Top 5 best places to visit in Gujarat

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Gujarat is located in south Western India. It is a state of the Indian union. It occupies almost 25% of the total area of India. In terms of population, it’s third after Maharashtra and Delhi. It is one of the largest states in India. Its capital city is Gandhinagar, known as the garden city. Many people migrate to urban centers to find jobs. There are airports at Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Diu (in Union territory), and domestic air routes. Delhi is also a good place to see the old history and you can read here about the Top 15 best places to visit in Delhi.

Here is the list of the Top 5 best places to visit in Gujarat

1. Aamby Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

AVWS is located at a distance of about 30 km east of Rajkot city in the district of Junagadh. The Sanctuary covers an area of 15.75 hectares. There are several species of animals here. This sanctuary is a perfect place to relax from urban pollution. Most of the visitors visit the sanctuary to enjoy beautiful nature and get away from the hustle and bustle. Nature lovers who wish to spend time amidst pure wilderness can avail of the services offered by the Forest Department. Visitors can go for a walk in the forest or watch the wildlife in their natural habitat. The best season to visit the sanctuary is from October to February.

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2. Lakhota Bird Sanctuary

Lakhota Bird Sanctuary is located on the western coast of India, in the Anjar district. Its area covers 559 ha. of land. It is located at the end of the Gulf of Kutch, approximately 10 km away from Mandvi town of Anjar District. There is a temple of Lord Rama and Hanumanji here. People believe that if they visit the temple and pray to them, good fortune comes to them. People often offer prayers to the lord here. If we talk about wildlife, its population is around 200000 birds. These include wild geese, ducks, cormorants, egrets, pelicans, storks, gulls, swans, etc. About 15-20 species of birds migrate here annually. Many people come here to enjoy the beauty of nature and take beautiful pictures. Every year during Diwali, thousands of devotees throng to worship Goddess Chandramani.

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3. Vagator Beach – Kutch

Vagator Beach is located at Gir National Park, in the state of Gujarat, India. It was established in 2004 and is named after a local tribal village, Vagator. Vagator Beach forms one side of the Vagator-Bhalwal lagoon, a small brackish lake of fresh water, and is connected to the ocean via the Bhalwal creek. There are five lagoons, three freshwater lagoons (Vagator, Bhalwa & Dhavla), two saltwater lagoons (Gulab & Nage), and one mangrove bay (Konkan).

4. Bhuj

If you want to explore old monuments then this is the right place to do so. Notable rulers included Dhanraj Chawda (AD 985-1010), who helped Alauddin Khalji to conquer Delhi Sultanate. Ulugh Khan eventually became the ruler of the Kutch region. In the 14th century, Bahadur Shah I gave Bhuj to his son Rani Padmini Devi. She ruled the territory until 1819 when it came under British rule. Now it belongs to Gujarat.

5. Mehsana – the land of temples

Mehsana is known for its rich cultural heritage particularly due to the abundance of Hindu temples. According to historians, about 4000 years ago Lord Brahma created Kumari Devi (a goddess) after he got annoyed with Devas (gods) for eating rice out of turn. Her name was Meenakshi. Kumari Devi’s idol is now kept in Khimedi Temple near Khimsar.