Gujarat is the Western most state in India and home to cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, Jamnagar... Gujarat borders Pakistan, and the states of Rajasthan to the north-east, Madhya Pradesh to the east, Maharashtra and the Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the south. The international border with Pakistan is to the north-west. The Arabian Sea makes up the state's western coast. Its capital, Gandhinagar is a planned city and is located near Ahmedabad, the former state capital and the current commercial center of Gujarat. Surat is a Major industrial city located in south Gujarat also known as the Diamond city.
Gujarat is the only home of Asiatic Lions. Outside Africa,
Sasan Gir is the only natural habitat of lions in India.
Besides lions, the other big cat can be found in the state are Panthers. Panthers are spread across large plains of Saurashtra and mountains of South Gujarat.
Tigers have also been seen in the jungles of Dang..
Little Rann of Kutch is famous for having the last population of Indian wild ass.
Whale sharks can be seen off the coast from Okha to Veraval.
Jamnagar has Indias first Marine National Park.. there are 42 islands here in the gulf.. some fringed with sandy beaches and coral reefs.
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