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 Gujarat

Gujarat has been a field of conquering races, which settled down here from time to time. From ancient times western gateway of India has been a place where lot of action, reaction and interaction between various ethnic and linguistic forces has taken place, which in turn resulted in the synthesis of many races and culture. Different races brought with them different political institutions, unique social customs, varied cultures and creeds.The Aryans came by land, Persians, Arabs and Africans came by sea through Saurashtra ports for shelter, trade and at times, conquest. Then just before and after Chinese era, lords of Kunanas, Hunas and other tribes descended on Gujarat. The coming of these foreigners resulted in the fusion of various cultures and traditions.

 Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Ahmedabad – Little Rann of Kutch (90km / 2 hrs)

Today, proceed to Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. Explore the desert by open jeep 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 2: Little Rann of Kutch – Bhuj (260km / 5hrs)

Today, proceed to Bhuj. On arrival visit places like Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Museum, Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition & Cenotaphs of Royal Family. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Bhuj – Hodka Village (65km / 2hrs)

Today, proceed to Shaam E Sarhad Resort at Hodka Village, where you have the pleasure to stay in Traditional Bhungas (Mud houses) or in Eco tents. On arrival at resort experience continues with traditional dinners, folk music performances, bonfire nights, star-gazing (subject to availability and clear sky) and more interaction with the people of Hodka. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 4: Hodka – Banni & Pachcham Region - Hodka (200km /4hrs)

Today, get ready to explore the Banni and Pachcham regions and the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch. Visit Dhordo village, Bhirandiyara village, Ludiya village and Khavda village. Later visit Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple, which provides the view of the Great Rann & sunset. Return to the resort. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 5: Hodka – Mandvi (150km/4hrs)

Today, proceed to the coastal town Mandvi. Visit Vijay Villas Palace – Summer retreat of the royal family. Balance day is free for Beach activities and sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Mandvi

The day free for many activities based on your interest like, Visit to Organic Farm; 72 Jain Temple Complex; Shipping Yard at Mandvi Port one can go and visit the men at work, shaping the great vessels with hand tools and coaxing the seasoned timber into shape. The carrying capacity of these boats can vary from 250 tons to 1000 tons.or spend the balance day at the Beach. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 7: Mandvi – Jamnagar (315km/6hrs)

On arrival at Ahmedabad Airport/Rly station, transfer to Jamnagar. On arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit Lakhota Lake & Lakhota Museum and Bala Hanuman Temple. Evening is free for Shopping.Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Jamnagar – Dwarka (240km/5hrs)

Today, proceed to the sacred town of Dwarka. Visit Dwarkadeesh Temple and Gomti Ghat. In the afternoon take a trip to Bet Dwarka, visit Old Temple of Krishna. the trip from Okha on the mainland to the temple is by a local boat. On the way to Bet Dwarka, visit Nageshwar Temple – One of the 12th Jyotilingam of Shiva. Rukmini Temple and Gopi Talav Return back to Dwarka.Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Dwarka – Porbandar - Somnath (200km/ 4hrs)

In the morning depart to Porbandar (75km/1.5hrs) at Porbandar visit Kirti Mandir – A place where Gandhiji was born. Later proceed to Somnath (130km/2.5hrs) on arrival visit Bhalka Tirth & Somnath Temple. In the evening watch light and Sound show. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Somnath – Diu (90km/ 2hrs)

Today, Proceed to beach town Diu. The day is at leisure to laze and relax on the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Diu

The morning is at leisure to enoy the wide variety of water sports facilities available at Nagoa Beach.Later visit Diu Museum and Diu Fort Overnight atay at the hotel.

Day 12: Diu – Sasangir (100km / 2hrs)

Today, proceed to Sasangir. Sasangir, is the home of the Asiatic Lion. In the afternoon Visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya. Crocodile breeding farm, Gir Information centre. Watch movie on lion at Gir Information centre in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Sasangir - Junagadh - Rajkot (160km/3hrs)

Today, morning get ready for open Jeep Safari in the Gir National Park. Later proceed to Junagadh. visit Uperkot Fort, Ashok Rock Edict, Mahabat Makabara and Junagadh Museum. In the evening transfer to Rajkot. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Rajkot – Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad (225km/4hrs)

Today, proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival visit Gandhi Ashram, Akhsardham Temple and Adalaj stepwell. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15: Ahmedabad – Departure

Today depart to Airport or Railway station.

As this lovely time spent on our Tour ends here, we part ways with a souvenir for you to show your friends back home when you share your Gujarat Memoirs. 

Package Cost

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