Introduction of Gujarat Tourism :
Hospitality, the foundation on which the edifice of Gujarat tourism
is built, is indigenous to Gujarat. Gujarat sends largest number
of travelers to almost every corner of the world. But its strength
to be host has not been fully utilized due to the lack of information
highway. Gujarat Tourism offers colorful experience to its travelers
packed with pleasant surprises - endowed with forests and deserts,
hills and plains, sea and lakes, tribal hinterlands and special
interest destinations with a strong rail, road and air network.
Situated on the western coast of the Indian subcontinent covering
an area of 1,96,026 sq.km., the state of Gujarat has been transformed
into an industrial power-house during the last three decades reducing
its dependence on agriculture and textiles. Although the population
of Gujarat is only about 5% of India, it accounts for 10% of India’s
consumption, 16% of total exports and 30% of total stock market
capitalization. Gujarat accounts for 6% of India’s GDP and
the State Domestic Production (SDP) stands at around US $12 bn.
One of the most vibrant states, the economy of Gujarat registered
a growth rate of 17.6% between 1990-91 to 1997-98.
Gujarat Tourism - Having the only lion sanctuary of Asia, the
only temple clad summit of Shatrunjaya and the only site of the
Indus valley civilization with an elaborate network of hotels,
restaurants, entertainment parks, water resorts, kala bhandars
& many more, has an inherent strength to pull the Gujarat
tourism all over the world under the umbrella of web based services.