10 Best Places to Visit in Gujarat 2019 (with Photos & Reviews)

Are you planning to visit Gujarat but you do not know where to start? Do not worry. Here is a list of some of the best places to visit in Gujarat:

Wild Ass Sanctuary
If you happen to be an animal lover, this is best place to start. Located in Little Run of Kutch, the Wild Ass Sanctuary is the only home to wild ass in India. There are 32 other types of mammals in the sanctuary including Chinkara ( Indian Gazelle), Striped Hyenas, Jackals, Caracals, Indian Wolves, Backbucks, Nilgais among others.

Uparkot Fort, Junagadh
Built in 319BC, Uparkot Fort lies right in the heart of Junagadh city. It was built by Chandragupta Maurya who was the founder of Maurya Empire. It has witnessed chivalry among kings and seen bloodshed, but still stands firm to protect the city. Inside the Fort there is Jumma Masjid, Buddhist caves, step well and deep moats of 300 feet. Uparkot Fort if the best destination for those who fancy architecture and design.

Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups.
This is a three-tiered monument used as monk quarters. The three different rooms are Khapra Kodiya Caves, Baba Pyare Caves and Uparkot Caves. Curved out of monolithic rock, they are believed to have been created in the reign of Emperor Ashoka 2000 years ago. They are regarded as the earliest monastic settlements in the area.

Marine National Park, Jamnagar
This is the only place in India where you do not have to dive in water in order to see coral reefs coral reefs of different shapes and sizes. The National Park boasts of some of the finest unique marine species like sponges, sea cucumbers, starfishes, puffer fishes, sea horses, and huge green sea turtles. You can also find birds like flamingoes, seagulls and cranes. Dreamy beaches, clear water and picturesque are all calming pleasures of the Marine National Park on the Western edges of Gujarat.

Adalaj Stepwell Tours
Located in the village of Adjalaj, this Hindu water building was constructed in 1499 and goes five stories deep. It was built for Queen Rani Roopba by a Muslim king. It serves as a destination for saints and holy pilgrims, and also as a drought relief. It was once a site for brightly coloured festivals and holy rituals. If you are looking for the best places to visit in Gujarat, this top religious attraction site must not miss in your list.

Modhera Sun Temple Tours
King Bhimdev I commissioned the building of the Modhera Sun Temple in 1026, as a dedication to the Hindu diety Surya, God of the Sun. The Sun Temple was built with three axially-aligned elements, a stepwell, a sanctum to house an idol of the Sun God and an assembly hall. It lies on the banks of Pushpavati River. The assembly hall, Sabha Mandap, is made up of 52 pillars that are intricately curved to depict scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana.

These six destinations are must-visit places for anyone longing to explore Gujarat