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Geography:

Gujarat Rest On The Western Coast Of India, Bounded By The Arabian Sea To The West And Surrounded By The State Of Rajasthan On The North, Madhya Pradesh On The East And Maharashtra On The South.  The History Of Gujarat Is Very Ancient And Dates Back To Pre-Historic Age. It Is Difficult To Reflect The Complete Historical Records Of Thousands Of Years On Few Pages. Hence, We Are Summarizing The Same Into Three Periods I.E. Ancient, Medieval And Modern Periods.

Traditionally, Gujarat Is Subdivided Into Four Geographic Regions With Distinguishable Socio Culture Characteristics. The Division Included Mainland Gujarat, Which Stretches From The Southern End Of The Aravali Mountains To The Northern Trip Of The Western Ghats; Saurashtra   Formerly Known As Kathiawad; Kutch; And The Tribal Belt. Gujarat Also Reveals Some Striking Attribute Shaped By Its Shared History With Rajasthan And Sindh Region Of Pakistan.

Gujarat Today Offers A Wide Range Of The Most Spectacular Attractions - Which Includes Breathtaking Locations And Scenic Landscapes. Gujarat Is Also A Melting Pot Of Several Civilizations Resulting In A Vibrant Culture And A Rich Heritage. Gujarat Is Home To The Unique With Its Exceptional Archeological Sites, Several Architectural Marvels And Witnesses Of Its Glorious History And Pilgrim Centers For Many Faiths. Finally, It Is Also The Land Of Several Mythological And Historical Figures Like The Legendary Krishna And Mahatma Gandhi The Apostle Of Non-Violence.

The Effective Development In Infrastructure Undertaken By The Corporation Has Helped The State To Increase The Number Of Tourists To Gujarat. The Efforts In Promoting Infrastructure In Keeping With The Spirit Of The State, Its People And Its Natural Environment Have Won The Corporation Such Prestigious Awards As The National Tourism Awards-2005-06 For Best Kept Tourism Monument-Champaner And Excellence In Publication (Collateral).

Gujarati Provincial Architecture: 

The Period From 1300 To 1550 Saw A Remarkable Flowering Of Gujarati Provincial Architecture. The New Muslim Rulers Made Full Use Of The Skills Of Hindu And Jain Builders And Craftsmen. The Mosques And Tombs That Were Newly Built Obey Strict Islamic Principles And Also Reflect The Combination Of Muslim Political Power And Hindu And Jain Architecture. The Mughal Emperor Humayun Took Malwa And Gujarat In 15345 But Soon Lost Both. His Son, Akbar, Reclaimed Both The Regions In A Military Operation And Secured The Region Of The Mughals For Two Centuries, Terminated By The Marathas In The Mid 18th Century.

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