States and Union Territories in Western India:
The five Western India States and Union Territories, as defined by the Indian Government are Goa, Gujrat, Maharashtra, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
These five Western India States and Territories are shown in the list below. Clicking on any of these Western Indian States will take you to a short description of that State
Goa is India's smallest state and Panji is its capital. Vasco da Gama is the largest city. Margao is the second largest city with many huge Portuguese style mansions. Goa is famous for its beaches, beach parties and places of worship with world heritage stature. Goa is a very popular place for tourists and we have a dedicated page for Goa.
Gandhinagar is the Capital of Gujrat and Ahmedabad the largest city in Gujarat. Surat is the worlds largest centre for diamond cutting and polishing. The world's largest ship breaking yard is in Gujarat at Alang. The world's largest oil refinery is in Jamnagar . Gujarat is the home of the Asiatic Lions present in their natural habitat at Gir Forest National Park ..Ahmedabad has an international airport. Alcohol is forbidden in Gujarat but Foreign tourists can get permits and also it is available in the star rated hotels. The Calico Museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad is one of the world’s leading museum for textiles.
Mumbai or Bombay as it was known before is the Capital of Maharashtra. The other important towns are Ahmednagar, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Pune and Aurangabad. The main tourist attractions of the state are the Ajanta and Ellora caves declared world heritage sites by UNESCO and are near Mumbai, the main city of Maharashtra.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli were former Portuguese colonies merged into the Indian Union in 1961. It is now a Indian Union Territory. Nagar Haveli is situated between Maharashtra and Gujarat, and Dadra is an enclave a few kilometres North of Nagar Haveli. The capital is Silvassa. The territory is ten to thirty kilometres up-river from the city of Daman.
Daman and Diu are both located off the state of Gujarat and is just beginning to get popular with tourists who want a quite holiday. They were Portuguese colonies from 1539 to 1961.
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