Splendor Of Gujarat
Duration:15 nights / 16 days
Enjoy Your Holidays In Gujarat

Itinerary
Day 1: Ahmedabad

Arrive Ahmedabad early morning transfers to House of Mangaldas / Cama / Sarovar Portico. Visit the Calico Museum of Textiles, one of India’s leading specialized museums. The collections include textile swatches of Indian origin found at archaeological sites of Egypt, silk sarees from across India, double-ikat silk sarongs made in Patan for the Indonesian market, chintz and curtains made from Dutch, British and Portuguese colonial powers in Gujarat, floral embroidery from Punjab, shawls from Kashmir, 18th century tie-and-dye, richly embroidered Mughal tent of Shah Jahan whose palace is nearby, royal wardrobes of Rajasthan, cloth paintings and manuscripts, religious narrative cloth paintings like Pichwais and Kalamkaris, etc. Afternoon visit Gandhi Ashram and later drive to the exquisitely carved 15th century Adalaj stepwell.

Overnight at Hotel in Ahmedabad

Day 2:

Today reach Swami Narayan Temple in Kalupur by 7.30 am, morning heritage walk in Ahmedabad. This walking tour offers an opportunity to see the old quarters of Ahmedabad lined with the beautifully carved wooden facades of havelis. Later during the day you will be visiting Hutheesingh Jain Temple, Shaking Minarets, Akshardham Temple, evening visit to night market at Law Gardem, later in evening visit the Utensils museum and later dinner at Hotel Vishala.

Overnight at Hotel in Ahmedabad (B)

Day 3:Ahmedabad to Dasada

After morning breakfast leave for the 11th century Sun Temple of Modhera, one of the finest examples of Hindu temple architecture in western India. After seeing the temple, continue to Patan to see the magnificently carved 11th century stepwell. Proceed to Dasada,

Overnight at Hotel in Dasada (B)

Day 4:

Enjoy the morning and afternoon open jeep safaries in the Little Rann of Kutch, a sanctuary for the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. the mammals of the Rann other than the wild ass, there are chances of seeing nilgai, chinkara gazelle, white-footed desert and Indian foxes, the wolf, jungle cat (occasionally also desert cat), pale and long-eared hedgehogs and hare. Crested and Sykes larks, Oriental skylark, bimaculated lark, greater short-toed lark, singing and Indian bushlarks, ashy-crowned and black-crowned sparrow-larks, are likely sightings and greater hoopoe lark is possible. Desert and variable wheatears, southern grey, long-tailed, rufous-tailed and bay-back shrike, common woodshrike are also likely sightings and the desert warbler is among the many winter visiting warblers. We will also look for chestnut-bellied and spotted sandgrouse, Indian courser (cream-coloured visits occasionally), quails, yellow-legged and barred buttonquails, grey francolin, wryneck, brown-rock chat, pied bushchat, rufous-tailed scrub robin, blue-headed rock thrush, black redstart and buntings in the scrubby areas. At sunset, it is possible to watch marsh, Montagu and pallid harriers, aquila eagles, falcons and buzzards heading for their roosting sites.

Overnight at Hotel in Dasada (B)

Day 5:Dasada to Bhuj

After breakfast check out from Rann Riders to Bhuj, Drive to Bhuj calling in on the way at Rajkot to see the Watson Museum which has good examples of Gujarat’s craftsmanship skills, and Rashtriya Shala working to revive hand-weaving.

Overnight at Hotel in Bhuj (B)

Day 6 & 7:Villages around Bhuj

Visit villages of Hindu pastoral groups like the Ahirs and Rabaris, Islamic pastoral groups like the Muthwas and Jaths, artisans like the Meghwals, and Sodha Rajput immigrants from Thar Parker area now in Pakistan at their respective villages, and see their beautiful embroidery techniques.

Overnight at Hotel in Bhuj (B)

Day 8:

Drive to Mandvi, which is a tie-and-dye centre, and stay in a/c tented comfort of the royal resort by the private beach in the palace estate. Visit the dhow-building yard to see ocean-worthy vessels being hand-built.

Overnight stay at hotel (B)

Day 9:

Visit Rabari villages around Mandvi, including some of the most picturesque in Gujarat, and a Samma village at Pragsar

Overnight at Hotel in Mandvi (B)

Day 10:Mandvi to Jamnagar

Leave for Jamnagar after breafkast. Visit Bala Hanuman Temle know for its non stop ramdhun since 1956 and in mentioned in Guiness Book of World Records, also visit Lakhota Museum, Lakhota Lake and other famous temples of Jamnagar. Not to forget visit the local markets in Jamnagar know for its bandhni work.

Overnight at Hotel in Jamnagar (B)

Day 11:

After morning breakfast drive down to Nageshwar Jyotirling, Gopi, Bet Dwarka and Rukmani Temple and later in afternoon lunch at Dwarka Residency. Attend evening aarti at dwarka dish temple.

Overnight at Hotel Dwarka (B)

Day 12:

Early morning attend morning aarti at Dwakadish Temple later after breakfast leave for Somnath enroute visit to Porbander Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi. Visit Somnath Temple and enjoy the beach of Saurashtra.

Over night at Safari Resort Veraval (B)

Day 13:

Check out from Hotel Leave for Gir National Park, Lunch at Gir Birding Lodge, enjoy the after noon game drive by open Gypsys in Gir National Park. Evening free for nature walks for birding.

Overnight at Gir (B)

Day 14:

After a quick cup of morning tea, leave for one more safari in Gir National Park to spot Asiatic Lions, Leopards, Spotted Deers, Peacocks, and various spicies of Birds, Retrun to resort, breakfast and leave for Palitana, Accend Palitana Temples

Overnight at Palitana (B)

Day 15:

Check out from Hotel leave for Ahmedabad enroute visit to Velavdar National Park, Lothal.

Overnight in Ahmedabad (B)

Day 16:

After breakfast ,Proceed for Ahmedabar rly station or Airport for onward journey

Cost Includes Cost does not Includes
15 Nights accommodation at above mentioned hotels or Similar in base category rooms. Air Fare/Train fare.
Daily buffet/fixed breakfast in Deluxe Package. Any meals other then those specified in ‘Cost Includes’.
Air-conditioned car Sumo Victa / Xylo / Qualis for Sightseeing and excursions as per our brochure itinerary. Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes’.
2.58 % Government service tax.
Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing