Summary of

Best of Gujarat tour

Duration: 12 Days/ 11 Nights

Major Attractions: Ancient Buildings, 15th century step-well, exquisitely carved marble temples of Palitana, Asiatic lions at Sasan Gir National Park, Beach experience at Diu. Uperkot Fort, Mahabat Maqbara & Durbar Hall Museum, Banni villages, visit to Dwarka temple

Destination Covered: Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Diu, Gir National Park, Rajkot, Bhuj, Jamnagar

Tour Summary

Gujarat, India's westernmost province, is a time-honored desert land with ancient cities and indigenous cultures, as well as a flora that is unique to the area. Gujarat is the citadel of the 6000-year-old Harappan Civilization, a land of vibrant nomadic and roaming peoples, a melting pot of cultures, beliefs, customs, and world views, and the birthplace of Lord Krishna and Mahatma Gandhi.

This 12-day trip to Gujarat starts in Ahmedabad, a UNESCO world heritage city, and includes visits to the culturally rich areas of Bhavnagar and Bhuj, the refuge of craft tradition in Kutch, and wildlife destinations such as Gir and the Little Rann of Kutch. Gujarat's enthralling diversity of culture, rich textiles, traditional traditions, and abundant wildlife are all worth exploring!

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Ahmedabad

You will be assisted at Ahmedabad international airport and transferred straightway to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

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DAY 2

Ahmedabad

Morning proceed for a heritage walk which offers an opportunity to see the old quarters of Ahmedabad. Visit the Sayad Masjid and Swaminarayan Temple. Afternoon visit Akshardam Temples, on the way back visit the beautifully carved 15th century Adalaj Step well. 

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DAY 3

Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar

Morning drive towards Bhavnagar, en-route visiting Lothal- a great archaeological site where you will get an idea about the town planning of the Indus Valley Civilization. Later you will be transferred straight to Bhavnagar. On arrival, check in at your hotel. After brief leisure, visit Bhavnagar and the colourful market. Stay overnight at your Hotel.  

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DAY 4

Bhavnagar – Diu

Morning drive to Diu, en-route visiting Shatrunjaya Temple at Palitana [doli (lift chairs) are available at an extra cost]. Later drive to reach Diu. On arrival, check in at your beach resort. Remaining day is at your own discretion.

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DAY 5

Diu

Day at your own discretion at the beautiful beach of Diu. Stay overnight at your beach resort.

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DAY 6

Diu – Gir

Early morning drive to Sasan Gir. Take morning and afternoon guided jeep safaris through jungles of Gir. Sasan Gir National Park is last remaining home to Asiatic Lion species.

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DAY 7

Diu – Rajkot

Morning after breakfast drive towards Rajkot, en-route visit Junagadh which has many archaeological sites and historical monuments. Visit the tourist attractions of the city like Uperkot Fort, Mahabat Maqbara & Durbar Hall Museum. Later drive further to Rajkot and on arrival, check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at your own discretion.

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DAY 8

Bhuj

Morning after breakfast drive towards Rajkot, en-route visit Junagadh which has many archaeological sites and historical monuments. Visit the tourist attractions of the city like Uperkot Fort, Mahabat Maqbara & Durbar Hall Museum. Later drive further to Rajkot and on arrival, check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at your own discretion.

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DAY 9

Excursion to Hodka

During the day visit Hodka and other Banni villages where you will see various kind of textile & embroidery art. The Banni villages are treasure islands to all those having interest in textiles, mirror work and embroidery work. In this tour, you will also observe the lifestyle of the tribes. If interested, you may also enjoy an excursion to an ancient Hindu temple located on a small hillock where several jackals appear in the evening.

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DAY 10

Bhuj – Jamnagar

Today after breakfast, drive to one of Gujarat’s highlights, Jamnagar. It’s a beautiful city full of heritage buildings and interesting colorful bazaars. The place is known for the making of bandhani cloth – centuries old process is followed in its production involving thousands of tiny knots in a piece of folded fabric. Jamnagar has India’s only Ayurvedic University and a temple (Bala Hanuman temple) that’s hosted non-stop chanting since 1964. Day would be kept free to take a walking tour of the temples and the bazaars.

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DAY 11

Excursion to Dwarka

During the day enjoy the excursion to Dwarka- one of the seven most holy Hindu pilgrimage cities in India, famous for Dwarkadheesh Temple. Return back to Jamnagar by evening and stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 12

Departure flight to Mumbai

Morning you will be transferred to Bhavnagar airport to board a flight back to Mumbai. The tour ends here.

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