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Gujarat

Gujarat Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Gujarat is a major state situated in Western India. Lying on the northwestern shorelines, the state of Gujarat is dubbed as the Jewel of the West. The state houses a number of sites of the Indus Valley Civilization including Dholavira and Lothal. These sites have a history of more than 4,000 years. In terms of area, Gujarat is the 7th largest state of India. The capital of the state is Gandhinagar. Over the past few decades, the state has experienced phenomenal development in various industrial sectors.

Geographical location of Gujarat
The coordinates of Gujarat (Gandhinagar) are 23°13′ North latitude and 72°41′ East longitude. The state shares its boundaries with Maharashtra in the south, Rajasthan in the north, Madhya Pradesh in the east, and the Pakistani state of Sindh and the Arabian Sea to the west.

Some interesting facts and figures about Gujarat
Area: 196,024 km2 (75,685 sq miles).
Elevation: The mean altitude above sea surface is __ meters or ___ feet.  
Climate: The weather of Gujarat is varied in nature. Summer months are extremely warm. On the other hand, the winter months are enjoyable and pleasant. The maximum temperature during the winter months is around 29°C and the minimum is 12°C. In the summer months, the mercury rises to 41°C in the daytime and the lowest temperature recorded during this time is 29°C.
Rainfall: Gujarat experiences a mean rainfall of between 33 and 152 cm every year.
Largest city: Ahmedabad
Capital city: Gandhinagar
Population: 60,439,692 (2011)
Chief Minister: Anandiben Patel 
Languages Spoken: Gujarati, Hindi, English, Marathi, Marwari, Kutchi, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi and Telugu.
Best season to visit: From October to March.

State symbols
Animal: Asiatic Lion
Bird: Greater Flamingo
Tree: Banyan
Flower: Marigold
Fruit: Mango

 
Gujarat is famous for its Jain temples, stepped wells, Asiatic lion and business-friendly ambience. The scenic beauty of the state makes it one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country. The flora and fauna of the state are quite diverse. The seashores, religious places, museums, and ancient monuments add to its charm. People come to this state to buy exquisite handicrafts, cloth materials, and savor delicious cuisines. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Mahatma Gandhi are two luminaries who were born in Gujarat and played a key role in India's freedom. The most visited tourist attractions in Gujarat are as follows: Read More....
 
By Air: There are 17 airports in Gujarat. GUJCAB or the Gujarat Civil Aviation Board was constituted for promoting the growth of air travel network in the state. The Chief Minister of the state leads the Board. Read More....
 
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