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Treasures of Gujarat

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Route : Ahmedabad Bhavnagar Sasan Gir Gondal Wankaner Bhuj

12 Days / 11 Nights

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Ahmedabad, the textile hub of India.


Arrive in India, for your Treasures of Gujarat Tour.

AM:

  • Arrive Ahmedabad
  • Welcome at airport
  • Transfer to hotel

Day 2

Day in Ahmedabad


Discover the first city of your Treasures of Gujarat Tour, pacing through Ahmedabad, a major textile hub of India.

AM:

  • Morning at leisure to relax the jet lag

PM:

  • Visit the utensils museum at Vishala followed by a traditional Gujarati meal at the Vishala restaurant.

Day 3

Day in Ahmedabad


Discover Ahmedabad on your Treasures of Gujarat Tour with a visit to the textile museum, the Gandhi Ashram and other local sights of Ahmedabad.

AM:

  • Visit the Calico Textile museum, which has a rich collection of textiles of Indian origin collected from all over the world.

PM: Enjoy a city sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to

  • The Jammi Masjid, a beautiful mosque built by King Ahmed Shah
  • The Siddhis Bashir mosque famous for its shaking minarets
  • Rani Rupmati’s mosque, a mosque dedicated to the Hindu queen of King Ahmed Shah
  • The Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati.

Day 4

Drive to Bhavnagar, a major industrial town of Gujarat. (180 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Today, your Treasures of Gujarat Tour takes you to Bhavnagar, en-route experiencing the glory of Jainism.

AM:

  • Drive to Bhavnagar visiting the Jain temples at Palitana enroute. The Palitana Jain temple is among the most important pilgrimage sites of the Jains. Situated atop a hill, it takes more that 3000 steps to climb up to the temple. Palanquins (piggy back on human carriers) can be hired for the climb.

PM:

  • Arrive Bhavnagar, check-in at hotel.
  • Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 5

Drive to Sasan Gir, home to the famous Asiatic Lions. (240 Kms / 5 Hrs)


Enjoy the thrill of your Treasures of Gujarat Tour with a visit to Gir national park, the last abode of the Asiatic lions in India, where you will enjoy a camp stay in the wilderness.

AM:

  • Drive to Sasan Gir, famous for the Gir National Park. The Gir national park is the only sanctuary in India where you can spot the famous Asiatic lion in its natural habitat. Apart from these royal animals, the park also has good concentration of leopards, sambars, deers, marsh crocodiles etc. The park is also  a paradise for bird watchers with frequent sightings of changeable hawk eagle, crested serpent eagle, Bonneli's eagle, Peregrine falcon, black-hooded and golden oriels, marshall's and common iora

PM:

  • Enjoy a jeep safari in the national park
  • Return to your wilderness camp for night stay

Day 6

Day in Gir


Continue the thrill of your Treasures of Gujarat Tour, enjoying game drives in the national park.

AM:

  • Enjoy a morning jeep safari in the park spotting the wild animals going about their daily chores.

PM:

  • Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park.
  • Return to your wilderness camp for night stay

Day 7

Drive to Gondal, a princely town of Gujarat (140 Kms / 3 Hrs)


Cherish the splendour of your Treasures of Gujarat Tour, with a visit to the princely town of Gondal.

AM:

  • Drive to Gondal, a heritage town dotted with forts and palaces.

PM: Enjoy a sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to,

  • Naulakha Palace, the oldest palace in Gondal. This palace has beautiful carvings and jharokhas as well as good collection of silver caskets used by the royal families
  • The Royal Garage, showcasing an extensive collection of vintage cars

Day 8

Drive to Wankaner, a royal city of Gujarat (105 Kms / 2 Hrs)

Continue the Gujarat trail in your Treasures of Gujarat Tour, with a visit to the royal city of Wankaner.

AM:

  • Drive to Wankaner.
  • Enroute visit the Nal Sarovar Lake, a paradise for bird watchers

PM:

  • Arrive Wankaner and check-in at hotel
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure

Day 9

Excursion to Jamnagar, to see fantastic fabric beautification techniques (110 Kms / 2 Hrs – One way)


Discover Jamnagar in your Treasures of Gujarat Tour .

AM:

  • Enjoy a day return trip to Jamnagar, a city known for its tie and dye work and gold embroidery.
  • Spend the day visiting factories and households, learning the intricacies of these arts.

PM:

  • Drive back to Wankaner for overnight stay.

Day 10

Drive to Bhuj, the gateway to Katchh and the handicrafts hub of Gujarat. (195 Kms / 3 Hrs)


Encounter rural India in your Treasures of Gujarat Tour by visiting Bhuj, one of the main centres of handicrafts in Gujarat.

AM:

  • Drive to Bhuj, the headquarters of Katchh district, the second largest district in India. Bhuj is famous as the shopping destination for local handicrafts of Gujarat. The villages around Bhuj specialise in different forms of handicrafts like cotton weaving, tie & dye work, block printing etc. Bhuj can also be made a base for visiting the wild Ass Sanctuary at the Rann of Katchh.       

PM:

  • Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 11

Day in Bhuj


Cherish rural charm in your Treasures of Gujarat Tour by visiting local villages in Bhuj.

AM/PM:

  • Visit the nearby villages around Bhuj to see the local craftsmans at work. Each village in the Katchh region specialises in different forms of handicrafts with almost every household in the village engaged in a specialist form of art.

Day 12

DEPARTURE


Big goodbye to India, as you reach the finale of your Treasures of Gujarat Tour.

AM:

  • Drive to Bhuj Airport, to catch your flight for onward destination.

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