Facts of Gujarat

Fast Facts About Gujarat

  • Population : 60383628 (AS PER 2011),  Capital : Gandhinagar,  Area : 196077 sq. km. 
  • Language : Gujarati, Climate : Wet in the southern districts and Desertic in the north-westregion
  • Winter : November to February (12 – 29 Celsius)Summer : March to May (29 – 41 Celsius)Monsoon : June to October (27 – 35 Celsius)


  • Aero Sports : Saputara, Pavagadh, Junagadh
  • Water Sports : Ahmedpur, Mandvi, Ubhraat, Dwarka, Nargol, Tithal, Chorwad
  • Cities Famous for Nature : Asiatic Lions in Gir forest, Wild Ass in Rann of Kutchh, Indian bustards in bird reserves, Dugong is found in Okha
  • Health : Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Karamsad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar,Mehsana
  • Heritage : Champaner, Indus Civilization sites like Lothal and Dholavera, Ancient Buddhist sites
  • Recreational and Eco: Nal Sarovar, Gandhinagar, Dunny Point
  • Spiritual: Jyotirlingas at SomnathTemple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka (Jamnagar district), Pavagadh, Mount Girnar at Junagadh

Tradition, Culture and Lifestyle

  • Gujarat is blessed with rich and vibrant tradition of Handicrafts. It is widely differing in its proportions of its patterns to the element of wonderful exquisite artifacts in various forms.
  • It stands unique with diverse arts and crafts – a mixed combination with aesthetic appeal. Needlework, Pottery, Tie and dye – Bandhani, Woodwork, Bead work, Textile culture, Patola, Zari, Temple culture, Jewelry, Furnishings
  • As Gujarat stands as ‘Heart of India’, Multiculturalism is traced in Gujarat. Originally known as Gurjars, Gujaratis are influenced by the waves from the past that inherit values of arts, culture and traditions. For costumes, traditional outfits like chania choli by women and kedia dress is worn by men in rural areas or during cultural festivals.
  • A traditional ‘Gujarati Thali’ consisting of dal (lentils), roti, rice and vegetables apart from salads, farsan and sweet dish followed bychaas, forms the morning meal. A variety of Cuisine sub-ordinates like pickles, chutney, papad, yoghurt, etc serve as fillings on main menu.

Fairs and Festivals

  • Global Garba (October–November), Kite Festival (Makar Sankranti, January), Rann Utsav (November–December), Kankaria Carnival (25–31 December), Modhera Dance Festival(3rd week January), Tarnetar Fair (August)
  • Eight tourism hubs have been created for convenience of tourists visiting Gujarat: Ahmedabad Metro, Ahmedabad Rural (North Gujarat), Surat (South Gujarat), Vadodara (Central Gujarat), Rajkot, Junagadh, Jamnagar (Saurashtra), Bhuj (Kutch). These hubs are well equipped with the modern infrastructure, facilities and services in the areas of commerce, communication, connectivity, hospitality, transportation, medical facilities etc.

How to Reach Gujarat

  • By Air: The state of Gujarat has 10 domestic airports and an international airport in the state capital Gandhinagar . All major airlines of India like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, etc have regular operations
  • By Road: Total 68,900 kms of roadways comprising of National Highways, State Highways and other roads run through the state connecting the major cities of the state with the rest of the country.
  • By Rail: Extensive railways network runs through the state of Gujarat.The state is served by several important trains
  • Ports: Kandla(major), Mandvi, Mundra, Sikka, Okha, Porbandar, Veraval, Bhavnagar, Salaya, Pipavav, Mahuva, Jafrabad, Hazira

Do’s and Dont’s

  • Do’s: Read culture of Gujarat i.e. about their traditions and perception¬Know about the temperature prevailing at the time of visit¬Proper planning is to be done to avoid wastage of time¬Check about photography permission / video filming at any monument¬ Keep valuables in hotel locker / safe deposit vaults and get receipt
  • Dont’sDon’t travel without tickets in public transports¬Don’t encourage beggars.¬Don’t accept food or drink from strangers.¬Smoking and drinking is not allowed in public places