The colorful state of Gujarat is an unparalleled vista into history. However, Gujarat has managed to entwine modernity into its heritage of history creating a fascinating blend.
The history of Gujarat is an ancient one. This state has seen empires come and go and
it still withstood their ravages proudly. Remarkably, the state contains some of the most
important sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. The state has also been a witness
to some major historical events. These events have left an indelible mark on its landscape
through its rich collection of monuments. However, in recent years, the birth of the
Mahatma Gandhi has been the most significant event the state has seen. Gandhi started
some of his important movements here in Gujarat such as the Satyagraha. Cities like
Porbandar and Ahmedabad still remember the great man.
Nature has given bountiful blessings to Gujarat. In the state you will find a remarkable
collection of natural treasures. The pristine national parks here are home to a veritable
deluge of wildlife, birds and even plants. It is here in Gujarat that you will find the last
haven for the rare Asiatic lions. The magnificent Rann of Kutch is a spellbinding creation of
If you are inclined towards spirituality, Gujarat can take care of that too. After all, Lord
Krishna was born here according to Hindu myths. The place was also chosen by the god
to create his empire. Hindu temples flourish in the state filled with a staggering variety of
them. The Jain religion has also found a place here through their many temples.
The state of Gujarat has often been referred to as a jewel of west India. It is quite easy to see why.