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Gujarat Heritage & Cultural Tour

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Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an enriching journey through Gujarat with our “Gujarat Heritage & Cultural Tour.” This immersive itinerary takes you through the vibrant tapestry of Gujarat’s history and culture. Discover majestic palaces like Vadodara’s Lakshmi Vilas Palace and delve into the spiritual sanctuaries atop Palitana’s Shatrunjaya Hills. Explore ancient forts and citadels in Junagadh and Rajkot, each echoing tales of valor and architectural grandeur. Dive into Gujarat’s rich Jain heritage at Champaner-Pavagadh and Palitana, marveling at intricately carved temples. Unwind in Ahmedabad, where bustling markets blend seamlessly with serene ashrams, all amidst the backdrop of a city steeped in Gandhian legacy. This tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Gujarat’s cultural richness and historical depth.

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 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 2,278.00
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 3,614.00
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 5,660.00
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 7,109.00
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 9,009.00
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 10,457.00
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 12,736.00
9 Discount on 9-person group 9 9 $ 14,328.00
10 Discount on 10-person group 10 10 $ 15,920.00

Itinerary

Day 1: Vadodara - Kevadia (90kms)

Arrive at Vadodara airport where you'll be greeted and assisted with your transfer to Kevadia. Check-in at the hotel or tent accommodation. Relax and freshen up. Visit the impressive Sardar Sarovar Dam, one of the largest dams built on the Narmada River. Marvel at the panoramic views and learn about its significance as a hydroelectric and irrigation project. Explore Selfie Point, a popular spot where you can capture stunning photos with the Statue of Unity in the background. In the evening, attend the mesmerizing Light & Sound show at the Statue of Unity, which narrates the life and contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Note: Closed on Mondays). Enjoy dinner at the hotel/tent and overnight stay.

Day 2: Kevadia - Vadodara (150kms)

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world standing at 182 meters, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Explore the statue's observation deck and museum to learn about Patel's role in India's independence movement. After lunch, depart for Vadodara. En route, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pavagadh-Champaner. Discover the beautifully preserved Islamic and Hindu architecture of Champaner, including the Jama Masjid, Sahar ki Masjid, and Kalika Mata Temple. Arrive in Vadodara and check-in at your hotel. Relax and unwind after a day of exploration. Overnight stay in Vadodara.

Day 3: Vadodara - Bhavnagar (200kms)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before starting your city tour of Vadodara. Visit the magnificent Lakshmi Vilas Palace, a sprawling Indo-Saracenic architectural marvel built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Explore its ornate interiors, royal artifacts, and lush gardens. Explore the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, housed within the palace complex, showcasing a rich collection of sculptures, paintings, and artifacts from the royal era. Proceed to Kirti Mandir, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Learn about his life and legacy through photographs, personal belongings, and inspiring quotes displayed here. After sightseeing in Vadodara, drive to Bhavnagar. En route, stop at Lothal, an ancient Harappan city known for its well-preserved dockyard and artifacts providing insights into the Indus Valley Civilization. Check-in at your hotel in Bhavnagar upon arrival and relax. Overnight stay in Bhavnagar.

Day 4: Bhavnagar - Junagadh (215kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on your journey to Junagadh. En route, visit the famous Palitana Temples, located atop Shatrunjaya Hills. These temples are considered sacred by Jains and consist of over 900 temples with exquisite marble architecture. Ascend the hill via 3950 steps or on a palanquin ride to explore this spiritual site. Continue your journey to Junagadh, known for its historical monuments and rich cultural heritage. Check-in at your hotel upon arrival in Junagadh and unwind. Overnight stay in Junagadh.

Day 5: Junagadh - Rajkot (100kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, set out to explore Junagadh. Visit the ancient fortified city of Junagadh, home to historic monuments and archaeological treasures. Explore Uparkot Fort, an ancient citadel with massive gateways, water reservoirs, and rock-cut caves dating back to the Mauryan period. Admire the panoramic views of the city from the fort's ramparts. Drive to Rajkot. En route, visit Navlakha Palace in Gondal, showcasing exquisite architecture and housing a collection of royal artifacts and memorabilia. Upon arrival in Rajkot, check-in at your hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Rajkot.

Day 6: Rajkot - Ahmedabad (215kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring Rajkot. Visit Jubilee Garden, a historic park featuring colonial-era monuments such as MG High School, Watson Museum, and Lang Library. Take a leisurely stroll through the serene gardens. Explore Kaba Gandhi No Delo, the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi during his early years. This museum houses a collection of Gandhi's personal belongings, photographs, and letters. Visit Rashtriya Shala, an institution dedicated to preserving traditional crafts and textiles of Gujarat. Drive to Ahmedabad. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and unwind after the day's activities. Overnight stay in Ahmedabad.

Day 7: Ahmedabad

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day city tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Hatheesing Jain Temple, renowned for its intricate marble carvings and elaborate architectural details reflecting Jain principles. Explore Bhadra Fort, an ancient citadel housing several structures including royal palaces, mosques, and lush gardens. Visit Teen Darwaza, the royal entrance gate to the fort. Discover Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, famous for its exquisite stone lattice windows known as "Jali". Admire the delicate craftsmanship of these screens. Visit Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's former residence and center for India's freedom movement. Explore the museum showcasing Gandhi's life, philosophy, and contributions. Explore the unique Kite Museum, displaying a diverse collection of kites from around the world. Visit Vechaar Utensils Museum, showcasing a fascinating array of traditional utensils reflecting Gujarat's culinary heritage. Explore Adalaj Step-well, an architectural marvel built in the 15th century. Marvel at the intricate carvings and the functional design of this historical water reservoir. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay in Ahmedabad.

Day 8: Ahmedabad - Departure

Enjoy your final breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Ahmedabad airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching tour of Gujarat's cultural and historical treasures.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 7 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.
  • 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

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.

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4-Star Hotels Used 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
Rajkot - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort and Convention
Ahmedabad - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier

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