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Pilgrimage Tour Of Gujarat

DURATION : 15 Nights / 16 Days

DESTINATIONS : Ahmedabad - Patan - Modhera - Dasada - Ajrakhpur - Bhuj - Banni Village - Rajkot - Jamnagar - Dwarka - Porbandar - Somnath - Sasangir - Diu - Bhavnagar - Lothal - Ahmedabad

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places To Visit
Dasada Sun Temple, Ran-Ki Steps  & Sahastraling, home of Rabari and Banjara.
Bhuj Ajrakhpur, Swaminarayan Temple, Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Museum, Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition, Cenotaphs of Royal Family,  Banni, PachchamDhordo village, Bhirandiyara village, Ludiya village, Khavda village, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple and Great Rann.
Rajkot Watson Museum, library, Kaba Gandhi Delo, Randerda picnic spot and Lal Pari Lake.
Dwarka Lakhota Lake & Lakhota Museum, Bala Hanuman Temple. Dwarkadeesh Temple, Gomti Ghat, Old Temple of Krishna, Nageshwar Temple, Rukmini Temple and Gopi Talav.
Somnath  Kirti Mandir.
Sasan Gir Bhalka Tirth, Somnath Temple and Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya.
Diu Nagoa Beach, St. Paul's Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort.
Bhavnagar Central Salt, Marine Research Institute and Gauri-Shankar lake.
Ahmedabad  Lothal Harappan Archeological site, Gandhi Ashram, Hathisingh Jain Temple, City Museum, Saradar Patel Musuem, Adalaj Step well, Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday) and Kankariya Lake.

Short Description

Gujarat is one of the most diverse states in India. Gujarat derives its name from the word 'Gujaratta'. Gujaratta means the land of gurjars. The gurjars  were a sub-tribe of the Huns who ruled the areaThere are various places of pilgrimage in Gujarat like Somnath, Dwaraka, Junagadh, Palitana, Modhera. The Mount Girnar in Junagadh and Shatrunjaya Hill in Palitana are the two famous pilgrimage places of the Jain community. While, the Somnath temple in Somnath, Dwarakadhish temple in Dwaraka, Sun Temple in Modhera and Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar are the other famous pilgrimage of the Hindus.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Ahmedabad (By TBA Flight)

Arrive in Ahmedabad, After Traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) Our Representative Would Assist You At. Airport & Transfer to Hotel for Check In. Evening would be Free for your own Leisure.
Overnight Stay at Ahmedabad

Day 2: Ahmedabad - Patan - Modhera – Little Rann of Kutch (Dasada)

Today, proceed to Little Rann of Kutch via Modhera & Patan. Arrive Modhera and visit Sun Temple. The Sun temple is of a unique architecture. Later, Proceed to Patan and visit Ran-Ki Steps  & Sahastraling Talav. Rani ki Vav step well is the oldest and perhaps the grandest among the 120 plus step wells in Gujarat. Proceed to Little Rann of Kutch.
Overnight Stay at Dasada

Day 3: Little Rann of Kutch, Dasada

This day post breakfast you will go to Explore the desert by open jeep in the Little Rann of Kutch, where one can sight animals like Wild-Ass, Desert Fox, Blue Bull, Blackbuck, Wolf, Jackal and few species of snakes & many species of birds also one can visit the home of Rabari and Banjara are the two important tribes of the region.
Overnight Stay at Dasada

Day 4: Dasada – Ajrakhpur – Bhuj

This day after breakfast you will drive to Bhuj enroute you will visit Ajrakhpur . After that further drive to Bhuj. Reach Bhuj and check in the hotel. After that you will visit Swaminarayan Temple, Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Museum, Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition & Cenotaphs of Royal Family.
Overnight Stay at Bhuj

Day 5: Bhuj -Banni Villages – Bhuj

Today, get ready to explore the Banni and Pachcham regions and the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch. Visit Dhordo village, Bhirandiyara village, Ludiya village, Khavda village, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple; later proceed to White Rann which provides the view of the Great Rann & Sunset.
Overnight Stay at Bhuj

Day 6: Bhuj – Rajkot

Post breakfast you will drive to Rajkot. Reach Rajkot and check-in the hotel. After resting for a while in your hotel room, embark on a city tour of Rajkot covering major hotspots like the Watson Museum & library, Kaba Gandhi Delo and Randerda picnic spot. In the evening set out on an excursion to Lal Pari Lake.
Overnight Stay at Rajkot

Day 7: Rajkot – Jamnagar – Dwarka

This day post breakfast you drive to Dwarka. En route you will visit Jamnagar; Lakhota Lake & Lakhota Museum and Bala Hanuman Temple.  After that you will further drive to Dwarka. Reach Dwarka and check in the. Evening free for your Own Le isure.
Overnight Stay at Dwarka

Day 8: Dwarka Sightseeing

This day post breakfast you will go for full day sightseeing of Dwarka Visit Dwarkadeesh Temple and Gomti Ghat. In the afternoon take a trip to Bet Dwarka, visit Old Temple of Krishna. The trip from Okha on the mainland to the temple is by a local boat. On the way to Bet Dwarka, visit Nageshwar Temple – One of the 12th Jyotilingam of Shiva. Rukmini Temple and Gopi Talav Return back to Dwarka.
Overnight Stay at Dwarka

Day 9: Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath

In the morning depart to Porbandar at Porbandar we will visit Kirti Mandir – A place where Gandhiji was born. Later proceed to Somnath (130km/2.5hrs) on arrival check in the hotel. In the evening you can watch light and Sound show
Overnight Stay at Somnath

Day 10: Somnath – Sasangir

In the morning you will go for Somnath Sightseeing visit Bhalka Tirth & Somnath Temple.  After that  drive to Sasan Gir. Reach Sasan Gir and check in the hotel. In the afternoon Visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya. Crocodile breeding farm, Gir Information centre. Watch movie on lion at Gir Information centre in the evening. Evening free for your own Leisure.
Overnight Stay at Sasan Gir

Day 11: Sasangir – Diu (110 Kms - 3 hrs)

This day early morning you will go for Jeep safari of Gir National to Catch the Tigers and Lions. After that check out the hotel and further drive to Diu. In the evening free for your Own Leisure in the lap of Nature.
Overnight Stay at Diu

Day 12: Diu Sightseeing

The morning is at leisure to enjoy the wide variety of water sports facilities available at Nagoa Beach. Later, visit St. Paul's Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort.
Overnight Stay at Diu

Day 13: Diu – Bhavnagar

After breakfast you will drive to Bhavnagar. Bhavnagar is a premier cotton-exporting sea-port on the south-eastern Saurashtra coast. Today, Bhavnagar is known for Gandhi Smriti, an institution built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, the Barton Museum. Reach Bhavnagar and check in the hotel. In the evening you will visit the Central Salt and Marine Research Institute, and Gauri-Shankar lake.
Overnight Stay at Bhavnagar

Day 14: Bhavnagar – Palitana – Lothal – Ahmedabad

After breakfast drive to Ahmedabd via Lothal and Palitana One-way visit the Lothal Harappan Archeological site after that further drive to Ahmedabad. Reach Ahmedabad and check in the hotel. In the evening you can go to shopping at Local market of Ahmedabad.
Overnight Stay at Ahmedabad

Day 15: Ahmedabad Sightseeing

This day post breakfast you will go for Ahmedabad sightseeing visit Gandhi Ashram, Hathisingh Jain Temple, City Museum, Saradar Patel Musuem, Adalaj Step well and Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday) and Kankariya Lake.
Overnight Stay at Ahmedabad

Day 16: Ahmedabad Departure - Tour Ends

Post breakfast transfer to airport to board the Flight To your home town. Here our company service will get end with lots of enduring memories…..!!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner at Little Runn Of Kutch and Sasan Gir
  4. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure
  5. Jungle Safari at Little Runn of Kutch without Entrance Fee
  6. Jungle Safari at Gir National Park with certified Guide
  7. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  8. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  9. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  10. All Government Taxes (Till Date)

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

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