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Vibrant Gujarat Tour

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Tour Details
Duration 17 Nights
Best Time Oct - April
Routing Arrival Mumbai - Bhavnagar - Palithana - Diu-Gir - Junagadh - Gondal - Rajkot - Wankaner - Bhuj - Dasada - Patan - Ahemadabad - Delhi - Agra - Delhi departure

Gujarat unfolds its magic in abundance. With the largest coastline in the country Gujarat has got countless quiet, scenic, reclusive beach pockets where the sea lovers can have a heyday. For wildlife enthusiasts and naturalists, Gujarat offers a fascinating variety of species in Sasan Gir sanctuary and other places. For the devote pilgrims, Gujarat is a source of plentiful faith and devotional Palitana. Somnath, Dwarka and many other pilgrim spots attract lacks of disciples every year. For those who want to go for a quiet holiday in the hills, offers a world class option. Monument of Ahmadabad is the living example of one of the finest architectural works. Gujarat's rich tradition of textile and handicraft, are unique styles developed as culmination of hundreds of years of experience.


DAY 01 :

Arrival Mumbai (Bombay)

Upon arrival at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, meet to our representative and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.


DAY 02 :

Mumbai Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, later proceed to sightseeing, which includes

  • Gateway of India
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji
  • TerminusElephanta Island
  • Prince of Wales Museum
  • St. Thomas Cathedral
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Albert Museum

Overnight at hotel.


DAY 03 :

Mumbai-Bhavnagar (Flight) - Palitana-Bhavnagar

After having the breakfast at hotel, proceed to airport to board a flight to Bhavnagar.

  • Take flight to Bhavnagar (ETD 10:35 hrs/ ETA 11:40 hrs)
  • Upon arrival meet to our staff, transfer to hotel
  • Visit Palitana Jain Temples
  • Climb 3500 steps to achieve a true religious city.
  • Rest of the time, visit local market

Overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 04 :

Bhavnagar-Diu (240 Kms)

After having breakfast, our next journey to would be to visit the relaxed island of Diu.

  • Upon arrival check in to the hotel.
  • Visit the Beaches and local market.

Overnight at hotel


DAY 05 :

Diu

Breakfast at hotel later proceed for a full day local sightseeing

  • Visit Diu Fort, the large-interesting fort, built in 1541, and is surrounded by a moat
  • The old city is full of Portuguese buildings and villas, and this along with the winding streets makes it an interesting place to visit
  • St. Paul's has excellent paintings and a high ceiling with arches
  • St. Thomas's is the Diu Museum, which has Catholic statues and religious paintings
  • St Francis of Assisi Church is now a hospital
  • Later visit the beaches (including Nagoa Beach)

After the day's visit to several places, take a peaceful stay at the hotel.


DAY 06 :

Diu – Gir National Park: (150 Km)

An early breakfast & drive to Gir Lion Sanctuary

  • En route visit Somnath Temple.
  • On arrival check in to the resort and in the afternoon enjoy the Bird & Wildlife Safari
  • See the Asiatic Lions, Leopards, Grey Langur and
  • More than 250 varieties of birds

Overnight at hotel or resort.


DAY 07 :

Gir-Junagadh-Gondal (120 Kms)

Morning Park ride at Gir National Park, drive back to hotel, after breakfast drive to Gondal

  • En rout visit Junagadh
  • Visit Upark Fort, Buddhist cave Site, Palace Museum and much more
  • Later drive to Gondal and visit Naulakha Palace and Vintage Car Museum

On arrival check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.


DAY 08 :

Gondal-Rajkot-Wankaner (150 kms)

Breakfast at hotel, later transfer to Wankaner

  • En route visit Rajkot, the house where Gandhi Ji spent his childhood
  • Later drive to Wanaker, on arrival check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.


DAY 09 :

Wankaner-Bhuj (125 kms)

Breakfast at hotel, later transfer to Bhuj the capital of “Rann of Kutch”

  • Later visit tribal village
  • Discover the Palace of Aina Mahal
  • Visit the Prag Mahal and Kutch Museum (closed Wednesdays)
  • And a walk through the streets of the bazaar


DAY 10 :

Bhuj

Breakfast at hotel, later full day visit to several parts of the villages.

  • Full day excursion of neighboring villages around Bhuj
  • These villages offer a cultural fiesta to the traveler
  • En route visit the Banni region, see the rich craft traditions of the region
  • Visit to other areas of the Villages including Sumrasar, Nirona, Bhirandiya & Dhordo
  • Visit Ahirs Village, famous for embroidery work

Once done visiting the villages, take an overnight stay at the hotel in Bhuj.


DAY 11 :

Bhuj

Breakfast at hotel later full day excursion.

  • Sea sore side at Tunda Vandh. Witness the Rabri community tribes
  • Mandvi Village Summer Residence of Maharha of Bhuj & major shipyards
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 12 :

Bhuj-Dasada (Little Rann Of Kutch) (200 Kms)

After breakfast drive to The Rann of Kutch (Dasada).

  • En route visit places like Bhujodi and Dhamadkha, to see block printing & shawl weaving.

Upon arrival check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.


DAY 13 :

Dasada

After breakfast commence for a full day safari tour, visiting villages of pastoralists Vadiara, Sindh & Samra. Also taking a walk through the Rabari tribe, who are known for their embroidery and weaving silk & salt. Also meet with several local communities.


DAY 14 :

Dasada-Patan-Modha-Ahmadabad (180 kms)

In the morning, leave from Dasada to Ahmadabad en route visit Patan, & Modha.

  • Patan was the ancient capital of the Solanki kings
  • Visit Jain temples and underground wells, or Baoli, which houses magnificent bas-reliefs. Also, visit the latest weaving which perpetuates the tradition of history-making sumptuous saris
  • Discovery Temple Modhera (eleventh century) dedicated to Surya, the Sun god
  • Upon arrival at Ahmadabad check in to the hotel and for rest of the day have some recreation time


DAY 15 :

Ahmadabad

Breakfast at hotel, later proceed to full day local sightseeing of Ahmadabad

  • The Jain temple to the fineness of the sculptures.
  • Visit the Calico Museum (closed on Wednesday) which houses a superb collection of textiles
  • At the heart of the city you can admire the architectural style of Indo-Muslim sculptures, illustrated the delicate arabesques of marble mosque Sidi Saiyad and domes of the Jama Masjid
  • Afternoon walk on foot through the alleys of the old city. You can hire a guide, who can help you build awareness of the architectural heritage of the old city

Once completed visiting the places, take an overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 16 :

Ahmadabad-Delhi-Agra

Early in the morning transfer to airport, take flight to Delhi, on arrival at Delhi domestic airport meet to our staff.

  • Transfer to Agra (4-5 hrs drive), once arrived check in to the hotel, rest of the time leisure for individual activities. Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 17 :

Agra-Delhi

Early morning visit to 'Taj Mahal', world famous love monument. (Please Note Taj Mahal closed every Friday). Later drive back to hotel, have your breakfast and then make your way for Delhi. En route visit Agra Fort. On arrival at Delhi, check in to the hotel.


DAY 18 :

Delhi Departure

After breakfast commence for a full day Old and New Delhi sightseeing and visit

  • Jama Masjid, Chadani Chowk, Raj Ghat and Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple,
  • Post lunch visit Qutab Minar & Government buildings like India Gate, Indian parliament, Vijay Chowk, Rajpath and local market.

After having your dinner, transfer to the International Airport and take your flight back home. End the Services.

Cities Standard Deluxe Luxury
Mumbai Suba Palce Hotel Fariyas The Lalit
Bhavnagar Blue Hill Narayani Heritage Nilambagh Palace
Diu The Resort Hokka Sugati Beach Resort Hotel Kohinoor
Gir Jungle Lodge Gir Birding Lodge The Gir Resort
Junagadh Reasl Beach Resort The Imperial Palace The Grand Regency Hotel
Gondal The Orchard Palace The Orchard Palace The Riverside Palace
Rajkot Hotel Royal Inn KK International The Imperial Palace
Wankaner Wankaner Palace Wankaner Palace Wankaner Palace
Bhuj Hotel Prince Kutch Safari Lodge Kutch Safari Lodge
Dasada Rann Riders Rann Riders Rann Riders
Ahemadabad Sarover Petrico Hotel Inn Taj Residency Ummed
Delhi The Corus The Sangri-la Imperial
Agra Sarover Park Plaza Mughal Sheraton Amer Vilas

Small supplements apply for travel between 15th December'2010 and 15th January'2011.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing, bed & breakfast basis at the selected hotel OR Similar.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using an air-conditioned car or coach.
  • Sightseeing tours as per the above itinerary alongwith an English speaking Monumnet guide.
  • One Coplimentry Dinner at Delhi.

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