GLORIOUS GUJARAT

 

7N/8D Gujarat Starting from INR 18990* only

{2N Ahmedabad – 2N Dwarka – 1N Somnath – 2N Bhavnagar}

Suggested Itinerary,

 

Day 1: Arrive in Ahmedabad – City tour

Arrive Ahmedabad and transfer to your hotel. Later proceed for city tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Gandhi Ashram: On a quiet peaceful stretch of the Sabarmati River, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915; Sidi Sayed Mosque: One part of the wall in the old citadel of the mosque built by Ahmed Shah’s slave, Sidi Sayed; Jumma Masjid: The Friday mosque was built by the city’s founder, Sultan Ahmed Shah, in 1423; Teen Darwaja: The triple-arched gateway was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah to serve as the royal entrance to the Maidan Shahi or the Royal Square; Adalaj Step-well: Step wells were built in olden times to serve the man purposes of – holding rain water for later use, a resting place for the travellers, a watering hole for the travelers who had caravans and animals with them; Akshardham, the Swaminarayan temple of Gandhinagar, is a modern complex, built in traditional Indian architectural style from 6,000 metric tons of pink Rajasthan sandstone, carved by expert artisans from Bansipahadpur. The temple is set in a multi-acre garden called Sahajanand Van, with intricate sculptures of Hindu Gods. (Closed on Mondays). Overnight stay in Ahmedabad.

 

Day 2: Ahmedabad – Dakor – Pavagadh – Ahmedabad

Today after breakfast proceed for a day excursion to Dakor and Pavagadh. Dakor, in its earlier phases as pilgrimage centre in Gujarat, was famous for the Danknath temple, a place of Shiva worship. In the later phases, it developed into a Vaishnavites centre with the growing fame of Ranchhodraiji temple, which was built in 1772 A.D. Today this place is known not only as a pilgrimage centre but also a trading centre where one can get the articles related to puja, and other rituals. Pavagadh: Most of the Hindus in India have faith in goddess Mahakali, particularly from the western region covering the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan & Maharashtra. The famous and the oldest temple of Mahakali is situated at Pavagadh, near Vadodara, one of the main cities of Gujarat. The temple has become the place of the pilgrimage for almost all Hindus in India. This temple is among the three main Shaktipeeths in Gujarat. It has been said in Hindu Shastras that after the famous Tandava dance of Lord Shiva, the various parts of the body of Sati fell at many places. These places are called Shaktipeeths. It is said that the left breast of the Sati had fallen here at Pavagadh. As the name suggests, the temple is located on a mountain, near to the Champaner town. Later drive back to Ahmedabad. Overnight stay in Ahmedabad.

 

Day 3: Ahmedabad – Dwarka

After breakfast drive to Dwarka; arrive Dwarka and transfer to your hotel. Dwarka: An ancient city, housing one of the principal pilgrimages – Dwarkadhish temple of Hindus. According to the legend, Lord Krishna moved to this coastal town to set up a capital. Marine excavations of the Dwarka coast have revealed important evidences of ancient city. Today, it is not only a major pilgrimage site but a pleasant spot for a beach holiday. Another popular place in Dwarka, part of the Dwarkadhish Temple is Sabha Mandapa. It is a 60-pillared hall, which houses almost 2500 years old scriptures. The hall has Jharokhas offering a nice view of the nearby flowing Gomati River. Attend evening Aarti at Dwarkadhish temple. Overnight stay in Dwarka.

 

Day 4: Dwarka – Local sightseeing

After breakfast visit Bet Dwarka & Nageshwar temple. Dwarka: Bet is situated at 30kms from Dwarka and is surrounded by sea from all sides. One can reach Bet from Dwarka through Okha by road. On reaching Okha port jetty, one can reach Bet through a little sea journey by a small boat. Nageshwar Temple or Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bet Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Jyotirlinga enshrined in the Temple of Nagnath is known as Nageshwar Mahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims all around the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolises protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Lingaa become free of poison. The Rudra Samhita shloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase & Daarukaavane Naagesham’. The Rukmini temple, dating from 12 to 13 Century, was built in honour of Rani Rukmani, princess of Vidharba, which was to be married to Sishupala, but fled with Lord Krishna. This small temple, 1.5 km north of the city, is an architectural masterpiece. The temple walls are decorated with beautiful paintings and sculptures. Gopi Talav: This is the place where Lord Krishna used to play with his Gopikas. Overnight stay in Dwarka.

 

Day 5: Dwarka – Somnath

Early morning visits the Dwarkadhish Temple and witness the Aarti. After breakfast drive to drive to Somnath enroute visiting Porbandar. Porbandar, the coastal heritage town of Gujarat is located on the Saurashtra peninsula, on the Arabian Sea. This city is described in Skanda Purana as Sudamapuri and Ashmavati and had a flourishing trade with Africa and Arabia. According to the legends, this city was the main link of the great friendship between Lord Krishna and Sudama. Later visit Kirti Mandir – Kirti Mandir was the house of the Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba, his wife. This place is situated near the place where the Mahatma Gandhi was born. Later continue to drive to Somnath; arrive Somnath and transfer to your hotel. The legendary shore temple of Somnath is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The temple contains the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Later visit Rudreshvara Temple – Rudreshvara Temple is a ruined temple located near the Somnath temple. Bhalka Tirth -Bhalka Tirth is situated halfway between the Veraval and Somnath. At this place, the Lord Krishna was mistaken for a deer and wounded by an arrow. Overnight stay in Somnath.

 

Day 6: Somnath – Bhavnagar

After breakfast drive to Bhavnagar; arrive Bhavnagar and transfer to hotel. Bhavnagar was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1723 AD near the Gulf of Khambhat, on a carefully chosen strategic location having potential of maritime trade. Till independence, Bhavnagar State was ruled by the Gohil Rajput clan. Gaurishanker Lake: A beautiful picnic spot near the lake. There is also a well laid out park. Takhteshwar Temple: Situated on a hill, the site provides a panoramic view. Lock Gate: The first of its kind in Gujarat. The sea-water here is impounded by the lock gates to keep ships afloat during low tide, which could be seen with special permission. Overnight stay in Bhavnagar.

 

Day 7: Bhavnagar – Palitana – Bhavnagar

Early morning proceed for an excursion to Palitana. Palitana: A 56kms drive from Bhavnagar. Palitana lies at the foot of the Shetrunjaya hill, with the Shetrunjaya River flowing to its south. The sacred hill rises in a crescendo of magnificent temples – 863 in all – that soar in marble splendour to the top of the hill. The temples were built over an impressive span of 900 years with each generation of pilgrims making its contribution to the shrines of Shetrunjaya. The 600-metre climb to Shetrunjaya is usually made on foot. Dolis or lift-chairs are also available for the ascent. Overnight stay in Bhavnagar.

 

Day 8: Bhavnagar – Ahmedabad – Departure

After breakfast it’s time to check out. Transfer to Ahmedabad airport/railway station for your onward flight or back home.

 

Hotel Details:-

 

City

Standard Deluxe
Ahmedabad Le Grand Residency or similar

Le Grand Residency or similar

Dwarka

Damji or similar Dwarkadhish Lords Eco Inn or similar
Somnath Sun Plaza or similar

Lords Inn or similar

Bhavnagar

Top3 Lords Resort or similar

Top3 Lords Resort or similar

 

Price per person in INR:-

 

Category

Twin (Min. 2 Adults) Twin (Min. 4 Adults) Single Extra Bed Child No Bed
Standard 22990 18990 43990 6990

5990

Deluxe

25990 21990 48990 9990

8490

 

 

Inclusions:-

  • 2 Nights in Ahmedabad with breakfast
  • 2 Nights in Dwarka with breakfast
  • 1 Night in Somnath with breakfast
  • 2 Nights in Bhavnagar with breakfast
  • All transfers & local sightseeing by private AC vehicle

 

Exclusions:-

  • Airfare & Taxes
  • Any increase in Govt. taxes, Fuel price and any applicability of new taxes from the govt.
  • Any up gradation in hotel room category
  • Any meals other than specified above
  • Any sightseeing other than mentioned above
  • Any Entrance fees or Fees for video or camera permit
  • Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • GST will be applicable on total invoice

 

Notes:-

  • The above prices are valid for travel till 31st March 2019
  • High season surcharges will be applicable
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Rooms/Seats are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Vehicle will be not at disposal. If guest wish to go for additional sightseeing extra charges will be applicable
  • Please carry original ID Proof (Voter ID card /Passport/Driving License) etc. for security purpose & hotel policy
  • Early check in and late checkout subject to availability. Itineraries are subject to change
  • Cancellation charges applicable as per company policy
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised
  • We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature

 

We wish you a happy holiday!!