Gujarat Fort & Palaces with Sasan Gir National Park
Package price 2843 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA50
Gujarat, India's westernmost state has varied terrain and numerous sacred sites. A culturally rich destination which attracted million to witness the beauty of historical, cultural and architectural treasures. The state abounds with a host of architectural feats, historical places and pilgrimage destinations. Visit the land of diverse culture and enjoy your vacation to collect lasting impressions, lifelong learning and spellbound memories.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel check in. (Hotel check in/ out time 1200hrs afternoon early check in subject to rooms availability)
Later city tour of Delhi, visiting landmark of Old Delhi which include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk. Sightseeing of New Delhi which includes Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple & VVIP areas President House, Parliament & India Gate. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Ahmedabad (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel transfer to airport to board flight for Ahmedabad. On arrival assistance and transferred to hotel in Ahmedabad.
Later city tour of Ahmedabad visiting Shaking minarets, Sabarmati Ashram, Vishala Vichar museum, Kite museum etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Ahmedabad – Champaner (160kms/ 3hrs Approx)
After breakfast drive to Chmpaner check in at hotel.
Later sightseeing visit Jami Masjid, Champaner Fort, Machi the ruins of Khapra Zaveri Palace, Makai Kothar a granary with the fort, Kalika Temple and a shrine of Muslim Saint Sadanshah. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Champaner – Vadodara (50kms/ 1hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Vadodara. En route visit Pavagadh.
The Pavagadh fort dominates the syline and is visible for miles around. It occupies a large area and rises in three stages: first the ruined fort, then the palace and middle fort and finally the upper fort with Jain and Hindu temples.
On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Laxmi Vilas Palace built by R.H. Chisholm. The Tambekar Wada a wooden multi-storeyed townhouse. The Nazar Bagh Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Vadodara – Bhavnagar (200kms/ 4hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Bhavnagar, check in at the hotel.
Bhavnagar once the capital of a princely state, is home to several lakes and temples. For the tourist, Bhavnagar serves as a convenient base to visit the Jain temples at Palitana on the Shatrunjaya hills and the Velvadar Sanctuary, the home of the famous Indian Black buck. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Bhavnagar
Breakfast at hotel proceed for a full day excursion to Velvadar Black buck sanctuary.
Velavadar Black buck sanctuary is the home of the Indian black buck. Velavadar in the Bhal region of Saurashtra is a unique grassland ecosystem that has attracted fame for the successful conservation of the black buck the fastest of the Indian antelopes, the wolf and the lesser florican. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Bhavnagar – Diu (200kms/ 4hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Diu. En route visit Palitana is a 'must visit' destination for all those who would like to witness what the subtle combination of human enterprise, architectural skills, philanthropy and channelized religious fervor can achieve. The entire summit of majestic mount Shatrunjaya is crowned with about 900 temples, each rivaling the other for beauty and magnificence, presenting an awe-inspiring spectacle to devotees and visitors. There are many temples at Palitana, which are revered by Hindus and some are prominent Jain pilgrim centers.
Continue drive to Diu, check in at hotel.
Later visit Diu Fort a very large and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. Old Town has a few old mansions belonging to rich Portuguese and Indian merchants. The colourful three-storey Nagar Sheth Haveli has porticoes, carved balconies, stone-made lions and intricate arches in European and Indian styles. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Diu - Sasan Gir (66kms/ 1hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel drive to Sasan Gir check in at the resort/ jungle lodge.
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary; Sprawling in an area of 1424 sq. kms, Gir with its dry deciduous forest is a luxuriantly rich ecosystem- endowed with floral and faunal plentitude. The forest is the only place in the world, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in its natural habitat. Other predators are the panther and the hyena. The largest Indian deer, Sambhar, Chital (spotted deer), Nilgai (blue bull), Chinkara and the unique Chowsingha (four horned antelope) are found here along with the bear and the long tailed langur.
Gir is also one of the finest bird sanctuaries in India. Some of the typical birds of Gir are the crested serpent eagle, crested hawk eagle, brown fish owl, king vulture, jungle quail, paradise flycatcher, pygmy woodpecker, hard headed oriole etc. Adholia, Valadera, Ratanghuna and Pilipat are rewarding places for bird watching. Overnight at resort/ jungle lodge.
Day 09: Sasan Gir
Breakfast at hotel, morning and evening safari in the national park. Rest time free for personal activities relax etc. Overnight at resort/ jungle lodge.
Day 10: Sasan Gir – Junagadh – Gondal (120kms/ 3hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Gondal. En route visit Junagarh an ancient fortified city rich in myth and legend. Junagadh lies at the foot of the temple-studded Girnar Hill a holy sanctuary to the Jains. The history of Mount Girnar dates back to the awesome empire of Ashoka, one of India's greatest emperors. Ashoka inscribed 14 edicts on a huge boulder en-route to Mt. Girnar peak. Junagadh's main feature is the Uperkot fort (upper fort), a somber and inaccessible fortress. Continue drive to Gondal, on arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Gondal
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Gondal the former princely state ruled by the Jadeja Rajput clan till the independence of India.
Visit Navlakha Palace one of the oldest and most beautiful palaces situated on a riverbank, on a grand masonry base, rising to the monumental scale of at least 30 meters, above the riverbed. Riverside Palace built in colonial style of architecture, amidst a garden with huge trees. Vintage Car Collection the rulers of Gondal were great lovers of automobiles and one can see several vintage and classic cars in the royal garage. Two rail saloons of the Gondal State were renovated, keeping the original décor and are available for accommodation in the Orchard Garden Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Gondal – Wankaner (85kms/ 2hrs Approx)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Wankaner check in at the hotel. Later visit Ranjit Vilas Palace built by Amarsinhji on a hill overlooking Wankaner town. The ground of the palace extends to two hundred and twenty five acres. The state guesthouse, Chandra Bhavan is also located in the same campus in the vicinity of the Ranjit Vilas Palace.
Step Well - Wankaner also has a step well, the last one to be built in Gujarat. In the Royal Oasis complex, the 3-storeyed step well, has 2 underground floors with cool subterranean marble rooms, fine sculptures and a fountain. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Wankaner – Rajkot (53kms/ 1hrs Approx)
After breakfast check out and proceed to Rajkot on arrival check in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour covering Kaba Gandhi Delo Gandhiji’s ancestral home, Watson Museum & library located in the pleasant Jubilee garden, Lal Pari Lake & Randerda a picturesque picnic spot. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Rajkot – Delhi (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax in the hotel or visit any place of your interest with your driver. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Delhi - Departure
Breakfast at hotel day free and easy for personal activities relax. Later as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for your home country.
End of our services
Garland welcome and assistance of our office representative at airport
14 nights/ 15 days accommodation in below mentioned hotels or similar
Daily breakfast at hotel.
Full board accommodation in Sasan Gir National Park
Bottled drinking water in car
Private English speaking guide in each cities on sightseeing days.
Private Chauffer driven air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfers, sightseeing & excursion as per program.
01 Time monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Cycle rickshaw ride in Delhi Chandni Chowk bazaar in Delhi
Two time private Jeep Safari in Sasan Gir National Park with entrance fee to National park & forest department Naturalist.
Safari in Velavadar National Park with entrance fee & permit
Accompanied English Speaking guide in Gujarat
Applicable GST (Government taxes)
Any air fare
Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Or anything not mentioned above.