Gujarat Travel Diary – 1 – Shining Gujarat

Post retirement we had a wonderful plan of exploring every year, one of the States and Union Territories in our country. That was working out nicely till 2019, when the dreaded CoVid 19 stuck. The years 2020 and 2021 saw us getting trapped in the residence.

At last, the opening came in March 2022. We decided that we will visit Gujarat (despite the fear of an oppressive heat). A detailed plan was drawn out (10 night & 11 days) covering nearly 2500 Kms of road journey. The tour was well coordinated and organized by Akshar Travels, Gujarat.

Here is a pictorial summary of our tour plan.

The explorer

Great experience it was. From the time we landed in Rajkot till the time we boarded our return flight at Ahmedabad, it was non stop learning about animals, places, heritage, culture, food and of course people.

From the non stop “Thambakoo” chewing Rajasthani driver (thanks to Film Stars who are responsible for this addiction in many people) to the tribal people selling their wares in Little Rann of Kutch, evidences of our Sanatana Dharma, everyone in search of pure happiness kept cropping up by the minute again and again.

My iPhone X literally cried for help. Help came only through places where photography was not allowed. Consolidating the photos and preserving them is a mammoth task. That process has just started and the first focus is on my favorite, the Sun – Aditya. The reason is “After all Gujarat is shining. Isn’t it?

Here is Shining Gujarat, a video of Sun Shine across our entire route in Gujarat

Shining Gujarat

Author: prabhusponder

A novice venturing out to explore the meaning of life

4 thoughts on “Gujarat Travel Diary – 1 – Shining Gujarat”

  1. Beautiful collection and streaming of SunRise Sir. Glad you witnessed Shining Gujarat. Indeed it is in the nook and corner of our nation we can see the foundation of Happiness from Sanatan Dharma everywhere.
    Happy travelling Sir.

  2. Wow! Simply superb & very soothing.
    Hats off to your creativity, imaginative, conceptual, photographic, writing & IT skills.
    Also, thanks for your patience, perseverance in capturing & recording what all positive things you have experienced and share it.
    Please keep continuing & I am waiting for the sequel to this.

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