. Gujarat is a state in the western part of India known locally as Jewel of the West.It has an area of 196,204 km2 (75,755 sq mi) with a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi), most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in excess of 60 million.The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea as well as the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west.Its capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad.Gujarat is home to the Gujarati speaking people of India.The state encompasses major sites of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, such as Lothal and Dholavira.Lothal is believed to be one of the world first seaports.Gujarat coastal cities, chiefly Bharuch and Khambhat, served as ports and trading centres in the Maurya and Gupta empires, and during the succession of royal Saka dynasties from advent of the Western Satraps era, whose geographic territories included Saurashtra and Malwa modern Gujarat, South Sindh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh states.Gujarat was known to the Ancient Greeks, the various Persian Empires, the Roman Republic, and familiar in other Western centers of civilization through the end of the European Middle Ages.The oldest written record of Gujarat 2,000 year maritime history is documented in a Greek book titled 'The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea Travel and Trade in the Indian Ocean by a Merchant of the First Century.
Gir Forest National Park
. The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, India.Established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 kmsqure (about 258 kmsqure for the fully protected area (the national park) and (1153 kmsqure for the Sanctuary), the park is located 43 km in the north east from Somnath, 65 km to the south east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli.It is the sole home of the Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species.The ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is protected as a result of the efforts of the government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs.The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as protected in the early 1900s by the Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh.This initiative assisted in the conservation of the lions whose population had plummeted to only 15 through slaughter for trophy hunting.
. Sabarmati Ashram (also known as Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Ashram, or Satyagraha Ashram) is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati, four miles from the town hall.This was one of the residences of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, generally called Mahatma Gandhi, who lived there for about twelve years along with his wife, Kasturba Gandhi.It was from his base here that Gandhi led the Dandi march also known as the Salt Satyagraha on 12 March 1930.In recognition of the significant influence that this march had on the Indian independence movement the Indian government has established the ashram as a national monument.
. Swaminarayan Akshardham (Gandhinagar) is one of the largest Hindu temples in the Indian state of Gujarat.The temple complex, dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and built by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, combines devotions, art, architecture, education, exhibitions and research at one place which is spread in an area of 23 acres.The temple came to international attention when two heavily armed terrorists attacked it in September 2002.The complex is popular among tourists visiting Gujarat.
. Girnar (also known as Girnar Hill or Girinagar or Revatak Pravata) is a collection of mountains in the Junagadh District of Gujarat, India, situated near Junagadh at a distance of 327 km from Ahmedabad.Older than Himalayas, Girnar, the mountain and its range are considered sacred and it an important pilgrimage site for both Jains and Hindus, who gather here during the Girnar Parikrama festival.Significantly famous among Shiva devotees for the mystic space time of the mountain range with known presence and turnover of different sects of Sadhu Babas, Nath sect, different Jain Tirthankaras to Girnar, its typical flora and fauna, the famous Maha Shivratri fair, Girnar hosts a number of temples and some historical spots across its range.Amidst the lush green Gir Forest, the mountain range serves as the hub of religious activity.
. Kankaria Lake is the biggest lake in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India.It is located in the southern part of the city, in the Maninagar area.A lakefront has been developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities.The lakefront was revamped in 2008.Kankaria Carnival is a week long festival held here in the last week of December.Many cultural, art, and social activities are organised during the carnival.
Calico Museum of Textiles
. The Calico Museum of Textiles is located in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat in western India.The museum is managed by the Sarabhai Foundation and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ahmedabad.The Calico Museum of Textile, only thirty one years old, is today justly regarded as one among the foremost textile museums in the world and an important Indian institution.Its outstanding collection of Indian fabrics exemplifies handicraft textiles spanning five centuries and attracts large numbers of visitors from the general public, as well as increasing numbers of Indian and international research scholars.Most significant, it has become a major reference area for our surviving handicraftsmen and also for the Indian machine textile industry.
Rani ki vav
. Rani ki vav is an intricately constructed stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat, India.It was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 22 June 2014.This magnificent east facing step well measures approximately 64m long, 20m wide and 27m deep.A stepped corridor compartmented at regular intervals pillared multistory pavilions is a unique feature.It was one of the largest and the most sumptuous structures of its type.It became silted up and much of it is not visible now, except for some rows of sculptured panels in the circular part of the well.
. The Dwarkadhish temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir and occasionally spelled Dwarakadheesh Sanskrit, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped here by the name Dwarkadhish, or King of Dwarka.The main shrine of the 5 storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir, archaeological findings suggest it to be 2,200 2,000 years old. Temple was enlarged in the 15th 16th century. The Dwarkadhish Temple is a Pushtimarg temple, hence it follows the guidelines and rituals created by Shree Vallabhacharya and Shree Vitheleshnathji.According to tradition, the original temple was believed to have been built by Krishna grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari griha (Lord Krishna residential place).The temple became part of the Char Dham pilgrimage considered sacred by Hindus in India, after Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century Hindu theologian and philosopher, visited the shrine.The other three being comprising Rameswaram, Badrinath and Puri.Even today a memorial within the temple is dedicated to his visit.Dwarakadheesh is the 108th Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu on the subcontinent, glorified in the Divya Prabandha sacred texts.
. Jama Masjid (literally Friday Mosque), also known as Jami or Jumma Mosque, is the most splendid mosque of Ahmedabad, built in 1424 during the reign of Ahmed Shah I.Lying in the old party of walled city, the mosque is situated outside Bhadra Fort area, along the south side of the road extending from Teen Darwaza to Manek Chowk.The Jama Masjid of Ahmedabad was probably the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built in this period.Designed as part of a major plan desired by the Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah, the mosque is located south of the processional axis that runs from the Maidan i Shah at the door with three arches, Teen Darwaza.
Sidi Bashir Mosque
. Sidi Bashir Mosque was located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.Due to its unique construction, the minarates of mosque are also called Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets.There are two minarets in the mosque, each of which is three stories tall with carved balconies.A gentle shaking of either minaret results in the other minaret vibrating after a few seconds, though the connecting passage between them remains free of vibration.The actual cause of this is not yet known.This phenomenon was first observed in the 19th century by Monsier M.Williams, an English Sanskrit scholar.
. The Palitana temples of Jainism are located on Shatrunjaya by the city of Palitana in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India.The city of the same name, known previously as Padliptapur, has been nicknamed City of Temples.Along with Shikharji in the state of Jharkhand, the two sites are considered the holiest of all pilgrimage places by the Jain community. As the temple city was built to be an abode for the divine, no one is allowed to stay overnight, including the priests.Every Jain believes that a visit to this group of temples is essential as a once in a life time chance to achieve nirvana or salvation.This site on Shatrunjaya hill is considered sacred by Jains and have hundreds of temples. There are approximately 863 marble carved temples on the hills.The main temple is reached by stepping up 3500 steps.It is said that 23 tirthankaras (a human being who helps in achieving liberation and enlightenment), except Neminatha (a liberated soul which has destroyed all of its karma), sanctified the hill by their visits.The main temple is dedicated to Rishabha, the first tirthankara it is the holiest shrine for the Svetambara Murtipujaka sect.Digambara Jain have only one temple here.
Kalika Mata Temple
. Kalika Mata Temple (or Kalikamata meaning the black Mother ) is a Hindu goddess temple complex and pilgrim centre at the summit of Pavagadh Hill in Panchmahal district, India, within the Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park.It dates from the 10th or 11th centuries.The temple has three images of goddesses the central image is of Kalika Mata, flanked by Kali on the right and Bahucharamata on the left.The spire has a shrine of Sadanandsha Pir, a Muslim pir or saint held in great reverence locally.On Chitra sud 8, a fair is held at the temple which is attended by thousands of devotees.The temple is the site of one of the Shakti Peethas.One can reach easily to temple by ropeway.
. Sayaji Baug is a garden located in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.Sayaji Baug was dedicated to the citizens of Vadodara by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III in 1879.Sayajirao III built Sayaji Baug, well known as Kamati Baug, on the river Vishwamitri.Sayaji Baug is the largest garden in Western India, stretching over 113 acres (0.46 km2).It has a rich flora of more than 98 species of trees.The garden is home to the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, the Sardar Patel Planetarium, and the Sayaji Baug Zoo.There are three entrance Gate First is at Sayaji square ( formally known as KALA GHODA square) and 3rd one is at Ranapratab square (fatehganj) and secound is in between first and Third.
. Pavagadh Hill is situated within a plain in Panchmahal district, Gujarat, western India.At its base is the historical city of Champaner, while the hill station of Pavagadh was built upon the volcanic cone itself.A volcanic eruption occurred here approximately 500 million years ago and the etymology of its name is associated with eruption Pavgadh means one fourth hill or fire hill , though a legend surrounding its formation is that the right foot of Sati is believed to have fallen at Pavagadh and God sent a large hill as per the request of Rishi Vishwamitra to fill up a deep valley so that the sage cows do not fall into it. With Champaner, Pavagadh hill forms the Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park, which is spread over an area of more than 1,329 hectares (3,280 acres). The site is 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Vadodara and 42 miles (68 km) south of Godhra.
. The EME Temple or Dakshinamurty Temple is a Shiva Temple run by Indian Army Authorities in the city of Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, western India.It is a unique in concept and design, geodesic structure covered with aluminium sheets.This temple is a major attraction for both tourist and devotees.
. Vastrapur Lake is situated in western part of Ahmedabad.It is officially named after Narsinh Mehta.The lake was beautified by the AMC after 2002 and has since become a popular spot in the city.Every weekend, a large number of people visit this lake.It currently boasts an open air theater and children park.There is a pathway all around the lake which serves many walkers and joggers in the early mornings and in the evenings.The lush green lawns surrounding this lake also serve as a central hub of Ahmedabad, wherein various cultural events take place regularly.At times, the water from Narmada River is allowed to flow into this lake.The lake is surrounded by pretty gardens with much stonework.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial
. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial is a museum and exhibition centre dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Moti Shahi Mahal, located in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.Moti Shahi Mahal was constructed by Mughal emperor Shahjahan between 1618 and 1622.It is surrounded by a garden.The saloon is spacious and lofty as tho buildmg the walls are covered with a white stucco, polished like the finest marble, and the ceiling is painted in small compartments with much taste.The angular recesses lead to eight small octagon rooms, four below and as many above with separate stairs to each.They are finished in the same style as the saloon, the walla like alabaster and the ceiling embossed.The flat roof commands a wide view the rooms under the saloon, and a surrounding platform ornamented with small canals and fountains, form a cool retreat.
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
. The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad.As attested by the marble stone tablet fixed on the wall of the mosque, it was built by Sidi Saeed or Sidi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, general in the army of the last Sultan Shams ud Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate.The mosque was built in the last year of the existence of Sultanate of Gujarat.The mosque is entirely arcuated and is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches.The rear wall is filled with square stone pierced panels in geometrical designs.The two bays flanking the central aisle have reticulated stone slabs carved in designs of intertwined trees and foliage and a palm motif.This intricately carved lattice stone window is the Sidi Saiyyed Jali, the unofficial symbol of city of Ahmedabad and the inspiration for the design of the logo of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum
. The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum (also known as L.D.Museum) is museum of Indian Sculptures, Bronzes, Manuscripts Paintings, Drawings, Miniature Paintings, Wood works, Bead works and coins.The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum of the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Bharatiya Sanskriti Vidyamandir is located in the premises of the L.D.Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad.It is situated on a sprawling campus in the western part of the city in an area dotted with educational and research institutes, and in the vicinity of Gujarat University.It is about 7 kilometers from the Railway Station and 12 kilometers from the Airport, therefore, it is easily accessible from any part of the Ahmedabad city.
Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery
. The famous museum was built in 1894 on the lines of Victoria and Albert and Science Museums of London.Major Mant in association with R.F.Chisholm who refined some of Mant finest works to make genuine Indo Saracenic architecture designed the Building of this Museum.It preserves a rich collection of art, sculpture, ethnography and ethnology.Several of the paintings are not only original but masterpieces at the picture gallery.The picture gallery which offers an excellent collection of originals by famous British painters Turner and constable and many others attract tourists from every part of the country.The Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale are major attractions for those who visit the museum.Other treasure includes the famous Akota bronzes dating the 5th Century AD, A collection of Mughal miniatures, a full fledged gallery of Tibetan Art and oils by several European masters.
Statue of Unity
. The Statue of Unity is a planned 182 metres (597 ft) monument of Vallabhbhai Patel that will be created directly facing the Narmada Dam, 3.2 km away on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Vadodara in Gujarat.This statue is planned to be spread over 20000 square meters of project area.It will also be surrounded with a man made lake spread across 12 km of area. It would be the world tallest statue. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET), a special purpose vehicle was established by the Gujarat government and the outreach programme across India was carried out starting December 2013.
. Dumas Beach is an urban beach along the Arabian Sea located 21 kilometres (13 mi) southwest of Surat City in Indian state of Gujarat.This beach is famous for its black sand.It is a popular tourist destination in south Gujarat.Apart from the beach, places of interest at Dumas including the Dariya Ganesh Temple located adjacent to the main beach.The promenade has several shops selling Indian snacks like Bhajiya, Pav Bhaji, Chinese, sweet corn roasted on charcoal and also famous the Lashkari Tomato Bhajiya.There are several restaurants serving Indian and Chinese food.Vegetarian options are available.Restrooms are available near Morarji Desai Circle.Dumas beach is believed to be haunted by the local population.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj is a Hindu temple in Bhuj.This temple (mandir) that was constructed by Swaminarayan, founder of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.This mandir comes under the Narnarayan Dev Gadi.Senior devotees Gangarambhai, Sundarjibhai and others from the Bhuj region of Kutch went to Gadhada where Swaminarayan was attending a Fuldol festival.In that festival, the devotees of Bhuj met Swaminarayan and requested him to construct a temple in Bhuj.
. Nazarbaug Palace or Nazar Bagh Palace is the Gaekwad royal palace in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat state, western India.The Nazar Bagh Palace was built in 1871.It has three storeys and is the oldest palace in Baroda.It was constructed by Malhar Rao Gaekwad in the late 19th century.This palace was used on ceremonial occasions by the Gaekwads.Today it houses the royal family heirlooms.It has solid gold and silver guns, each barrel weighing over 100 kg.In the grounds it also has contains the Sh
. The Watson Museum in Rajkot, India is a museum of human history and culture.Its collections precious objects of colonial period of India and History of Rajkot.It is amongst the largest and most comprehensive museum in State of Gujarat.Watson Museum is considered to be the finest amongst 7 such museums located across Saurashtra (region) and run by the State Government because it holds invaluable articles and state of the art facilities like photography, guide service, reference library and sales counter of the museum publication.
. Sanskar Kendra is a museum at Ahmedabad, India, designed by the architect Le Corbusier.It is a city museum depicting history, art, culture and architecture of Ahmedabad.Another Patang Kite Museum is there which includes a collection of kites, photographs, and other artifacts.The campus is located at the west end of Sardar Bridge near Paldi.
Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden
. Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden also known as Sakkarbaug Zoo or Junagadh Zoo is a 200 hectare (490 acre) zoo that opened in 1863 at Junagadh, Gujarat, India.The zoo provides purebred Asiatic lions for the Indian and the international endangered species captive breeding program for the critically endangered species.Wild free ranging Asiatic lions have become extinct over most of Asia and are today found only in the nearby Gir Forest.
. The Nehru Bridge is a major bridge over the river Sabarmati, and serves as an artery of major public transport for the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India.It is a modern and larger bridge compared to the landmark Ellis Bridge, and is dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru, India first prime minister.One of the attractions of Ahmedabad City, the Patang Revolving Restaurant is situated near Nehru Bridge on the banks of Sabarmati River.
. The Prag Mahal is a 19th century palace located next to the Aina Mahal in Bhuj, Gujarat, India.Scenes from the Bollywood blockbusters Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Lagaan, as well as a number of Gujarati films, were shot in the palace.
. Sarkhej is a suburban neighbourhood in the city of Ahmedabad.It is primarily known for the Sarkhej Roza is an architectural complex located 8 km south from the city centre.One of the most important roads of metropolitan Ahmedabad, Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway, originates from Sarkhej and ends at the twin city Gandhinagar.
. The Ukai Dam, constructed across the Tapti River, is the largest reservoir in Gujarat.It is also known as Vallabh Sagar.Constructed in 1972, the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control.Having a catchment area of about 62,255 km2 and a water spread of about 52,000 hectares, its capacity is almost same as that of the Bhakra Nangal Dam.The site is located 94 km from Surat.The storage capacity of Ukai dam is almost 46 percent of the total capacity of all the other existing dams in Gujarat if put together.Thus it can be concluded that the rest of the dams have as little as 0.1 percent average storage capacity.During the last 40 years, the actual irrigation potential is attained through all the major and medium water resources projects in the State, which comprises only 14 million hectares.
. The Jain Delwara temples of India are located about 2and half kilometres from Mount Abu, Rajasthan only hill station.These temples built by Vastupal Tejpal between the 11th and 13th centuries AD are world famous for their stunning use of marble.The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains.Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world.The marble temples have an opulent entranceway, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality.The temples are in the midst of a range of forested hills.A high wall shrouds the temple complex.
Shri Hanuman Mandir
. Shri Hanuman Mandir, Sarangpur is a Hindu temple located in Sarangpur, Gujarat and comes under the Vadtal Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.It is dedicated to Hanuman in the form of Kastbhanjan (Crusher of sorrows).This temple is among the more prominent ones in the Swaminarayan Sampraday.The image of Hanuman was installed by Sadguru Gopalanand Swami.According to author Raymond Williams, it is reported that when Sadguru Gopalanand Swami installed the image of Hanuman,
Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary
. Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary also known as safe haven for birds located in Jamnagar district of Gujarat, India.It has about 300 varieties of migratory birds.The sanctuary is unique having both fresh water lakes, salt and freshwater marshlands.It is spread over an area of 6.05 km2. Before Indian independence, a check dam was built for storing the waters of river Ruparel just before it entered the sea.Over the years with fresh water of the rain and river on one side and salt water of the sea on the other side, a unique area was formed here.
. Nagina Wadi is a garden themed entertainment ground in the center of the circular Kankaria Lake at the Ahmedabad metropolitan area in Gujarat, India.Nagina Wadi is accessed by a straight, concrete, tree lined walkway traversing half of the lake.In early 2009, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and AIL Amrapali Industries Limited ( Amrapali Group ) built and completed a large lighted musical fountain, featuring brilliant multicolored laser lights displayed during the night.This project run by Amrapali Industries Limited AIL, Amrapali Group featuring the laser light show displays have now become a landmark for the Kankaria area.Besides this, the lake is also home to several water sport attractions like the Speed Boat and Jet Ski.All of these attractions have made it a hub of amusement for the locals in the area.There are also a few stalls set up by AMC that have been rented to local vendors to supply street food and other items.
Sardar Patel Stadium
. Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium is one of the premier cricket stadiums of India in the Motera locality of Ahmedabad.Because of its location, the stadium is commonly called Motera Stadium to avoid confusion with another stadium of the same name in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.Sardar Patel stadium is owned by Gujarat Cricket Association and comes under the aegis of the West Zone.It is the largest stadium in the state of Gujarat with an official capacity of 54,000 spectators.It is equipped with floodlights for day and night games and is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODI) matches.
. Nakki Lake is a lake situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in Aravalli range.It is also known as Tod Rock.It is a very ancient sacred Lake, according to the Hindu legend.It is called by this name because it was dug out from Nails (Nakh).One story is of dug by Gods to live in, for protection against the Bashkali rakshash (a wicked demon).While other is of Rasiya Balam (a sculpture of Dilwara Jain temple), who dug the lake, as the king told that whoever will dug the lake within one night I will marry my daughter to him.But later king wife refused and he could not marry the king daughter.Temple of Rasiya Balam and Kunwari Kanya (king daughter) is located behind the Dilwara Jain temple.
. Science Centre, Surat is a multi facility complex in Surat, Gujarat, India built by the Surat Municipal Corporation in 2009, the first of its type in western India. The complex houses a Science Centre, museum, an art gallery, an auditorium, an amphi theatre and a planetarium.The science centre forms the main part of the complex.It houses a Fun Science Gallery which shows science exhibits.Dedicated galleries for Space, Textile and Diamond are also proposed.
. Kirti Stambh is a 12th century tower situated at Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan, India.The 22 metre high tower was built by a Jain merchant Jeeja Bhagerwala during the reign of Rawal Kumar Singh (r 1179 1191)for the glory of jainism.Chittor in Rajsthan is one of the most famous of all forts in India. It is famous[according to whom] for the story of Padmini taking part in jauhar when Alauddin Khilji had besieged the fort.Chittor has a history going back several centuries.It was an ancient centre of Jain tradition.Chittor is adjacent to the ancient city of Madhyamika.The Jain inscriptions at Mathura from the Kushana period (1st to 3rd centuries) mention a Majjhimilla branch of the Kottiya gana, indicating that it was a major Jain centre.
. Ellis Bridge is a century old heritage bridge situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.It bridges the Western and Eastern parts of the city across the Sabarmati river.This bowstring arch truss bridge was the first bridge of Ahmedabad constructed in 1892.Later new concrete wings were constructed on either side in 1997 and it was renamed as Swami Vivekananda Bridge but is still known to people by its old name.