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Colorful Gujarat Tour

Tour Code - IJ 28

Duration: 12 Days

 

Destinations Covered: Ahmedabad- Modhera- Patan- Lothal – Bhavnagar- Palitana- Diu- Somnath – Gir National Park – Junagadh- Gondal – Rajkot –Wild Ass Sanctuary- Bhuj - Mumbai

 

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Day 01: Arrive Ahmedabad and Sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad

Colorful Gujarat Tour

Arrive Ahmedabad, famed as “Manchester of India”, and encapsulates the spirit of Gujarat, one of the most economically developed states in India. The city was founded in 1411 AD by Muslim Sultan Ahmed Shah, which gave the city name of Ahmedabad means place of Sultan Ahmed Shah. Transfer and check in to your designated Hotel. After little relaxation enjoy sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad visiting Bhadra Fort built in 1411 by Sultan Shah exhibiting finest example of Indo- Saracenic style of Architecture, Teen Darwaza – a massive triple arched gateway with bands of ornate balconies and exquisite carving, Shaking Minarets, Ahmed Shah’s Mosque, the Calico Museum which is one of the finest textile Museum in the World and unique Kite Museum of Ahmedabad. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

 

 

Day 02: Full day Excursion to Modhera Sun Temple and Patan

Colorful Gujarat Tour

After breakfast enjoy full day excursion to Modhera Sun Temple and Patan. Enjoy visit to 11th century Sun Temple at Modhera which is an architectural masterpiece and Rani-Ki-Vav (The Queens’s Step well) at Patan, which is one of the grandest stepwell in India, constructed in 11th Century. Patan is also world famous for its Patola Saree weaving art. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

 

 

Day 03: Drive to Bhavnagar. Enroute visit Harrapan Archaeological site of Lothal
Today head to Bhavnagar, it is 200 Kms from Ahmedabad. Enroute visit Lothal, excavations of a Harappan site dating back to 2400 -1600 BC, the place is renowned for its town planning, scientifically designed dockyard and sophisticated drainage system. Continue to Bhavnagar.Upon arrival check into your pre designated Hotel. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.

 

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Day 04: Bhavnagar Sightseeing. Drive to Diu. Enroute visit Palitana

Colorful Gujarat Tour

Today enjoy sightseeing tour of Bhavnagar visiting Gandhi memorial Museum and Takhteshwar Temple. Later drive to Diu which is one of the finest beach destinations in India. Diu is 210 Kms from Bhavnagar. Enroute to Diu visit the famous Jain pilgrimage site of Palitana sitting atop Shatrunjaya Hills, it is famous for its 863 beautifully crafted temples. The place is associated with first Jain tirthankar Adinath, who is believed to have attained enlightment here. Arrive and check in to your designated beach resort at Diu for overnight stay.

 


Day 05: Day free to relax at Diu Beach
Day is free to relax along the sun kissed Diu beach. Overnight stay at Diu.

 


Day 06: Drive to Gir National Park. Enroute Visit Ancient Somnath Temple

Colorful Gujarat Tour

Drive to Gir National Park, the only abode of Asiatic Lions in the World. Gir national park is 120 Kms from Diu. The National park spread over an extensive area of over 1412 Sq. Kms is home to more than 36 species of mammals some to name are Asiatic Lions, leopard, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, mongoose, ratel and civet cat. Gir national park also has the largest population of marsh crocodiles in any protected reserve in the World and the park is heaven for Birdwatchers. Crested serpent eagle, Bonnali’s Eagle, crested hawk eagle, brown fish owl, great horned owl, pygmy woodpecker and black- headed oriole are among the frequent spotted birds at Gir National Park. Enroute to Gir visit the ancient temple of Somnath, it is one of India’s twelve Jyotirlingas and principle site of Hindu pilgrimage. Arrive Gir and check in to your pre booked Jungle resort. After little relaxation enjoy afternoon Jeep safari of Gir National park. Overnight stay at Gir.

 

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Day 07: Gir National Park
Enjoy morning and evening Jeep Safari of Gir National Park – The Royal abode of Asiatic Lions. Overnight stay at Gir.

 

 

Day 08: Drive to Rajkot. Enroute visit Junagarh and Gondal
Morning head to Rajkot famed as “City of Princes” is the town where Mahatma Gandhi grew up and spent his childhood. Rajkot is 100 Kms from Gir. Enroute visit Junagarh and Gondal. Junagarh is a historic and cultural town famous for its Fortress, Palaces, Mausoleum complexes, 3rd century BC rock inscriptions and Buddhist Caves. Gondal sightseeing tour includes visit to elegant Riverside Palace, beautiful Naulakha Palace and Huzoor Palace. Arrive Rajkot and after little relaxation enjoy Rajkot sightseeing visiting Watson Museum, Kaba Gandhi no Delo – The former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, Rastriya School an institute founded in 1921 to impart Gandhian value and Shopper’s paradise for traditional handicraft the Bangdi Bazaar. Overnight stay at Rajkot.

 

 

Day 09: Drive to Bhuj via Wild Ass Sanctuary

Colorful Gujarat Tour

Morning drive to Bhuj via Wild Ass Sanctuary at Little Rann of Kutch is a rare sanctuary of its kind in the world. Arrive Bhuj and after little relaxation enjoy sightseeing tour of Bhuj visiting Palace of Mirrors, impressive Pragmahal Palace, The Vegetable Market and the Kutch Museum which is one of the oldest Museum in India.Bhuj is 210 Kms from Rajkot. Overnight stay at Bhuj.

 

 

Day 10: Full day excursion to Banni Tribal Villages
Today enjoy excursion to Banni Tribal Villages famous for exquisite craft work, woodcarving, variety of embroidery styles, patchwork and leather work skilled artisans. The people of the villages are very hospitable. Excursion tour to Banni Villages gives a rare opportunity to experience the ethnic Indian culture and to purchase incredible craft work directly from artisans. Overnight stay at Bhuj.

 

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Day 11: Fly to Mumbai

Colorful Gujarat Tour

Fly to Mumbai also popular as Bombay it’s the most prosperous and largest city in India with population above nineteen million. The city is famed as the commercial capital of India and serves as capital of Maharashtra state in India. Mumbai is also world famous for its Film industry Bollywood, which produces largest number of Films every year as a single film industry. Mumbai is one of the leading centers for cultural activities, political affairs and education in India. Day is free at Mumbai. Overnight stay at Mumbai

 

 

Day 12: Mumbai Sightseeing and departure from Mumbai
Morning enjoy excursion to Elephanta caves situated about 9 Kms in the Arabian sea from Mumbai port is famous for its rock cut temples dating to 450 AD, and is accessible by speedboat. Later in the day enjoy Mumbai city tour visiting Gateway of India – The principal landmark of Mumbai, it was built in 1911 AD to commemorate the visit of King George V, Princess of Wales Museum and Marine Drive famed as the Queen’s Necklace. Evening in time transfer to Mumbai International Airport for your flight back to Home/ Next Destination.

 

 

 

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