Itinerary:-(2Nights at Ahmadabad, 1Night at Bhavnagar, 1 Night at Diu, 1 Night at Gir, 1 Night at Rajkot, 1Night at Bhui, 2 Night at Jamnagar)
1 Day Arrival at Ahmadabad
This city is a great Tourist attraction destination, as there are number of interesting places to see in and around the city. Some of the features that perfectly describe the Ahmadabad city are splendid Monuments, wonderful museums and Gorgeous Lakes. There is an abundance of sightseeing places in Ahmadabad that are truly worth a visit. Start your Tour with Siddhi Sayad Masjid,Swaminarayan Temple. Afternoon visit GandhiNagar,AksharDam Temples (30kmsone way) on the way back visit Adalaj Stepwell, which is one of the most excellent step wells or Baolis of Gujarat.
One can start with Lothal city, which is of great interest, especially, to the archaeologists, as this city was established near about 4500 years ago and was well connected with the Indus Valley cities of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa. For bird watchers, visit Nalsarovar. The best time to visit is from November to February. Nalsarovar Houses large varieties of indigenous and migratory birds. Also Patan is worth visiting, owing to the fact that it is the leading center of manufacturing of the intricately designed Patola Silk Saris. It is also the ancient capital city of Ahmadabad.
3 Day Ahmadabad/Bhavnagar
After an early check in, visit Gaurishankar Lake –is beautiful Lake between small hills. It was made by Shree Gaurishanakar Oza, the Dee wan of Bhavnagar. After this proceeds to the Victoria Park, spanning a total area of 500 acres, is a forest conserved by the Indian Government within the boundary of the Bhavnagar city. Rich in flora and fauna, the forest has varieties of Indian Birds like waders, raptors and perching Birds that attract bird watchers and nature admirers. Carry on to, the Palace of Nilambag, now converted in to a heritage Hotel, highlights the blend of western and Indian architectural style. The palace constructed in 1859 was the personal abode of Sir Takhat Singh, spend a quiet evening at Gopnath Beach, which is being profusely supplied with a dainty and Colorful Bird life along with the presence of limestone cliffs. It also houses the world’s biggest ship breaking Zone and along with that three is the sacred presence of the Talja Temple, which is built on a 352 ft high Volcanic Hill.
4Day Bhavnagar to Diu
After a 4 drive reach Diu, Diu has fine beaches, white washed churches, an imposing fort, Colorful Lisboa streets, a gorgeous climate, great seafood and loads of sunshine. The northern side of the island, facing Gujarat, is tidal marsh and salt pans, while the southern coast alternates between limestone cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches. Visit Portuguese Fort which was built in 1535, with additions made in 1541, the massive, well preserved Portuguese Fort with its double moat (one tidal) must once have been impregnable, but sea erosion and neglect are leading to a slow collapse. Cannonballs litter the place and the ramparts have a superb array of cannons. The lighthouse is Diu’s highest point, with a beam that reaches 33km. shell Museum–a labour of love. Captain Devjibhai Vira Fulbaria, a merchant navy captain, has collected shells for over 50 years.
5 Day Diu Local
In the Diu local site the Cannonballs litter the place and the ramparts have a superb array of cannons. The lighthouse is Diu’s highest point, with a beam that reaches 33km. shell Museum – a labour of love. Captain Devjibhai Vira Fulbaria, a merchant navy captain, has collected shells for over 50 years. Close to Diu Town, Fudam has a simple Church is a wedding cake of a church,founded by Jesuits in 1600 and then rebuilt in 1807. Inside it’s a great barn, with a small cloister next door, above which is a school. Daily mass is heard here.
6 Day Diu/Gir
Gir known as the last refuge of the Asiatic lion. The rugged, hilly, 1400/sq Km sanctuary feels beguilingly uncommercial and encompasses some beautiful forested land. It was set up to protect lions and their habitat. Since 1980 numbers have increased from fewer than 200 to an estimated 325 in May 2004.As well as lions, there are more than 30 species, including Leopards, Hyenas, Foxes, Wild Boars, Parrots, Peacocks, Crocodiles (there’s also a Crocodile- breeding Centre), Monkeys and Deer – including the largest Indian antelope (nigais), graceful chinkara gazelles, chow –singhas and barking deer. Visit the sactuary and if you wish to spend more time in the Jungle book a next day morning safari as well.
7 Day Gir/ Junagadh/ Rajkot
Junagadh is a small city, practically void of tourists and ideal for aimless meanderings. It’s an ancient, fortified city at the base of spectacular Girnar Hill, which towers over town like a cloudy, holy spectre. The area around the Durbar Hall Museum is dotted with exotic old building, the city is named after the fort that enclosed the old city (jirna means old). Dating from 250 BC, the Ashokan Edicts nearby are testament to its earthly age. Arrival in Rajkot by late afternoon Mahatma Gandhi lived in Rajkot; you can visit his Family Home known as Kaba Gandhi No Delo, This is the house where Gandhi lived from the age of six and it contains lots of interesting information on his life. The Mahatma’s passion for the hand loom is preserved in the form of a small weaving school.
8 Day Rajkot/Bhui
The Capital of Kutch is an interesting outback city resurrected form the 2001 earthquake. The beguiling bazaars sell amazing Kutch handicrafts and some Historic buildings, such as the Aina Mahal and Prag Mahal have an eerie beauty that makes Bhuj more than just a springboard for visits to the surrounding tribal villages. Local sightseeing in Bhuj–Sarad Bagh palace - This graceful Italianate palace was built in 1867, in the midst of shady trees full of crows and bats. It lost most of the 3rd floor in an earthquake and the former dining hall, which houses an eclectic museum and Prag Mahal – Prag Mahal is in a forlorn state, damaged by an earthquake and dusty, but is worth visiting for its ghostly, exuberant Durbar Hall, with broken Chandeliers and gold skirted classical statues Several scenes from Lagaan, the much–acclaimed Bollywood Cricket Blockbuster, were filmed here.
9 Day Bhui/Jamnagar
Jamnagar is another Gujarat delight, a fabulous, little – visited city, overflowing with ornate, decaying buildings and coourful bazaars displaying the town’s famous, brilliant – coloured bandhani– produced through a laborious 5000 Year old process involving thousands of tiny knots in a piece of folded fabric. Visit Lakhota Palace museum. This diminutive mid 19th Century palace on Ranmal Lake once belonged to the Maharaja of Nawanagar. It houses a small museum which at the time of research, was closed for renovations. It’s striking building with some fine woodcarving and grotesque gargoyles, though the lake itself is a polluted mess.
10 Day Jamnagar to Dwarka
Dwarka literally feels like the end of the earth. This remote pilgrimage town at the extreme western tip of the Kathiawar peninsula is one of the four most holy Hindu sites in India – Krishna is said to have set up his capital here after Mathura. It’s a well organized town, busy with pilgrims and farmers. Men wear white clothes and red turbans and both men and women are weighed down with gold nugget like Jewellery. It gets packed with pilgrims at festival times. Archaeological excavations have revealed five earlier cities lying just off the coast Submerged as the sea encroached. The town swells to breaking point for Janma –Stami in August/ September in celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday.
11 Day Departure
Back to Home to Jamnagar. Drop in Railway Station /Bus Stand by Train/Bus.
This Package Includes:
1. Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic)
2. Breakfast and Dinner. (only vegetarian meals served in)
3. Transport services by an exclusive vehicle as per itinerary.
4. All applicable taxes.
5. Honeymoon Package add on like flower decoration, Honeymoon cake, candle light Dinner etc. will cost Rs-000 extra.Tentative cost of this Package for Two Adults is Rs-000/-Exclusive Travel by Tata Indica/ Alto Car-Rs-000/- extra for Swift Dzire/Etios/Indigo Vehicle. Cost may increase or decrease depending on your travel dated and number of persons.
Approvied By Govt. of Himachal Tourisam