Gandhi nu Gaam in Kutch – A village that stood the test of time
It was that murky day of 26th January 2001, I was sitting there learning for my exams and my house started crackling and bursting. Unable to understand what it was, I heard cries and shouts outside my house. It was a massive earthquake. Gujarat was struck by the upsetting earthquake and everything was scattered into tits and bits. Not only belongings but living beings too. Affected by this gargantuan natural anger, was one village in Kutch called Ludiya. It was wholly shattered into pieces and it was problematic to get that intact. An NGO from Ahmedabad joined hands together with the people of the village and established the village again.
Mahudi – A religious shrine not to missed in Gujarat
Prasad is pious and should not be wasted. So, though offered at minimal cost, make sure to take how much you can have. Now, what is unusual about this ritual? Now, whenever we visit a certain sacred place, we think of carrying prasad back home so that it can be offered to those who did not visit along. But it is not the case with this Sukhadi prasad.
Lakshmi Vilas Palace – Palace of the royals
Lakshmi Villas Palace in Vadodara is a huge Palace rooted on the Rajmahal road in Vadodara. Also, known as Gaekwad city from the name of the rulers that once ruled the city, it hosts this Palace that is four times bigger than Buckingham Palace. If you have not visited this palace, definitely you are missing something. It is like a dream. While you step into the backyard of the palace that hosts the massive golf course, the vibes are amazing. I felt like heaven and couldn’t admire it less after I was done with the visit.
Gorehaba- A strange festival of furling cow dung at each other
People in Gumatapura village celebrate the end of the Diwali festival by flinging cow dung at each other. Yes, you read it, right? It is a cow dung fight amongst the villagers and it is celebrated with pomp! Known as the Gorehaba festival, it is the desi version of La- Tomatina of Spain!
Laxmi Villas Palace- A marvel in Vadodara
Laxmi Villas Palace in Vadodara consists of booming 170 rooms. It is the biggest private residence and is considered to be four times bigger than Buckingham Palace. It is an architectural marvel and stands with pride on the Rajmajal road of Vadodara. Vadodara is also known as Gaekwad city was ruled by Gaekwads, the Maratha family.
Dadhichi Ashram on the bank of the river Sabarmati
Usually when one visits a temple devotes offer money, sweets or flower garlands. But this is not the case with Dadhichi Asram. You cannot offer any of such offerings but all you need to offer is Cigarette. Yes, you read it right Cigarette you need to offer to Aghori baba. The cigarette of local brand irrelevant from your financial or social background.
Aquatic Gallery in Science city- A place not to be missed
Aquatic Gallery one of a kind is a must-visit place if you belong to Ahmedabad or not. Aqua life is considered to be the very first life on Earth since it turned out liveable. As per our scriptures, the amoeba was the first creature to exist nowhere else but in water. Our Earth consists of three parts of water and so does the out body. So, it cannot be ignored, and nor does can live in it.
Polo Forest – Majestic beauty of Gujarat
. Polo forest is rooted in Abhapur village in Vijaynagar Taluka of Sabarkantha district. What you will get to check on is 400 square km of the area that is snubbed in lush green deciduous forest. Based in the lap of Aravalli hills Polo Forest offers you the view of heaven on Earth.
The Serenity Trust- Nature’s abode in Ahmedabad
There are around 840 species of trees and plants, 120 species of birds that rule the land and can you simply guess, how many species of butterflies? Huge 57 species! That’s amazing. You can even find monitor lizards, turtles, hares, porcupines, hedgehogs, boars, nilgai, reptiles and insects. It is a blessing in disguise for botany students and those who love nature. Also, for nature photographers, this is a place that offers amazing shots! So, if you are a photographer who captures moments of animals and nature, this is the place!
Pragmahal- Stands tall with pride in Bhuj
Maharao Pragmalji ruled the throne for fifteen years only and died at the early age of thirty-seven. However, in this small life span, he had done major work that included the end of slavery, major public works like building more than forty schools