Gujarat has been in the news for a while on account of its elections. Several areas of Gujarat went in for polling in the first phase on December 9. As we wait for the drama to unfold when the results come out, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the immense, underrated beauty of this wonderful Indian state. Gujarat is home to some of the most intriguing temples, mosques and monuments. Not to mention, the vast and breathtaking salt marshland – Great Rann of Kutch – which attracts visitors from all over the globe, especially during winter when it hosts the Rann Utsav. And then there is the Gir Forest National Park which is home to the Asiatic lion. Gujarat has enough to keep you interested and give you a pleasant break from your daily routine. And if you like history, there is the Sabarmati and Porbandar associated with India’s most famous personality ever – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Here are some amazing photos of Gujarat that show why it is worth a visit especially during winters. Also Read - 'I Will Never Leave': Uttarakhand Man Returns Home After 24 Years Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Family Fails to Recognise Him

The Jain temples on top of Shatrunjaya hill in Palitana (Bhavnagar district) are Gujarat’s biggest attraction

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Lakshmi Vilas palace seen on a bright sunny afternoon: This Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890

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View of Dwarka and Krishna Temple Shree Dwarkadhish in Gujarat

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Sunset view of Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat

Gujarat sunset photo Rann of Kutch

Jain temples in Junagadh – View from Girnar Hill

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Some of the intricately carved marble shrines making up the vast temple complex at the top of Shatrunjaya Hill in Gujarat’s Patilana, sacred site for the Jain community

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Mahabat Maqbara Mausoleum in Junagadh

Gujarat mausoleum photo

Sheth Motishaw Tonk, Mount Shatrunjaya, Palitana, Gujarat

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Hindu pilgrims take a holy bath in the river Gomti – View of Gomti Ghat and Krishna temple Shree Dwarkadhish in Dwarka

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The Asiatic lion is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in India’s Gujarat state

Gujarat photo Gir Forest lion

So, for your next holiday, take a trip to Gujarat and witness its charm for yourself.