Splendours of Gujarat

Splendours of Gujarat

Gujarat is a colourful and vibrant state that calls every traveller to get drenched in the eternal beauty of nature along with exploring cultural and historic prosperity of India. It has unique tropical and geological panorama that makes it an ideal tourist destination that is hoarded by heaps of tourists all round the year. This 17 Nights and 18 Days itinerary allows the visitors to soak into the splendours of Gujarat. The destinations covered in this Gujarat holiday package are Mumbai, Bhuj, Gondal, Diu, Bhavnagar, Uteliya, Dasada, Vadodara and Ahmadabad.

Major highlights of the trip are exploring Elephanta Caves, visiting a hanging garden, marine drive, dhobhi Juhu Beach, Gateway of India along with the magnificent places of Gujarat such as Bhuj, Kakkad Bhit Yaksha, Gir National Park, etc. The itinerary is certainly ideal for exploring the heritage and beauty of India in a unique way.

Splendours of Gujarat Tour Package Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Mumbai

On arrival at the Mumbai airport, our representative will be there to meet you and transfer you to your already booked hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. In the evening, you may take a leisurely walk to the nearby market of Mumbai. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Mumbai.

Day 2: Mumbai
Mumbai

After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to enjoy a half day tour to Elephanta caves. These caves are located at a distance of 9 Kms from the Gateway of India. To reach Elephanta caves, one need to board a ferry from the Gateway of India. The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves. Out of all the caves, the cave of Mahesh Murit is of great importance. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where he is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. After the excursion to Elephant caves return back to Mumbai for a sightseeing tour. Some of the major tourist attractions we will be visiting include Hanging Gardens, Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and the Prince of Wales Museum. In the late evening, return back to the hotel for dinner followed by an overnight stay.

Day 3: Mumbai - Bhuj

Today morning, our representative will transfer you to the Mumbai airport to take a flight to Bhuj. On reaching Bhuj, check-into the hotels. Spend the afternoon resting and relaxing in your hotel room. Later, you can visit to Kutch Museum, the oldest museum of Gujarat and Palace of Rao Pragmalji. Therefater, return back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Bhuj
Bhuj

After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to explore the Bhuj city famous for its Hindu temples, palaces and wooden pavilions. The major tourist attractions of Bhuj that we will cover in our tour include Prag Mahal, Kakkad Bhit Yaksha, Swaminarayan temple, Aina Mahal, Kachchh Museum and the Bhartiya Sanskruti Darshan. Also, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour to Bunny Villages to watch traditional desert villagers and their way of living. In the evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Bhuj

Today early in the morning, we will drive to Mandvi to visit summer palace of Bhuj Maharaj. Enjoy the entire day excursion to Mandvi beach, one of the finest beaches on the coastline of Gujarat. The major tourist attractions of Mandvi village include the Swaminarayan temple, Vijay Vilas Palace, Topansar Lake and Bandini Bazaar. You can explore these places and return back to the hotel for a relaxing night stay.

Day 6: Bhuj - Gondal
Bhuj to Gondal

After breakfast in the morning, we will drive straight to Gondal. En-route, we will be visiting Dhamadka. thereafter, resume the drive to Gondal. The major tourist attractions of Gondal include Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Orchard Palace, Riverside Palace, Naulakha Palace, Huzoor Palace and the Bhuvaneshwari temple. In the evening, we will visit the Veri Lake, an ideal place for watching birds like flamingo, spoonbill, crane and white ibis from the close quarters. Take pleasure of an overnight stay in the hotel in Gondal.

Day 7: Gondal - Sasangir

In the morning after breakfast, we will proceed to Sasangir. En-route, we will stop at Junagadh to visit the major tourist hotspots like Bhavnath temple, Damodar Kund, Akshar Mandir and the Darta Hill. Thereafter, we will continue driving to Sasangir. On reaching Sasangir, check-in at the wildlife resort. After resting for a while, we will proceed to enjoy an elephant safari to explore the exotic wildlife at Gir National Park. In the evening, return back to the hotel for enjoying dinner followed by an overnight stay.

Day 8: Sasangir
Sasangir

Today in the morning, we will leave early in the morning to explore the Gir National Park. The Gir National Park was built to conserve the Asiatic lion-classified as one of the World's most threatened species. The day is fixed for exploring the Gir National Park. Later, we will visit the Kamleshwar Dam situated in the centre of Sasan-Gir National Park. Enjoy an overnight stay in the wildlife resort.

Day 9: Sasangir - Diu

After breakfast in the morning, we will drive down to Diu. En-route, we will stop to visit Somnath - the temple city. Somnath is also the home to one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India. After visiting Somnath, we will continue our drive towards Diu. On arrival, check-in at the hotels. Rest and relax for a while. Thereafter, we will process for the sightseeing tour of Diu. The major tourist attractions of Diu include Bunder Chowk, St. Paul's Church. An overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 10: Diu
Diu

Today post breakfast, we will visit the other major tourist attractions of Diu including Gangeshwar Temple, Diu Museum, Ghoghla Beach, Gomtimata Beach, Diu Fort, Fortress of Panikota, Nagoa Beach and Jallandhar Beach. Later in the evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Diu – Bhavnagar

After breakfast in the morning, we will leave Diu to reach Bhavnagar. On arrival at Bhavnagar, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. After relaxing for a while, we will visit the major tourist hotspots like the Nilambagh, the Gangajalia temple and the Gandhi Smriti Memorial. Also, we will visit the Takhteshwar temple and the Lock Gate. In the evening, enjoy an excursion to Gaurishankar Lake, the beautiful picnic spot. Thereafter, return to the hotel to enjoy wholesome dinner followed by an overnight stay.

Day 12: Bhavnagar - Uteliya

In the morning, we will drive straight to Uteliya. En-route, we will visit Palitana- the most sacred sites of Jainism. This place is scattered with a lot of temples in the Shatrunjaya hill. Further, we will proceed to climb the 600-meter Shatrunjaya hill on foot to enjoy the temple excursion. Afterward, we will resume the drive to Uteliya. On reaching Uteliya, check-in at the hotel. After taking some rest, we will leave to visit the famous Uteliya Palace featuring five domes, pillared galleries, balconies and porticoes. Later, return back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 13: Uteliya - Zainabad - Dasada
Zainabad to Dasada

In the morning after breakfast, we will proceed for Dasada. En-route, we will visit Zainabad. Located on the periphery of the Little Rann of Kutch, Zainabad is a beautiful place. Explore the Wild Ass Sanctuary in Zainabad and enjoy watching Asiatic Lions in their real habitat at close quarters. Later, we will drive straight to Dasada. On reaching Dasada, check-in at the hotel. While staying at Dasada, enjoy a cross-desert safari across the Little Rann of Kutch in open vehicles. In winter, it is also home to migratory birds such as flamingos, MacQueen's Bustard etc. An overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 14: Dasada - Vadodara

In the morning after breakfast, we will proceed to Vadodara by surface. On reaching Vadodara, check-in at the hotel. After straitening your backs for a while, embark on a sightseeing tour of Vadodara. The major tourist attractions of Vadodara include Pratap Vilas Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Laxmi Vilas Palace and the Makarpura Palace. Later in the day, we will pay a visit to the Aurobindo Ashram and Kanderao Museum. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Vadodara.

Dasada to Vadodara
Day 15: Vadodara

Today post breakfast, we will proceed to explore the other major tourist attractions of Vadodara. The major attractions to be visit include Hazira Maqbara, EME temple, Mandvi City, Kala Goda, Nyay Mandir. In the afternoon, we will be visiting some of the famous museums of Vadodara covering Maharaj Fateh Singh Museum, Vadodara Museum and the Picture Gallery. An overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 16: Vadodara - Ahmedabad

After breakfast in the morning, we will leave for Ahmedabad. On arrival in Ahmedabad, check in at the hotel. Rest and relax for the afternoon. After lunch, we will go for the sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad to visit the Calico Museum of Textile. This is one of India's finest specialized museums. Later in the evening, enjoy an excursion to Kankaria Lake. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 17: Ahmedabad

In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the magnificent Mosque of Siddi Saiyad for its exquisite stone carvings. Later in the day, we will visit the major tourist attractions of Ahmedabad covering the white-marbled Hathee Singh's temple, the beautiful Jama Masjid, Dada Hari Baoli, Sabarmati Ashram and Shaking Minarets. In the evening return back to the hotel to enjoy an overnight.

Day 18: Ahmedabad - Mumbai

Today, we will leave early in the morning after breakfast for Ahmedabad airport to board the flight to Mumbai. On reaching Mumbai airport, board a flight for onward destination.

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