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Saurashtra Tour Of Gujarat 8D/7N

Gujarat, Ahmedabad
INR 17,303.00
Holiday Overview

Bhavnagar is an important city for trade with many large and small scale industries. Places to visit in Bhavnagar are Sarangpur Hanuman, Takhteshwar Temple, Lock Gate, Palitana Jain temples and Gaurishanker lake. Later we head towards Diu A beautiful blend of sun, sand and sea , Diu is a God's gift to those in quest of a blessed land where the weary weight of this unintelligible world can, for a while, be lightened and the waking soul can hear the music of the nature. Places to visit in Diu are Nagoa Beach, St. Paul's Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort. From Diu you can proceed towards Sasangir the only wildlife sanctuary that houses the Asiatic Lion, the Gir National Park and Lion Sanctuary, is collectively known as the Gir Protected Area. It is also known as Sansan Gir. Later proceed towards Rajkot. On the way enroute visit Junagarh and Gondal.Visit Forts, Ashoka Rock Edicts and Maqbara in Junagarh. Later proceed to Gondal. Visit the heritage properties and experience the royal touch of the 19th and the early 20th century. From Rajkot we proceed towards Ahmedabad. It is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat. The administrative headquarters of the Ahmedabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. Places to visit are Gandhi Ashram, Jumma Masjid, Teen Darwaja and the Hutheesingh Jain Temple.

START POINT AHMEDABAD
END POINT AHMEDABAD
TRIP GRADE EASY
Holiday Highlights
  • Visit Sarangpur Hanuman, Takhteshwar Temple, Lock Gate and Gaurishanker lake in Bhavnagar
  • Visit St.Paul's church, St.Thomas Church Museum, Diu Fort and Nagoa beach in Diu
  • Visit the Gir Forest
  • Visit the Gandhi Ashram, Jumma Masjid, Teen Darwaja and the Hutheesingh Jain Temple in Ahmedabad
Getting There
By Air

Ahmedabad is well connected with domestic and International flights to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad. Domestic Airport connects Ahmedabad to the major cities in India.

By Rail

The railway network connects Ahmedabad to the all major and nearly, all the minor destinations in India. The main railway station is located in Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India.

By Road

Gujarat has one of the better developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road.


Day 1
Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar (Approx 200Kms/4Hrs)

On arrival at Ahmedabad railway station/airport you will be greeted by our Local Representative who will transfer you to Bhavnagar. On the way to Bhavnagar enroute visit Lothal. A perfect place to get an insight of the Indus Valley civilization. Later proceed towards Bhavnagar and in the afternoon do the local sightseeing of the city. Visit places like Sarangpur Hanuman, Takhteshwar Temple, Lock Gate and Gaurishanker lake. Check into the hotel. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.

Meals - No Meals
Day 2
Bhavnagar - Palitana - Bhavnagar (Approx 60Kms One Way)

Post breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Palitana. Palitana lies at the foot of the Shetrunjaya hill, with the Shetrunjayariver flowing to its south. The savred hill rises in a crescendo of magnificent temples – 863 in all – that soar in marble splendour to the top of the hill. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 3
Bhavnagar – Diu (Approx 200Kms/4Hrs)

Morning post breakfast, proceed towards Diu. Later in the afternoon local sightseeing of the city. Visit places like St.Paul's church, St.Thomas Church Museum, Diu Fort and Nagoa beach. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Diu.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 4
Diu

Morning post breakfast, the whole day is free for leiusure activities. Overnight stay at Diu.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 5
Diu - Sasangir (Approx 100Kms/2Hrs)

Post breakfast proceed to Sasan Gir the only wildlife sanctuary that houses the Asiatic Lion, the Gir National Park and Lion Sanctuary. You can find a Hyena, The Panther, Deer, Sambar, Spotted deer, Blue bull, Chinkara & the Chowsingha (four hornedantelope) alongwith the bear & the long tailed langur. Overnight stay at SasanGir.

Afternoon proceed for Safari (Optional)

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6
Sasangir – Junagarh – Gondal – Rajkot (Approx 200Kms/4Hrs)

Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed towards Rajkot. On the way enroute visit Junagarh  and Gondal.Visit Forts, Ashoka Rock Edicts and Maqbara in Junagarh. Later proceed to Gondal. Visit the heritage properties and experience the royal touch of the 19th and the early 20th century. Check into the hotel. Overnight stay at Rajkot.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 7
Rajkot – Ahemdabad (Approx 250Kms/5Hrs)

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of the city. Visit Kaba Gandhi No Delo (literally "Kaba Gandhi's house") and Rajkumar College. Later continue the drive to Ahmedabad. e to Ahmedabad. Check into the hotel refresh and visit the evening market of law garden. This evening market is packed with stalls selling glittering wares from kutch. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

Also for traditional Gujarati food you can try Swati Snacks it is situated near this market only.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 8
Ahmedabad

This morning after breakfast proceed for the local sightseeing of the city. Visit the Gandhi Ashram, Jumma Masjid, Teen Darwaja and the Hutheesingh Jain Temple. Later in the afternoon our Local Representative will transfer you to Ahmedabad Airport / Railway Station for departure according to the flight / train timings after an ever memorable holiday in Gujarat.

Meals - Breakfast
Dates
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/07/2017 31/12/2018
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Prices
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Accommodation Options
Destination Standard Deluxe Super Deluxe
Bhavnagar
  • Budget hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Diu
  • Budget hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Sasangir
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Rajkot
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Ahmedabad
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancelation within 30 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation: No retention charge
  • Cancelation within 20 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation: 50 % retention
  • Cancelation within 10 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation or Non Utilization of the same: 100 % Retention.
Terms and Conditions
  • Packages are valid up to 31st Dec 2018 ** (Except Long Weekend) **
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • Vehicle and Transportation will be as per itinerary only and not at disposal.
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon the above cancellation policy.
  • The Seller Reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.
  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
  • As per Govt. norm Guests are required to present your photo ID Proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
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  • In event of any changes done in Hotels or Room Categories or any Deviation is taken from the confirmed itinerary‚ By the Clients‛; Any expenses incurred from such changes will have to be paid in full by clients directly to local operators / Hotels / activity providers.
Areas Covered

**Bhavnagar: **It is situated 198 km from the state capital Gandhinagar and to the west of the Gulf of Khambhat. Bhavnagar is always an important city for trade with many large and small scale industries. Alang world's largest ship breaking yard is located just 50 km away. Palitana Jain temples which is an important holy place for Jain's are situated just 56 km away from Bhavnagar. Velavadar national park situated just 42 km away and is home to endangered species like wolves, antelopes, blackbucks.

Diu: A Portuguese colony from 1539 to 1961, when the Indian government used military action to retake all the Portuguese enclaves. The old Portuguese churches and fort, local Hindu temples, the old Portuguese architecture in the town, beaches and sea shore.

Sasangir: The only wildlife sanctuary that houses the Asiatic Lion, the Gir National Park and Lion Sanctuary, is collectively known as the Gir Protected Area. It is also known as Sansan Gir. It is situated in the Junagadh district. Gir stretches with scrub and grassland, dry deciduous forest and some marshland. Besides lions, Gir harbors other wildlife such as antelope deer, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles, and jackals, along with a spectacular array of birds. Birds in the park include the Paradise Flycatcher, Bonelli's Eagle and Painted Sandgrouse.

**Rajkot: **Was the capital of the Saurashtra State from 15 April 1948 to 31 October 1956, before its merger with Bombay State on 1 November 1956. Rajkot has many historical landmarks and places to visit. The Jubilee Garden is a large, open park in the center of the city featuring many monuments from colonial times. Located prominently in the center of the garden is the Connaught Hall. Other notable points of interest near the garden include the historic Mohandas Gandhi High School, Kaba Gandhi No Delo (Mohandas Gandhi's childhood residence), Rashtriya Shala, Watson Museum,Rotary Dolls Museum, Lang Library , Rotary Midtown Library and Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

**Ahmedabad: **It is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmedabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. With a population of more than 5.5 million and an extended population of 6.3 million, it is the seventh largest city and seventh largest metropolitan area of India. Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar.

Shopping And Entertainment

Gujarat with its popular picturesque locales is also famous for its exquisite handicrafts and for millions of tourists visiting the state each year from India and world over Gujarat offers a very rich and rewarding experience. Some of the important cities ideal for shopping are:

**Ahmedabad – Shopping Hub: **Ahmedabad counted on top for different kinds of shopping. Has options ranging from classy emporiums to road side bargains, places like Hastkala Kapasi emporium, Saurashtra emporium, Bandhej emporium, Khadi Gram Udyog emporiums are but some spots to be covered on your shopping quest items from Cotton to Handicrafts, Junk Jewelry to most sophisticated attires are all here. Not to be missed is Gurajari exporium which as an astounding collection of craft from whole of state.

"Teen Darwaza" is another must visits – for this place; located in oldest Ahmedabad has some fine collection of ethnic jewelery, antiques. So bargain to your heart's content.

Surat: World over famous for its diamond polishing industry, Surat has also become a fabrics market in India and is counted among the biggest saris and dress material markets and it is no surprise that you may come across factory export surplus of some European brands in the market.

Kutch: If you ever saw a woman in Indian Movie or Tourism video with waving dress with exquisite mirror work and a palate of colors on the dress, that is Kutch for you. Handicrafts and traditional artwork dominates this region of Gujarat state, Shawls from Camel wool, Heavy silver jewelry, wooden crafts – this region has it all. Main market is in Bhuj City while as nearby villages are also famous for their respective crafts.

Jamnagar: An array of colors in form of "Bandhani" like a turban with splashes of colors invites you to this region. Other than that all your handicraft like brass work, wood craft and nut crackers etc are focus here. By lanes of Chandi and Lindi markets are also a good for shopping.

Vadodra ( Baroda ): Another big and vibrant city of Gujarat, has everything ranging from handicraft to modern shopping locations in the city.

Money- The currency of India is Indian Rupees (INR). The currency exchange departments are present in almost every Indian city. You can also exchange your currency in 5 star and 4 star hotels, no other currency is valid except for Indian currency (INR).

Best time to Visit- Gujarat is fairly comfortable for travel almost the whole year round unless you are heading towards the Thar Desert or the Rann of Kutch. Those areas have impressively high summer temperatures and pretty cold winters. But undoubtedly the very best time to visit most of Gujarat is between October and March.

Language – The commonly spoken languages by the people there is Gujarati which is also the official language of the state. But English, Hindi are also common popular languages and spoken by most of the people.

Drugs- Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.

Temple Codes- It is advisable to dress conservatively in temples.

Smoking- Smoking is banned in public places.

Festivals and Fairs:- Like other states Gujarat is also known for celebrating fairs and festivals in the most memorable and impressive way. one of the most memorable and fascinated festivals of Gujarat are listed below :

  • International Kite Festival (January)
  • Kutch Mahotsava (February/March)
  • Chitra -Vichitra Fair(March/ April)
  • Janamashtami in Dwarka (August)
  • Tarnetar Mela (Saurashtra) (August)
  • Navratri (October). The most significant festival of Gujarat.
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