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Vadodara to Ahmedabad, Glimpse of Gujarat Tour

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Vadodara to Ahmedabad, Glimpse of Gujarat Tour will begin with pick up from Vadodara airport. Itinerary include visit to almost all places of tourist interest in each cities you will visit. Highlight of attraction city wise include world tallest Statue of Unity, archaeological remains at Pavagadh-Champaner, Lakshmi Vilas Palace at Vadodara, archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town at Lothal, Jain Temples at Palitana, ancient fortified city Junagadh and the regal cities Rajkot & Ahmedabad. Accompanied tour guide and transport will remain on disposal at your service.

Day 1: Vadodara - Kevadia (90kms) 

On arrival at Vadodara airport assistance and drive Kevadia, check in at hotel. 

Later visit 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 Light & Sound show at Statue of Unity (Monday Closed). Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel/ Tent.

 

Day 2: Kevadia - Vadodara (150kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit worlds tallest Statue of Unity (height 182 metres). 

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 Vadodara and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Vadodara - Bhavnagar (200kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Lakshmi Vilas Palace the largest private dwelling built till date, four times the size of Buckingham Palace. The striking Laxmi Vilas Palace was constructed in 1890 and took nearly twelve years to complete. Sprawling across an area of about 700 acres, it is still home to the royal family of Vadodara, the Gaekwads. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style which is a hybrid of the Hindu, Gothic and Mughal architectural forms with the presence of domes, minarets and arches. The Laxmi Vilas Palace incorporates several other buildings within its complex including the LVP Banquets and Conventions, Moti Baug Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building. Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum houses an extraordinary collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Verma and various other artifacts gathered from all around the world. Also visit Kirti Mandir, built to commemorate the memory of his beloved ancestors in 1936 as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of his mighty administration. 

Drive to Bhavnagar enroute visit archaeological remains of Harappa Port-Town at Lothal of Indus Valley Civilization. Unlike many other doorways into Harappan culture, Lothal passed through all the phases of the society, from earliest development to most mature. Roam the ruins with your heart open to the ancient, and with the help of the local museum here, allow yourself to be transported to an era 4,500 years ago. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: Bhavnagar - Junagadh (215kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Junagadh enroute visit Palitana Temples, known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples on Shatrunjaya hills. These hills have similarities to other hills where Jain temples have been built in Bihar, Gwalior, Mount Abu and Girnar. The Jain`s sacred hill of Shatrunjaya have 863 temples atop itself. The path is climbed through 3950 steps spanning 3.5 km up the Shatrunjaya Hills. The construction of temples of Palitana spanned over a period of 900 years and was structured in two phases. 

Continue drive to Junagadh check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Junagadh - Rajkot (100kms)

Breakfast at hotel. In Junagarh visit Mohabbat Maqbara, built in the late 19th century is a mausoleum known for its unique architecture. It houses the tombs of Mohabbat khanji and Bahaduddin Hasainbhai. This monument is a unique example of Indo-Islamic and Gothic architecture with finely designed arches, elaborate stone carvings on the walls and windows, silver-decorated portals, the winding staircases encircling its four tall minarets, the old step-well in the grounds and its onion-shaped dome. Junagarh is an ancient fortified city rich in myth and legend, Junagadh lies at the foot of the temple-studded Girnar Hill. It derives its name from the 'old fort', which circles the medieval town. The Girnar Hills that landscape Junagadh are a holy sanctuary to the Jains. The history of Mount Girnar dates back to the awesome empire of Ashoka, one of India's greatest emperors. Ashoka inscribed 14 edicts on a huge boulder en-route to Mt. Girnar peak. Junagadh's main feature is the Uperkot fort (upper fort), a somber and inaccessible fortress.

Drive to Rajkot enroute visit Gondal the former princely state ruled by the Jadeja Rajput clan. Visit Navlakha Palace one of the oldest and most beautiful palaces situated on riverbank. 

Arrive Rajkot check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Rajkot - Ahmedabad (215kms)

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 also houses a varied collection of old artefact`s from the ancient city of Mohenjodaro. 

Later drive to Ahmedabad check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7: Ahmedabad

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Hatheesing Jain Temple established in 1850 by Seth Hatheesing a rich Jain merchant, the temple is dedicated to 15th Jain Tirthankar Dharamnath. Bhadra Fort a beautiful monument that is famous for its intricate carvings, pattern works and beautiful frescos suits. Located in the middle of lush greenery the huge 44 acre Fort got its name from the Bhadrakali Temple that it houses. Sabarmati Ashram once the residence of Mahatma Gandhi located on the tranquil and serene stretch of Sabarmati River. The museum is one of the most interesting sections of the ashram as it has on display some of Gandhi`s personal letters and photographs. Shaking Minarets one of the most intriguing architectural wonders & an unsolvable mystery that the world has ever seen. Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur the first Temple of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a Hindu sect. Kite Museum in the premises of Sanskar Kendra the museum had an elaborate display of about 125 uniquely carved kites including mirror embroidered kites, block print kites and Japanese kites such as Rokuku. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8: Ahmedabad - Departure

Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination. (Standard hotel check out time 11 AM).

Assistance on arrival at airport.

7 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast at hotels.

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.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodation

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

Bhavnagar x 1 night
3* - Efcee Sarovar Portico/ The Fern Bhavnagar
4* & 5* - Nilambag Palace Hotel/ The Fern Bhavnagar

Junagarh x 1 night
3* - The Byke Suraj Club/ Click Hotel
4* & 5* - Bellevue Sarovar Portico/ Hotel Harmony - Junagadh

Rajkot x 1 nights
3* - The Fern Residency/ Marasa Sarovar Portico
4* & 5* - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort

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

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.