Travelling around Western India is surprisingly different to other areas in India. The westerly region of India includes the states Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujarat and have wonderful hidden treasures that are the perfect destinations for your travels.
Udaipur has a rich cultural history combined with sweeping stunning landscapes. Filled with palaces and temples, the tranquillity of the area is enhanced by Lake Pichola. Often regarded as the ‘City of Lakes’ and the ‘Venice of the East’, this city of Western India is ideal for a break revelling in natural landscapes juxtaposed with architectural grandeur.
This majestic waterfall is situated in the charming landscapes of Goa. This resplendent natural beauty is a must-see in the area. Goa is most commonly associated with its idyllic beaches, however, discover this gem of an attraction for something different on your travels. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic nearby and enjoy the view or go swimming the lake underneath – particularly during monsoon season.
Bhuj is a city situated in the state of Gujarat. Home to one of the first Swaminarayan Sampraday temples, built in 1822, Bhuj is the ideal to explore the history of the area. Explore the ancient traditions of civilisations and the complex heritage of Bhuj with the booming textile industry as well.
The bubble pond in Netravali is a rather spectacular sight. This bubble lake of Goa is known as Bubbud Talli is a sacred tank of bubble connected to the Gopinath temple. The natural phenomenon of this lake is the rhythmic quality and patterns created by the emerging bubbles. Furthermore, these bubbles emerge when you clap! You won’t believe it until you see it.
Great Rann of Kutch
This remarkable place in Gujarat has to be on your top travel list. Here, you’ll find the largest salt desert in the world, spanning an incredible 10,000 kilometres. Then, when monsoon season hits, the whole desert is underwater. The inspiring landscape of Rann of Kutch will ensure that it’ll be a trip you’ll never forget.
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