Gujarat borders the Tharparkar, Badin and Thatta districts of Pakistan’s Sindh province to the northwest, is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the southwest, the state of Rajasthan to the northeast, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and by Maharashtra, the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu to the south. The western Indian state Gujarat has 33 districts after several splits of the original 17 districts at the formation of the state in 1960. Kutch is the largest district of Gujarat while Dang is the smallest. Ahmedabad is the most populated district while Kutch is the least.
There are 251 Talukas (subdivisions of districts) in Gujarat.
Historically, the north was known as Anarta, the Kathiawar peninsula, “Saurastra”, and the south as “Lata”.Gujarat was also known as Pratichya and Varuna. The Arabian Sea makes up the state’s western coast. The capital, Gandhinagar is a planned city. Gujarat has an area of 75,686 sq mi (196,030 km2) with the longest coastline (24% of Indian sea coast) 1,600 kilometres (990 mi), dotted with 41 ports: one major, 11 intermediate and 29 minor. Chorwad Beach – Chorwad Beach of Gujarat is another beach situated on the west coast of India. It is situated at a distance of 66 km from Junagadh. Chorwad has a high potential of attracting both domestic as well as international tourists. The beach consists of rocky hills and presents an opportunity for boat rides.
– Diu Beach – Diu beach is situated off the Saurashtra coast and is connected to the state of Gujarat via a causeway. Diu is a secluded island and has a small population.
– Umbergam Beach – Umargam is about 6 km from Umargam Road railway station on Mumbai-Surat rail section. This region was a part of Thane district prior to the creation of Gujarat in 1960.
Umargam is situated on the southern bank of Nargol creek. It was a small village about two centuries ago, serving as a transit point for exporting marine produce from the fishing port Nargol on the Northern Bank of the creek.
– Madhavpur Beach – Madhavpur Ghed Beach is on Porbandar-Veraval Highway and residing in Porbadar. It is a well-known tourist attraction with high current tides reaching the shores with deadly speed and establishes various local facilities, may it be camel rides or stalls of baked corn. Due to severe high currents, beach activities during monsoon seasons are limited.
– Tithal Beach (Valsad) – Tithal beach is 5 km from Valsad.
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