Historical & Regal Sights of Gujarat - Extension Tour from Ahmedabad
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Historical & Regal Sights of Gujarat Tour will begin with pick up from Ahmedabad. On the way to Dholavira visit the magnificent Hindu & Jain Temple & step well at Patan. Explore Dholavira best-kept archaeological sites dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Enjoy safari in Little Rann of Kutch a unique place on earth of its kind in the entire world. Then drive to Rajkot a regal city with colonial time monuments. Accompanied tour guide and transport will remain on disposal at your service.
Day 1: Ahmedabad - Dholavira (385kms)
Drive to Dholavira via visiting Modhera Sun Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya built wetbeen 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. 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 11th century Solanki era step well built by the Queen Udayamati & Karna in memory of her husband Bhima I. The stepwell is designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water, divided into seven levels of stairs with sculptural panels, more than 500 principal sculptures and over a thousand minor ones combine religious, mythological and secular imagery. And Panchasara Jain Temples, more than 100 Jain temples with exquisite domes & sacred carvings on the walls built by king Vanraj Chavada around 746 CE.
Continue drive to Dholavira check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Dholavira - Dasada (255kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Dholavira archaeological & 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. 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.
Later drive to Dasada check in at hotel. Lunch, Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Dasada - Rajkot (160kms)
Early morning safari in Little Rann of Kutch a unique landscapes of its kind in the entire world with an unending possibility of exploration. The present saline desert of the Little Rann of Kutch is believed to have been shallow sea. Little Rann of Kutch is the only haven on earth for endemic Asiatic Wild Ass. Known for its speed, the wild ass lives in herds led by stallions and survived by migrating between the grassy bets through the season, in search of food. Sanctuary is also home to 32 other species of mammals such as chinkara, two types of desert fox, jackals, caracals, nilgais, Indian wolves, blackbucks, and striped hyenas along with 350 different species of birds, including the common crane, pelican and the lesser flamingo. Interestingly, the Little Rann gets a fair number of winged visitors in the winter months. Among these, the ceraneous vulture comes from Egypt, the common and demoiselle cranes arrive from Siberia, the blue-tailed bee-eater visits from Europe, and the houbara bustard of Iran and Iraq are the most commonly sighted birds here. Also, the sanctuary is home to a sizeable population of Rabari and Bharwad tribes.
After safari and sightseeing tour drive back to Rajkot check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Rajkot - Departure
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 houses a varied collection of old artefact`s from the ancient city of Mohenjodaro.
Later transfer to Rajkot airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
3 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.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Little Rann of Kutch with forest department naturalist.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation
Dholavira x 1 night
3* / 4* - Rann Resort Dholavira/ Dholavira Tourism Resort
Dasada/ Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch) x 1 night
3* / 4* - Royal Safari Camp, Bajana/ Rann Riders, Dasada
Rajkot x 1 nights
3* - The Fern Residency/ Marasa Sarovar Portico
4* - 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.