Opt for the meticulously-planned Gujarat with Rajasthan tour to experience the contrasting flavors of the rich culture of the two major cultural states of India, known for their lively feel. Spanning in the duration of 24 days, this well-planned tour takes you to some of the most popular destinations of these two places including Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Gir, Bhuj, Diu, Wanker and more. The itinerary also includes two of the popular metropolitan cities of the country, Delhi and Mumbai. This package is a wonderful amalgam of the best of experiences such as wildlife viewing, mighty forts, stunning palaces, old revered temples, camel safaris, beach visits, World Heritage Sites, lush gardens, folk and handicraft delights, village visits, splendid museums and so on.
- Sightseeing in Delhi including Qutab Minar and Chandni Chowk.
- Visit to Bikaner attractions such as Anup Mahal.
- Explore the stunning havelies of Jaisalmer including Patwon Ki Haveli.
- Camel safari ride and folk performance in the Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer.
- Visit to the villages of Rajasthan including Barmer.
- The mighty Mehrangarh fort at Jodhpur.
- Visit to the very popular Jain temples of Ranakpur.
- City tour of Udaipur including City Palace Complex, Nathdwar and Jagdish temple.
- Folk and handicraft delights at Bhartiya Lok Kal Mandal, Udaipur.
- Visit to the attractions of Ahmedabad including Gandhi Ashram.
- Evening excursion to Gaurishankar Lake, Bhavnagar.
- A leisure walk on the picturesque dockyard of Veraval.
- Fun activities at Nagoa and the Jallandhar beach of Diu.
- Halt at the very popular Somnath temple, en-route Gir.
- Wildlife safari at Gir National Park.
- City tour of Junagadh including Akshar Mandir, Bhavnath Temple.
- Artistic wonders at Rotary Doll Museum and Watson Museum, Rajkot.
- Wonderful views of the surroundings from Ranjit Vilas Palace, Wankaner.
- Explore the beautiful Aina Mahal in Bhuj.
- Desert safari by jeep and camel rides in the expansive Rann of Kutch.
- An excursion to Saurashtra village (near Bhuj) for pottery and handloom.
- City tour of Mumbai including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Elephanta caves.
After reaching the Delhi airport, meet our representative who'll guide you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax for the day. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the hyperactive night life of Delhi. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, step out for a city tour to Delhi covering places like Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. After lunch head on a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, India Gate, the Qutab Minar and Humayun Tomb. Later in the evening, get transferred to Delhi railway station to board an overnight train to Bikaner at 2335 Hrs. Overnight in the bus.
Upon arrival at Bikaner railway station at 0730 hrs, proceed for check-in at the hotel. After resting for a while in the hotel room and later savoring breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour of Bikaner. The major tourist hotspots to visit include the Karan Mahal, Bijai Phool Mahal, Junagarh Fort and Anup Mahal. In the evening explore the unique camel - breeding farm. In the night enjoy a comfortable stay at the hotel.
On the 4th day of the tour start your day by leaving for Jaisalmer. On arrival at Jaisalmer, check-in at one of our listed hotels. In the evening take a sightseeing tour of this medieval city covering Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple, Bada Bagh, Patwon Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ji ki Haveli, Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
On the 5th day of the tour wake-up early and after breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to the Sam Sand Dunes where you will enjoy the camel safari and get entertained by the folk performers dressed in the authentic and leisurely fashion. After camel safari return to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Leave after breakfast to enjoy the most beautiful part of Rajasthan - here you can see the world famous woodcarving, embroidery, block printings and other handicrafts. Also visit the mud-walled houses decorated with the characteristic geometrical designs of each different village. After visiting Barmer proceed to Jalore for overnight stay.
On the 5th day of the tour depart to Jodhpur- "The Sun City". The city is bestowed with mesmerizing and scenic landscapes. The city is renowned as the Sun City since it features bright and sunny weather throughout the year. On reaching Jodhpur, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. After taking some rest, embark on an excursion to beautiful forts and palaces including the Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada and the Raj Ka Bag Palace. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including prime attractions such as the Government Museum and the beautiful Umed Garden. Later, visit the extremely Jain temple at Ranakpur. One of the most revered Jain religious sites, this temple was constructed in the 15th century. The hall of the temple stand on 200 pillars, which contain delicate carvings. Later, continue your road journey towards the 'City of Lakes', Udaipur. As you reach Udaipur, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Overnight stay at the hotel.
On day 9, after breakfast, embark on a city tour of Udaipur. Visit some of the major tourist hotspots covering the City Palace Museum, Sahelion Ki Bari, Folk Art Museum and Jagdish Temple. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Monsoon Palace situated on the hill, enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Evening is at leisure. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast , set off for a visit to the Bhartiya Lok Kal Mandal that showcases an interesting collection of folk art items like, ornaments, Folk dresses, masks, puppets , dolls, folk deities and paintings. You can attend the puppet shows and the folk dances that are conducted in the adjacent open air theatre. Later, proceed for visit to Nathdwara and Eklingji Temples built with a double- storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela. After the excursion return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast leave for Ahmedabad by road. On reaching Ahmedabad, check-in at your hotel. After lunch proceed on a sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad, visit the Calico Museum of textile. This is one of India's finest specialized museums. Moving head during the day visit the other major tourist attractions like the Gandhi Ashram, Sidi Sayed Mosque, Bhadra Fort and the Kankaria Lake. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
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. In the evening head on an excursion to Gaurishankar Lake, the beautiful picnic spot. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, leave for Diu. Stop midway to visit Veraval. Veraval is a port town located in the Junagadh district. While being in Veraval roving among the hundreds of fishing-boats, a walk on Veraval's picturesque dockyard and long uninterrupted shorelines is a lovely experience. After visiting Veraval, continue your drive to Diu. Upon arrival check-in at one our listed hotels.
Overnight stay at the hotels.
Have breakfast and get all set for the sightseeing tour of Diu. The major tourist destinations that you explore today include Bunder Chowk, and St. Paul's Church. Later in the day, visit the Nagoa and the Jallandhar beach, two of the popular tourist attractions. Next, get transferred to the Gir National Park via Somnath. Halt at the very popular Somnath temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. After paying homage, continue to Gir. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
The day is scheduled for exciting wildlife safari inside the Gir National Park, famous for being the only home of the ferocious Asiatic lions. Gir is one of the oldest wildlife reserves in the country. It has been blessed with diverse flora and fauna. The park is home to 300 species of birds, 38 mammal species, about 37 species of reptiles and over 2,000 kinds of insects. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast on the 16th day, begin driving towards Junagadh. On reaching, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Junagadh is an erstwhile princely state of Gujarat, which was ruled by a Muslim Babi Dynasty during British era. Rest and relax for the day at the hotel. The day is at leisure Overnight stay.
After breakfast, embark on a guided tour to Junagadh to visit the major tourist hotspots like Akshar Mandir, Bhavnath Temple, Damodar Kund, Darta Hill and the Emperor Ashoka's Rock Edicts. In the evening return to the hotel to enjoy sumptuous dinner. Retire for the night at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, leave for Wankaner. Stop midway to visit Rajkot. The major attractions to visit in Rajkot include the Rotary Doll Museum, Watson Museum, Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav Dham and the Science Museum. After the visit, resume with your drive to Wankaner. Wankaner is a small city, famous for its beautiful palaces. As you reach Wankaner, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while visit the Ranjit Vilas Palace for its breathtaking views. The rest of the day is to be spent at your own discretion. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning after breakfast, leave for 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, which serves as a chief tourist attraction because of its alluring design and layout. The palace is a 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.
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 an interesting region. The Rann of Kutch becomes submerged under water during the rains. You may enjoy the desert safari by jeep and camel rides. One may shop for the unique local handicrafts and the embroidered garments with mirror work and the camel wool shawls from here which are extremely famous. In the evening, return to the hotel for overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning after breakfast, embark on a trip to Saurashtra village. The 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.
After breakfast, get transferred to the airport to board a flight to Mumbai. On arriving in Mumbai, proceed to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities. Later on, get ready for a guided tour of Mumbai including its major tourist attractions such as Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Parliament House and Jain Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today after breakfast, you are ready to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Elephanta caves, located on the Elephanta Island or Gharapuri. The island is a few miles away from the Gateway of India and is accessible by a ferry from there. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. Carve between 5th and 8th century, these are actually two groups of caves- dedicated to Hindu and Buddhist. Evening free at leisure & overnight stay at the hotel.
Get on-time transfer to the Mumbai airport to board a for flight for your onward destination.
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