10 Best Places To Visit In Gujarat In May
Here is a special handcrafted list of the 10 best places to visit in Gujarat during May that will leave your appetite for culture and diversity satisfied and content!
Often hailed as the ‘Manchester of the East,’ Ahmedabad is a fast-growing metropolis, which is chock-full of varied adventures for tourists. Particularly exciting for a tourist in summer, the old part of this city made it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ahmedabad has some interesting markets, remarkable temples, and museums to keep visitors hooked. Some of the most famous places one can visit in Ahmedabad include Swaminarayan Temple, Dara Hari Vav, Sabarmati Ashram, World Vintage Car Museum, and Kankaria Lake. There is no space for boredom in Ahmedabad so make sure you pay a visit!
A former Princely state of India, Kutch is a white desert stretching itself in the shape of a tortoise. It is famous for the tranquility and peace of mind it offers along with the various monumental spots that will leave you stunned! Kutch is famous for its Rann Festival or Kutch Rann Utsav that is simply a celebration of the place and its exquisite beauty! One of the most incredible places to visit in Gujarat during May, Kutch has many tourist spots to its ambit that you must explore such as The Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Kutch Museum, Dholavira, and Kutch Bustard Sanctuary.
3. Gir National Park
Gujarat’s flora and fauna at its best, the Gir National Park is a visual delight and it gives you a chance to get close to nature. This land of Asiatic Lions has a lot to offer to visitors with over 300 species of birds, 2000 species of insects, and 37 species of reptiles among others. Other than that, one will also find 2375 different species of fauna here. Experiences that are a must-try at the Gir National Park include the Gir Jungle Trail and the Kamleshwar Dam. Spend some time with nature and enrich both your knowledge and mind!
Some of the most exceptional manifestations of architecture in Gujarat can be found in Vadodara. The vision of Maratha Leader, Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III, is embodied in the pillars of this place and the conduct of the people. During your visit, you must explore the many splendid places in Vadodara such as Statue of Unity, the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Sayaji Gardens, Champaner- Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Ajwa Nimet Gardens and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Vadodara is definitely one of the best places to go in Gujarat in May because the bright sky only makes the monuments look more magnificent!
Most popularly known as the ‘Home of Lord Krishna,’ Dwarka literally translates to the ‘Door of Salvation.’ The town is abuzz with tourists throughout the year who are attracted by the grandeur that can be explicitly seen in the beautiful temples and marvelous architecture. It is one of the holiest cities in Gujarat and if folklore is to be believed, the city was once submerged in the water. Places to be seen here include Dwarkadhish Temple, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Dwarka Beach, Rukmani Temple, and Lighthouse.
A great city of historical relevance, Junagadh is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat during summer. Due to its proximity to the world-renowned Gir National Park, it is often a gateway to the beautiful flora and fauna of Gujarat. Along with the flora, fauna, and prominent historical architecture, Junagadh is also serene because of the Girnar Hills that surround it. The best places to visit near Junagadh include Mohabbat Maqbara, Uperkot Fort, Girnar Hills, Adi-kadi Vav, Navghan Kuwo and Edicts of Ashoka. Explore this city if you are someone who is always hungry for history and facts!
A hill station in Gujarat, Saputara is a breath of fresh air to break away from the usual heat in the state. It is exactly for this reason that it is known as one of the best places to visit in Gujarat during May. Beautiful sights, trekking trails, and tranquility define this place making it an ideal spot for a romantic vacation with your loved one. While there, explore the Artist Village, Sunset/ Sunrise Point, Saputara Lake, Hatgadh Fort, and Gira Falls.
8. Champaner- Pavagadh
Named as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Champaner- Pavagadh is an archeological park that will marvel the historian in you. It has umpteen architectural wonders in both Hindu and Islamic styles. It also has a long list of anecdotes attached to it, which you can find out about, once you are here. Must-visit places include the Kalika Mata Temple, Fort of Pavagadh, Jain Temple Ruins, and Jami Masjid. Offer your prayers to this secular land!
The capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat during May. It is located on the western bank of the Sabarmati River and also has the Akshardham Temple- one of the most beautiful in the entire country. It offers a serene environment to visitors and what they love exploring the most in the city is the Akshardham Temple, the Adalaj Stepwell, Children’s Park and Sarita Udyan.
Literally meaning, the ‘Lord of the moon,’ Somnath is a popular pilgrim center in Gujarat. The most commonly found here are temples, which lend a religious charm to the city. The sightseeing here is full of interesting historical stories and when here, you must explore the Somnath Temple, the Somnath Beach, Paanch Pandav Gufa, Triveni Sangam Temple, and Laxminarayan Temple.