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Gujarat Cultural Heritage Expedition


11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through Gujarat with our “Gujarat Cultural Heritage Expedition.” This immersive tour takes you through the heart of Gujarat’s rich cultural tapestry and historical marvels. From the majestic Sardar Sarovar Dam and the ancient temples of Pavagadh-Champaner to the royal splendor of Vadodara’s palaces, each day unveils new wonders. Explore the wilderness of Gir National Park, home to the Asiatic lions, and unwind on the serene beaches of Diu. Delve into Gujarat’s spiritual essence with visits to Dwarka and Somnath, ending in Ahmedabad, where centuries of history blend seamlessly with bustling markets and architectural gems like Adalaj Stepwell and Jama Masjid. This expedition promises a deep dive into Gujarat’s vibrant heritage and natural beauty.


  • 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 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Vadodara - Kevadia (90kms)

Depart from Vadodara to Kevadia, enjoying a scenic drive through Gujarat's picturesque countryside. As you approach Kevadia, the landscape transforms with views of the Narmada River and lush greenery. Visit the awe-inspiring Sardar Sarovar Dam, one of the largest dams in the world built on the Narmada River. Learn about its engineering marvel, designed to provide irrigation and hydroelectric power to the region. Explore the Valley of Flowers nearby, known for its vibrant blooms and serene surroundings.

Day 2: Kevadia - Vadodara (150kms) (B,L)

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel, return to Vadodara via visiting Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient ruins and temples. Explore the intricately carved step wells, mosques, and forts that reflect the rich history of Gujarat. In Vadodara, visit Laxmi Vilas Palace, an architectural marvel built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in the Indo-Saracenic style. Wander through its opulent rooms adorned with European and Indian artifacts. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant before continuing sightseeing. Visit Sayaji Baug, a sprawling garden with a zoo, museum, and the Sardar Patel Planetarium, offering a blend of leisure and educational experiences.

Day 3: Vadodara - Bhavnagar (200kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart Vadodara for Bhavnagar. En route, stop to visit Lothal, an ancient city of the Indus Valley Civilization known for its well-planned dockyard and artifacts. Upon arrival in Bhavnagar and checking into the hotel, visit the historic Barton Library and Museum. Explore its collection of rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts, providing insights into Bhavnagar's historical and cultural heritage.

Day 4: Bhavnagar - Junagadh (215kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before traveling to Junagadh, an ancient city known for its historical monuments and vibrant culture. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Uparkot Fort, an ancient citadel dating back to the Mauryan period. Explore its intricate gateways, water reservoirs, and rock-cut caves. Discover Mahabat Maqbara, an impressive mausoleum known for its striking architecture blending Indo-Islamic and Gothic styles. Explore the mausoleum's intricately carved windows, arches, and minarets. Visit the Darbar Hall Museum, housed in the former royal palace, showcasing artifacts, paintings, and weapons that depict Junagadh's royal history and heritage.

Day 5: Junagadh - Sasan Gir (70kms)

After breakfast, depart for Sasan Gir, the last abode of the Asiatic lions, covering approximately 70 kilometers through scenic countryside. Upon arrival, check into your lodge or resort. Enjoy lunch at the lodge before embarking on an exhilarating afternoon safari in Gir National Park. Accompanied by expert naturalists, explore the diverse flora and fauna of the park, including Asiatic lions, leopards, and numerous bird species. Visit Kamleshwar Dam in the evening, offering serene views of the reservoir surrounded by lush greenery. Ideal for birdwatching, the dam area provides opportunities for photography amidst the tranquil ambiance of nature.

Day 6: Sasan Gir - Diu (100kms)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge before departing for Diu, a tranquil coastal town renowned for its Portuguese heritage and pristine beaches. Upon arrival, check into your beachfront hotel. Explore Diu Fort, a massive structure overlooking the Arabian Sea. Discover its historic cannons, lighthouse, and panoramic views of the coastline, reflecting the town's strategic importance. Relax on the golden sands of Nagoa Beach, known for its tranquil waters and water sports activities. Visit St. Paul's Church, an architectural gem with intricate wood carvings and a serene ambiance that reflects Diu's cultural blend.

Day 7: Diu

After breakfast, embark on a cultural exploration of Diu. Begin with a visit to Naida Caves, ancient limestone caves with intricate tunnels and chambers formed over centuries. Explore the Diu Museum, housed in the St. Thomas Church, showcasing artifacts from the Portuguese era, including sculptures, inscriptions, and historical relics. Stroll through Diu's bustling markets, known for handicrafts, seafood delicacies, and local specialties. Relax in the afternoon or visit Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple, where Shiva lingas are washed by the waves of the Arabian Sea.

Day 8: Diu - Dwarka (330kms)

Depart from Diu after breakfast, heading towards Dwarka. En route, visit the revered Somnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the temple complex, known for its spiritual significance and architectural grandeur. Attend the evening aarti ceremony at Somnath Temple, offering a divine experience amidst chanting and rituals that reflect India's rich religious heritage. Continue your journey to Dwarka, another significant pilgrimage site associated with Lord Krishna, located along Gujarat's scenic coastline.

Day 9: Dwarka - Rajkot (225kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Rajkot, a bustling city known for its cultural heritage and vibrant markets. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Mahatma Gandhi's ancestral home turned museum. Explore its galleries displaying personal belongings, photographs, and artifacts that highlight Gandhi's life and philosophy. Visit Watson Museum, renowned for its collection of artifacts, sculptures, and exhibits that depict Rajkot's history, culture, and archaeological treasures.

Day 10: Rajkot - Ahmedabad (215kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Ahmedabad, Gujarat's largest city and a cultural hub. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Adalaj Stepwell, an architectural marvel built in the 15th century. Admire the stepwell's intricate carvings, galleries, and pillared pavilions, offering a glimpse into Gujarat's ancient engineering and artistic prowess. Explore Sarkhej Roza, a tranquil complex of tombs, mosques, and pavilions that exemplify Indo-Islamic architecture. Wander through its serene gardens and visit the Utensils Museum nearby, showcasing traditional utensils and craftsmanship that reflect Gujarat's culinary heritage.

Day 11: Ahmedabad

After breakfast, embark on a full-day city tour of Ahmedabad, starting with a visit to Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's residence during India's freedom struggle. Explore the museum, galleries, and library displaying Gandhi's personal belongings, letters, and photographs. Visit Jama Masjid, an architectural masterpiece known for its intricate stone carvings, domes, and minarets. Explore the nearby Teen Darwaza, a historic gateway that once marked the royal entrance to the city. Discover the Adalaj Stepwell, a magnificent example of ancient Indian architecture and engineering. Marvel at the intricate carvings and structural design of this five-story deep stepwell, which served as a vital water source and community gathering place during its construction in the late 15th century.

Day 12: Ahmedabad - Departure

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Ahmedabad airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching exploration of Gujarat's diverse cultural, historical, and natural treasures.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • 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


Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 11-night accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Kevadia x 1 night: Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/ The Fern Sardar Sarovar Resort
Vadodara x 1 night: Royal Orchid Central/ Lemon Tree Hotel
Bhavnagar x 1 night: Iscon The Fern Resort & Spa/ Efcee Sarovar Portico
Junagadh x 1 night: Bellevue Sarovar Portico/ Click Hotel
Sasan Gir x 1 night: Asiatic Lion Lodge/Sarovar Portico Sasan Gir
Diu x 2 nights: Kostamar Beach Resort/ Azzaro Resort & Spa
Dwarka x 1 night: The Fern Sattva Resort/ Lemon Tree Premier
Rajkot x 1 night: Fern Residency/ Marasa Sarovar Portico
Ahmedabad x 2 nights: Rivera Sarovar Portico/ SK Lords Eco Inn


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