Gujarat has immense potential as a travel destination. Whether for its many palatial monuments and temples or for its sprawling acres of land dedicated to wildlife or for its many scenic beaches, Gujarat is blessed by Nature in all possible ways. The vibrant colorful culture of Gujarat, fairs and festivities of Gujarat, the traditional dishes of Gujarat are no less fascinating. In other words, during his or her trip to Gujarat a tourist would simply be spoilt for choice with so many ‘Things-to-do’ options at an easy reach. Here are some of the best must-dos that we have shortlisted for you. Read on-
Explore the Famed Laxmi Vilas Palace
A visit to the famous, most magnificent and luxurious Laxmi Villas Palace will indeed give you a glimpse of our rich royal heritage and history. The museum that the palace complex houses, exhibits some rare specimens from history. Laxmi Vilas Palace is a property of Baroda’s royal family and makes their official residence. Visitors to the palace are given a royal treatment and thus can understand the true essence of Indian Royalty once they have visited the palace.
Touring the Rann of Kutch
Get the thrill of your life by riding bikes on the sandy terrain of the famous and picturesque Rann of Kutch. These bike tours of the Rann are arranged by Royal Enfield and once you embark on this unique bike tour, you would realize how tricky it is to ride a bike on loose sands. The sight of wild asses and Neelgai swishing past and the vast expanse of white shimmering sand before you would actually fill you with immense thrill and excitement.
Heritage Tour of Ahmadabad, the Gujarat Capital City
A heritage tour of Ahmadabad city will indeed prove to be an unforgettable experience for you. Ahmedabad is dotted with numerous spectacular heritage monuments and sites like Swami Narayan Temple, Teen Darwaza, Sabarmati Ashram, Kankaria Lake, Rani Roopmati’s mosque, Gita Mandir, Daria Khan’s Ghummat and many more. A visit to all of these places will definitely make history come alive.
Tour of the Gujarat Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks
Gujarat has an abundance of Wildlife sanctuaries and National parks set amid the lush green beauty of nature. You could come across a wide variety of species of fauna and flora in these parks. For a wildlife enthusiast this is indeed a real treat. Gir National Park of Junagadh, Marine National Park of Jamnagar, Blackbuck National Park of Velavadar should be on top of your Gujarat Wildlife tour hotlist.
Tasting Yummy Gujarati Food
Don’t forget to engorge on the taste buds titillating, mouth-watering Gujarati food. If you haven’t tasted the famous street foods of Gujarat available on the various street corners, your Gujarat tour remains incomplete. So, whether you are a foodie or not, don’t forget to pounce on the famous Dhoklas, Gathiyas, Bhel, Ragda, Fafda, Petish, Jalebis that Gujarat is known for.
Indulge in the Shopping Spree
The markets of Gujarat go buzzing with a varied range of textiles and crafts, put to sale. Even if you are in a mind not to splurge on shopping, you would actually not be able to resist yourself from picking items such as hand-woven fabrics, shawls, garments, mirror-worked, bead-worked and intricately embroidered tie-n-die fabric, hand-crafted rugs, junk jewelries, wood and metal decorative pieces etc from the Bazaars of Gujarat.
Witnessing Navratri Celebrations
Witnessing the Navratri celebrations in Gujarat is indeed an experience of a lifetime. The glamorous and colorful Dandiya nights, the buzzing fairs, the delectable food items arranged on the occasion of Navratri all speak of a unique festive exuberance. Plan your trip to Gujarat during the months of the world famous Navratri celebrations and indulge in the true spirit of festivity and revelry. Reputed tour planners would even offer special Best & Cheap Gujarat trip Navratri packages for interested tourists.
So these are some of the best things to do on a Gujarat tour.