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Across The Temples of Gujarat

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Product Code : AGORA644

Across the Temples of Gujarat offers a mesmerizing journey through the vibrant state, blending spirituality, history, and natural beauty. Beginning in Ahmedabad, delve into the city's rich heritage with visits to iconic landmarks like Sabarmati Ashram and Adalaj Stepwell. Traverse the diverse landscapes as you journey to Dasada, Rajkot, Dwarka, Somnath, Diu, and Bhavnagar, each destination unveiling unique cultural treasures and architectural marvels. Highlights include the Modhera Sun Temple, Rani ki Vav stepwell, and the sacred temples of Dwarkadhish and Somnath. The tour culminates with an exploration of ancient Indus Valley remnants at Lothal, offering a comprehensive insight into Gujarat's profound history, spirituality, and artistic brilliance.


Day 1: Arrival in Ahmedabad

Upon your arrival at Ahmedabad airport, our representative will warmly welcome you. After a smooth transfer to your hotel, take some time to unwind and refresh. Ahmedabad, the vibrant city known for its rich history and culture, offers an array of local markets and eateries to explore at your leisure.


Day 2: Ahmedabad City Exploration

After a hearty breakfast, immerse yourself in Ahmedabad's captivating history and culture. Begin your journey at the Sabarmati Ashram, the serene abode of Mahatma Gandhi during India's struggle for independence. Walk through the ashram's tranquil grounds, visit the Gandhi museum, and understand the profound philosophy of non-violence. Next, marvel at the Jama Masjid, an architectural masterpiece showcasing the city's Mughal influence. The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is another must-visit, famed for its unique "Tree of Life" Jali, an intricately carved stone lattice. Round off your day with a visit to the Adalaj Stepwell, a mesmerizing five-story stepwell renowned for its architecture and historical significance.


Day 3: Ahmedabad to Dasada

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Dasada. Along the way, stop at the Modhera Sun Temple, dedicated to the sun god Surya. The temple's intricate carvings, grand architecture, and the unique sun-shaped sanctum will leave you spellbound. Upon reaching Dasada, check in at your hotel. Later in the day, explore the Rani ki Vav stepwell. This UNESCO World Heritage site, adorned with detailed sculptures of deities, mythological creatures, and daily life scenes, is a testament to the architectural and artistic prowess of ancient India.


Day 4: Dasada to Rajkot

Start your day with an exhilarating safari in the Little Rann of Kutch. This unique ecosystem, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, is home to the endangered Asiatic wild ass and diverse bird species. After the safari, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and continue your journey to Rajkot. On arrival, dive into the city's cultural heritage with visits to the Watson Museum and the Rotary Dolls Museum. Conclude your day with a visit to Kaba Gandhi No Delo, the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can explore exhibits detailing his early life and principles.


Day 5: Rajkot to Dwarka

After breakfast, set forth on your journey to Dwarka, an ancient city steeped in mythology and spirituality. On arrival, check in at your hotel and freshen up. Later, pay homage at the Dwarkadhish Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple's imposing architecture and vibrant atmosphere are sure to inspire devotion. Continue your spiritual journey with visits to the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and the Rukhmini Devi Temple, both revered sites associated with Hindu mythology and legends of Lord Krishna.


Day 6: Dwarka to Somnath

Following a leisurely breakfast, drive to Somnath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus. En route, visit Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Explore the Kirti Mandir, a memorial dedicated to Gandhi's life and teachings, and the Sudama Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna's childhood friend. Upon reaching Somnath, check in at your hotel. In the evening, experience the serene ambiance of the Somnath Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Additionally, explore the nearby Paanch Pandav Caves and Suraj Mandir, adding layers to your spiritual journey.


Day 7: Somnath to Diu

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Diu, a tranquil coastal town known for its pristine beaches and historical landmarks. On arrival, check in at your hotel and take some time to relax. Later, immerse yourself in Diu's rich heritage with visits to Diu Fort, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, St. Paul's Church with its baroque architecture, Naida Caves known for their intriguing natural formations, and Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple, a unique temple complex set amidst the rocks and offering a tranquil setting for reflection.


Day 8: Diu to Bhavnagar

After breakfast, set off for Bhavnagar. En route, visit the Palitana Temples, a significant pilgrimage site for Jains. Embark on a spiritual journey climbing the 3,950 steps of the Shatrunjaya Hills to explore the 865 intricately crafted Jain temples. Marvel at the temple's stunning architecture and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Upon reaching Bhavnagar, check in at your hotel and unwind after a day of exploration.


Day 9: Bhavnagar to Ahmedabad

After a leisurely breakfast, begin your return journey to Ahmedabad. En route, explore the archaeological remains of the Harappa Port-Town at Lothal. Wander through the well-preserved ruins, including the Lothal Dock, believed to be the world's oldest tidal dock, and gain insights into the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Conclude your memorable journey with a drop-off at Ahmedabad airport, marking the end of an enriching exploration of Gujarat's temples, history, and culture.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 8 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 Little Rann of Kutch with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 8 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

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* &  5*- Nilambag Palace Hotel/ The Fern Bhavnagar

- 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.