The enormously growing prosperity of India in the global world is reflected by its excelling west. It is to that extent that with its growing business centres the west is home to tourist destinations which captivate minds of the people from all around the world. It’s lively atmosphere, vibrant culture, picturesque hill stations and beaches make up for the passionate atmosphere.
Geographically the west includes the state of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu. Though the west of hosts a large urban population it also is home to cultural ethnicity differentiating from state to state.
The highly industrialized region gives an edge to the Indian economy so much so that the financial hub of India, Mumbai is located in Maharashtra. During your expedition of the west you will be lucky to observe that each state has its own regional language, namely Rajasthani, Gujarati, and Marathi.
The vibrant ethnicity of the west can also be experienced with local delicacies and folk dances of each state. Folk dances like the Lavani of Maharashtra, Garba of Gujarat and Ghoomar of Rajasthan are famous all over India and one should surely dance to the tunes of each state as it is an experience in itself.
What is interesting to note as a tourist is that the food delicacies are totally different from each other. In Gujarat you find local dishes to be exclusively vegetarian with Rotli, Dal, Kadhi, Rice and Shaak/Sabzi. In Maharashtra you will find Pohay, Shrikhand, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav setting example for the local cuisines. Rice, Coconut, Seafood and Kokum dominate the Goan cuisine. In Rajasthan Dal Bati Churma defines the local cuisine.
During you travel to the west it is important to highlight a few important destinations which are core highlights of the west. Hill stations like Mount Abu, Lonavala-Khandala, Mahabaleshwar and Matheran are adventurous expeditions for your stay.
Ahmedabad, city of Gujarat has been vote one of the best cities to live in India has developed in the last 15 years and is surely a place to visit. Mumbai, the financial hub as well as the city of fashion and Bollywood is exceptional. Also known as the city of dreams, Mumbai is known for its rush and busy culture. Apart from these cities, each state has various attractions which will lead the way forward for your curiosity and define the beautiful feeling of wanderlust. Welcome to the west of India where people are accommodating, life is a dream and the world is empathetic towards your needs.
Gujarat: The Jewel of the West
What is really symbolic about Gujarat is that it is known as the state of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi is the Father of the Nation and in respect of Mahatma Gandhi liquor is banned here. The most industrialized state of India offers prestigious educational institutes like the IIM-A, Space Application Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It is home to one of the only Lion sanctuaries in the world which is the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary.
The religious places in Gujarat which hold an important stand in the history of the state are Dwarakadheesh Temple in Dwarka, Somnath Temple in Saurashtra, Modhera Sun Temple etc. The Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad is an extravaganza for lights, rides and adventure. Additionally the Kite Flying Festival is the main attraction in the state which hosts internationals from all over the world. The heritage of Gujarat is signified by the Laxmi Villas Palace in Vadodara which signifies the birth of the cultural city of Gujarat.
Your visit to Gujarat will be flawless, culturally symbolic and colourful. The Jewel of the west awaits you with its unique traits.
The state of Maharashtra hosts incredible Hill stations which are getaway points for most of the localities. Mumbai and Pune are the main cities and hold key value in terms of Fashion and Business. Touristic places like Shirdi, Elephanta Caves, Ajantha and Ellora caves are culturally defining the history of the state.
Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Gate Way of India, Haji Ali Mosque and Essel world are highlights in the city of Mumbai. Imagica india’s only adventure park is a delight for people of all ages. The hill stations of Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar are known for their picturesque beauty and great temperature. Ratnagiri which is a sea port located near the Arabian Sea is mentioned predominantly in the Hindu Mythology which makes it a symbolic place for Temples.
A visit to Maharashtra gives you an extraordinary experience where you will witness cultures which are polls apart.
Rajasthan: "The Land of Kings"
The prosperous state of palaces and deserts is the largest state in India. It is widely known as the “Land of Kings” or the “Land of Colours”. The Great Indian Desert, Thar covers a large part of the land in the state. The state is home to amazing display of arts and architecture. The history of Rajasthan plays a key role in its present as each kingdom has distinctive style of Architecture and Arts making it one of the most culturally diverse places in the World. Major cities of Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Jodhpur, Kotla and Jaisalmer.
The Chittorgarh fort is the largest fort in India and was founded in the 7th Century. Bikaner is the home to unique arts and crafts, especially with intricately carved windowpanes. The best flavour of the Rajasthani Cuisine can me experienced in Bikaner. Jaipur, also known as the Pink City of India is also the largest city in Rajasthan offering Food, fun and frolic. Ranthambore National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site where you can be entertained by Tigers.
The city of colours hosts camel rides and some of the oldest Temples in India which will add insight to your expedition.
Be the King in the Land of Kings
The west is lighted up and is celebratory mood all throughout the year. The scenic destinations will boost your curiosity with ancient history, pre-independence history and modern culture of India. Festive and colourful aura surrounds the west which makes it the most happening places to visit in India.
Lead you curiosity with Aussizz, you will surely be captivated in the Vibrant West of India.