Brief about the tour
Mumbai - Vadodara - Champaner – Ahmedabad - Patan - Modhera
– Dasada- Lothal – Bhavnagar- Palitana – Diu- Somnath - Sasangir-
Junagadh – Gondal- Rajkot – Wanker- Bhuj- Kutch-Mumbai
During your excursion to Gujarat, you will experience the alluring landscape variety of deserts, mountains and wide plains as well as the coast of the Indian Ocean. Precious cultural heritage can be found in the Modhera sun temple, the wonderfully ornate staircase, or the Shatrunjaya mountain with its temple town. All this makes the home of Mahatma Gandhi an extraordinary destination.
Find your favorite place, feel more than home
Upon arrival at Mumbai airport, get received and warm welcomed by one of our representatives who will transfer you to your booked hotel. Check in to the hotel, enjoy some leisurely hours. Steay Overnight in hotel.
Post breakfast in morning, Checkout from the hotel and transfer to airport to board the Flight to Vadodara city which is characterized by impressive medieval fortresses. Upon arrival at Vadodara, check in to your booked hotel and have some rest. In the afternoon, visit the museum, houses an abundance of religious and secular artifacts, the Laxmi Vilas Palace - the residence of the Maharajas of Baroda and stroll through the pretty old town with its wooden architecture. Later return to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast in morning, checkout from the hotel and leave by road for Ahmedabad. Your first stop on the way to Ahmedabad is Champaner, located at the foot of the 800m high Pavillon Pavagadh. The great archaeological site was put on the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. After sightseeing, continue to Ahmedabad. Upon arrival at Ahmedabad, checkin to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast in morning, get ready to embark on full day sightseeing of Ahmedabad city, founded in the 15th century, is today a mixture of tradition and modernity and is known for its beautiful honey-colored sandstone buildings. You can see the unique Calico textile museum (probably one of the best textile malls in the world), the Friday and Sidi Sayyid mosques, as well as the Hathee Singing Temple, built of white marble. In the evening, visit Gandhi Ashram, which is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River. Later return to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast in morning, checkout from the hotel and leave by road for Dasada. You will visit one of Gujarat's well-known stepped fountains. The three-storey staircase fountain, dating from the 15th century, is one of the greatest examples of the artistically designed deep-wells. Patan is rich in architectural treasures such as the countless temples and the 11th century fountain. Continue to the sun temple of Modhera, an aesthetically designed masterpiece of the early Solanki style from the 11th century. Then we head to Dasada, home of the Asian wild game, which you try to track down during an evening game drive. Upon arrival at Dasada, checkin to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast in morning, get ready to experience the game drive. Afterwards travel to Lothal ("Hill of the Dead", remains of an industrial Harappa settlement). After visiting the excavation site and museum (if open) drive to Bhavnagar. Short visit to the town Basar. Upon arrival at Bhavnagar, checkin to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast in morning, embark on your first destination today which is the famous Mount Shatrunjaya at Palitana, one of the five sacred mountains of the Jainas and an important destination for many pilgrims. The road to the temples is a rocky, almost 4,000 steps are to cope with the ascent. On the summit you will find an unforgettable temple complex with 863 buildings. Overnight in Diu.
Post breakfast in morning, spend this day to visit the small island of Diu was Portuguese territory until 1961; here you will visit the magnificently situated Fort and St. Paul's Church. Free at leisure. Possibility to swim at one of the beaches. Later return to hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfat in early morning, check out from the hotel and take drive to Somnath - the legendary coastal temple is one of the 12 holiest Shiva shrines in India and a fine example of Indian architecture. Continue to Sasangir where you can go on a game drive in the Gir National Park in the late afternoon. The 1,412 square kilometer nature reserve is the last retreat for the majestic Asian lions, originally native to India. Overnight in Sasan Gir
Post breakfast in the morning, experience a new game drive before you leave for Junagadh. You will visit the fortress Uparkot, which was built in the 4th century. In the area you can also find early Buddhist cave temples. Just outside the city, you will visit to the Girnar Hill where you will have some magnificent glimpse of the Jain Temple and the Ashoka Stone. At night drive to Gondal and visit Navlakha Palace on the banks of the river. Overnight in hotel at Gondal
Post breakfast in the morning, check out from the hotel and leave by road to Wanker. Takea halt at Rajkot, a lively and flourishing city of Gujarats. You are visiting the Dwelling-house of Mahatma Gandhi, who lived here in his early years of life. Continue to Wankaner, the "City of the Bend of the River", capital of a former principality. You can see the huge palace, which shows an overwhelming mix of different styles and has a lot of collections inside. Overnight in Wanker.
After breakfast in morning, check out the hotel and drive to Bhuj. Your today's trip will take you past of Kutch to Bhuj where you will be given permission to visit the Banni villages. In the city, you will visit the Old Palace "Aina Mahal" from the 18th century, with the magnificent mirrored room (prohibited by the photographers, but unfortunately the entire palace complex suffered heavily from the earthquake of January 2001) and stroll through the narrow streets of the city. Overnight in Bhuj.
Post breakfast in morning, embark on a day sightseeing of Bhuj, the capital of the district of Kachchh, is picturesque between two rivers on the edge of the vast desert. The region is renowned for its wonderful craftsmanship. On two days you have enough time to visit several Banni villages in the area. You can see the beautifully decorated houses (although many of the houses were rebuilt after the earthquake in 2001, they have traditionally been painted). You can also visit the Rangrez (dyers), which produce beautiful fabrics with natural colors and special techniques, as well as the bunkars (weavers).
Port breakfast in morning, there is still time for your leisure. Inafternoon, checkout from the hotel and transfer to the airport to get flight from Bhuj to Mumbai, check in to hotel and stay overnight.
Post breakfast in morning, get ready and check out from the hotel. Our representative will drop to Airport in Mumbai to board the flight for your onward journey. Return to your place with great memory of India.