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/History of Gujarat

The history of Gujarat that dates back to 3500 years can be known from the
archaeological findings at Lothal near Dhandauka in Ahmedabad district and Razdi
in Saurashtra. The earliest stone age settlements in Gujarat are situated on the
margins of the South Asian zone. Some of these settlements are located at Rojadi
near Rajkot and Adamgarh, near the Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh border, Sabarmati and
Mahi rivers in the south. The Indus Valley and Harappa civilization has been
discovered at Lothal, Rangpur, Amri, Lakhabaval and Rozdi. In 1954, these sites
were discovered as one of the most remarkable Indus Valley sites in India.
Gujarat is situated on the west coast of India. It is bounded in the west by the
Arabian sea, in the north-west by Pakistan, in the north by Rajasthan, in the east by
Madhya Pradesh and in the south and south-east by Maharashtra. The state of
Gujarat occupies the northern extremity of the western sea-board of India. It has the
longest coast line of 1290 kms. The state comprises of three geographical regions.
The peninsula, traditionally known as Saurashtra, is essentially a hilly tract sprinkled
with low mountains. Kutch on the north-east is barren and rocky and contains the
famous Rann (desert) of Kutch, the big Rann in the north and the little Rann in the
east. The mainland extending from the Rann of Kutch and the Aravalli Hills to the
river Damanganga is on the whole a level plain of alluvial soil.

Information about Gujarat
Gujarat is one of the most diverse states in India. Gujarat derives its name from
the word 'Gujaratta'. Gujaratta means the land of gurjars. The gurjars were a subtribe of the Huns who ruled the area

024 square km. The official and primary language spoken is Gujarati. The state of Gujarat is an industrially advanced state. The people of Gujarat are also known to be a successful business community. historic capitals. The best time to visit Gujarat is from October to March. hill resorts. The state has an international border and has a common frontier with Pakistan at the northwestern fringe. Gujarat comprises of 25 districts. This state can also be visited during your trip to Mumbai or Rajasthan. It is situated on the north end of the west coast of India and covers an area of 196. beaches. . The state of Gujarat is not a popular tourist destination among foreign and Indian tourists.during the 8th and 9th centuries AD. wildlife sanctuaries. mouth watering cuisine and colourful lifestyle of the people of Gujarat. At present. fascinating handicrafts. but still holds an important place in India. by Rajasthan in the north and northeast. Gujarat is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west. which came to be known as Gujarat. Gandhinagar. by Madhya Pradesh in the east and by Maharashtra in the south and south east. They passed through Punjab and settled in some parts of western India. The state of Gujarat is known all over the world for its holy temples. located near Ahmedabad is the state capital of Gujarat.

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