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Gujarat Heritage & Wildlife Expedition

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Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an enriching journey through Gujarat with our “Gujarat Heritage & Wildlife Expedition” tour. Discover ancient temples steeped in history, starting with Ahmedabad’s Hatheesing Jain Temple, Bhadra Fort, and the serene Sidi Saiyyed Mosque. Experience the tranquil Sabarmati Ashram and explore unique museums like the Kite Museum and Vechaar Utensils Museum. Venture into the wild at Dasada’s Little Rann of Kutch, home to the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass, followed by cultural stops in Rajkot, Dwarka, and Somnath. Encounter the majestic lions at Sasan Gir National Park and unwind at Diu’s historic fort. Conclude your journey with a glimpse of the ancient Harappa Port-Town at Lothal, encapsulating Gujarat’s rich heritage and 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 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 $ 554.00

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad

Arrival at Ahmedabad airport. Meet and assist, transfer to hotel. Check-in (hotel check-in/out time 12 pm). Rest and relaxation. Overnight at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 2: Ahmedabad

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the city tour with a visit to Hatheesing Jain Temple, showcasing intricate marble architecture and intricate carvings. Explore Bhadra Fort, an ancient fortification housing the Bhadrakali Temple and bustling markets. Discover Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, renowned for its delicate stone lattice windows depicting the tree of life. Visit Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's former residence and now a museum dedicated to his life and teachings. Experience the Kite Museum, displaying vibrant kites and artifacts celebrating Gujarat's cultural significance of kite flying. Explore Vechaar Utensils Museum, exhibiting traditional utensils used in Gujarat over centuries. Admire the architectural brilliance of Adalaj Stepwell, an ancient stepwell with intricate carvings and a tranquil ambiance. Overnight at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 3: Ahmedabad - Dasada (260kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Dasada, stopping en route to visit Modhera Sun Temple, an architectural marvel dedicated to the Sun God Surya. Explore Rani ki Vav step well, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its elaborate sculptures and water conservation techniques. Visit Panchasara Jain Temple, known for its spiritual significance and intricate carvings. Continue drive to Dasada and check in at the hotel. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay at the resort in Dasada.

Day 4: Dasada - Rajkot (160kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning safari in Little Rann of Kutch, a unique ecosystem and home to the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. Drive to Rajkot and check in at hotel. Later visit Jubilee Garden, a historical park housing colonial monuments and lush greenery. Overnight at the hotel in Rajkot

Day 5: Rajkot - Dwarka (225kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Dwarka and check in at hotel. Visit Dwarkadhish Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. Explore Nageshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Rest time free to relax on the beach or explore local markets. Overnight at the hotel in Dwarka.

Day 6: Dwarka - Somnath (230kms)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Somnath, with a visit en route to Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and known for its serene beaches. Continue drive to Somnath and check in at hotel. Visit Somnath Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva and a revered pilgrimage site. Explore Paanch Pandav Caves, ancient rock-cut caves with historical significance. Visit Sun Mandir, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Overnight at the hotel in Somnath.

Day 7: Somnath - Sasan Gir (45kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Sasan Gir National Park, known for its thriving wildlife including Asiatic lions and diverse bird species. Check in at resort. Enjoy a Gypsy safari in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, offering opportunities to spot lions in their natural habitat. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay at the resort in Sasan Gir.

Day 8: Sasan Gir

Breakfast at hotel. Early morning Jeep safari in Gir National Park, with chances to spot wildlife and explore the natural beauty of the sanctuary. Later, visit Junagadh, an ancient fortified city at the foothills of Girnar Hill. Explore historical sites and monuments. Return to Sasan Gir. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay at the resort in Sasan Gir.

Day 9: Sasan Gir - Diu (100kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Diu and check in at hotel. Visit Diu Fort, a historic fortification overlooking the Arabian Sea, offering panoramic views and insights into Portuguese history. Explore the old town with its Portuguese and Indian merchant mansions, reflecting a blend of cultures. Overnight at the hotel in Diu.

Day 10: Diu - Bhavnagar (225kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bhavnagar via visiting Palitana Temples, a cluster of Jain temples atop Shatrunjaya Hills, accessible via a pilgrimage of 3950 steps. Arrive in Bhavnagar and check in at hotel. Visit Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, showcasing his life and teachings. Explore Barton Library & Museum, housing historical artifacts and books. Overnight at the hotel in Bhavnagar.

Day 11: Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad (175kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Ahmedabad via visiting the archaeological remains of Lothal, an ancient Harappan port-town of the Indus Valley Civilization. Drop off at Ahmedabad airport for onward journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 10 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 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
Ahmedabad - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier
Little Rann Of Kutch - Rann Riders Dasada/ The Royal Safari Camps
Rajkot - Fortune Park JPS Grand/ Regency Lagoon Resort and Convention
Dwarka - The Fern Sattva Resort
Somnath - The Fern Residency/ The FerLords Inn
Sasan Gir - The Fern Gir Forest Resort/ Lion Safari Camp
Diu - Radhika Beach Resort/ Azzaro Resorts & Ganga Spa
Bhavnagar - Nilambag Palace hotel/ Lemon Tree Wild Life Resort

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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