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Gujarat Sojourn

Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai – Bhuj - Gondal - Sasangir - Diu - Bhavnagar – Utelia - Zainabad - Vadodara - Ahmedabad - Mumbai

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Overview

The Gujarat Sojourn tour, as the name suggests, offers the unique opportunity to experience the life and observe the people of colorful Gujarat. Explore the beautiful beaches of the state with the largest coastline in the country; magnificent architecture and design of the monuments and the scenic spots. We promise you will leave for home with a bag full of memories. 

Trip Highlights
  • Explore Elephanta caves the rock-cut cave temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva in Mumbai
  • Visit to major attractions like Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach and Marine Drive in Mumbai
  • Explorethe excavations of a Harappan site, at Lothal
  • Guided tour to Naulakha Palace and other interesting buildings of the Maharajas of Gondal in Gondal
  • Visit to the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baps Swaminarayan Mandir, Maharaja Palace and the Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, at Baroda
  • Visit to major tourist attractions like the Gandhi Ashram, Sidi Sayed Mosque, Bhadra Fort and the Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad
  • Visit the Jain temple complex situated on the top of Shatrunjaya Hill
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Mumbai

On reaching Mumbai airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Enjoy welcome drink on arrival. Later in the day, move out on an excursion to the sightseeing of Mumbai. The major hotspots to visit include Prince of Wales’ Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive etc. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast, proceed towards Elephanta caves for a sightseeing tour. These caves are located on an island that is a few miles away from the Gateway of India. These caves can be reached by ferry from the Gateway of India. The rock-cut cave temple at the Caves is dedicated to lord Shiva. The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which the Mahesh Murti cave is of great importance. In this cave Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. In the afternoon board a cruise back to Gateway of India, after lunch pay a visit to Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Nariman House and Jain Temple. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Mumbai - Bhuj

Next morning after breakfast, transfer to Mumbai airport to board a flight to Bhuj. As you reach Bhuj, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Spend the day resting in your hotel room. In the afternoon explore the Aina Mahal, serves as a chief tourist attraction because of its alluring design and layout. The palace is two-storey building comprising of pleasure pool, Darbar hall and suites that belong to the members of the royal family. The palace has a hall which is full of mirrors which leads to it being named as Aina Mahal. In the evening visit the elegant and well stocked Kutch Museum. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Bhuj

Post breakfast, leave for full day excursion to the Great Rann of Kutch. The fact that the area has desert on one side and the sea on the other makes the Rann of Kutch a visitor’s delight. Hard to believe but the Rann of Kutch becomes submerged under water during the rains. Enjoy the desert safari on jeeps and camels. One may even shop for unique, local handicrafts, embroidered garments with mirror work and the camel wool shawls which are quite popular. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Bhuj

Next morning after breakfast, embark on a trip to Saurashtra village. A visit to this village allows you to have a close peep into the art of handloom weaving and dyeing units. The age old craft of pottery can also be viewed from close quarters while passing through this village. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Bhuj - Gondal

In the morning after breakfast, proceed to Gondal. On the way visit Dhamadka that is famous for wooden block printing. After the visit resume your drive to Gondal. As you reach Gondal, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while proceed to visit the Naulakha Palace and other interesting buildings of the Maharajas of Gondal.  Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Gondal - Sasangir

After breakfast, proceed to Sasangir. Stop midway at Junagadh to visit the major tourist hotspots like Akshar Mandir, Bhavnath Temple, Damodar Kund, Darta Hill and the Emperor Ashoka’s Rock Edicts.  After the visit resume your drive to Sasangir. As you reach Sasangir, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Enjoy the elephant safari to explore the exotic wildlife at Gir National Park. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay. M

Day 8: Sasangir

Next morning wake up early and after an early breakfast, drive straight to the Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park to explore the world of wild fauna. Enjoy a full day excursion to Sasangir National Park and Sanctuary. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 : Sasangir - Diu

Post breakfast, leave for Diu. Stop midway to visit Somnath. This is an ancient temple town. The Somnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is held in high esteem by Hindus. The temple is built on the shore of the Arabian ocean on the western corner of Indian subcontinent. After Darshan at the Somnath temple, continue your drive to Diu. Upon arrival check-in at one our listed hotels. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Diu

Post breakfast, set off on a guided tour of Diu. The major tourist destinations include Bunder Chowk, St. Paul’s Church. Later in the day visit the Nagoa and the Jallandhar beach that makes it popular amongst the tourists. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11: Diu - Bhavnagar

After breakfast drive towards Bhavnagar. As you reach Bhavnagar, check-in at one of our listed hotels.  After relaxing for a while visit the major tourist hotspots like the Nilambagh, the Gangajalia temple and the Gandhi Smriti Memorial. Later in the evening enjoy the excursion to Gaurishankar Lake, a beautiful picnic spot. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Bhavnagar - Utelia

Next morning after breakfast, leave for Utelia via Palitana. As you reach Utelia, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The prime tourist attractions to visit include Nalsorovar Bird Sanctuary, Velavadar National Park and the hot Springs in Utelia. Enjoy comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Utelia - Zainabad

Next morning leave your hotel early to drive to Zainabad. Stop midway to visit Lothal, the archaeological ruins of the 2400-1600 BC Indus Valley civilization. It is a wonder that people during the times of Harappan Civilization knew so much about technology. After the visit to Lothal resume your drive to Zainabad.  Zainabad is a city situated around 50 km from Modhera and 95 km from Ahmedabad. As you reach Zainabad, check-in at one our listed hotels. Pay a visit to the Wild Ass Sanctuary. The sanctuary breeds the rare Asiatic Wild Ass and the endangered Hubara Bustard. Later in the day you have the option of enjoying camel and jeep safaris. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Zainabad - Vadodara

In the morning after breakfast, head straight to Vadodara. As you reach Vadodara, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. The day is to be spent resting and relaxing in your hotel room. In the evening visit the Laxmi Vilas Palace for its intricate design. In the evening you have the option of taking a leisurely walk to the local market area. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15: Vadodara

Post breakfast, embark on a full day guided tour to visit the major tourist attractions like the Baps Swaminarayan Mandir, Maharaja Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 16: Vadodara - Ahmedabad

In the morning after breakfast, leave for Ahmedabad by surface. Upon reaching Ahmedabad check-in at the hotel. Take some rest and head on for sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad covering places like Sabarmati Ashram, Auto World Vintage Car Museum, Adalaj Step-well, Kankaria Lake and Sidi Saiyed's Mosque. Located on the banks of Sabarmati River, Ahemdabad is an important commercial center of India and is visited by a large number of both leisure and business tourists. Retire for the night in the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 17: Ahmedabad

After breakfast, head straight to Modhera. The unruffled peaceful landscape and the majestically welcoming temple complex are blissful and soothing to view. Visit the historic temple complex for its magnificent Ramakund. The Ramakund is built in rectangular shape and contains 108 shrines dedicated to various gods. Spend rest of the night in the hotel upon feasting mouth watering delicacies in dinner. 

Day 18: Ahmedabad - Mumbai

In the morning after an early breakfast, transfer to the Ahmedabad airport to board a flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, transfer to one of our listed hotels for wash and change. After wash and change, enjoy sumptuous dinner at the hotel. After the dinner, get deported to airport to board a flight for your onward journey.



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