Mumbai to Vadodara Western India Overland Tour
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Product Code : AGORA323
The private tour will begin in Mumbai. You will visit few magnificent monuments & UNESCO World Heritage Elephanta Caves on ferry. Then drive to Daman once flourishing Portuguese town now home to some ruined fort, monasteries & chapels. Further to Ankleshwar home to few magnificent Jain temples. Continue to Kevadia where you will visit 182 metres world’s tallest Statue of Unity. Explore the archaeological remains at Champaner-Pavagadh & Lakshmi Vilas Palace largest private dwelling built till date. Accommodation with breakfast, private AC vehicle & accompanied English speaking guide are part of this package tour.
Day 1: Mumbai
On arrival at Mumbai airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Rest time free to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel, morning excursion to Elephanta Caves (Monday closed). A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where caves are located. Afterwards cruise back to Gateway of India.
Later city of Mumbai, drive pass Marine Drive one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in the city, CST & Parliament House. Visit The Gateway of India an arch-monument built to commemorate the landing of King-Emperor George V & Queen-Empress Mary in December 1911 at Apollo Bunder. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, a grade I Heritage Building of the city counted amongst one of the most prominent museums of India. The complex exhibits a myriad collection of ancient artefacts, artwork and sculptors of the country which give a unique insight into our past. Kala Ghoda Art Precinct area that stretches from the Regal Circle at the Southern end of Mahatma Gandhi Road, up to the Mumbai University at the northern end, flanked by the Oval Maidan to the west and the Lion Gate to the east. Its curious name, meaning Black Horse, can be traced back to a bronze equestrian statue of King Edward VII that existed there during the colonial era. Dhobhi Ghat to see the city famous open air laundry in action. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Daman (190kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Daman check in at hotel.
Later Visit Cathedral Of Bom Jesus & beautiful altarpiece along with the intricately carved doorway built by Portuguese in 1603. St. Jerome Fort, also known as Nani Daman Fort built by Portuguese. There is a large statue of St. Jerome, one of the most eminent fathers of the Catholic Church, inside the fort premises. The complex contains other attractions namely the church of Our Lady of the Sea and a Jain temple. The fort on the whole offers a beautiful view of the fish market below and the hustle-bustle that comes along with it. Across the Daman Ganga River, Moti Daman Fort holds the ruins of a Dominican monastery. Close by, the Chapel of Our Lady of Rosary features intricate carvings.
Rest time free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Daman - Ankleshwar (200kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Ankleshwar check in at hotel.
Later visit Ankleshwar is renowned for Shri Ankleshwar Tirth that includes four Digambar Jain temples including the temple of Chintamani Parsvanath, Mahavir Swami Mandir, Adinath Mandir and Neminath Mandir, of which the temple of Mahavir is the largest one. There is a belief that the idols of Sheetalnath, Parsvanath and Nandi were discovered two kilometres away in the Raskunda area. When they were being brought to Ankleshwar, the cart carrying them stopped at the spot where the existing temple is located. Ankleshwar is also famous as it was the place where Bhootbali and Pushpa Danta, who were followers of the Pargami Acharya Dharsen resided for four months and planned their srut prachar.
Rest time free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Ankleshwar - Kevadia (90kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kevadia, check in at Tent City or hotel near Statue of Unity.
Later Visit Sardar Sarovar Dam, the world`s second-largest concrete gravity dam, located on the mighty Narmada river near the Statue of Unity. Sardar Sarovar Dam provides electricity, drinking, and irrigation water to four states in India. Valley of Flowers, a beautifully landscaped garden with the mighty Narmada river and the Statue of Unity in the background. Made to give a glimpse into local ecology, featuring hundreds of species of native flowers, shrubs, trees, bamboo, grasses, and more. Also featuring many selfie points for all visitors to capture photos from the most scenic spots.
Evening attend Light and Sound show at Statue of Unity (Monday Closed). Lunch, dinner and Overnight at hotel Tent.
Day 6: Kevadia - Vadodara (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit world tallest Statue of Unity. The high-speed elevators will take you to a height of about 400 feet through the core of the statue where you can get panoramic view of the surroundings.
Drive to Vadodara UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner-Pavagadh, located around the historical city of Champaner, a city which was founded by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Dynasty, in the eighth century. The site encompasses forts, temples, mosques, mausoleum complexes, pavilions, wells and tanks built around 1523 in Indo-Saracenic architecture. The site encompasses forts, temples, mosques, mausoleum complexes, pavilions, wells and tanks built around 1523 in Indo-Saracenic architecture.
Arrive and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Vadodara - Mumbai
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Lakshmi Vilas Palace the largest private dwelling built till date four times the size of Buckingham Palace. Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum & Kirti Mandir.
Later, as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
6 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.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation
Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Daman x 1 night
3* - Silver Sands Beach Resort/ Sea Rock Inn
4* - The Gold Beach Resort/ The Deltin
5* - The Gold Beach Resort/ The Deltin
Ankleshwar x 1 night
3*/4*/5* - Lords Plaza/ Regenta Central Harimangla
Kevadia x 1 night
3* - Tent City Narmada / Brg Budget Stay
4* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/ Ramada Encore
5* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Villa
Vadodara x 1 night
3* - Tansha Comfort Regency/ Suba Elite Fatehganj
4* - Royal Orchid Central/ Lemon Tree Hotel
5* - Welcomehotel Vadodra/ Vivanta Vadodara
Vadodara - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 5,500 per person in economy class.
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.