Royal Heritage: Rajkot to Gondal, Junagadh, and Girnar Hill Day Trip
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Product Code : AGORA473
Embark on a captivating journey through Gujarat's royal heritage with this day trip from Rajkot. Explore the majestic palaces, temples, and forts of Gondal, including the famous Riverside Palace. Discover the ancient city of Junagadh with its historic landmarks, including the Uparkot Fort and beautiful mausoleums. Ascend Girnar Hill, a revered pilgrimage site, and soak in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and spirituality of Gujarat on this royal heritage day trip.
8:30 AM - Pick up from your hotel in Rajkot and start your journey towards Gondal, which is approximately 40 km away. Enjoy the scenic countryside of Gujarat as you drive towards your first destination.
9:30 AM - Arrive in Gondal and begin your tour by visiting the Naulakha Palace, a magnificent royal palace built in the 18th century. This palace is known for its exquisite architecture, intricate carvings, and beautiful gardens. Explore the various rooms, courtyards, and galleries of the palace, which showcase the rich history and culture of the Gondal royal family.
10:30 AM - Next, visit the Vintage Car Museum, which houses a fascinating collection of vintage cars, carriages, and motorcycles that belonged to the Gondal royal family. Marvel at the well-preserved collection of classic automobiles, some of which are over a century old, and learn about their history, significance, and the stories behind them.
11:30 AM - Depart from Gondal and head towards Junagadh, which is approximately 110 km away. Enjoy the scenic drive as you make your way to your next destination.
1:00 PM - Arrive in Junagadh and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of Gujarat's cuisine, known for its variety and taste.
2:00 PM - Begin your tour of Junagadh by visiting the Uparkot Fort, an ancient fort perched on a plateau. This fort is known for its impressive architecture, with its massive walls, grand gateways, and intricate carvings. Explore the fort's various structures, including the Jama Masjid, Buddhist caves, and ancient reservoirs, and learn about the history and cultural heritage of the region from your guide.
3:30 PM - Visit the Mahabat Maqbara, a beautiful palace-mausoleum known for its unique blend of Islamic and Gothic architecture. Admire the intricate carvings, arches, and domes on the walls of this grand palace, and learn about the historical significance of this royal mausoleum, which houses the tombs of the Nawabs of Junagadh.
4:30 PM - Depart from Junagadh and head towards Girnar Hill, which is approximately 8 km away. Girnar Hill is a sacred pilgrimage site and a popular destination for Hindu and Jain devotees. You can either hike or take a cable car to reach the top of Girnar Hill, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore the temples, shrines, and caves on Girnar Hill, and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of this revered place.
6:30 PM - Depart from Girnar Hill and head back to Rajkot, where your day tour comes to an end. Enjoy the scenic drive back to Rajkot, cherishing the memories of the historical, cultural, and spiritual treasures you experienced during the day.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.