Darshan Kataria Presents

Historical Review
Since the ancient times Gujarat has attracted tourists from the subcontinent as well as abroad due to its long coast line.  Its trade links with Europe, West Asia and Africa witnessed massive tourism in connection to economic interest.  After the establishment of the Turkish rule in India only Gujarat offered ports for the Haj. 

There are 7 types of tourism in Gujarat Adventure Tourism  Business Tourism  Eco Tourism  Heritage Tourism  Medical Tourism  Pilgrimage Tourism  Pleasure tourism  .

 1. . The centres of adventure tourism:tourism:GirnarGirnar-Rock climbing institute.

 1. 6. 4. 2. Cities that attract Business tourism ::Ahmedabad Jamnagar Surat Kandla Vadodara Khambhat . 5. 3.

 .  Reliance oil refinery.Jamnagar Brass industry.

Ahmedabad Surat .

Eco Tourism Places that promise eco tourism :: Girnar  Pirotan  Nalsarovar  Dang  Vadhvan  Kutchchh  .

Fed by perennial and seasonal rivers and streams.  . the sanctuary has large water bodies like the Kamleshwar Dam that are good for crocodiles and birds. scrub jungle. Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary comprises 1412 sq km of deciduous forest interspersed with semi-evergreen and semievergreen flora. grasslands and rocky hills. acacia.

 A region of unique cultural and ecological identity. identity. .

 The Nalsarovar bird sanctuary. . geese. 54 kms from Ahmedabad mainly comprises a huge lake of about 100 sq kms. etc. pelicans. cranes. and ambient marshes where you can see flamingoes.

2. 3. 5. Places that attract pleasure tourism ::Diu Daman Chorvad Silvala Mehsana Waterpark Saputara . 1. 4. 6.

Diu is a beautiful place with it's splendid and to serve tourist with all of the best services. It has a very great heritage and a rich culture. formed by the mixture of local Gujarati culture and the foreign Portuguese culture. .

Pilgrimage spots in Gujarat are:are:       Somnath Pavagadh Dwarka Ambaji Dakor Virpur Satadhar       Okha Sanjan Palitana Junagadh Akshardham(Gandhin agar) Chanod-karnali Chanod- .


The areas of medical tourism are:are:Anand Ahmedabad Vadodara . 1. 2. 3.

Heritage tourism includes following places.       Lothal Dholaveera Champaner Adalaj Patan Bhuj      Ahmedabad Modhera Porbandar Diu Rajpipla .


 It helps the state to earn foreign exchange.  It improves the economy of the state.Tourism helps in developing small towns and cities.  .

Tata Nano. Saputara) Development of water sports. Usage of pristine places. Adventure Tourism:Tourism:Youths seek more variety and adventure.g. Pavagadh.g. Girnar.(e. .Potentials in developing tourism  1.  Business Tourism:Tourism:E. 2. 3.

Off the coast of Porbander. Eco Tourism:Tourism:National Parks and Sanctuaries should be maintained and Publicized.  1. whale sharks could be the attraction. Gujarat has immense potential to develop marine as well as terrestrial eco tourism. 2. . 1. 3. Heritage Tourism:Tourism:Gujarat has lots of Heritage sites due to its rich and varied past.

Proficiency of doctors. Plateaus. Pleasure Tourism:Tourism:Coasts.  1. 2. 2. Gujarat Has some reputed fun parks and can developed many more such places. 3. Low cost treatment. . Medical tourism:tourism:Reputed medical colleges. and forests offers immense opportunities to develop Pleasure Tourism to Gujarat. 1.

 Tourism website should be updated and should be user friendly.  Improvement in transportation and communication facilities.Suggestions Protection and promotion of heritage sites.  Basic amenities should be provided at each and every tourist spots.  .

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