Gujarat is the 6th largest state in India, located in the western part of India with a coastline of 1600 km (longest in India). Gujarat offers scenic beauty from Great Rann of Kutch to the hills of Saputara. Gujarat is the one and only place to view pure Asiatic lions in the world. It is also the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, iconic figures of India's independence movement.
Upon your arrival at the AHMEDABAD AIRPORT completing all custom formalities you will exit from the arrival terminal where you will be met by our company Delegate, who will greet you with great smile and facilitate to transfer you to the hotel check-in & relax.
AHMEDABAD: Founded in the year 1411 AD is located on the banks of river Sabarmati and 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 and is also India's Textile City.
Later proceed for sightseeing of visit the Gandhi ashram, Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Jama Masjid, Calico museum of textiles. Overnight stay at Ahmadabad
Moring after breakfast, drive to Poshina Enroute VISIT ADALAJ STEP WELL.
The tribal land of Aravalli. Explore the Bhil & Garasia tribal culture of North Gujarat & Southern Rajasthan. The village of Poshina is home to a number of artisans the tribal arrow crafters, silver, Potters, blacksmiths and the bazaar is famous for silver tribal jewelry, ORNATE sheathed daggers and terra cotta horses. Around poshina are hamlets Of the bhil and garasia tribal communities, know for their colorful Attires and artistic ornaments. The jain temple, the intricately carved Med review shiva temple and the royal catteries (cenotaphs) of the rulers Of poshina are sure to leave you mesmerized; Overnight stay at Darbargadh Castle of Poshina.
After breakfast visit of tribal villages around Poshina. It is an centre to see Garasia tribals and also Rajasthan rabaris can be seen near Ambaji. An important Hindu pilgrimage centre of mother goddess Ambaji. Lunch at the Darbargadh. After noon second safari to the tribal villages located in the aravalli hills. Overnight at Darbargadh Castle of Poshina.
Monring after breakfast, drive to Dasada .Enroute visit Patan and Modhera
Patan: Patan was an ancient Hind capital before Mahmud of Ghazni sacked it in 1024. Now a pale shadow of its former self, it still has more than 100 Jain temples and is famous for its beautifully designed patola silk saris. There is also the renovated Rani-ki-Vav, a step well which boasts of some of Gujarat’s finest carvings
Modhera: The beautiful and partially ruined sun temple of Modhera was built by King Bhimdev I (1026-27) and bears some resemblance to the later, far better known, Sun Temple of Konark, Orissa. It was designed so that the dawn sun shone on the image of Surya, the sun God at the time of the equinoxes. Later continuous drive to Dasada. Overnight stay at Dasada
Early morning after breakfast- Enjoy a Jeep safari through the rann of Kutch to see the rare species of the “Indian Wild Ass”. Later visit the nearby villages to see the local tribes such as Rabari, Koli and Banania who still maintain their rich heritage of lifestyle, clothes, jewellery and dances. Their embroidery is exquisite. Overnight stay at Dasada.
After breakfast drive to Bhuj., On arrival Check In at Hotel. (ON ARRIVAL PROCEED DSP/COLLECTOR OFFICE TO OBTAIN THE PERMIT FOR THE RESTRICTED AREA VISIT I.E BANNY VILLAGES)
Afternoon visit Aina Mahal which now serves as a museum was built during the rule of Rao Lakhpatji. It now stands as a repository of the culture and history of Kachchh. Also visit Pragmal Palace which is opposite to Aina Mahal. Also visit Kachchh Museum, the oldest Museum in Gujarat established in 1877. Visit Ethology Museum which is having unique collection of books and paintings. Overnight at hotel Prince at Bhuj.
Morning after breakfast, Full day excursion to the Banni villages to see various typical villages to see the traditional art and culture of Gujarat. You will be visiting tribal people like Jat, Harijan, and Meghawal and Mutva, living in various villages like Hodka, Ludiya and Dhordo. Evening, return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Bhuj.
Morning drive to Rajkot/ Gondal enroute visiting Wankner Palace for lunch and then reach Rajkot for sightseeing covering the Watson Museum, Rashtriya Shala to see the weaving cloths and local Rajkot City.
GONDAL - Gondal, the capital of the former princely State of Gondal, was ruled by the Jadeja Rajput clan, till the independence of India. It is a fortified town located on the river Gondali. Present day Gondal is a testimony to the great visionary ruler Sir Bhagwatsinhiji, who introduced social reforms, planned the development of Gondal town and created a model state of Saurashtra in late 19th and early 20th century. Overnight at Orchard Palace at Gondal.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Junagarh for Sightseeing covering Mahabat Maqbara , Ashok Shilalekh ,UpperKot Fort & Durbar Hall Museum
Ashok Shilalekh : is between Junagarh and Girnar Hill worth to visit for exploring history of time of Emperor Ashoka. There are 12 inscriptions of Emperor Asoka are written with an iron pen carved in Sanskrit. Later after sightseeing drive to Sasan Gir which is famous for Great Asian Lions; Overnight stay at Sasan Sir
In the early morning you will have jungle safari in the Gir National Park. Gir is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and has a thriving population of various wildlife animals and birds like Leopard, Sambar, Chital (spotted deer), Nilgai and Wild boar. Gir is also one of the major habitats of chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope) and chinkara (Indian gazelle).
Later drive to Diu via Somnath visit the legendary shore temple of Somnath. This temple is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva and a jyotirlinga. According to the legend, Somnath temple was built originally in gold by Somraj, the moon god. After visiting the Somnath temple you will drive to Diu. Overnight stay at Diu
Morning after breakfast , proceed for sightseeing in Diu and visit the Diu Fort, St. Paul's Church and Diu museum. Rest of the day free at beach.
In the evening you will visit the Nagoa beach; Overnight stay at Diu
In the morning after having breakfast you will drive to Palitana. To visit the temples on the Shatrunjaya hill one has to climb 600 m up the hill. After reaching the top of the hill you will visit the Jain temples. Overnight stay at Palitana /Bhavnagar Overnight stay at Palitana/ Bhavnagar.
Morning after Breakfast, later transfer to the airport to board the flight to Mumbai.