UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan & Dholavira Tour
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Product Code : AGORA559
On this two days private tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan and Dholavira Tour visit the magnificent Modhera Sun Temple built in 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. Rani ki Vav the world famous 11th century Solanki era step well built by the Queen in memory of her husband. Panchasara Jain Temple complex built by king Vanraj Chavada around VS 802. Explore Dholavira a real treat for historians, and one of Gujarat’s best-kept archaeological and historical sites dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization 4500 years ago. Accompanied tour guide and transport will remain on disposal at your service.
Day 1: Ahmedabad - Dholavira (385kms)
Pick up from your hotel and 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 & overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Dholavira - Ahmedabad (360kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Explore Dholavira archeological & 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.
After lunch drive to Ahmedabad and drop off to your hotel/ airport.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
1 Nights' accommodation in 3 star standard hotels with one cycle of meal (Dinner, breakfast & lunch).
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.
Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 1 night accommodation
Dholavira x 1 night
3* - Rann Resort Dholavira/ Dholavira Tourism 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.