Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination Covered: Ahmedabad – Dasada – Bhuj – Rajkot – Sasangir – Diu – Bhavnagar – Vadodara
When it is about heritage, Gujarat is certainly the place that can be compared to none. This beautiful state is an abode to vivacious ethnicity and hospitable locals. The ancient architectural intellect and precision takes the tourism of this state to another level. This 12 Nights and 13 Days tour to a classic & rich heritage destination of Gujarat is an ideal tour to explore the vibrant culture and heritage of the state. The major destinations covered in this tour are Ahmadabad, Dasada, Bhuj, Rajkot, Sansangir, Diu, Bhavnagar and Vadodara.
The major highlights of this Gujarat tour package are visiting renowned Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, exploring Adalaj Stepwell, witnessing Sun temple of Modhera Rann of Kutch, which is the largest salt desert of the world, carrying out Bhuj’s city tour, visiting Banny village, where the tourist will get accustomed to the genuine culture and folk of Gujarat, undertaking wildlife safari in the famous Sasangir National Park, enjoying the sights of alluring beaches of Diu and visiting Champaner, which is an ancient village dotted with amazing ruins. The tour makes the tourists lost in the affluent prosperity of the state.
Detailed Itinerary :
Day 01 : Ahmedabad (Arrival)
On arrival in Ahmedabad, get greeted by our tour representative who will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Check in at the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 02 : Ahmedabad
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave to visit the Calico Museum- primary textile museum of India, showcasing amazing artworks; Swaminarayan Temple- oldest temple of Swaminarayan. Thereafter, we will proceed to Akshardham Temple (Gandhinagar), a temple dedicated to Swaminarayan, with brilliant architecture spread over and area of 23 acres; and Adalaj Stepwell- a ‘water building’ (a five story well) dating back to the 15th century. Return back to the hotel by late evening and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 03 : Ahmedabad – Dasada
After breakfast in the morning, we will leave for Dasada. En-route, we will stop in Modhera- mainly famous for ancient Sun Temple, dedicated to Hindu’s Sun God; and Patan- dotted with temples, mosques and other structures dating back to the era bygone. On arrival in Dasada, check in at your already booked hotel. In the afternoon, we will depart in jeep for little Rann of Kutch. Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located in the Thar Desert. This is the largest salt desert of the world. By late evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04 : Dasada – Bhuj
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Bhuj. En-route, we will stop at the collector office to get the permit license for visiting Banny Village (for foreigners). After visiting Bhuj’s attractions like Pragmahal Palace, Aina Mahal, Bhujio Hill and Hamirsar Lake, check in at the hotel and have a pleasurable overnight stay.
Day 05 : Bhuj
After refreshing breakfast, you reach the villages of Banny. These villages showcases and have adapted the Gujarati culture as a significant part of themselves. By evening, you return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 06 : Bhuj – Rajkot
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Rajkot. En-route, we will halt in Morbi and Wankaner- both influenced and ornamented with European architecture and culture. By afternoon, you reach Rajkot and check in to your hotel. In a short while, we will proceed for the sightseeing tour that includes Rotary Doll Museum. Thereafter, return back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 07 : Rajkot – Sasangir
In the morning after breakfast, check out and leave for Sasangir. On the way, we will stop at Shri Jalaram Bappa temple for Darshan and Junagarh to visit- Uparkot Fort (built by Chandra Gupt Maurya, dating back to 319 BC) and Mahaprabhuji’s Baithak. Thereafter, continue our journey to Sasangir. We will reach our destination by late evening. Check in at the hotel in Sasangir and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 8 : Sasangir – Somnath – Diu
After breakfast, we will leave for wildlife Safari in Sasangir National Park- covers an area of 1412 km sq and is the only home of Asiatic Lions. In the afternoon, head towards Diu and stopover in Somnath. Somnath has a temple that is the first out of the ten Shiva’s Joyotirlings. Diu is amongst the least populated districts of India and as it is a historical part of Saurashtra region, this makes it a significant place to visit. Later, reach Diu, check in at the hotel and have an overnight stay.
Day 9 : Diu
In the morning after breakfast, you are free to explore Diu and its famous beaches like Nagoa Beach. By late evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10 : Diu – Bhavnagar
Today early in the morning you can enjoy alluring view of the sunrise in the beach. Thereafter, return to the hotel for breakfast and then leave for Bhavnagar. On reaching Bhavnagar, check in to hotel room for an overnight stay.
After early morning breakfast, we will drive to Baroda. En-route, we will stopover at Palitana. In Palitana, we will visit Shatrunjaya Temple for Darshan. Further, we will head towards Baroda. Check in at the hotel in Baroda on reaching and stay overnight.
In the morning after breakfast, get ready to proceed for the city tour that may include Sayaji Bag, Nazarbaug Palace, Kirti Stambh and/ or Baroda Museum. Later, we will drive to Champaner- a historical village embellished with ancient forts, minars, mosques and other things. Following Champner is the visit to Chotta Udaipur. By late evening, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Today after breakfast, we will leave for Baroda airport/ Rail Station for onward destination.
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