Gujrat

Gujarat

Duration – 10 night /11 days

25,500/- per head

Ahmadabad railway station to Ahmadabad railway station

Gujarat is a home to incredible diversity due to its geographic and strategic location. Its Gujarati pride and rich cultural heritage is reflected in the arts, music, literature, religious traditions, cuisine, fairs and festivals of every city and place.

Gandhinagar is the State Capital of Gujarat. Named after ‘Gandhi’, the father of the nation, it is situated 32 kms away from Ahmedabad and is proudly the best planned city in India.

Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Rajkot are some major cities of Gujarat which have been located to have the best of tradition, history, archiecutre, culture and philosophy of Gujarat in an atmosphere of luxury, beauty and comfort.

The social life comprises various languages, customs, festivals, celebrations, costumes, food habits and dwellings of people living in different regions of Gujarat. The cultural edifice has been built in Gujarat due to its geographical, social, religious and occupational diversity. The humble natured, persevering and hard working Guajarati’s residing in its cities, towns and villages have expanded their economy and business ventures not only in Gujarat but all over India and the rest of the world.

Ensembles, lifestyles and ways of living vary all over Gujarat. The fairs and festivals are full of enthusiasm, entertainment and spirituality. Gujarat is known world over for its Navratri celebration which sees people immersed in the spirit of dance for nine nights. The dance forms depend on the unique styles that have emerged in different cities. people have adopted this traditional dance and its varied forms by the name of ‘Garba’ and ‘Raas’.
Language is the very heart of our soul. Although the principal language of Gujarat is ‘Gujarati’ and other languages spoken are Hindi and English, Gujarat encompasses many languages and dialects throughout to its many regions, castes and traditions. People of North Gujarat speak ‘northern Gujarati’, Central Gujarat speaks ‘Charotari’, Saurashtra speaks ‘Kathiawadi’ , South Gujarat speaks ‘Surti’ and Kutchh speaks ‘Kutchi.’

Day 01, Arrive Ahmedabad

Pick-up from Ahmedabad railway station. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Later proceed to visit Gandhi Ashram, Hatheesingh Jain Temple, Sidi Saiyad Mosque, Kakariya Lake, Sarkhej Roza, Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum, etc. After noon proceed to visit Adalaj Step well & Akshardham Temple . Visit Akshardham Temple and enjoy the Pradarshani at Akshar Hall, followed by the Grand Laser Show at evening at Akshardham Temple premises. At night you can visit Sabarmati Riverfront. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02, Ahmedabad – Kutch (402 km / approx 8 hour drive)

Today, proceed for Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. Explore the desert by open jeep (2 Shift Per Day for 2 hrs – Morning 7 am & after noon 3.30 pm only – Subject to Availability) in the Little Rann of Kutch, where one can sight animals like Wild-Ass, Desert Fox, Blue Bull, Blackbuck, Wolf, Jackal and few species of snakes & many species of birds also one can visit the home of Rabari and Banjara are the two important tribes of the region. Overnight stay at Little Rann of Kutch.

Day 03, Kutch – Jamnagar (339 km / approx 7 hour drive)

Today, proceed to Jamnagar, historically known as Nawanagar. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed to visit Lakhota Lake & Lakhota Museum, Kotha Bastion, Darbargadh Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Khijada Temple, Ratan Bai Masjid, Cremation Park (Manekbai Muktidham). In the evening, visit Bala Hanuman Temple known for its nonstop Ramdhun since 1956 and it mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 04, Jamnagar – Dwarka (133 km / approx 3 hour drive)

 Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel & transfer to Dwarka. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardham four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the Sapta Puri seven most ancient religious cities in the country. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed to visit Dwarkadeesh Temple. Take a holy dip in Gomti river, later leave to visit Nageshwar Jyotirling – One of the 12 Jyotirlingam of Shiva, Gopi Talav, Bet Dwarka (By Ferry – at own cost), and on way back do visit Rukmani Temple, evening visit other temples in coastal area, attend evening aarti at Dwarkadish temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05, Dwarka  – Porbandar (110km/2hrs)

In the morning depart to Porbandar (110km/2hrs) Perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). Its also known as Sudamapuri. At Porbandar visit Kirti Mandir – the place where Gandhiji was born and Sudama Temple – The only Sudama Temple in the world and Porbandar Chowpatty, Huzoor Palace, Tara Mandir (Nehru Planetarium), Shri Hari Mandir (Sandipani Vidyaniketan), Gaytri Mandir. Later proceed to Somnath (130km/2.5hrs). Somnath Tample – is the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the god Shiva. On arrival check in to the hotel later proceed to visit Bhalka Tirth & Somnath Temple. In the evening watch light and Sound show. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06, Porbandar – Diu (216 km / approx 6 hour drive)

Today, Proceed to beach town Diu. The day is at leisure to enjoy the wide variety of water sports facilities available at Nagoa Beach. Visit St. Pauls Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort, Gangeshwar Temple, Noida Caves. Overnight stay at the hotel.

 Day 07, Diu – Sasangir ( 80 km / approx 2 hour drive)

Today, proceed to Sasangir. Sasan Gir, is the sole home of the Asiatic lions and is considered to be one of the most important protected area in Asia due to its supported species. On arrival check in to the hotel. Visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya (Wed close – at own cost) (enclosed area for Lions). Overnight stay at the hotel/Resort.

Day 08, Sasangir

Enjoy morning Jeep Safari – at own cost (Total 3 shifts per day morning 6 am, 9am & afternoon 3pm) in the Gir forests. Look for the two big cats and also get the pleasure of watching other wildlife. Visit crocodile farm or also go on a nature and bird walks. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09, Sasangir – Rajkot (170 km / approx 5 hour drive)

Today, proceed to Rajkot via Junagdh, Virpur & Gondal. Visit Uperkot Fort, Ashok Rock Edict, Mahabat Makabara and Junagadh Museum. Also recognize the highest hill of Gujarat “Girnar”, Older than Himalayas, Girnar, the mountain and its range are considered sacred and its an important pilgrimage site for both Jains and Hindus. At Virpur visit famous “Jalaram Tample” Later procedd to Gondal. On arrival visit Navlakha Palace & Classic and Vintage Car Museum. Later proceed to Rajkot. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10, Rajkot – Bhavnagar (185 km / approx 4 hour drive)

Today, proceed to Bhavnagar via Palitana. 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”. Shatrunjaya means a “Place of victory against inner enemies” or “which conquers inner enemies”. Visit the main temple is reached by stepping up approx 3500 steps. It is said that 23 Tirthankaras (a human being who helps in achieving liberation and enlightenment). In the evening, visit Jain Museum and Handicraft Market of Palitana town. Continued towards Bhavnagar. In the evening visit Takhteshwar Temple located on the small hillock. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11, Bhavnagar – Ahmadabad (175 km / approx 4 hour drive)

Today, Proceed to Ahmadabad via Velavadar & Lothal. The Velavadar National Park at Velavadar, also known as Blackbuck National Park, is situated in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat state. Flat land, dry grasses & Herds of Antelope and blackbuck, wolf, lesser florican has been sustained here. Migratory birds arrive like three species of harriers, lesser floricans, eagles, waders and other water birds. Later depart to Lothal, literally “Mound of the Dead”, It is the Harappan culture in India, allows the most insight into the story of the Indus Valley Civilization, its exuberant flight, and its tragic decay & also Roam the ruins. With the help of the local museum here, allow yourself to be trans- ported to an era 4,500 years ago, the artisans and crafts below, and the bustling dockyard that once reached out to the rest of the world. Later proceed to Ahmedabad. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day – 12, Ahmadabad drop

 After breakfast dropping to Ahmadabad railway station.

Tour End.

 

 

 

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