Gorgeous Gujarat with Temples, Lions, and White Deserts

Duration : 07 Nights/08 Days
Destination : Ahmedabad - Jamnagar - Dwarka - Porbandar - Somnath - Diu - Sasangir - Junagadh - Rajkot - Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad - Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Ahmedabad-Jamnagar [315 km/approx. 6 hrs drive]
On arrival at Ahmedabad Airport / Railway station, our representative will meet you and assist you on the drive to Jamnagar. Jamnagar ‘the Jewel of Kathiawar’ is a town in Gujarat situated on the coast of Gulf of Kucth; the largest city on the westernmost side of India and the fifth largest city of Gujarat.
On arrival, check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Lakhota Lake a serene spot right in the middle of an urban center, Lakhota Palace and Museum and Bala Hanuman Temple. Evening is free for Shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Jamnagar.

Day 02: Jamnagar-Dwarka [240 km/approx. 5 hrs drive]
Today after breakfast, drive to the sacred town of Dwarka. Here, you’ll be visiting Hindu spiritual sites such as the Dwarkadeesh Temple and Gomti Ghat. In the afternoon, take a trip to Bet Dwarka, a tiny island, where you’ll visit an old Temple of Krishna. The trip from Okha on the mainland to the temple is by a local boat. En-route to Bet Dwarka, visit Nageshwar Temple - one of the 12th Jyotirlingam of Shiva, Rukmini Temple and Gopi Talav. Return back to Dwarka. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Dwarka-Porbandar-Somnath [200 km/approx. 4 hrs drive]
This morning, depart to Porbandar (75 km/1.5 hrs approx.) and visit Kirti Mandir – the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. Later, proceed to Somnath (130 km/2.5 hrs); on arrival, visit Bhalka Tirth & Somnath Temple - one of the most ancient temples in India (believed to have been built by the Gods) showcasing some of finest temple art and architecture - where you can also attend the evening Sound and Light Show. Overnight stay at hotel in Somnath.

Day 04: Somnath-Diu [90 km/approx. 2 hrs drive]
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Drive to the beautiful beach destination of Diu - a tiny island and a Union Territory of the country infused with Portuguese history. Spend the day at leisure; laze and relax on the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: Diu Sightseeing
This morning after breakfast, day is at leisure to enjoy the wide variety of water sports facilities available at the Nagoa Beach (one of the most beautiful as well as clean beaches in India). Later, visit the 400-year-old Gothic architecture styled St. Paul's Church (the last remaining fully-operational church in Diu), Diu Museum (old church turned into museum now; exhibits interesting antiques) and the colossal Diu Fort, which was built between 1535 and 1541 AD). Overnight stay at hotel in Diu.

Day 06: Diu-Sasangir [100 km/approx. 2 hrs drive]
After breakfast, proceed to Gujarat’s most popular wildlife destination, Sasan Gir. Sasan Gir or the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, is the home of the endangered and only Asiatic Lion population in the world. The forest area covers an area of 1412 sq. km. According to 2015 census, a healthy number of 523 lions roam in the jungle.
In the afternoon, visit Gir Interpretation Zone also called Devaliya National Park (a part of Gir National Park) at Devaliya and get opportunities to spot wild lions from close. Also, visit Crocodile breeding farm, and Gir Information centre where you will watch movie on lion in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Sasangir.

Day 07: Sasangir-Junagadh - Rajkot [160 km/approx. 3 hrs drive]
This morning, get ready for open Jeep Safari in the Gir National Park. Later, drive to Junagadh; a princely state once, the ancient town shines with fascinating historical significance and monuments. Visit Uperkot Fort, the oldest part of Junagadh believed to be over 2000 years old, Uperkot fort boasts a fascinating amalgamation of Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist influence in its architecture. See the 250 BC dated Ashoka’s Rock Edicts, carved out of large granite stones, with ancient Indian language inscriptions written on it; Mahabat Maqbara - a lavish looking mausoleum of erstwhile Nawab of Junagadh; Junagadh Museum, which preserves the treasures and amazing artefacts of the rulers of Junagadh. In the evening, transfer to Rajkot. Overnight stay at the hotel in Rajkot.

Day 08: Rajkot-Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad [225 km/approx. 4 hrs drive]
This morning after breakfast, proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival, visit Gandhi Ashram, then proceed to one of Gujarat’s largest temple - Akhsardham Temple. Last visit is to the spectacular five-storey Adalaj stepwell built in 1499 with intricate art on its walls; it is also the only stepwell in Gujarat with three entrance stairs. In the evening, transfer to Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.

Accommodation Chart:

Nights

City

Hotel Names

1 Night

Jamnagar

Fortune Palace

1 Night

Dwarka

Dwarakadhish Lords Eco Inn

1 Night

Somnath

Lords Inn

1 Night

Diu

Radhika Beach Resort

1 Night

Sasangir

Asiatic Lion Lodge

1 Night

Rajkot

Regenta Central

Similar/Suggestive Hotels will be provided in case of unavailability.


Cost of the Tour

USD 539 PER PERSON Valid from Jan, 18 to 31st March, 2018
USD 520 PER PERSON Valid from 1st April, 2018 to 30th Sept, 2018


Inclusions:

  1. 07 Nights’ accommodation at above Hotels.
  2. Arrival Assistance by GeTS Holidays Representative.
  3. Daily Buffet Breakfast at all the Hotels/Resorts.
  4. 1 Liter bottle of Mineral Water per person per day.
  5. Transportation using A/c Sedan Vehicle throughout the journey
  6. All Applicable Hotel and other taxes

Exclusions: -

  1. Any Airfare or Train.
  2. Guide.
  3. India Visa.
  4. Entrance Fees to monuments/sightseeing places.
  5. Any Personal Expenses.
  6. Tips to Guide & Drivers.
  7. Any other services which are not mentioned above.

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