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Ultimate Gujarat Tour 9D/8N

Gujarat, Ahmedabad
INR 17,490.00
Holiday Overview

Little Rann Of Kutch is a salt marsh located near the Great Rann of Kutch in Kutch. It is famous as the world's last refuge of the Indian wild ass (Khur) for the conservation of which it has been declared as the Indian Wild Ass Sancturay. From the Little Rann of Kutch we proceed towards Dwarka The capital of the kingdom of Lord Krishna, is one the frequently visited places for tourists in India. Places to visit in Dwarka are Bet Dwarka and Nageshwar Temple. Later proceed to Somnath which means "The Protector of (the) Moon God" and visit the Kailash temple and attend the evening Aarti. From Somnath head towards Sasangir which is the home to the Asiatic Lion. Visit the Gir National Park. We then proceed 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. Later proceed towards Bhavnagar an important city for trade having large and small scale industries. Visit the Takhteshwar Temple located on the small hillock. From Bhavnagar proceed towards Ahmedabad largest city and former capital of Gujarat. Famous places to visit in Gujarat are Akshardham Temple, Adalaj Step well, Gandhi Ashram.

START POINT AHMEDABAD
END POINT AHMEDABAD
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Holiday Highlights
  • Visit Dwarkadeesh Temple in Dwarka.
  • Visit the Kailash temple in Somnath
  • Visit the Gir forest
  • Visit Nagoa beach, St. Paul's Church, Diu Museum in Diu
  • Visit Takhteshwar temple in Bhavnagar
  • Visit Akshardham temple, Gandhi Ashram 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 – Little Rann Of Kutch (Approx 90Kms/2Hrs)

Arrival at Ahmedabad railway station/airport you will be greeted by our local representative who will transfer you to to Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. Later visit the home of Rabari and Banjara which are the two important tribes of the region. Overnight stay at Little Rann of Kutch.

Meals - No Meals
Day 2
Little Rann Of Kutch – Jamnagar - Dwarka ( Approx 360Kms/7Hrs)

This morning after breakfast check-out of the hotel and proceed towards the sacred town of Dwarka. Visit Dwarkadeesh Temple and take a holy dip in the Gomti river. Overnight stay at Dwarka.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 3
Dwarka Sightseeing

Morning post breakfast leave to visit Nageshwar Jyotirling, Gopi Talav , Bet Dwarka, and on the way back do visit Rukmani Temple. In the evening visit other temples on the coastal area and attend th evening aarti at Dwarkadish temple. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Dwarka.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 4
Dwarka– Porbander - Somnath ( Approx 200Kms/4Hrs)

Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel and depart to Porbandar. At Porbandar visit Kirti Mandir – the place where Gandhiji was born and Sudama Temple. Later proceed to Somnath. Check-in to the hotel and later visit Bhalka Tirth & Somnath TempleTriveni Ghat, Triveni Sagam and Geeta Mandir Chopati. In the evening attend Aarti and later watch the light and Sound show. Overnight stay at Somnath.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 5
Somnath – Sasangir ( Approx 60Kms/1Hr)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed towards Sasangir. Sasangir, is the home of the Asiatic Lion. On arrival visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya (Closed on Wednesday) Later, get ready for an open jeep safari at Gir National Park. Overnight stay at Sasangir.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6
Sasangir - Diu ( Approx 110Kms/2Hrs)

After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed towards Diu. Later visit places like St. Paul's Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort. Evening is at leisure to laze and relax on the beach. Overnight stay at Diu.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 7
Diu – Palitana – Bhavnagar ( Approx 190Kms/4Hrs)

Post breakfast proceed towards Bhavnagar. Enroute visit Palitanas famous Jain temples at Shatrunjaya Hills. Continue your drive towards Bhavnagar. Check into the hotel refresh and later in the evening visit Takhteshwar temple located on the small hillock. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.

Meals - Breakfast
Day 8
Bhavnagar – Lothal - Ahmedabad ( Approx 200Kms/4Hrs)

Morning after breakfast proceed towards Ahmedabad. On the way visit Lothals archeological site. On arrival at Ahmedabad, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

Meals - BREAKFAST
Day 9
Departure From Ahmedabad

This morning after breakfast proceed for the local sightseeing of the city. Visit the Gandhi Ashram, Adalaj Step well and Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday). Later 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
Little Rann of Kutch
  • Budget hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Somnath
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Dwarka
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Sasangir
  • Budget hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Bhavnagar
  • Budget Hotel
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Star Deluxe Hotel
Diu
  • 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
  • 60 days & prior to arrival - 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 59 days to 30 days prior to arrival - 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 29 days to 15 days prior to arrival - 25% of the tour/service cost
  • 14 days to 08 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show - NO REFUND.
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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  • Cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions
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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

Dwarka: The capital of the kingdom of Lord Krishna, is one the frequently visited places for tourists in India. Apart from having a religious connection to it, lot of mythology is interwoven into the royal city of Dwarka. So, the tourists on tour to Dwarka, keep pouring in hundreds and thousands to enthrall themselves by its imperialism and grace. Dwarkadhish Temple is one of the four major pilgrimages of the Hindus. The city of Dwarka is regarded as the 'Gateway to Moksha (Salvation)'. The term 'Dwarkadhish' refers to Lord Krishna, who is regarded as the "Lord of Dwarka".

Somnath: A city on the west coast of India in the Junagadh district. The Somnath Temple located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval is the most sacred of the twelve Jyotirlings (lingas of light) of the God Shiva. It is the first Jyotirling. Somnath means "The Protector of (the) Moon God". The Somnath Temple is known as "the Shrine Eternal", having been destroyed many times by various kings and rulers.

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.

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 oldPortuguese architecture in the town, beaches and sea shore.

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.

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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