Monday, December 26, 2011

Ahmedpur Mandvi

Ahmedpur Mandvi

Ahmedpur Mandvi is a beautiful sea-resort, commands a panoramic view across the creek of Diu island. The 6-km. Big beach provides utmost relaxation to visitors and ideal place for water sports and enjoying traditional food in huts decorated with local style of architecture. The mud-plastered low-roof cottages are unique and provide space to visitors with swings in the verandah and an open air sitting in space of the courtyard. Fairs and festivals of cultural importance offer a lot of colour and sounds for the promotion of cultural tourism are also being promoted as annual features in Gujarat. These fairs are of big draw to foreign tourists. Tarnetar fair of Surendranagar, kite festival of Ahmedabad, Saputara summer festival, rann utsav of Katchchh and Navratri are some of the important fairs and festivals organised by the Gujarat Tourism Corporation.

Gujarat is a paradise for tourist shopping and for curie hunters. The State of Gujarat is famous for both quality and design of textiles, traditional and modern. The tie and dye of Bandhani work of Jamnagar is famous. Gujarat is also known for hand printing on cloth and traditional motifs and pictures of Gods and Goddesses. The Jari or gold thread work of Surat is legendary. The Surat Gajee or satin silk has a luscious shimmer to it. The coloured rugs, many handicrafts from Kachchh, the brass covered wooden chests of Bhavnagar and woolen shawls from Saurashtra are attractive items for tourists. Gujarat tourism also conducts regular tours and provides transport of various types for tourists. Details can be had from its central office at Ashram Road, Ahmedabad and branches at Delhi, Bombay Vadodara, Surat and Junagadh.

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