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Title: Prominent Tour of Gujarat Heritage


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Explore the heritage of Gujarat, Land of Legends
Words like heritage and history immediately
strike the mind whenever Gujarat is considered
upon. This westernmost state of India is endowed
with a vast history, geographic countrysides, and
exciting culture together with magnificent
architecture that will leave you spellbound for
sure. Gujarat receives tourists from all over the
world and treats them with its majestic heritage
sites, which exemplify a blend of Hindu and
Muslim architecture and narrate a lot about the
rulers belonging to different dynasties.
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Best Heritage Places in Gujarat
Gujarat consists of over 200 historical
monuments, some of which are well-maintained
while others are still undiscovered. Owing to the
fact that it is brimful of historical tourists
destinations, tourist may find it difficult to
choose a site. Therefore, we have enlisted a few
best of them so that you can make most of your
vacations by taking up Gujarat Heritage Tour
Package and gain insights into the history of
Gujarat
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Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
Counted amongst the splendid structures of India,
Laxmi Vilas Palace was established by Maharaja
Sayaji Rao III in 1890 and it still continues to
be the residence of the royal family Gaekwad. Due
to being four times the size of the famous
Buckingham Palace, it is known as the largest
private dwelling till date. Vacations in Gujarat
cannot be considered a complete experience
without exploring this huge palace spread over
500 acres in Vadodara. Elaborately designed with
Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, this palace
houses the Darbar Hall, which is rented
frequently for the shooting of movies and music
concerts.
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Special features -
  • Golf course
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Private railway

Timings -
930 am to 5 pm except Monday
Museum- 80 INR for Indians and 150 INR for
Foreigners Palace- 225 INR for Indians and 400
INR for Foreigners
Entry fee -
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Dholavira, Kutch
One of the notable excavation sites of the Indus
Valley Civilization or Harappan Culture,
Dholavira is situated in the Bhachau Taluka of
Kutch in Gujarat. This 4500-years-old
archaeological site showcases traces of one of
the greatest civilizations in the world. Covering
an area of about 100 hectares, it shelters
several buildings made up of sun-dried mud
bricks, which are still in good condition.
Tourists throng this site as this place gives
them insight into the thinking and lifestyle of
the Harappans.
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Special features -
  • Planned water conservation systems
  • Urban planning and architecture
  • Terracotta ornaments
  • Worlds first signboards written in ancient Indus
    script

Timings -
6 am to 8 pm every day
Entry fee -
Free
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Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad
Built in the year 1573 by Sidi Sayed, a slave of
Sultan Ahmed Shah, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is one of
the great mosques in Ahmedabad. The charm of this
ancient mosque lies in the exquisite stone
carvings and vigorously chiseled marble. If you
happen to be a history buff or an avid
photographer, you must visit this mosque during
the Gujarat tour. Considered among the last few
gifts of the Gujarat Sultanate, this mosque is
renowned all around the world for its ten ornated
lattice work windows, which is known as jalis in
colloquial terms. During the British rule, this
mosque used to be a government office but now, it
is under the care of Archaeological Survey of
India (ASI) and is flocked by tourists throughout
the year.
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Special features -
  • Indo-Saracenic style of architecture
  • Impressive floral designs of jails

Timings -
7 am to 6 pm every day
Entry fee -
Free
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Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
A must-visit holy place in Dwarka is the famous
Dwarkadhish Temple, which is dedicated to Lord
Krishna. Also known by the name of Jagat Mandir,
this temple is an important part of the Char Dham
Yatra. The 2200-years-old temple is an
architectural wonder made up of sand and
limestone. It is a five-storeyed structure
containing two gateways- Swarga Dwar and Moksha
Dwar and 72 pillars. Thousands of devotees gather
in the premises of this ancient temple on the
occasion of Janmashtami to offer prayers to the
deities.
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Special features -
  • Chalukya styled architecture
  • Beautifully sculpted 42 m high Shikhar
  • Gomti River

Timings -
630 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 930 pm every day
Entry fee -
Free
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Rani ki Vav, Patan
Recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site,
Rani Ki Vav is the huge step well in a small town
Patan, constructed by Queen Udaymati in the
memory of her husband King Bhimdev I in 1063 AD.
Demonstrating unique craftsmanship of the
Maru-Gurjara architectural style, this historical
site is located on the banks of River Saraswati.
Built as an inverted temple, this structure
combines mythological, secular as well as
religious imagery. It is the most charming
example of man-made marvels displaying rich
history and distinguished artistry.
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Special features -
  • Water storage system
  • Seven levels of stairs
  • Emphasis on the sanctity of water

Timings -
8 am to 6 pm every day
Entry fee -
5 INR for Indians and 2 USD for Foreigners
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91 11 41050560
Contact Info -
91 9899884516
services_at_india-tours.com
25/8, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110060
(India)
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