Since the beginning of time Gujarat has been the
witness to the march of civilization. From the early river valley
civilizations, to the golden age of Indian history Gujarat has been
home to a multitude of cultures. At the cross roads of the 21st
century the land of Krishna and Gandhi continues its unrelenting march
into newer areas like technology, infrastructure development and a
system of open governance.
Where azure seas meet sparkling sands, blushing sunsets embrace rosy
dawns. The jungles are verdant, lush and green, where lions prowl and
flamingoes preen. Marble temples white and pure, reflect the glory of
the days of yore. Age-old palaces browned in the sun and water parks
for a day of fun. Here tribal life is a celebration, of music, dance
and multicolored traditions. This land that promises to capture the
canvas of your imagination invites you to discover its many colors and
revel in them.
Named after Sultan Ahmad Shah who founded it in
1411 AD, this city has developed into a leading industrial centre. The
monuments are a synthesis of Muslim and Hindu brought about by the
joint endeavors of Muslim Kings and Hindu artisans.
Located 87 Kms from Ahmedabad, is a place of
tremendous archaeological significance. Excavations have uncovered a
planned city of the Harappan civilization of the 2nd millennium B.C.
with an intricate underground drainage system. An on-site museum
displays beads, bangles, painted bowls, goblets, jars, terracotta toys
and ivory and shell objects which were unearthed during the
The historical city of Baroda is often referred as
Vadodara- the place of Banyan tree. Prior to independence, it was the
capital of princely Gaekwad State that gave rise to the great rulers
like Maharaja Sayaji Rao III. He gave a distinct look to the city and
today it is reputed as a pleasant city that offers some interesting
museums and art galleries. Its also known for its university and its
faculty of fine arts, An institution which has been responsible for
the emergence of the vadodara School of contemporary Indian painting
and as a thriving industrial Centre.