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GUJARAT

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Languages

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Gujarati, Marathi and Hindi.

Crops

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Forest products, cotton, millet, oilseeds, rice and sugarcane.

Industries

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Chemicals, cement, Engineering goods, Pharma, Sugar and Textiles.

Airports

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Ahmadabad, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbander, Kandla and Surat.

Time to visit

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October to March.

Festivals

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Navaratri- Sept, Dussehra- Sept, Diwali-Oct.

Gujarat

With Rajasthan on the north, Madhya Pradesh on the east, Maharastra on the south and Pakisthan on the Northwest, Gujarat is the seventh largest state in India and the tenth in terms of population. This state is a strong hold of Jainism, and the Mahatma belonged to this state. Many astute businessmen come from this state.


PLACES OF INTEREST
Ahmadabad
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Industrial and textile center, Sabarmati Ashram, Temples and mosques.
Anand
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Modern diary plant.
Bhuj
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Handicrafts, Gateway to kutch.
Dhrangadhara
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Wild Ass Sanctuary, Little Rann of Kutch.
Dwarka
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Sacred Hindu pilgrim center.
Gir Forest
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Wildlife sanctuary, home for Asiatic lions.
Jamnagar
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Palaces and forts, Pearl fisheries, Handicrafts.
Junagadh
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Hindu, Muslim and Jain pilgrim center.
Kandla
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Major port.
Lothal
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Harappan age excavations.
Porbander
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Birthplace of Gandhi, Beaches.
Rajkot
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Gandhi's home, Palaces.
Somnath
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Hindu pilgrim center.
Vadodara
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Palaces and museums, art gallery and parks.