Welcome to the land of delicious dholkas, khakras and fafras, home of the Garba dance and ghagra-choli and playground of sharp businessmen clad in dhoti-kurtas. But is Gujarat really a self-drive holiday destination? Wait till you take a road-trip through the state, with broad, slick highways that will put most other stretches of tarmac in India to shame. There is no dearth of holiday spots in Gujarat either: you have the culturally-vibrant Bhuj, parched-but-somehow-thriving grounds of Bajana (the only place in the world where you will find the majestic Wild Ass), barren salt flats at the Rann of Kutch and the bustling Mandvi Beach. Gujarat is the birthplace of the father of the nation, and is also where Dholavira, one of the Harappan Civilization's most advanced cities prospered over 5000 years ago.