The State of Gujarat occupies the northern extremity of the western sea-board of India. The State is renowned for its beaches, holy temples, and historic cities replete with immense architectural wealth and wildlife sanctuaries. The fascinating handicrafts, mouth-watering cuisine and colorful lifestyle of the people of Gujarat, are renowned all over the colorful lifestyle of the people of Gujarat, are renowned all over the country. The hard work and civilized approach of the people of Gujarat are evident in every walk of life.
Over a long period, Gujarat has been the abode of a number of settlers as well as conqueres- and amalgamated their cultures into its very own. It is believed that lord Krishna has left Mathura to settle on the west of Saurashtra, which later come to be known as Dwarka the gateway. Being a coastal State, Gujarat has had contacts with the Western trading world since Groce – Roman times. In fact, in Lothal a civilization dating back to 3000 BC has been excavated which bears testimony of the State. Later the Aryans from Central Asia found it a good entry point. It saw various kingdoms-Mauryans, GuptasPratiharas and others. It was with Chalukyas (Solanki) that Gujarat witnessed progress and prosperity. After the golden age of Gupta's, Gujarat successively came under the Rajput kings, the Muslim Sultans, the Mughals and finally under the British Raj, which however, executed Saurashtra and its 202 States.