Unlike the common assumption, the Rann of Kutch & Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary are NOT listed as UNESCO Sites.
There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Gujarat. 1. Historic city of Ahmedabad 2. Rani ki Vav, Patan 3. Champaner & Pavagadh 4. Dholavira: A Harappan City
Blend of cultures
The city of Ahmedabad is the latest to join the list of UNESCO Sites in Gujarat in 2017. Being the capital city, it is also one of the most tourist places in Gujarat. The city was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 15th C CE, so currently there are several historical monuments & heritage places in Ahmedabad. The most important aspect of the city are its 'pol' neighbourhoods.
This is personally my favourite & one of the top Gujarat destinations. This was built in 11 C CE. Filled with such intricate miniature sculptures of Gods, Apsaras, Celestial beings and geometrical decor, this place is such a marvel.
Nature & Culture
Pavagadh region is located very close to Baroda/Vadodhara. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, complete with the Champaner Jama Masjid, various stepwells including Helical vav, Pavagadh Jain Temples, hilltop Lakulisa Temple, and more, are all together protected together under UNESCO.
In 2021, Dholavira was listed as 1 of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The town planning, fortification, residential & commercial areas, sanitation, reservoirs in 3000 BCE is unbelievable!