Best of Gujarat Tour
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Best of Gujarat Tour is certainly a place like no other when it comes history, culture and architectural brilliance. This 06 Days itinerary is a perfect tour for savoring the best of Gujarat's tourist destinations. The major highlights of this trip are Ahmedabad Akshardham Temple, Jain temples at Palitana on the Shatrunjaya hills, safari in Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Junagarh ancient fortified city rich in myth and legend & Gondal the former princely state.
Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad
On arrival at Ahmedabad airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm).
Later city tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Hatheesing Jain Temple established in 1850 by Seth Hatheesing a rich Jain merchant, the temple is dedicated to 15th Jain Tirthankar Dharamnath. Bhadra Fort a beautiful monument that is famous for its intricate carvings, pattern works and beautiful frescos suits. Located in the middle of lush greenery the huge 44 acre Fort got its name from the Bhadrakali Temple that it houses. Sabarmati Ashram once the residence of Mahatma Gandhi located on the tranquil and serene stretch of Sabarmati River. The museum is one of the most interesting sections of the ashram as it has on display some of Gandhi`s personal letters and photographs. Shaking Minarets one of the most intriguing architectural wonders & an unsolvable mystery that the world has ever seen. Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur the first Temple of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a Hindu sect. Kite Museum in the premises of Sanskar Kendra the museum had an elaborate display of about 125 uniquely carved kites including mirror embroidered kites, block print kites and Japanese kites such as Rokuku. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar (175kms)
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Bhavnagar via visiting archaeological remains of Harappa Port-Town at Lothal of Indus Valley Civilization. Unlike many other doorways into Harappan culture, Lothal passed through all the phases of the society, from earliest development to most mature. Roam the ruins with your heart open to the ancient, and with the help of the local museum here, allow yourself to be transported to an era 4,500 years ago.
Arrive Bhavnagar check in at hotel. Later visit Gandhi Smriti, Barton Library & Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Bhavnagar - Sasan Gir NP (225kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Sasan Gir via visiting Palitana Temples, known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples on Shatrunjaya hills. These hills have similarities to other hills where Jain temples have been built in Bihar, Gwalior, Mount Abu and Girnar. The Jain`s sacred hill of Shatrunjaya have 863 temples atop itself. The path is climbed through 3950 steps spanning 3.5 km up the Shatrunjaya Hills. The construction of temples of Palitana spanned over a period of 900 years and was structured in two phases.
Arrive Sasan Gir check in at hotel. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Sasan Gir
Breakfast at hotel. Gypsy safari in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary sprawling in an area of 1424 sq kms. Gir forest is the only place in the world, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in its natural habitat. Other predators are panther & hyena. Sambhar, Chital, Blue Bull, Chinkara and four horned antelope are found here along with the bear and the long tailed langur. Gir is also one of the finest bird sanctuaries. 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. Another attraction is a crocodile farm developed in the forest. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Sasan Gir - Rajkot (160kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Rajkot via visiting Junagadh an ancient fortified city at the foot of the temple-studded Girnar Hill where Ashoka inscribed 14 edicts on a huge boulder. And Gondal the former princely state ruled by the Jadeja Rajput clan. Visit Navlakha Palace one of the oldest and most beautiful palaces situated on riverbank.
Continue drive to Rajkot check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Rajkot - Ahmedabad (225kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Jubilee Garden a large open park area featuring many monuments of colonial time. The Garden include the historic Mohandas Gandhi High School, Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Rashtriya Shala, Watson Museum, Lang Library, and Rotary Midtown Library. The museum also houses a varied collection of old artefact`s from the ancient city of Mohenjodaro.
Later drop off to either Rajkpt or Ahmedabad airport.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
5 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
One time private gypsy safari in Sasan Gir National Park.
Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 5 nights accommodation
Ahmedabad x 1 night
3* - WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion/ Parker Lords Eco Inn
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - The House of MG/ Le Meridien
Bhavnagar x 1 night
3* - Nilambag Palace Hotel/ The Fern Bhavnagar
4* - Nilambag Palace Hotel/ The Fern Bhavnagar
5* - Nilambag Palace Hotel/ The Fern Bhavnagar
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
Rajkot x 1 night
3* - The Fern Residency/ Marasa Sarovar Portico
4* - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort
5* - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.