Two of the most developed states and two of the famous tourist states in India are in the Western Region. Also, two union territories are included in Western India. Plus, this region shares a border with Pakistan. In Western India, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, and Rajasthan are the four states, whereas Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu are the union territories.

Jaipur is the bright, cheery capital city of Rajasthan that attracts visitors from around the world. It is home to several “mahals” or palaces. Furthermore, you will travel through the desert sands on the back of a camel just to visit these exquisite palaces. Jodhpur is home to many historical monuments. Mumbai and Pune are the gems of Maharashtra. They are the industrialized sector of the state. Mumbai is the dream city for the wannabe actors. Pushkar and Surat are popular religious sites.

If the heat of Rajasthan turns out to be unbearable for you, take a trip to Mount Abu (hill station). Hidden amidst the breathtaking scenery of the lush green forests of Kumbhalgarh on the windward side of the Aravalli hills, lies a gorgeous fort. Goa is the beach paradise in India. Young people from around the nation flock here to have bachelor parties or just to have a refreshing trip.

Getting Around:

Different states speak different languages. Gujratis speak Gujarati; Maharashtrians speak Marathi, and Marwari is the lingua franca in Rajasthan. However, you should not worry. If you know Hindi then you can communicate with locals. Also, English can come in handy in urban cities, but not in rural areas.

Roads are extensive throughout Western India. They connect all the major cities in Maharashtra, Gujrat, and Rajasthan. Also, flights are available between the cities. If you want to save some time for sightseeing you can hop on a plane.

The delicious dhokla of Gujrat, proud palaces of Jaisalmer, artsy theaters in Mumbai, and white sandy beaches of Goa all come together to create the magic of Western India.

November 30, 2016 10:46 am Published by

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