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Adalaj stepwell, Gandhinagar

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The stepwell was built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh. Built in Indo-Islamic architectural style, the Adlaj stepwell is five stories deep with carved large number of pillars. The remarkable feature of the wall is fine carved walls in Indo-Islamic architecture and design and three entrance stairs.

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Aina Mahal, Bhuj

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Also known as Hall of Mirrors, Aina Mahal was crafted by the artists Ramsinh & Gaidhar Devshi in the period of Maharao Lakhpatji (1752-61). The Mahal is fine beauty of Kutch art and culture.

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Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Ahmedabad

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Auto World is a part of one of the most important collections of Antique Vehicles, Cars, Motorcycles, Utility Vehicles; Buggies etc. built by one family over the last century. It include an auditorium & souvenir shop, a cafeteria & station for fun drives in vintage cars.

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Bardoli, Surat

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Bardoli has historic importance in Indian Freedom Movement. It is the place from where Sardar Patel protested British Rules. It is the place where Gandhiji declared that he would settle for nothing less than Independent Home-rule for India under famous mango tree, the Aitihasik Ambo. Other places to visit includes Swaraj Ashram, garden, museum, and khadi workshops etc.

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Barton Museum, Gandhi Smriti, Bhavnagar

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Dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the first floor of the museum depicts the life of Mahatma and on the second archaeological objects are on display.

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Bhadra Fort, Ahmedabad

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Built by Ajmal Shah I in 1411, the fort has carved royal palaces, mosques and gates. The main features of the fort include Citadel, Royal Square, Teen Darwaza, Azam Khan Sarai, Bhadra Kali Temple, and Clock Tower.

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Bhartiya Sanskruti Darshan, Bhuj

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It displays the collection of arts and handicrafts of Kutch region.

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Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad

Features

Calico Museum of Textiles is one of most popular museum of India and it is managed by the Sarabhai foundation. It showcases the textiles belongs to last five centuries including regional embroideries, handicrafts, tie-dyed textiles and religious textiles. It also exhibits sculpture, temple hangings, paintings, furniture and crafts.

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Champaner-Pavagadh (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Vadodara

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Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is located in the surrounding area of Champaner city which was built by Sultan Mahmud Begada. The Archaeological site has fort, palaces, entrance gates, arches, mosques, tombs, temples, stepwells and tanks etc. dating from the 8th to the 14th centuries. However the main attraction of the site is the architecture of the mosques at the base of Pavangadh hills. If you are religious person, visit the Kalika Mata Temple at the top of Pavangadh hills and attracts large number of pilgrims during the year.

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Children Park, Gandhinagar

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Children Park has mini train, boating facilities and beautiful lake which attract children.

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Dada Hari Ni Wav, Ahmedabad

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Dada Hari Ni Wav is stepped underground well and carved in stone with Gujarati style.

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Daman Ganga tourist Complex

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Daman Ganga Tourist Complex has cafeteria, cottages, conference hall, water falls, water sports, fountains and garden at one location.

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Dandi, Surat

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It is historical landmark place where Mahatma Gandhi ended the Namak Satyagraha to begin India’s Independence Movement.

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Dholavira, Bhuj

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Dholavira is an archaeological site in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District and have excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan culture, dating back to 4500 years ago.

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Diu Fort

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This magnificent fort was built by Portuguese in 1535. The fort is surrounded by sea on three sides and can be getting into through moat. The impressive structure and solid fortification with double moat between inner and outer wall made one of the strongest fort of that time. The other features of the fort include canons, light house, Gangeshwar Mahadev Shiva temple and churches. Some part of Hindi Film “Kai Po Che” has been shot here.

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Durbar Hall Museum

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Once the courthouse of Junagadh Nawab, the museum displays the articles belonging to Nawab and it includes weapons, arms, war items, gold and silver items, jewellery, paintings, palanquins, howdahs, carpets with diamonds. Another attraction of the museum is a carpet, woven by the prisoners of the Junagadh jail.

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Dutch garden, Surat

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The Dutch Garden is the cemeteries of Dutch and British officers who landed and settled in Gujarat for their business ventures. Dutch Garden has well designed gardens with huge English and Dutch cemeteries. Another main attraction nearby is the ancient original port from where the ships sailed to other parts of the world .The Old English factory and the Anglican Church are also located close to Surat Dutch Garden.

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European Tombs, Surat

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British and Dutch mausoleums of the 16th century were built in Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture and other side are the Armenian churchyard which has inscriptions. Photography is prohibited at the sites.

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Fort of St. Jerome ( Nani Daman Fort), Daman

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Located on northern side of the Damanganga River, Nani Daman Fort was built by father Dom Jeronimo de Azevado in 1672. This small fort has a giant gateway, a large statue of St. Jerome and two giant human figures, the church, and a cemetery.

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Junagadh Museum, Junagadh

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Junagadh Museum exhibits prehistoric stone and bone implements, 9th-century stone carvings and many bronzes, manuscripts, silverwork, glass crafts, woodcarvings, textiles.

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Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad

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Kankaria Lake was built by Sultan Qutb-ud-Din in 1451 and is one of the biggest lake of Ahmadabad. It has many attractions which include Kankaria Zoo, Children’s park named as Balvatika, Kids World, Toy Train, Balloon Safari, Nagina Wadi, Stone Mural Park, Dutch Tombs, Joyrides and other attractions.

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Kite Museum, Ahmedabad

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Kite museum is one of its kind museums in India and has collection of rare kites by Mr Bhanubhai Shah. It showcases kites from small to large but major attraction is the kite which is made of 400 pieces of paper.

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Kutch Museum, Kutch

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Established in 1877 by Maharao Khengarji III, it is oldest museum of the state and has largest collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, dating to the 1st century AD. The museum has 11 sections which have collections of artefacts, folk arts and crafts, embroidery, paintings, arms, musical instruments, sculpture etc.

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Lakhota Palace and Museum, Jamnagar

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Lakhota palace is small fort built by Jam Ranmalji and now it houses small museum. The museum exhibits artefacts and sculptures dating from 9th to 18th century.

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Laxmi Vilas Palace & Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Vadodara

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Laxmi Vilas Palace was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III during 1890. The palace is majestic structure of monument built in Indo- Saracenic architectural style. The palace also has small museum called Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum which depicts paintings from India as well as Europe, sculptures, artefacts and paintings by Raja Ravi Verma.

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Lothal, Ahmedabad

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Lothal is one of the most important sites of Indus Valley (Harappan) Civilization which dates back 2400 BC. The important part of the sites are the ancient dockyard, the acropolis, the lower town, the bead factory, the warehouses, and the drainage system. It also nearby excavated site has small museum (Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, Friday Closed) where the antiques are placed for display.

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Mata Bhavani's well, Ahmedabad

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It is sacred beautifully carved in stones and has the temple of Mata Bhavani. Being longest wall of Ahmadabad, wall has decorated columns, ornate brackets and designed arches and panels.

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Moti Daman Fort, Daman

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This massive fort of the 16th century, it is scattered over total land area of 30,000 square kilometres. The fort has two entrance two gateways with inscriptions - southern land gate and the northern sea gate with inscriptions and 10 bastions. The fort is surrounded by the moat which connects the river to sea. The fort also has the temple of Shri Satya Naryan and the Gandhi Park.

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Navsari, Gujarat

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This historical city has remarkable sites to visit like Atas Beharam fire temple, Parsvanath Jain temple, Dargah of Sayed Saadat and birth place of Mr Jamshedji Tata.

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Prabhas Patan Museum, Somnath

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The Prabhas Patan Museum is located in courtyard centred rooms and contains exhibit remains of the previous temples, beautiful fragments, holy water of different rivers, ancient statutes of God etc.

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