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About the state Gujarat

Gujarat is the seventh largest state of India with an area of 75686 Sq Km and it placed on west coast of Arabian Sea. According to the census of India 2011, approximately 60,383,628 people reside here. The state is separated by a international border with neighboring country Pakistan to the Northwest and its neighboring states Maharashtra to the south, Rajasthan to the North, Madhya Pradesh to the East and Western part is entirely bordered by Arabian Sea.

The capital city of Gujrat is Gandhinagar and other major cities of the state are Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. The state is build up with six divisions, namely Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar and the Rajkot. These divisions are built with twenty-six distinct districts.  Read more...

junagath hill station, gujarat

(Gujarat tour, Junagath hill)

Climate of Gujarat

Climate of Gujarat usually is dry and temperate type. The state is mainly influenced by three types whether season, namely summer, winter and monsoon.

Weather in summer: Normally the summer season of Gujrat is continued from End of March to June. The average temperature during this season varies between 26° C to 46° C.

Weather in winter: Normally the winter season of Gujarat is continued from December to February and the average temperature during this season varies between 13° C to 28° C.

Weather in monsoon: Normally the monsoon season of Gujarat is continued from mid of June to mid of September and the average rainfall during this season is approximately 200 cm.

Culture of Gujarat

Festivals in Gujarat: More over thousands of fair and festivals are celebrated here in a year and so Gujarat is called as also the land of fairs and festivals. Some important seasonal fairs or Mela of the state are Bhavnath Mahadev fair (every year in February) at Junagadh city, Dangs Darbar fair (every year in March) at Ahwa, Vichitra Mela or fair (tribal fair, every year in March) at Gunbhakhari and many more. Besides of these people of the state practice several religious festivals with great enthusiasm. Some of these are Makar Sankranti, Dance Festival popularly known as Modhera (every year in January), Kutch or Rann Mahotsav (during February or March), Bhadra Purnima (usually in September) and Navratri or nine nights Festival (during September or October).

Language and Religions in Gujarat: Gujarati is the main dialect of Gujarat and a majority percentage (84.5) of resident uses this as their first language as well as official language. Other used dialects of the state are Hindi (speak 4.8% of population), Sindhi (speak 2% of population), Marathi (speak 1.5% of population), Urdhu (speak 1% of population) and 4.9% of population use some regional (especially tribal community) languages. The people of Gujarat mainly follow Hindu religion (89.1%) rest are Muslim (9.1%), Jainism (0.1%), and Sikhism (0.8%). Some tribal communities reside here with a less percentage population.