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Maharashtra and Gujarat are both perfect spots for Family Vacations in West India

By Noshir Lavangia Subscribe to RSS | January 31st 2012 | Views:

An exciting and enigmatic land, a vacation in West India is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy a holiday. For those interested in a historical family vacation, head to marvellous Maharashtra or gorgeous Gujarat and get your fill of ancient legends, historical figures and architectural wonders. This is also the ideal destination for nature lovers, as this region is replete with lush forests and gorgeous beaches.

Marvellous Maharashtra

A West India family vacation to Maharashtra lets you and your family visit places like Pune, Shirdi and Aurangabad. This incredible land has a glorious past, rich with tales of the Maratha Empire, and is also the home of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the legend. Maharashtra is scattered with beaches just waiting to be discovered. This is also the best place to buy the popular Himroo Shawls and Paithani Saris.


• Samadhi Mandir, the holy shrine of Sai Baba

• Shani Shingnapur, a tribute to Lord Shani

• City tour of Panchakki, known as the Water Wheel

• Bibi Ka Maqbara, a black marble imitation of the famous Taj Mahal

• Ajanta and Ellora Caves

• Ghrishneshwar Temple

• Devgiri Fort

Gorgeous Gujarat

An intoxicating mixture of fascinating civilisations, Gujarat is a land of exotic cultures and the birthplace of mythological and legendary figures like Lord Krishna and Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Home to wild populations of several endangered species such as the Asiatic lion, the Great Indian Bustard, the Indian Wild Ass, the Chinkara, the Lesser Florican, its natural scenic beauty, and colourful canvas of vibrant hilly regions, deserts, deciduous and teak forests and secluded beaches, contrast with its many architectural wonders. Gujarat has hundreds of intricately carved, white-marble Jain temples that are spectacularly detailed, classic examples of subterranean architecture.

Attractions in Gujarat include:

• Sun Temple at Modhera

• Mahavir Swami Derasar in Dhandherwad

• Lothal Harappan archeological site

• Palitana temples

• Gir Sanctuary

• Kamleshwar Dam Reservoir

• Nogoya Beach

• St. Paul's Church

• Diu Museum

A vacation in West India is sure to be fun for the entire family. Ask your tour operator for the best packages available for a family vacation to Gujarat or Maharashtra.

Noshir Lavangia - About Author:
Noshir Lavangia has been working in the travel and airline industry since the last 15 years. A travel buff with vast knowledge of Gujarat tour packages, here he advises on travel and Vacation Packages to west India.

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