Day 1 – Arrival in Ahmedabad
Morning or evening: Start your complete Gujarat Tour Package with the arrival at the Ahmedabad international airport. On arrival, welcome by our local representative and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 – Ahmedabad: Sightseeing
Morning: After breakfast, start your visit of Ahmadabad with the historic Sabarmati Ashram, once the home of Mahatma Gandhi and a pivotal location in India’s fight for freedom. From there, journey to the Calico Museum of Textiles to marvel at a stunning array of textiles and historical artifacts (the museum is open all the days except Mondays and holidays).
In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, renowned for its detailed lattice work. Continue your tour to the architectural wonder of the Jhulta Minar, or Shaking Minarets, followed by a serene visit to the age-old Kankaria Lake.
As the evening descends, experience the vibrant energy of the Law Garden night market. This bustling marketplace, teeming with handicrafts and tantalizing street food, offers a perfect ending to your day’s adventure.
Day 3 – Ahmedabad / Patan / Modhera / Dasada
Morning: In the morning drive to the historic city of Patan, renowned for its exquisite Patola silk sarees. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city with a visit to Rani Ki Vav. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a stunning stepwell, adorned with intricately carved sculptures depicting mythological scenes and figures, making it a testament to the architectural prowess of its time.
Afternoon: Continue your journey towards to Modhera, the home of the magnificent Sun Temple. An epitome of architectural excellence, this temple is dedicated to the Sun God, and is characterized by its striking sculptures, intricate carvings, and the harmonious interplay of light and space.
Evening: On arrival check in to your hotel in Dasada and evening free at your hotel.
Day 4 – Exploring the Exotic Wildlife of Dasada in the Little Rann of Kutch
Morning: After breakfast at your hotel begin your morning by diving into an adventurous safari across the unique salt marshes of the Little Rann of Kutch. This region is renowned for its ethereal landscape and diverse wildlife, including the critically endangered Indian Wild Ass. As you traverse the marshes, immerse yourself in the raw beauty and tranquility of this untouched wilderness.
Afternoon: In the afternoon indulge your senses in a feast of avian diversity with a jeep safari to explore the tribal villages of little Rann of Kutch. In the evening, return to your hotel and free time to relax at your hotel.
Day 5 – Dasada / Bhuj
Morning: After the breakfast, drive to Bhuj, a city steeped in a rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural marvels. This city is a testament to the brilliance of artisans and craftsmen who have left their mark over centuries.
Afternoon: Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the spectacular architectural splendor of the Aina Mahal and Prag Mahal. Both these palaces showcase a unique blend of Indian and European architectural styles. The Aina Mahal, with its intricate mirror work, is a testament to the masterful craftmanship of the 18th century. On the other hand, Prag Mahal impresses with its detailed carvings, Corinthian pillars, and Gothic arches.
Evening: In the evening explore the vibrant local markets of Bhuj, where the pulse of the city’s culture and lifestyle beats. From intricately handcrafted textiles to local knick-knacks and authentic street food, the markets of Bhuj offer an unforgettable sensory experience.
Day 6 – Bhuj – Banni Villages – Bhuj
Morning: In the morning after breakfast, start your exploration of the enchanting Banni villages, a haven renowned for its intricate handicrafts and tribal villages. Be prepared to marvel at the distinctly designed buildings and homes that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the area.
Afternoon: Immerse yourself in the local culture by engaging with gifted artisans known for their exceptional textile craftsmanship. Gain firsthand knowledge about the region’s deeply-rooted textile traditions, including the delicate art of embroidery and the time-honored technique of block-printing.
Evening: As the sun sets, return to your hotel in Bhuj and evening free.
Day 7 – Bhuj – Mandvi – Bhuj
Morning: After breakfast set off for Mandvi, a charming coastal town renowned for its traditional shipbuilding yard. This yard, still operational, offers a unique glimpse into the centuries-old craft of wooden ship construction.
Afternoon: Visit Vijay Vilas Palace, an architectural gem that beautifully blends Rajput style with a touch of European influence. Post the palace visit; unwind at the tranquil Mandvi beach, where the gentle lapping of waves and soft golden sand create a serene ambience.
Evening: Return to Bhuj and evening free at your hotel.
Day 8 – Bhuj to Wankaner
Morning: After breakfast, drive to Wankaner, renowned for its majestic palace and distinctive ceramics. Along the way, take a detour to encounter the ancient remnants of Dholavira, a notable archaeological marvel, belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. Here, immerse yourself in the echoes of an ancient past as you explore the well-preserved city ruins, old artifacts, and sophisticated water conservation system.
Afternoon: As you reach Wankaner, embark on an exploration of the magnificent Wankaner Palace. This architectural wonder embodies a blend of Rajput architecture and European influences, boasting intricate carvings, opulent interiors, and sprawling gardens. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of royal heritage and soak in the panoramic views of the town from the palace’s elevated location.
Evening: Free time to relax at your hotel.
Day 9 – Wankaner to Gondal
Morning: After breakfast drive to Gondal, a city that is a treasure trove of history and grand architectural marvels. On arrival, check in to your hotel.
Afternoon: In the afternoon visit the Naulakha Palace, a magnificent testament to Rajput architecture, which also houses an intriguing collection of vintage cars, each with its own unique story of a bygone era.
Evening: In the evening, stroll through Gondal’s impeccably maintained public gardens. These gardens, with their vivid flora and tranquil ambience, provide the perfect setting for a peaceful evening.
Day 10 – Gondal / Porbandar / Dwarka
Morning: After breakfast drive to Porbandar, famously known as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Explore the heritage of Kirti Mandir, the ancestral home where Mahatma Gandhi spent his formative years, now transformed into a museum boasting a rich collection of Gandhi’s personal artifacts and letters.
Afternoon: The journey continues to the sacred city of Dwarka, one of the four important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Here, marvel at the architecture and spiritual energy of the centuries-old Dwarkadhish Temple, an awe-inspiring structure marked by its towering shikhara (spire), intricate carvings, and rich history.
Evening: In the evening, immerse in the ethereal atmosphere of the evening aarti (prayer ceremony) at the Dwarkadhish Temple. This divine experience, enveloped by the harmonious chants and radiant light of countless diyas, offers a perfect end to a day of spiritual
Day 11 – Dwarka
Morning: After breakfast start your exploration with Bet Dwarka, an island believed to be the true abode of Lord Krishna. You’ll embark on a brief, yet picturesque boat ride to reach this destination.
Afternoon: A visit to the ancient Rukmini Devi Temple is next on the agenda. Admire the architectural beauty of this 12th-century shrine, dedicated to Lord Krishna’s wife, Rukmini. Following this, visit Gomti Ghat, a sacred site where pilgrims partake in holy baths. Make sure to explore the local markets of Dwarka, where you can purchase religious artifacts and local souvenirs.
Evening: Free at your hotel for relax or stroll in the streets of Dwarka.
Day 12 – Dwarka / Junagadh
Morning: After breakfast drive to Junagadh. Check – in upon arrival in Junagadh, an ancient city surrounded by the Girnar hills.
Afternoon: Explore the Uparkot Fort, an ancient fortress that has withstood 16 sieges over 1000 years. We’ll explore the Buddhist cave sites within the fort, a testament to the city’s diverse cultural influences. Next, we head to the Ashoka Rock Edicts. These large boulders engraved with edicts by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka provide valuable insights into his reign and philosophy. At last visit the intricately carved tomb of Nawab of Junagarh, Mahabat Khan.
Evening: In the evening, explore the vibrant bazaars of Junagadh. This is an opportunity to indulge in the tantalizing flavors of the local street food and shop for artisan-made traditional crafts, a perfect end to a day steeped in history and culture
Day 13 – Junagadh / Somnath / Sasangir
Morning: After breakfast drive to Somnath, a sacred temple, steeped in rich history and mythology, houses the revered Jyotirlinga, symbolizing the eternal light of Lord Shiva.
Afternoon: Then set off to Sasangir, the renowned sanctuary known as the last refuge of the majestic Asiatic lions. Begin the day with a visit to the Gir National Park, an impressive wildlife refuge. Besides being home to several Asiatic lions and leopards, the park also shelters a wide range of bird species, offering a splendid feast for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. .
Evening: Upon arrival check- in to your hotel and evening free.
Day 14 – Sasan Gir
Morning: Early morning embark on an exciting morning safari through the diverse trails of Gir National Park. Get a chance to spot Asiatic Lions, Leopards, and numerous bird species in their natural habitat. Immerse yourself in the thrilling experience of observing wildlife in its raw and unfiltered form.
Afternoon: Venture into the Devaliya Safari Park, an encapsulated zone within Gir that guarantees a lion sighting. Capture your memorable encounters with the king of the jungle. In the late afternoon take time to visit the neighboring tribal villages. Get a unique insight into the authentic lifestyle, traditions, and culture of the local Maldhari community.
Evening: Revel in a leisurely evening at the resort, basking in the tranquility of nature.
Day 15 – Sasangir to Diu
Morning: After breakfast drive to Diu, a captivating coastal town steeped in Portuguese history. Visit the majestic Diu Fort that stands as a testament to the town’s illustrious past. Wander through the ancient stone walls, take in the sweeping views of the Arabian Sea and feel the whispers of history echoing through the ruins.
Afternoon: Venture into St. Paul’s Church, the epitome of ornate Portuguese architecture in Diu. Admire the intricate woodwork and stunning altars before heading to the tranquil Nagoa Beach. Dip your toes in the calm waters, relish the golden sand under your feet, or partake in the thrilling water sports for an adrenaline rush.
Evening: Evening free at your hotel or relax.
Day 16 – Diu
Day at leisure on the beach.
Day 17 – Diu / Palitana / Bhavnagar
Morning: After breakfast drive early from Diu to Palitana, the city that houses the magnificent Shatrunjaya Hills. Known for its illustrious array of Jain temples, Shatrunjaya Hills is a sight to behold. Choose to challenge yourself with an invigorating climb to the peak. Either way, the reward of over 900 meticulously crafted temples at the summit is a sight that transcends earthly beauty.
Afternoon: Dedicate your afternoon to wander amongst the sacred temples, each brimming with a unique spiritual aura. Pay special attention to the Adinatha Temple and Chaumukha Temple, both boasting of startlingly exquisite carvings and intricate designs that reflect the grandeur of Jain architectural style.
Evening: Evening arrive at your hotel in Bhavnagar and time to relax.
Day 18 – Bhavnagar to Vadodara
Morning: After breakfast drive to Vadodara, a city that seamlessly blends its royal heritage with modern vibrancy. Upon your arrival check in to your hotel.
Afternoon: Visit to Laxmi Vilas Palace. This enormous edifice is considered one of the largest private residences in the world, boasting a stunning blend of Indian and European architectural styles, verdant gardens, and an exquisite collection of old armory and sculptures in its museum.
Evening: Conclude your day at the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, a testament to Vadodara’s royal lineage. This museum houses an impressive array of art and artifacts, including European paintings, Greco-Roman artifacts, and miniature murals, all collected by the royal Gaekwad dynasty. Its collection provides a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and refined aesthetic sensibilities of the royal family.
Day 19 – Vadodara: The Historical Charm of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
Morning: After breakfast visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. Step back in time as you explore the ruins of magnificent mosques, intricate temples, and powerful fortresses that pepper the scenic landscape. Each structure is a testament to the distinctive blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural influences. Don’t miss out on the intricately-carved Jama Masjid, a marvel of architectural grandeur.
Afternoon: Venture further into the archaeological park. Ascend to the top of Pavagadh Hill, where the revered Kalika Mata Temple awaits. You have the option to embrace the challenge of a hill trek or take a more leisurely cable car ride. Whichever route you take, the panoramic view from the summit and the spiritual serenity of the temple make this a memorable experience.
Evening: Return to the vibrant city of Vadodara and relax at your hotel.
Day 20 – Vadodara / Lothal / Ahmedabad
Morning: After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad. On the way visit the ruins of Indus valley town of Lothal.
Evening: Evening free to explore the Manek Chowk. This bustling marketplace undergoes a mesmerizing transformation, morphing into a vibrant street food hub as night sets in. Immerse yourself in the lively ambience, sampling a smorgasbord of local delicacies that capture the true essence of Ahmedabad’s culinary scene.
Day 21 – Ahmedabad: Departure
Morning or evening: Transfer to Ahmedabad airport to catch your flight back home, concluding your comprehensive complete tour of Gujarat.
Air conditioned comfortable private vehicle according to the number of passengers (parking fees, petrol, road taxes, and tolls included).
An experienced basic English-speaking driver (including accommodation, meals and salary).
Accommodation on twin/ double sharing basis with breakfast and taxes included.
Two safaris in jeep in the little Rann of Kutch.
Two safaris in Sasan Gir National Park in Jeep.
Two bottles of water per day per person in the vehicle.
The price does not include
Lunches & dinners (except those mentioned in “price includes”).
Entrances to monuments.
Other personal expenses.