Gujarat

Dumbas Beach, Surat-Gujarat

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This beach with its stark black sand is located along the Arabian Sea just 13 miles (21 kms) from the city of Surat. 

The tourists that come to shop do not know Dumas is considered one of the most haunted beaches in India. The locals however are well aware of this since most have encountered these spirits that seem to inhabit even the air. We had this idea that this was a swimming beach or a sunbathing beach. Big surprise. Its not.Dumas Beach Dumbas Beach.. Dumbas Beach

People sit around and just enjoy each others company. The whole shore looks as if birds just poop there. Or its very dirty.

Went on a camel ride though. Took some photos at sunset. It looks like local guys bring their Chics here as like an outdoor outing. Its okay if you have time, if not. Go see a better place. I give 3 stars because I was amazed that this was actually what people call a beach. If you want waves and wanna walk on the beach, this isn’t the place to go to.Dunas is the best place and the only place in Surat for leisure. Here you can enjoy camel ride, and surti bhajiyas!!

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary- Gujarat

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The Nalsarovar Lake in Gujarat is probably the largest water bird sanctuary in the country. It has been identified as one of the 15 important wetlands of India by the National Committee on Wetlands for intensive conservation. Nalsarovar may also be a potential site for consideration as a wetland of international importance. Besides being one of the largest bird sanctuaries, Nalsarovar harbours one of the highest populations of waterfowl anywhere in India. It supports a variety of other resident bird species, and it also attracts several migrant varieties. (more…)

Kutch Rann Utsav 2015- Gujarat

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Visualized by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in 2006, Gujarat Tourism organizes Rann Utsav in Kutch district annually in the month of 1st of December till 5th of March, 2015. The Rann Utsav (http://www.rannutsav.org/) experiences a global audience every year to view the beautiful white desert/ Rann in the moonlight. There are many activities for the tourists to enjoy their stay in the White Rann. The full moon night is the right time to view the rann turn into milky white sand.  Shri Narendra Modi has attended this festival several times since its inception. (more…)

City Of Bridges- Surat

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Surat tourist attractions have always drawn travelers from different parts of India. Tourists from other countries also come to the state of Gujarat to visit the tourist spots in Surat. The suitable time to visit the city of Surat in Gujarat is during the months of October to March.

Surat City is famous for its Diamond Market and Textile Market, but i decided to explore bridges all over surat. So here are few images of the city of bridges-surat.. (more…)

Kite Festival In Gujarat- Makar Sankrant

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Gujarat is vibrant with the Kite Festival (Makar Sankranti) which is celebrated with colors of joy, colors of life. The Kite Festival signify Gujarat’s ‘Cultural Strength’ and like the kites, Gujarat soars high to touch the skies to be the ‘best in the world.’

All over the State, in the Month of January, the serene blue sky with colorful kites look splendid and since morning to evening remains dotted with vivid splashes of color with kites in a variety of hues, shapes and sizes. The excitement continues with the onset of night. As the sun sets and darkness hovers over, youngsters continue competing each other in supremacy in the sky, now with the paper lanterns tied to their kite-strings. These lanterns known as tukkal swaying at the mild stroke of wind presents a lovely image while some try to cut off these tukkals and enjoy the fun.

Saumil Shah- Image Credits

 

Kite string (manja) spools laying to dry Kite string (manja) spools laying to dry Coating the string (manja) by handThe Raipur Kite Bazaar The Raipur Kite Bazaar  Firkis are readyThe Raipur Kite BazaarAnother glorious Uttarayan comes to a close!The Uttarayan puppet showAnother glorious Uttarayan comes to a close!124 Fire lanterns launched 124 Fire lanterns launched 124 Fire lanterns launched Uttarayan 2013 Sky Lanterns over Ahmedabad124 Fire lanterns launched