Top 7 Heritage Sites in Gujarat

Tripiwiki : 18 May 2024
Gujarat offers scenic beauty from Great Rann of Kutch to the hills of Saputara. Statue Of Unity is the major tourist spot of Gujarat. Ahmedabad with its central location and a well connected international airport is considered to be an ideal hub to cover all the destinations in Gujarat.

Following are the Top 7 Heritage Sites in Gujarat

Archaeological remains of Lothal, Harappa Port Town, Ahmedabad (1 out of 7 places to visit in Ahmedabad)

Lothal is situated near the village of Saragwala in the Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad district of Gujarat, India. Lothal was one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. The archaeological remains of the Harappa port-town of Lothal is located along the Bhogava river, a tributary of Sabarmati, in the Gulf of Khambhat. The Lothal site has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its application is pending on the tentative list of UNESCO. Lothal is located at approx 103km form state capital Gandhinagar, 78km from Ahmedabad, 127km from Vadodara, 175km from Rajkot, 285km from Rajkot, 448km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 566km from Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2 out of 7 places to visit in Panchmahal)

Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in Panchmahal district in Gujarat, India. It is an ideal mix of Hindu-Muslim architecture. Moreover, it is the pilgrim center for the Hindus. Archaeological Park includes an ancient citadel, a palace, entrance gates and arches, mosques, tombs and temples, residential complexes, agricultural structures, and water installations. City which was built by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat was a capital region of the empire of Mahmud Begda. It was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004. Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park is located at approx 49km from Vadodara, 149km form Ahmedabad, 167km from state capital Gandhinagar, 201km from Surat, 409km from Nashik, Maharashtra, 464km form Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Dholavira A Harappan City, Dholavira, Kutch (3 out of 7 places to visit in Kutch)

Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, in Gujarat, India. Located in Khadir island of the Rann of Kutchch belonged to matured Harappan phase. Today what is seen as a fortified quadrangular city set in harsh arid land, was once a thriving metropolis for 1200 years . Dholavira is the larger of the two most remarkable excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan culture, dating back to 4500 years ago. Dholavira is located at approx 350km from state capital Gandhinagar, 258km from Rajkot, 358km from Ahmedabad, 467km from Vadodara, 886km from Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Historic City of Ahmedabad, Old Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad (4 out of 7 places to visit in Ahmedabad)

Historic City of Ahmedabad also called as Old Ahmedabad or walled city of Ahmedabad presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period which is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. City was founded by Ahmad Shah I of Gujarat Sultanate in 1411. It remained the capital of the Gujarat Sultanate and later important political and commercial centre of Gujarat. The walled city of Ahmedabad has it all to be the first city in India to be Inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage City list of 2017. Situated in the heart of Gujarat There are hundreds of temples, mosques and other pilgrim spots in the city. Among all, one spot glaringly draws our attention, which is none other than Sabarmati Ashram. Ahmedabad is located at approx 27km from state capital Gandhinagar, 214km from Rajkot, 112km from Vadodara, 267km from Surat, 531km from Surat, 657km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Laxmi Vilas Palace (5 out of 7 places to visit in Vadodara)

Laxmi Vilas Palace located in Vadodara is private residence of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, designed in Indo-Saracenic style is a most popular tourist destination in Gujarat, India. Laxmi Vilas Palace is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. Only certain areas are open to public as the descendants of the royal family of Baroda still reside here. is located at approx 152km from Surat, 132km form state capital Gandhinagar.

Palitana Temples, Palitana, Bhavnagar (6 out of 7 places to visit in Bhavnagar)

Palitana Temples is a largest cluster of Jain temples located on Shatrunjaya hill near Palitana city in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, India. This site on Shatrunjaya hill is considered sacred by Svetambara Jains. It is said that 23 of 24 Jain Tirthankaras (except Neminatha) sanctified the hill by their visits. The main temple at the top of the hill is dedicated to the 1st tirthankar, Lord Adinath (Rishibdeva). These temples are built by different generations of Jains over a period of 900 years. Palitana Temples hill top is located at approx 12km from Palitana, 64km from Bhavnagar, 170km from Rajkot, 246km from Gandhinagar.

Rani Ki Vav or The Queens Stepwell, Queens Stepwell, Patan (7 out of 7 places to visit in Patan)

Rani ki Vav is a stepwell located in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India. It was added to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014. It is located on the banks of Saraswati river was initially built as a memorial to a king in the 11th century AD. Stepwells are a distinctive form of subterranean water resource and storage systems on the Indian subcontinent, and have been constructed since the 3rd millennium BC. Designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water, it is divided into seven levels of stairs with sculptural panels of high artistic quality; more than 500 principle sculptures and over a thousand minor ones combine religious, mythological and secular imagery, often referencing literary works. Rani Ki Vav is located at approx 3km from Patan, 113km form state capital Gandhinagar, 127km from Ahmedabad, 263km from Rajkot, 657km form Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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