Gujarat, a town of tales and fantasies. There is so much to know about Gujarat that one can never get enough of it. It is a land of multiple languages. Come! Let us have a sneak peek into it with www.travellinkslive.com ‘Kemcho?’ is a famous Gujarati way of asking the each other ‘how are you’ followed by ‘Maja ma!’ which means ‘I am in joy’. Gujarati as you know is the mother tongue of the natives of Gujarat, even though many other languages are widely spoken throughout the state. You will be surprised to know that Gujarati itself has about 11 different dialects, spoken in various parts of the state. Since the state of Gujarat shares its borders with various states, a small section of its population, mainly the villages and small towns near the border speak the native languages of the neighboring states, namely Marwari, Marathi, Hindi along with Urdu and Sindhi. For the natives of Kutch-a semi-arid region in Gujarat-speaks Kachchi language as it is quite an important language of the area. Isn’t it fascinating to know that you will hear a different ‘boli’ wherever you go in Gujarat .You will more such interesting content with Travel Links Magazine and travellinkslive
Gujarat is a state of celebration. The cultural vivacity and richness of the state of Gujarat can be well captured through the many festivals of Gujarat. The fairs and festivals of Gujarat showcase the real vibrancy and colours of its diverse culture. The festivals of Navratri Mahotsav and Kite festival are celebrated by thousands of highly spirited people. Women dress beautifully wearing ‘Ghaghara- choli’ and their traditional jewellery and come together to pray to the Goddess for 9 days in a row. The prayer meet is then followed by the popular folk dance’ Dandiya’ played by both men and women in their traditional attires. This is just a mesmerizing site that you have experience at least once in your lifetime. The kite festival
popularly known as Makar Sankranti is yet another festival that is an absolute delight for your eyes. Hundreds of kites all in different sizes, colours and shapes fly in the sky throughout the day. The famous phrase ‘Kai pohche’ is said out aloud when someone cuts someone else’s kite. It is just such a joyful time for everyone. Many fairs namely- Shamlaji Melo, Bhadra Purnima Fair, and Mahadev Fair are conducted annually and are attended by a big flock of native community and also by tourists visiting from all around the world. Why don’t you experience all these things yourself and make some of the best memories of your life.
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By Dhruvi Chawla