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
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
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
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
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
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