On arrival in Ahmedabad, meet our tour manager and transfer to the hotel.
Ahmedabad is the largest city of Gujarat and also culturally significant. The city was founded somewhere in the 11th century and shot to political importance after Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi made it his base. It has a vibrant culture, and numerous state and national festivals are celebrated here with a lot of zeal.
After checking-in at the hotel, relax for a while and then proceed for City tour.
After admiring the temple's beauty, return to the hotel in Ahmedabad for a relaxing overnight stay.
In the morning, check-out of the hotel and proceed towards Bhavnagar.
On arrival in Bhavnagar, visit Palitana Jain temples near the city.
Palitana Temples, 863 in total, are constructed atop a hill called Shatrunjaya. It is said to be the site where Adinatha – the first Jain Tirthankara – delivered his first sermon. The summit is reached via a flight of 3750 steps and is frequented by people in large numbers. Jains believe that visiting these temples on the hill will lead them to eternal salvation.
Later in the evening, head to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Early in the day, check-out of the hotel and move towards Diu.
The seaside town of Diu is located in the southern extreme of Gujarat. It is separated from the Indian mainland by a narrow strip of the inlet called the Gulf of Khambhat. This little town was a busy seaport between the 14th and 16th centuries, and was essential for the rulers of those days to maintain their influence in the region. Diu is dotted with serene beaches, historical Portuguese forts, churches and heritage museums.
On arrival in this beautiful place, check-in at the hotel for your overnight stay.
In the morning, set out for a sightseeing tour in the region.
On this tour, visit the sacred Gangeshwar Mahadev temple, located about 3 km from Diu. It has an amazing setting with expansive fields on one side and the endless sea on the other. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has five Shiva lingas of different sizes. As per legends, they were erected by the Pandavas during their 13 years of exile, hence the lingas are of different sizes.
Later in the day, return to your hotel and stay overnight.
In the morning, check-out of the hotel and travel to Somnath.Here, pay homage at the famous Somnath Temple, one of the most important shrines of Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas or pillars of light, which are regarded as sacred manifestations of Shiva. As per an inscription found near the temple, it is located at such a point that between it and Antarctica, there is no structure or land.
From this iconic shrine, proceed to Bhalka Tirth, which a prominent temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is situated at the site where according to Bhagavata Purana, Lord Krishna was shot in the feet by a hunter who mistook him for prey. The sanctum of this shrine has a reclining statue of Lord Krishna and that of the hunter in front of him. There is a square-shaped reservoir in the complex, with a small temple at its centre.
Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Early in the morning, check-out of the hotel and then travel to Rajkot.
Rajkot is one of the largest cities in the state of Gujarat. It was founded in 1620, and from then till the British conquest of the country, it was ruled by numerous dynasties. The city is located on the banks of the Nyari and Aji Rivers, and experiences a semi-arid climate with warm summers and cool winters. Museums, libraries, numerous temples and expansive gardens are the popular attractions here.
Upon arrival in the city, visit the Swaminarayan Temple – one of the most prominent city landmarks. The temple sits atop a high platform and is approachable via a flight of stairs. There are a number of small dome-shaped superstructures atop its open pillared halls and a trio of stone and brick towers atop the sanctum. The pillars and walls of this huge temple are ornately sculpted, and it is illuminated with multi-coloured lights in the evening.
Also in Rajkot, visit Ramakrishna Ashram, one of the centres of the famous and widely-followed Ramakrishna Mission. The ashram houses libraries, temples, apartments of members and a dispensary. Its main temple houses the remains of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, who was an Indian ascetic and the main figure of the mission. The temple has a façade designed like the main cave at Ajanta.
After the excursion, retire to the hotel for overnight stay.
Hotel Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary
Meals as per hotel plan
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle on sharing basis
Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes
GST if not mentioned in the rates
All personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls/fax, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
Anything not mentioned under Package Inclusions.
Entrance fees at all monuments and sightseeing spots
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Airfare if not mentioned in the itinerary
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12 Days / 11 Nights / Ahmedabad , India