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Gujrarat

Gujarat

 

Adalaj Vav - Gandhinagar: Adalaj is a village 18 kms to the north of Ahmedabad. The 'Vav' (step-well) at Adalaj derives its name from the lady patron, Ruda, wife of the Vaghela chief, Virsinh; who built it in the 15th or 16th century AD.

Aina Mahal - Bhuj: The last ruler of Kutch Maharao Madansinhji established the "Maharao of Kutch Aina Mahal Trust on 1st January, 1977.

Ashokan Rock Edicts - Junagadh: Ashoka's edicts, issued after his switch to Buddhism, were designed to bring about large-scale recognition of Buddhism.

Bhadra Fort - Ahmedabad: The Bhadra Fort of Ahmedabad is another place to be visited in the city. The place is a venue for Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations in Ahmedabad.

Bhujia Hill Fort - Near Bhuj: At a short distance from Bhuj town is the hill fort of Bhujia, the top surrounded by a parapet wall of no great strength, entered by one gate, and enclosing an irregular area with a few scattered buildings.

Calioc Textiles Museum - Ahmedabad: The museum in its present, new setting creates a charming atmosphere, with courtyards, gardens, fountains, quiet passages and evocative settings created with the textiles themselves to show how they were used: religious textiles, cloth is used in royal court etc.

Ethnology Museum - Bhuj: The museum epitomizes the rustic life styles of the Kachchhi villager containing around 4500 exhibits. Also, there are more than 1500 uncommon books on art and culture. This museum has five major sections.

Fort of Diu - Junagarh: Fort of Diu was built over six years from 1535 A.D., following a defence alliance between Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat, and the Portuguese, when Humayun, the Mughal Emperor, attacked the former.

Kachchh Museum - Bhuj: The Kutch Museum at Bhuj initially formed part of the School of Art established by Maharao Khengarji on 1st July, 1877. It is the oldest museum of Gujarat.

Kanthkot Fort - Bhachau: Kanthkot, 100 kms from Bhuj, is an old fort on the peak of a lonely rocky hill about five km in circumference in Bhachau Taluka. It has walls built of massive blocks repaired in many places by smaller stones.

Lakhota Fort & Kotha Bastion - Jamnagar: Lakhota Fort is Jamnagar's Museum and its terraces exhibit a very well collection of sculpture that spans a time from the 9th to 18th Century.

Madansihji Museum - Bhuj: The heritage of Kachchh art and culture is displayed in the Madansihji Museum (Aina Mahal) Bhuj. The last ruler of Kachchh Maharao Madansinhji established the Maharao of Kachchh Aina Mahal Trust on 1st January, 1977.

Rani Ni Vav - Patan: Step-wells, subterranean structures with steps leading down to the water level, are found in large numbers in the arid regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Ranjit Vilas Palace - Wankaner: Amarsinhji built the Ranjit Vilas Palace on a hill, overlooking Wankaner town. It took seven years to full and was planned by Amarsinhji himself.

Rao Pragmalji Palace - Bhuj: Rao Pragmalji Palace Next to Aina Mahal, Rao Pragmalji's Palace is crossways the courtyard. Designed by the British engineer Col.

Rudra Mahal - Sidhpur: The Rudra Mahal at Sidhpur was conceived and constructed as a honor to Mahadev, by the first Solanki king of Gujarat, Mulraj. Construction of the Rudra Mahal started probably in 983 AD and took 175 years to complete.

Sarkhej Monuments - Ahmedabad: The well-known saint, Makhdum Shaikh Ahmed Khattu, a believer of Baba Ishq Maghribi of Khattu, established and died at Sarkhej, about 10 km south-west of Ahmedabad.

Shaking Minarets - Ahmedabad: The Shaking Minarets are two minarets located at the Sidi Bashir mosque, near the Sarangpur Gate and about 1.5 kilometers south of railway station of Ahmedabad city, in the state of Gujarat.

Sharad Baug Palace - Bhuj: The Sharad Baug Palace situated to the east of Hamirsar Lake was the orchard retreat of Maharao Madan Singh, who signed the treaty of succession and commissioned the Kandla port. It is an Italian style mansion.

The Toran of Vadnagar - Vadnagar: The 'Toran', called the 'Kirti Stambha' (Temple Arch) in other regions, is a semi-religious or civic form that flourished under the Solanki rule in Gujarat.

Uperkot Fort - Junagarh: The fort has many interesting exhibits like the two cannons placed on the western wall and believed to have been cast in Egypt. The bigger one is the colossal 5 m long cannon called 'Nilam Tope'.

Vadodara Museum and Picture Gallery - Vadodara: Founded by the Gaekwads in 1894 AD, the museum has an impressive collection on art and archaeology, natural history, geology and ethnology.

Watson Museum - Rajkot: Key exhibits are copies of artifacts from Mohenjodaro, 13th centry carvings, silverware, natural history exhibits and textiles. Possibly the most startling piece is a vast 19th century marble statue of Queen Victoria.