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Gujarat

Gujarat within area of 75,000 square miles and population of 60 million approximately is bordered by Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Arabian Sea and international boundary of Pakistan. This state has a capital planned city named Gandhi Nagar. Narmada, Tapei, Sabarmati are three major rivers. The major religions are Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism and Christianity. Gujarat contributes to some of the largest business in India, also agricultural produce including cotton, groundnuts, sugarcane.

There are many oil refineries and manufacturing units of big corporate like Tata Nano. Major cities of Gujarat are Ahmadabad, Surat, Vadodra and Rajkot. Surat is one of the fastest growing city of India and also known as the cultural city of the state. Major languages are Gujarat, Urdu and English. Gujarati Cuisines are one of the healthiest cuisines in India. This state also has a Guajarati film industry.

It is more of a business oriented state having its own folk music sugam sangeet. This state is of great interest to paleontologists. After bones of dinosaurs were discovered recently. The North of Gujarat is primarily occupied by Rann of Kutch which is a dry land absolutely plain without any vegetation. Rann of Kutch is dried and scrouched landscape which extent till Rajasthan and Pakistan. The tourist attraction is the fabulous kite festival, tents, bike marathon, camel riding and races. The local folk song along with local dance enjoyed throughout the year. The main business cities are Surat and Ahmadabad. Textile factory are numerous in Surat and Ahmadabad has many traders.

Gujarat is a good site for investment. Except Africa, Gujarat, India is the only home for lions. Many national parks and wild life reserves are also there, like Gir forest National Park, Blackbuck National Park, Marine National Park, Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, Porbandar Bird Sanctuary includes 21 sanctuaries in total. The only hill station in the State is Saputara. Gujarat also has museums like Baroda Museums and picture gallery, Kutch Museum and Sabarmati Ashram related to Mahatma Gandhi. The palaces are Lakshmi Villas Palace, etc.

Religious sites contribute to the State tourism and which includes temples like Somnath, Palitana, Sun Temple, Dwarakadheesh and holy mosque like Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and Jama Masjid Mosque. The major fairs and festivals are Maha Shivaratri, Tarnetar Fair and Ambaji Fair. The State has 17 airports including Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport in Ahmadabad. The city has well connected BRT bus system.

The State has 6 ports including Kandla Port, one of the largest ports serving Western India. The main attraction of Gujarat are:

* Rann of Kutch Camping
* Temples of Gujarat
* Amitabh Bachchan Promoting Gujarat
* Navaratri Celebration
* Gujarat Tourist Destinations
* Gir Lions