vadodara Airportdomestic airport can be found near Vadodara city in Gujarat.

International / Domestic Airlines :
Air India, Jet Airways,Air Sahara

International Airlines :
Air India, Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines

Domestic Airlines :
Indian, JetLite, Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, Go Air, IndiGo

Railways
Fast, cheap, simple transportation of both goods and passengers. Main cities of Gujarat are connected to metro cities in India. Three major rail routes are:

Broad Gauge
Meter Gauge
Narrow Gauge

For detailed train timings and availability get more information: www.irctc.co.in

National Highways
Gujarat has approximately 72,165 kms. of roads and it is well connected to other states of the Indian union by road and rail.

National Highway 8 A Connects Ahmedabad-Limbdi-Morbi-Kandla
National Highway 8 B Connects Bamanbor – Rajkot – Gondal – Jetpur and Porbandar
National Highway 8 C Connects Chiloda – Gandhinagar and Sarkhej

The first Express Highway number 1 has been operational between Ahmedabad and Vadodara

Water Way
The coastline of Gujarat is approximately 1600 kms long. Thus, trade and transportation through sea route is well developed.

Accommodation
In order to make your trip even more enjoyable you need to choose just the right kind of accommodation for yourself and your associates in the Gujarat. The various hotels packages in Gujarat offers the best of facilities. You may take your pick from a range of luxury and budget hotels in Gujarat besides the star hotels which offer an excellent view of some of the best landmarks through their suites.

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