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