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Historic Architecture of Gujarat

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destination Covered: Vadodara - Chhota Udepur - Ahemdabad - Palitana - Gir - Gondal - Dasada - Balaram - Ahmedabad

Price: On Request

Overview

The Historic Architecture of Gujarat takes you on a tour to the rich culture and heritage of Gujarat state. While on this tour visit the historical places that dates back to the time of Indus Valley Civilization and Mahabharata times to the existence of Vedas. During this tour visit the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baps Swaminarayan Mandir, Maharaja Palace and the Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, at Vadodara. Enjoy excursion to major tourist hotspots covering places like Pavagadh Fort, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park and Maa Mahakalika in Champaner. Moving forward with the journey take a sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad covering places like Sabarmati Ashram, Auto World Vintage Car Museum and Adalaj Step-well. 

Trip Highlights
  • Visit to the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baps Swaminarayan Mandir, Maharaja Palace and the Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, at Baroda
  • Excursion tomajor tourist hotspots covering places like Pavagadh Fort, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park and Maa Mahakalika in Champaner
  • Sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad covering places like Sabarmati Ashram, Auto World Vintage Car Museum and Adalaj Step-well
  • Explorethe excavations of a Harappan site, at Lothal
  • Visit the Jain temple complex situated on the top of Shatrunjaya Hill.
  • Guided tour to Naulakha Palace and other interesting buildings of the Maharajas of Gondal in Gondal.
  • Explore the Sun temple of Modhera, one of the finest examples of Hindu temple architecture
Itinerary Details

Day 1 : Vadodara - Champaner - Jambugoda - Chhota Udepur

After arriving Vadodara, meet our representative who’ll arrange a smooth transfer for you to visit the Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baps Swaminarayan Mandir, Maharaja Palace and the Maharaja Fatesingh Museum. After the sightseeing tour of Vadodara head to Champaner by road. The major tourist hotspots to cover include Pavagadh Fort, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Maa Mahakalika Temple and explore the Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary. Later in the day visit the tribal areas of Panchmahals District and Chhota Udepur Taluka to see traditional houses and paintings of the tribal groups. Enjoy an overnight stay at one of our listed hotels in Chhota Udepur.

Day 2 : Chhota Udepur - Ahmedabad

In the morning after breakfast, leave Chhota Udepur to reach Ahmedabad by surface. Upon reaching Ahmedabad check-in at the hotel. Take some rest and head on for a 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. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 3 : Ahmedabad - Lothal - Palitana

In the morning post breakfast, go on a tour to visit havelis of Ahmedabad. After the visit to havelis in Ahmedabad start for Lothal. On reaching Lothal visit the excavations of a Harappan site the place that is admired for its extended nature, scientific positioning and constructional skill. It is a wonder that people during the times of Harappan Civilization knew so much about technology. In the evening return to Palitana for overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4 : Palitana - Diu

After an early breakfast in the morning, leave for Diu. Stop midway to visit the Jain temple complex situated on the top of Shatrunjaya Hill. There are more than 1300 temples that are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place by Jain devotees. After the visit resume your drive to Diu. After reaching Diu,  check-in at one of our listed hotels. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 : Palitana - Somnath - Gir

Next morning drive straight to 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, head to Gir.  Upon reaching Gir, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 6 : Gir - Junagadh - Gondal

Early morning drive to Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park. Enjoy the elephant safari to explore the exotic wildlife at Gir National Park. After breakfast proceed to Gondal. On the way visit Junagadh. The major sightseeing tour includes places like Akshar Mandir, Bhavnath Temple, Damodar Kund, Darta Hill and the Emperor Ashoka’s Rock Edicts. After the visit resume your drive to Gondal. On reaching Gondal check-in at the hotel. 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. Mandir

Day 7 : Gondal -Dasada

After breakfast drive straight to Dasada. Upon arriving, Check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, pay a visit the artisans in the village. Later in the evening move out on an excursion to the Little Rann of Kutch to have a view of desert wildlife through the gates of the fortified village of Jhijhwada.  Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8 : Dasada - Modhera - Patan - Balaram

On the 8th day of the tour drive down to Modhera. The Sun temple of Modhera is one of the finest examples of Hindu temple architecture in the western India. Later drive to Patna to view the magnificently carved 11th century stepwell. Then proceed to Balaram via Sidhapur known for its mansions and princely Palanpur. Check-in at the hotel in Balaram for the night stay.

Day 9 : Balaram - Taranga - Vadnagar - Ahmedabad

In the morning after breakfast, head to Ahmedabad. En route visit Vadnagar and Taranga . The major tourist attractions of Vadnagar include Tana Riri memorial, the 17th century Vishnu and Shiva temples, and several Nagar Brahmin havelis. Upon reaching Taranga visit the beautiful Taranga Jain Temples and many historic buildings. Continue to Ahmedabad. Upon reaching, Check-in at one of our listed hotels. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 : Ahmedabad

In the morning post breakfast, transfer to Ahmedabad airport to catch a flight for onward destination.




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