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Over 1.35 Crore Tourists Visit Gujarat's Legendary Tourist Spots During Summer Vacation

Tourists are coming to Gujarat from home and abroad. During the summer vacation period this year, from April 1 to June 10, 2024, more than 1.35 crore tourists visited tourist attractions and pilgrimages.
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Tourists from home and abroad have a different attraction towards the tourism sectors of Gujarat. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, various infrastructure facilities have been developed to take the tourism sector of Gujarat to the world level and make the experience of tourists unprecedented. Twice the number of tourists enjoyed the beauty and diversity of the state.

During the summer vacation period this year, from 1 April to 10 June 2024, more than 1.35 crore tourists visited 12 tourist attractions and pilgrimage sites in the state. In the year 2023, 1.14 crore tourists visited these places during the months of April and May, compared to which the number of tourists has increased by 17 percent this year.

During this period famous attractions of Gujarat like Statue of Unity (SoU), Atal Bridge, Riverfront-Flower Park, Kankaria Lake, Somnath Temple, Ambaji Temple, Pavagadh Temple, Dwarka Temple, Science City-Ahmedabad, Vadnagar, Gir and Devalia Safari as well A large number of people had arrived to enjoy the Ahmedabad Metro Railway.

order tourist destination April-23 April-24 May-23 May-24
1 SoU and attractions 158605 176942 185989 266835
2 Atal Bridge 209218 184924 264956 241581
3 Riverfront-Flower Park 14965 38538 14718 16548
4 Pebble Lake 517438 534639 664400 575987
5 Pavagadh Temple 647712 678508 523307 533281
6 Ambaji temple 518464 947714 648890 927423
7 Science City-Awad 79984 79984 87010 127568 108408
8 Vadnagar 31247 41302 33341 35152
9 Somnath Temple 762558 564676 1018113 924585 762558 564676 1018113 924585
10 Dwarka Temple 658403 527378 657606 1103110
11 Gir-Dewalia Safari 68580 55998 116011 106935
12 Ahmedabad Metro 1563501 2306591 2005374 2547534
Total   5230675 6144220 6260273 7387379

Ahmedabad is a hot favorite destination of tourists

The heritage city of Ahmedabad has become the most preferred destination among tourists coming to enjoy 'Khushbu Gujarat Ki'. Ahmedabad has been the most preferred destination and district in terms of number of tourists in the year 2023-24.

Top 10 Districts (Year 2023-24) Top 10 Tourist Destinations (Year 2023-24)

order District Number of Tourists (in Lakhs) order tourist destination Tourists (in lakhs)
1 Ahmedabad 426.96 1 Ahmedabad city 225.8
2 Banaskantha 185.21 2 Ambaji temple 164.6
3 Gir Somnath 139.43 3 Somnath Temple 97.93
4 Devbhumi Dwarka 138.29 4 Dwarka Temple 83.54
5 Panchmahal 104.43 5 Pebble Lake 79.67
6 Surat 83.64 6 Pavagadh 76.66
7 Mehsana 83.21 7 Surat city 62.31
8 Kutch 75.21 8 Sabarmati Riverfront 44.76
9 Junagadh 66.07 9 SoU Ektanagar 43.53
10 Vadodara 57.7 10 Dakor 34.22

Allocation of ₹ 2077 crore in the budget to develop tourism facilities

The state government has taken several steps to develop the tourism sector in the state and by boosting allied activities, creating new employment opportunities. ₹ 2077 crore has been allocated in the budget for the year 2024-25 for the Department of Tourism to improve the experience of tourists visiting Gujarat. In which attractive tourist destinations, religious, cultural and adventure attractions as well as eco-tourism will be developed.

The state's tourism attractions reached the world with the hosting of G-20 meetings

Recently, a series of G-20 meetings hosted by India were also held in Gujarat. The state government, by successfully hosting the G-20 meetings at world-class tourist spots such as the Dhordo of Kutch and the Statue of Unity, introduced the rich heritage of the state to the representatives of the G-20 countries.

The G-20 delegates appreciated it by visiting attractions including Dholavira, Modhera Sun Temple, Ahmedabad's historical heritage, Gift City and Dandi Cottage. The visit to the ancient cities was a memorable memory for him and in his responses he said that these are world heritages, which need to be preserved for future generations.

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