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Cultural Marvels & Natural Wonders of Gujarat

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Duration

9 Nights / 10 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a journey through Gujarat’s rich tapestry of cultural marvels and natural wonders. Begin in Ahmedabad, where ancient temples like the Bhadreshwar Jain Temple and historical landmarks such as Aaina Mahal Palace unfold tales of architectural splendor. Explore the intricate Batik workshops of Mundra en route to Dasada, gateway to the Little Rann of Kutch. Here, embark on an early morning safari amidst the unique landscapes, home to the Asiatic Wild Ass and diverse birdlife. Return to Ahmedabad for a final exploration before bidding farewell, enriched by the blend of heritage treasures and natural beauty Gujarat has to offer.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Twin/Double Room Discount (Auto calculated on more than 2people booking) 2 2 $ 487.00

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad

Arrival at Ahmedabad airport, meet and assist, transfer to hotel for check-in and leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 2: Ahmedabad

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Hatheesing Jain Temple, renowned for its intricate architectural details and ornate marble facades. Explore Bhadra Fort, an ancient fortification housing Bhadra Kali Temple and Ahmedabad's bustling marketplaces. Discover Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, famous for its delicately carved stone lattice windows depicting the tree of life. Visit Sabarmati Ashram, the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, now a museum dedicated to his life and teachings. Explore Jama Masjid, one of the most beautiful mosques in India, built in 1424 with stunning yellow sandstone architecture. Experience Sarkhej Roza, an architectural complex comprising mausoleums, mosques, and palaces reflecting Indo-Saracenic architecture. Admire the architectural brilliance of Adalaj Step-well, an ancient stepwell intricately carved with ornamental designs. Overnight at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 3: Ahmedabad - Dholavira (255kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Dholavira. En route, visit Modhera Sun Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya, known for its exquisite carvings and architecture. Visit Rani ki Vav stepwell in Patan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its intricate sculptures and stunning architectural design. Dinner and overnight stay at a village resort in Dholavira.

Day 4: Dholavira - Hodka (90kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Dholavira, an archaeological site showcasing the remnants of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Discover the excavated remains, including the impressive water reservoirs and city planning of Dholavira. Explore the Flamingo Sanctuary (bird sightings during migration seasons only). Continue to Hodka, a traditional village renowned for its vibrant cultural heritage. Evening excursion to the White Rann of Kutch for mesmerizing views of the expansive salt marsh during sunset. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay at a resort in Hodka.

Day 5: Hodka

Breakfast at the hotel.
Early morning visit to the White Rann to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the salt desert.
Explore Dhordo village, inhabited by the Mutwa Muslim community known for their traditional lifestyle and crafts.
Visit a Pathan community hamlet engaged in intricate embroidery work, showcasing their artistic skills.
Continue to Khavda to interact with the local potter community and learn about their pottery-making techniques.
Drive to Kala Dungar (Black Hill) for panoramic views and witness a stunning sunset over the desert landscape.
Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay at the resort in Hodka..

Day 6: Hodka - Bhuj (70kms)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Bhuj.
En route, visit Nirona Village in the Banni region of Kutch known for its unique Rogan art on fabric.
After check-in at the hotel in Bhuj, visit Aaina Mahal Palace, known for its exquisite mirror work and European-inspired architecture.
Explore Prag Mahal, a majestic palace with a blend of Italian Gothic and Indian architectural styles.
Visit Shri Swaminarayan Temple, a grand Hindu temple known for its intricate carvings and spiritual significance.
Discover Ramkund step-well, an ancient well with ornate carvings and a tranquil ambiance.
Overnight at the hotel in Bhuj.

Day 7: Bhuj - Mandvi (135kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mandvi via Sumarasar Village, known for its skilled shawl and stole weavers preserving traditional craftsmanship. Visit Vijay Vilas Palace, a royal residence with stunning architecture and sprawling gardens overlooking the Arabian Sea. Explore the shipbuilding center of Mandvi, witnessing artisans at work constructing wooden ships. Relax on the beautiful Mandvi Beach, known for its pristine sands and tranquil ambiance. Overnight at the hotel in Mandvi.

Day 8: Mandvi - Dasada (275kms)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Dasada.
En route, visit Batik workshops in Mundra, renowned for their intricate designs.
Visit Bhadreshwar Jain Temple, an ancient temple dating back to 516 BC, known for its historical significance and architectural beauty.
Arrive in Dasada and check in at the hotel.
Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay at the resort in Dasada.

Day 9: Dasada - Ahmedabad (160kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, home to the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass and a diverse range of bird species. Drive back to Ahmedabad. Overnight at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 10: Ahmedabad – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ahmedabad airport for your onward journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 9 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Little Rann of Kutch with forest department naturalist.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Ahmedabad - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier
Dholavira - Rann Resort Dholavira/ Dholavira Tourism Resort
Bhuj - The Fern Residency/ Hill View Resort
Hodka - Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort/ Kutir Craft Village Resort
Mandvi - Serena Beach Resort/ Mandvi Beach Resort
Little Rann Of Kutch - Rann Riders Dasada/ The Royal Safari Camps

How many person will be in the group ?

There could be upto 10 people in the group.

Does this tour include airport pick ?

Yes, you can arrive on any flight and private airport transfer will be provided.

How do travelers meet the group ?

On first day of sightseeing all group member will assemble in hotel lobby and there will be first introduction with group member.

What category of hotel accommodation will be provided ?

4star below mention or similar hotels accommodation is included in the tour.
Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodation

Ahmedabad x 2 night
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier

Dasada/ Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch) x 1 night
4*- Royal Safari Camp, Bajana/ Rann Riders, Dasada

Rajkot x 1 nights
4*- Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort

Dwarka x 1 night
4* - The Fern Sattva Resort

Somnath x 1 night
4* - The Fern Residency/ Lords Inn Somnath

Sasan Gir x 2 night
4* - The Fern Gir Forest Resort/ Lion Safari Camp

Diu x 1 night
4* - Radhika Beach Resort/ Azzaro Resorts & Ganga Spa

Bhavnagar x 1 night
4* - Nilambag Palace Hotel/ The Fern Bhavnagar

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.

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