Best of Gujarat

11Nights / 12 Days
  • Best of Gujarat
  • Best of Gujarat
  • Bhavnagar,_Gujarat
  • Chhatedi_of_Bhuj
  • Gir-National-Park

Description

Inclusion/ Exclusion

Package Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation in air-conditioned room on Single or twin sharing basis.
  2. Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  3. Interaction with locale tribes.
  4. All pick up, drop, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by private air-conditioner car, including all toll tax, parking and interstate taxes.
  5. Personal language speaking guide in Ahmedabad.
  6. All current applicable Government taxes.

Package Cost Does Not Include:

  1. Items of personal nature like Porterage, Tips, Laundry and Mineral Water.
  2. Monument entrance fee.
  3. International flight & India Visa fee.
  4. All other items and services not mentioned above.
  5. Company will not be responsible for any loss / Damage of Baggage, Train / Flight Delay or Cancellations due to technical fault or Natural disasters, Road blockage, Strike, land slide, etc.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Ahmedabad  

Arrive Ahmedabad and meet the representative at the arrival hall and transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Later visit the Gandhi Ashram, located on a quiet peaceful stretch of the Sabarmati River, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915. This was his Satyagrah Ashram and for many years it was the centre of India’s freedom movement.  From here in 1930, Mahatma Gandhi began his famous Dandi March to the sea for protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the British. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Ahmedabad – Patan – Modhera – Dasada    

Today after breakfast, drive to Dasada (approx. 225Kms / 05 hours) en-route visit Patan and Modhera. Upon arrival at Patan, visit the village which is famous for its Patola weaving by Salvi community. Here, we will see how they work on weaving and watch the Mushroom fabrics woven as a combination of silk & cotton with the latter forming the backing, dying and design.

After that visit the Rani Ki Vav step well built by the queen Udaymati, the wife of Bhimdev. These are some of the best example of such architecture for water wells in Gujarat. There are wonderful carved images in walls of this multi storied step well.

Later, drive to visit Modhera Sun temple-dedicated to god Sun. The Sun temple was built in 1026 AD during the reign of the Solanki king Bhima.

Continue your drive to Dasda. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Dasada

Today, after breakfast we will enjoy our jeep safari to the Little Rann of Kutch to see the famous wild Ass. One can also see Blackbuck (Indian antelope), Nilgai, Indian Wolf, Desert Fox, the graceful chinkara and few species of snakes & birds.

Later visit Rabari and Banjara tribes of the region. Rabari tribe, constantly migrate in search for better grazing ground for their animals and Banjara on other hand settled here.

Afternoon visit some more rural villages of Dasada, known for their embroideries and silk-weavers. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Dasada – Bhuj

Today after breakfast, drive to Bhuj (approx. 275Kms / 05 hours). Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and later visit Kutch museum as it’s an oldest museum in Gujarat build in Italian style. It has various collection of archaeological objects and crafts. After that visit Aina Mahal Palace built by Rao Lakhpatji in 1750.

Late afternoon one can go for a visit to the nearby tribal market. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Bhuj     

Today after breakfast, we will go to Banni group of villages. Here, we will be visiting the villages of Hodka, Ludiya and Dhordo to meets its native, which are Jat, Meghwal, Harijan and Mutva.

They are migrated from Rajasthan and stitch wall hangings, waistcoats and pouches in Kharek Stitch, beadwork on handheld fans, bracelets, toys and belts. Hodka is famous for its beautiful embroidery and mud work as much as leather craft.

In evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06: Bhuj – Rajkot – Gondal      

Today after early breakfast, drive to Gondal (approx. 270Kms / 06 hours) en-route visit Rajkot to see the Watson Museum which is excellent examples of Gujarati craftsmanship and at Rashtriya Shala, where local people are working to revive hand-weaving styles.

Continue your drive to Gondal. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and later visit the weaving center & historic buildings of Gondal and visit Bharwad and Rabari villages around Gondal. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Gondal – Sasan Gir National Park  

Today after breakfast, drive to Sasan Gir National Park (approx. 115Kms / 02 ½ hours). Gir is the house of the Asiatic lion and has a thriving population of Leopard, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar and chinkara. We will see some bird’s species like Indian Black Ibis, Crested Hawk-eagle, Tawny-bellied Babbler, White-bellied Minivet, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon and many more.

Upon arrival check-in at the lodge and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Afternoon enjoy Jeep Safari in the forest for bird and wildlife watching. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 08: Sasan Gir National Park    

Morning and afternoon enjoy Jeep safari in National Park to explore the wildlife and birds. In the evening have a nature walk near your Lodge. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 09: Sasan Gir National Park – Palitana – Bhavnagar  

Today after early breakfast, drive to Bhavnagar (approx. 225Kms / 05 ½ hours) en route visit Palitana which is famous for Jaim temples.

Continue your drive to Bhavnagar. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and later visit Takhteshwar temple located on small hill top. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Bhavnagar – Ahmedabad   

Today morning after breakfast, visit Nishkalank Mahadev temple in Koliyak.

Later drive to Ahmedabad (approx. 170Kms / 03 ½ hours). Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and visit Jama Masjid, the Sidi Sayyad’s Mosque – which is world renowned for its intricate lattice-work of rich and elaborate design and Calico Textile Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Ahmedabad – Mumbai (By Flight)

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and rest of the day is free to explore local market or enjoy you time at The Gateway of India or at Chowpatty Beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Depart Mumbai

Today morning after breakfast visit Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat and The Gateway of India. Later drive through the Crawford Market, Flora Fountain and panoramic view of Marine Drive & Chowpatty Beach.

Evening is free for relaxation and individual activities.

In night transfer to the airport for your departure flight for onward destination.

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