Gujarat is a state on the western coast of India with a coastline of 1,600 km. Gujarat is bordered by Rajasthan to the northeast, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu to the south, Maharashtra to the southeast, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west. Its capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad.
The state encompasses some sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, such as Lothal, Dholavira and Gola Dhoro. Lothal is believed to be one of the world’s first seaports.
Along with Bihar and Nagaland, Gujarat is one of the four Indian states to prohibit the sale of alcohol.
The Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is home to the only wild population of the Asiatic lion in the world.
Religious sites play a major part in the tourism of Gujarat. Somnath is the first of the twelve Jyotirlingas, and is mentioned in the Rigveda. The Dwarakadheesh Temple and Dakor ji are holy pilgrimage sites with temples dedicated to Lord Krishna.