01 Day: Arrival Ahmedabad
Welcome at Ahmedabad airport, assistance on arrival, our representative escorts you by a/c car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan and explained all your queries about the entire tour plan. In the evening, if time permits, you can visit to the New Cloth Market. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Ahmedabad, founded in the year 1411 AD is located on the banks of river Sabarmati. Ahmedabad has been named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it. Today, this city is known as the 'Manchester of the East'. One of the highly industrialized cities in India, Ahmedabad is also India's Textile City. The old city of Ahmedabad is dotted with labyrinthine by lanes called 'pols'.
02 Day: Ahmedabad
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Mosque of Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, the beautiful Jama Masjid, you can opt to Someshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Shankar in Gujarat, India. The Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel National Memorial is a museum and exhibition centre dedicated to Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel, The Nehru Bridge is a major bridge over the river Sabarmati, White marbled Hathee Singh's Temple, Dada Hari Baoli, Shaking Minarets, Calico Textile Museum and Sabarmati Ashram started by Mahatma Gandhi, Teen Darwaza is a historical gateway on the east of Bhadra Fort. Nagina Wadi is a garden themed entertainment ground in the center of the circular Kankaria Lake – The circular lake having an island garden in the middle. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
03 Day: Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar (180 kms: 4 hrs)
Early morning check out from the hotel and drive to Bhavnagar. Enroute visit (optional) Lothal excavated siteis located between the Sabarmati River and its tributary Bhogavo, in the Saurashtra region. The sea is, today, over 19 km away from Lothal, but at one time, boats from the Gulf of Cambay could have sailed right up to the spot. Later drive to Bhavnagar, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Afterwards take short sightseeing tour of the city Takhteshwar Temple, Gaurishankar Lake-a beautiful picnic spot and the Lock Gate. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Bhavnagar: An 18th century city, Bhavnagar is a premier cotton-exporting sea-port on the south-eastern Saurashtra coast. Today, Bhavnagar is known for Gandhi Smriti, an institution built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, the Barton Museum, the Central Salt and Marine Research Institute, Takhteswar temple and Gauri - Shankar lake.
04 Day: Bhavnagar – Palitana – Sasan Gir (220 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Sasan Gir. Enroute visit Palitana – the Place of Victory, visit the exclusive Jain temples considered to be the most sacred. The town is considered by many Jains to be more important than the temple covered hills of Bihar, Gwalior, Mt Abu and Girnar. Located on Shetrunjaya hills there are 863 temples, exquisitely carved in marble. After visit, drive to Sasan Gir, on arrival, transfer to the jungle resort. Evening is free for individual activities at the jungle resort. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.
Palitana temples are considered to be the most sacred. Located on Shetrunjaya hills there are 863 temples, exquisitely carved in marble. No one is allowed to sleep overnight including the priest, because the temple city has been built as an abode for the Gods. Palitana was the capital of a princely state of the Gohil Rajput clan. It is also one of the greatest tourist attractions in Gujarat for foreign tourists.
05 Day: Sasan Gir
After breakfast, take a jungle safari to explore Gir National Park and the Wild Life Sanctuary, the last stronghold of the Lion population outside Africa. Gir Forest is today the only place in the world outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in his natural habitat It also plays home to a large number of Panthers, Hyenas, Deer, the world's only 4-horned Antelope, Blue Bull, Wild Boar and the dangerous Marsh Crocodile. Later return to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary, which lies on the south western fringes of the Saurashtra Peninsula (west-central India), is the last home of some 300 Asiatic lions. It was created in 1913 to protect the largest surviving groups of the Asiatic lions. It was given a sanctuary status in 1965. The vegetation in the area consists of teak with a mixture of deciduous trees, including sal (Shorea), dhak (Butea frondosa), and thorn forests. A few springs also exist, but their flow is rather eccentric depending upon the season.
06 Day: Sasan Gir – Diu (65 kms: 1 s- 2 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the resort and drive to Diu. On arrival, transfer to the resort. Afterwards visit Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple situated amidst serenity and scenic beauty. St. Paul Church, one of the most famous tourist attractions of Diu, this magnanimous structure is the St. Paul Church dedicated to 'Our Lady of Immaculate Conception'. The Zampa Gateway is a major landmark of Diu hemming in the Northern part of the city. Diu Museum, a famous tourist spot of the town, the Diu Museum has been set up in the St. Thomas Church. Evening is free for rest and leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.
The town of Diu lies at the eastern end of Diu Island, and is known for its fortress and old Portuguese Cathedral. It is also a fishing town. Old Diu is known for its Portuguese architecture. The town and district were historically part of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat and an important port on trade routes of Arabian sea of Indian Ocean.
07 Day: Diu
After breakfast explore Diu, famous for its exceptionally beautiful and quiet beaches, while some of them also offer a wide variety of water sports facilities. One of the most scenic places in Diu is the INS Khukri memorial which is located near the Jallandhar Beach. The place is known for its open amphitheater and break taking sunset shots. Fort Diu, located on the Western coast of Indian was built by Portuguese during their colonial rule and is now under the administration of Indian government. Sunset Point, a beautiful hillock located near the Chakritirath beach in Diu. Rest of the evening is free to enjoy the beaches activities of Diu. Overnight stay at the resort.
08 Day: Diu – Somnath (85 kms: 2 hrs)
Today your morning check out from the resort and drive to Somnath. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Somnath is one of the India’s major fishing ports. After relaxation, visit Bhalkeshwar temple and Bhid Bhanjan Mandir. In Somnath visit the seat of the twelve most sacred "Jyotirlingas” of Lord Shiva. Rest of the evening is free for relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Somnath is about 5kms from Veraval. It is believed that the Somnath temple here was originally built by Somraj, the Moon God himself, out of gold, and then rebuilt by Ravana in silver and then by Krishna in Wood, then by Bhimdev in stone. The shore temple of Somnath was believed to have been built in 4 phases - in gold by Lord Soma, in silver by Ravana, in wood by lord Krishna and in stone by Bhimdev. Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of lord Shiva. Somnath is also known as Prabhas Patan.
09 Day: Somnath – Dwarka (230 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the resort and drive to Dwarka. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Dwarka is one of the seven most holy Hindu pilgrimage cities in India. The city of Dwarka, renowned in myth and legend, was once the capital of Lord Krishna's empire. He is believed to have settled there after leaving Mathura, thousands of years ago. Visit Rukmini Devi Temple, Gomati Ghat Temples, Nageshwar Mahadev Temple and Bet Dwarka. Later return to the hotel for Overnight stay.
Dwarka, renowned in myth and legend, was once the capital of Lord Krishna's empire. He is believed to have settled here, after leaving Mathura thousands of years ago. The site is undoubtedly ancient but its association with Lord Krishna gives it a sanctity that draws millions of pilgrims even today. It is one of the seven sacred cities or 'Sapta Puris' as well as one of the four 'dhams' - supreme pilgrim centers for the Hindus.
10 Day: Dwarka – Virpur – Rajkot (221 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Rajkot. Enroute stop over at Virpur to visit Jalaram Temple. After Darshan proceed to Rajkot. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Evening is free for shopping in the local markets which is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patch work, bead work and silk embroidery. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Rajkot was founded in the year 1610 A.D. by Chief Vibhaji Jadeja & Raju Sandhi. Rajkot was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra. Today it is best known as the town where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of his life when his father was a Diwan or Prime Minister to the king of Saurashtra. Rajkot is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patchwork, beadwork and silk embroidery.
11 Day: Rajkot – Ahmedabad (225 kms: 4 hrs)
After an early breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the Rajkot City: The main tourist attractions in Rajkot are the Mahatma Gandhi House, Watson museum, Aji Dam, Jagat Mandir, Rajkumar College, Lang Library, Lal Pari Lake and Randerda. Later check out from the hotel and drive to Ahmadabad, on arrival transfe to the hotel. Evening is free for relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
12 Day: Ahmedabad – Mount Abu (275 kms: 6 - 7 hrs)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Mount Abu, via Modhera, visiting famous Sun Temple, if time permits you can visit to other places like Patan, Ambaji and Sidhpur known for famous ancient Hindu temples. Later continue drive to Mount Abu, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening is free for relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Mount Abu: The only hill station of Rajasthan, crowning at the highest peak of the Aravali hills at altitude of 1220 meters. It is one of the prettiest hill stations in the country. Mount Abu was dedicated to Lord Shiva before it became a Jain Pilgrimage Centre. The biggest draw for Mount Abu is the Dilwara Jain Temple for its carvings. The hill boasts of a rich vegetation and thick forest. It stands out like an oasis in arid environs.
13 Day: Mount Abu – Udaipur (165 kms: 4 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast take the sightseeing of the important places of Mount Abu natural attraction and splendid temples: Dilwara temples consisting of five Jain temples built at the beginning of the 11th century with intricate ornamental carvings represent the climax in the art of decoration in stone, followed by Gomukh temple, Vimala Vasahi, Bhramkumari Temple, Achalgarh Fort. Afterwards drive to Udaipur, on arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening enjoy a boat ride in Lake Pichola; you may opt to have dinner (of your own) at Lake Palace Hotel, located amidst the lake. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Udaipur: One of the most romantic and beautiful city of North India, the city was founded in 1568 AD by Rajput King Udai Singh., located on the banks of the shimmering Pichola Lake, is one of the most romantic city of Rajasthan. Udaipur is cuddle up in lush green Aravali mountain range. It is a kaleidoscope of wonderful lakes, enchanting temples, lake side gardens, amazing forts and palaces and narrow lanes of the old city with historical past, Udaipur characterize chivalry and velour of the Rajpoot clan who had ruled this city for years and valor and chivalry.
14 Day: Udaipur
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the wondrous City Palace complex – a significant landmark of the town. The palace is a splendid white marble historical home of the Rajpoot Rulers. Here you will see notable places like the Durbar Hall, Palace Museum, Crystal Gallery and Jagdish temple, followed by Sahelion Ki Bari, a beautiful recreation garden for queens and princes of the rulers. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is an ethnic exhibit of traditions and culture of Rajasthan, ethnic ornaments traditional outfits, puppets, masks, dolls, classical paintings, fold musical instruments. In the evening visit to Lake Bageela 22 kms, for a sightseeing tour of the ancient Eklingji and Nagda Temples. Overnight stay at the hotel.
15 Day: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (250 kms: 5-6 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. En route take a halt at Ranakpur, visit the ancient Jain Temples, built in the 12th Century, after visit continue drive to Jodhpur, on the way you can visit Bishnoi Village. Visit to the local handicrafts viz shoe makers, pottery hand weaving watching men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver Jewellery, en-route watch and photograph the beautiful wildlife - black buck, chinkaras, peacock etc. liberally moving in plenty of care by the local villagers. After visit drive back to Jodhpur and explore the local market, visiting various authentic restaurants. You may choose ‘On the rocks’ an open air restaurants with Rajasthani hospitality, offering authentic food and folk music and dance. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jodhpur: The home of Rajpoot, (Rathors) – The awesome significant city of Rajasthan. Founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha, today Jodhpur is one of the largest and flourishing city of Rajasthan, known as white city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur was once upon a time was the capital of Marwar state (Northern Part of Rajasthan). Mehrangarh fort, the crowning old palace is major tourist attraction of Jodhpur. Another pride of Jodhpur is Umaid Bhawan Palace; this grand palace is now converted into heritage hotel and present residence of the Royal family of Jodhpur.
16 Day: Jodhpur – Jaipur (330 kms: 7 hrs)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting massive the Clock Tower, the massive Mehrangarh Fort, magnificent Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput King: Jaswant Singh), Umaid Bhawan Palace and museum – India’s one of most imposing and regal palaces. After visit drive to Jaipur, on arrival, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jaipur is widely known as the ‘Pink City’ of India. The walls, houses and buildings of the entire city were washed with pink colour for a grand and royal welcome of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria of Britain, who visited Jaipur in 1853 A.D. This splendid city as was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is designed in accordance with Hindu architectural science called Shilpa Shastra.
17 Day: Jaipur
Today morning after breakfast, explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in the 15th Century by Rajput King Man Singh. Nagargarh fort, close to Amber fort. Drive back to the main city to visit the imperial City Palace - present residence of the royal family of Jaipur. The incredible Jantar Mantar was innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh. splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ Birla Temple, with its white shimmering marble glittering in the night. You can visit to Amber fort to see the Light and Sound Show: holds the history of a citadel, pulsating with a legendry past of 600 years & 28 kings of the Kachhwaha dynasty, before their capital moved to Jaipur. Later you can explore the bustling market by hoping onto a cycle rickshaw ride. Enjoy your evening at the most authentic and ethnic village resort: called Chokhi Dhani, designed on the theme of an ethnic village of Rajasthan with lots of traditional environment with entertainment like folk dances, puppet shows, astrology, music, camel ride, Here you can enjoy the traditional Rajasthani food. Afterwards return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
18 Day: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (240 kms: 5 - 6 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world. Afterward proceed to Agra, on arrival check in to the hotel. In the evening spend a quality time to visit Oswal Emporium to witness the replica of Taj Mahal, the mastermind artists spent more than 10 years to build this artistic archetype, also enjoy Light and Sound Show: “Mohabbat-the-Taj: the saga of love”, a unique show of its kind in India. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Agra: The city is known for one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal; a crown of all the loveliest buildings in the world. Agra is one of the oldest cities of India. This is believed that the name Agra is originated from Agrabanad means forest, mentioned in Epic Mahabharata. One can see many other wonderful historical places: Agra Fort- a splendid fort, Ram Bagh, and Itmad-Ud-Daulah - the imperial ruins of the Mughal regime. A pleasing town is known for its amazing inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are inheritor of those who worked under the Mughals.
19 Day: Agra
Early morning visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal with its’ fabulous view at the time of sunrise. The tour continues with a visit to Agra Fort. The fort was built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; here you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar and Musamman Bhurj. Emperor Shahjahan imprisoned by his rebellious son Aurangzeb in the Musamman Bhurj. Afterwards visit Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noor Jahan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
20 Day: Agra – Sikandra – Delhi (210 kms: 4 - 5 hrs)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Delhi, on the way, one can visit to Mathura – Vrindavan: the birth land of Lord Krishna here you can see some splendid temples of Lord Krishna. Also en route stop over at Sikandra- mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed on the theme of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Later continue to proceed to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening, visit to see “Light and Sound Show” at Red fort. The show exhibits wonderful history of the city, an excellent experience. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Light and Sound Show: A spectacular show at the Red Fort. Which makes the 5,000 years old history of the city come alive. Amidst the harmony of the splendidly panoramic and historic environs of the Red Fort, select episodes from the annals of Delhi's historic and majestic past are vibrantly brought to life. Special effects combine with the exceptional character to make this show an impressively memorable experience.
21 Day: Delhi
Today morning after breakfast, take a sightseeing tour & explore the historic city, starting with Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by Emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame; Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Later take a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colourful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continues to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi including President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), the regal residence of British rulers; a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate; built to honour and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visit Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by the Birla family. Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Delhi is situated and sprawled on the west end banks of River Yamuna. The city is enriched with history, architecture, culture and human diversity, a blend of ancient past of India with pulsation of modern world. Delhi houses excellent museums, historical places, gardens, forts, medieval market and amazing temples in the country. Delhi is the city of power, a hub of all political activities. The city is gateway of most of the major cities of India, well connected by Rail, Air and Road to various states and tourist cities.
22 Day: Delhi – Hometown (By Air)
Today morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.
Since the precise cost of a customized tour is subject to specific accommodation choices, travel period (date/month/year), nos of pax travelling together and other custom preferences. However, to enable you to chalk out your holiday plan, we suggest following budget guidelines (minimum 2 people are travelling together & sharing one double room) for a customized tour: