Across The Temples, Historical Sites & Wildlife of Gujarat
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Product Code : AGORA548
Embark on the "Across the Temples, Historical Sites & Wildlife of Gujarat" private tour, a fascinating journey through the rich heritage and natural wonders of Gujarat. Explore the ancient temples of Dwarka and Somnath, delve into the historical sites of Ahmedabad and Rajkot, and witness the majestic wildlife at Sasan Gir National Park. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Gujarat while experiencing its diverse landscapes and iconic landmarks. Enjoy a perfect blend of spirituality, history, and wildlife on this unforgettable adventure.
Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad
Upon your arrival at Ahmedabad airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in.
Day 2: Ahmedabad City Tour
Embark on a full-day city tour of Ahmedabad. Visit the iconic Sabarmati Ashram, the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Explore the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque known for its intricate stone lattice work. Admire the architectural beauty of Jama Masjid and the stunning Adalaj Stepwell. Discover the beautiful Hutheesing Jain Temple and explore the bustling markets of Ahmedabad.
Day 3: Ahmedabad to Dasada (260kms)
After breakfast, drive to Dasada. Along the way, visit the famous Modhera Sun Temple known for its exquisite architecture. Explore the stunning Rani ki Vav stepwell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Panchasara Jain Temples, known for their ancient carvings. Arrive in Dasada and check in at your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a cultural performance by the local artists.
Day 4: Dasada Safari and Rajkot City Tour (160kms)
Embark on a safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, a unique ecosystem known for its wildlife and salt flats. You will have the opportunity to spot various species of birds and witness the rural life of the Rabari and Bharwad tribes. After the safari, drive to Rajkot and check in at your hotel. In Rajkot, enjoy a city tour and visit attractions such as the Watson Museum, Kaba Gandhi No Delo (Gandhi's childhood residence), and the Jubilee Garden.
Day 5: Rajkot to Dwarka (225kms)
Drive to Dwarka, an ancient city and a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus. Enroute, visit Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, and explore the Kirti Mandir (Gandhi's ancestral home). Continue your drive to Dwarka and check in at your hotel. In Dwarka, visit the Dwarkadhish Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, Nageshwar Temple, and Rukhmini Devi Temple.
Day 6: Dwarka to Somnath (230kms)
Begin your journey to Somnath, stopping at Porbandar to visit Sudama Temple and the Sudama Bridge. Arrive in Somnath and check in at your hotel. Explore Somnath, known for its grand Somnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit other attractions like Paanch Pandav Caves and the Suraj Mandir.
Day 7: Somnath to Sasan Gir (45kms)
Drive to Sasan Gir National Park, the last refuge of the Asiatic lions. Check in at your resort and enjoy an evening jeep safari in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary to spot wildlife such as lions, leopards, and various species of birds.
Day 8: Sasan Gir and Junagadh Excursion
Embark on a morning jeep safari in the Gir National Park for another chance to spot wildlife. After the safari, go on an excursion to Junagadh, an ancient fortified city. Visit the Uparkot Fort, Ashoka's Rock Edicts, and the beautiful Mahabat Maqbara. Return to Sasan Gir in the evening.
Day 9: Sasan Gir to Diu (100kms)
Drive to Diu, a charming coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and Portuguese influence. Check in at your hotel and spend the day exploring Diu Fort, St. Paul's Church, Naida Caves, and the serene Nagoa Beach. Also visit the Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple, Diu Museum, and the iconic Diu lighthouse. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 10: Diu Sightseeing and Bhavnagar (225kms)
After breakfast, drive to Bhavnagar. Enroute, you have the option to embark on a trekking excursion to the famous Palitana Temples, known for their religious significance and stunning architecture. Arrive in Bhavnagar and check in at your hotel. Visit Gandhi Smriti, Barton Library & Museum, and Takhteshwar Temple.
Day 11: Bhavnagar to Ahmedabad (175kms)
After breakfast, drive to Ahmedabad. Enroute, visit the ancient Harappan port-town of Lothal and explore the archaeological remains. Continue your drive to Ahmedabad and drop off at the airport for your onward journey.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 10 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Gir National Park with naturalist.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodation
Ahmedabad x 2 night
3* - WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion/ Parker Lords Eco Inn
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - The House of MG/ Le Meridien
Dasada/ Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch) x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Royal Safari Camp, Bajana/ Rann Riders, Dasada
Rajkot x 1 nights
3* - The Fern Residency/ Marasa Sarovar Portico
4* & 5* - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort
Dwarka x 1 night
3* - Dwarkadhish Lords Eco Inn/ VITS Devbhumi
4* & 5* - The Fern Sattva Resort
Somnath x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - The Fern Residency/ Lords Inn Somnath
Sasan Gir x 2 night
3* - The Fern Gir Forest Resort/ Lion Safari Camp
4* - The Fern Gir Forest Resort/ Lion Safari Camp
5* - Woods at Sasan/ The Gateway Hotel Gir Forest
Diu x 1 night
3* - Krishna Beach Resorts/ Kostamar Beach Resort
4* & 5* - Radhika Beach Resort/ Azzaro Resorts & Ganga Spa
Bhavnagar x 1 night
3* - Efcee Sarovar Portico/ The Fern Bhavnagar
4* & - Nilambag Palace Hotel/ The Fern Bhavnagar
Note; There are no 4 & 5 star hotels in few cities.
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.