From itsspell-binding locales and picturesque beaches to trance-inducing religious sites and heritage places, Gujarat promises to be a one-of-a-kind tourist destination in India. Often referred to as the “Jewel of Western India,” Gujarat remains one of the most diverse and vibrant Indian states. It is the 6th largest state (by area) in India and stands bordered by the Indian states of Rajasthan in the north, Madhya Pradesh in the eastand Maharashtrain the south. Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat whereas Ahmedabad is its largest city. The state derives its name from the ‘Gujjars,' – a community that ruled this area during the 700s and 800s.
Gujarat's strategic location on the western coast of India coupled with the government's emphasis on port-led development has provided the state with significant export-import advantages and has contributed to the state's economic growth. Gujarat is known for its dynamic business environment and is one of the more industrialized Indian states. Because Gujarat has been contributing significantly to India's growth story, it is also regarded as the ‘Growth Engine of India.'
Gujarat has been one of India's leading states with regard to tourism. Gujarat tourism offers both national and international tourists with a range of attractive options including weekend get-aways, ecotourism, beaches, bird-watching sites, golf tourism and religious sites among others. It boasts of some awe-inspiring and intriguing heritage sites including Lothal, Dholavira and Lakhpat among others. Hill stations like Saputara, Wilson Hills, Pavagadh and Palitana can make for a pleasant getaway,far from the constant hustle-bustle of the city life. The ‘Khushbu Gujarat Ki' campaign featuring the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan as the state's brand ambassador has further boosted the Gujarat tourism industry.Tourists can choose from a host of exciting Gujarat tourism packages to ensure that they get to experience the best of Gujarat tourism.