Having spread its
wings from the state of Gujarat, we would like to showcase the
state in all it's splendor. This section helps visitors get a
glimpse of the rich heritage, the temples and places of
interest, as well as the some interesting facts about Gujarat.
You can also get some commonly needed numbers in one place here.
Do let us know if you need any
information, and we would be glad to help out!
State, People and some Fun Facts
is one of the fastest growing states on the western coast of
India, and is home to a population of almost 6 crores. It is the
birthplace of famous historical figures like Mahatma Gandhi,
Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel, Vikram Sarabhai, to prominent
businessmen of national stature like the Ambanis, Gautam Adani,
Karsanbhai Patel and Pankaj Patel.
Gujarat is also
gaining ever increasing national prominence due to the emergence of Shri
Narendra Modi, its current Chief Minister as the likely winner
for the Prime Ministerial seat, in the upcoming polls
They say business
is in the blood of Gujaratis, and going by the umpteen
rags to riches stories originating from here, this seems to be
The prominent cities of the state
are Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Rajkot, Vapi and more. Ahmedabad
is said to be the 7th largest city of India and had ranked third
in the list of fastest growing city list, as per an
international report. It is known for it's internationally
famous institutes of higher learning like the IIM-Ahmedabad,
National Institute of Design and many more.
Gujarat has agriculture as the mainstay for a large number of
people; in recent times, the state has gained a promiment status
in the Industrial Developmental arena. The auto-industry in the
state got a major boost, with the setup of the Tata Nano
project, along with it's parts suppliers. The state also has a
vibrant chemicals and textile industry, and the extensive
coastline facilitates exports and imports.
They say, Gujaratis are fond of travelling for business or
leisure to any corner of the globe. This fact seems to be borne
out by the presence of Gujarati disapora in all parts of the
world. Their strong business acumen, intrinsic to the blood
perhaps, has helped them make a mark internationally : It is
conjectured that almost half the motels and small hotels in the
US are owned by Gujaratis!