Grand Gujarat Tour
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Places Covered: Ahmedabad – Sasangir – Diu – Somnath – Porbander – Dwarka – Rajkot – Gandhinagar
DAY 01: Arrive Ahmedabad – Jamnagar (306 kms / 6 hrs)
On your Arrival at Ahmedabad Airport/ Railway station you will be escorted to chosen hotel by representative of Namaste India Trip. You can also opt for transfer journey to Jamnagar where you will be further taken on sight-seeing trips. The first spot on the agenda is the Visit to Bala Hanuman Temple which is featured in Guinness book of world records for its constant chanting of Jai Jai Ram. Later you will be taken to the hotel for rest and dinner.
DAY 02: Jamnagar- Dwarka (131 Kms/ 2.30Hrs)
The agenda for the day is the Post breakfast ride to Dwarka (travel time 2.5 hours). Full day of Sightseeing in Dwarka town and shopping is arranged. You will be taken on temple tour of Dwarka and Bet Dwarka with Visit to Dwarkadeesh, Ranchodraj, Matsyavtar, Nageshwar, Mahadev temple (1 out of the 12 Jyotirlinga)and Rukmini Temple.
If there is time then you can catch the Evening Aarti darshan at Dwarkaseesh temple.overnight stay at chosen hotel is arranged.
DAY 03: Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath (234 kms / approx. 4 hrs)
The agenda for the day is travel from Dwarka to Somnath (Travel Time 4 hours) via Porbander overlooking the gorgeous Arabian Ocean. The first stop is the visit to Tara Mandir Planetarium hosting celestial shows of stars and planet. A scientific projection of stars and celestial bodies is arranged in the planetarium. The next stop is a Visit to Kirti Mandir; the birth place of Sudama who was the best friend of lord Krishna. The next stop is the Visit Chowpatty; famous beach about 1 km away from Porbandar where lot of recreational activities are arranged. The Visit to Huzoor Mahal European mansion is also arranged.
Somnath temple darshan and full day exploration of Somnath is the next stop on the agenda for the day prior to the Visit to Bhalka Tirth and Sun Temple. Finally it is time for Overnight stay post delicious dinner at chosen hotel.
Day 04: Somnath – Diu
The fourth day of the trip is Travel from Somnath to Diu (Travel time 2 hours). Post Breakfast You will have to leave early to visit to Triveni Tirth en route to Diu. There are many attractions on the way like Visit to Bunder Chow, Diu Fort, St Paul church, Panikota, Diu Museum etc. The evening is spent in relaxing and enjoying in Diu beaches. Post this Overnight stay at chosen hotel is arranged.
Day 05: Diu – Sasangir (75 kms/ 2hrs)
The agenda for the day is Diu to Sasangir (travel time 2 hours). The Sasan Gir Famous Lion Sanctuary hosts more than 300 Asiatic Lions and is famous worldwide. There will be Evening Bird watching session under guidance of trained guide. Stay overnight at Sasan Gir will be arranged. You can Avail Jungle Safari between 6.00 A.M to 9.00 A.M or 9.00 A.M to 12.00 P.M.
Day 06: Sasangir –Junagadh- Gondal- Rajkot (216 kms/ 4hrs)
The agenda for the day is to Travel from Sasangir to Junagadh to Gondal to Rajkot (Travel time 4 hours. Your First stop is Uparkot Fort; the oldest structure of Junagadh and the center of Junagadh; Uparkot Citadel. The next stop is to Explore Neelam and Manek; two historic canons which were forged in Cairo. Finally it is time to Visit Jami Masjid, caves of Buddhists, Adi Kadi vav and Navghan Kuvo which are the famous destinations in Uparkot.
Next stop is at the Swaminarayan temple in Gondal and then it is time to Drive further to Rajkot and check into chosen hotel for delicious Dinner and overnight stay at Rajkot.
Day 07: Rajkot – Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar (240 kms/ 4 hrs)
The agenda for the day is to Travel from Rajkot to Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar (travel time 4 hours). After breakfast in the morning it is time to enjoy the drive to Gandhinagar; the most organized city in India. You can Visit the Akshardham and the beautiful pink sandstone Swaminarayan temple which belongs to the rich Swaminarayan sect.
The rest of the day is free for Shopping for authentic Gujarati handicrafts, papads, and pickles at Gandhinagar at your discretion. Finally you Return to Ahmedabad for dinner and rest.
DAY 08: Ahmadabad Departure
Post a delicious breakfast Namaste India Trip representative will escort you to the airport/ railway station for journey to home destination. You will undoubtedly leave with lots of happy memories.