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Cultural Treasures of Gujarat

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Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the Cultural Treasures of Gujarat tour, a journey through the rich tapestry of history, architecture, and natural beauty that defines this vibrant state. Start in Surat, then delve into the majestic Sardar Sarovar Dam and the enchanting Valley of Flowers in Kevadia. Marvel at the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, before exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pavagadh-Champaner. Visit the grand Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara and the ancient temples of Palitana, a significant pilgrimage site. Experience the wild beauty of Sasan Gir, home to the Asiatic lion, and relax on the pristine beaches of Diu. Conclude your journey in Ahmedabad, exploring its historical forts, Jain temples, and the serene Sabarmati Ashram, encapsulating the essence of Gujarat’s cultural heritage.

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 Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Surat - Kevadia (165kms)

On arrival at Surat airport, assistance and drive to Kevadia, check in at the hotel. Visit Sardar Sarovar Dam, a massive and picturesque dam on the Narmada River, offering stunning views and an insight into its significance for irrigation and power generation. Visit Selfie Point, a popular spot near the dam providing scenic backdrops for memorable photos. Visit Valley of Flowers, a beautifully landscaped garden with vibrant flowers and lush greenery, perfect for a peaceful stroll. Evening Light & Sound show at Statue of Unity (Monday Closed), an impressive multimedia show highlighting the life and contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, projected onto the world's tallest statue. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Tent.

Day 2: Kevadia - Vadodara (150kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the world's tallest Statue of Unity (height 182 meters), a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, featuring an exhibition hall and viewing gallery. Drive to Vadodara via visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pavagadh-Champaner, a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture, including ancient temples, mosques, and forts. Arrive in Vadodara and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Vadodara - Bhavnagar (200kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Lakshmi Vilas Palace, the grand residence of the royal family, showcasing a mix of Indian, Islamic, and European architectural styles. Visit Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, housed in a palace, displaying a rich collection of artwork, sculptures, and artifacts from India and Europe. Visit Kirti Mandir, a memorial dedicated to the Gaekwads, adorned with murals and portraits depicting significant historical events. Drive to Bhavnagar en route visit archaeological remains of a Harappa Port-Town of Indus Valley Civilization at Lothal, an ancient city known for its well-planned dockyard and archaeological significance. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bhavnagar - Junagadh (215kms)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Junagadh en route visit Palitana Temples (865 temples can be reached by climbing 3950 steps spanning 3.5km up the Shatrunjaya Hills), a complex of 865 Jain temples on Shatrunjaya Hill, revered as one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Jains.
Continue drive to Junagadh and check in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Junagadh - Sasan Gir (70kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Junagadh, an ancient fortified city at the foot of the temple-studded Girnar Hill, with historical monuments and 14 edicts inscribed by Emperor Ashoka on a huge boulder. Later drive to Sasan Gir National Park and check in at the hotel. Lunch, dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Sasan Gir - Diu (100kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Gypsy safari in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, the only place in the world, outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in its natural habitat. Gir is also one of the finest bird sanctuaries. Later drive to Diu and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Diu

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Diu Fort, a large and imposing fortification on the coast, offering panoramic views of the sea, and featuring historical artifacts and architecture from the Portuguese era. Visit the old town which has old mansions belonging to rich Portuguese and Indian merchants, reflecting a blend of cultural influences. Rest time free to relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Diu - Dwarka (330kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Dwarka en route visit Somnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva, renowned for its grandeur and historical significance. Visit Paanch Pandav Caves, ancient caves associated with the Pandavas from the Mahabharata, known for their historical and mythological importance. Visit Sun Mandir, a historic temple dedicated to the Sun God, showcasing ancient architectural brilliance. Next stop to visit Porbandar. Arrive in Dwarka and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Dwarka - Rajkot (225kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to visit Marine National Park by ferry, India's first marine park, home to diverse marine life and coral reefs. On return visit Dwarkadhish Temple, a revered temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, attracting pilgrims from all over the country. Visit Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva, located on the route between Dwarka city and Beyt Dwarka Island. Later drive to Rajkot and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Rajkot - Ahmedabad (215kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Jubilee Garden which houses monuments of colonial time. Later drive to Ahmedabad and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Ahmedabad

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Hatheesing Jain Temple, an exquisite temple built of white marble, dedicated to Dharmanatha, the 15th Jain Tirthankara. Visit Bhadra Fort, a historical fort built in 1411, known for its intricate carvings and stunning architecture. Visit Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, famous for its beautiful stone lattice work windows, particularly the Tree of Life Jali. Visit Sabarmati Ashram, the residence of Mahatma Gandhi, now a museum displaying his life and teachings. Visit Kite Museum, a unique museum showcasing a fascinating collection of kites from different parts of the world. Visit Adalaj Step-well, an intricately designed step-well built in 1499, known for its stunning architecture and historical significance. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Ahmedabad - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 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.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Gir National Park 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
Kevadia Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/ Ramada Encore
Vadodara - Royal Orchid Central/ Lemon Tree Hotel
Bhavnagar - Nilambag Palace hotel/ Lemon Tree Wild Life Resort
Junagarh - Bellevue Sarovar Portico/ Hotel Harmony - Junagadh
Sasan Gir - The Fern Gir Forest Resort/ Lion Safari Camp
Diu - Radhika Beach Resort/ Azzaro Resorts & Ganga Spa
Dwarka - The Fern Sattva Resort
Rajkot - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort and Convention
Ahmedabad - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier

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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