When you travel to a place, visiting the place which you’ve heard about is what makes it more exiting. It becomes a most go place heard from others, but what if you get to see and visit and spent the vacation seeing places which are rarely visited or unexplored. That’s what make you feel so proud that you got to see some places that you are actually meant to see.
If you live in Gujarat, you may have still not been to all these places and are unaware of them, so here are some of the less known places of Gujarat to travel. You can rather spend the weekend here or a one day short trip. Gujarat is full of wonders of heritage places, unspoilt calm beaches, the ancient architecture and also forests.
Best Places to Visit in Diu
Located: Diu Island – Union Territory Daman & Diu
This is a union territory in Gujarat, heard of Daman for sure and Diu along with it, but many of us have always remained away from exploring this place.
Diu is one of the beautiful and clean lesser known places in Gujarat to visit any time. you can easily spend 2 days in Diu.
Clean Beach, Temple, Church and fort is most attractive place to visit. Also you can spend time in water rides.
Diu in Gujarat is one of the famous choice for movie director for shooting.
Old Portuguese structures still lay standing and making the historical places look more lavish.
Stay for a night or more in Diu and explore the beauties of the island with Nagoa Beach highly recommended and some more serene beaches also the Nadia Caves to see and stay at relaxing resorts.
Places to Visit Jain temple Palitana in Gujarat
Location: Palitana, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
A city of Gujarat which is has the most temples, Shatrunjay Hills with over 900 temples of the Jains. A home of peace for the ‘Jains’, which has beautiful Jain temples and shrines. A Palitana in Gujarat is place to see the sculpturing and feel the peaceful sacred vibes.
Tour of Dadra and Nagar Haveli:
Location: Union Territory between Maharashtra and Gujarat
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a place which is an union territory which lies between Maharashtra and Gujarat. Silvassa is the capital which has the Madhuban dam which also offers water sports. Nearest top shopping city is surat.
Silvassa has relaxing luxury Resorts along the Khanvel road, Khanvel Resort is the most prestigious place to stay.
Dudhni Lake is one attraction you wouldn’t want to miss which is situated in the valley of the surrounding mountains. Take a lovely boating ride or a house boat for your stay or just the lake front t resort cottages.
Dinosaur Fossils at Balasinor (Jurassic Park of India )
Location: Mahisagar District, Raiyoli
The place is a small town which is enriched with Dinosaur Fossils located in a village called Raiyoli.
It is the Jurassic Park of India, with fossilized eggs, and over 13 dinosaur bones which were discovered here. The world’s 2nd largest site of dinosaur fossil and eggs.
A must visit place which is ancient or say history before history actually existed in mankind.
Visit Fort & Wildlife Sanctuary at Jambughoda and Champaner in Gujarat
Location: Jambughoda & Champaner, Panchmahal Gujarat
Jambughoda is a total forest experience in the Panchmahal district along with Champaner which brings heritage Mughal India closer to memories with its forts and resorts.
Experience a forest life with the Jambughoda wildlife sanctuary and resorts which give you a camping caravan luxury stay.
With Champaner you get to experience heritage India.
The Forts of Mughal era are scenic, it is said to be that Champaner was the birthplace of one.
Visit the Jami Masjid at the archeologist park.
Visit Buddhist Caves Junagadh, Gujarat
Location: Junagadh, Gujarat
These caves are said to be very old, which dates back to the 1st AD century, some are very old and other in the 3rd and 4th AD century.
They aren’t caves but wee sculpted as rooms which the monks then used as quarters.
They are divided into 3 sectors which are named as Baba Pyare caves , Khapra Kodiya Caves and Uperkot Caves.
Top Places to visit in Ahwa Dang, Gujarat
Location: From Waghai, Vansda – Ahwa, Don Hills, Gujarat
Adore forest and nature? Then this will leave you thrilled, Forest of Dang. It’s also called a place which has all the wild life to be witnessed and forest life.
Purna Wildlife Sanctuary
Purna Wildlife Sanctuary is what should be a part of your sightseeing when in Ahwa.
Ahwa also has many eco camping sites and one of it is Mahal eco Campsite which has well equipped cottages and the campus has a lake, tree house and trekking facilities.
Don Hills – Best Place to Visit in Monsoon Season
Don Hills being the most adventurous and nature enriched highlands of Gujarat. It’s declared as the highest peak of Gujarat with Maharashtra border being 3km away.
Gira waterfalls, Saputara – Best time to Visit During Full Rain
When full rain is going dont miss the chance to see gira water falls it is so much beautiful place in gujarat, its true but wait for full rain and then go you will definitely seen such wonderful view.
But if you go on wrong time you will get chance to see it like below and I am sure your mood will be changed.
Place to Visit Malnath Mahadev, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
Location – Near Bhandariya, Dist. Bhavnagar Gujarat
If you visit Malnath place near bhavnagar then dont forget to see the natural beauty, its one of the best place in bhavnagar gujarat to feel the natural beauty visit in August – September.
Places to Visit in Gujarat – Mangadh Hill (75 km From Dahod )
Location – Fatepura, District Dahod, Gujarat
Mangadh is pious place of faith for tribal of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhyapradesh for Guru Govindsinh.
It is Historical place where on November 17, 1913, the British gunned down more than 1,500 Bhils on Mangadh Hill. Also known to be Gujarat Jaliyanwalabaugh – Read full article of Indiatoday on Mandgadh hill.
It was past today mangadh hills much beautiful, covered with scattered forest on backside you will see the full water of kadana dam.
You can easily spend 4 to 5 hours there, lots off open space available for playing games and garba. Just keep note bring some more food and water there for your kids.
Places to Visit in Monsoon – Wilson Hill Station, South Gujarat
Location – Dharampur, Valsad
Wilson hill tour was One of the best trip with friends, It was adventure trip, you will definitely enjoyed driving when you go to wilson hill.
On the way towards wilson hill Visit barumal temple, Ozone valley, Auranga river, Fall, sunrise and sunset points. I think it is one of the best silent place for couples.
Barumal Temple on the way to Wilson Hill
If you find any beautiful places near your area in gujarat where less tourist come then please share here, I will add your location with images.