When it comes to Culture and Heritage, Gujarat is without a doubt the best place to visit. This lovely state is home to vibrant ethnicity and welcoming residents. The ancient architectural intelligence and precision elevate the state's tourism to new heights. This 11-night, 13-day tour to a classic and rich heritage destination in Gujarat is an excellent way to learn about the state's vibrant culture and heritage. Vadodara, Jambugodha, Bhuj, Mandvi, Wadhwan, Dasada and Ahmedabad are among the major cities visited on this tour.
The main highlights of this Gujarat tour package include visits to Gandhinagar's renowned Akshardham Temple, Adalaj Stepwell, the Sun Temple of Modhera Rann of Kutch, the world's largest salt desert, a city tour of Bhuj, a visit to Banny village, where visitors can learn about Gujarat's genuine culture and folk.
Mumbai - Vadodara â€“ Jambugodha
Board a flight from Mumbai to Vadodara. You will be assisted at Vadodara airport and proceed to Jamugodha, en-route visiting Pavagarh & Champaner. Later you will be transferred to your hotel in Jamugodha to check in. After brief leisure you may take a tour of the tribal villages around Jambughoda.
Morning drive to Ahmedabad. After checking in, proceed for a short excursion to Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.
In the late evening enjoy a walking heritage tour in the old part of Ahmedabad covering mausoleums, pols and lanes. You will be amazed to see the ‘Manak Chowk bazaar’ which is famous for street food. This bazaar remains open till 2 AM in the morning. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Morning proceed for the sightseeing tour 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.
Siddhpur - Wadhwan
Morning proceed to ‘Siddhapur’. Later drive back to ‘Patan’, which is just an hour away. Patan bazaar is great place to be explored. The ‘Rani Ki Vav’ - the best step-well of Gujarat is also located here. Later drive to visit the Sun Temple in ‘Modhera’.
Drive back to Wadhwan by evening and stay overnight in your old Palace home-stay.
Morning proceed to explore Wadhvan town and to see the tie & dye fabric making art.
Later drive to Bhuj, a unique landscape known as Katchh peninsula. Day the day visit the very interesting lanes & bazaars of the city. The embroidered shawls and durries (coarse rugs) of Bhuj are very popular. You may also find an amazing variety of earthen pottery being sold on the streets.
Morning proceed to explore Bhuj. Visit the Bhuj Palace, Swami Narayan temple. Stay overnight in your hotel.
Morning you will be driven to Hodha. On arrival, check in at Shaam-e-Sarhad, an ethnic village resort. 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.
Morning drive to reach Morvi. On arrival, check in at your beautiful heritage hotel namely Darbargadh Palace (running under the flagship of renowned Neemrana group of Hotels) which is situated on the bank of Machchhu river. The Palace was the residence of former Morbi rulers. After brief leisure, enjoy a tour of the town visiting Mani Mandir, Hanging Bridge Victoria Garden, Wellingdon Secretariat and The Nehru Gate.
Morning drive towards Gondal. On arrival, check in at your hotel. After brief leisure, proceed to visit Naulakha Palace where you will see the wonderful carvings and collections of 17th century. Later visit the Car Museum. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Excursion to Junagadh
Morning proceed for an excursion to Junagadh, the city has many archaeological sites and historical monuments. During the day visit the ancient Uperkot Fort, Mahabat Maqbara & Durbar Hall Museum. Later drive back to Gondal, en-route visiting the 4th century Buddhist caves at Khambalida. Stay overnight in your heritage hotel at Gondal.
Morning drive towards Palitana. On arrival, check in at the beautiful Vijay Vilas Palace. After brief leisure, proceed to climb up Shatrunjaya Hill to see the beautiful Jain temples.
Departure flight to Mumbai
Morning you will be transferred to Bhavnagar airport to board a flight back to Mumbai. The tour ends here.