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About Gujarat

Gujarat is 5 th largest state of India by area (196,024 km 2) . It is surrounded by Rajasthan from North-East, by Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu from South, by Maharashtra from South-East, by Maharashtra from East, by Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh from West.

ISO 3166 Code

ISO 3166 code of Gujarat is "GJ".

Culture & Festivals

Gujarati is the official language of the state. The Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is home to the only wild population of the Asiatic lion in the world. Gujarat has always been a major centre for the Jains and some of its most interesting locations are the Jain Temple centres at Palitana and Girnar Hills. Besides the Jain temples, the state's major attractions include the only habitat of the Asiatic Lions in India (Gir Forests), a desert ride at the Wild Ass Sanctuary and the beautiful Indo- Saracenic Architecture of Ahmedabad. The colourful tribal villages of Kutch make a visit unforgettable.


Gujarati food is primarily vegetarian. Few famous Gujrati dishes are thepala, chhash, dhokla, Keri no Ras (fresh mango pulp), rotla, Rajgira ni puri etc. The traditional Gujarati Thali is one of the best ways to know the Gujarati Cuisine. Saurashtra's typical seasonings - mustard seed, turmeric, pounded red chillies, cumin and coriander - which flavour Gujarat's distinctive vegetarian cuisine.

Places of Interest

Ahmedabad: Important places to visit here are Bai Harir Ni Vav, Sabarmati Ashram, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Hutheesing Jain Temple, Jhulta Minara Sidi Bashir Mosque, Kankaria Lake, Sabarmati Riverfront, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur, Bhadra Fort etc.
Gandhinagar: Important places to visit here are Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park, Adalaj Trimandir, Adalaj Ni Vav, Adalaj Trimandir, Dandi Kutir Museum etc.
Vadodara: Important places to visit here are Kirti Mandir, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Sayaji Baug, Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery, Sursagar Lake etc.
Narmada: Important places to visit here are Statue of Unity (in Kevadia), Zarwani Waterfall, Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary etc.
Bharuch: Important places to visit here are Shree Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple etc.
Navsari: Important places to visit here are National Salt Satyagraha Memorial, Dandi Beach etc.

Unesco World Heritage

- Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park: It is located in Panchmahal district in Gujarat.
- Western Ghats: It is also known as Western Mountain range. It is spread over the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
- Rani-ki-Vav: It is located in Patan in Gujarat on the banks of the Saraswati River.
- Historic City of Ahmadabad: It is located in Ahmedabad district of Gujrat.
- Dholavira: It is one of the five largest Harappan sites. It is located at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat.

1 GPO in Gujarat

Ahmedabad GPO [Ahmadabad, 380001]