Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the best tourism facilities in the historical lighthouses of Gujarat

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Sarbananda-Sonowal-inauguratedUnion Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated tourism facilities at the historic lighthouses of Dwarka, Gopnath and Veraval in Gujarat on 1 July 2023.

An Overview of the News 

  • The initiative is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of turning India's lighthouses into captivating heritage tourist destinations.

  • During the 75th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister highlighted the unique appeal of lighthouses as tourist attractions and identified 72 more lighthouses to promote tourism.

  • The objective of the inauguration is to showcase the rich culture, importance and charm of these lighthouses while attracting tourists from all over the world.

  • The tourist facilities combine historical charm with modern conveniences, providing visitors with an exceptional experience.

About Gujarat

  • It is a state situated on the west coast of India.

  • Its coastline is the longest in the country, extending for about 1,600 km (990 mi) along the Kathiawar Peninsula.

  • The area of Gujarat is approximately 196,024 km (75,685 sq mi), making it the fifth largest state in India.

  • Gujarat is bordered by Rajasthan, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and the Arabian Sea and Pakistani Sindh province.

Formation - 1 May 1960

Capital - Gandhinagar

Governor - Acharya Devvrat

Chief Minister - Bhupendra Bhai Patel

Rajya Sabha - 11 seats

Lok Sabha - 26 seats

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