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Famous Cities in Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, which is a state in India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmedabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. With a population of more than 6.3 million and an extended population of 7.8 million, it is the sixth largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India.

Bhuj

Bhuj is a city and a Municipality in Kutch District in the state of Gujarat, India. Bhuj is a famous destination for shopping of handicraft work like bandhni (tie-dye) and leatherwork. Artists of nearby villages bring their artwork for sale in Bhuj haat which is situated near jubilee ground. Bhuj is famous for the jolly nature of its citizens, who usually go to the surroundings of Hamirsar lake to relax.

Dwarka

Dwarka is a municipality of Devbhoomi Dwarka district in the state of Gujarat in northwestern India. It is located on the western shore of the Okhamandal Peninsula on the right bank of the Gomti River. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardhams, four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country.

Junagadh

Junagadh is the headquarters of Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city is the 7th largest in Gujarat, located at the foot of the Girnar hills, 355 km south west of state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Literally translated, Junagadh means 'Old Fort'. After a brief struggle between India and Pakistan, Junagadh joined India on 9 November 1947.

Mundra

Mundra is a census town in Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Mundra Port is the largest private port in India. The Mahadev temple has memorials to some sailors of town, including some who advised the Sultan of Zanzibar and guided Vasco da Gama to India.

Porbandar

Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). It is the administrative center of Porbandar District.

Surat

Surat, is a port city previously known as Suryapur. It is the economical capital and former princely state in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest urban agglomeration (after Pune) in India. Surat is the 3rd 'cleanest city of India', and 4th fastest growing city of the world. Surat is famous for its food.

Adalaj

Adalaj is a census town in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The Adalaj Stepwell is a popular tourist attraction of the city and is situated 18 kilometres away from Ghandhinagar. A gorgeous nonsectarian Trimandir inspired by Dada Bhagwan has taken shape at Adalaj on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Ankleshwar

Ankleshwar is a city and a municipality in the Bharuch district of the state of Gujarat, India. The city is located ten kilometres from Bharuch.

Bharuch

Bharuch is a city at the mouth of the river Narmada in Gujarat in western India. Bharuch is the oldest city of Gujarat. It is also the second-oldest city of India having continuous inhitations, first being Kashi (Varanasi). Bharuch has a known history for about 8000 years. All major Indian festivals are celebrated in Bharuch. Bharuch enjoys a thriving cultural tradition and diverse traditions of different ethnic and religious communities.

Chhota Udaipur

Chhota Udaipur is a city and a municipality in Chhota Udaipur district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is the headquarters of Chhota Udaipur district. The Kali Niketan (Nahar Mahal) palace, built as the summer residence of the erstwhile royal family is a notable monument in Chhota Udaipur. Chhota Udaipur is also known for the Rathwas in and around the city. The Rathwas are known for Pithora painting, usually carried out on the walls of the village houses.

Dabhoi

Dabhoi also called as Darbhavati is a city and a municipality in Vadodara district in the state of Gujarat, India. It was originally known as Darbhavati. There are four gates in the town, one in each cardinal direction, having indirect entry, located in the middle of each side of the fort wall.

Dandi

Dandi is a village in the Jalalpore district, Gujarat, India. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea near the city of Navsari. It shot into worldwide prominence in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi selected it to be the destination for the Salt March.

Dharampur

Dharampur is a city and a municipality in Valsad district in the state of Gujarat, India. Dharampur today is home to the international headquarters of the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission. Dharampur falls under beginning region of sahyadri range of mountains, it is the starting point of the most scenic region of the Gujarat State a true tourism potential.

Saputara

Saputara is a hill station municipality in the Dang district of Gujarat state in India. This hill station is on a plateau in the Dang forest area of Western Ghats (Sahyadri) range at an altitude of about 900 metres. Saputara means the Abode of Serpents and a snake image on the banks of the river Sarpaganga is worshiped by the Adivasis on Holi.

Ambaji

Ambaji is a census town in Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage. Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year.

Champaner

Champaner is a historical city in the state of Gujarat, in western India. It is located in Panchmahal district, 47 kilometres from the city of Vadodara. The city was briefly the capital of Gujarat.

Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar is the capital of the state of Gujarat in Western India. Gandhinagar is located approximately 23 km north of Ahmedabad, on the west central point of the Industrial corridor between Delhi, the political capital of India, and Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Gandhinagar, Gujarat's new capital city, lies on the west bank of the Sabarmati River, about 464 km north of Mumbai.

Khambhat

Khambhat also known as Cambay, is a town and the surrounding urban agglomeration in Khambhat Taluka, Anand district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Khambhat lies on an alluvial plain at the north end of the Gulf of Khambhat, noted for the extreme rise and fall of its tides, which can vary as much as thirty feet in the vicinity of Khambhat.

Nadiad

Nadiad is a city and an administrative centre of the Kheda district in the Indian state of Gujarat and the 8th Largest city in the state of Gujarat. Santram Mandir, including MaiMandir famous for its carvings, is located in Nadiad.

Rajkot

Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat, India, after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara. Rajkot is the centre of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Rajkot is the 35th-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population more than 1.2 million as of 2015. Rajkot is the seventh cleanest city of India. Rajkot is also the 147th-fastest-growing city in the world.

Vadnagar

Vadnagar is a city and a municipality in Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the birthplace of Narendra Modi, the 14th and current Prime Minister of India. The town is also blessed with a magnificent lake named as 'Sharmistha Lake' which has a small island like place amidst it. It is connected with a 7 km long inlet canal. The government is developing this island into a beautiful garden.

Gandhidham

Gandhidham is a city and a municipality in the Kachchh District of Gujarat state of India. It was named after Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Indian nation. The city is a popular destinations for conventions, business, and meetings.

Godhra

Godhra is a Municipality in Panchmahal district in Indian state of Gujarat. People of Godhra are very festive. Godhra is very well known for its Garba-Festival. Godhra means the land of cows. In mythological terms it can be called as land which is used for the grazing of cow. Cows used to come here from Pavagadh for grazing.

Gondal

Gondal is a city and a municipality in the Rajkot district of the Indian state of Gujarat. Gondal state was one of the eight first class princely states of Kathiawar Agency, Bombay Presidency in British India. The Naulakha Palace is the oldest extant palace in Gondal. The Huzoor Palace is the current royal residence.

Hazira

Hazira is a town and a transshipment port in the Surat district in the Gujarat state in southwestern India. Hazira is one of the major ports of India and the most important element of Surat Metropolitan Region. It is known as the industrial hub of India.

Himatnagar

Himatnagar is a municipality in Sabarkantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The town is on the bank of the river Hathmati. Maharaja Himmat Singh Fort, located on the banks of river Hathmati and Daulat Vilas Palace in Mahavirnagar area are two remaining palaces. Swaminarayan temple is constructed on the national highway enriched with architectural values.

Idar

Idar is a town in Sabarkantha district, Gujarat, India. It is known for the manufacture of handmade wooden toys, tiles, its temples and various beautiful architectural monuments on hill, and its historical background. Idar is at the southern end of the Aravalli Range.

Kalol

Kalol is a city in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Kalol has a monsoon climate with three main seasons summer, monsoon and winter. The climate is generally dry and hot outside of the monsoon season.

Taranga

Taranga is a Jain pilgrimage center in Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. It is one of the few tirthas where both the Shvetambaras and the Digambaras visit.

Wadhwan

Wadhwan is a city and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The town is situated on the banks of the Bhogavo River. Vadhwan is a known location for its old world royal charm and serene space with a life and culture of its own.

Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar is a city in the Bhavnagar district of the Saurashtra region of the Gujarat state of India. Bhavnagar is the fifth largest city of Gujarat state after Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. It has always been an important city for trade with many large and small scale industries along with the world's largest ship breaking yard (Alang) located 50 km away.

Dakor

Dakor is a city and a Nagarpalika in Kheda district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is prominent for its grand temple of Shree Ranchhodraiji. Today this place is known not only as a pilgrimage center but also a trading center where one can get the articles related to puja, and other rituals.

Jamnagar

Jamnagar is a city located on the western coast of India in the state of Gujarat in the Gulf of Kutch. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jamnagar District. Jamnagar is the fifth largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. Jamnagar is the largest city on the western most side of India.

Mandvi

Mandvi is a city and a municipality in the Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was once a major port of the region and summer retreat for Maharao (king) of the Cutch State. The old city was enclosed in the fort wall and remains of the fort wall can still be seen.

Palitana

Palitana is a city in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. It is located 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage centre for Jains. Palitana is the world’s only mountain that has more than 900 temples. The Palitana temples and whole mountain are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community, and is the world's largest Temple Complex.

Vadodara

Vadodara is the Cultural Capital of Gujarat, is the third largest city in the Western Indian State of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District and is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, southeast of Ahmedabad, 139 kilometres (86 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar. The railway line and NH 8 that connect Delhi and Mumbai pass through Vadodara.

Kandla

Kandla is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat state in western India, near the city of Gandhidham. Located on the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of major ports on west coast. It is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled.

Mehsana

Mehsana is a city and municipality in Mehsana district, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Boter Kotha ni Vav, a stepwell, is located opposite crematorium in Ambaipara area. Simandhar Swami Jain Derasar is located near Modhera cross roads.

Morbi

Morbi is a city and a municipality in Morbi district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Julto Pul is the old hanging bridge across River Machhu. Darbargadh, the original residence of the royalty, the Darbargarh overlooking the river can be approached through an imposing gate with a magnificently carved façade.

Navsari

Navsari is a city and municipality in the Surat Metropolitan Region and also the administrative headquarters Navsari District of Gujarat, India. Navsari is also the Twin City of Surat, and only 37 km south of Surat. Navsari, one of the oldest cities of Gujarat, has an inspiring history of over 2000 years.

Okha

Okha is a coastal town in Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat state in India. The town is mentioned in ancient Indian epic literature. It is associated with story of marriage of Aniruddha, the grandson of Krishna and Usha (called Okha in Gujarati), the daughter of Banasur. Okha is situated on a narrow strip of land that projects into sea.

Palanpur

Palanpur is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Mithi Vav, a stepwell is the oldest surviving monument of town. It is situated in the eastern part of the town. Dairy, textile, diamond polishing and marble are major industries of Palanpur.

Patan

Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. There are many tourist attractions including forts, vavs (step wells), talavs (lakes) and places of worship. The main tourist attractions are the Rani ki vav (World Heritage Site) and patola saris.

Veraval

Veraval is a municipality and the headquarters of Gir Somnath district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is 6 km from Somnath. The Nawabi Palace with Gothic features which is one of the main attractions. The town is often known as the gateway to the magnificent temple of Somnath and the pilgrimage centres of Prabhas Patan and Bhalkha.

Wankaner

Wankaner is a city and a municipality in Rajkot district in the State of Gujarat. The temple of Nagabava and dargah of Shahbava survive in the old city, and thousands of people go for worship each day to get blessings. Wankaner has many other Hindu and Muslim places of worship. Ranjit Vilas Palace or simply, the Wankaner Palace is one of the most beautiful royal palaces in India.





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