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Historical Sights, Regal Cities & Wildlife Sanctuaries of Gujarat

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Embark on a captivating journey through Gujarat's rich heritage and diverse landscapes with our "Historical Sights, Regal Cities & Wildlife Sanctuaries of Gujarat" tour. Begin your exploration in Ahmedabad, where you'll discover historical landmarks like the Sabarmati Ashram and Adalaj Stepwell. Journey to ancient archaeological sites in Dholavira and explore the vibrant culture of tribal villages near the Little Rann of Kutch. Witness the majestic Asiatic lions in Sasan Gir National Park and unwind on the pristine beaches of Diu. This nine-day itinerary offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and wildlife, providing an unforgettable experience of Gujarat's treasures.


Day 1: Arrival in Ahmedabad

Upon your arrival at Ahmedabad airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is Gujarat's largest city and a vibrant hub of culture and commerce. After settling into your hotel, take some time to relax and rejuvenate from your travels, preparing for the exciting journey ahead.


Day 2: Ahmedabad City Exploration

Begin your exploration of Ahmedabad with a visit to the Sabarmati Ashram, the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi during India's struggle for independence. Explore the ashram's museum and galleries that offer insights into Gandhiji's life and teachings. Continue to the 15th-century Jama Masjid, showcasing stunning architecture with its yellow sandstone and intricate carvings. Visit the delicately latticed Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, famous for its beautiful stone latticework depicting intertwining tree branches and a palm motif. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of Adalaj Stepwell, an intricately designed stepwell showcasing the fine craftsmanship of the bygone era. Conclude your day with a leisurely stroll through the bustling Law Garden Market, known for its handicrafts, textiles, and street food. End the day sampling the culinary delights of Manek Chowk, a bustling market square transformed into a street food paradise in the evening.


Day 3: Ahmedabad to Dholavira (385kms)

Today's journey takes you to Dholavira, an archaeological site dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization. En route, visit the ancient Modhera Sun Temple, dedicated to the solar deity Surya. Admire the temple's intricate carvings and architectural beauty, reflecting the grandeur of the Solanki dynasty. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Rani ki Vav stepwell in Patan, renowned for its elaborate sculptures of Hindu deities, mythological figures, and intricate geometric patterns. Upon arrival in Dholavira, check into your hotel and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of this ancient site.


Day 4: Dholavira Archaeological Exploration

Spend the day exploring the archaeological wonders of Dholavira, one of the five largest Harappan sites in the Indian subcontinent. Discover the well-preserved remnants of an ancient city, including multi-roomed houses, circular reservoirs, and stone sculptures. Gain insights into the advanced urban planning and water management systems of the Indus Valley Civilization. Later, drive to Dasada, located near the Little Rann of Kutch, and check in at your hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure, soaking in the tranquil ambiance of this unique landscape.


Day 5: Dasada to Rajkot (160kms)

Embark on an exciting safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, a unique ecosystem known for its diverse wildlife and birdlife, including the endangered Asiatic wild ass. Traverse through the vast salt marshes and encounter various species of birds, such as flamingos, cranes, and eagles. Visit the vibrant villages of the Rabari and Bharwad tribes, known for their rich cultural heritage, traditional lifestyle, and exquisite handicrafts. Continue to Rajkot, where you'll check in at your hotel. Explore the city's vibrant markets, historical sites, and cultural landmarks at your own pace in the evening.


Day 6: Rajkot to Sasan Gir National Park (160kms)

Today's journey takes you to Sasangir, the last abode of the majestic Asiatic lions. En route, explore the royal heritage of Gondal, a former princely state ruled by the Jadeja Rajput clan. Visit the Navlakha Palace and Riverside Palace, showcasing a blend of European and Indian architectural styles. Continue to Junagadh, an ancient fortified city at the foothills of Girnar Hill. Explore the imposing Uparkot Fort, dating back to the Mauryan period, and the elegant mausoleums at the Nawabi Tombs. Arrive in Sasan Gir and check in at your hotel, nestled amidst the wilderness.


Day 7: Sasan Gir to Diu (100kms)

Embark on a thrilling Gypsy safari in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary to spot the majestic Asiatic lions in their natural habitat. Along the way, encounter other wildlife species such as leopards, deer, and various bird species. After the safari, drive to Diu, a tranquil coastal town renowned for its pristine beaches, colonial architecture, and vibrant nightlife. Check in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach or exploring the local markets and eateries.


Day 8: Diu Sightseeing

Begin your day with a visit to the historic Diu Fort, a magnificent structure offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Explore St. Paul's Church, known for its exquisite Baroque architecture and intricate woodwork. Visit Diu Museum housed in the old St. Thomas Church, showcasing artifacts, sculptures, and exhibits that provide insights into the region's history, culture, and maritime heritage. Relax on the pristine beaches of Nagoa and Ghoghla, known for their serene ambiance, golden sands, and clear waters. In the evening, explore the vibrant streets of Diu, sampling local seafood delicacies and enjoying the coastal town's lively atmosphere.


Day 9: Diu Departure

Enjoy some free time exploring Diu's attractions or relaxing on its scenic beaches. Visit the unique Naida Caves, a network of naturally formed caves with beautiful rock formations and tranquil pools. Alternatively, engage in water sports activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, or banana boat rides. As per your flight schedule, our representative will assist with your transfer to the airport, marking the end of your memorable Gujarat tour.

- 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.

- 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Gir National Park 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

Dholavira x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Rann Resort Dholavira/ Dholavira Tourism Resort

Little Rann of Kutch x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Royal Safari Camp, Bajana/ Rann Riders, Dasada 

Rajkot x 1 night
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 night
3* - Krishna Beach Resorts/ Kostamar Beach Resort
4* & 5* - Radhika Beach Resort/ Azzaro Resorts & Ganga Spa

- 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.