Gujarat, India’s westernmost state, has varied terrain and numerous sacred sites. In its urban center of Ahmedabad is the Calico Museum of Textiles, displaying antique and modern Indian fabrics.
Gujarat today offers a wide range of the most spectacular attractions – which includes breathtaking locations and scenic landscapes. Gujarat is also a melting pot of several civilizations resulting in a vibrant culture and a rich heritage. Gujarat is home to the unique with its exceptional archeological sites, several architectural marvels and witnesses of its glorious history and pilgrim centers for many faiths. Finally, it is also the land of several mythological and historical figures like the legendary Krishna and Mahatma Gandhi the apostle of non-violence.
Aavo Padharo, words of welcome in the language of Gujarat because it is here that these words ring truly and the guest is ‘God’ and the people of Gujarat are gregariously friendly, inviting and will entice you to come again and again.
Stretches out into the Arabian Sea, with a hint of the desert and with a coastline of 1666 kms long is Gujarat – the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation. It is renowned for its beaches, temple towns and historic capitals. Wildlife sanctuaries, hill resorts and natural grandeur are gifts of Gujarat. Sculpture, handicrafts, arts, festivals also make the state rich.
Tarnetar Mela is one of the most peculiar tribal fairs in India, and is held every year in the village of Tarnetar, in Gujarat. It is a very fascinating fair in the sense that it is one of the largest “marriage marts” where tribal men come to the fair dressed appropriately along with a custom handmade umbrella with beautiful embroideries.
Tribal women folk choose their husband on the basis of the umbrella that they find most beautiful. Besides this, there is performances of folk music and dance for entertainment.