Highlights of Gujarat

14 Nights / 15 Days

Overview

Gujarat, a state in western region and most vibrant state of India famous for its heritage and architecture with its forts, mansions, stepwells, deserts, waterfalls and jungles. The beautiful amalgamation of places like beaches, temple and wild animal are all sights that can be found in one place. The strength of this state lies in the diverse and intriguing way of life by the peoplein this region. Mahatma Gandhi The great Father of the Nation was born in the year 1869 in Porbandar. Ahmedabad is the capital city of the state famous for its Calico Museum of Textiles, displaying antique and modern Indian fabrics. The famous Jama Masjid was built in the 15th century. It has a huge courtyard and a columned design. Kutch is a very vibrant city with a lot of colours and culture and interesting topography of a rustic nature. The meaning of the name Kutch can be literally translated to wet and dry and symbolically, tortoises are also called Kutch in Sanskrit language. The tour covers some of the most popular tourist destinations such as Somnath temple, Akshardham temple and Bhavnath Temple. This glorious land gives you ample opportunity to explore its rich culture. While on the tour enjoy some of the magnificent spiritual destinations.

Highlights

  • Sabarmati Ashram
  • Dasada Jeep Safari
  • Day Trip to Bannitirbal Village
  • Modhera Sun Temple
  • Mt Girnar Temple
  • Lord Shiva Temple at Somnath
  • Jain Temples of Palitana
  • Lothal
  • Guided tour of Mumbai

Ahmedabad

Poshina

Dasada

Bhuj

Junagarh

Diu

Bhavnagar

Utelia

Mumbai

Tour Route

1 Night

Ahmedabad

1 Night

1 Night

Poshina

1 Night

2 Nights

Dasada

2 Nights

2 Nights

Bhuj

2 Nights

2 Nights

Junagarh

2 Nights

2 Nights

Diu

2 Nights

1 Night

Bhavnagar

1 Night

1 Night

Utelia

1 Night

1 Night

Ahmedabad

1 Night

1 Night

Mumbai

1 Night

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
  • Day 15

Arrive Mumbai – Ahmedabad (By Flight)

Upon arrival in Mumbai International Airport you connect your onward Domestic Flight for Ahmedabad.

Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad is the former capital of Gujarat, and its delicious food, colourful culture is making it a fast-growing tourist destination. The historic city of Ahmedabad or the old part of the city was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Upon arrival in Ahmedabad Airport you are met by our company executive who would assist you to the Car and then transfer you to your pre booked Hotel

Afternoon proceed for city tour of Ahmedabad visiting the Calico Museum – the museum displays a magnificent collection of rare textiles dating back to the 17th century, numerous mosques like Sidi Sayed Mosque it is the last of the major mosques to be built in Ahmedabad under the Mughal rule. The Jama Masjid built in 1423 during the reign of Ahmedabad’s founder Ahmed Shah I. While all around the mosque lies the hectic frenzy of the center of the old city. and Gandhi Ashram – was once the house of Mahatma Gandhi and it was from here that Mahatma Gandhi began his famous ‘Dandi March’ in 1930 to protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the British and also visit the Hathi Singh Jain Temple.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad – Poshina (By Private Vehicle 180 Kms 5 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Your driver will be ready for you to take you to Poshina. Poshina takes one back to the simple beauty of traditional village life, populated by a captivating mélange of colorful tribal communities of the Garasias, Bhils and the pastoral Rabaris. Poshina is home to a tribal shrine where you find the staggering scene of thousands of terracotta horses standing in rows as offerings to the local goddess. Upon arrival in Poshina check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Afternoon visit to Villages in Poshina

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Poshina

Poshina – Dasada (By Private Vehicle 190 Kms 5 hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Today we will depart by Private Vehicle for Dasada. Dasada is located on the edge of little Rann of Kutch. Dasada is known for bird watching and only place in India where wild ass can be found. There are several bird watching sites around the area.

Enroute visit to Modhera Sun Temple is the ruins of an ancient temple devoted to the Sun God Surya, it is set along the coast of the river Pushpavati in the Modhera village. The temple premises are divided into 3 major components: Gudhamandapa(shrine hall), Sabhamandapa(assembly hall), and Kunda(reservoir), the Kund is lined with 108 miniature shrines on the steps of the Kund and Patan a treasure trove of architectural gems and ancient temples that has a history dating back to the medieval period and visit the Patola silk weaving. Upon arrival in Dasada check in at your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Dasada

Dasada

Morning and Afternoon go for Jeep safari visiting Rann of Kutch (Animals and Minorities Villages).

Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, covering an area of 4954 sq.km is one of the most fascinating and unique landscapes in the entire world. Wild Ass sanctuary located in this Rann is the home of Asiatic Wild Ass or khur, one of the most endangered species in the world. Due to its strategic location on bird migration route and its connection with the dynamic Gulf of Kutch, this sanctuary also provides an important feeding, breeding and roosting habitat for a large number of birds. Many parts of the Little Rann of Kutch provide ideal breeding grounds for some of the largest flocks of greater and lesser flamingos. The habitat of Little Rann of Kutch varies from saline desert plains, rocky and thorn scrub, arid grasslands, plateaus to lakes and marshes. There are around 74 elevated plateaus or islands locally called as bets in this sanctuary.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Dasada

Dasada – Bhuj (By Private Vehicle 330 Kms 7 – 8 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Later depart by Private Vehicle for Bhuj. Bhuj is known as a desert city, with a history dating back to kingdoms and empires, palaces from the rule of the Naga chiefs, the Jadeja Rajputs, the Gujarat Sultans and the British Raj. With numerous temples, small streets, and traditional handicrafts, Bhuj is one of the unique historical sites in India.
Upon arrival in Bhuj check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bhuj

Bhuj

Full Day visit to Minorities Village of Banni and Rabari.The culture of Kutch is authentic and fascinating which shall mesmerize anyone who gets to experience it first hand. It has people dressed up in their colorful traditional attire, moving ahead with the times but holding on the traditional roots at the same time.

Kutch specially the Banni Villages is known for its diversity as it has diverse communities such as Jat, Rabari, Meghwals, Mutwa, Muslim, Sodha and others making Kutch its home. The Kutchi people here are known for their hospitality and artistic handicraft and textiles. One can even today get to see the nomadic and semi nomadic groups moving from one place to another along with their cattles.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bhuj

Bhuj – Junagadh (By Private Vehicle 220 Kms 6 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Today your journey will take you to the famous town of Junagadh. Few places offer you the chance to probe the earth and the heavens, the human and the wild, as Junagadh does. In the city of Junagadh, you can reach out and touch the two and a half millennia of human civilization, spanning dominant periods of Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, all of whom left deep imprints on the city. Upon arrival in Junagadah check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Junagadh

Junagadh

Morning Excursion to Mount Girnar
Towering over the city is Mount Girnar, a holy site for Hindus and Jains that is climbed by a 9999-step staircase along peaks studded by temples that reach for the sky and look out across the plains. Walking up these stairs in pilgrimage is a unique experience of striving towards the heavens.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Junagadh

Junagarh – Diu (By Private Vehicle 125 Kms 4 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private car for Diu. Diu is a small island which was earlier a Portuguese colony and is now guarded by beaches all around. Diu takes up most popularity given the ample number of beaches. Upon arrival in Diu check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Diu

Diu

Breakfast in the Hotel

Day at leisure on the beach to explore your own

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Diu

Diu – Bhavnagar (By Private Vehicle 200 Kms 5 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Later depart by Private car for Bhavnagar. Bhavnagar is known as the cultural centre of the state of Gujarat. This region has a rich legacy dating back to the 18th century. It was a major port city and had trade links with different countries across the globe. Presently, Bhavnagar is known for housing the diamond cutting and polishing industry in India. Upon arrival in Bhavnagar check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar - Utelia (By Private Vehicle 230 Kms 6 Hrs Drive) via Palitana

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out

Later depart by Private Car for Utelia. The unremarkable rustic nature of the little village itself is most significant of the tourist attractions in Utelia. Traditional houses, diamond polishing, temples, hot springs and the typical ambiance of an Indian village make Utelia fascinating.

Enroute visit Palitana, It is noted as a popular pilgrimage site among the Jains. The Jain temples in Palitana worship Jain Tirthankars, and the topmost temple is dedicated to the first Tirthankara Rishabhanatha, also known as Rishabhadeva. Upon arrival in Uteliya check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Utelia

Utelia – Lothal – Ahmedabad (By Private Vehicle 80 Kms 2 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Later depart by Private car for Ahmedabad Enroute visit to Lothal – one of India’s most important archaeological sites that was discovered in 1954. It was excavated from February 13, 1955 to May 19, 1960 by the ASI.

Upon arrival n Ahmedabad Check in at your pre booked Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad – Mumbai (By Flight)

Breakfast in the Hotel and Check Out
Our executive will assist and transfer you to Ahmedabad Airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai Airport you are met by our executive and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Afternoon proceed on a half day guided tour of the city visiting
GATEWAY OF INDIA - Situated on Apollo Bunder, The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Mary in December 1911, Erected in 1924; The Gateway was designed by George Wittet in an Indo Saracenic style with influence from Gujarat. It is built from local sandstone, has a central hall with a low dome and two adjoining side halls also with low domes. The Gateway was the former landing place for passengers entering Mumbai. RAJABAI TOWER, BOMBAY HIGH COURT, MARINE DRIVE - Eulogized by Bollywood, Marine Drive caresses the seashore from Nariman Point to the foot of the Malabar Hill. Passing Chowpatty Beach, Marine Drive is also famous as the Queen's Necklace. One of the busiest roads in Mumbai, it is also one of the breeziest due to its proximity to the sea, CHOWPATTY BEACH, HANGING GARDEN, MANI BHAVAN, CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS, FORT - The Fort area in Mumbai is choc-a-bloc with old Victorian, Gothic buildings. An important financial and commercial center this area is always full of activity. The BSE or the Bombay Stock Exchange on Dalal Street is also located in this area. THE JEHANGIR ART GALLERY, COLABA and DHOBI GHAT- A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The "laundries" are called "Ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next they are ironed and piled into neat bundles. The most famous of these Dhobi Ghats is at Saat Rasta near Mahalaxmi Station where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Leave Mumbai

Breakfast in the Hotel and Checkout

Our guest relation executive will assist and transfer you to Mumbai International Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey

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Pricing*

– £2250 / $3095 per person for a minimum of 2 travellers on a twin or double sharing basis.
– £735 / $1015 for single room supplement.

Price valid till 30th April 2023 & based in Standard Hotels.

Included

  • Accommodation on Twin / Double Sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Dasada on Half Board Basis
  • Private Transfers
  • City Sightseeing
  • Air Conditioned Private Car with Driver
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances to Monuments
  • Two Jeep Safari’s in Dasada
  • Domestic Flight as per Program
  • GST

Not Included

  • International Flight
  • Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Meals -Lunch and Dinner (except Dinner in Dasada)
  • Camera and Video charges
  • Tips
  • Visa Charges

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  1. Prices applicable for standard hotels, luxury accommodations available on request.
  2. Prices valid upto 30th April 2023.
  3. Christmas and New Year supplement applicable extra.
  4. Local taxes apply.

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