So in this video we will talk about the major places to visit in Gujarat. So let’s know about the very beautiful places to visit in Gujarat.
1- Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity is a monument dedicated to Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of India and the first Home Minister, located in the Indian state of Gujarat. The then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the construction of this giant statue on the occasion of Sardar Patel’s birthday on 31 October 2013. This monument is situated at a distance of 3.2 km from Sardar Sarovar Dam at a place named Sadhu Bet which is an island on the Narmada River. This place is located in Narmada district near Bharuch in the Indian state of Gujarat.
It is the tallest statue in the world, measuring 182 meters (597 ft) tall. It is followed by the second tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in China, with a total height of 153 m (502 ft) with a base.
The total cost of the project was initially set by the Government of India to be around ₹3,000 crore, later Larsen & Toubro placed the lowest bid of ₹2,989 crore in October 2014; Including design, construction and maintenance. The construction work started on 31 October 2013. The construction work of the idol was finished in mid October 2018. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018, on the occasion of Sardar Patel’s birthday.
2- Gir National Park
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is a national park and wildlife sanctuary located in the Indian state of Gujarat, which is the only habitat of lions in Asia. . Gir Sanctuary is spread over an area of 1424 sq km, of which 258 sq km is a national park and 1153 sq km is a wildlife reserve. Apart from this, there is also Mitiyala Wildlife Sanctuary which is spread over an area of 18.22 kms. These two reserve extensions are located in the Junagadh, Amreli and Gir Somnath districts of Gujarat. This park and sanctuary for Simadarshan is the center of attraction for migrants in the world. In order to cope with the decline in the number of lions in the world and the problem of protecting the Asiatic lions, this extension was declared the only habitat of the lions. After Africa in the world, lions are the only survivors in this expanse. The Gir forest was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and six years later it was expanded to 140.4 square kilometers and established as a national park. This sanctuary has now expanded to about 258.71 square kilometres. As a result of several efforts to provide protection to the wildlife, the number of lions in this sanctuary has now increased to 312.
Saputara is a small and beautiful hill station in the state of Gujarat located in the Dang district. Saputara is situated on the outskirts of Maharashtra in the forest of Sahyadri ranges at an altitude of 1000 meters. It is a rocky area and the maximum temperature here remains near 30℃ even during summers. Here you can find lush green forests, cool springs and a soothingly cool atmosphere. If you like trekking then you will definitely like this place because this place is very famous for trekking and adventures. There is a waterfall named Gira Prat at a distance of 5 km from Saputara. This waterfall has its own beauty. About 5 feet high, it tumbles straight down. This waterfall looks gorgeous when the monsoon water is high. That is why it is called ‘Niagara of Gujarat’.
Porbandar is a town in Porbandar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is also the district headquarters. It is the birthplace of Sudama, a friend of Mahatma Gandhi and Krishna. Porbandar used to be a very old port. Porbandar has the best beach in Gujarat. Porbandar is surrounded by the Arabian Sea at the southern end of the state of Gujarat. Porbandar district was carved out of Junagadh. Porbandar is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, so naturally there are many places related to his life in Porbandar which have turned into tourist places today. Popularly known as Asmavatipur in the Mahabharata period, Porbandar was called Pauravelakul in the 10th century and later it was also called Sudamapuri. There are many places to visit in Porbandar like Sudama Temple, Kirti Mandir and some good beaches too.
Ahmedabad is a progressive city of Gujarat and this city is the largest city of Gujarat. It is a city steeped in culture which attracts people from all over the world. In Ahmedabad you can visit Sabarmati Ashram and Kankaria Lake. If you go to Ahmedabad, you can also enjoy the famous Khakhra, Dhokla and Fafda there.