5 Historical Places To Visit In Gujarat
By: Kratika Fri, 06 May 2022 3:15:02
Gujarat is one of the most popular historical places in India. It is one of the Indian states that provide the tourists a source to know Indian history. It witnessed many happy and sad moments in the history of India. The state has a combined culture of all religions and welcomes people from India and abroad to explore the beautiful historical places located in this state. The historical places of Gujarat remember historical events and allow people to gain knowledge. The people who love to do historical research must visit this place and explore the historical beauties. If you are planning to visit here, you should plan to visit during the winter season.
# Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
It is a Hindu temple which is also known as Trilok Sundar or Jagat Mandir. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and according to archaeological sources, this temple is 2200 years old. Every year during Janmashtami this temple gets crowded by pilgrims. A set of 72 pillars support the architecture of this temple. The height of this temple is 43 meters and is made from soft limestone. The beautifulness of this historical place attracts people making it a must-visit place in Gujarat.
# Laxmi Vilas Palace
The Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara is the residence of the royal family of Vadodara. The palace was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III in 1890. This palace is built in an area of 500 acres, making it the largest private dwelling in the world. The historical palace is famous for the Indo-Saracenic architecture of ancient India. It is a special destination for film shooting. The main attractions of this place are the golf course, museum, zoo, etc.
# Modhera Sun Temple
Modhera Sun temple is an example of the Maru-Gurjara architecture of ancient India and is located in the Modhera village in the Mehsana district of Gujarat. It is one of the famous historical places of India and sometimes it gets included among the seven wonders of India. This temple was built by Bhima I of the Chalukya Dynasty in 1026 AD. It is a great tourist place in Gujarat and many tourists gather here every day to explore this place. The timings to visit this place are from 6 am to 6 pm.
# Rani ki Vav
Rani ki Vav, the great stepwell was built by Rani Udayamati which is dedicated to her husband King Bhimdev I of the Solanki Dynasty in 1063 AD. This popular stepwell is built to take water from the Saraswati River. This famous place looks like a reverse temple. It has the title of Cleanest Iconic Place at the Indian sanitation conference in October 2016. If you ever visit Gujarat, don’t forget to explore this place.
Dholavira is a famous metropolitan city that reminds the ancient culture of 2650 BCE. This place is one of the most famous Harappan sites in India. Dholavira is located in the Kutch district of Gujarat. The local people call this place Kotada Timba. This popular heritage place is discovered by Mr. J.P. Joshi in 1967. The main attractions of this place are terracotta ornaments, planned water conservation systems, etc.