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GUJARAT SPECIAL TOUR
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GUJARAT SPECIAL TOUR (10 nights/11 days)

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Ahmedabad-Arrive in the historical capital of Gujarat – Ahmedabad. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Later proceed to visit Gandhi Ashram, Hatheesingh Jain Temple, Sidi Saiyad Mosque, Kakariya Lake, Sarkhej Roza, Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum, etc. After noon proceed to visit Adalaj Step well & Akshardham Temple (Monday Close). Visit Akshardham Temple and enjoy the Pradarshani at Akshar Hall, followed by the Grand Laser Show at evening (at own cost) at Akshardham Temple premises. At night you can visit Sabarmati Riverfront. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
 
Day 02 : Ahmedabad - Little Rann of Kutch (Approx. 90km/2hrs)-Today, proceed for Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. Explore the desert by open jeep (2 Shift Per Day for 2 hrs – Morning 7 am & after noon 3.30 pm only - Subject to Availability) in the Little Rann of Kutch, where one can sight animals like Wild-Ass, Desert Fox, Blue Bull, Blackbuck, Wolf, Jackal and few species of snakes & many species of birds also one can visit the home of Rabari and Banjara are the two important tribes of the region. Overnight stay at Little Rann of Kutch.
 
Day 03 : Little Rann of Kutch - Jamnagar (Approx. 280kms/7hrs)-Today, proceed to Jamnagar, historically known as Nawanagar. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed to visit Lakhota Lake & Lakhota Museum, Kotha Bastion, Darbargadh Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace, Khijada Temple, Ratan Bai Masjid, Cremation Park (Manekbai Muktidham). In the evening, visit Bala Hanuman Temple known for its nonstop Ramdhun since 1956 and it mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
 
Day 04 : Jamnagar – Dwarka (Approx. 150kms/3hrs)-Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel & transfer to Dwarka. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardham four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the Sapta Puri seven most ancient religious cities in the country. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later proceed to visit Dwarkadeesh Temple. Take a holy dip in Gomti river, later leave to visit Nageshwar Jyotirling - One of the 12 Jyotirlingam of Shiva, Gopi Talav, Bet Dwarka (By Ferry – at own cost), and on way back do visit Rukmani Temple, evening visit other temples in coastal area, attend evening aarti at Dwarkadish temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
Day 05 : Dwarka - Porbandar - Somnath (Approx. 240km /5hrs)-In the morning depart to Porbandar (110km/2hrs) Perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). Its also known as Sudamapuri. At Porbandar visit Kirti Mandir – the place where Gandhiji was born and Sudama Temple – The only Sudama Temple in the world and Porbandar Chowpatty, Huzoor Palace, Tara Mandir (Nehru Planetarium), Shri Hari Mandir (Sandipani Vidyaniketan), Gaytri Mandir. Later proceed to Somnath (130km/2.5hrs). Somnath Tample - is the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the god Shiva. On arrival check in to the hotel later proceeds to visit Bhalka Tirth & Somnath Temple. In the evening watch light and Sound show. Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
Day 06: Somnath - Diu (Approx. 90km / 2hrs)-Today, Proceed to beach town Diu. The day is at leisure to enjoy the wide variety of water sports facilities available at Nagoa Beach. Visit St. Pauls Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort, Gangeshwar Temple, Noida Caves. Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
Day 07: Diu – Sasan Gir (Approx. 100km / 2hrs)-Today, proceed to Sasangir. Sasan Gir, is the sole home of the Asiatic lions and is considered to be one of the most important protected area in Asia due to its supported species. On arrival check in to the hotel. Visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya (Wed close – at own cost) (enclosed area for Lions). Overnight stay at the hotel/Resort.
 
Day 08 : Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary-Enjoy morning Jeep Safari - at own cost (Total 3 shifts per day morning 6 am, 9am & afternoon 3pm)in the Gir forests. Look for the two big cats and also get the pleasure of watching other wildlife. Visit crocodile farm or also go on a nature and bird walks. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 09 : Sasan Gir – Junagadh - Virpur – Gondal – Rajkot (Approx. 175kms/4.5hrs)-Today, proceed to Rajkot via Junagdh, Virpur & Gondal. Visit Uperkot Fort, Ashok Rock Edict, Mahabat Makabara and Junagadh Museum. Also recognize the highest hill of Gujarat “Girnar”, Older than Himalayas, Girnar, the mountain and its range are considered sacred and it’s an important pilgrimage site for both Jains and Hindus. At Virpur visit famous “Jalaram Tample” Later procedd to Gondal. On arrival visit Navlakha Palace & Classic and Vintage Car Museum. Later proceed to Rajkot. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 10 : Rajkot - Palitana - Bhavnagar (Approx. 225kms / 5hrs)-Today, proceed to Bhavnagar via Palitana. The Palitana temples of Jainism are located on Shatrunjaya by the city of Palitana in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. The city of the same name, known previously as Padliptapur, has been nicknamed "City of Temples". Shatrunjaya means a "Place of victory against inner enemies" or "which conquers inner enemies”. Visit the main temple is reached by stepping up approx 3500 steps. It is said that 23 Tirthankaras (a human being who helps in achieving liberation and enlightenment). In the evening, visit Jain Museum and Handicraft Market of Palitana town. Continued towards Bhavnagar. In the evening visit Takhteshwar Temple located on the small hillock. Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
Day 11: Bhavnagar - Velavadar National Park - Lothal - Ahmedabad (Approx. 210km / 4hrs)-Today, Proceed to Ahmedabad via Velavadar & Lothal. The Velavadar National Park at Velavadar, also known as Blackbuck National Park, is situated in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat state. Flat land, dry grasses & Herds of Antelope and blackbuck, wolf, lesser florican has been sustained here. Migratory birds arrive like three species of harriers, lesser floricans, eagles, waders and other water birds. Later depart to Lothal, literally “Mound of the Dead”, It is the Harappan culture in India, allows the most insight into the story of the Indus Valley Civilization, its exuberant flight, and its tragic decay & also Roam the ruins. With the help of the local museum here, allow yourself to be trans- ported to an era 4,500 years ago, the artisans and crafts below, and the bustling dockyard that once reached out to the rest of the world. Later proceed to Ahmedabad. At evening drop at Airport/Railway station, return Home with Happy Memories of Gujarat “Khushboo Gujarat Ki”.
 

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
 
• 10 Nights accommodation in above mentioned Hotel / Similar.
• Daily Buffet Meals (Veg Only) as per the meal plan.
• 11 Days Private AC Vehicle (INDIGO/INNOVA) on disposal from “Ahmedabad to Ahmedabad” for Sightseeing & Transfers as per the itinerary.
• Toll Tax, Parking, Driver Allowance, Night Charges, Permits etc.
• All Govt. Taxes.
 
Exclusions
 
• Railway Ticket / Airway Tickets.
• Jungle Safari @ Sasan Gir & Velavadar National Park
• Forest Entry Charges @ Little Rann of Kutch.
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Entry fees to monuments and other places which are included in itinerary.
• Anything not mentioned in the package includes.
• Porter age at hotels and airports, tips, insurance, laundry, liquors, wine.
• All items of personal nature.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc.
• Any increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transportation

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