The Lesser Visited Parts of Gujarat That You Definitely Should Know About

The Lesser Visited Parts of Gujarat That You Definitely Should Know About


1) Sindhi Market, Kalupur Gate, Ahmedabad



This market is popular for textiles, but it is also quite an interesting place for all you foodies out there. It is located at a very close proximity to the railway station that ensures a steady inflow of travellers stopping by for a meal. Sanha pakora, bread pakora, rabri, bhugal mawa and malai barfi are a few popular food items here that you won’t like to miss. If in the mood for a heavier meal, the Sindhi thali is bound to satiate your appetite.


2) Law Garden, Netaji Road, Ahmedabad


Law garden is a typical street market packed with a seemingly unending number of stalls selling ethnic products like embroidered and block-printed fabrics. Here, vendors are mostly the artisans themselves. So you get an opportunity to interact with them, learn more about the work they do and the history of what you’re buying, if you so wish. You’ll find myriads of richly decorated chaniyas, cholis, kurtas, dupattas, shawls, jewellery and more!


3) Indroda Nature Park, Sector- 7, Gandhinagar, Gujarat



Indroda Nature park is India’s Jurassic Park as it is the only dinosaur museum in India. The life-size models of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals evocatively displayed amid a naturalistic setting of pines, palms, ferns, rocks and water bodies recreate the feel of the jungle. Apart from the dinosaur museum, the park also has a zoo, a large botanical garden, and houses massive skeletons of sea mammals. Indroda is also frequented by bird watchers as a variety of birds can be spotted here, flying over the greens or taking a splash in the water bodies.


4) Manek Chowk


Manek Chowk is the prime junction of snacks and sweets in Ahmedabad, and most shops here are decades old. One of the oldest and popular shops here is Kandoi Bhogilal Mulchand which has made a big name in the sweets business in 1842. In winter, you can avail delicious traditional ghee-rich Gujarati sweets made from roasted gram flour like monthal. If you have a sweet tooth, Manek chow is the place where you should be.


5) Gujarat Science City


Gujarat science city is where you can give your kids some priceless knowledge without boring them. This city was developed to draw more students towards education in science. It is an interactive approach towards education, and proves that science can be fun. Here, you can learn about recent experiments and developments in outer space. If you’re planning a holiday vacations with your kids in Gujarat, than Gujarat science city should be an inevitable stop for you.


6) Kankaria Lake


Kankaria lake is the most popular picnic spot in town. It was developed  by Sultan Kutubuddin in the 15th century and the lake has become a social hub for tourists and locals alike. Recent renovation has seen a toy train run alongside the 4.5 kilometer lake front with other beautification efforts. With the presence of a hot air balloon and a gaming zone, you can take the entertainment level to a whole new level. The ‘edutainment’ building here, which showcases the processes through which various agencies such as the fire, police and medical departments function is a must see as well.


7) The Great Rann of Kutch


If you are looking for lots of colour, generous doses of history, intricate art, and different migratory birds, then Kutch is the ideal place for you! The pristine beauty of nature comes alive in the warmth of the people, the delicious food of the land, colourful handicrafts and the haunting Kacchhi melodies. The better time to visit Kutch is during October to March and if you really wish to see the real and beautiful colors of Kutch, visit it during the Rann Utsav. It’s during the Utsav time that you will see the real beauty of white sand and its charm. Rann Utsav is held every year between December and January.


8) Somnath Temple


The Somnath temple located in the western coast of Gujarat, India, is the first and most sacred of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. According to legend, Som, the Moon God built the Somnath Temple from gold, Ravan made it from silver, Lord Krishna made the temple from wood and King Bhimdev of Anhilwad made the temple from stone. Somnath temple is not only popular in Gujarat or India, but also people across the globe visit Gujarat to seek the blessings of god and believe me or not, if you’re in Gujarat, the Somnath temple is the best place to visit. The best time to visit Somnath is between October to March as the weather remains cool and conducive for visiting the temple.


9) Daman & Diu



Daman and Diu is situated on the west coast of India. These little gorgeous islands were under the control of the portuguese for a period of 450 years and you can literally feel an extra tinge of portuguese beauty in the soil. The massive forts, magnificient cathedrals, and other monuments of Daman & Diu will give you the glimpse of their architecturial brilliance. Serene and tranquil climate, breath taking locations and lush surrounding makes Daman & Diu the most popular weekend getaway for all you nature lovers and adventure freak people out there.


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