Gujarat, India's westernmost state, has varied terrain and numerous sacred sites. In its urban center of Ahmedabad is the Calico Museum of Textiles, displaying antique and modern Indian fabrics. Spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi's base from 1917–1930 was Sabarmati Ashram, where his living quarters remain on view. The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), built in the 15th century, has a huge courtyard and a columned design.

The winters are mild, pleasant, and dry with average daytime temperatures around 29 °C (84 °F) and nights around 12 °C (54 °F) with 100 percent sunny days and clear nights. The summers are extremely hot and dry with daytime temperatures around 49 °C (120 °F) and at night no lower than 30 °C (86 °F).
Some of Gujarat's specialties are: ·         Patola Silk Sarees. ·         Bandhnis and traditional Gagra-Cholis. ·         Embroidered, Appliquéd Quilts. ·         Bangles. ·         Khadi. ·         Jewelry. ·         Handlooms and Handicrafts.


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