Gujarat intensive tour is a perfect tour to experience the culture,
tradition and lifestyle of the people of Gujarat. During the long
drive through the scenic villages of Gujarat you will feel
yourselves accompanied all the time by the colourful dresses and
friendly people of Gujarat. Gujarat Intensive tour covers 14 days
and 13 nights. This tour is one of the longest tour that we offer to
you during your vacations in Gujarat. The state of Gujarat boasts a
heritage as rich as its landscape, from the grand palaces and rugged
forts to the beautiful countryside.
In the morning arrival in Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad is the second largest city and cosmopolitan capital city
of Gujarat. This city nurtures in its fold pages of history, a
breath of harmony and a show-case of exquisite architecture. Upon
arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Ahmedabad. In the
afternoon we go for the sightseeing in Ahmedabad. We visit the Gandhi
Gandhi ashram is situated in Sabarmati which is about 6 kms from the
Ahmedabad. This ashram is one of the beautiful ashram and the
important tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. This ashram was the
Mahatma Gandhi's headquarters during their struggle for India's
independence and now houses some of the records of the major events
in his life, a memorial centre and a library. After visiting the
Gandhi ashram we visit the Hathee
Singh Jain Temple.
This temple is dedicated to Dharamanath, the 15th Jina or Jain
apposite. This temple is one of the best ornated Jain temples in
Ahmedabad and is built of pure white marble and decorated with rich
Ahmedabad - Posina (about 200 kms)
In the morning we visit the Jama
Jama Masjid was built in 1423 by Ahmad Shah and described by some as
the most beautiful mosque in India. This mosque is believed to have
been constructed from the items salvaged from the demolished Hindu
and Jain temples. After visiting the mosque we visit the Calico
museum of textiles.
This museum is widely regarded as one of the finest textiles museums
in the world, started in Calico Textile Mill. This museum of
textiles has excellent exhibits of antique and modern textiles
including rare tapestries, wall hangings, costumes and old weaving
machines. Later we drive to Posina. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Posina - Ambaji (about 40 kms)
Today we drive to Ambaji. On Arasur mountain, the famous temple of
the goddess Ambaji is located. Folk artists, farmers and the rural
tribes have immense faith in Ambaji. In the afternoon we visit the
Ambaji - Patan - Modhera - Dasada
In the morning we drive for Patan.
Patan is an ancient fortified town, situated on the banks of the
sacred Saraswati river. Patan enjoyed a privileged status of capital
of Gujarat, for about 600 years from 746 AD to 1411 AD. In the
afternoon reach Patan and visit the Rani ki Vav and Sahastralinga
ki Vav is
an excellent example of subterranean architecture of Gujarat. This
vav was constructed by Udaymati, the queen of Bhimdev (1022-63 AD)
and represents the finest of the Indian sculptures and architecture. Sahastralinga
among the many artificial tanks built in different parts of Gujarat.
The architecture of this tank integrated the great sense of water
management and sanctity of water in Hindu religion. Later we drive
to Modhera. Modhera is situated on the banks of the River Pushpavati
and is about 50 kms from Patan. This place is known for the world
is the best example of the Solanki temple architecture in the state.
After visiting the sun temple we drive to Dasada.
Dasada – Zainabad - Dasada
In the morning we drive to Zainabad to visit the Indian
Wild Ass wildlife sanctuary and
enjoy the safari in the Little Rann of Kutch. An ancient seabed
turned by geological forces into saline desert plains, the Rann has
grassy patches that offer good bird-watching. Besides various birds
various animals can also be seen in the Rann which are the wild ass,
nilgai, chinkara, gazelle, white-footed desert, Indian foxes, the
wolf, jungle cat or desert cat, pale and long-eared hedgehogs and
Dasada - Bhuj (about 350 kms)
Today we drive to Bhuj.
The old walled city of Bhuj presents a picture of contrasts with its
narrow streets and ancient monuments in the vicinity of the planned
township of Gandhidham and the modern port of Kandla. In the evening
arrive in Bhuj and drive to the hotel.
Today we go for the sightseeing in
Bhuj. We visit the Aina
This complex is the 18th century creation of Rao Lakhpatji, who
specially sent a local craftsman to Europe to perfect his skills in
glassmaking and iron founding and constructed the Aina Mahal with
its hall of mirror of Venetian glass. The hall of Mirror has white
marble walls covered with mirrors and glided ornaments and the floor
is lined with tiles, with a platform above it surrounded by a series
of fountains. After visiting this complex we visit the Cenotaphs
This complex is a popular site built out of red stones which served
as memorial grounds for the royal family. The tomb built for Rao
Lakha in 1770, is the largest and finest.
Bhuj - Gondal (about 375 kms)
Today we drive to Gondal.
Gondal was once the centre of a former prosperous princely state.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Gondal.
Gondal - Gir (about 100 kms)
In the morning after having breakfast
we visit Naulakha
Orchard Palace and the royal garages in Gondal. Naulakha palace was
built during the 17th century, and is the oldest palace in Gondal.
This palace was constructed in nine lakhs and thus named so. There
are stone carvings with exquisite balconies, a fabulous pillared
courtyard, delicately carved arches, and a unique spiral staircase
in the palace. The
Orchard Palace is
located in a huge complex of fruit orchards, lawns and gardens, and
is a wing of the Huzoor Palace (the present royal residence) where
the ruling family of Gondal entertained guests. The
Royal Garages have
an extensive collection of vintage and classic cars, sports cars,
numerous imposing American cars from the World War II and post war
period. After having sightseeing we drive to the Gir
National Park. In the evening arrive in Gir and drive to the
In the early morning we have jungle
safari in the Gir
Gir is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and has a thriving
population of various wildlife animals and birds like Leopard,
Sambar, Chital (spotted deer), Nilgai and Wild boar. Gir is also one
of the major habitats of chousingha (the world’s only four-horned
antelope) and chinkara (Indian gazelle). (Gir
National Park remains closed every year from 15th June to 15th
11: Gir - Somnath (about 60 kms) - Diu (about 90 kms)
In the morning we drive further to
visit the legendary shore temple of Somnath.
This temple is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to
the Lord Shiva and a jyotirlinga. According to the legend, Somnath
temple was built originally in gold by Somraj, the moon god. This
Somnath temple was rebuilt and destroyed seven times till 1706 when
it was raided by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. After that it was
finally rebuilt in 1950 with the support of Sardar Vallabhabhai
Patel. The current temple was built to traditional designs on the
original site by the sea. After visiting the Somnath temple we drive
Diu is a tiny island in the Arabian Sea which is situated near the
port of Veraval in Gujarat and is separated from the southern
extremity of the Saurashtra peninsula by a narrow channel running
through the swamp. Diu is a sensuous blend of sun, sand and deep
Day 12: Diu
Today we start with our sightseeing in
Diu and visit the Diu
Diu Fort is an expansive and imposing structure, situated on the
coast of the island. It was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD and
offers a magnificent view of the sea. After visiting the fort we
visit the St. Paul's Church. St.
Paul's Church is
dedicated to our Lady of Immaculate Conception. This church was
built during the 17th century and adorned with curiously treated
volutes and shell-like motifs. Later we visit the Diu
Diu museum houses wooden carvings, statues, idols, shadow clocks and
other important artifacts collected from various sites. In the
evening we visit the Nagoa
This beach stretches about 2 km from one end to the other and is
very beautiful and quiet and is in the shape of a horse shoe.
Day 13: Diu - Palitana (about 215 kms)
Today we will drive to Palitana.
Palitana is the gateway to the Shatrunjaya hill and one of the
Jainism's holiest pilgrimage sites. There are about 863 temples on
the top of the hill, exquisitely carved in marble and built over a
span of 900 years. To visit the temples on the Shatrunjaya
has to climb 600 m 9up the hill. After reaching the top of the hill
we will visit the Jain temple. The temple which is dedicated to Shri
Adishwara, the first Jain Tirthankara (apostle) is one of the most
magnificent temples and the most sacred temple on Shatrunjaya hill.
After visiting the temple we will visit the Chaumukha or the four
faced temple. It has an image of Adinath facing out in the four
Day 14: Palitana - Vadodara (about 250 kms)
Today we drive to Vadodara or Baroda.
Vadodara is the former capital of the erstwhile Baroda State ruled
by the Maratha Maharaja Gaekwad. This city is a beautiful city of
sprawling parks, lakes, palaces, museums and is also a major
university town. In Buddhist texts, Vadodara has been described as a
town “in the heart of the Banyan Trees”. In the night transfer to
the airport or railway station.
Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of
money (subject to availability).
Inclusions in the given tour cost:
Accommodation in double room on twin sharing basis with bath
and WC as in the above mentioned / similar hotels.
Breakfast in the Hotel during the tour.
in Poshina and Dasada.
Toll Parking , DA.
Arrival / Departure Assistance.
Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air
Conditioned vehicle with driver.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry,
Telephone Bills and Alcoholic beverages.
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Any Flight Charges.
Additional Sightseeing or Extra usage of Vehicle other then
mentioned in the Itinerary.
Guide Charges & Entrances Charges.
Unspecified Meals etc.
Anything which is not included in the inclusions.
Package cost per person
on twin sharing basis in INR including Room, Breakfast, Transport
Vehicle to be used
Air Conditioned Tata Indigo Car
Conditioned Toyota Innova Car
Air Conditioned Tempo Traveler
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