Gujarat Historical Tour That Uncover A Legendary Past
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Explore Gujarat's captivating history and culture on this 8-day tour that uncovers the state's legendary past. Beginning in Ahmedabad, delve into Mahatma Gandhi's legacy at Sabarmati Ashram. Discover architectural wonders like Jama Masjid and Sidi Saiyyed Mosque. Journey to Rajkot to explore the Watson Museum and Kaba Gandhi No Delo. Witness the majestic Asiatic lions in Sasan Gir National Park and embrace the tranquility of Diu's coastal beauty. Visit the renowned Palitana Temples on a trek and explore Bhavnagar's unique heritage. Unearth the ancient secrets of Lothal and return to Ahmedabad with a deeper understanding of Gujarat's historical richness.
Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad
Upon landing at Ahmedabad airport, our welcoming team will be at your service. You will be swiftly transferred to your chosen hotel, allowing you to settle in and relax. Ahmedabad, a city steeped in history and culture, eagerly awaits your exploration.
Day 2: Ahmedabad City Tour
Your day begins with a visit to Sabarmati Ashram, closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi. This serene haven by the Sabarmati River served as Gandhi's home and a center for his teachings of non-violence and truth.
Your journey through the city continues with visits to architectural gems, including the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, renowned for its stunning stone lattice windows, and the grand Jama Masjid, a historic mosque reflecting Ahmedabad's cultural heritage.
You'll navigate the city's charming streets, immersing yourself in its rich history and culture, creating lasting memories.
Day 3: Ahmedabad - Rajkot (215kms)
Prepare for a scenic drive to Rajkot, a city known for its historical significance. Upon your arrival, check in at your hotel to refresh and recharge.
Your exploration of Rajkot commences at the Watson Museum and Library, where rare artifacts and fascinating exhibits provide insights into the region's history.A visit to Kaba Gandhi No Delo, the childhood residence of Mahatma Gandhi, offers a glimpse into the life and influences that shaped the Father of the Nation.
Conclude your day with a tranquil stroll in Jubilee Garden, a delightful green space known for its serene environment.
Day 4: Rajkot - Sasan Gir National Park (160kms)
Get ready for an exciting journey to Sasan Gir National Park, renowned as the last abode of the mighty Asiatic lions. En route, you'll explore the charming town of Gondal, visiting the splendid Navlakha Palace, a true architectural gem that tells the story of the city's royal heritage.
Your drive takes you to Junagadh, where you'll have a chance to explore the Uparkot Fort, a site steeped in history. The Buddhist caves adorning the hillsides add to the cultural richness of the region. At the Girnar Temple, you'll experience the spirituality that surrounds this significant pilgrimage site.
Once you reach Sasan Gir, check in at your hotel, surrounded by the wilderness of the national park. Prepare for thrilling wildlife encounters in the days ahead.
Day 5: Sasan Gir - Diu (100kms)
Today, you'll delve into the heart of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, setting out on a Gypsy safari that promises wildlife adventures. The sanctuary is the last stronghold of the Asiatic lion, offering you the chance to spot these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Along with lions, keep an eye out for leopards and various deer species, making this a memorable wildlife experience.
Following your exhilarating wildlife encounter, it's time to leave the wilderness behind and drive to the serene coastal town of Diu. This former Portuguese colony exudes a unique blend of Indian and European influences. You'll discover this tranquil destination by visiting the historic Diu Fort, elegant St. Paul's Church, and spending leisure time on the idyllic beaches.
Day 6: Diu Sightseeing
Today is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the picturesque town of Diu, which is celebrated for its stunning beaches and Portuguese architecture. Your exploration begins at the Naida Caves, an enchanting labyrinth of tunnels and naturally formed rock formations, offering a unique adventure.
The Diu Fort is your next stop, where you'll be captivated by the panoramic views it provides and the deep insights it offers into the region's history. St. Paul's Church, an exquisite example of Baroque-style design, is a testament to the European influence on the town.
The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the tranquil beaches of Diu, basking in the coastal vibes and perhaps indulging in water sports or simply relaxing on the shores of the Arabian Sea.
Day 7: Diu - Bhavnagar (225kms)
As you bid farewell to the enchanting coastal town of Diu, your journey continues to Bhavnagar. Consider an optional trekking adventure to the Palitana Temples, an important pilgrimage site for Jains. The pilgrimage involves a challenging ascent of 3,950 steps to the summit of the Shatrunjaya Hills, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views and a visit to the stunning Jain temples known for their architectural grandeur.
Arriving in Bhavnagar, you'll check in at your hotel. Bhavnagar has a character of its own, and you'll have the chance to explore its notable attractions, deepening your understanding of the city's unique culture and heritage.
Day 8: Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad (175kms)
As your journey draws to a close, you'll retrace your steps to Ahmedabad. However, there's one last significant stop to make at Lothal, an archaeological site that offers insights into the ancient Harappa Port-Town of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Explore the well-preserved ruins, unearthed artifacts, and the urban planning that gives you a glimpse into the life and times of the people who lived here centuries ago.
Arriving back in Ahmedabad, you'll be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, bringing your exploration of Gujarat's cultural heritage, wildlife, and history to a close. Your journey has been one of discovery and immersion in the rich tapestry of the region's history and culture, leaving you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation of India's diversity.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 7 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 7 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
Rajkot x 1 nights
3* - The Fern Residency/ Marasa Sarovar Portico
4* & 5* - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort
Sasan Gir x 1 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 2 nights
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.