Best Of Gujarat - PI-0492
Better known as the land of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and the iron man, Sardar Patel, Gujarat has always been a prominent state in the history of India. Here seas meet sparkling sands, lions and wild ass roam in jungles and marble temples and palaces reflect the past glory. With this fascinating tour, visit this folk land which takes you to the pages of history and shows you the India you would love to see.
Day 1: Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Thursday, January 24, 2019
Upon arrival at morning during the day, you shall be transfer to the domestic airport to take flight to Ahmedabad. Arrive at Ahmedabad.Ahmedabad (Gujarati: ??????? Amdavad) is the seventh largest metropolitan city in India, with a population of approximately 5.2 million. Located on the banks of the River Sabarmati, the city is the administrative centre of Ahmedabad district and was the capital of Gujarat from 1960 to 1970; the capital was shifted to Gandhinagar thereafter. In colloquial Gujarati, the city is commonly called Amdavad.
Ahmedabad was founded in 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as the capital of the Gujarat Sultanate, and was named after him. Under the British rule, a military cantonment was established and the city infrastructure was modernized and expanded. Though incorporated into the Bombay Presidency during British rule, Ahmedabad remained the most important city in the Gujarat region. The city established itself as the home of a booming textile industry, which earned it the nickname the "Manchester of the East." The city was at the forefront of the Indian independence movement in the first half of the 20th century.It was the centre of many campaigns of civil disobedience to promote workers' rights civil rights and political independence.
With the creation of the state of Gujarat in 1960, Ahmedabad gained prominence as commercial capital of the state. The city is witnessing a major construction boom and population increase. A rising centre of education, information technology and scientific industries, Ahmedabad remains the cultural and commercial heart of Gujarat and much of western India.
Our office representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Ahmedabad
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Friday, January 25, 2019
Post breakfast at the hotel in the morning start the sightseeing of the city.
Visit the Calico museum (closed on Wednesday).It is the finest museum of textiles and has one of the richest Collection of Indian textiles covering all regions of India. In the afternoon visit Gandhinagar - Akshardham Temple a modern architecural marvel.
On the way back to the Ahmedabad, visit Adalaj Stepwell. These stepwells have decorated columns, curved brackets and lintels, highly elaborate with repeated friezes and ornamentation of animal motifs and deities. and return to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Saturday, January 26, 2019
After breakfast drive to Bhavnagar an erstwhile princely state. En-route visit to the Lothal
, the mount of the dead, is the most important excavated sites in the recent. This place offers the view of neat structures those were built nearly 4000 years ago. One of the southernmost outposts of the Indus civilisation, and certainly one of the most interesting of Harrapan town planning, Lothal
is the unique lock gated dockyard and perhaps the greatest maritime architecture of the ancient world.
Upon arrival at Bhavnagar cehck in at hotel.
Evening visit the important places in the city like the Gandhi memorial and the museum.Overnight at Hotel
Day 4: Bhavnagar - Diu
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Sunday, January 27, 2019
After Early breakfast at 6.00 AM drive to Diu enroute visit of Palitana
- Shatrunjaya Temple.One of the most revered pilgrimage centre for the Jains in India. With the Shatrunjaya River flowing to its south, making this place one of the most picturesque places of pilgrimage in India. After Lunch drive to Diu (200 Kms). Evening arrival Diu, Relax on beach. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Diu
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Monday, January 28, 2019
Morning post breakfast enjoy fullday on the beach.
Diu is an island joined to the mainland of Gujarat by a creek.
Casuarinas windbreaks, placid blue seas, idyllic beaches, sleepy villages and a long history; this is what makes Diu a special place. Diu remained with the Portuguese for nearly 400 years. The quaint little town has always been important, be it the Mauryan, Mughal or the Portuguese. All built ports here and boosted their trade relations with other countries.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Diu - Gir - Rajkot
Monday, January 28, 2019 - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
After breakfast drive to Sasangir. The dwelling of the King of Animals, the majestic lions is what Sasan Gir is famous for. The Gir National park, located at an hours distance from Junagadh is the last refuge of the Asiatic lion on Earth. Upon arrival visit Park by Jeep in Sasangir Lion Sanctuary. After Lunch drive to Rajkot enroute visit of Junagarh. Evening arrival at Rajkot and check in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Rajkot - Bhuj
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
After breakfast drive to Bhuj, Upon arrival proceed to DSP/Collector office to obtain the permit (Please all foreign clients need to obtain the permit for Banny village visit during working day). Evening visit to the Bhuj city and market.
Bhuj, onemore princely state in Gujarat, is near the coast, yet its climate is hot. It is because of its proximity to the Great Rann of Kutch to its north and the Small Rann to its west, which are vast, sandy, and dry salt flats. Bhuj experiences hot summers and mild winters.
Visit the Aina Pragmahal and the Musuem. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Bhuj
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
Post breakfast in the morning transfer to visit the Banny villages of Bhuj, provided you have the permit.The Banny villages are the tribal villages which have retained its natural style of living. Some aboriginals are found here. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Bhuj - Jamnagar
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Friday, February 1, 2019
After breakfast drive to Jamnagar. Known as the jewel of the Kathiawad, this city has a huge sea shore.
Upon arrival check in at the hotel and relax.
Later visit the city and specially the tie & dye cloth market which it is famous for.
The hues of various colours and beautiful designs will mesmerise you.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Jamnagar
Friday, February 1, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2019
Morning post breakfast take a full day excursion to Dwarka. Situated on the extreme western tip of Kathiawad, Dwarka has remained a one of the principal cities for the Hindu devotees. The mythological city is supposed to be the 6th developed city, the earlier five are supposed to be submerged in the ocean. Dwarka is one of the four most holy Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and is closely related to the Krishna legend. Today it is not only a major pilgrimage centre but also a pleasant spot for a beach holiday. Excavations have revealed important evidences of 4 ancient cities under the sea.
Back to Jamnagar and overnight at the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel
Day 11: Jamnagar - Mumbai
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Sunday, February 3, 2019
Post breakfast in the morning take a flight to Munmbai from where you shall be connected to an international flight for an onward destination.