The diverse culture of Gujarat truly showcases unity in diversity. With varied languages, colorful traditional attires, joyous fairs and festivals, generous hospitality, skillful art & craft and enchanting music and dance, the state will surely leave you spell bounded.
Gujarati is main language of the people of Gujarat. Surti, Charotari, Kathiawai and kutchi are the other languages spoken in some parts of the state.
The state of Gujarat celebrates an array of festivals such as Navratri Mahotsav, International Kite festival, Holi, Deepawali, Bhadra Purnima Fair, Shamlaji Melo, Vautha Mela and Rathyatra.
The people of Gujarat are mainly Hindus. Some of the other religions found here are Muslims and Jains with a minority of Zoroastrians or Parsis.
The traditional dress of Gujarat, which is mostly seen worn in the rural areas is chania choli for women and kedia dress for men.
The people of Gujarat are generally vegetarians and deeply religious, god fearing, warm-welcoming and live in harmony with each other.
Gujarati food is a scrumptious spread of an array of delicacies. Some of the famous Gujarati dishes are foods are, undhiu, thepla, bhajia, gathiya and farsans. A typical Gujarati thali in most of the homes comprises Rotli, Dal or Kadhi, Rice, and Shaak/Sabzi along with pickles and roasted papads. Buttermilk &tea are the popular beverages here.
The state of Gujarat showcases Indian culture at its best. The artisans here are known for their Brass and Iron Items, Embroidery, Dhurries, Jewellery, Paintings, Tangalia, woodcraft, printing etc.
Gujarat has given various ragas to classical music such as Bilaval, Sorathi, Ahiri, Lati, Khambavati etc. Some of the folk songs are Lullaby, Rannade and Nupital. Some of the wind instruments found here are Turi, Ravan Hattho, Bungal, Pava, Ektaro, Jantar etc. Some of the percussion instruments found here are Manjira and Zanz pot drum. Garba is the most popular dance form that is performed in various occasions Navaratri, Vasant Panchami, Sharad Purnima etc.