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Tourism Industry in Gujarat

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In gujarat,” Aavo Padharo” words of welcome in the language of Gujarat because it is here that these words ring truely and the guest is ‘God’ and the people of Gujarat are gregariously friendly, inviting and will entice you to come again and again.

Gujarat Government established The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) in 1975. TCGL has a network of 18 accommodation units and 5 Cafeterias under the brand name Toran.

TCGL gain the credit by wining Prestigious award as the National Tourism Awards-2005-06 for Best Kept Tourism Momument-Champaner and Excellence in Publication (Collateral). Tours operated by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) includes religous places like Dwarka which was the dwelling place of Lord Krishna, Somnath Temple which is one of the twelve Jyotirlings of the God

Mr. Kamaleshbhai Patel is Chairman, and Mr. Anoop shukla is Managing Director of TCGL

Over the years, the number of tourists to Gujarat has increased substantially, largely due to the development in infrastructure undertaken by the Corporation. In fact, the efforts in promoting infrastructure in keeping with the spirit of the state

A visit to Tourism of Gujarat, offers information about Gujarat, located in India, as a state which has a lot of positive history attached and being the state of Mahatma Gandhi, it became one of the hallmarks of Indian freedom struggle. Tourism of Gujarat, offers a look into the status and stature enjoyed by Gujarat as one of the key tourism destinations of India. Tourism of Gujarat, is a source of information which also covers all the significant tourist destinations like Ahmedabad, Vadodra, Jamnagar, Surat, Porbandar, Bhavnagar and Gondal, to site some of the key travel destinations located in Gujarat, India.

Special facilities for tourists to stay are provided at the circuit houses at Ahmedabad, Junagadh, Bhavnagar,Baroda, Bhuj Veraval, Porbandar, Rajkot and Sasan. The stay at the circuit house at Ahmedabad facilitates visits to the historical monuments in Ahmedabad, the Harijan Ashram and the Nal Sarovar. The Somnath temple, the Bhalka Tirtha, the Dehotsarga, the Sasa Gir Sanctury, the Chorvad holiday home etc. can be visited by staying at the Rajendra Bhavan at Veraval.

A stay at the Muirhead guest house at Bhavnagar will provide an easy opportunity to go to Palitana, about 53 Km , to see the marble Jain temple on the Shetrunjaya hill and also the salt and Marine Research Institute in Bhavnagar. The Manoranjan guest house in Junagadh is a convenient spot from where one can see the Sakkar Bag, the edicts of Asoka, the Damodar Kund, theMaqbara in Junagadh and also the Jain temples on the Girnar and the Muslim holy place, the Jamial Shah Pir on the Datar hill nearby. The Kirti Mandir , the Kanya Gurukul and the Bharat Smriti can be visited by staying at the villas in Porbandar.The Umed Bhavan, the guest house in Bhuj, affords an opportunity to pay a visit to the major port Kandla, Anjar and the Gandhidham.

Tourism is the third highest net earner of foreign exchange for the countryand also one of the sectors that employs the largest number of manpower. The growth in tourism industry has been about 230% since 1990 to 2000. It is estimated that the tourism industry could contribute about US $1.8 billion to the GDP by 2020.

The all State Governments in India are now, also busy in developing the places of tourist interest in their respective States. They are planning to bring about new schemes for effecting tourist complexes by joining a number of tourist spots by means of road-link and bus-service. It is hoped that tourism in India will highly develop by the combined efforts of the Central Government and the State Governments

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