UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan & Dholavira Tour
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Product Code : AGORA559
On this two days private tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan & Dholavira Tour visit the magnificent Modhera Sun Temple built in 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. Rani ki Vav the world famous 11th century Solanki era step well built by the Queen in memory of her husband. Panchasara Jain Temple complex built by king Vanraj Chavada around VS 802. Explore Dholavira a real treat for historians, and one of Gujarat’s best-kept archaeological and historical sites dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization 4500 years ago. Accompanied tour guide and transport will remain on disposal at your service.
Day 1: Ahmedabad - Modhera - Patan - Dholavira (385kms/ 8hrs approx)
Morning pick up from your hotel in Ahmedabad and drive to Dholavira with stop to visit Modhera Sun Temple & Rani ki Vav & Panchasara Jain Temple at Patan. Modhera Sun Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. No worship is offered now and is protected monument maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. The temple complex has three components: Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall; Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall and Kunda, the reservoir. The halls have intricately carved exterior and pillars. The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and numerous small shrines. Rani ki Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the banks of the Saraswati River. The world famous 11th century Solanki era step well was built by the Queen in memory of her husband. Designed as an inverted temple, it is highlighting the sanctity of water and is divided into seven levels of stairs with sculptural panels; more than 500 principle sculptures and over a thousand minor ones combine religious, mythological and secular imagery, often referencing literary works. Panchasara Jain Temple was built by king Vanraj Chavada around VS 802. There are 51 mini temples around the temple. It was said that main idol of lord parshwanath much older than Vikram Samvat 802- hindu calendar(around 8th century). There are around 10 parashwanath temples among 108 are situated in the patan city in different pole. All this temples are century old and marvelous example of carving in marbles. Continue drive to Dholavira check in at resort. Dinner & overnight at resort.
Day 2: Dholavira - Ahmedabad (255kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, Explore Dholavira a real treat for historians, and one of Gujarat’s best-kept archaeological and historical sites dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization 4500 years ago. It is full of historic treasures, including seals with animal figures, funerary structures, letters of the Indus script, stone sculptures, pottery with painted motifs, terracotta ornaments, sign boards, and several other structures and objects. The ancient water reservoirs are certainly a highlight and excite visitors with their well-preserved state. What this site offers you, in the intense environment that comes with being surrounded by the Great Rann of Kutch, is a unique insight into the pioneering Harappan mind, with one of the world’s earliest and best planned water conservation systems and what might be the world’s first signboards, written in ancient Indus script. The excavation also tells the story of the 7 stages of the civilization, from development to maturity to decay, the last of which hints at a strange piece of history, with more questions than answers. After the peak of the civilization Dholavira was temporarily abandoned, after which it seems that the settlers returned with a markedly de-urbanized culture. There are hints that they willingly chose to simplify their lives, rather than try to ride the collapse of their once glorified civilization. Here, on the ruins, you will have a chance to contemplate what progress and civilization mean and what, if anything, is truly permanent. After sightseeing drive back to Ahmedabad and drop off to your hotel.
Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport 01-nights / 02-days accommodation in below offered hotels or similar (standard room) Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program. Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary (almost all places of tourist interest are included in our itinerary) Government licensed English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city). Applicable GST (government taxes).
Any air fare Camera charges at monuments Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. Or anything not mentioned above.