15 Historical Monuments of National Importance in Gujarat

Gujarat Tourism offers picturesque landscapes, amazing and unique wildlife,long stretches of coastlines and historical sites. The state has list of historical monuments of national importance along with Somnath temple,Palitana temples,Lakhpat, Surat Castle,Bhadra Fort,Ahmed Shah’s Mosque,Navlakha temple,Dholavira Ancient Site,Gates of Ahmedabad,Stepwells of Ahmedabad, Old Ruined Temple of Mahadev,Pavagadh Jain Temple,Kalikamata Temple Pavagadh and Maratha Palace.

Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka


Dwarkadhish Temple is part of Char Dham Yatra and one of the holiest temple of Lord Krishna in India. Dwarkadhish Temple also known as Jagat Mandir is among the top attraction in Dwarka along with Rukmini Temple and Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple.



Lothal is one of 7 Wonders of Gujarat and a very old ancient city of Indus valley civilisation. The Archaeological site is situated near the village of Saragwala and a must visit place in Gujarat to know early civilisations of the Old World.



Dholavira is the major ancient city of the Harappan civilization and one of the largest sites of Harappan in the Indian sub continent. The site is fifth largest of eight major Harappan sites and taken care by Archaeological Survey of India.

Surat Castle

Surat Castle is a great fortification and ancient monuments in the state. The Old Fort of Surat stands tall in the city and one of the many popular tourist attractions in the state of Gujarat.

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara


Laxmi Vilas Palace is the magnificent building and a prime tourist attraction in Vadodara. The palace house most modern amenities and know for the best style of Indo Saracenic Revival architecture.

Jhulta Minar, Ahmedabad


Jhulta Minar of Ahmedabad also known as Sidi Bashir Mosque is a pairs of Shaking Minarets, located in the city of Ahmedabad. Shaking Minarets are prime tourist attraction in the city for its unique construction along with Raj Bibi mosque.

Bhujia Fort, Bhuj

Bhujia Hill Fort is one of the large fort in Gujarat and known for six major battles of the history, located in the town of Bhuj of Kutch. Lakhota Fort in Jamnagar,Bhadra Fort of Ahmedabad and Surat Castle are few great fortification in the state.

Sun Temple, Modhera


Modhera Sun Temple is one of the magnificent temple in Gujarat and amongst the few shrines that are dedicated to Sun God in India. The temple is situated on the banks of the Pushpavati river and also famous as one of the Indian temple with erotic sculptures.

Hutheesing Jain Temple, Ahmedabad


Hutheesing Jain Temple has the best Jain architecture in Gujarat, dedicated to Dharmanatha Tirthankar. The Hutheesing Temple and Palitana temples are two best known Jain temples in Gujarat.

Jama Mosque, Ahmedabad


Jama Mosque is the most splendid mosque of Ahmedabad and one of the must visit Masjid in India, situated outside Bhadra Fort. The Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad was the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent at that time.

Mahabat Maqbara, Junagadh


Mahabat Maqbara of Junagadh is a mausoleum and one of the major tourist attractions in Junagadh along with Gir national park and Girnar hills. The mausoleum is also featured in abandoned places of EKAANT series on EPIC Channel.

Rani ki Vav, Patan


The old city and outskirts of Patan has major monuments such as Sahastralinga Tank,Rani ki vav Step wells. Rani ki vav is added in the list of World heritage sites and a must place in Gujarat, Patan is home to many tourist attractions including forts,places,Patola sari,Gates and step wells.

Kirti Toran, Vadnagar


Kirti Toran at Vadnagar is a 40 feet tall arch, built in red and yellow sandstone. Vadnagar is the birthplace of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and blessed with various places of interest.

Buddhist Caves, Junagadh

Buddhist Cave of Junagadh are important rock cut group of the caves, famous for attractive structures and architecture. These caves located near Modhimath, Uperkot and at Khapara Kodia.

Monuments of Champaner Pavagadh


Champaner and Pavagadh Archaeological Park has 114 national monuments including temples, tombs, wells and mosques. Some of the major monuments of Champaner Pavagadh are Sahar ki Masjid mosques,Pavagadh Jain temple and the most visited temple on the hill, Kalika Mata temple.

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