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Vadodara to Ahmedabad: Vibrant Cities of Gujarat Tour

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Embark on an enriching journey through the heart of Gujarat with our "Vadodara to Ahmedabad: Vibrant Cities of Gujarat Tour." This captivating itinerary invites you to explore the cultural tapestry of Vadodara, marked by opulent palaces and lush gardens, before unveiling the iconic Statue of Unity. As we traverse to Ahmedabad, a UNESCO City of Heritage, delve into the ancient wonders of Champaner-Pavagadh and immerse yourself in the vibrant markets and historic landmarks. Discover the architectural brilliance of Modhera and Patan on a day excursion, concluding the adventure in Ahmedabad with visits to Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Bhadra Fort, and the serene Sabarmati Ashram. This tour promises a harmonious blend of history, spirituality, and the vibrant spirit of two of Gujarat's most dynamic cities.


Day 1: Arrive Vadodara

Upon your arrival in Vadodara, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Vadodara, also known as Baroda, boasts a rich cultural heritage and a tapestry of historical landmarks. After settling in, embark on a captivating exploration of Vadodara's key attractions. Begin your journey with a visit to the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace, a splendid example of Indo-Saracenic architecture and the residence of the Gaekwads, the former rulers of Vadodara. Marvel at the opulent interiors and sprawling gardens that surround this majestic palace.

Next, wander through the lush greenery of Sayaji Baug, a sprawling garden spread over 113 acres, housing a zoo, a museum, and numerous attractions. Take a leisurely stroll amidst the verdant landscapes, and explore the various exhibits at the museum, showcasing artifacts and sculptures from different periods of history. As the evening descends, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Vadodara, where history seamlessly blends with modernity.


Day 2: Vadodara - Statue of Unity

Today, embark on a scenic drive to the iconic Statue of Unity, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of India's most revered leaders. Covering approximately 90 km in about 2 hours, the journey takes you through picturesque landscapes to the banks of the Narmada River. Explore the towering statue, standing tall at 182 meters, and delve into the life and legacy of Sardar Patel at the exhibition hall located within the statue's pedestal. Marvel at the panoramic views from the observation deck and witness the grandeur of the surrounding countryside.

In the evening, immerse yourself in the captivating Laser Show, a spectacular display of lights and sound that narrates the inspiring story of India's struggle for independence and the vision of Sardar Patel. Experience a profound sense of patriotism as you witness this mesmerizing spectacle against the backdrop of the Statue of Unity.


Day 3: Statue of Unity - Ahmedabad via Champaner-Pavagadh

Bid farewell to Vadodara as you journey towards Ahmedabad, the cultural heart of Gujarat. En route, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner-Pavagadh, a treasure trove of ancient forts, mosques, and architectural marvels. The scenic drive covers approximately 150 km and takes around 3 hours, offering glimpses of rural Gujarat's picturesque landscapes.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural splendor of Champaner-Pavagadh as you explore its well-preserved monuments, including the Jami Masjid, Kevda Masjid, and the imposing Kalika Mata Temple. Marvel at the intricate carvings, majestic domes, and imposing minarets that adorn these ancient structures, reflecting the region's cultural diversity and architectural brilliance.

Continue your journey to Ahmedabad, where you will be greeted by the city's vibrant atmosphere and bustling streets. Prepare to be enchanted by the charm and heritage of Ahmedabad as you settle in for an unforgettable experience.


Day 4: Ahmedabad - Excursion to Modhera and Patan

Embark on a full-day excursion to the historical gems of Modhera and Patan, each showcasing unique facets of Gujarat's cultural heritage. The day begins with a scenic drive to Modhera, approximately 100 km away, where you will encounter the breathtaking Sun Temple. Marvel at the intricate carvings, detailed sculptures, and the architectural brilliance of this ancient temple dedicated to the sun god. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance as you explore the temple complex and its surrounding gardens.

Continue your journey to Patan, around 125 km from Ahmedabad, renowned for the exquisite Rani Ki Vav stepwell. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a testament to the architectural and artistic prowess of ancient India. Descend into the depths of the stepwell, adorned with ornate sculptures depicting mythological themes and celestial beings. Witness the harmonious blend of form and function that defines this remarkable piece of subterranean architecture.

As the day unfolds, explore Patan's historic landmarks, including the intricately carved Sahastralinga Talav and the architectural marvels of Panchasara Parasvanath Jain Derasar. Delve into the cultural richness and historical significance of Patan before returning to Ahmedabad in the evening.


Day 5: Ahmedabad - Departure

Conclude your vibrant Gujarat tour by immersing yourself in Ahmedabad's rich tapestry. The day begins with a visit to the Hathee Singh Jain Temple, an architectural masterpiece built in 1850 by Seth Hathee Singh. Explore the intricate carvings and unique features of this Jain temple dedicated to the 15th Tirthankar, Dharamnath.

Next, venture to the historic Bhadra Fort and Teen Darwaja, iconic landmarks that narrate tales of the city's storied past. Visit the serene Gandhi Ashram, also known as Sabarmati Ashram, which played a pivotal role in India's struggle for independence. Walk in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and explore the museum that houses artifacts from the freedom movement.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the Shaking Minarets, one of Ahmedabad's unique monuments, known for their intriguing architectural design. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Kite Museum, celebrating the vibrant tradition of kite flying in Ahmedabad and beyond.

In the evening, bid farewell to Gujarat with a drop-off at Ahmedabad Airport, cherishing the memories of a journey filled with cultural discoveries, architectural wonders, and the warm hospitality of vibrant Gujarat.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 4 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels sharing double rooms.

- 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.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

- Any flight fare.

- 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.