Its capital, Gandhinagar is one of the planned cities of India and is located near Ahmedabad, the commercial centre of Gujarat. The name of the state is derived from Gujjar which means a Gujjar nation. Gujjars were an old tribe that was present even during the Mahabharata period in India. Gujarat controls some of the largest businesses in India. Major Agricultural produce of the state includes cotton, groundnuts, peanuts, dates, sugar cane, milk & milk products. Industrial products include cement, and petrol are also produced here.


Gujarat is a state in western India at latitude of 23.00N and longitude of 72.00E. It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and southwest, and is adjoined to Pakistan to the northwest. The state of Rajasthan is to the northeast, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and Maharashtra and the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the south and southeast of Gujarat.

How to reach Gujarat

By Air: The state of Gujarat has 10 domestic airports and an international airport in the state capital Ahmedabad. All major airlines of India like Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Sahara, Spice Jet, Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines have regular operations in the airports of Gujarat including Ahmedabad.

By Rail: Extensive railways network runs through the state of Gujarat. The state is served by several important trains.

By Road: Total 68,900 kms of roadways comprising of National Highways, State Highways and other roads run through the state connecting the major cities of the state with the rest of the country.

Location: West India

Summer 47 (max)
Winter 5 (min)

Best time to visit: October to March