India’s most western state, Gujarat was one of the main centres of the Indus Valley Civilization. Hinduism is the major religion of the state (almost 90%) and Gujarat was the home of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gujarati food is mainly vegetarian and believed to be one of the healthiest diets in India. It is a dry state (although foreign visitors can apply for an alcohol permit).
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International Airports: Ahmedabad
Domestic Airports: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Bhuj
Main Cities: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhuj, Junagadh, Jamnagar
Area: 1,96,024 sq km
Local Language: Gujarati
Blackbuck and Gir Forest National Parks, Shatrunjaya Hill , Diu – an island off the coast of Gujarat, the Kutch District and Little Rann of Kutch are worth a visit.
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The best time to visit Gujarat is in the Winter from October to March as the weather is pleasant, and dry with average daytime temperatures around 29 °C with 100 percent sunny days and clear nights. During the summer months it can be extremely hot and dry with day temperatures around 46 °C. Just before the Monsoon there is high humidity with temperatures similar to summer months. with the monsoon season starting around mid June where the day temperatures are lower to around 38 °C (100 °F) but humidity is very high and nights are around 27 °C (80 °F).