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Vibrant Gujarat: An Overland Cultural and Wildlife Tour


19 Nights / 20 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on the “Vibrant Gujarat: An Overland Cultural and Wildlife Tour” and experience the rich tapestry of Gujarat’s heritage, art, and natural beauty. Begin your journey in bustling Mumbai, exploring iconic landmarks before venturing into the serene coastal town of Daman. Traverse through historic Ankleshwar and marvel at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia. Discover the opulent palaces of Vadodara, the sacred temples of Palitana, and the coastal charm of Diu. Immerse yourself in the wildlife of Sasan Gir and the spiritual ambiance of Dwarka. Conclude your adventure in the stunning landscapes of the White Rann of Kutch, experiencing the vibrant local culture and breathtaking scenery.


  • 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 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group1 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Arrival in Mumbai and transfer to the hotel. (Hotel check-in time is 2 PM, early check-in subject to room availability.) Explore the Gateway of India, an iconic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Marine Drive, also known as the Queen's Necklace, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Experience the bustling atmosphere of Colaba Causeway, a popular street market ideal for shopping and local eats.

Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast, visit Mani Bhavan, a historical building that served as Mahatma Gandhi's residence and now houses a museum dedicated to his life and teachings. Explore the Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rock-cut temples and sculptures dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum), displaying a vast collection of ancient artifacts and art pieces. Visit the Hanging Gardens, also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, offering lush greenery and scenic views of the city skyline. Discover the bustling Crawford Market, now officially known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market, famous for its vibrant atmosphere and wide array of goods. Experience the unique ambiance of Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest open-air laundry, where hundreds of washermen wash clothes in traditional ways.

Day 3: Mumbai - Daman (190km)

After breakfast, depart for Daman. Arrive in Daman and check-in at the hotel. Visit Moti Daman Fort, a historic fort with impressive architecture and stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Explore the beaches of Daman, including Jampore Beach and Devka Beach, known for their serene ambiance and recreational activities. Visit Somnath Mahadev Temple in Daman, a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Day 4: Daman - Ankleshwar (200km)

After breakfast, travel to Ankleshwar. Visit Ankleshwar Teerth, a revered Jain pilgrimage site known for its serene ambiance and spiritual significance. Explore the local markets of Ankleshwar, such as the bustling GIDC Market and Shastri Bazaar, known for their vibrant atmosphere and offerings of traditional crafts, textiles, and local delicacies. Immerse yourself in the local culture and craftsmanship as you browse through the stalls filled with colorful textiles, intricate handicrafts, and aromatic spices.

Day 5: Ankleshwar - Kevadia (90km)

After breakfast, depart for Kevadia. Visit the Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, offering panoramic views of the Sardar Sarovar Dam and its surroundings. Explore the Valley of Flowers, a beautifully landscaped garden showcasing a variety of indigenous flora. Visit the Sardar Patel Zoological Park, home to a diverse range of wildlife species and ideal for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy a boat ride on the Narmada River for stunning views of the Statue of Unity and its surroundings.

Day 6: Kevadia - Vadodara (150km)

After breakfast, travel to Vadodara. En route, visit the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient ruins and historic monuments. Continue the journey to Vadodara and check-in at the hotel. Visit the Laxmi Vilas Palace, an opulent residence of the Gaekwad dynasty, showcasing Indo-Saracenic architecture and extensive gardens. Explore the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, featuring a vast collection of art, artifacts, and royal memorabilia. Visit Kirti Mandir, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and his life and teachings. Stroll through the Sayaji Garden, a well-maintained garden complex with a zoo, museum, and planetarium.

Day 7: Vadodara - Bhavnagar (200km)

After breakfast, depart for Bhavnagar. En route, visit Lothal, a well-known archaeological site from the Indus Valley Civilization. Continue the journey to Bhavnagar and check-in at the hotel. Visit Takhteshwar Temple, a prominent Hindu temple offering panoramic views of Bhavnagar city and its surroundings. Explore Barton Library and Museum, housing a diverse collection of artifacts and historical documents.

Day 8: Bhavnagar - Palitana - Diu (250km)

After breakfast, travel to Palitana. Visit the Palitana Jain Temples, a cluster of over 900 temples atop Shatrunjaya Hill, significant for Jain pilgrims and showcasing exquisite marble architecture. The climb of 3900 steps each way is only for those who are physically fit and interested in trekking. Continue the journey to Diu and check-in at the hotel.

Day 9: Diu

After breakfast, explore Diu. Visit Diu Fort, an imposing fortification overlooking the Arabian Sea, offering insights into the region's maritime history and strategic importance. Explore St. Paul's Church, a historic church known for its Baroque architecture and serene ambiance. Visit Diu Museum, showcasing artifacts and exhibits related to the history and culture of Diu. Explore Naida Caves, a network of naturally formed caves with intricate rock formations. Visit Gangeshwar Temple, a unique temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with five Shiva Lingas washed by the Arabian Sea. Relax at Nagoa Beach, a popular beach known for its calm waters and scenic views.

Day 10: Diu - Somnath - Sasan Gir (130km)

After breakfast, depart for Somnath. Visit Somnath Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva, revered for its religious significance and architectural splendor. Explore Bhalka Tirth, a pilgrimage site where Lord Krishna is believed to have been struck by an arrow. Continue the journey to Sasan Gir and check-in at the hotel. Visit Devalia Safari Park, a dedicated area within Gir National Park for observing wildlife, including the Asiatic lion.

Day 11: Sasan Gir - Porbandar - Dwarka (250km)

After breakfast, explore Sasan Gir National Park, home to the Asiatic lion and various other wildlife species. Depart for Porbandar, birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Visit Kirti Mandir, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, showcasing his life and teachings through photographs and artifacts. Explore Sudama Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna's childhood friend Sudama, known for its religious significance and architectural beauty. Continue the journey to Dwarka and check-in at the hotel.

Day 12: Dwarka - Morbi (250km)

After breakfast, visit Dwarkadhish Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna and one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites. Explore Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, one of the twelve sacred Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit Rukmini Devi Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna's consort Rukmini, known for its intricate carvings and religious significance. Depart for Morbi and check-in at the hotel.

Day 13: Morbi - Mundra - Mandvi (250km)

After breakfast, travel to Mundra. Explore historic forts and ports in Mundra, showcasing the region's maritime heritage and strategic importance. Visit Shreeji Temple, a prominent Hindu temple known for its architecture and religious rituals. Continue the journey to Mandvi and check-in at the hotel. Visit Vijay Vilas Palace, a royal residence known for its architectural splendor and expansive grounds. Explore the Shipbuilding Yard, where traditional shipbuilding techniques are still practiced.

Day 14: Mandvi

After breakfast, explore Mandvi. Visit Mandvi Beach, a pristine beach known for its tranquil waters and picturesque surroundings. Enjoy water sports activities and leisure time on the beach. Explore Topansar Lake, a scenic lake ideal for birdwatching and picnics. Visit 72 Jinalaya Jain Temple, known for its intricate architecture and serene ambiance.

Day 15: Mandvi - Bhuj - Hodka (130km)

After breakfast, depart for Bhuj. Visit Aina Mahal, a historic palace known for its exquisite mirror work and ornate interiors. Explore Prag Mahal, a 19th-century palace showcasing Italian Gothic architecture and a stunning clock tower. Visit Kutch Museum, housing a diverse collection of artifacts and exhibits on Kutch's culture, history, and crafts. Continue the journey to Hodka and check-in at the hotel. Enjoy a cultural evening with traditional music and dance performances.

Day 16: Hodka - White Rann of Kutch

After breakfast, visit the White Rann of Kutch, a vast expanse of salt desert known for its surreal landscape and seasonal salt marshes. Explore nearby villages to experience traditional crafts such as embroidery and tie-dye. Enjoy a camel ride and witness the breathtaking sunset over the salt flats. Experience the vibrant culture of Rann Utsav, a cultural festival celebrating Kutch's heritage with folk performances, handicrafts, and local cuisine.

Day 17: Hodka - Dasada (340km)

After breakfast, travel to Dholavira. Check-in at the hotel. Explore the ancient city of Dholavira, an archaeological site of the Indus Valley Civilization, known for its well-planned city layout, reservoirs, and impressive water management system. Visit Flamingo Lake, a birdwatcher's paradise, known for the large flocks of flamingos that migrate here during the winter season. Explore the Little Rann of Kutch, a unique ecosystem known for its wildlife, including the endangered Indian wild ass. Discover nearby villages to witness artisans at work and learn about their traditional crafts.

Day 18: Dasada - Ahmedabad (260km)

After breakfast, depart for Ahmedabad. En route, visit Rani ki Vav, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an intricately designed stepwell showcasing elaborate sculptures and carvings. Visit the Sun Temple in Modhera, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God, renowned for its intricate carvings and architectural grandeur. Continue the journey to Ahmedabad and check-in at the hotel.

Day 19: Ahmedabad

After breakfast, explore Ahmedabad. Visit Sabarmati Ashram, a peaceful retreat and the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, now a museum and research center dedicated to his life and teachings. Discover Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, known for its exquisite stone lattice work on its windows (jaalis). Explore Bhadra Fort, an ancient fortification with significant historical importance and architectural splendor. Stroll through the old city of Ahmedabad, known for its heritage structures, vibrant markets, and traditional Gujarati cuisine. Visit Hutheesing Jain Temple, an intricately carved Jain temple dedicated to Lord Dharmanatha. Explore the bustling markets of Ahmedabad, including the vibrant Law Garden Night Market. Visit Adalaj Stepwell, an architectural marvel with intricate carvings and historical significance. Explore the old city of Ahmedabad, known for its labyrinthine streets, heritage houses (pols), and bustling bazaars.

Day 20: Ahmedabad - Mumbai (flight)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. (Hotel check-out time is 12 PM, late check-out subject to room availability.) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai for your onward journey.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 19 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.
  • Ahmedabad - Mumbai flight fare approx. INR 5,000 per person in economy class.
  • 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


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 19 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Mumbai x 2 nights: Hotel Godwin, Colaba/ Hotel Suba Palace
Daman x 1 night: The Gold Beach Resort/ The Deltin
Ankleshwar x 1 night: Lords Plaza/ VITS Shalimar
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
Diu x 2 nights: Kostamar Beach Resort/ Azzaro Resort & Spa
Sasan Gir x 1 night: Asiatic Lion Lodge/ Sarovar Portico Sasan Gir
Dwarka x 1 night: The Fern Sattva Resort/ Lemon Tree Premier
Morbi x 1 night: Sarovar Portico/ The Fern Residency
Mandvi x 2 nights: Vijay Vilas Heritage Resort/ H & V Beach Hotel
Hodka/ Kutch x 2 nights: Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort/ Kutir Craft Village Resort
Little Rann of Kutch x 1 night: Royal Safari Camp Bajana
Ahmedabad x 2 nights: Rivera Sarovar Portico/ SK Lords Eco Inn

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?


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