Gujarat - The land of legends and lions

Gujarat - The land of legends and lions

Dwarka 2N Somnath 1N Gir 1N Ahmedabad 2N Rajkot 2N Junagadh Modhera & Patan

Highlights

Gujarat is nothing less than a wonderland. 
Stretched out into the Arabian Sea, with a hint of the desert and with a coastline of 1600 kms long is Gujarat – the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation. . It is not only renowned for its beaches, temple towns and historic capitals but also for its wildlife sanctuaries, hill resorts and natural grandeur. Sculpture, handicrafts, arts, festivals also make the state rich and a must visit.

 

  • 9 days / 8 nights accommodations at 3.5* & 4* deluxe category hotels/resorts on a twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast (8), Lunch (7) and Dinner (8).
  • Explore the wildlife diversity at “Gir National Park” through a safari.
  • Witness the architectural brilliance and intricate carvings of Modhera Sun Temple and Rani ki Vav.
  • Visit Dwarka, the land steeped in mythology and believed to be the dwelling place of Lord Krishna.
  • Get awestruck by the architectural wonder of Junagarh Fort. 
  • Cruise through the azure waters to reach the abode of Lord Krishna - Beyt Dwarka. 
  • Connect with the life and teachings of one of the most influential figures - Mahatma Gandhi  
  • Immerse yourself in the historical narration of mesmerizing Light and sound show at Somnath Temple.
  • Grant blessings from the highly revered and spiritually powerful Nageshwar Jyotirlinga. 
  • Group pickup from Ahmedabad airport/ station and drop-off at Rajkot airport / station.
  • Comfortable mode of transport
  • Services of Travel Buddy. A Fully assisted tour.
  • Small sized group of likeminded people

Arrive in Ahmedabad by noon, and be stunned by the city that never fails to enchant visitors with its stunning architecture, delectable cuisine, and cutting-edge culture. From the airport, proceed to the hotel.

Spend the evening at leisure by exploring the shopper's paradise, Ahmedabad. Who doesn’t love Gujarati snacks? Go on a tasting spree by tasting all the Gujarati snacks and visit the Law Garden Night Market which is very famous for the handicraft goods sold by local people and is often known as the heaven for junk jewellery!! 

Return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

4* Hotel Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

Post breakfast we will start our day to indulge in the history and architectural magnificence of two very famous places -   Rani ki Vav, aka Rani ka StepWell and Modhera Sun Temple. 

One of Gujarat's finest and most extensive examples of stepwell construction is known as Rani ki vav. It was constructed at the pinnacle of stepwell construction expertise and Maru-Gurjara architectural style, demonstrating mastery of this challenging method and exquisite attention to detail and proportions.

Set along the backdrop of River Pushpavati, surrounded by a terra-formed garden of flowering trees and songs of birds, rests the famed Sun temple of Modhera. The wonderfully sculpted kund and the specially carved temple complex are works of art in the masonry of the Solanki period, which is also referred to as the Golden Age of Gujarat. 

Enjoy your trip back in time to the glorious era of the Golden Age as you are personally greeted by the lifelike idols who are telling you the tales and legends of Modhera!

Drive back to Ahmedabad, on the way if time permits visit Adalaj step well. Dinner and stay at Ahmedabad.

4* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

Post breakfast we will proceed to Rajkot via Sabarmati Ashram and Hutheesing Jain temple. The Sabarmati Ashram (also known as Harijan Ashram) was home to Mohandas Gandhi from 1917 until 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle. 

Our next stop is the magnificent architectural marvel the Hutheesing Jain Temple. this wonderful masterpiece costed more than a million dollars at that time.The sheer dedication of the architect and artisans is reflected over the beautiful walls and designs of the temple. It took around 2 years to complete the overall formation.

Post lunch, we shall proceed to Rajkot. Rajkot was a princely state before independence and Mahatma Gandhi's father was the chief 'Dewan' of this state. Overnight stay and dinner at Rajkot.

3.5* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

Dwarka - The Mythological Mysteries.

After breakfast, we'll go on a beautiful ride to the historic city of Dwarka. At the extremity of the Kathiawar peninsula, it is one of India's holiest cities. The archaeological and historical background of Dwarka is still shrouded in secrecy. Garuda, the Divine Eagle, chose Dwarka as the place where Lord Krishna took shelter post departing from Mathura. Krishna established his capital at this seaside town and remained there till his passing. Once you reach Dwarka, check into your hotel.

Visit the Dwarkadhish temple for the evening aarti, which will bring you inner peace and would make you one with the divine.

Post the mesmerising aarti, come back to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Dwarka.

4* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

Today, visit the Nageshwar temple, one of the 12 swayambhu (self-existent) jyotirlingas in the world. Take a local boat to explore the Beyt Dwarka, which sits off the coast of Okha port. Beyt Dwarka welcomes you with a humble yet joyful atmosphere. Bright, contemporary murals of Matsya, Radha, Lakshmi, Satyabhama, Jambuvanti, and Devaki are used to embellish the temple of Lord Vishnu. 

Drive back to Dwarka after spending the evening in Beyt Dwarka. Dinner and overnight stay in Dwarka.

4* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

Get ready to awaken your spirit in Somnath. The lovely old seaport of Porbandar - The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.

After paying respects to the "Father of the Nation," we will continue driving to Somnath, one of Lord Shiva's twelve most revered shrines and a Jyotirlinga. The moon god Somraj is said to have initially constructed this temple out of gold. Up until the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's invasion on Somnath in 1706 A.D., the city had been rebuilt and destroyed seven times. The magnificent structure as it is today was reconstructed roughly 50 years ago near the exact location where the first shrine stood. The current temple was built with help from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, known as the "Iron Man" of India. We will go to the Somnath temple to attend the evening aarti and the amazing light and sound show at the sea front.

Dinner and overnight stay in Somnath.

3* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

Observe the Somnath temple's sparkling spires as the sunrise emerges from the horizon and enjoy the sunrise at the Triveni Sangam at Somnath.

For the authentic Gir Safari Experience, head farther and farther out into nature, away from the glitter of cities. Asiatic lions can only be found in their natural habitat in Gir, India's most well-known lion sanctuary, in the Indian subcontinent. Once there, embark on a safari drive with a naturalist guide to explore the jungle's untouched nooks and crannies. You will shortly come across a variety of ungulates feeding in the grass. Watch out for the gorgeous spotted deer and chinkara. Building your excitement, you will soon follow signs of your favourite species, Lions. 

Additional safaris at Devaliya and Gir can be arranged at your own cost. 

After the much need adrenaline rush, we will proceed back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Gir.

Forest Resort Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

After breakfast, we'll drive to Rajkot Enroute Junagarh as the dawning sun ushers in a new day. We will go to Mahabbat Maqbara, which is renowned for its magnificent arches, numerous domes, and tall minarets. Although the layout is similar to the Taj Mahal, a beautiful fusion of French windows and Gothic columns, as well as Euro-Indo-Islamic architecture, make it a sumptuous sight to see. 

We will then go to the Junagarh fort, The palaces inside the fort, the gardens, balconies, kiosks, etc., depict a composite architectural style influenced by the different rulers' cultural differences and foreign inspirations. The unique monuments on display in the fort represent 16 generations of rulers in Bikaner starting from the late 16th century. 

Drive back to Rajkot, evening at Leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Rajkot.

3.5* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Deluxe Coach

Post breakfast, bid goodbye to your new friends. You will be dropped to Rajkot Airport for your return flight back home.

N/A Breakfast AC Deluxe Bus
  • 8 Nights and 9 days accommodations at 4 star hotels in Ahmedabad(2N), Dwarka(2N), 3.5 star hotel in Rajkot(2N), 3 star hotel in Somnath(1N) and Forest resort in Gir(1N) on twin sharing basis. We provide single sharing accommodation for a supplementary cost. In case interested, please let us know while making the booking itself. All rooms are base category.
  • Breakfast(8), Lunch(7) and Dinner(8) (All veg meals, except 1 or 2 hotels). Set menu or buffet for all meals. Breakfast and Dinner would be provided in hotel and Lunch in local restaurants. 1 liter bottle of water every day. Only Veg meal would be served at most of the places.
  • Services of Travel Buddy experienced in taking care of elderly (45+ age group). We go along with all our group tours to ensure we provide the best traveling experience to all group members.
  • Group pickup from Ahmedabad airport/ station and drop-off at Rajkot airport / station.
  • Toll tax and parking fee of group vehicle.
  • Sightseeing entry tickets to monuments as per tour plan.
  • Gir national park as per tour plan. **Gir National Park Safari tickets are subject to availability. We will try our best to get it done but it’s not guaranteed. The earlier you book the better chance you have to get Safari tickets for Gir.
  • Goods and Service Tax payable to Govt. of India.
  • Some of the sightseeing points might get closed on particular days therefore we reserve right to change the itinerary, however we will make sure everything is covered in best possible way.
  • Train and airfare To and Fro from your hometown is not included.
  • Sightseeing, attraction and services tickets not mentioned in inclusions.Like: additional Jeep safari, extensions, Camera fee etc.
  • VIP entry to the Temple is not included in the package.
  • Any extension of stay in hotel and check-in/check-out time pre/post standard time followed at all domestic hotels.
  • The expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, beverages, personal meal orders, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, room service charges, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delay of more than 2 hours, personal health problem, roadblocks, landslide, accidents & any emergency evacuations.
  • Any meals, beverages and services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Extra Services, if taken.
  • Room upgrade charges in case required.

Tour Schedule

19th to 27th Nov'24
9 Days
8 Night
Booking Open!

Tour Cost

Per Person
INR 51500
Pickup From Ahmedabad, Drop At Rajkot (Excluding Flights)

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  • Pay Rs.10,000 as 'tour booking fee' by online NEFT/IMPS transfer or cheque in favour of our bank account.
  • Pay balance amount 30 days before the tour departure date.
  • If you want us to make train/flight booking, approx. amount of same to be paid at the time of booking. Remaining to be adjusted with balance payment. Please call us for further details.

 

Arrival & Departure Timings:

Please note that the preferred time for arrival in Ahmedabad is between 9 AM to 1 PM. Further, the drop to Rajkot airport will be around 12 noon, please book your flights accordingly.

Request you to not book your tickets without consulting us.

 

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I am at X place, will I go alone from here? We don’t plan travel from a specific region as we have a clientele from all over India. Though we can still suggest you the best possible way for arrival and departure (both Flights and Train). Most of our travellers will travel in the same train or flight which has been suggested by us. So, you do not need to worry, as chances are that you won’t be travelling alone. We try to patch you up with a co-traveller from the same location.

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