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Bird Sancturies in Gujarat
BIRD SANCTUARY IN GUJARAT
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Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 October 2009 07:21

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary- Ahmedabad

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A black tailed godwit gracefully descends upon the tranquil water, flutters its wings and sails on. A small, brown and white wader with a slightly up curved bill, the bird has traveled 3500 kms from its nesting ground in Central Europe to spend the winter at Nalsarovar in Gujarat!.Clouds upon clouds of more than 200 types of birds land in this lake having made an equally long journey to escape the harsh winter of their nesting areas. Here they find food and warmth. These migrant birds visit Nalsarovar every year from November to February. During these four months water is plentiful and fish, insects and aquatic plants abound in the lake - an ideal environment for the birds. Nalsarovar at this time is a birdwatcher's delight.

 

When food and water are scarce in Nalsarovar, some birds go away for short periods to nearby areas and return to the lake after monsoon to a feast of fish and insects. These are the resident birds. The lake - Nalsarovar - and the wetlands around it were declared a bird sanctuary in 1969. Spread over 120 sq.kms, the lake and the extensive reed beds and marshes are an ideal habitat for aquatic plants and animals. The lake attracts a large variety of birds like plovers, sandpipers and stints.

The Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary in Ahmedabad is indeed a coveted locale for the bird enthusiasts from every corner of the country as well as from foreign turfs. Situated at a distance of approximate 54 kilometers from Ahmedabad, the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary in Ahmedabad experiences extreme fluctuations in the temperature around the year.Like, the temperature hovers around 31 degree centigrade mark in the months of March and an average of 11 degree centigrade value is recorded in the bitter cold months of January. The Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary in Ahmedabad also gets gorged by water in the monsoon season.

Here you will see Kingfishers. Egrets, Darters, Storks and Cormorants spear or catch fish with their dagger shaped beaks. You will also get to see jacanas, moorhens, coots, grebes and ducks feeding mainly on plants, straining water from their specially designed beaks and keeping the food in. You will see the flamingos using their bug necks and legs to probe the waters and snipes and godwits probing into mud for food with their long bills. Visitors are also ferried in small boats to experience a sunrise or a sunset while gliding gently through the silent waters, with birds silhouetted in the golden orange glow will lift any sagging spirits.

Location info:

Address:Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary ,Ahmedabad,Gujarat,India
District: Ahmedabad
Nearest City:Ahmedabad
Best time to visit: October to March

Climate/Weather:

Summers are extremely hot and harsh and at times the temperature shoots to as high as 46°C.Winter temperature shoots to as low as Minimum: 15 °C

History:

Lying at a stretch of 70 km from Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary is basically a natural lake that makes an excellent excursion. Spread over an area of 116 sq. km, it is well known for the vivid birds that migrate from Siberia. Bird sanctuary Nal Sarovar serves as an oasis of serenity in the midst of hustle bustle of city life. Flocks of birds, consisting of flamingos, ducks, geese and pelicans, visit this Lake. Read on to know more about Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary in India…

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Interesting things to Visit:

Birds Paradise:
As aforementioned, Nal Sarovar has plentiful bird species that includes local, migratory and some of the endangered species. You can find here birds like white storks, Brahmany duck from Tibet and several other species of ducks, saras cranes, avocets, heron curlews, pelicans, swallows, fishing eagles, several species of pigeons, spoonbill, fishing eagles, flamingoes, kingfisher and so on! Even predators like hawks, sparrow hawks, eagles and many more can also be seen in the sanctuary!

  • Rosy Pelicans
  • Geese
  • Cranes
  • Flamingos
  • White storks
  • Brahmani duck
  • Ibises
  • Spoonbill
  • Wading Birds
  • Swallows
  • Fishing Eagles
  • Osprey
  • Harriers
  • Saras Cranes
  • Herons
  • Avocets
  • Curlews

Unlimited Wildlife:
Apart from birds, you can find here several other wildlife creatures as well. Several species of wild asses and blackbuck can be seen in the sanctuary! In addition, here are some of the rare plant species that especially grow in the wetlands of Nal Sarovar. The lake has several species water creatures like fish and crabs as well.

To put in, Nal Saorovar bird sanctuary makes a delightful tourist destination. Modern facilties like boats in the sanctuary and easy availability of transportation mediums make this park simply the best.

lake:
The islands of the lake are mainly inhabited by Bharwad shepherds. The Padhars inhabit the banks. They are excellent folk dancers, artisans and boatmen. The Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary Ahmedabad offers a horde of recreational activities. You can go for a country boat ride for bird viewing. You can also enjoy picnics at the shacks on the islands. The KP farm at Sanand inside the park offers good lunch options, has a swimming pool, children's amusement park and a host of other facilities. There is also the Goyal Water Park. You can also go for angling, boating and camping. Some animal rides are also offered at the sanctuary.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Viramgam Railway station at 40 kms
Nearest Airport:Ahmedabad airport at 64 kms
Road Transport:The Nearest bus station are at Ahmedabad (64kms), Viramgam (40 kms) and Sanand (42 kms).

Nearest Visiting places:

Lothal:
Situated at a distance of 80 kms from Ahmedabad, Lothal city is one of the well known cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. The origin and history of Lothal can be dated back to 2400 BC. Lothal in Gujarat is one of the primary sites of archaeology.

 

Modhera Sun Temple:
Situated at a distance of 102 kms from Ahmedabad on the bank of the river Pushpavati, the Modhera sun temple was constructed in the year 1026 AD. It was established by the King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty in the dedication of Lord Surya. It is one of the finest architectures of the eleventh century. One of the best features of the temple consists of the carved torana arches.

Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary:
Lying at a distance of 93 kms from the Ahmedabad city in the state of Gujarat, Rann of Kutch wildlife sanctuary is one of the largest sanctuaries in the entire country. Covering an area of 4950 sq ft, it is famous for its attractive chestnut brown Asiatic (Wild ass), a species of wild horses. It is also the natural habitat of wolf, blue bull, gazelle, jungle cat, Indian foxes, jackal and hare.

Shanku Water Park:
Lying at a distance of 60 km from Ahmedabad at Mehsana Highway, Shanku Water Park is the first water park of the country. When this amusement park was opened for public use, it was like a pleasant surprise for the kids. The park offers excellent rides for children as well as kids, which ranges from lazy river to the thrilling tunnels .

Bhadra Fort:
Dedicated to Goddess Bhadra kali the Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza, Ahmedabad is one of the most ancient monuments in the city of Ahmedabad. It was Sultan Ahmad Shah who constructed the Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza, Ahmedabad. One of the historical monuments the Teen Darwaza was a royal entrance while the Bhadra Fort was named so because it was built in the name of Goddess Bhadra Kali in Ahmedabad in Gujarat in India. It is believed that the Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaza was built in the 15th century. Built by Shah Alam it still recalls the grandeur of yesteryears. From large halls to the royal interiors everything reflects a vintage charm and medieval aura.

Mata Bhavani’s Well:
Situated in the heart of the bustling city of Ahmedabad in India, the Mata Bhavani’s Well is one of the earliest step wells in the region. The Mata Bhavani’s Well, Ahmedabad derives its name from the Bhavani Mata’s shrine which attracts tourists from all over. According to the popular belief and also according to historians Mata Bhavani’s Well, Ahmedabad belongs to the 11th century while the temple of Mata Bhavani was constructed in the later years.Mata Bhavani’s Well, Ahmedabad is one of the important tourist attractions of Ahmedabad. The Mata Bhavani’s Well, Ahmedabad is one of the longest wells that ends projecting towards and east and west. On the eastern side there is an entrance. The staircase to the Mata Bhavani’s Well, Ahmedabad descends to the east end and there is a circular shaft. In the earlier times, water in the shaft was brought up by the cows and used for irrigation.

Shaking Minarets:
The Shaking Minarets, Ahmedabad or the Jhulta Minar is one of the most unique monuments in Ahmedabad. Located in Siddi Bashir’s Mosque near the Sarangpur gate this is one of the beautiful tourist places in the city. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Shaking Minarets, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.History says that a slave of Sultan Siddi Bashir constructed the Siddi Bashir’s Mosque and the minarets in the year 1461. Though there a number of myths surrounding the Jhulta Minar or the Shaking Minarets, Ahmedabad yet according to popular belief it was done to avoid the earthquakes. It is said that a European Sanskrit scholar, Monier M Williams noticed that the minarets are shaking. So this led to the name of Shaking Minarets or Jhulta Minar.

Calico Museum of Textiles:
ntricate design, exquisite artwork and beautifully hand woven fabrics are the major attraction of the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad. From the finest of prints to the best of designs, Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad is has an excellent collection of fabrics dating from 17th century. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.Established in the year 1949, the Calico Museum of Textiles is one of the unique museums in Ahmedabad. One of the major tourist attractions of Ahmedabad in India, it is considered to be the ideal destination which houses a rare collection of fabrics from different regions of India. The brainchild of the Sarabhai it houses fabrics and textiles of 17th century. Originally it was housed inside the Calico Mills and then with the rising number of collectibles it was shifted to Sarabhai House and named as Calico Museum of Textiles.

Kite Museum:
One of the most unique Museums in Ahmedabad is the Kite Museum. The Kite Museum, Ahmedabad is located in Sanskar Kendra. This museum in Ahmedabad houses an extraordinary collection of rare kites built over 50 years by a man called Bhanubhai Shah. From kites that have been crafted from 400 pieces of paper to the different kites of unique colors, the Kite Museum, Ahmedabad is one of the major tourist attractions of Ahmedabad. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Kite Museum, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.The Kite Museum, Ahmedabad is the brainchild of Bhanubhai Shah. For 50 years Bhanubhai Shah has carefully treasured these uniquely crafted kites. From colorful to large sizes, these kites not only were meant to adorn the blue sky but stands out as an example of rare collectibles. In the Kite Museum, Ahmedabad one can get a glimpse of huge kites which are 22 by 16 feet to some of the smallest kites as well.

NC Mehta Gallery:
Amongst the Museums in Ahmedabad the NC Mehta Gallery, Ahmedabad is one of the most important tourist places. Tourists from all over visit the NC Mehta Gallery, Ahmedabad to get a glimpse of its exclusive range of miniature paintings that attract tourists from all over. Indianholiday.com offers online information on NC Mehta Gallery, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.The NC Mehta Gallery, Ahmedabad was designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier. This is one of the museums in Ahmedabad in Gujarat in India, which houses an exclusive range of miniature paintings which attract tourists from all over. The NC Mehta Gallery, Ahmedabad located near the Gujarat University is famous for its collection of miniature. Collected from various parts of India, these miniature paintings attract tourists from all over.

Ahmed Shah’s Mosque:
Ahmedabad is the largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat, the most industrialized state in India. The Ahmedabad city is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad was founded in 1411 to serve as the capital of the Sultanate of Gujarat, Sultan Ahmed Shah who also gave his name to the city. Ahmed Shah’s Mosque, Ahmedabad is one of the most famous holy places in Ahmedabad. Ahmed Shah was a sultan of Gujarat's ruling Muzaffarid dynasty. He ruled from 1411 until his death in 1442 and founded the city of Ahmedabad and established it as his capital.Ahmed Shah’s Mosque Ahmedabad In India was established almost simultaneously with the city. The mosque was built in 1414, three years after the establishment of the city. The mosque was built on the site of a Hindu temple which was devastated and parts of which was incorporated into the structure of the mosque itself.

Raj Babri Mosque:
The Raj Babri Mosque Ahmedabad is one of the most important monuments in Ahmedabad. The Raj Babri Mosque and the Sidi Bashir Mosque stands out among all other mosques in Amedabad, with their shaking minarets.The shaking minarets are the most important feature of these mosques. Outside Ahmedabad, the only place where the shaking minarets are to be found is at Isfahan in Iran where they are called Monar Jonban (shaking minarets) with almost the same properties.

The Raj Babri Mosque Ahmedabad in India was built around the 15th century. The mosque had two shaking minarets in the beginning, but later, the British, who wanted to study the architecture and construction tactic of the minarets and pulled one of them down. But sadly the minaret could not be pulled together again.Most of the mosques in Ahmedabad were built during the 14th and 15th century; mostly during the rule of King Ahmed Shah, who founded and gave his name to the city of Ahmedabad.

Rani Sipri’s:
Rani Sipris’s Mosque Ahmedabad, along with Rani Rupmati’s Mosque is in a league of its own. Rani Sipri’s Mosque Ahmedabad in India with its exquisite architecture and interesting history, is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ahmedabad besides being one of the prominent and well revered pilgrimages among the local Muslims. Thus, the mosque is one of the important holy places in Ahmedabad.Rani Sipri was one of the Hindu queens of the king of Ahmedabad. The Rani Sipri’s Mosque was commissioned by Rani Sipri of Ahmedabad and speaks volumes of the inter-religious marriage trend that became quite popular among the Indian royalty, to facilitate political alliance. The mosque is believed to have been built in 1514 AD by Rani Sipri, wife of Mehmud Begada who executed their son for a misdemeanor. The Mughal sultanate had under its rule a number of smaller local sultanates ruled by Muslim rulers.

Sidi Sayiad’s:
The Sidi Saiyyed mosque Ahmedabad, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. Known for its intricate jails, the Sidi Sayiad’s Mosque Ahmedabad In India, makes a travel to Ahmedabad a worthwhile endeavor. The Sidi Saiyad Mosque is also one of the holy places in Ahmedabad.The Sidi Sayiad’s Mosque was built in 1573 by Sidi Saiyyed, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. The mosque was built in the last year of the Sultanate of Gujarat and is now one of the most famous monuments in Ahmedabad.The mosque is entirely arched and has ten screen windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches.

The twin windows of pierced stone are carved in style of a tree with palm leaves and curved tendrils. These screens are framed in ten semi-circular windows. This mosque is a superb and peerless example of delicate carving that transforms stone into filigree. The beautiful carved stone windows depict the intricate intertwining of the branches of a tree. This intricately carved stone window is called the Sidi Saiyyed Jali. Wooden models of these windows, which are a fine example of Indo-Sarcenic architecture, are kept in the New York and Kensington museums.

Dada Hari Vav:
Built in the year 1501, Dada Hari Vav, Ahmedabad is one of the finest step wells in Ahmedabad which is also one of the important tourist places in the city. Built as a resting place for the travelers, Dada Hari Vav, Ahmedabad attracts tourists from all over. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Dada Hari Vav, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.Constructed during the rule of Mehmud Begda in the year 1501, Dada Hari Vav, Ahmedabad is one of the intricately designed spacious step wells in Ahmedabad. Just behind the tomb of Dada Hari it is one of the most exquisitely crafted step wells in the city of Ahmedabad in India. The Dada Hari Vav, Ahmedabad was built in that period for Bai Harir Sultani who was the superintendent of the royal harem. The main reason for constructing the Dada Hari Vav, Ahmedabad was to provide a cool resting place for the travelers.

Sabarmati Ashram:
Nestled on the banks of the Sabarmati River, the Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Considered to be one of the nerve centers of Indian political struggle during the pre independence period, the Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad is one of the most important destinations in India. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.The Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad was the center of many events that played a major role in Indian independence. Mahatma Gandhi made Sabarmati Ashram his home on 12th March 1930 and from here he sowed the seeds of non violent revolution in the heart of millions of Indians. Mahatma Gandhi preferred this serene location on the banks of the Sabarmati River for a number of reasons. This is one of the important monuments in Ahmedabad.

Firstly he felt it was his homeland and secondly Gujarat was the home of wealthy merchants who would be able to contribute in the freedom struggle. On the other side of the Sabarmati River were the iron gates of the Prison while on the other shores Gandhiji sowed the seeds of freedom through non violence.

Tomb of Ahmed Shah:
The founder of Ahmedabad in Gujarat in India is Ahmed Shah. In Ahmedabad near the Jama Masjid lies the Tomb of Ahmed Shah. The architectural extravagance and exquisite artwork makes the Tomb of Ahmed Shah, Ahmedabad simply a class apart. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Tomb of Ahmed Shah, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.

Just on the eastern Gate of Jama Masjid stands the beautifully crafted Tomb of Ahmed Shah, Ahmedabad. From latticed windows to the intricately designed Islamic inscription, the Tomb of Ahmed Shah attracts tourists from all over. The cenotaphs of his son and grandson can also be seen in Tomb of Ahmed Shah, Ahmedabad. This is one of the beautiful monuments in Ahmedabad.Ahmed Shah built Ahmedabad in 1411 and from then the name of Ahmed Shah is closely related to this beautiful city in Western India. Ahmed Shah was the ruler of Muzzafarid Dynasty and ruled in Gujarat from 1411 to 1442 and he founded the city of Ahmedabad and established it as his capital. During his rule Ahmedabad became one of the most prosperous cities in Western India.

City Museum:
The City Museum, Ahmedabad is in the Sanskar Kendra building which is one of the finest museums in Ahmedabad. Located in the heart of the city, the building was built by the well known French architect Le Corbusier. The City Museum attracts tourists from all over. Indianholiday.com offers online information on City Museum, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.One of the major tourist attractions of Ahmedabad is the City Museum, Ahmedabad. One of the important places in the city it showcases the important aspects, achievements and pride of a city called Ahmedabad. On 5th April, 2000, the City Museum, Ahmedabad was established. Also known as Atit Ki Jhanki it means a window to Ahmedabad’s past. Inaugurated by Mr. Kailashnathan, the City Museum, Ahmedabad is governed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Commission.

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum:
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad is one of the most beautiful museums in Ahmedabad. From printed books to manuscripts based on different religions, the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad is simply a treasure trove for bibliophiles. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.Established by Muni Shri Punyavijayji and Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad houses a rare collection of books and manuscripts. The library was established in the year 1984 and has an excellent collection of miniature paintings, cloth paintings, stone sculptures, terracottas, bronzes, textiles, wood work, metal sculptures, coins and various paintings of Tagore and artwork of Nepal and Tibet.

Shreyas Folk Museum:
Amongst the museums in Ahmedabad the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad is one of the informative and educational museums located close to the suburbs of Ambavadi near Sabarmati. This museum displays the colorful and traditional folk arts of Gujarat. From textile and clothing to the decorative collectibles, the Shreyas Folk Museum brings out the traditional rustic flavor and cultural heritage of Gujarat. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.Situated in the Shreyas Tekra hill near Ambavadi, the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad is named after the Shreyas Tekra hill. An exclusive collection of folk arts and other collectibles makes the museum one of the major tourist attractions of Ahmedabad. Tourists interested in folk art must plan a trip to the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad.

Hathee Singh Temple:
The Hathee Singh temple Ahmedabad is a very famous Jain temple; one of the most popular Jain temples in Ahmedabad. The temple has been named after its founder Seth Hathee Singh, a prosperous Jain merchant, and is now one of the well known holy places in Ahmedabad.The Hathee Singh Temple is an architectural marvel in white marble. Hathee Singh Jain temple is a double storied construction that has a dome on the front side. The other two sides of the temple consist of lavishly carved out galleries. The Hathee Singh Temple Ahmedabad is one of the most beautiful Jain temples in Ahmedabad Gujarat and follows the typical Jain temple architecture commonly to be seen in the temples of Dilwara and Ranakpur in the neighboring state of Rajasthan.

Rani Rupmati’s Mosque:
Rani Rupmati was one of the Hindu queens of the emperor, who like many Mughal and Muslim rulers, married into the Rajput and local Hindu royal families. This was a practice common then among Muslims and Rajput rulers, to facilitate political aliances. However, many o these Hindu queens often retained much of their ancestral norms and rites, and some of the more fortunate ones, like Jodhabai, the queen of Emperor Akbar, even got to practice their own religion without having to go through a conversion.The mosques and monuments commissioned by these queens however, displayed a unique blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Rani Rupmati’s Mosque is also an instance of the same cultural tradition.Ahmedabad boasts of an array of outstanding monuments that in some ways outshine even those of the Mughals. Remarkable for their ornate three-dimensional decoration these monuments show distinct influences of Hindu and Jain architecture. These monuments seamlessly incorporate motifs considered traditionally auspicious by the Hindus. Motifs like the Jain 'lamp of knowledge' and the 'kalpalata' (wish-fulfillment creeper) and the 'kalpavriksha' symbolizing fecundity and prosperity are commonly to be seen.

Sidi Bashir Mosque:
The Sidi Bashir Mosque Ahmedabad is one of the most interesting and unconventional mosques of Ahmedabad- an architectural wonder. The Sidi Bashir Mosque Ahmedabad in India is famous for its shaking minarets and is thus one of the most well known holy places in Ahmedabad.According to popular belief, the Sidi Bashir mosque was constructed by Sidi Bashir, a slave to the Sultan Ahmed Shah, the founder of the Ahmedabad City. Another view conflicting to this story says that the mosque was built by Malik Sarang, a noble in the court of Muhammed Begada, another Sultan of Gujarat. The construction of the Sidi Bashir Mosque was completed in 1452.

Swami Narayan Temple:
Situated at Kalupur in Ahmedabad, the Swami Narayan Temple, Ahmedabad is one of the most important temples in Gujarat and world over. Considered to be one of the famous holy places in Ahmedabad, the Swami Narayan Temple, Ahmedabad is a major attraction for pilgrims, devotees and tourists from all over. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Swami Narayan Temple, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.Situated at Kalupur in Ahmedabad, the Swami Narayan Temple, Ahmedabad is one of the most important temples in Gujarat and world over. Considered to be one of the famous holy places in Ahmedabad, the Swami Narayan Temple, Ahmedabad is a major attraction for pilgrims, devotees and tourists from all over. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Swami Narayan Temple, Ahmedabad and other tourist attractions of Gujarat and other parts of India.

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Mandvi was earlier popular as the Paris of Kutch. This is because the Maharajas of Kutch made this place their summer resort because of its pleasant climate. With its rich traditional history a tour to Mandvi is a must on your visit to the forts and monuments in Gujarat. The Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi is one of the best examples of the city glamorous historical background.The Vijay Vilas Palace rises from a multi acre estate along the coast near the town. This palace of His Highness Maharao Vijay Singhji who ruled over Kutch in the 1940s is an eclectic blend of architectural styles. Umbrella domes like those seen in palaces of Bengal cupolas that would not look out of place in Mughal buildings jarokhas and cusp arches like those seen in Rajput palaces of Rajasthan, Victorian Gothic arches and classical columns make up the ensemble. Yet the architects were skilled enough to make the entire complex look harmonious....more
Tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba
he tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba in Lakhpat is amongst the best tourist attractions in Gujarat, India. The town of Lakhpat is at a distance of 151 km from the Bhuj airport. The town has an amazing landscape. It is also known for its rich historical splendors, which you can see in the form of old temples, gurudwaras and mosques. The tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba is very famous and attracts a lot of tourists.From the vantage point on the wall of the tomb, a breathtaking view of the sea and the Rann of Kutch can be enjoyed. The town of Lakhpat is now deserted and uninhabited. Amongst the ruins of the town, the one that stands prominent is the Gurudwara or the holy shrine of the Sikhs. The tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba is about 200 years old. It is a gigantic tomb that still stands to narrate stories from the bygone era....more
Kutch Museums
Kutch Museum, formerly known as the Fergusson Museum, is situated in the ancient city of Bhuj, in Kutch , it is the oldest of its kind in Gujarat. The museum, constructed in the Italian Gothic style, is located in the picturesque surroundings on the bank of Hamirsar Lake just opposite to the Nazar Bagh Garden.The Kachchh Museum in Bhuj, India, is one of the famous Tourist Attractions in Bhuj. Built during the period of British Rule in India, the Museum of Kachchh in Bhuj is the most significant among all other Museums in Bhuj as it displays the articles that take the visitors to those ages to which they belonged....more
Folk Museum Bhuj
The Folk Museum in Bhuj, India, is also known as Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan, Bhuj.This museum has an interesting collection of artifacts including textiles which are displayed at typical village habitat. The Bhuj area has tribal people namely the Rabaries,Jats and Ahir to name a few. Therefore the museum here is rich in folk culture and art and is a must see.One of the chief attractions of Folk Museum, Bhuj which you will hardly find in any of the other Museums in Bhuj, is a rare fossil of a Crocodilian which is which is an extinct species of the crocodile of the modern age. This creature was double the size of a crocodile of today measuring as much as 9 meters as compared to the modern species which measures only 3 to 4 meters in length.Apart from this, a wide range of textiles and artifacts belonging to the members of the royal families of Bhuj have been elaborately displayed in Folk Museum, Bhuj. These timeless items have become hallmark of the glorious past when Bhuj was under the rule of the Rajputs. The private collections of the rulers arouse interest and amazement among visitors of all ages. The Museum also houses models of villages of this part of the world....more
Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat has vast area of sun baked mud flats that are salt impregnated. Some of the area around Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat have small patches of uplands and the hilly islands of the sanctuary are called bets. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary has marine calcareous grit and oyster bed in the shore bordering the Arabian sea.Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat houses some of the rare wild animals like striped hyena, porcupine, fox, small Indian civet, Indian pangolin and a large number of reptiles. You will find both venomous and non venomous snakes, monitor lizards, star tortoise in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary at Gujarat. Some of the rare species of birds are found in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary at Gujarat.....more
Narayan Sarovar Sancuary
Located about only 2 kms away from the Kutch district in Gujarat, the Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary is considered as one of the most unique wildlife sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is also known as the Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary and is mainly dedicated at preserving and conserving the endangered species of Chinkara or the Indian Gazelle. The sanctuary was established in April, 1981 and has been holding a special place among the nature lovers all over the world, since then.It covers a huge area of 444 sq. km.The Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary has a unique eco-system. A part of the sanctuary is a seasonal wetland in the arid zone that play mother to 15 threatened wildlife species.....more

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir
The temple will have an easy access by public transport and will serve as a permanent place of assembly for worship and Gujrati classes of Melbourne have had to use various Scout halls and School halls previously.These halls have not always been available when needed and thus a decision was made by the Mandir to search for an appropriate place that may be available to us when needed,The model of Swaminarayan temple, that will come in existence in sort time, with the hearty help of holy devotees of supreme god Swaminarayan. This mandir falls in Uttar Desh.....more
Kutch Mandvi Beach
Mandvi beach isone of the finest beach of Gujarat and a historic port town of the Maharao of Kutch. The port of Mandvi was an important sea trade post between the near East and the far East which brought prosperity to the Royal family. Mandvi town was an important city for the Maharaos of Bhuj being endowed with some splendid palaces and buildings. The region surrounding the Kutch Mandvi beach was once very active and significant, and one may come across many ruins and historical sites. Some distance away from the pristine Kutch Mandvi Beach is an ancient dock and port, which is still functional today. Though not historically significant, as the dock/port is completely recent, it is unique in that here, the vessels are made using wood and by hand....more
Prag Mahal Bhuj
The Prag Mahal in Bhuj is one of the most interesting palaces amongst the famous monuments in Gujarat India. The Prag Mahal also called the New Palace, was constructed in the year 1979. Every year tourists from far and wide come to see the splendors of this beautiful architectural structure which stands intact till date to narrate the tales from the bygone era.The Prag Mahal in Bhuj is an example of magnificent architecture. The decor of ornate Italian marble and golden sandstone give the palace a unique look and leaves one spellbound. The attractive Corinthian pillars of Prag Mahal, Bhuj and the detailed Jaali work depict the European flora and fauna. You can spend hours after hours studying and admiring the beautiful art work of Prag Mahal, one of the major tourist attractions in Gujarat....more
Aina Mahal Bhuj
Aina Mahal was constructed by Rao Lakhpatji, is situated in historic city of Bhuj, Gujarat. The mid eighteenth century Palace was built in traditional Kutchi style showing strong European influence as well. Aina Mahal is part of a large palace complex, with a darbar hall, a hall of mirrors and suites for the royal members. The Hall of Mirrors which is a blend of Indian and European creativity is the main attraction of the palace. The walls of this hall are built of white marble and are covered by mirrors surrounded by gilded decorations.The Aina Mahal in Bhuj is an old palace that was built in the 18th century. The erstwhile palace which belonged to Maharao Lakhpatji has now been transformed into a museum that is one of the chief tourist attractions in Bhuj.....more
Durbar Gadh Bhuj
Durbar Gadh is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Bhuj, Gujarat. The monument is located in the heart of the old town of Bhuj. It has immense historical importance. Every year, tourists flock to Durbar Gadh, Bhuj that happens to be one of the most remarkable landmarks in the city.Durbar Gadh is the place where the Maharaja of Nawanagar used to hold meetings with the public audiences. It falls under the headquarters of the Kutch District in Gujarat. This historical building was affected by the massive earthquake of 2001. Some of the distinct features of the fort are the beautiful latticed windows and intricate carvings that adorn its exteriors and interiors. A tour to Durbar Gadh in Bhuj is a must during your visit to Gujarat....more

 

Tomb of Jesal Toral
Anjar, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Gujarat, houses some of the most attractive forts and monuments. The Tomb of Jesal Toral is one of the famed tourist attractions in Anjar. It is basically a samadhi of Jesal Toral. There is also a bungalow of James Mcmurdo here. It has now been converted into a veritable museum that displays Kutch art.Anjar is also famed for its beautiful block printing work, scissors, nutcrackers and penknives. These are some of the artworks which you will come across in the museum at the Tomb of Jesal Toral in Anjar. On your visit to the city, a tour to Jesal Toral Tomb is highly recommended as it is one of the premier attractions of Gujarat. The tomb is also a centre for fairs.....more
Dholavira Ruins Kutch
Kutch is spelt as Kachchh also, It is a beautiful district of western state of Gujarat in India. It is said to be the most extensive district in the state of Gujarat and the 2nd largest district of India succeeding Leh. The meaning of the word Kutch stands for something that becomes wet and dry intermittently. On tour to Gujarat you must stop at this magnificent travel destination for a while. Here you will get to see various types of interesting sites of which forts and monuments top the chart. In fact Dholavira Ruins in Kutch has been acclaimed massively among all the forts and monuments in Gujarat.Dholavira is an ancient town situated in the state of Gujarat. It lies on the North West corner of the Khadir Island and stands surrounded by water in the monsoons. It was discovered in the year 1967 AD.....more
Vijay Vilas Palace Mandvi
Mandvi was earlier popular as the Paris of Kutch. This is because the Maharajas of Kutch made this place their summer resort because of its pleasant climate. With its rich traditional history a tour to Mandvi is a must on your visit to the forts and monuments in Gujarat. The Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi is one of the best examples of the city glamorous historical background.The Vijay Vilas Palace rises from a multi acre estate along the coast near the town. This palace of His Highness Maharao Vijay Singhji who ruled over Kutch in the 1940s is an eclectic blend of architectural styles. Umbrella domes like those seen in palaces of Bengal cupolas that would not look out of place in Mughal buildings jarokhas and cusp arches like those seen in Rajput palaces of Rajasthan, Victorian Gothic arches and classical columns make up the ensemble. Yet the architects were skilled enough to make the entire complex look harmonious....more
Tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba
he tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba in Lakhpat is amongst the best tourist attractions in Gujarat, India. The town of Lakhpat is at a distance of 151 km from the Bhuj airport. The town has an amazing landscape. It is also known for its rich historical splendors, which you can see in the form of old temples, gurudwaras and mosques. The tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba is very famous and attracts a lot of tourists.From the vantage point on the wall of the tomb, a breathtaking view of the sea and the Rann of Kutch can be enjoyed. The town of Lakhpat is now deserted and uninhabited. Amongst the ruins of the town, the one that stands prominent is the Gurudwara or the holy shrine of the Sikhs. The tomb of Ghosh Mohammed Kaba is about 200 years old. It is a gigantic tomb that still stands to narrate stories from the bygone era....more
Kutch Museums
Kutch Museum, formerly known as the Fergusson Museum, is situated in the ancient city of Bhuj, in Kutch , it is the oldest of its kind in Gujarat. The museum, constructed in the Italian Gothic style, is located in the picturesque surroundings on the bank of Hamirsar Lake just opposite to the Nazar Bagh Garden.The Kachchh Museum in Bhuj, India, is one of the famous Tourist Attractions in Bhuj. Built during the period of British Rule in India, the Museum of Kachchh in Bhuj is the most significant among all other Museums in Bhuj as it displays the articles that take the visitors to those ages to which they belonged....more
Folk Museum Bhuj
The Folk Museum in Bhuj, India, is also known as Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan, Bhuj.This museum has an interesting collection of artifacts including textiles which are displayed at typical village habitat. The Bhuj area has tribal people namely the Rabaries,Jats and Ahir to name a few. Therefore the museum here is rich in folk culture and art and is a must see.One of the chief attractions of Folk Museum, Bhuj which you will hardly find in any of the other Museums in Bhuj, is a rare fossil of a Crocodilian which is which is an extinct species of the crocodile of the modern age. This creature was double the size of a crocodile of today measuring as much as 9 meters as compared to the modern species which measures only 3 to 4 meters in length.Apart from this, a wide range of textiles and artifacts belonging to the members of the royal families of Bhuj have been elaborately displayed in Folk Museum, Bhuj. These timeless items have become hallmark of the glorious past when Bhuj was under the rule of the Rajputs. The private collections of the rulers arouse interest and amazement among visitors of all ages. The Museum also houses models of villages of this part of the world....more
Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat has vast area of sun baked mud flats that are salt impregnated. Some of the area around Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat have small patches of uplands and the hilly islands of the sanctuary are called bets. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary has marine calcareous grit and oyster bed in the shore bordering the Arabian sea.Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat houses some of the rare wild animals like striped hyena, porcupine, fox, small Indian civet, Indian pangolin and a large number of reptiles. You will find both venomous and non venomous snakes, monitor lizards, star tortoise in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary at Gujarat. Some of the rare species of birds are found in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary at Gujarat.....more
Narayan Sarovar Sancuary
Located about only 2 kms away from the Kutch district in Gujarat, the Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary is considered as one of the most unique wildlife sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is also known as the Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary and is mainly dedicated at preserving and conserving the endangered species of Chinkara or the Indian Gazelle. The sanctuary was established in April, 1981 and has been holding a special place among the nature lovers all over the world, since then.It covers a huge area of 444 sq. km.The Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary has a unique eco-system. A part of the sanctuary is a seasonal wetland in the arid zone that play mother to 15 threatened wildlife species.....more
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