Since the beginning of time Gujarat has been the witness to the march of
civilization. From the early river valley civilizations, to the golden age of
Indian history Gujarat has been home to a multitude of cultures. At the cross
roads of the 21st century the land of Krishna and Gandhi continues its
unrelenting march into newer areas like technology, infrastructure development
and a system of open governance.
Where azure seas meet sparkling sands, blushing sunsets embrace rosy dawns. The jungles are verdant, lush and green, where lions prowl and flamingoes preen. Marble temples white and pure, reflect the glory of the days of yore. Age-old palaces browned in the sun and water parks for a day of fun. Here tribal life is a celebration, of music, dance and multicolored traditions. This land that promises to capture the canvas of your imagination invites you to discover its many colors and revel in them.
Named after Sultan Ahmad Shah who founded it in 1411 AD, this city has developed into a leading industrial centre. The monuments are a synthesis of Muslim and Hindu brought about by the joint endeavors of Muslim Kings and Hindu artisans.
Located 87 Kms from Ahmedabad, is a place of tremendous archaeological significance. Excavations have uncovered a planned city of the Harappan civilization of the 2nd millennium B.C. with an intricate underground drainage system. An on-site museum displays beads, bangles, painted bowls, goblets, jars, terracotta toys and ivory and shell objects which were unearthed during the excavations
The historical city of Baroda is often referred as Vadodara- the place of
Banyan tree. Prior to independence, it was the capital of princely Gaekwad
State that gave rise to the great rulers like Maharaja Sayaji Rao III. He gave
a distinct look to the city and today it is reputed as a pleasant city that
offers some interesting museums and art galleries. Its also known for its
university and its faculty of fine arts, An institution which has been
responsible for the emergence of the vadodara School of contemporary Indian
painting and as a thriving industrial Centre.