Gujarat, India’s westernmost state, has varied terrain and numerous sacred sites. In its urban center of Ahmedabad is the Calico Museum of Textiles, displaying antique and modern Indian fabrics. Spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi’s base from 1917–1930 was Sabarmati Ashram, where his living quarters remain on view. The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), built in the 15th century, has a huge courtyard and a columned design.
1. Land Where Lord Krishna Lived
Dwarka, a coastal city which existed around 12,000 years ago in Western Gujarat, is said to be the place where Lord Krishna spent most of his life. The culture, traditions, and ambiance of Gujarat echo the footprints of Lord Krishna.
2. Land of Mahatma Gandhi
Gujarat’s soil is blessed with the great legend Mahatma Gandhi, India’s Father of the Nation. Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad still shows the glimpses of the lifestyle of this great saint of nonviolence.
3. Vegan & Non-Alcoholic State!
India is the leading vegan country in the world, and among its 29 states, Gujarat has the most vegan people.Gujarat is the first State in India to impose a complete ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages.
4. Longest Coastline!
Among the coastal states of India, Gujarat has the longest coastline of around 1215 km.
5. World’s Largest Salt Desert Is Here!
With a total area of about 7,505.22 square kilometers, the Great Rann of Kutch is considered one of the largest salt deserts in the world. This seasonal salt marsh is spread in the Kutch district of India and Sindh province of Punjab.
6. Home To India’s Largest District!
With a total area of 45,674 km2, Kutch is the largest district in India.
7. A Safe State
According to stats and friendly nature of Gujarati’s, it is considered the safest Indian State with the least rate of crime.
8. Asia’s Greenest Capital City Is In Gujarat!
Located around 23 km from Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar is considered to be the greenest capital city in Asia with around 1/2 of its area covered with greenery.
9. Statue of Unity
The Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950) who was the first Home minister of independent India and the chief adherent of Mahatma Gandhi during the non-violent Indian Independence movement; highly respected for his leadership in uniting the 562 princely states of India to form the single large Union of India. It is located in the state of Gujarat, India. It is the world tallest statue with a height of 182 metres (597 ft). It is located on a river island facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada in Kevadiya colony, 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of the city of Vadodara.
The project was first announced in 2010 and the construction of statue started in October 2013 by Larsen & Toubro, who received the contract for ₹2,989 crore (US$420 million). It was designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar, and was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister [Narendra Modi] on 31 October 2018, the 143th anniversary of Patel’s birth.
10. The World-Famous Somnath Temple
On the western coast of Veraval in Saurashtra, the magnificent Somnath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva is the 1st among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.
11. A Business Friendly State
Gujarat has always been considered as the best place for investment in India because of its trade policies, economic resources, and co-operative mindset, and in 2015, World Bank ranked Gujarat at first position on Ease of Doing Business in India list. An area (in between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar) is being developed as the GIFT City (Gujarat International Finance Tec-City) to promote businesses in Gujarat.
12. Petrochemical Production hub
Gujarat is the petrochemical hub of India and contributes more than 60% petrochemical production in India.
13. Largest WAN Network In Asia!
Gujarat possesses the largest P-based ICT WAN network in Asia and 2nd best in the world.With a vast area covering around 50,000 km, Gujarat has the longest optical fiber network, which is expensive but provides great bandwidth and low power loss.
14. Best Management Institute In Asia!
Not only in India but also out of all management institutes in Asia, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is considered one of the best management institutes in Asia.
15. Majority Of World’s Diamonds Are Refined In Surat & Surat: The Richest City In India
Surat is an important center for diamond refining and is considered as world’s major diamond refining center. Based on the annual income, Surat is considered the richest city in India.
16. A Cotton Hub
Cotton is a very popular source of clothing in India, and around 1/3 of India’s cotton is cultivated in Gujarat.