Western India consists of the states of Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra, along with the indian union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli of India. The region is highly industrialized, with a large urban population. Roughly, Western India is bounded by the Thar Desert in the northwest, the Vindhya Range in the north and the Arabian Sea in the west. A major portion of Western India shares the Deccan Plateau with South India.
Parts of Gujarat were the site of Indus Valley Civilization. Sites have been uncovered in Gujarat at Lothal, Surkotada, and around Ghaggar river in Rajasthan. The Western Indian region was ruled by the Rashtrakuta Empire, the Maurya Kingdom, Gurjars, Rajputs, Satavahanas, Western Satraps, Indo Greeks, Kadambas etc. in the ancients times.
Beside, a rich a coastal beauty the western part of India is known as the land of historical edifices and remnants. Due to It’s location on the cross roads of numerous civilizations and trade zones, from the very beginning of history the Western part of India experienced some of the most exquisite creations in the field of art and architectures. Starting from the caves of Ajanta & Ellora to the incredible stone works of Patan & Modhera everywhere one can find the supreme quality of artistic as well as architectural marvel.
The climate varies between tropical wet, tropical wet and dry, arid and semi arid.
Some of the most significant wildlife destinations in Western India are Gir National Park in Sasangir, Tadoba National Park, Blackbuck (Velavadar) National Park, Dajipur Bison Sanctuary, Gugamal National Park, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Malvan Marine Sanctuary, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Navegaon National Park, Nayagaon Mayur Sanctuary, Pench National Park, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary (Gujarat). Gir National Park in the state of Gujarat is the only home of the world popular Asiatic lions. It houses a total of nearly 300 Asiatic lions. Moreover, Marine Wildlife Sanctuary is famous as the first Marine National Park of the country.
And thus, from historical to cultural, bird-watching to wildlife tours, Western India offers some of the best destinations in the world.