Welcome to West India
The western part of India includes the states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Goa. It also houses the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu. This region is highly industrialized, with a large urban population. Regional languages like Marathi, Rajashtani & Gujarati are widely spoken here.
The famous cities in this region are Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Thane, Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Kota etc. Some of the famous hill stations in this region are Mount Abu, Lonavala-Khandala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar etc. Mumbai is the most famous city and the financial hub of India. It is the city of fashion & Bollywood. The famous muslim pilgrimage Dargah Sharif in Ajmer is situated in this region. Udaipur city is famous for its nature tourism, also known as "the lake city of India". Nasik is the famous Hindu Pilgrimage center. Folk dances like the Ghoomar of Rajasthan & Garba of Gujarat is famous all over India. Pohay, Shrikhand, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav are good examples of Maharashtrian cuisine. Goa's cuisine is dominated by the use of rice, coconut, seafood, Kokum & cashew-nuts. Gujarati cuisine is almost exclusively vegetarian and Daal Bati Churma is famous in Rajasthan.