Gujarat borders with Pakistan to the north-west, bounded by the Arabian Sea to the southwest, the state of Rajasthan to the northeast, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and by Maharashtra, Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the south. Historically, the North was known as Anarta, the Kathiawad peninsula, "Saurastra", and the South as "Lata". Gujarat was also known as Pratichya and Varuna. The Arabian Sea makes up the state's western coast. The capital, Gandhinagar is a planned city. Gujarat has an area of 75,686 sq mi (196,077 km²) with the longest coast line 1600 km, dotted with 41 ports; 1 major, 11 intermediate and 29 minor ports.
This vibrant state has a lot on offer vacationers and adventure seekers. Gujarat is dotted with several beautiful and historical sites. This state is located on the western coast of India. Extended coastline, ancient temples and rich historical legacy will captivate you during your sojourn in Gujarat. Large numbers of tourists are paying visits to Gujarat to experience the great diversity in costumes and lifestyle. Various tour and travel operators are there who offer refreshing holiday packages to the tourists.
Art and Crafts
Gujarat is famous for jewelry, textiles, crafts and embroidery work. You can find people wearing colorful clothes with lots of mirror work and laces. Ornaments made of beads are also famous here. All these reflect the lively culture of this state. Moreover tourists can buy stone work, silverware, metal-ware, and terracotta handicrafts at affordable rates. Bandhni work is another popular product of Gujarat.