Saurashtra is one of the important regions in the state of Gujaratand is very well known for its culture, traditions and folk colors. It was earlier known as Kathiawar Peninsula, as it was a region of over 200 princely states. After the independence these princely states were resolved.
Saurashtra contains few hills amidst its plain lands and is very well known for its flora and fauna. Saurashtra is also the region where Mahatma Gandhi was born and brought up. This region has witnessed a number of historical events throughout the history of India and has still been able to preserve its culture through the good and the bad times.