Spectacular Tourist Attractions and Things to do in Gujarat

Gujarat, the state which is located on the western coast of India. It has been emerging as one of the most happening tourist destinations in India. The state boasts a number of incomparable and irresistible tourist destinations renowned for their history, architecture, and culture. As a result, Gujarat attracts millions of tourists every year from all across the globe. Dwarka Beach, Sabarmati Ashram, Dwarkadhish Temple, Somnath Temple, etc. are the iconic tourist attractions in Gujarat.


The name of this westernmost state has been derived from the word “Gujjaratta” whose literal meaning is the land of Gujjars. History of the state suggests that in the 5th Century AD Gujjars migrated to India. But, their culture had reached to the city much before this.  Lord Krishna ruled this beautiful city for almost 100 years and then after some years. This huge city came under the control of the Maurya Empire. Later in the 9th Century Ad, Solankis set up their kingdom in the state. Then it was followed by Allauddin Khilji in the 12th century AD. By the early 19th century, the British spread their rule in the city. After that with the commencement of the first war of Independence in the year 1857, Britishers took over the control over the entire state.

Things to do and tourist attractions in Gujarat

Being a huge state (the seventh-largest state in the country), Gujarat offers immense options to allure its tourists ranging from gorgeous temples to attractive wildlife sanctuaries. Continue reading this page to know about what are the things which one can do on their tour to Gujarat.

Go for a heritage walk in Ahmedabad

Sabarmati Riverfront
Sabarmati Riverfront

Ahmedabad, culture and the heritage-rich city which boasts a plethora of tourist attractions that can be explored throughout the year. There is a cluster of tourist attractions ranging from catchy and eventful places to be explored including Swami Narayan Temple, Teen Darwaza, Kankaria Lake, Gita Mandir, Sabarmati Ashram, Sabarmati Riverfront, etc are some of the most iconic and remarkable places in the city. Jumma Masjid, Ahmed’s Shah Mosque, Rani Rupmati’s mosque, and Daria Khan’s Ghummat, etc. are some of the most important heritage where you can witness the cultures of Islam. You can book an affordable car on rent from Ahmedabad to explore beautiful destinations in Ahmedabad.

Exploring Remarkable Rann of Kutch

Spread over a huge area of almost 7500 sq. km. Rann of Kutch is one of the largest salt deserts in the world. It is situated beautifully between the Thar Desert and the Arabian Sea. Also, if you are planning to visit this gorgeous place then try visiting there during the dusk as you can witness the incomparable nightlife of Kutch. However, the region looks stunning throughout the year yet October to March is believed to be the most ideal time to plan Rann of Kutch tour. Also, this is the time when you can participate in the grand celebration of Rann Utsav. Also, you can also spot some migratory birds like Flamingos.

Note: if you are planning to reach the destination by bike or car then I advise you to seek permission before.

Rann of Kutch Gujarat
White Rann of Kutch

Relax along the Kankaria Lake

Want to feel relaxed for some time from the scorching heat of the sun? If yes, then visit Kankaria Lake where you get some rejuvenating and revitalizing experience. Sultan Qutb- Ud- Din Ahmed Shah II constructed this lake in the year 1451 and since then it has been serving out as the major attraction of the city. The evening is a good idea to visit this gorgeous place where you can enjoy balloon ride, boat rides, food stalls, toy train, zoo, kids city, and many more. Plan a tour to this lake in the month of December and witness the beauty of cultural performances and various other activities organized in the festival.

Attain Spirituality by visiting some of the famous temples

Dwarkadhish Temple Gujarat
Dwarakadhish Temple Gujarat

Gujarat is reckoned as a religious hub as it boasts a cluster of famous temples amongst which Dwarkadhish Temple and Somnath Temple are the icons of the state. Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the prime destinations of Krishna worshippers. People believe that Vajranbha, the grandson of Lord Krishana constructed the temple centuries ago. Dwarkadhish Temple holds a great religious significance in Hinduism as it is an important pilgrimage of Char Dham yatra. Somnath Temple, one of the most important and highly frequented Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India. Pilgrims flock to the temple from all across the globe in a huge number. Especially during the Shravan months and the festive season of Maha Shivratri tourist coming from all over India here.

Shopping in Gujarat

Gujarat is deeply enriched with Cultures, traditions, and historical values. Also, it is the only state which has managed so well to keep its traditional art forms still surviving nicely. Also called Shopper’s Paradise, Gujarat is famous for its handlooms, textiles, and handicrafts industries. Buy unique and fine varieties of sarees embellished with mirrors, Zari works, shells, tie and dye, and colorful embroideries. Also, shop out the jewelry and decorative items like silver and tin items. And also the items made up of ivory wood. Do not forget to add Patola Saree in your shopping list.

Savor the delicious Gujarati Cuisines

Gujarati Cuisine
Gujarati Cuisine

You can find a beautiful blend of taste and flavors in the Gujarati cuisine as various communities had settled in the state. The cuisines of this beautiful state are influenced by Jainism and Vaishnavism. The very best thing about the cuisines is that they are made with complete devotion. Also, Gujarati people make it in such a way that it directly reaches to the heart. Basundi, Halvasan, Ghevar, and Keri no ras are some of the most delectable confectionaries in the state. Dhokla, Thepla, Khandvi are some of the mouth-watering and famous Gujarati cuisines which one can savor on their Gujarat trip.

Visit world-famous the City of lakes Udaipur which very little distance from Gujarat