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Gujarat Heritage Trail & Lion Safari Adventure

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Duration

14 Nights / 15 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an exhilarating journey through Gujarat’s rich heritage and vibrant wildlife with our “Gujarat Heritage Trail & Lion Safari Adventure” tour. Begin in Ahmedabad, where you’ll explore the serene Sabarmati Ashram and marvel at the intricate architecture of Adalaj Stepwell. Journey to Bhavnagar to visit the historic Takhteshwar Temple and delve into the life of Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Smriti Museum. Traverse to Palitana to climb Shatrunjaya Hill and witness the breathtaking Palitana Jain Temples. Encounter the majestic Asiatic lions in Sasan Gir National Park before discovering the ancient ruins of Dholavira and the cultural delights of Bhuj and Mandvi. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of history, wildlife, and cultural immersion across Gujarat’s diverse landscapes.

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad

Arrive in Ahmedabad and transfer to your hotel. Rest and prepare for your exploration of Gujarat's cultural heritage.

Day 2: Ahmedabad

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's former residence. Explore the tranquil ashram grounds and the museum, which houses Gandhi's personal belongings, letters, and the iconic spinning wheel (charkha). Proceed to Adalaj Stepwell, an architectural marvel from the 15th century. Admire its intricate carvings and the cool ambiance created by its deep well structure, reflecting ancient water management and architectural brilliance. Explore Sarkhej Roza, an important Sufi spiritual center. Discover its elegant complex featuring pavilions, tombs, and a serene lake, all showcasing exquisite Indo-Saracenic architecture. Visit the bustling Manek Chowk market, renowned for its jewelry, textiles, and vibrant street food scene, offering local delicacies like Gujarati snacks and traditional sweets.

Day 3: Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar (175kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Bhavnagar. Visit Takhteshwar Temple, situated atop a hill offering panoramic views of Bhavnagar and the Gulf of Khambhat. Learn about its historical significance and enjoy the serene surroundings. Explore the Gandhi Smriti Museum, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Dive into the life and teachings of the Father of the Nation through displays of photographs, letters, and artifacts.

Day 4: Bhavnagar - Palitana - Diu (225kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before traveling to Palitana. Climb the 3,572 steps of Shatrunjaya Hill to reach Palitana Jain Temples, one of Jainism's holiest pilgrimage sites. Marvel at the intricate marble architecture and the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to Diu, a serene coastal town with Portuguese heritage. Visit Diu Fort, an imposing structure overlooking the Arabian Sea. Explore its cannons, churches, and historical significance.

Day 5: Diu - Sasan Gir (100kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, explore Diu, visiting St. Paul's Church known for its Baroque-style architecture and serene atmosphere. Journey to Sasan Gir National Park. Enjoy an afternoon safari in Sasan Gir, the last abode of the Asiatic lion. Spot these majestic big cats, along with leopards, deer, and diverse birdlife in their natural habitat.

Day 6: Sasan Gir National Park

Start with breakfast at the hotel before morning and afternoon safaris in Sasan Gir National Park, guided by expert naturalists. Learn about conservation efforts and the park's ecosystem supporting wildlife like the Indian wild ass and various bird species. Visit the Gir Interpretation Zone (Devalia Safari Park) for a closer look at wildlife through enclosed safaris, enhancing your understanding of Gujarat's biodiversity.

Day 7: Sasan Gir - Rajkot (160kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Rajkot. Explore Watson Museum and Library, showcasing artifacts, sculptures, and exhibits that narrate Gujarat's cultural heritage, history, and archaeological finds. Visit Jubilee Garden, a peaceful park with lush greenery, fountains, and a serene atmosphere, ideal for a relaxing stroll.

Day 8: Rajkot - Dholavira (260kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, journey to Dholavira, an ancient Harappan archaeological site. Explore the ruins of this Indus Valley Civilization city, known for its sophisticated urban planning and reservoirs.

Day 9: Dholavira - Bhuj (220kms)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for Bhuj. Visit the Kutch Museum in Bhuj, housing an impressive collection of Kutchi embroidery, textiles, and artifacts showcasing the region's cultural diversity and craftsmanship. Explore Aina Mahal, a historic palace renowned for its elaborate mirror work, European architecture, and royal artifacts.

Day 10: Bhuj - Hodka (65kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before traveling to Hodka. Explore nearby Banni villages known for their handicrafts, including embroidery, leatherwork, pottery, and textile weaving. Visit artisan workshops to witness traditional craftsmanship.

Day 11: Hodka - White Rann of Kutch

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel before visiting the White Rann of Kutch, a vast salt marsh offering surreal white landscapes. Experience the ethereal beauty of the Rann during sunset, a mesmerizing sight.

Day 12: Hodka - Mandvi (135kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, journey to Mandvi. Visit Vijay Vilas Palace, an exquisite royal residence with stunning architecture, lush gardens, and a private beach. Relax on Mandvi Beach, known for its tranquil ambiance and panoramic views of the Arabian Sea.

Day 13: Mandvi - Dasada (275kms)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Dasada, near the Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary. Embark on a wildlife safari in the sanctuary, home to the endangered Indian wild ass, migratory birds, and diverse wildlife species. Learn about local conservation efforts and the sanctuary's role in preserving biodiversity and ecosystems.

Day 14: Dasada - Ahmedabad (160kms)

Return to Ahmedabad after breakfast. Optionally, visit the Calico Museum of Textiles, renowned for its extensive collection of Indian textiles, costumes, and artifacts, offering insights into traditional craftsmanship and cultural heritage.

Day 15: Ahmedabad - Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your departure flight, concluding your enriching journey through Gujarat's historical cities, wildlife sanctuaries, and cultural gems.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 14 Night's 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 Gypsy safari in Gir National Parks with forest department naturalist.
  • 1-Time 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.

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