Garvi Gujarat
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          Khushboo Gujarat Ki

  • Garvi Gujarat
  • Ahmedabad
  • Diu
  • Daman
  • Jamnagar
  • Sasan Gir
  • Jay Somnath
  • Saputara
  • Porbandar

about Gujarat
Gujarat is all set to move along the path of development and is been increasingly considered to be one of the leading industrial states in India. Its manufacturing sector is constantly growing with the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector playing a significant role in shaping the manufacturing sector and taking it to towering heights. Good governance is believed to be the key to success. The delivery of service is efficient and the understanding of technology is excellent and this has enabled Gujarat to position itself as a fast growing industrial state.

Its one of the most prospering sectors is indeed gems and jewellery. It is notable that Gujarat stands at the second position in the production of gold and also contributes largely to the country's total jewellery production. It accounts for about 85% which is remarkable. It is known to be the hub of diamond processing as 8 out of every 10 diamonds is polished in Surat. This is the reason it is popularly called the 'Diamond Capital of the World'. In the world share, it contributes 72 percent and in the Indian market, it occupies a share of 80 percent.

Current GSDP of Gujarat is US$ 60.60 billion. Gujarat has set the highest growth target of 11.2 per cent for 11th Five Year Plan, while GSDP Growth (2006-2007) has been 15.81 per cent. Tertiary sector is the highest contributor to GSDP while manufacturing sector is a key driver of Gujarat's economy. Per capita income of Gujarat (2006-2007) is US$ 705, higher than the national average (US$ 627.2). It has 42 functional ports including one major port at Kandla and a couple of minor ports. It is the maiden state to go for the privatization of ports. It has a 1600 km long coastline, the longest in the country. The state boasts of a fantastic network of air, rail and road.


The name of the Gujarat state is derived from Gujjaratta, which means the land of the Gujjars. It is believed that a tribe of Gujjars migrated to India around the 5th century AD. The real cultural history of these people, however, is believed to have begun much earlier. Many Indus Valley and Harappan centers have been discovered in the state like Lothal, Dholavira, Rangpur, Lakhabaval, Amri, and Rozdi and established the earliest known history of Gujarat to around 3000 BC to 2200 BC. At that point of time, Lothal was the main port of this civilization. With the advent of the Yadava tribe led by Lord Krishna, some 3,500 years ago, came the glorious days for Gujarat. It was followed by 100 years of Lord Krishna's rule. It is believed that Ashoka, the Mauryan king extended his kingdom to Gujarat. The fall of the Maurya Empire led the small kingdoms to establish their power in this state from time to time.

The state achieved a high level of prosperity during the time of Solankis from the 9th century. In the 12th century AD, Allauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi defeated the Waghela king of Gujarat and a long era of Muslim rule over Gujarat started. The Marathas ended the Muslim rule in the 18th century only to be handed over to the British in the early 19th century. Surat was the center of the first factory of the East India Company in India and after the First War of Independence in 1857, the region came under the British monarchy along with the rest of the country. Gujarat was a part of the erstwhile Mumbai state till 1960, when the people of Gujarat decided to have their own state on the basis of their distinct language and culture. This led to formation of the two new states of Gujarat and Maharashtra

About ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat and the sixth largest city in India with a population of almost 5 million. The city is also sometimes called Karnavati, an older name and as Amdavad in colloquial Gujarati. Ahmedabad is the administrative center of Ahmedabad District, and was the former capital of Gujarat State from 1960 to 1970, when Gandhinagar replaced it.

The city was founded in the 15th century by Sultan Ahmed Shah on the Sabarmati river, and served as capital of the Sultanate of Gujarat. The historic center of Ahmedabad is presently a thriving business district. Ahmedabad is mainly divided in two parts, the old city, and new city. The old city has developed rather haphazardly, and most of the roads are narrow and crowded during business hours. The new city has well-structured, wide roads. A wide variety of shops and businesses exist in the city.

In addition to its role as a commercial center, Ahmedabad is also an important industrial center, with chemical and textile industries. Ahmedabad is often described as the Manchester of the East, because of its once-booming textile industry.

Ahmedabad enjoys a thriving cultural tradition, being the centre of Gujarati cultural activities and diverse traditions of different ethnic and religious communities. Popular celebrations and observances include Uttarayan — an annual kite-flying day on 14 January. The nine nights of Navaratri are celebrated with people performing Garba — the folk dance of Gujarat — at venues across the city. The festival of lights — Deepavali is celebrated with the lighting of lamps in every house, the decorating the floors with the rangoli and the bursting of firecrackers. Other festivals such as Holi, Eid ul-Fitr and Christmas are celebrated with enthusiasm. The annual Rathyatra procession on the Ashadh-sud-bij date of the Hindu calendar and the procession of Tajia during the Muslim holy month of Muharram are integral parts of the city's culture.

tourist attraction

Juma Masjid
It is amongst the most popular tourist sights in the city. Built of yellow sandstone this mosque stands on 260 pillars which support 15 domes at varying elevations. The mosque was built by Ahmad Shah in 1423. It is easily accessible as it stands in the centre of the old city. This imposing structure reflects the Muslim architecture of that period.

Jhulta Minara
Quite an unusual structure, Jhulta Minara or swaying minarets are a part of the mosque of Siddi Bashir and can be moved back and forth by applying a little force at the topmost arch. One of the minarets was partly demolished by an Englishman in his endeavours to unravel the mystery of the swaying minarets. The mosque was built by master craftsmen and the crucial mechanism that leads to the vibration is still a mystery. The other interesting fact here is that these minars stand the test of the rumbling trains that pass not very far away from them

Hathising Jain Temple
An impressive white structure, the Jain temple built of white marble and elaborately carved is dedicated to Dharmanath - the 15th Jina or Jain Apostle. Similar to all Jain temples, this temple too is rich in intricate carvings displaying among other things - musicians

Bhadra Fort
To add special charm to the varied sights of the city there is the Bhadra Fort, which once housed royal palaces and well-laid gardens. It boasts of the temple of Bhadrakali and was built in 1411 during the Maratha rule.

Sidi Sayed Mosque
Sidi Sayed Mosque is unique for its exquisite screens, which are praised for their amazing Jhali screen, framed, in the ten semi-circular windows. The screen carved out of one rock is just exceptional. A visit to this superb and outstanding example of delicate carving is an absolute must

Sabarmati Ashram
The ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915, and today without doubt it is the biggest tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. It lies on the tranquil stretch of the Sabarmati river and was referred to as the Satyagraha Ashram during the lifetime of the Mahatma. It was from here, that the Mahatma began his famous 'Dandi March' in 1930 to protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the British. One can see the three wise monkeys and many more of Gandhiji's teachings at the ashram premises. The ashram today continues the work started by Mahatma and houses a handicrafts centre, a handmade paper factory and a spinning wheel factory. Besides, there are several

Kankaria Lake
A circular lake built in 1451 by Sultan Qutub-ud-Din. In the centre of the lake is an island garden with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. The lake is a popular recreation centre surrounded by parks, 'Bal Vatika' - an aquarium, a boat club, a natural history museum and a zoo.

getting to ahmedabad

By Air
Ahmedabad airport is located 10 km north of the city center. Indian Airlines & other private airlines have daily flights to Mumbai and Delhi. The city is also connected to Bangalore, Goa and Chennai by regular flights.

By Rail
The city also has a good road network with good network of National and State Highways. Ahmedabad is well connected by trains with Delhi, Mumbai, Vadodra and Udaipur.

By Road
The city is well connected with Bombay, Delhi and other major cities.

about diu
A Portuguese colony like Goa, Diu is an off - shore island on the western coast, off the Gulf of Cambay. The coast has limestone cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches, the best of which are at Nagoa. A massive fort built by the Portuguese dominates the skyline.An island of breeze and beauty. The island of Diu, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, is situated off the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat bordering Junagadh district. It is an exquisitely beautiful getaway with golden sand beaches, dense palm-groves and historical monuments sans commercial exploitation and environmental degradation. Diu stands out, in marked contrast to other places, as a tiny island, where people have an excellent civic sense. With the magnificent serenity of its ambience, it is perhaps one of India’s last undiscovered jewels.

With a pleasant climate throughout the year, it affords unprecedented peace and tranquillity to tourists. The beautiful tiny island, is lying on the west coast of India, with a coastal length of 21 kms., is at a distance of about 930 kms. from Bombay. The word 'Diu' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Dweep'. During the period from the 14th to 16th century Diu was one of the best Sea Ports and a Naval base. Merchants of various lands carried on trade here.

Nagoa beach which is horse-shoe in shape, could well be one of the best beaches of the world. The other equally beautiful beaches are Ahmedpur, Mandvi,Chakratirath, Jallandhar, and Gomtimata all having their own charm and thrill. The administration has provided water-sports facilities. Diu can boast of several historical monuments which are imposing in architecture and design, like the Diu Fort built in 1535, St. Paul’s Church built in 1610 and St, Thomas Church converted into a museum. The Church and the Museum have been floodlit by the administration and gardens, parks and fountains have been created around the monuments to beautify them. Diu is all about lazy days and hazy nights.

tourist attraction

Nagoa Beach
A perfect semi circle beach where the gentle lapping waves beckon you to wade into them for a fun filled time of swimming, gamboling or just lolling around the soft sand shores or to find you napping under the palm trees filled with the soothing breeze. The Nagoa beach is the most famous in Diu. Gomptimata, Chakratirth and the beautiful Sunset Point are the other famous beaches. A 20 min. refreshing drive from the town through the open arid land and dense coconut groves brings you to the Nagoa Beach. It is located in the Nagoa hamlet of the village of Bucharwada.

Gangeshwar Temple
is situated 3km away from Diu town in Fudam village. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, there are five lingas here that are located in the midst of the rocks on the seashore, and are washed by the waves of the sea. It is believed that these lingas were established here by the five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata during their exile. The gentle sea waves offering their obeisance to the "Shiva Lingas" in stone have a mystic aura around them in the cave temple of Gangeshwar where the Lord makes his presence felt.

Ghoghla Beach
Ghoghla Beach is among the six beautiful beaches in Diu District. It also has facilities for water sports like parasailing, water scooters etc. The Golden sand beach undulates into the horizon while the Arabian Sea laps away at the edge as though imploring the sands to let it find its own peach. You can do swimming, sunbathing, parasailing, surfing etc.

St. Thomas Church - Museum
St. Thomas's Church that has now been taken over by the authorities and converted into the Diu Museum. A huge edifice in gothic architecture was built in 1598. A part of it has been converted into a museum - an archaeological treasure house. It houses wooden carvings, statues, idols, shadow clocks and other important artifacts collected from various sites.

Diu Fort
Diu Fort is an expansive and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. It was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD after the defence alliance concluded between the Sultan of Gujarat and the Portuguese. The fort commands a magnificent view of sea. Rugged yet gentle, fierce yet loving. The majestic structure stands on the coast of DIU as a sentinel. Once inside, you are overwhelmed by the gaunt majesty of the ancient stone work which transports you to a bygone era of gallant soldiers where time stands still.

St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Church is the only active church till date. The church adorned with curiously treated volutes and shell - like motifs and the magnificent wood carving is considered to be the most elaborate of all the Portugese churches in India. St. Paul Church, built in 1691 is consecrated to our Lady of Immaculate Conception. In architectural style it resembles Bom Jesus Church at Goa. The dominant features are, no doubt, Gothic. The wood - panelling of the church is rated one of the best in church craftmanship.

Panikotha - Fortim Do Mar
Legend has it that this ship shape structure was one connected with land by an under sea tunnel. You can see this monument in famous bollywood movie "KAYAMAT". it is a magnificent stone structure in the sea, built right at the mouth of the creek. It can be reached only by a canoe or a motor launch. Approximately one nautical mile from the Diu jetty, it also has a light house and small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea. The fortress makes for a beautiful view whether seen from the jetty, from the Fort, from the village of Ghoghla or from Diu proper.

Gomtimata Beach
This is one of the best beaches of the region. Secluded and spread with natural white sand, it is located at the western corner of the island.

Jallandhar Shrine
Jallandhar Shrine is located on a hillock close to the beach. This small shrine crowned with a dome, contains a niche wherein a stone carved face of Jallandhar is seen. Near by there is also a temple of Goddess Chandrika. The beach is at a distance of 1 km from Diu Town. This small shrine crowned with a dome, contains a niche wherein a stone carved face of the demon Jallandhar is seen. Nearby, is the temple of Goddess Chandrika.

getting to diu

By Air
Diu is connected by Vayudoot services with Bombay and Ahmedabad.

By Rail

Nearest railhead is Delwada (9 km) connected via Veraval by metre gauge line. However Veraval (85 km) is the convenient railhead connected to Bombay via Ahmedabad.

By Road
Diu is well connected by road via Una (30 km), to Ahmedabad (495 km), Bhavnagar (225 km), Bombay (930 km), Daman (763 km), Sasangir (128 km), Rajkot (261 km), Somnath (87 km), Veraval (77 km).

about daman
Daman is a beautiful, stunning, striking, gorgeous paradise on earth. It is traced to the 1st Century A.D. In the latter part of the XIII Century when the Trimmer Invasion expedited the fall of the Sultanate of Delhi. It was formed out of the dismembered Sultanate and was governed by Meli Moluk who governed the Throne of Cambay, under which jurisdiction it fell. However in ancient times it comprised of two Praganas known as PRAGANA KALANA PAVRI or the LOTUS OF THE MARSHLANDS separated from PRAGANA NEAR by a River Ganga originating in the Hills of Paugysauvar in the Kandesh region. The river passes through the Portuguese villages of Bildary and Gurvary, runs through in various direction through the Pragana NAGAR HAVELI, rounds the south of DADRA enters the Pragana of Kalana Parvi and Naer and meets the Arbian Sea. The Pragaba Kalana Pavri comprise of 13 villagesand 12,883 inhabitants while the Pragana Naer consisted of 23 villages.

Daman is situated at a Latitude 20.22 North and Longitude 72.35 East of Greenwhich. It comprised an area of 384 square kilometers from the River Auranga in the North to River Agashi or Dantura on the South and with a total population of 49,084 inhabitants as per the Census of 1881. The expansionism of the British and the financial turmoil in the early 1900 witnessed the dismembering Daman from Nagar Haveli and the Daman Road Railway Station was taken over by the Satyagarah movement and joined the mainstream within the Indian Union. Later on 18th December, 1961 the Operation Vijaya annexed and occupied the Territory for Indian Union. And in 1975 the Treaty of Friendship and Peace accorded DE FACTO recognition to form an integral part and parcel of India. From the glorious past with three provinces, one full fledged city, one Villa denominated Palace of Arcos, 101 villages, three parishes and 9,842 cannons it became into tiny 72Sq. Km. In area spread between the Kolak River on the North to the Kalai River on the south. The Pragana Kalana Pavri is known as Nani Daman or Small Daman and the Pragana Naer is known as Moti Daman and the Pragana Naer is known as Moti Daman or Big Daman

tourist attraction

Fort of Moti Daman
The Fort is protected by a moat on the land side and also connects the river to the sea. It is basically polygonal in plan with projections at regular intervals of about 500 feet and carrying splayed angular bastions. The parapet above the fortification walls is without merlons but is provided with loop holes. The terraces close to the top of the wall are connected to the top of the wall are connected to the inner ground surface by open flight of steps at many places. All along the inner wall, there are barracks for defense personnel's.

Jampore Beach
It leads on to the border of Gujarat. It is a pleasant spot, where one communes with nature in sublime solitude. This beach is most suited to swimming as it is danger - free. During low - tide, one can walk on the soft wet sand right into the sea. Don't miss a picnic with your family in the shade of Casurina plantation on the sea - shore.

Fort of Nani Daman
The small fort with high stone walls encloses an area of 12,250 sq. meters. It has three bastions and two gateways. The most conspicuous part of the Fort is the giant gateway facing the river with a large statue of St. Jerome and two giant human figures, on either side of the gateway. The imposing church of Our Lady of the Sea is the principal building within the Fort. Nani Daman Nani Daman offers some wonderful sites to the traveler : Gandhi Park near Nani Daman jetty, Nani Daman Fort and the church inside and the fishing jetty where boats are anchored to name a few.

Damanganga Tourist Complex
An unique integrated project with a Cafeteria, Cottages, Conference Hall, Health Club (under construction), Amphi Theatre, Giant Water Falls, Water sports, Island Gardens, Fountains which provide the visiting tourist all facilities in one location. This complex will mesmerize any tourist visiting Daman with its beauty, facilities and size.

Kadiaya Lake Garden
A Wholly man-made wonder offering a variety of cuisine, the restaurant excels in the panoramic view it has to offer. There is a lake surrounding the two islands connected by a bridge. Fountains and beautiful boats add to the remarkable greenery which meets the eye in every direction. Various interesting features like computer games, toy train make it a favorite family tourist spot. The Kadaiya Lake Garden is a famous tourist spot for shooting of many films

Pargola Garden
It is a monument raised in memory of the Portuguese soldiers who fell during the liberation up rising at Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It has the resemblance of the Pantheon at Athens. At the entrance on the left side, almost attached to the Fort Gate is the modest dwelling where Bocage, an 18th Century Portuguese poet lived.

Church Of Bom Jesus

Bom Jesus is one of the most impressive holy places in Daman. It was completed in its present form in 1603 AD and is a living tribute to the excellence achieved by Portuguese architects and artisans in ornate and intricate Church buildings. The richly carved doorway and the highly, decorated interiors together with the lofty ceiling are aesthetic and pleasing. There are six finely made statues in the best traditions of Roman Church art and architecture. In early days of the Portuguese rule, Bom Jesus was a parish church

Collector House
Portuguese regime at present office of Collector and District Magistrate situated in this building.

House Of Bocage
At the entrance on the left side, almost attached to the Fort Gate is the modest dwelling where Bocage, an 18th Century Portuguese poet lived

The Paryatan Bhavan
It was constructed in 1995 and inaugurated on 5-1-95. At present the office of tourism department and OIDC are situated at Paryatan Bhavan. Tourist Information Center is also situated at Paryatan Bhavan

The beautiful and well tended amusement park with its musical fountain and kid's corner has become very popular, attracting bus loads of tourists every weekend. When the park is illuminated on festive days, it provides an enchanting sight. Most of the food joints and posh hotels are just within walking distance. Children enjoy the facility of a pony - ride on the sands. The traveler can beat the summer heat by taking a swim in the cool waters of the sea. Those who are not very familiar with the beach at Devka should kindly take note that rough rocky formations are there beneath the water level

Mirasol Water Park
Enjoy Go-Carting, Jumper-Boat, Striking Car & other Thrilling Rides at Mirasol Water Park situated within the Kadaiya Lake Garden.

getting to daman

By Air
Nearest Airport is Mumbai. Domestic and International flights are available.

By Rail

Nearest railhead is Vapi just about 12 Kms. Vapi is on the main railway line between Delhi and Mumbai. All major Express/Mail and Local trains stoppage are accessible at Vapi. Taxi Service is available between Daman & Vapi on charge per head basis. Other nearby railway head is Valsad Jn. just about 35 Kms.

By Road
Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway No. 8 connects Daman via Vapi. Some prominent distance: Mumbai - 193 Kms. Ahmedabad - 367 Kms. Diu - 763 Kms.Panaji (GOA) via Mumbai – 787 .

about jamnagar
Jamnagar is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city was built up substantially by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji Jamnagar has shot to prominence as Reliance Industries, India's largest private company established the world's largest refinery near Moti Khavdi village. It is also home to Essar Oil, another important oil refinery of India.

The founder of the princely state of Jamnagar was the Jam Rawal, who descended on the northern coast of Kathiawar in 1535 A.D. Jam Rawal's father Jam Lakhaji ruled in Terabanu in Kutch.

According to bardic chronicles, Jam Lakhaji had two cousins Tamachi Deda and Hamirji Jadeja, they envied his reputation for valor. Their envy was heightened by the fame of Jam Lakhaji at the siege of Pawagadh. So largely did he contribute to its capture by Bahadurshah, the Emperor of Gujarat, that he was bestowed 12 villages by him. As Jam Lakaji was going to take possession of his new fief, he was treacherously killed by his cousins Tamachi Deda and Hamirji Jadeja. Jam Lakhajis son Jam Rawal escaped and on growing up, took vengeance of his fathers murder in the same manner by killing Hamirji Jadeja.

The climate of Jamnagar district is generally pleasant. The summer season extends from March to June, with day time temperature reaching to 42C.The monsoons are from July to September. Winter season sets in during October and extends till February. In association with cyclonic storms or depressions in the Arabian Sea in the post monsoon months and to a lesser extent in May and June, the district experiences strong winds and widespread rain.

Gujarati is the mother tongue of 95.48% of the population of Jamnagar district. The number of speakers of other languages is insignificant. The Gujarati script used universally by the speakers of that tongue is very much akin to Devnagari, but unlike Devnagari it is written without the line overhead. "Kachchhi" the next important language of the district is spoken slightly differently but written in Gujarati script.

religion & social evils
Jamnagar district has a predominant Hindu population. Those following other religions are Muslims, Jains, Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists. The population of scheduled castes in the district forms 6.7% of the total population of the district. There is very little tribal or Adivasi population in this district.

The district is free from social evils such as drinking, prostitution etc. thanks to the enforcement of laws prohibiting them. The evil of gambling exists on a very small scale but is mostly confined to urban areas.

tourist attraction

Lakhota Palace
Lakhota Fort is Jamnagar's Museum and its terraces display a fine collection of sculpture that spans a period from the 9th to 18th Century. It is situated in the middle of the lake of jamnagar

Bala Hanuman Temple
At the Bala Hanuman Temple on the southeastern side of the Ranmal lake, there has been continuous chanting of the prayer Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram since 1 August, 1964. This devotion has earned the temple a place in the Guiness Book of World Records. Early evening is a good time to visit as the temple and whole lakeside gets busy

Pratap Vilas Palace
Pratap Vilas Palace was built according to foreign architecture but the carvings on it are very much Indian. It was built as a mimic of Victoria Memorial Building of Calcutta but the domes built on it are according to Indian architecture out of which 3 domes are made of glass. Carvings of creepers, flowers, leaves, birds and animals on the columns make the palace lively. Balconies in the palace add further beauty to it.

Marine National Park
Gujarat has the distinction of creating the country’s first Marine National Park spread over an area of nearly 458 sq.kms. in the Gulf of Kutch, 30 km. from Jamnagar.

Here one can find plants that look like animals and animals that look like plants. Turtles, shrimp, sponge, eels, sea urchin lurk among the corals and huge schools of fish create a brilliance of colours that are unknown, unseen and unimaginable to us.

It is situated in picturesque surroundings of Jamnagar.Dwarka is famous for the temple of Dwarkadhish, the "Lord of Dwarka" also known as Jagat Mandir or temple of the world. The temple has seven floors and is beautifully carved from base to pinnacle. The temple of Jagat Mandir, with the presiding deity of Shri Krishna known as Dwarkadhish, is an imposing edifice and a superb architectural monument. Having a plinth area of 1800 square feet, the temple consists of a shrine that is supported by 60 pillars of granite.

Ranjit Sagar Dam
It is Located 13 Kms. away from the Jamnagar. His Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji commenced the construction of 'Ranjit Sagar' dam but was completed only in 1938 during the rule of His Highness Jam Digvijaysinhji, the last ruler of this princely state of Jamnagar. Foundation stone for this dam was laid by His Highness, King of Bikaner, Sir Gangasinhji and hence was named 'Ganga Sagar' after him. But for reasons unknown was later named as 'Ranjit Sagar' dam.

Jumma Masjid
During Aurangzeb's rule in the year 1664, Qutbuddin attacked state of Jamnagar and during which His Highness Jam Raisinhji died. Qutbuddin entered the city with his army and looted it. He built the first mosque in the main bazaar of Jamnagar city. This mosque was later beautified and made bigger and named Jumma Masjid. The present face of Jumma Masjid was given by His Highness Jam Vibhaji's muslim wife Dhanbai

Jain Temple
The foundation stone for Vardhman Shah's Jain Temple was laid in 1612 during the rule of His Highness Jam Jasaji and completed in the year 1620. Surrounding this temple 52 'Deri' (very small temple) were built in 1622.

getting to jamnagar

By Air
Indian Airlines service connects Jamnagar with Bombay and Bhuj.

By Rail
Jamnagar is directly connected with Ahmedabad and Bombay. Hapa Jn.(9 km) from Jamnagar is another convenient Railhead on the broad gauge terminus

By Road
Jamnagar to Palitana 246 km, Rajkot 86 km, Ahmedabad 304 km, Somnath 257 km, Dwarka 148 km. Gujarat State Transport services connect Jamnagar with Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Porbandar, Rajkot, Junagadh, Somnath.

about sasan gir
Sasangir National Park was established in order to conserve the Asiatic Lion, on 18th September 1965, as a Forest Reserve with an area of about 2,450 hectares. A principal part of the Junagadh District of Gujarat, it is 90 kms from the Keshod Airport in the Kathiawar (Saurashtra) Peninsula. A small town named Sasan with a forest rest house, is the headquarters of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary. A hilly terrain with a dense network of rivers is the distinct feature of Sasangir National Park. Sasangir was declared partially as a Wildlife Sanctuary and partially a National Park in 1975.

Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is one and the only existing habitat of the Asiatic lion found only in these forests since 1884 whose statistical figures are around 300 presently. The Asiatic lion differs from the African Lion in its size, which is slightly smaller than its African cousin. The national park is made of three adjoining reserves - the Nalsarovar Lake and Sanctuary inhabiting several water-birds; the Little Rann of Kutch, home to the Indian Wild Ass; and the captivating Flamingo Island make the Sasangir National Park an ideal place for wildlife buffs.

The Sasangir National Park boasts of many antique temples like Kankai Mata and Tulsishyam. The best way to explore the national park and enjoy the wildlife viewing in the Sasangir wildlife sanctuary is by jeep safari. The best long jeep drives from Sasan are conducted to Baval Chowk and Kankai, Chodavdi, Tulsishyam and to Kamaleshwar dam.

tourist attraction

flora in sasan gir national park
The Gir is an area with mixed deciduous forests with Teak, Ber, Flame of the forest, Jamun and Babool. A wildlife sanctuary owes a distinct belt of vegetation along the main rivers and streams. The rare tree species like the Jambu, Karanj, Umro, Vad, Kalam, Charal, Sirus and Amli are found here abundantly. These wide and tall, broad leaved and evergreen trees provide a cool shade and moisture to the area.

Wildlife in Sasangir Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sasangir National Park accommodates the wild animals like chinkara, wild boar, striped hyena, jackal, common langur, porcupine, hare, black buck and other animals. There are more than 200 bird species including the peafowl, grey partridge, Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, jungle bush quail, painted sandgrouse, common green pigeon and several species of doves. The Kamleshwar Dam in Sasangir Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the marsh crocodile commonly seen in the river. There is also the only crocodile-breeding farm in this national park.

getting to Sasan Gir

By Air
Keshod is the nearest airport from Sasangir via Veraval. Daily flights are also available from Mumbai to Keshod.

By Rail
The nearest railhead from Sasangir is Ahmedabad.

By Road
Sasangir is well connected with Ahmedabad via Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda. The state transport buses are also easily available from Junagadh and Veraval to Gir between November to June.

ABOUT jay somnath
With unstinted support from faith, mythology and history, the temple town in Gujarat Somnath proudly stands with the towering shikharas of grand old ancient Somnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Somnath temple, dedicated to one of the 12 revered Jyothirlingas, directs all the movements in city. It enlivens the life of the locals and visitors.

Somnath, literally means Lord of Moon, derived its name from the temple Somnath temple. This religious destination was earlier known as ‘Prabhas Patan’. This town, unaffected by the modern luxuries and concrete jungles, still holds its historical, mythological and religious appeal to masses of Hindu devotees.

Somnath has got its mention in Puranas and Hindu Epics including Mahabharata. This place is considered as a place where Moon (Soma) worshipping the Lord Shiva and hence Shiva is called as Somnath here. Another Hindu mythological story mentions Somnath as the place where Lord Krishna was shot by an arrow in his foot. It is believed that the Yadavas, the descendents of Lord Krishna, fought among themselves and destroyed the Yadav community.

Placed at the extreme southwest Arabian Coast in Sourashtra, Somnath town encloses a serene beach, few streets and a bus stand. It is believed that Somnath is located at a place where the holy River Saraswathy flows into the Sea.

This sacred temple town vibrant with ‘Shiv Bhajan’ is visited by millions of tourists every year. Several nearby attractions, including Somnath Museum, Somnath Beach, Junagadh gate, Bhakta Teertha, Akhilabai temple and Mai Puri, makes this town as a perfect tourist destination for the pilgrims to India.

Maintaining the original site, the present temple is said to have built for the seventh time. The first temple of Somnath is regarded as a structure in Gold, made by Moon God himself. In the 7th century, Somnath Temple was reconstructed by Maitraka kings of Vallabhi inGujarat. The second structure was destroyed by the Arab governor of Sind by the name of Junayad in 725. Again in 815, the third structure was built by Nagabhata II, who was a Pratihara King.

This structure was erected out of red sandstone. In 1024, the temple was raided by Mahmud Ghazni, who took camel-loads of jewels and valuables from here. The Paramara King Bhoj of Malwa and the Solanki King Bhima ofGujarat(Anhilwara) took the initiative to rebuild the temple during 1026-1042. For the fifth time, the wooden structure was replaced with a stone structure by Kumarpal.

Consequently, the temple was destroyed in 1297 by the Sutanat of Delhi and once again in 1394. The last attack was made by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb in 1706. The present temple was built in 1995 by Shree Somnath Trust in the company of the Government of India. Today, Somnath Temple is under the maintenance of Shree Somnath Trust.

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Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple
One of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Kamyak forest
In between of Somnath and Verabal is situated the Kamyak forest (of the Mahabharata) or Bhaluka or Bhaluka Tirtha Mandir. By Town bus, auto or tonga, you may view this Krishna Temple. While the Jadu Dynasty was ruined, having been cursed by Kaurav-mother Gandhari and other sages, Krishna visited Pravash Tirtha to attain peace. However, he found his nemesis in Jara the hunter. If one takes a dip in the kund adjoining this temple on Sukla Dwadashi Tithi, surely he will find his place in heaven, as believed by the devotees. Sree Krishna had washed his bleeding foot here in this kund. It is thus known as Padam Kund ( padam means foot). The legendary 3 rivers as referred in Purana has become non existent in Bhaluka; but Pravash Tirtha is coherent with the reference to Purana is still there in its full glory.

The Gitamandir and Laxminarayan Mandir
are located in Dehotsarg campus. The divine message of Bhagwan Shree Krishna in the form of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta is carved here on eighteen marble pillars. Laxminarayan Mandir houses divine shreevigraha of Bhagwan Laxminarayan.

Shree Parshuram Temple
This is a sacred spot on the holy banks of Triveni where Bhagwan Parshuram conducted his long penance and he was relieved from the curse of Kshatriya killings by Bhagwan Somnath. Divine Leela Parshuram is perpetuated here by a beautiful Parshuram Temple and two ancient kunds.

Treeveni Sangam Snanghat
The holy confluence of the three rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati and their sangam with the ocean is a very sacred moksha tirtha for Hindus. The bathing facilities are being renovated by Shree Somnath Trust with the assistance of the State Government.

Shree Shashibhushan Mahadev And Bhidbhanjan Ganapatiji
The holy temple of Shashibhushan is located at a distance of 4 km from the Somnath-Veraval highway with a beautiful sea-shore. The Jara poacher is said to have taken aim from this spot while shooting an arrow towards Bhagwan Shree Krishna. The ancient Somnath Poojacharya Shri Bhav Brihaspati is said to have built this temple. Bhagwan Shashibhushan with Bhidbhanjan (Saviour form of) Ganesh is worshipped here with traditional spiritual traditions.

Shree Veneshwar Mahadev Temple
The devotional episode of the princess "Veni” is depicted in the novel by Shri K.M.Munshi. The temple was outside of the fort wall of Prabhaspatan at the time of holy war with Gazani.The soldiers of Gazani attempted an abduction of "Veni” who regularly visited the temple to offer her services to Shiva. The traditions maintain that the Shivling was spontaneously divided and the princess buried in it. The Shiv temple here is knows as "Veneshwar” temple after the fond memory of divine episode of Veni.

                Timing for Darshan at Somnath Temple:- 6:00am to 9:00pm
                  Timing for Aarti:- 7:00 am, 12:00 Noon and 7:00pm

getting to somnath

By Air
The nearest airport is Keshod. Located at a distance of about 55 km from Somnath, this domestic airport is well connected to Mumbai. There are flights at regular intervals from Mumbai to Keshod. Mumbai is in turn well connected to all important cities in the country as well as to various other important places in the world. After reaching Keshod airport one can easily avail of any local means of transportation like bus or else hire a car to reach Somnath.

By Rail

Veraval is the nearest rail head which is merely 7 km from Somnath. A special train "Somnath Express" runs from Ahmedabad to Veraval. Ahmedabad is the state capital of Gujarat and is well linked by rail not only to different places in the state of Gujarat but also to many of the prime cities in India. All you have to do is to take a train to Ahmedabad from any part of the country and then catch the corresponding train to Veraval. From Veraval, just get into a bus or else hire a car or auto to reach Somnath.

By Road
A good network of roads connects Somnath to the different important places in the state of Gujarat. The state capital Ahmedabad is 400 km away; Junagadh, Bhavnagar and Porbandar are at a distance of 85, 266 and 122 km respectively but all of them are well linked to Somnath by roads and buses ply on these road routes. In fact Bombay which is 889 km from Somnath is also connected to it by road.

ABOUT saputara
Saputara is a verybeautiful place situated in the Dang district of Gujaratwhich draws a lot of tourists. Saputara at an altitude of about 875 meters is an ideal place to escape from the hustling bustling city life giving peace of mind and calm to the tourist. Saputara with its youthful features and beautiful landscapes in the midst of the green woods offers a refreshing atmosphere to the visiting tourist. Alandwith a long and deep historical past, Saputara is a favorite choice of many Indian travelers. There are various tourist places in India. Travel business in India has been growing day by day. Owing to the variety that the country of India as to offer to the tourists in terms of locations, climate, culture, topography, cuisine, art and architecture, you will have at your proceed a number of tourist places in India deserving a visit or two. This portal not only gives certain information about tourist places in India but also gives in-depth information about Saputara, a tourist place in Gujarat. Saputara is one of the ancient and renowned places in Gujarat, India. Saputara is popular for its splendor.

Every couple wisheshoneymoonto be one of the best phases of their life. Saputara is one of the best tourist places in Gujarat where any couple can plan out their honeymoon in the enchanting atmosphere of Saputara. The honeymoon experience in Saputara for any couple would be the most memorable. Saputara has the best of scenic views, climate, sightseeing, attractions and honeymoon resorts. There are many hotels and restaurants in and around Saputara so that every visitor can obtain cheap and enjoyable accommodation and delicious food as per one's taste. Saputara is a striking place and chief tourist attraction place in Gujarat. Saputara hotels are very famous for their accommodation facilities and hospitality. Hotels in Saputara are easily available. Saputara hotels are reasonably inexpensive as well as hotels at Saputara have very good status. There are various five star & three star hotels at Saputara and many more hotels are still coming up in Saputara. Hotels in Saputara are developed in such a way that all the tourist attraction places, shopping centers and markets are nearby so that the visitors can travel easily. Hotels in Saputara even provide transportation facility. The tours and travel facility is also accessible to roam around the town as well as to reach Saputara from various places around it.

This beautiful hill station is perched on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadri Range. At an altitude of about 1000 m. it has cool climate, the highest temperature even in the summer do not exceed 28 °C. Saputara though not has much on its history, legends has it that Lord Rama spent 11 years of his exile in these very forests. Saputara means the 'Abode of Serpents' and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshiped by the Adivasis on festivals like Holi. Saputara has been developed as a planned hill resort with all the necessary amenities like hotels, parks, swimming pools, boat club, theaters, ropeways and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hill. Saputara attracts lots and lots of tourist to its scenic lap, owing to its stunning view, lively location and cool climate. Saputara has marvelous waterfalls and the place is ideal for watching sunrise and sunset. In the pleasant monsoon, Saputara offers breathtaking scenes for nature lovers. The Saputara Lake in the backdrop of lusting greenery and charming surroundings is a major attraction here. Boating facilities such as paddle boats or row boats are available on the lake.

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Gira Waterfalls
The Gira waterfalls which comes in full pour in the months of June to November is just 52 km away from Saputara. It is a very pleasant place for picnics and week ends. The tourists never miss this waterfall in Saputara

Saputara Lake

Saputara Lake is the major attraction of tourists in this hill station. There is a Boat Club here from where you can hire sailboats, paddleboats and rowing boats and enjoy boating in the lake. The Sun Rise and Sun Set Points provide landscape and varied views of the sun.

Vansda National Park
Vansda National Park is spread over an area of about 24 sq km and it is the home of tigers, leopards, python, four-horned antelope, pangolin, rusty-spotted cats and giant squirrels. This park which draws a lot of tourist's attention was initially a private forest of the Maharaja of Vansda.

Purna Century

The Purna Sanctuary at a distance of about 60 km north of Dang is situated at Mahal in the Western Ghats of Gujarat. It is a dense damp deciduous forest full of bamboos leading the path.

Forest Nursery
Forest Nursery in Saputara offers many varieties of plants and trees. The nursery is run by the forest department. Many flowered plants can be spotted here; different varieties of Hibiscus flowers attract many visitors. Saplings of fruit trees, flowered plants, creepers and many other trees are showcased here and one can purchase these saplings for a reasonable price.

Lake Garden
Lake Garden is a major entertainment for both the locals and the tourists coming here. This is a very beautiful garden very well maintained enclosing nice plants and rare kinds of trees. The Lake garden looks very fertile, full of lush green trees and plants. Apart from the garden it also accommodates a play area for the children

Rose Garden
This is a beautiful garden which has different species and variety of roses. The different colors of the roses give a spectacular view to the visitors.

Step Garden
One another attractive place in Saputara, step garden has the unique feature of a garden set up in steps. Well laid out steps are adorned with beautiful plants, flower pots and in the midst of nice woods. There is a Forest hut for a comfortable stay to the visitors, placed amidst the garden. The Garden is well maintained and offers variety of flowers and plants.

Nageshwar Mahadev Temple
The Nageshwar Mahadev Temple is known for its holiness and is one of the most religious places in this area. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva. This temple has hundreds of devotees visiting daily.

Saputara Museum
The Saputara museum is centrally located in the town near the main market. The museum mainly exhibits the various lifestyles and culture of the tribal people of this area namely the Dangis. Museum provides spectacular exhibition of variety of clothes, utensils, traditional artifacts, lifestyles, house objects, musical instruments, ornaments and many such objects which are used by the native tribal Dangis. Apart from this exhibition the museum also conducts a workshop on most of the days which teaches the making of the traditional objects.

saputara excursions

Botanical Garden, Saputara
It islocated about 49 kms. from Saputara. A huge garden spreading over twenty four hectares with 1,400 species of plants from all overIndia. The novice nature lovers can wonder at different varieties of bamboo like the Golden Bamboo, Chinese Bamboo, and Beer Bottle Bamboo etc. and enjoy meandering along the beautiful passages each queued upwith different species of tree.

Gira Falls, Saputara

It is situated about 49 kms. from Saputara. It is located at a fair distance from Saputara on Waghai Road which takes you to an enormous clearing where the vivid Gira falls emerging from the tributary named Kapri can be viewed

Saptashringi Devi Mandir, Saputara
It is situatedabout 68 kms. from Saputara. Saptashringi known as one of the sister of Kali (Hindu Goddess). Sapta stands for seven and shring stands for pinnacle so Saptashringi means the mountain with seven peaks. This temple is visited by the religious followers throughout the year and the rush period is Dashera when a fair is organized where lakhs of devotees visit the mandir during Navarathra.

getting to saputara

By Air
Saputara connectivity is provided by Mumbai and Surat. Mumbai is 248 km from Saputara and Surat is 205 km from Surat. Ideally, passengers can take flights from Surat airport due to its closer distance to Saputara.

By Rail
Nasik railway station is nearest to Saputara only 79 km from the hills of Saputara.

By Road
Saputara is directly connected with major cities and towns of India. Gujarat and Maharashtra State transport buses and private operator buses are available to reach this travel destination. Both luxury and ordinary buses are available, you may also hire a private taxi to reach Saputara. If you want to reach Saputara by your own car, be sure to fill petrol tank at waghai, which is 51 km from Saputara. Another option is to fill petrol tank at a filling station 40 km towards Nasik, as there is no petrol or diesel filling station in Saputara

ABOUT porbandar
The city where Mahatama Gandhi was born The ancient port of the Saurashtra peninsula, on the Arabian Sea is mentioned in Skanda Puran as Sudamapuri and Ashmavati. It is the city of a mythological story about the great friendship between Lord Krishna and Sudama. Porbadar was the last capital of the Jethwa Rajputs, who ruled this area for about 1200 years – shifting capitals from Ghumli, Ranpur and Chhaya. Present day Porbadar was established as a capital by Rana Sartanji in 1785 AD. Porbandar originally a fortified town, with high rampart walls, bastions and five gates, lost its fortification by the order of Colonel Lally in 1888 AD. Even today, a ritual to circumambulate the fortification is performed by Hindus.

The prosperity of Porbandar was due to maritime trade and it was a thriving port in the Mughal period. It was attacked by the Portuguese in the wake of achieving supremacy over sea trade in 1531 AD. The Walker Treaty of 1807 AD between the ruling clans of Saurashtra and the British put an end to the feuds and it resulted in a favorable environment for the civic development of the Porbandar State.

The most impressive feature of Porbandar is the city planning and the stone buildings with ashlars masonry and rich carving. The facades of the houses on either side of the streets, with series of windows, carved gateways, using eclectic architectural language, invites tourist to experience the streetscape on foot. The series of vistas enriched by a skyline of temples and beautiful public buildings and edifices overlooking the sea on Marine Drive puts Porbandar on the list of coastal heritage towns of Gujarat.

Kirti Mandir is built next to the birthplace of Mahatama Gandhi, who was born here in 1869 AD. Lacs of Indian tourists visit the house of the Mahatama and Kasturba, his wife. Kirti Mandir has a Gandhian library and a prayer hall.

There is no Indian, who has not heard of the legendary friendship of king and devotee – Krishna and Sudama – starting from the ashram of Sandipani Rishi and culminating at the court of Lord Krishna, in the city of gold, Dwarika. The story comes alive with the sight of a beautiful temple in the middle of Porbandar town. In whole of India, this is the only temple dedicated to Sudama. The maze on the platform in the campus is an interesting feature.

Rana Sartanji built Darbargadh, the fortified palace, with a huge carved stone entrance gate flanked by high turrets and massive wooden doors. It is a typical example of such royal enclosures situated within the town of Gujarat. The nearby edifices on the left of the entrance are also good examples of large mansions with courtyards and intricately carved wooden elements.

Rana Sartanji built the three-storeyed summer pavilion, Sartanji Choro in Rajput style as a retreat in the midst of the garden, each side representing a different season. The pillars with images of musicians, profusely carved foliated arches and a single done at the top gives an idea of bygone days, when Rana Sartanji used to compose poems in Braj bhasha, sitting under this pavilion.

Huzoor Palace is located at the end of Marine Drive, in a huge campus. The sprawling palace, built in the European style with sloping roofs is a horizontal structure with several wings and big windows, overlooking the sea. The wings are interspersed with the back and front yards, bringing nature and the building together by gardens and fountains. The semi circular porticos with neo classical pillars, decorated entrance gate and commanding view makes it a must for the visitor. Other such examples of royal and public heritage buildings from the colonial period are public library, old Raj Mahal (now a college), Victoria Jubilee Madresa, Collectorate, Bhavsinhji High School, Natwarsinhji Sports Club.History of Porbandar
Porbandaris one of the smaller districts of Gujarat, and spans over an area of 2,286 sq km. Porbandar has Jamnagarin the north, Junagadh in the east, Rajkot Districtin the west, and the Arabian Seain the south. In the 10th century it was known as 'Pauravelakul' and then 'Sudamapuri'.

Many memon merchants lived here before partition and some still continue living there.The port here was a great atraction for merchants in older days. Porbandar has a climate that is ideal for cultivation for Cotton, groundnut, bajra, gram, wheat, and jowar . the rivers Ozat, Meghal andBhadar further enhanced the cultivation of these major crops over the years.In modern times Cement industry and Soda-ash industry have become two major industries in Porbandar.

The Hindu mythological story about the friendship between Lord Krishna and Sudama is related to this place,which shows how ancient this area had been.It is also known as the birthplace of Gandhiji .

The most impressive feature of Porbandar is the city planning and the stone buildings with ashlar masonry and rich carving. The facades of the houses on either side of the streets, with series of windows, carved gateways are the beauty of the city. It is also known as "White City" because of its white stone construction.

The beautiful historical buildings overlooking the sea on Marine Drive puts Porbandar on the list of coastal heritage towns of Gujarat.

Porbandar was originally a fortified town, with high walls, bastions and five gates, lost its fortification by the order of Colonel Lally in 1888 AD.

During Mughal reign Porbandar served as a thriving port .It was attacked by the Portuguese to achieve supremacy over sea trade in 1531 AD. The Walker Treaty of 1807 AD between the ruling clans of Saurashtra and the British put an end to the feuds and it resulted in a favorable environment for the civic development of the Porbandar State.

tourist attraction

Kirti Mandir
Kirtimandir the birth place of our national father, Mahatma Gandhi. It is mainly center of attraction for the foreign tourist. Imagination and dream of Kirtimandir was incarnated by Shri Nanji Kalidas Mehta and complied with proficiency by Shri Purushottam Mistry. The original birth place of Mahatma Gandhi and close to it the symbol of faith for all the religion i.e. Kirti Mandir make up of marble stones are the great place to visit Porbandar.


Porbandar’s coastal line is just half a kilometre away from the city. Popularly known as Chowpatty, it is one of the main attractions for the local population as well as tourists, to visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the year.

Sudama Temple
Do you know whose friendship is being recognized as the best example in the hearts of the Indians? Extremely poor but self-respected Sudama and Krishna’s friendship brings tears of joy, when remembered. It is in memory of this Sudama that a temple has been built in the heart of the city, known as Sudama Mandir.

Bharat Mandir
Pictures, sculptures and symbols belonging to the Indian are culture and religion have been exhibited in the place. It is the mirror of Indian tradition.

Tara Mandal (Planetarium)
All heavenly bodies like stars and planets are shown and explained vigorously and scientifically by the special effect movies on a round screen upside in a Theatre, which seems wonderful.

Other Attection
Temples, Mosques and Cemeteries

Satyanarayan temple, Bhutnath Mahadev temple, Jadeshwar temple, Ramdhun temple and many more temples welcomes to pilgrims in Porbandar.

Seven mosques named Nagina Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Mitthi Masjid, Khari Masjid, Sunni Vora Masjid, Takia Masjid are also famous for the visitors. Roman Catholic Church, C.N.I Protestant Church, are also well known here. Hindu crematorium, Muslim, Parasi cemetery are also here. In olden days Britisher’s graveyard was found here.

getting to porbandar

By Air
Jamnagar, 145 kms away, is the nearest airport.

By Train
Dwarka is a station on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad gauge railway line connected to Jamnagar, Rajkot (217 kms) and Ahmedabad (378 kms).

By Road
There is regular bus service from Jamnagar, Rajkot and other nearby towns connected to Dwarka

ABOUT kanya kumari
The name of this place has been christened after the virgin goddess – Kanyakumari Amman. Mythological stories depict that Goddess parvati under the disguise of Devi Kanniya did a penance in one of the rocks in this area to reach the hand of Lord Shiva. This place is also a popular pilgrimage. The tourists who visit this southern most tip of India would certainly enjoy the exuberant scenes of the sunsets, the sunrises especially on full moon days. The nature of the sand in the beaches of Kanyakumari is unique as it is multicolore.

Lakhs of tourist, round the year are lured by the serene beauty of this place and the spectacles of sunrise and sunset. Though sunrise can be viewed throughout the year, sunset is visible only from October 15 to March 15 from this southernmost tip. But one can view both sunrise and sunset throughout the year from atop a hill called Murugan Kundram which offers a panoramic view of Kanyakumari. The sunset and moonrise can be seen almost simultaneously on full moon days from the same spot. It is a unique spectacle.

Amidst the sea there are two rocks known as ‘twin rocks’ both contributing to the rich Indian heritage with the monuments of swamy Vivekananda and Saint Thiruvalluvar.

Kanyakumari and its surroundings are believed to be part of the land which was created by Parasurama, incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Folktales and mythological stories speak volumes about Kanyamymar.

tourist attraction

Thiruvalluvar Statue
If you are looking for magnificence along with a monument that reams at you with cultural heritage and history then Thiruvalluvar Statue is definitely one of the best things that you must see in your visit to India. It is a symbol of greatness that stands 133 feet tall (38 feet is the height of the pedestal) Thiruvalluvar Statue weighs just a little bit more than 7000 tons and more than 500 craftsmen or workers have worked in its construction. Thiruvalluvar Statue was designed to be a beacon of art for the whole humanity. Thousands come every month to see this great work of art and culture..

Padmanabhapuram Palace
When you think of palaces then perhaps besides England with its famous palaces, the second place that comes into the mind is definitely India. Padmanabhapuram Palace is one of these many palaces that symbolize the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India that has been around for many centuries. However, what is interesting about this palace is the fact that Padmanabhapuram Palace is made entirely from wood and not any other substance. Kerala Government is responsible for maintaining this magnificent palace and Padmanabhapuram Palace draws hundreds of visitors every day continuously. It is one of the best 10 palaces in the world.

Gandhi Mandapam
Gandhi Mandapam is a special temple that is one of the most important places to visit when you go to Kanyakumari in the southern tip of India. Gandhi Mandapam is built near the famous Anna University. Gandhi Mandapam is one of the greatest monuments that you can look at when you go to India. This temple or monument the Gandhi Mandapam was erected to honor the world famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. It is an important tourist spot that is favored by many people who come to visit India and its monuments that depict its rich cultural heritage.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Vivekananda Rock Memorial is one of the most interesting places to see in the southern part of India. It is situated in Kanyakumari and it is a fort and an island. Vivekananda Rock Memorial stands on top of a two rocks that are situated approximately 500 meters off the island. Although the Vivekananda Rock Memorial itself is fairly recent and built around the 1970's, the two rocks themselves have been there since the millennia. It is thought that the great philosopher Swami Vivekananda had meditated on the rock seeking enlightenment. Vivekananda Rock Memorial is open everyday and attracts many visitors constantly.

Wax Museum
Although in general India is all about different kinds of temples and religious monuments, there are some different type of interesting places to go in India that will definitely be of value to you. Wax Museum is definitely one of those places. Wax Museum is situated in Kanyakumari region in the city of Baywatch. The museum houses all the important figures of the Indian History as well as the world history in wax form. The wax figures are realistic and the Wax Museum is reminiscent of its famous counterpart in London. There are also many current international figures like the wax counterpart of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Thirunandhikarai Cave Temple
Perhaps India is one of the countries in which the most temples in the world exists. Thirunandhikarai Cave Temple is definitely one of the hundreds of temples that are found in the southern most region of India. Thirunandhikarai Cave Temple is a very ancient temple that is a symbolic pillar of Indian religion and culture. There are many sculptures inside the temple which are extinct now. The Thirunandhikarai Cave Temple is one of the founding stones of the Jainism region. Currently the Thirunandhikarai Cave Temple is under the purview and care of Archeological Survey of Indias.

Keeriparai is one of the most beautiful natural attractions that you can come and see when you visit India. Keeriparai is actually a natural habitat that has been transformed into a natural trek for those international visitors who wish to see the lush jungles of India. Keeriparai has a wide variety of Fauna and Flora that is unparallel by many natural treks and habitats in the world. It is very easy to see big roaring wide elephants in the plains of Keeriparai. In addition, there are many herbal and medicinal plants that can be found there for many purposes.

Thiruparrapu Falls

Thiruparrapu is the beautiful water falls in the southern part of India, that makes up for one of the most beautiful landscapes that you can go and visit. Thiruparrapu Falls is definitely one of these beautiful landscapes that are destined to capture your attention. Thiruparrapu Falls is located in the Tamil Nadu region of India. It is rumored that the Thiruparrapu Falls has recuperative powers to he visitor which goes there. People visiting the falls can dearly enjoy having a good bath under the water stream. They can spend an excellent time in standing underneath the light thudding water stream. Thiruparrapu falls will be a classy place to plan your trip during the vacation times.

Kumari Amman Temple
If you are going to visit India and especially the city of Kanyakumari then one place that you should definitely go and see is Kumari Amman Temple. You can find the many cultural heritages of the Indian people in Kumari Amman Temple. Many India people come to pilgrimage and to bathe in the Kumari Amman Temple. This magnificent temple is situated in the coast overlooking the beach and thousands of Indians comes there creating very big lines. However, unless you are a Hindu you will not be permitted to enter Kumari Amman Temple even for sight seeing.

Kodhayar is one of the places of interest that is situated on the southern tip of India in the region of Kanyakumari. Kodhayar is a natural habitat in which you can see a variety of fauna and flora. Kodhayar is also called Kodhayar Lower Camp and it is possible to see bison and bears along with different wild animals. Kodhayar is about 60 km long, and it does require a very interesting wild path to get there. However, Kodhayar is definitely a very nice wild park and a habitat that needs to be seen when in India.

Lord Subramanya Temple
Lord Subramanya Temple is one of the most interesting temples to visit when you go to India. It has pillars and towers that give it a magnificent look. Lord Subramanya Temple is one of the many places in India, where you could get a taste of the wonderful things that await fro you there. Lord Subramanya Temple has also attracted thousands of pilgrimage visitors from all over India. Many festivals are hosted at Lord Subramanya Temple and especially during certain religious holidays, it is very hard to get in there. It is very easy to travel to the Temple either by bus or by train.

St. Xavier Church

Although India has been mainly associated with the religion of Hinduism or Buddhism and even Islam; the fact is that India is also one of the pillars of Christianity in the world. Due to the fact that India was a former British Colony, it has many different churches ad temples that are of interest to the Christian Community. St Xavier church is definitely one of them. St Xavier church was built around 1600 AD. St Xavier church (also called Cottar in the Town) was built by St. Francis Xavier and this church still remains a historic site to be seen even after these centuries.

Udayagiri Fort

Udayagiri Fort is in the state of Tamil Nadu in India and thus located in the region of Kanaykumari, which is the southernmost part of India. Udayagiri Fort is a very ancient for that is just simply packed with history. The fort is thought to be made around 1600 when it was built as a defense fort. Udayagiri Fort was also called De Lannoy's Fort due to the Dutch who had occupied the fort in the 18th century. Udayagiri Fort is now a major attraction that has the portion of the fort and it also has a bio diversity park inside for the visitors.

Thiruparrapu Falls
Thiruparrapu is the beautiful water falls in the southern part of India, that makes up for one of the most beautiful landscapes that you can go and visit. Thiruparrapu Falls is definitely one of these beautiful landscapes that are destined to capture your attention. Thiruparrapu Falls is located in the Tamil Nadu region of India. It is rumored that the Thiruparrapu Falls has recuperative powers to he visitor which goes there. People visiting the falls can dearly enjoy having a good bath under the water stream. They can spend an excellent time in standing underneath the light thudding water stream. Thiruparrapu falls will be a classy place to plan your trip during the vacation times.

Thengapattinam Beach
Although it is the smallest of the world's oceans, the Indian Ocean is definitely the most calm and most peaceful oceans that you can swim at. Thus many people and tourists who come to India, definitely go and visit the many beaches that are stationed especially in the southern most part of India. Thengapattinam Beach is definitely one of these beautiful beaches that you can go to with its white sand and calm waters. Thengapattinam Beach is near Nagercoil and besides being a beach it is the perfect picnic spot with its background trees that provide shade and comfort to the visitor.

Olakaruvi Falls

Olakaruvi Falls is definitely a place to go if you are a naturalist or a person looking for a natural attraction. It is one of the many waterfalls that is situated in the southern tip of India. According to the old legends Olakaruvi Falls has the rejuvenating power for the old people. Thus many people come to Olakaruvi Falls to feel rejuvenated. Olakaruvi Falls is about 20 km distance from Nagercoil and it is a very popular tourist attraction. It takes more than an hour's drive plus some walking to get there but due to its popularity many people go there.


If you ever go to India, then besides Bombay, perhaps the most interesting place you need to go is the city of Baywatch situated in the region of Kanyakumari. It has a very famous water amusement park that is especially suitable for families. There are many different types of rides available like the Bumping Car, Crazy Chairs, Giant Wheel, Milky Way, and Multiple Splash. Baywatch Water Amusement park is open every day of the year and it has many different attractions for adults and children including its world famous wax museum that is the counterpart of Wax Museum at London..

Sitharal Jain Monuments
When you visit the southernmost region, Kanyakumari is one of the prominent tourism places which have to be visited. These monuments and temples are the representation of the diversity of the culture and the religions that are founded in India. Sitharal Jain Monuments are one of these culturally rich monuments. Almost every day, you can see people who are traveling to Sitharal Jain Monuments to honor their gods and values. This monument grabs the attention of quite number of visitors with its excellent mesmerizing divine and spiritual values. Plenty number of visitors make their visit to the place and enjoy the beauty of its rich look.

Courtallam Falls

Although it is the smallest of the world's oceans, the Indian Ocean is definitely the most calm and most peaceful oceans that you can swim at. Thus many people and tourists who come to India, definitely go and visit the many beaches that are stationed especially in the southern most part of India. Thengapattinam Beach is definitely one of these beautiful beaches that you can go to with its white sand and calm waters. Thengapattinam Beach is near Nagercoil and besides being a beach it is the perfect picnic spot with its background trees that provide shade and comfort to the visitor.

getting to Kanya kumari

By Air
Nearest Airport is Trivandrum International Airport which is at a distance of 87 km from Kanyakumari.

By Rail
The Kanyakumari Junction is just 1 km away from the central bus stand. The major railway station near Kanyakumari is Trivandrum Central, which is connected to all parts of India by rail. 

By Road
Lots of public and private bus services are available from Kanyakumari. Kerala and Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation buses connect Kanyakumari with many cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu


Mukteshwar is a small town, and one of the most-sought tourist destinations, in the Kuma on hills of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 7,500 ft above sea level and is famous for the wonderful 180-degree view of the captivating snow capped mountain ranges that it provides. The second highest mountain-peak of India, Nanda Devi, is also visible from Mukteshwar. The other ranges one can see from Mukteshwar are Neelkantha (Blue-throated Shiva), Trishul (Shiva’s Trident), Nanadaghunti (the Veil of the Goddess), and the Panchuli Group.

Apart from the scenic vistas of mountain ranges it provides, Mukteswar is also famous for its beautiful orchards, dense coniferous forests and old colonial bungalows. One of the most famous attractions of this place is the Shiva Temple, known as ‘Mukteshwar Dham’, after which the entire region was named Mukteshwar. A 350-year-old temple, it is situated at the highest point in Mukteshwar. The temple consists of a beautiful white marble Shiva lingam. Other than this, one can also visit Chauli-ki-Jali, a site marked by mountain-rocks that project out from the hill at a bizarre angle.

Chauli-ki-Jali also provides opportunities for rock climbing and rappelling. It promises to offer astonishing views of many scavenger birds, pouncing down on their praise, as well. According to the local belief, the wishes made here are certainly fulfilled. When in Mukteshwar, you can also visit the sunrise point at PWD guest house and have a mesmerizing experience of dawn. People interested in science and technologies have two more places to visit in Mukteshwar, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute and ‘Renewable Park’, developed by Energy and Research Institute of India.


Mukteshwar Temple
One of the sacred places to visit in the area is the Mukteshwar temple. Dedicated to lord Shiva, it is a legendary pilgrimage and Mukteshwar has acquired its name from the name of the temple. It is situated at the top of a hill and can be reached by climbing a series of steep stone stairs. For those who are deeply religious, trekking to the temple can be a heavenly experience, in part because of the natural splendor of the place. The temple is adorned with a marble Shivling and idols of some other Hindu deities.

Chauthi Jali
It is a historical place which is also called Chauli Ki Jali by the locals and is situated adjacent to the Mukteshwar temple. Mythology believes that a demon and a goddess had fought a battle in this place and bleak outlines in the place are to be seen which resemble a shield and the trunk of an elephant which are testimonials of the battle. Legend also has it the barren women who came here and touched the lattice around the rock were blessed with a child.

Indian Veterinary Research Institute

A British legacy, Indian Veterinary Institute is one of the leading advanced research facilities engaging in live stock research and is dedicated to the development of the region. It was established at the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory in 1889 at Pune on the recommendation of the Cattle Plague Commission, and was later relocated to Mukteshwar in 1893. Further, it was developed into the Indian Veterinary research Institute. There is a library and museum as well inside the institute campus.

Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow
The PWD inspection Bungalow in Mukteshwar is an architectural wonder. It is situated close to the Mukteshwar temple and is a landmark in the town. The bungalow has lush green surroundings and beautiful views which makes it a must-see in the hill station. In fact, it is the perfect place to stay in Mukteshwar if you are halting for a couple of days. Blessed with amazing natural beauty and beautiful architecture, the bungalow has a unique charm.

Fun Activities To Do in Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar is famous for trekking trips as it makes for the perfect combination of adventure and fun. Some of the trekking trails are Peora to Mukteswar (8kms), Peora to Almora (16 kms), riverside trek (6 kms) and Binsar to Artola Trek (73 kms). Trekkers can also chart some new trekking paths if they wish to explore the unknown. Don’t forget to put on your trekking shoes and make minimum noise while you trek, so as not to disturb the nature.

Nature Walks
Mukteshwar is the ideal destination for those who want to connect with the nature and absorb its soothing beauty. While it provides for some amazing sightseeing, quite walks in the natural environs have an enticing charm of their own. Nature walks are the best way to rejuvenate your mind and feel afresh. One can go for a long walk in the evening. Early morning nature walks can be the very pleasant to delight in the morning freshness and admire the matchless beauty of the mighty Himalayas.


Rappelling in Mukteshwar can be a fabulous experience. A lot of tourists visit Mukteshwar for the purpose of engaging in rock climbing and rappelling. This can also be coupled with forest picnics or camping to double the fun. Take the necessary equipments along and ensure that you are taking proper protection against danger. Seek the help of professional instructors, if you have not done rappelling before.

Heritage Viewing
The Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Mukteshwar is a legacy of the British reign in India. It is one of the premier institutes in India conducting research on livestock. The tourists can also check out the library and museum inside the institute. There is a PWD inspection bungalow in Mukteshwar which is known for its colonial architecture and is landmark in the hilly town. Visitors can put up in the Bungalow for a day or two for a complete experience.

GETTING TO Mukteshwar

By Air
The nearest airport to Mukteshwar is the Pantnagar Airport, located at a distance of 111 km. Pre-paid taxi services charge around Rs 1700 to drop you till Mukteshwar from the airport. Daily flights connect Pantnagar to Delhi, which is also the nearest international airport from Mukteshwar, connecting it to most of the cities in India as well as abroad.

By Rail
The nearest railway station from Mukteshwar is Kathgodam, which is at a distance of 73 km. Kathgodam is well connected to other major Indian cities of India, by regular trains. After getting down at the station, you can either take a bus or a taxi to reach the scenic hill station of Mukteshwar.

By Road
Mukteshwar is at a distance of 353 km from Delhi, 51 km from Nainital and 42 km from Haldwani. State run bus services connect the other cities of Uttarakhand, such as Kathgodam, with Mukteshwar. Privately-owned luxury buses also run on Delhi-Kathgodam route. Buses can be taken from the Delhi's ISBT Anand Vihar terminal. It takes 8 hrs to reach Kathgodam from Delhi, by road. From Delhi, the route to follow is the one from NH 24 to Rampur and then NH 87 to Ranibagh. From there, take the state highway to Bhowali and then another state highway will take you to Mukteshwar, via Ramgarh



Tour Code Nights/Days Pickup - Drop Places
GG-01 3 N/4 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath
GG-02 4 N/5 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath
GG-03 4 N/5 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Ahmedabad
GG-04 5 N/6 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 2 Nt Ahmedabad
GG-05 5 N/6 D Bhuj Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Bhuj Rly Sta/Airport Drop 2 Nt Bhuj, 1 Nt Hodka, 2 Nt Mandvi
GG-06 5 N/6 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Junagadh, 1 Nt Ahmedabad
GG-07 5 N/6 D Ahmedabad Rly. Sta. Pick up & Ahmedabad Rly. Sta./Airport Drop 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Sasan Gir, 2 Nt Mount Abu
GG-08 5 N/6 D Ahmedabad Rly. Sta. Pick up & Ahmedabad Rly. Sta./Airport Drop 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Sasan Gir, 2 Nt Mount Abu
GG-09 6 N/7 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 2 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 2 Nt Diu, 1 Nt Gopnath
GG-10 6 N/7 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 2 Nt Diu, 1 Nt Sasan Gir
GG-11 7 N/8 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Junagadh, 1 Nt Palitana
GG-12 7 N/8 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 2 Nt Diu, 1 Nt Sasan Gir
GG-13 7 N/8 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Somnath Rly Sta/Airport Drop 2 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 2 Nt Diu, 1 Nt Gir
GG-14 8 N/9 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Bhuj, 2 Nt Hodka, 1 Nt Mandvi, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Gir
GG-15 8 N/9 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Little Rann of Kutch, 1 Nt Bhuj, 2 Nt Hodka, 2 Nt Mandvi, 2 Nt Bhuj
GG-16 10 N/11 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Rajkot, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Porbandar, 1 Nt Veraval, 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 2 Nt Mount Abu, 1 Nt Ahmedabad
GG-17 10 N/11 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Rajkot, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Porbandar, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 2 Nt Mount Abu, 1 Nt Ahmedabad
GG-18 10 N/11 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Rajkot, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Porbandar, 1 Nt Somnath, 2 Nt Diu, 2 Nt Gir
GG-19 10 N/11 D Diu Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Jamnagar Rly Sta/Airport Drop 2 Nt Diu, 2 Nt Gir, 2 Nt Somnath, 2 Nt Dwarka, 2 Nt Jamnagar
GG-20 11 N/12 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 1 Nt Bhavnagar, 2 Nt Diu, 1 Nt Junagadh, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 2 Nt Mandvi, 1 Nt Shankheshwar, 1 Nt Patan, 1 Nt Mount Abu, 1 Nt Udaipur
GG-21 14 N/15 D Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Pickup & Ahmedabad Rly Sta/Airport Drop 3 Nt Ahmedabad, 1 Nt Dasada, 1 Nt Little Rann of Kutch, 2 Nt Bhuj, 2 Nt Mandvi, 1 Nt Jamnagar, 1 Nt Dwarka, 1 Nt Somnath, 1 Nt Gir, 1 Nt Palitana

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