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Top Travel Destinations in West India

The top travel destinations in West India offers yet another unique and amazing travel experience that one has not seen in other parts of India. The states of west India exhibit a rare and unique culture which is visible only in these regions. The states in West India has everything to offer for travel enthusiasts which include beaches, hill stations, monuments, ancient temples, national wildlife parks, adventure destinations.

The States and Union Territories that constitutes the western part of India are Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Let us have a brief look at each of them.

Goa
Goa is one of the smallest states in India and was once under the rule of the Portuguese. Most of the cities in Goa still show the cultural influence of the Portuguese, which makes this state an interesting travel destination in West India. Things that make Goa  a hot tourist destination are the beautiful beaches, ancient Churches, Temples and World heritage architecture. Mapusa, Margao, Panaji, Ponda, and Vasco Da Gama are some of the major places in Goa, that are worth visiting.

Gujarat
Gujarat is a state in the western part of India which is home to the major sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Gujarat also holds high importance as a historic destination in India and is also one of the most industrialized Indian State. Gujarat has some of the best historic monuments, wildlife parks,  ancient temples, ports and beaches which makes it a hot tourist destination in West India. Some of the major places of attraction include Lothal, Dholavira, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Gondal, Jamnagar, Mandvi, Porbander, Rajkot etc.

Maharashtra  
Maharashtra is the most beautiful state in West India and is home to some of the major tourist attractions in India. Mumbai, which is the commercial capital of India is also the capital city of Maharashtra. Maharashtra has some of the best hill stations, beaches, monuments, temples, churches, wildlife parks and other picnic spots which make it a popular travel destinations in West India. Mumbai, Pune,  Aurangabad, Bhandardara, Matheran, Panchagani, Raigad etc are some of the major places of attractions in Maharashtra.

Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu is a Union Territory in West India which has a clear Portugese influence as this city was a part of Portugese India some years back. Beautiful landscapes, beaches, forts and churches add more value to the tourism industry in Daman and Diu. Some of the major attractions include Devka Beach, Fort of Diu, Jampore beach, Nagoa Beach, Our Lady of Rosary Chapel, Hilsa Aquarium, Kachigam Water Tank etc.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is another Union Territory in Western India, which was also once a part of the Portugese India. Dadra and Nagar Haveli is an amazing tourist destination with green forests, bautiful waterfalls, mountain ranges, rivers and an amazing wealth of flora and fauna. Silvassa city, Vanganga Lake Garden, Hirwavan garden, Tribal Museum etc are some of the major tourist attractions in Dadra and Nagar Haveli