Postcards from Gujarat

“It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting” – Anonymous

As every time, this time too, I could not keep my vacation waiting and thus the delay in this post. I had been travelling far and abroad for last few weeks but sharing this post had been on my mind.

So, as promised here are some postcards for you from the vibrant, cultural and colorful state of Gujarat.

After having watched all the entrancing advertisements of Gujarat tourism featuring Amitabh Bachchan, I traveled to this spectacular state few months back with family and it treated us to some architecturally rich temples, mesmerizing sun sets, bollywood link ups to grand palaces , spectacular art and craft forms, flavors of local food and most of all, hospitality of locals.

So much has been said about this striking state already, hence, without much ado, I will let the photographs do the talking!

Women strolling on the road which connects their villages to highways. Location : On a bumpy village road in Gujarat
On their regular beat, some routines are fabulous. Location : Near Rann of Kutch
There are manifold reasons to call Gujarat the most colorful and vibrant state. Location : One of the shops during Rann of Kutch festival
The sun submerges in the horizon painting the sky and the white desert with hues of pink, orange and purple. The most astounding sunset I ever witnessed was at Rann of Kutch. Location : Rann of Kutch
It is absolutely difficult to get over these sunscapes and I ended up creating many magical pictures. Location : Rann of Kutch
Experience of staying in one of the mud houses of a home stay made sure that I feel one of them.  Location: Home stay in Kutch
A boon for shoppers looking our for traditional colorful clothes. Location : Bhujodi, a village near Bhuj, Gujarat
Traditional mirror work on mud painting, done majorly in Gujarat. Location : Bhujodi, a village near Bhuj, Gujarat
A senior folk in action of giving final touch ups to this beautiful hut. Location : Bhujodi, a village near Bhuj, Gujarat
Setting sun makes for my favorite shots! Location : Somnath, Gujarat
Architectural marvel and beautiful darshan of Lord Krishna.  Location : Dwarkadhish temple, Gujarat
Red seems to be the color of tradition, love and culture. Vibrance everywhere 🙂  Location : Dwarka, Gujarat
I may just have found my secret of happiness. Everyday, sun bids goodbye by painting this canvas. Yet, every single time the sight overwhelms me leaving me mesmerized! Not all monotony is bad after all. Location: Mandvi, Gujarat
I may just have found my secret of happiness. Everyday, sun bids goodbye by painting this canvas with pink, orange and red hues. Yet, every single time the sight overwhelms me leaving me mesmerized! Not all monotony is bad after all.  Location : Somewhere on the roads of Gujarat
Upon asking to click her picture, she posed with her half opened eyes and sported a charming toothless smile. She wove this piece of handloom fabric in 20 days. Location : Bhujodi, a village near Bhuj, Gujarat
It was like a dream to watch sun set from this grand palace. I was taken to my dreamworld for a moment . Location : Vijay Villas Palace, Mandvi, Gujarat
Loved the grand set of Hum Dil de chuke Sanam? It was none other than a palace in Gujarat.  Location : Vijay Villas Palace, Mandvi, Gujarat
All of us behold the nature’s charm!  This time we had company while savoring the shades of twilight. Location : On the way to Dwarka, Gujarat
Sudama setu in the background of the architecturally well done up resting places on the banks of river. Location : Dwarka, Gujarat
How about a window with such views even in a religious town! Prayers in temple can wait while I thank God for blessing me with such spectacles. Location : Dwarka, Gujarat
Locals at Dwarka doing their daily chores at wee hours. Location : Dwarka, Gujarat
It was a magical vibe while entering the doors of Dwarka, the God’s town situated on the banks of Gomti river. Location : Dwarka, Gujarat
I wonder the destination of this green beauty. Does it carry cargo or take people to their homes? So many questions cross my mind but left unanswered. Location : On my way to Beyt Dwarka, Gujarat
The sun rays at the golden hour caressed my body and soul. Location : On my way to Beyt Dwarka, Gujarat

Share if you have some postcards from Gujarat! Drop a comment below if you like these 🙂

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19 Replies to “Postcards from Gujarat”

  1. So many wonderful photos. Brings out the essence of Gujrat.

  2. These are beautiful photos! The mud house stay sounds super cool!

    1. Thanks Kristie 🙂

  3. Thats one awesome photo essay on Gujrat. Such beautiful captures narrating your trip. Loved it 😍…… I love their mirror work

    1. Thanks 🙂 Glad you liked the pictures

  4. Seriously stunning pictures! This is top of my mind as my next Indian travel destination. The color of the sun…wow! Did you go to around full moon to Rann?

    1. Nope, couldn’t be there on full moon! Thanks for all the kind words 🙂

  5. The colour of Gujurat are spectacular. I’ve only travelled in India a very little bit (three weeks in Tamil Nadu) but I’d love to go back again and again to give each province its fair share of time. Thanks for sharing these pics.

  6. Beautiful water, fabrics and sunsets! You’ve captured the atmosphere of this city very well!

  7. Wow the colors in this city are breathtaking! Your photography is also stunning, I am dying to go on a camel ride in life!!

  8. Lovely pictures 🙂

  9. Your photography really brings Gujarat alive, the richness of colour, texture and detail and the insight into architecture, people, culture. Lovely.

  10. These photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing them with us!

  11. Love Gujarat for its vibrancy. Your pictures brought that alive. I had been there a couple of times. But still wanna go back.

  12. I really am enjoying all the beautiful colours in Guarat, as well as the very unique design in their homes. So awesome that you got to stay in one for a homestay.

  13. Peter Korchnak says: Reply

    Great travel quote in the open. I’ve been rude to my vacation for a while now. Soon! Though Gujarat, as colorful as it seems, may have to wait a little longer.

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  15. Absolutely loved this post! Such beautiful pictures! 🙂
    I grew up in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, but never travelled anywhere in those days. The travel bug bit me after marriage, after I moved to Bangalore. How I wish I had explored the beautiful Gujarat in detail then!

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