Gujarat is a state on the western coast of India with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi). The westernmost part of India, it is home to several architectural marvels and is famous for its vibrant culture and rich heritage, apart from the scenic landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine. It is the fifth largest Indian state by area and the ninth largest state by population.
Also known as 'The Land of Legends', Gujarat has a rich history, ranging back from ancient times. Lothal is believed to be one of the world's first seaports. Gujarat encompasses some sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, such as Lothal, Dholavira and Gola Dhoro. Being the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions, Gujarat also offers splendid views of the scenic beauty ranging from the Great Rann of Kutch to the hills of Satpura. Gujarat has ancient caves, stupas, monasteries, temples and monuments that exhibit the Indo-Sarcenic architectural style which blends elements of Islamic and Hindu architecture.
Gujarat's living legacy is its rich heritage of handicraft skills that have thrived side by side with industrialisation. Embroidery, tie and dye, block printing, beadwork, metalwork and many other tribal handicrafts are famous for their intricate design, colors and fine craftsmanship. The Makar Sankranti Kite Festival in January is a global event celebrated with great pomp and show, where the tourists joyfully participate with the locals.
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- Gir National Park