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Gujarat - Where Life is a Celebration

The Growth Engine in India, Gujarat is the most important business hub in the country. From gems and jewelry to gas and power, Gujarat provides horsepower to all the sectors that lead India on the path to success. Each one of us needs a break from our work and each one of us deserves it and believe it or not; travel is the best way to beat all your anxieties and stresses, it just revitalizes you and replenishes you with the energy to battle out challenges in life effectively!’ If you are planning a weekend trip to Gujarat then here is the detailed list of the best getaways in Gujarat.

Gir National Park

Gir National Park

Gir National Park makes for an ideal weekend escape for wildlife lovers. It is to be noted that it is the largest home to the Asiatic Lions in India. Other than that, this rich forest is the safe shelter for Sambar and spotted deer ( chital ), blue bull ( nilgai ), chousingha ( the world’s only four – horned antelope ), chinkara ( Indian gazelle ) and wild boar, Jackal, striped hyena, jungle cat, rusty – spotted cat, langur, porcupine and black – naped Indian. One can also spot about 250 species of birds in the national park. So, if watching wildlife is in your head and bird watching is one of your interests, then visiting Gir National Park is an ideal weekend plan in Gujarat.

Great Rann of Kutch

The White Salt Desert is definitely a place that one should visit in his lifetime. The Great Rann of Kutch is by far the largest white salt desert in India and is truly a magnificent destination to be at. One can enjoy camel safaris on a moonlit night ( During the Rann Utsav in December – March ). Accommodation is available at the nearby villages called Dhordo and Hodka. It is once in a lifetime experience to be at Great Rann, and is indeed one of the best weekend tours you will ever plan in your life.

Kutch Trip
Kutch Trip

Great Rann of Kutch

The White Salt Desert is definitely a place that one should visit in his lifetime. The Great Rann of Kutch is by far the largest white salt desert in India and is truly a magnificent destination to be at. One can enjoy camel safaris on a moonlit night ( During the Rann Utsav in December – March ). Accommodation is available at the nearby villages called Dhordo and Hodka. It is once in a lifetime experience to be at Great Rann, and is indeed one of the best weekend tours you will ever plan in your life.

Dwarkadhish Temple ( Dwarka )

Dwarka needs no introduction, this sacred city of Lord Krishna has unspoiled charm that draws a large number of Hindu devotees all year long. One of the four Dhams in India ( Hindu Pilgrimage Destinations ), Dwarka is nestled in the lap of Gujarat, offering divinity and abundant peace to everyone who visits it. Amongst the most important places to visit in Dwarka, Dwarkadhish Temple is a five-storied shrine believed to had been constructed 1400 years ago. Other than this, you would love to see Bet Dwarka, Okha ( 30kms from Dwarka ) and different temples dedicated to Rukmini ( Lord Krishna’s Wife ), Mirabai, Narsinh Mehta and Shank Narayan.

Somnath Temple ( Junagadh )

A holy town in Junagadh district, Somnath is revered highly as one of the places where the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva are kept. The temple is the centre point of all the local and tourists activities of the town. Although, Somnath Temple is the reason behind Somnath being a popular tourist attraction, another reason can be its scenic location near the coast. So, other than visiting temples and cleansing one’s soul, tourists can enjoy some good time at the beach as well. Junagadh Gate and Panch Pandav Gufa ( Cave ) are the famous tourist destinations in Somnath.

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Somnath Temple ( Junagadh )

A holy town in Junagadh district, Somnath is revered highly as one of the places where the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva are kept. The temple is the centre point of all the local and tourists activities of the town. Although, Somnath Temple is the reason behind Somnath being a popular tourist attraction, another reason can be its scenic location near the coast. So, other than visiting temples and cleansing one’s soul, tourists can enjoy some good time at the beach as well. Junagadh Gate and Panch Pandav Gufa ( Cave ) are the famous tourist destinations in Somnath.

Marine National Park Gujarat

Marine National Park

If you have been to enough wildlife reserves and this weekend looking for something new to explore, then it’s time that you should be introduced to India’s first Marine National Park, which is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Kutch. This national park is one of its kinds as it conserves the marine life that consist of coral, Dugong and smaller cetaceans ( Finless Porpoise, Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin ), large whales like Blue Whales, Sei Whales, Humpback Whales, and Sperm Whales. At this marine park, coral reefs are the prime tourist attraction. In fact it is the only place in the world where one can view the reefs without diving into the water.

Saputara

Perhaps the only hill station in Gujarat, Saputara is unlike any other places that you would visit in the state. Nestled amidst the Sahyadris, Saputara offers respite from the hot and humid climate. Surrounded by green rolling hills, this hill station is quite picturesque. The soothing air and the charming people add to the reasons as to why one should visit Saputara. The main attractions here include Hatgad Fort, Sunrise point, The Ropeway, Boating in Lake Saputara and Artist Village. This beautiful town is situated about 170kms from Surat.

Saputara

Perhaps the only hill station in Gujarat, Saputara is unlike any other places that you would visit in the state. Nestled amidst the Sahyadris, Saputara offers respite from the hot and humid climate. Surrounded by green rolling hills, this hill station is quite picturesque. The soothing air and the charming people add to the reasons as to why one should visit Saputara. The main attractions here include Hatgad Fort, Sunrise point, The Ropeway, Boating in Lake Saputara and Artist Village. This beautiful town is situated about 170kms from Surat.

Ambaji Mata Gujarat

Ambaji

A quaint little town, Ambaji is located in Banaskantha district in Gujarat. We are more familiar with Ambaji as one of the important Shaktipeeths in India. Ambaji is situated about 180kms from Ahmedabad and can be an ideal place for a weekend break for those who want to pay homage to the Goddess Sati or Shakti. A small town with the beautiful backdrop of Arasur Hills and surrounded by thick forests, Ambaji is away from the confines of the bustles of city life and thus offers a peaceful time to unwind and get drenched in spirituality. Gabbar Hill, Kamakshi Mandir, Kailash Hill Sunset, Koteshwar, Kumbhariya and Mansarovar are the major attractions in Ambaji.

Palitana Shatrunjaya

At Shatrunjaya Hills, you are about to witness one of the most majestic structures in Gujarat. The hill is among the most revered places in the state and comprises of about 108 large Jain temples and 872 small shrines with about 7000 images in total. If you are planning a weekend outing with your family, then Shatrunjaya in Palitana city in Bhavnagar district is worth visiting. The splendid craftsmanship truly deserves appreciation as each temple is carved and designed differently. The most beautiful of all is the Adishwar Temple.

Palitana Shatrunjaya
Palitana Shatrunjaya

Palitana Shatrunjaya

At Shatrunjaya Hills, you are about to witness one of the most majestic structures in Gujarat. The hill is among the most revered places in the state and comprises of about 108 large Jain temples and 872 small shrines with about 7000 images in total. If you are planning a weekend outing with your family, then Shatrunjaya in Palitana city in Bhavnagar district is worth visiting. The splendid craftsmanship truly deserves appreciation as each temple is carved and designed differently. The most beautiful of all is the Adishwar Temple.

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