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Getting to Gujarat

Getting to Gujarat

Gujarat is located on the western coast of the Indian Peninsula. It borders Pakistan and Rajasthan to the north-east, Madhya Pradesh to the east, Maharashtra and the Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli to the south.

Transport :

Gujarat has its exuberant means of transportation which ranges from:

(1) Airways :

Ahmedabad, the premier Airport of Gujarat is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, etc. by daily services. Gujarat has it’s own International Airport ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport’, which connects to Countries worldwide. The State’s other Airports are Vadodara, Surat, Kandla, Jamnagar, Keshod, Porbandar, Bhavnagar and Bhuj, Rajkot.

It has the longest coastline among Indian states stretching 1,600 kms. Dotted with 41 ports (including 1 major, 11 intermediate and 29 minor)

Ahmedabad Airport : Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport :

The Airport serves metropolitan areas of two cities in the State of Gujarat - Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar - and is located 8 km from the Ahmedabad Railway Station and 17.1 km from Ahmedabad Airport to Gandhinagar. It is named after statesman and former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The airport is spread over an area of 1,124 acres (4.55 km2) with the runway measuring 11,811 ft (3,600 m).

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Domestic Airports :

(1) Bhavnagar Airport : Bhavnagar Airport, 9 km from the city of Bhavnagar.

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(2) Bhuj Airport : Shyamji Krishna Verma, Bhuj Airport.

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(3) Jamnagar Airport : 10 km from the City of Jamnagar.

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(4) Kandla Airport ( Gandhidham ) : situated at Kandla, near Gandhidham, in Kutchh district.

(5) Keshod Airport (Junagadh) : Keshod Airport is found 3 km from Keshod city in Junagadh District.

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(6) Porbandar Airport : is situated 5 km from the city of porbandar.

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(7) Rajkot Airport : 4 Km from the city of Rajkot.

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(8) Surat Airport : on Magdalla Road, Surat.

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(9) Vadodara Airport : Domestic Airport Can be Found Near Vadodara City in Gujarat.

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(2) National Highways :

Gujarat has approximately 72,165 kms. of roads and it is well connected to other states of the Indian union by road and rail. 

National Highway 8 A Connects Ahmedabad-Limbdi-Morbi-Kandla

National Highway 8 B Connects Bamanbor – Rajkot – Gondal – Jetpur and Porbandar

National Highway 8 C Connects Chiloda – Gandhinagar and Sarkhej
The first Express Highway number 1 has been operational between Ahmedabad and Vadodara.

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(3) Railways :  Fast, cheap, simple transportation of both goods and passengers. Main cities of Gujarat are connected to metro cities in India. Three major rail routes are: Broad Gauge, Meter Gauge.

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(4) Waterway :  The coastline of Gujarat is approximately 1600 kms long. Thus, trade and transportation through sea route is well developed.