12 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Bhavnagar - Palitana - Ahmedpur Mandvi - Sasan Gir - Junagadh - Rajkot - Wankaner - Ahmedabad - Mumbai.
The Explore Gujarat tour is designed to offer you the contrasting flavors of India. While on this tour you will visit some of the colorful and celebrated tourist cities of the country. While on this tour explore the Elephanta caves- the rock-cut cave temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva in Mumbai. Also visit the major hotspots in Mumbai including the Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach and Marine Drive. Moving forward, take in a guided tour to Takhteshwar Temple and the Gandhi Smriti Memorial, at Bhavnagar.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
On reaching Mumbai airport, meet our representative who'll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Later in the day move out on an excursion to the sightseeing of Mumbai. The major hotspots to visit include Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive etc. Overnight stay in Mumbai.
After breakfast, proceed towards Elephanta caves for a sightseeing tour. These caves are located on an island that is a few miles away from the Gateway. These caves can be reached by ferry from the Gateway of India. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which the Mahesh Murti cave is of great importance. In this cave Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. In the afternoon board a cruise back to Gateway of India, after lunch pay a visit to Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Parliament House and Jain Temple. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Next morning after breakfast, transfer to Mumbai domestic airport to catch a flight to Bhavnagar. After arrival at Bhavnagar, our representative would arrange a smooth transfer to one of the city hotels. Spend some time resting in your room. In the afternoon set off for sightseeing of Bhavnagar. The major tourist hotspots include the Takhteshwar Temple and the Gandhi Smriti Memorial. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive towards Palitana- the most sacred sites of Jainism. This place is scattered with a lot of temples in the Shatrunjaya hill. This hill consists of a total of 1300 temples featuring exquisite sculpture and carving. Upon reaching Palitana, check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon proceed to climb the 600-meter Shatrunjaya hill on foot to enjoy the temple excursion. Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Next morning after breakfast, drive straight to Ahmedpur Mandvi. Ahmedpur Mandvi lies adjacent to the island of Diu. On reaching Ahmedpur Mandvi, check-in at one of our listed hotels. In the afternoon visit the beach and relax , enjoying its beautiful surroundings. The Ahmedpur Mandvi beach offers many water sports activities and an opportunity of sighting dolphins. Overnight in the hotel.
Post breakfast, proceed to the beach for full day excursion. The white and firm sand at the beach makes it ideal for walk. You may indulge in various water sports activities like water skiing, para sailing, speed boating and water scooting. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Next morning drive straight to Somnath. This is an ancient temple town. The Somnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is held in high esteem by Hindus. The temple is built on the shore of the Arabian ocean on the western corner of Indian Subcontinent. After Darshan at the Somnath temple, head to Sasan Gir. Upon reaching Sasan Gir, check-in at one of our listed hotels for overnight stay.
Early morning drive to Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park. Enjoy the elephant safari to explore the exotic wildlife at Gir National Park. After breakfast, proceed to Junagadh. As you reach Junagadh, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Later in the day visit the major tourist hotspots like Akshar Mandir, Bhavnath Temple, Damodar Kund, Darta Hill and the Emperor Ashoka's Rock Edicts. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, proceed to visit the Junagadh Fort. Later in the visit the Junagadh Zoo that was set up in 1863 to save lions from extinction. The Junagadh zoo allows you to visit a large number of lions, leopards and tigers. Also visit Fort Uparkot and Sakerbagh Garden, providing a panoramic view of Girnar Mountains. Rest of the day free for relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, leave for Wankaner by car. Stop mid way to visit Rajkot. The major tourist hotspots to visit include the Watson Museum Located in the pleasant Jubilee garden, Swaminarayan Temples and Gurukul. After the visit resume your drive to Wankaner. As you reach Wankaner, check-in at one of our listed hotels. In Wankaner you can experience the mix culture of Saurashtra, north Gujarat and Kutch. Rest of the evening free for leisure and relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast leave for Ahmedabad by road. On reaching Ahmedabad, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax till afternoon, in your hotel room. After lunch moves out on a sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad to visit the Calico Museum Of Textile. This is one of India's finest specialized museums. Moving head during the day visit the other major tourist attractions like the Gandhi Ashram, Bhadra Fort. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, proceed to a sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad, visiting the magnificent Mosque of Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, white marbled Hathee Singh's Temple , the beautiful Jama Masjid, Dada Hari Baoli, Calico Textile Museum, Sabarmati Ashram and Shaking Minarets. Afternoon visit to Akshardham Temple. Afternoon excursion to Kankaria Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning post breakfast, transfer to Ahmedabad airport to catch a flight for onward destination.