This is a travel note which has been a prisoner of lethargy for the better part of this year. I am attempting to write it down mainly for the reason that Gujarat does not find a place in the usual tourist map – the space there is usually reserved for Rajasthan, Kerala, Kashmir….

When we decided to move around Gujarat last Dec – Jan, it was more of a choice by elimination than by selection. The whole of North India was reeling under a cold wave and all the places we shortlisted were under its grip. Gujarat seemed more moderate in comparison. So, Gujarat emerged as a compromise candidate and like all compromise candidates it did well !

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