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Royal Heritage Tour Of Gujarat

(Itinerary ID : TP218)
Package Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mathura & Vrindawan - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Kumbalgarh - Udaipur - Mumbai
Starting Price : Price Available on Request
Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Bombay by International Flight.
Meet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Hotel check in time is 12 noon.

Day 02 : Bombay
This morning you will take an excursion to the Elephanta island by motor launch. Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Bombay.

Day 03 : Flight to Ahmedabad
Transfer from hotel to airport in time for Jet Airways flight to Ahmedabad. Meet and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour.

Day 04 : Patan - Modhera - Kachchh
After breakfast you will leave by road to Patan - home of the famous patola silk saris. Patan is a beautiful old town with Jain temples and carved wooden houses. Continue your drive to Modhera. The Sun Temple of Modhera is one of the finest examples of Indian temple architecture of its period. Built in 1026 AD, the temple is dedicated to the Sun-God - Surya and stands high on a plinth overlooking a deep stone stepped tank. Still continue your drive to the Little Runn of Kachchh. Arrive and check in at RANN RIDERS CAMP.

Day 05 : Kachchh
This morning you will visit the Little Rann of Kachchh which is the breedding ground of Flamingo, Pelican & Avocet and the home of the rare Indian Wild Ass which is now a protected species.

Day 06 : Dasada to Bhuj
Today you will drive from Dasada to Bhuj, the old walled city of Bhuj is the most important town in the area. The oldest museum in Gujarat is located in Bhuj. After the earthquake most of the old parts are down. Arrive Bhuj and check in at HOTEL PRINCE. In the afternoon visit the Museum, Ayanamahal and Cenetops.

Day 07 : Bhuj
Today you will spend full day visiting the various villages to see for yourself the living style of the Bani Tribe. You will be able to have a look at their special style of embroidery called Bharat. Return to your hotel in Bhuj for overnight stay.

Day 08 : Bhuj to Gondal
Today you will drive from Bhuj to Gondal enroute visiting Rajkot, which was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra. Today it is best known as the town where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of this life when his father was a Diwan or Prime Minister of the king of Saurashtra. Visit Watson Museum. Continue your drive to Gondal and check in at ORCHARD PALACE/RIVER SIDE PALACE. Later in the afternoon visit the Naulakha Palace and the Swami Narayan Temple.

Day 09 : Gondal to Junagarh
This morning you will drive from Gondal to Junagarh and ancient fortified city rich in myth and legend. The antiquities of Junagarh go back to the times of the Emperor Ashoka. Visit the Fort and then you will drive to Sasangir. Arrive and check in at THE GIR FOREST LODGE.

Day 10 : Drive to the Sasan Gir Sanctuary
Arise early morning to have jeep drive to the Sasan Gir Sanctuary which provides refuge to that rare species. The Asiatic Lion. The sanctuary covers an area of 500 square miles of dry, open scrubland where the lions roam freely. Other wild life includes bear, antelope, hyena, fox, the nilgai or black buck. Drive Sasangir to Diu. Arrive and check in at: RADHIKA BEACH RESORT.

Day 11 : In Diu
This morning you will visit the places of interest in Diu mainly the Fort, the Church, the Museum all giving a touch of Portuguese influence. Rest of the day is to relax on the beach.

Day 12 : Relax
Day free to relax on the beach.

Day 13 : Leave Diu for Bhavnagar
After breakfast, leave Diu for Bhavnagar once the princely state which was founded in 1743 and is now a flourishing port on the Gulf of Khambhat. This is the most convenient base to visit Palitana. Arrive and check in at: HOTEL NILAMPBAGH PALACE.

Day 14 : Palitana
Today you will visit Palitana a 56Kms drive from Bhavnagar, Palitana lies at the foot of the Shatrunjaya Hill, witha the Shatrunjaya river flowing to its south. The sacred hill rises in a crescendo of magnificent temples 863 in all. The 600 metre climb to Shatrunjaya is usually made on foot. However, Dolis or lift chairs are also available at extra cost. Return to Bhavnagar for overnight stay.

Day 15 : Flight to Bombay
Transfer from hotel to airport in time for your Jet Airways flight to Bombay. Arrive and transfer to hotel.

Day 16 : Tour Ends
Transfer from hotel to airport in time for your flight to the next destination.


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