Gujarat is a gold mine for iconic and legendary historical sites that dot the entire state. From temples and shrines to national parks and historical sites Gujarati landscape is dotted with these remarkable places of tourist attractions. The bygone rulers of Gujarat were always interested in showcasing their amazing skills, intricate designs and remarkable architectural brilliance.
From the stepwells to palaces every legendary historical attraction here is an experience of a lifetime. Browse our meticulously designed Bhuj tour package and get the chance to explore attractions of this state.
Here are some amazing and memorable historical places that guarantees a wonderful experience:
Aina Mahal (Bhuj)
This majestic palace is located right next to Prag Mahal and was built by Rao Lakhpati of the state of Cutch. The most unique thing about this palace is that it is designed in local style and design while decorating it with European features of mirrors, tiles, stained glasses etc. it also houses an intricately created court and marriage hall.
Inside the mahal you can check out the old timey clocks, mechanical toys, paintings and pictures. An overall amount of 80 lakh was spent on making this palace with the chief architect being Ram Singh Malam. This is a 2 storied mansion which is made out of stone and wood carvings separated by gilded floors. The palace represents the beautiful marriage of European and local styles which forms an opulent vibe here.
Sun temple Modhera (Mehsana)
As the name suggests this temple is dedicated to the sun deity and is perched peacefully on the banks of the holy river of Pushpavati . The temple does not hold any puja rituals but is now a protected site maintained by the archaeological survey of India or ASI.
Constructed right after 1026 – 27 century during the reign of the kings of chalukya dynasty the temple complex comprises of 3 main components – Gudhamandapa, shrine hall, sabha mandapa, the assembly hall and a kund or a reservoir. The best part is that the halls and pillars are filled with deeply intricate works of designs and architecture. This place is the prime location for the 3 days of modehra dance festival which elegantly showcases the Gujarati culture and traditions.
Rani Ki Vav (Patan)
Built by Udayamati in memory of her late husband king bhimdev 1 in 1063 AD, this incredible step well is truly a work of art. The water in this stepwell is believed to have been fed by river saraswati. Located in Patan the magnificently carved out vav is a UNESCO world heritage site whose artistry is appreciated by people from all over the world.
The rich displays of elegant, intricate and opulent work of designs is something that speaks very highly of the masterful creativity of the people who used to reside here. the stepwell is still visited by people interested in knowing more about the culture, history or are just looking to explore some hidden treasures in Gujarat.
Daman fort (daman)
Deemed for being one of the most popular tourist attractions in Daman, this place is characterised by the eminent presence of a dreamy ambience. The construction of this fort is credited to the Portuguese and is visited by several tourists from all over the world.
The lighthouse which is situated within its boundaries is also a remarkable feature further beautifies the place. The construction of this building dates back to 1559 AD on top of an area which was used as a muslim bastion site. By the arrival of the Portuguese the muslim citadel was subjugated and the current fort was established.
Old fort (Surat)
Also referred to as Surat castle the immaculate castle is a 16th century structure which was built by the Ahmedabad king sultan Mahmood the 3rd. the castle remains open from 10 am to 6 pm and is the ideal place to explore with your family and kids. you can walk down the long and narrow alley ways and re imagine the whole scenario during that time when the fort must have been active.
You will also get to know more about some history of this place here. the entire site is very well maintained and remains thronged by visitors all year long. On display here are the trading maps and routes that were used by the sailors then.
Vijaya Vilas Palace (Mandvi)
This opulent and elegant looking palace was built by Rao Vijayraj ji in 1929 and adorns on the banks of Mandvi beach. The place used to serve as the summer palace getaway for the Jadeja rulers belonging to the Kutch province.
This is probably among one of the most relevant and important historical sites in India and depicts a remarkable architectural work of art with its ornate doors, delicately carved pillar and immaculate decorations. The palace area pans out over an astounding region which is lush green and consists of several other elements which makes a visit here memorable.
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