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 (55 kms: 1 - 2 hr)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Palitana. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Afterwards visit the Palitana temple, covered Shatrunjaya Hill; 2,000 ft. near Palitana town has 863 shrines and exquisite marble temples with arches, carved pillars and bejewelled idols. The temples range from the 11th to 20th century. Rest of the evening free for individual activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Palitana: Amongst all the Jain temples, 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. The town is considered by many Jains to be more important than the temple covered hills of Bihar, Gwalior, Mt Abu and Girnar. Palitana was the capital of a princely state of the Gohil Rajput clan.
05 Day: Palitana – Ahmedpur Mandvi (160 kms: 4 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Ahmedpur Mandvi. On arrival check into the hotel. Ahmedpur-Mandvi, on the coastline of Gujarat, is one of the finest beaches in India. Afternoon visit the beach and relax. Rest of the day free for individual activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Ahmedpur Mandvi is probably one of the finest beaches in India on the coastline of Gujarat. Ahmedpur Mandvi is a renowned historic port town of the Maharao of Kachchh. While on the Ahmedpur Mandvi beach check out the beautiful blue waters, bubbly birds, soft sands and the captivating colorful fishing hamlets. The beach at Ahmedpur Mandvi is heaven for the water sports freaks. There is water scooting, skiing, surfing, Para sailing, and speed boat trips. The less adventurous of you may just laze around or take a stroll on the beach.
06 Day: Ahmedpur Mandvi
Today after breakfast, you can spend the whole day at the beach. The beach is white and firm, ideal for walks, and the water perfect for swimming. A variety of Water sports options are on offer-water scooting, skiing, surfing, Para sailing, and speed boating. Overnight stay at the hotel.
07 Day: Ahmedpur Mandvi – Sasan Gir (60 kms: 2 hrs)
Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive Sasan Gir, on arrival transfer to the jungle resort. After refreshment visit at the park, which is the entrance to the 1412 sq. km 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. Take a jungle safari and return back to the resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary, which lies on the southwestern 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.
08 Day: Sasan Gir – Somnath – Junagadh (160 kms: 4 - 5 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast depart from Sasan Gir and drive to Junagadh. Enroute visit Somnath is one of the India’s major fishing ports, visit Bhalkeshwar temple and Bhid Bhanjan Mandir. In Somnath visit the seat of the twelve most sacred "Jyotirlingas” of Lord Shiva. After visit drive to Junagadh, on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
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.
Junagadh is situated in the western state of Gujarat at the foothills of the Girnar Hills. The city of Junagadh takes its name from the fort that encloses the old city. Junagadh was an important trade center as testified by the Ashokan edicts dating from 250 BC. The present-day city has many archeological sites and historical monuments that reflect the rich history of the place.
09 Day: Junagadh
After breakfast visit Mohabbat Maqbara, also known as Mausoleum of Bahaduddnbhai Hasainbhai, Uperkot Fort, over 2300 years old, with walls up to 20m high in some places, there used to be a 300 ft. deep moat inside the walls which reportedly used to be inhabited by crocodiles for the fort's protection. Adi-kadi Vav and Navghan Kuwo, these are two step wells inside the Uperkot Fort. Girnar Hills, just 5 km from Junagadh town, Girnar Hills are a collection of hills, whose origins can be traced back to the Vedas. Edicts of Ashoka, A site with an inscription of fourteen Edicts of Emperor Ashoka is found on a large boulder on the way to mount Girnar. Buddhist Caves, these aren't exactly caves but rooms carved out of stones and were used as monk's headquarters. Sarkeshwar Beach is one good place to relax and enjoy. Overnight stay at the hotel.
10 Day: Junagadh – Dwarka (210 kms: 5 hrs)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Dwarka. Dwarka is one of the seven most holy Hindu pilgrimage cities in India, on arrival transfer to the hotel. 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. Afterwards 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.
11 Day: Dwarka – Virpur – Rajkot (225 kms: 6 hrs)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Rajkot, enroute stop over at Virpur to visit, after darshan proceed to Rajkot. Rajkot was 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.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 at the hotel.
Rajkot was founded in the year 1610 A.D. by Chief VibhajiJadeja& Raju Sandhi. Rajkot is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat, has a long history and had a significant part in the Indian independence movement. Rajkot was home for many personalities like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Rajkot is in a transition period of growing cultural, industrial and economical activities. Rajkot is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patchwork, beadwork and silk embroidery.
12 Day: Rajkot – Ahmedabad (215 kms: 5 hrs)
After 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. After visit check out the hotel and drive to Ahmadabad, on arrival transfer to the hotel, in the evening visit to the local market,. Overnight stay at the hotel.
13 Day: Ahmedabad – Hometown (By Air)
Today after breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Onwards journey. On departure, tour concludes here 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: