Gujarat in Western India is a vibrant state with many attractive tourist destinations. You can tour the fascinating state of Gujarat and see its many tourist attractions with India Profile. From ancient forts and temples to wildlife sanctuaries, from traditional festivals to modern cities, you can witness the cultural heritage and dynamic face of Gujarat on Gujarat Tours with India Profile.
Ahmedabad in Gujarat is a historic city founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411 A.D. Situated on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad has many historic buildings and several interesting museums including a textile museum, where samples of rare textiles are displayed. The Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi lived and preached his philosophy of non-violence is another historic site near Ahmedabad, which you shouldn't miss on tours of Gujarat.
The historic site of Lothal was a harbor that was used by the residents of Gujarat during the days of the Indus Valley Civilization. You can see this fascinating archaeological site on tours to Lothal in Gujarat with India Profile. Gujarat has some of the rarest wildlife in India. The Sasangir National Park is home to the only wild population of the Asiatic Lion. These magnificent beasts can be seen in their natural environment in the forests of Sasangir on tours to Gujarat. The Rann of Kutch, is a vast expanse of flat land and marches where the sea and the land intermingle. This salty stretch is home to the rare Asiatic Wild Ass, which can be seen trotting across the salt flats of the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.
Gujarat is known for its vibrant festivals. One of the most colorful festivals is the Navratri celebrations in Gujarat. Groups of youngsters dressed in traditional costume gather in community venues and dance the traditional Gujarati dance, the garba for nine days and nights during the months of September-October. The dandia dance is another popular dance where dancers carry two sticks and strike their sticks together as they sway in rhythm with the music. The International Kite Festival in Gujarat is another colorful event where kite-flying enthusiasts from around the world come to participate in a festival of Kite flying during the occasion of Makar Sankranti in January every year.
You can see all these colorful aspects of life in Gujarat on tours to Gujarat with India Profile.