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December 28th, 2010, 04:35 AM
Decided to make this thread to showcase some of the heritage/historic sites in Gujarat that the wider population may or may not be aware of.
Promotional shorts feat Amitabh Bachan
All vids by Gujarat Tourism.
December 28th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Somnath (Nr Veraval), Saurashtra
Shiva Temple, containing one of the 12 Sacred Jyotirlingas that are located across India.
The current temple is the 6th that has been constructed at Somnath after repeated attacks and destruction over the course of history. In this regard, the very existence of a temple at Somnath today is a great inspiration to many.
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December 30th, 2010, 01:23 AM
Krishna Temple, one of the highly revered Char (4) Dham pilgrimage locations in Hinduism as Dwarka is said to have been founded by Lord Krishna himself.
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December 30th, 2010, 01:56 AM
Champaner-Pavagadh, Central Gujarat
16th Century Great Mosque in Champaner-Pavagadh, the erstwhile capital of Mahmud Begdas Gujarat Sultanate. A rare example of an intact Pre-Mughal Islamic City. Champaner-Pavagadh is UNESCO listed.
cc Pranav AB
UNESCO factfile (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1101)
December 31st, 2010, 02:20 AM
Shatrunjaya Hills Jain Tirth
Beautiful Temple Complex, with main temple dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankar is considered one of the holiest sites in Jainism. In total there are over 1300 temples on Shatrunjaya Hills, the oldest dating back to the 11th century.
December 31st, 2010, 02:40 AM
Rani Ki Vav
Patan, North Gujarat
Rani Ki Vav (Queen's Well) is an intricately adorned stepwell said to date back to the 11th Century, during the time when Patan was the Capital of the Solanki Dynasty.
August 19th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Nr Junagadh, Saurashtra
Amidst the Girnar Mountains, various Hindu temples, including 7th Century Ambaji mandir, great views of Gir Forest and Junagadh city from the 10th century Neminath Jain temple complex.
August 20th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Ancient ruins from the little understood "Indus Valley Civilisation", Dholavira boasted a grid system of urban planning and an intricate water conservation network. The city reached its peak between 2700BC and 2100BC.
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December 28th, 2011, 01:24 PM
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bhadreShwar jain temple
December 28th, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Sun temple modhera
April 26th, 2012, 10:18 AM
Palitana is one of the biggest heritage site in India yet not many people know about it.
October 20th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Great efforts GJ10. Sadly, I'm yet to visit many of these places...
October 30th, 2012, 11:58 AM
Gujarat, the seventh largest state in India, located in the western part of India with a coastline of 1600 km (longest in India). It is the tenth most popular state in the country for tourists with annual footfall of 18.9 million tourists.Gujarat offers scenic beauty from Great Rann of Kutch to the hills of Saputara.Gujarat is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia. During the Sultanate reign, Hindu craftsmanship mix with Islamic architecture, giving rise to the Indo-Saracenic style. Many structures in the state are built in this fashion. It is also the birthplace of Mahatma Ghandhi & Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the great iconic figures during India's Independence movement. Gujarat offers many types of tourism like Business Tourism, Archeological & Heritage Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Religious Tourism, Wildlife Tourism, Medical Tourism and much more. Amitabh Bachchan is currently the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism. Ahmedabad is considered an ideal hub to cover all the destinations across Gujarat.