Top things to do in Gujarat & Diu

Top Choice Religious Site in Junagadh

Girnar Hill

This sacred mountain, rising dramatically from the plains, is covered with Jain and Hindu temples and is a major pilgrimage site. However, as with any good pilgrimage, getting to the temples isn't easy. Pilgrims are…
Top Choice Religious Site in Palitana

Shatrunjaya

One of Jainism’s holiest pilgrimage sites, Shatrunjaya is an incredible hill studded with temples, some of which are over 900 years old. It's said that Adinath (also known as Rishabha), the founder of Jainism, medit…
Top Choice National Park in Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary

Gir National Park

Early-morning sunlight filters through the leaves and shadows skittle through the undergrowth. Suddenly, the silence is broken by the high-pitched alarm call of a spotted deer: danger is at hand. Somewhere out there…
Top Choice Historic Site in Champaner & Pavagadh

Pavagadh

This scenic hilltop may have been fortified as early as the 8th century. Today, throngs of pilgrims ascend Pavagadh to worship at the important Kalikamata Temple, dedicated to the evil-destroying goddess Kali, who s…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Modhera

Sun Temple

Built in 1027 by Bhimdev I, this is one of the greatest monuments of the Solanki dynasty, whose rulers were believed to be descended from the sun. Like the better-known Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, which it preda…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Around Bhuj

White Desert

The name White Desert probably conjures up images of vast, silent expanses of searing salt desert where you can quietly meditate on life. Well, you can rub that image right out. Yes, the desert itself is magnificent…
Top Choice Historic Site in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Sabarmati Ashram

In peaceful, shady grounds on the Sabarmati River’s west bank, this ashram was Gandhi’s headquarters from 1917 to 1930 during the long struggle for Indian independence. It’s said he chose this site because it lay be…
Top Choice Historic Site in Patan

Rani-ki-Vav

The only real sign of Patan’s former glory is this astoundingly beautiful step-well. Built in 1063 by Rani Udayamati to commemorate her husband, Bhimdev I, the step-well is the oldest and finest in Gujarat and is re…
Top Choice Workshop in Patan

Patan Patola Heritage Museum

Run by the award-winning Salvi family, this museum is an excellent place to see Patola silk weaving in action. The family has specialised in double-ikat weaving (a process that their ancestors brought from Southeast…
Top Choice Palace in Bhuj

Aina Mahal

This beautiful palace, built in 1752 and part of the Darbargadh palace complex, lost its top storey in the 2001 earthquake, but the lower floor is open, with a fantastic 15.2m scroll showing a Kachchh state processi…