Highlights of Gujarat

Highlights of Gujarat

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Duration

10 Nights 11 Days

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Highlights

Hotel
Ludia Village
Breakfast included
White Rann
Bala Hanuman Temple
Bet Dwarka
Rukmani Temple
Nageshwar Temple
Gomati Talav
Kirti Mandir
Somnath temple
Bhalka Tirth
St.Paul's church
St.Thomas Church Museum
Diu Fort
Nagoa Beach
Sasan Gir
Gandhi Ashram
Sidi Sayed Mosque
Jumma Masjid
Teen Darwaja
Hutheesingh Jain Temple
Adalaj Step-well
Akshardham
Transfers

Itinerary

Day 1

Ahmedabad To Bhuj By Road – 425 Kms / 08 Hrs

Arrive in Ahmedabad and drive to Bhuj. The historic city of Bhuj derives its name from the Bhujiyo Dungar, a hill, overlooking the present-day Bhuj town. Bhuj is a typical example of a desert town located between two geographical features - Bhujiyo Dungar on the east & Hamirsar Lake on the west. Bhuj, the major town of Kutch, is an old city established in 1510. With its surrounding wall, the atmospheric bazaar area, crenelated gateways, old palaces, and striking temples the town still retains a medieval character. Every Nov/Feb it hosts the annual Rann Utsav festival. The most colourful town in the already so colourful state of Gujarat. Kuchh Din Toh Guzaaro Gujarat Mein! Overnight at hotel
Day 2

Bhuj

Today after breakfast proceed for a day excursion to Banni villages. (North Bhuj) Amidst the Desert land of infinite dimensions, are suspended, quaint little villages. These are the last villages on the India-Pakistan border. Here you will come across master craft people' exposing their traditional art, turning our masterpieces every day. Their ornaments, clothes, utensils, everything they use - will make you feel as if you have stepped into a lifestyle museum leaving you spellbound. Visit the Bhirandiyara – is a favorite Tea stop for locals and visitors alike on the road to Khavda. The village boasts of a delicious sweet – fresh Maavo. This milk-based sweet is best when eaten hot. Most of the roadside stalls sell Maavo. The local Meghwal Community has exquisite embroideries and skillfully decorated, colorful Mud Bhungas. Ludia Village is comprised of several hamlets belonging to the Meghwal & Samma Communities. The latter community, primarily herdsmen, is more conservative when it comes to tourists. Gandhi nu Gam, populated by the Meghwal community, features beautifully Painted Bhungas. The Kanjari (Blouses) of the women and the Bhunga decoration of this village are especially colorful. Khavda' pottery is an art form of Khavda, North Kutch. While the men do all the throwing in terracotta, the women handle all the surface decoration which in this northern Kutch village of Ludia is primarily in the form of painting. The potter gets mud from a specific acre (A lake) area near the village. It is called 'Rann ka mitti'. This soft clay is shaped into a pot on a potter’s wheel and left to dry in shade, then Kumbhar women use red, black, and white clay-based paints to decorate each piece of pottery with distinct community-specific designs. After a while, it is cleaned and put in the sun to dry and then baked in a furnace, powered by simple and locally available fuels of dry wood and cow dung. The vessels are coated with a thin wash of geru (red color). The pots of Khavda get their red colour from Geru, a type of soil (ocher/ umber), and the black and white dots and stripes are also made with natural material. Finished pieces lie aside, ready for drying. The terracotta pots of Khavda are distinct from the ones we may see elsewhere, because of their painting and form which is a result of repeated cleaning at every stage of the process of their making. White Rann: the spectacular sight of a boundless white desert is the stunning creation of nature, unique to this world.
Day 3

Bhuj To Jamnagar By Road – 340 Kms / 07 Hrs

After breakfast drive to Jamnagar. Jamnagar or the city of Jams was one of the most important princely states of Saurashtra. Today, the 200km long Jamnagar coast is dotted with several industries run by corporate giants in the region. Jamnagar itself is a center for the brass industry, bandhani fabrics, and zari work. But it’s the princely past that attracts visitors-the Pratap Vilas Palace in a renaissance style, the 16th-century Darbargarh Palace with a festival of stone sculptures, the impressive Willingdon Crescent, the museum at Lakota Island Palace of Jamsarovar Lake, and statues of famous cricketing prince Ranjit Sinhji. Also, worth seeing is the Maqbaras, the colorful sculpture of Sonapuri, and the Jain temples in the city center. Later Visit Bala Hanuman Temple: Bala Hanuman Temple is a pilgrim place venerated by the devotees of Lord Rama. It is a world-famous temple, known for the continuous chanting of Jai Ram, Shri Ram. The chanting is going on since 1964 and has found a place for it in the Guinness Book of World Records. People chant the name of the Lord in shifts, 24hours a day. Overnight at hotel
Day 4

Jamnagar To Dwarka By Road – 145 Kms / 03 Hrs

After breakfast drive to Dwarka. The must-visit Dwarkadhish Temple is the main crowd drawer here. Later visit Bet Dwarka, Nageshwar Temple, and Gomati Talav. The visit of Dwarka is not complete without a visit to Bet Dwarka, an island at 30 Kms. Off the coast of Okha port, At Bet, there are temples of Vishnu (in the form of 'Matsya'), Radha, Lakshmi, Satyabhama, Jambuvanti, and Devaki. A ferry ride from Dwarka to the island of Bet near Okha makes a pleasant outing. Nageshwar temple is situated towards Okha dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in an underground chamber. Then visit Gomati Village, Gomati Talav and Gomati Mandir. Overnight at hotel
Day 5

Dwarka To Somnath By Road – 250 Kms / 05 Hrs

Early morning visit the Dwarkadhish Temple and witness the Aarti. After breakfast drive to Somnath visiting Porbandar enroute. Porbandar is also associated with Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation as he was born here. Later visit Kirti Mandir – Kirti Mandir was the house of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba, his wife. This place is now a small museum and has a Gandhian library and a prayer hall. Bharat Mandir is another place to visit, which houses relief maps of India and reliefs of great historical personalities who shaped India’s future. Later continue to drive to Somnath, the legendary shore temple of Somnath is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple contains the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Later visit Bhalka Tirth – Bhalka Tirth is situated halfway between Veraval and Somnath. At this place, Lord Krishna was mistaken for a deer and wounded by an arrow. It is here that Lord Krishna decided to leave his human form and proceed to the eternal world. Overnight at hotel
Day 6

Somnath To Diu By Road – 100 Kms / 02 Hrs

After breakfast drive to Diu, arrive at Diu, and transfer to your hotel. Later visit St. Paul’s church: The Church is adorned with curiously treated volutes & shell-like motifs and the magnificent wood carving is the most elaborate of all the Portuguese churches in India. St. Thomas Church Museum: A huge edifice in gothic architecture was built in 1598. A part of it has been converted into a museum and Archaeological treasure house. Diu Fort: This majestic structure stands on the coast of Diu sentinel. Once inside, you are overwhelmed by the gaunt majesty of the ancient stonework which transports you to a bygone era of gallant soldiers where time stands still. Nagoa beach: The Nagoa beach is incredibly beautiful & quiet. It is an exceptionally beautiful horseshoe (semi-circular) shaped beach. Overnight at hotel
Day 7

Diu

The day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8

Diu To Sasangir By Road – 120 Kms / 02 Hr

After breakfast drive to Sasangir; arrive at Sasangir and transfer to your hotel. Sasan Gir, popularly known as Gir, is the most famous lion sanctuary in India. And the one place in the subcontinent where Asiatic Lions can be found in the wild. Sasan Gir is on the south-western border of the Saurashtra peninsula in Gujarat and is home to nearly 400 Asiatic loins. The Sanctuary was created in 1913 to provide protection to the largest surviving groups of the Asiatic lions and was given the status of the sanctuary in 1965; the number of loins has been steadily on the rise since 1980. . It is also providing natural habitat to a lot of species like chital, Chinkara (Gazelle) four-horned antelope. Leopard, the Nilgai, spotted deer, wild boar, wild ass, monkeys, parrots, and peacocks. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9

Sasangir To Ahmedabad By Road – 375 Kms / 7 Hrs

After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad. If interested, visit the Sidi Tribal villages on your way out of the Gir jungle. These tribals came to India from Africa as slaves to the emperors and made India their home. African by looks, Indian by clothes, and Gujarati by language - a unique blend, interaction with whom must not be skipped. Arrive in Ahmedabad the world heritage city is Located on the banks of the river Sabarmati; the city was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411. Today it is one of the fastest-growing cities of India and is an immense repository of tradition, history & culture. Its famous walled area is one of the finest examples of community living & the city thrived as the textile capital & was nicknamed “Manchester of the East' in 1888. This multicultural city is home to some of the finest Indo-Saracenic mosques & Jain temples. A heritage walk in the heritage city is highly recommended. Overnight at hotel
Day 10

Ahmedabad

After breakfast proceeds for a city tour of Ahmedabad. Gandhi Ashram: On a quiet peaceful stretch of the Sabarmati River, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915. This was his Satyagrah Ashram and for many years it was the nerve center of India’s freedom movement. Sidi Sayed Mosque: One part of the wall in the old citadel of the mosque built by Ahmed Shah’s slave, Sidi Sayed, is celebrated the world over for its exquisite stone window tracery – a superb & peerless example of delicate carving that transforms stone into filigree. Jumma Masjid: The Friday mosque was built by the city’s founder, Sultan Ahmed Shah, in 1423. Built of yellow sandstone in an architectural style that combines the best of Muslim & Hindu traditions. Teen Darwaja: The triple-arched gateway was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as the royal entrance to the Maidan Shahi or the Royal Square. It is in an imposing monument of perfect proportions & highly ornate buttresses. Hutheesingh Jain Temple: Built outside the Delhi Gate in 1850 by a rich Jain merchant, the Hutheesingh Temple is the best known of Ahmedabad’s many ornate Jain temples. Adalaj Step-well: Step wells were built in olden times to serve the man purposes of - holding rainwater for later use, a resting place for the travelers, a watering hole for the travelers who had caravans and animals with them. Best examples of rainwater harvesting! Akshardham: Lord Swaminarayan, born in Chapaya in Uttar Pradesh, took a seven-year pilgrimage in Gujarat to preach his religion. He built six temples, the first being at Kalupur in Ahmedabad. Akshardham, the Swaminarayan temple of Gandhinagar, is a modern complex, built in traditional Indian architectural style from 6,000 metric tons of pink Rajasthan sandstone, carved by expert artisans from Bansipahadpur. Overnight at hotel
Day 11

Depart Ahmedabad

Today in time transfer to Ahmedabad Airport / Railway Station to board flight / train for your onward journey to your next destination.

Package Includes

  • 10 nights accommodation at the hotels.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel or as mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • A representative for assistance on arrival and departure transfers. 
  • All transfers, city tours, and transport services by A/C vehicle with All India Tourist permit as per the above itinerary. 
  • Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes.
  • All transfers and excursions as per itinerary by respective car as mentioned above.

Package Excludes

  • Monument/Monastery/Park entrance fee.
  • Services of English-speaking local guide.
  • Elephant ride/Jeep ride/Boat ride/Jeep Safari/Camel ride/Amusement park rides.
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Anything which is not mentioned under the “INCLUDES” header.
  • Optional Tours which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, guide, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, etc.
  • The cost of PCR Test is not included and any medical examination will be treated as actual.
  • Domestic airfare / Train fare / Bus fare.
  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees.
  • Government taxes / GST / Service charges.
  • Mineral water on coaches/microbuses/cars.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Porterage fees.
  • Drinks (unless otherwise indicated).
  • Waiting or additional transfer fees.
  • Heater, mattress, roll-away bed charges.
  • Early check-in and late check-out charges.
  • Use of vehicle other than the specified itinerary.
  • Insurance.

Package Information

  • Surcharges applicable for travel during peak season/block out dates/trade fairs/festivals/events.
  • Compulsory High Season surcharges and Gala Dinner charges are applicable to festive seasons and long weekends.
  • The above price is not valid for travel during peak season/block out dates/trade fairs/festivals/events.
  • The tour price quoted is subject to change should there be any hike in the fuel and hotel rates.
  • Tour price given is valid for Indian nationals only.
  • The above price is based on a minimum of 2 Passengers travelling together.
  • The maximum number of persons (adult/child) allowed per room depends upon hotel policy.
  • The price for single occupancy is only valid if:

           – 2 adults traveling together and occupying two separate rooms.

           – Traveling as a third adult in the party occupying a separate room.

  • Midnight surcharges apply for transfers between 2200 hrs – 0700 hrs.
  • Kindly note that the drivers are not guides until and unless it is mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Confirmation of hotels and other services are subject to availability
  • Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability. 
  • Generally, check-in time is 1400 hrs and check-out time is 1200 Noon at all hotels but it may differ depending on hotel policy.
  • The category of rooms may differ depending upon the availability at the time of booking.
  • WIFI, Tea / Coffee making facility, etc. in the rooms cannot be guaranteed. (Supplement charges may apply for such services)
  • Meals other than those specified (if any).
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents, and any medical evacuations, train delays or re-scheduling, etc.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on the usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above-mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • For guests’ safety and security, we do not allow night driving, hence guests are requested to leave on time so they can reach their next destination before 2000 hrs.
  • The driving duration mentioned in the itinerary may not be precise; it is the time that can be expected when strictly driving, depending on the present road conditions. Otherwise, the journey is conducted in such a way that we always stop midway for visiting villages, markets, photography, major landmarks of importance or interest depending on the guest’s interest.
  • In case of any amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Any hike in the taxes, entrance fees, hotel rates, fuel, etc will be charged extra.
  • Elephant rides are subject to availability and permission granted by the forest department.
  • The offered itinerary is not a confirmation of the services and we shall proceed with your booking once we have received confirmation from you. And if rooms are unavailable in the original hotels, we shall provide equivalent/ alternative hotels.
  • Please note that some of the sights/itineraries may change due to time limit, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the right to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience.

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