Pride of Gujarat

Pride of Gujarat - (12 Day / 11 Nights)
Destination Covered: Ahmedabad – Little Rann of Kutch – Bhuj – Hodka Village – Mandvi – Jamnagar – Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath – Diu – Sasan Gir – Palitana – Bhavnagar Ahmedabad

Day 01 : Ahmedabad – Little Rann of Kutch ( 90 kms / 02 Hrs )

We will pick you up from Ahmedabad Airport / Railway station and depart for Little Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located near the Great Rann of Kutch in Kutch District of Gujarat. It is famous for Indian Wild Ass and rich Biodiversity, migratory water birds like Flamingos, ducks, cranes and land birds like Indian Bustards, Sand grouse and Francolins etc. Apart from these, it is also home to many mammals such as Nilgai, Desert Fox and Indian Wolf etc. On reaching check into Resort/ cottage. After fresh up enjoy desert safaris in the Little Rann of Kutch where you can see wild animals and many flora and Fauna of endangered species. Back to your resort by evening. Night stay in resort.

Day 02 : Little Rann of Kutch – Bhuj ( 250 m / 5 hrs )

Take breakfast in the resort and then depart for Bhuj is a small town in the Kutch District. Upon arrival check into hotel. After fresh up proceed for sightseeing and visit Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition & Cenotaphs of Royal Family, Aina Mahal Museum, and Pragmahal Museum etc. Rest of time free at leisure. Night stay in hotel.

Day 03 : Bhuj – Hodka Village ( 65 km, 2 Hrs )

Take breakfast in the hotel and later depart for Hodka Village, perched on the edge of the Rann of Kutch in the heart of the Banni grassland in the state of Gujarat, Hodka is a 'vibrant' hamlet in every sense of the word. Kutch region is known worldwide for its rich cultural legacy, architecture and arts, music and dance, textiles and cuisine, unique panoramas and topography lend a surreal magnificence to west India's boulevard of culture. Hodka is symbolic of the distinct beauty of the Banni region that borders the Rann of Kutch. A special tourist attraction is the Shaam-e-Sarhad Resort, which is handcrafted by the local community. Swathed in appealing ethnicity and exquisitely decorated with mirror work, textiles and a range of local crafts, Shaam-e-Sarhad is an unforgettable getaway resonating with the skills of the local Rabari, Meghwal and Maldhari communities. The experience carries over to star-gazing, guided walks, bird watching excursions, camel safaris embroidery workshops and traditional dining. Mud, colloquially called 'Maati', is an essential material, which lends an enduring character to the Hodka village and the surrounding Banni region. The mastery of the local folk in mud craft is best reflected in the Bhungas. The desert settlement is resplendent with the colorful attire of the women folk. Camel continues to be traditional mode of transport. The excursions to Chari Dhand for bird watching and through the timeless expanse of the Rann offer unique experiences. Overnight stay in Tent or Mud House.

Day 04 : Hodka – Mandvi ( 150 km / 4 hrs )

Take breakfast in the hotel and later depart for Mandvi is a small town in the kutch district once was summer retreat for Maharaja of the Kutch State. The old town was enclosed in the Fort Wall of remains of this wall still can be seen. On reaching check into hotel. After fresh up start the sightseeing and visit Vijay Vilas Palace, Swaminarayan Temple , Traditional Ship building Yard, and Mandvi Fort. Rest of time spend at leisure or visit the local markets. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 05 : Mandi – Jamnagar ( 315 Kms, 6.5 Hrs drive )

This morning start for Jamnagar is the fifth largest city in the state of Gujarat located around 320Kms west of the state capital of Gandhinagar. The city earned the reputation worldwide after setting up World‘s largest petroleum company ‘ Reliance Industries in this district. Jamnagar is well known for its four Jain Temple ; such as Vardhman Shah's Temple, Raisi Shah's Temple, Sheth 's Temple, and Vasupujya Swami's Temple; all built between 1574 and 1622. Upon arrival check into hotel. After fresh up visit Bala Hanuman Temple known for its nonstop Ramdhun since 1956 and is included in Guinness Book of World Records followed by visit of Nilkanth Mahadev Temple and other famous temple nearby. Rest of time free at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06 : Jamnagar – Dwarka ( 150 km / 3 hrs )

This morning start for next pilgrimage destination Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardham located on the western shore of the Okhamandal peninsula on the right bank of the Gomti River. It is closely associated with Lord Krishna. Upon arrival check into hotel. After fresh up visit Dwarkadeesh Temple dedicated to Krishna was originally built 2500years ago followed by Rukmini Devi Temple , Gomti Ghat and Bet Dwarka. Rest of time free at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 07 : Dwarka – Porbandar ( 110 Kms, 3 Hrs drive ) – Somnath ( 130 Kms, 3.5 Hrs drive )

This morning depart for Somnath is well known for one of the twelve Jyortilinga shrine in India. En route visit Porbandar, the birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi. Here you can visit Kirti Mandir – the place where Gandhiji was born and Sudama Temple; the only Sudama Temple in the world. Continue your drive for Somnath. In the afternoon arrive and check into hotel. After fresh up enjoy sightseeing and visit Somnath Temple, Triveni Sagam, Geeta Mandir Chopati etc. In the evening join Aarti followed by light and Sound show. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08 : Somnath – Diu ( 90 km / 2 hrs )

Take breakfast in the hotel and later depart for Diu is small town in Diu district of the Union Territory of Daman and Diu is well known for its fortress and Old Portuguese Cathedral . Upon arrival check into hotel. Rest of time relax in the beach. Overnight Stay in Hotel.

Day 09 : Diu

The morning enjoy sightseeing and visit St. Paul's Church, Diu Museum and Diu Fort. In the afternoon free for your activities or enjoy the wide variety of water sports facilities available at Nagoa Beach. Back to hotel. Overnight Stay in Hotel.

Day 10 : Diu – Sasangir ( 100 km / 2 hrs )

This morning depart for Sasan Gir National park is the largest National park of India with an area of 1412 Square kilometer located in the state of Gujarat, West India. It is home of the Asiatic Lions is the most protected area for the wildlife. This was once the hunting ground of the Nawabs of Jungagarh. But with the drastic downfall of the number of these Asiatic Lions, it was felt that hunting should be stop and attention should be given to the conversation to the lions. Now, with the help of Forest Department, NGO and other wildlife activists, hunting and poaching controlled a lot and soon the rise in population of lions seen. It is now one of the most popular wildlife destination in India. Following 1.5 hours journey, you will approach Sasan Gir forest and check into Resort. After fresh up visit the park and enjoy Jeep Safari to explore the wide variety of Flora and Fauna. Back to hotel / resort for night stay.

Day 11 : Sasan Gir – Palitana – Bhavnagar ( 200 km / 4 hrs )

This morning depart for Bhavnagar is situated around 200 Kms far from the state Capital - Gandhinagar. Enroute visit Palitana located 50kms before Bhavnagar and is a major pilgrimage centre associated with Jain Religion. It is believed that the first Thirthankaras of Jain Religion, Adinath had Medidated on the Shatrujaya Hill where Palitana Temples was constructed. There are more than 900 temples have been built on this hill and all temples are exquisitely carved in marble stone. In the afternoon arrive Bhavnagar and check into Hotel. After fresh up enjoy half day sightseeing and visit Takhteswar Temple built of white marble, Bhav Vilas Palace, Nilambagh Palace etc. Overnight stay in hotel

Day 12 : Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad ( 200 Kms, 4 Hrs drive )

Early morning depart for Ahmedabad is the largest city of Gujarat located on the Bank of Sabarmati River just 30kms away from the state capital – Gandhinagar. On reaching city enjoy the sightseeing and visit Gandhi Ashram founded by Mahatma Gandhi along the Sabarmati River followed by Hathising Jain Temple, Jhulta Minara, Jumma Masjid and Kankaria Lake. In the evening scheduled transfer to airport / Railway station to board the flight / train for onward journey. Tour Ends with Happy memories.

Gujarat Package