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Gujarat Tour


Package Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Pacakge Validity From 2013-06-06 To 2025-12-12
Destination Covered Ahmedabad - Somnath - Diu - Bhojde
Package Cost On Request

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Tour Itinerary :

Day 1: Ahmadabad - Somnath

Arrive Airport / Railway Station And Drive To Somnath. Reached And Check Into The Hotel. Refresh And Go For The Sightseeing. Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Somnath (Prabhas Patan)
Apart From Gir, This Famous Temple By This Sea Is Another Major Centre For Tourist And Pilgrims. It Is One Of India’s Twelve Jyotilingas (Spontaneously Formed Shivlingas) In 1026 Somnath’s Prosperity Drew Mahmud Of Ghazni, On The Last Of His 17 Exibitions To India. He Ransacked The Town, Plundered And Destroyed The Temple And Carried Away Camel Loads Of Gold And Precious Stones. However This Was Just One Of The Half A Dozen Times That The Temple Was Destroyed Through Its History, Dating From The Pre-Christian Era. Each Time It Was Rebuilt.

The Present Temple Built In 1947-95, Is The Seventh Reconstruction On The Original Site. It Is Illuminated Every Evening And The Sound And Light Show, Jay Somnath, Is Presented Every Night From 2000 To 2100 With The Temple As The Backdrop. The Sea At Somnath Is Often Rough And Not Safe For Swimming.

Day 2: Somnath - Diu

In The Morning Check Out From The Hotel And Drive To The Diu. Reached And Check Into The Hotel. Refresh. And Go For The Sightseeing. Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Diu
Diu, With Its Pleasant Beaches And Generally Few Tourist Crowds, Offers A Great Change Of Pace From Gujarat And Goa.

Diu Fort
The Town Central Landmark Is Diu Fort By The Portuguese During The Late 1530S. It Is Perched On Cliffs That Break The Waters At The Southeastern Coasts And Commands A Seductive View Of The Sea. The Panikota Forte Do Mar. This Stands Unperturbed In The Middle Of The Sea, Is Also Visible. This Sentinel, Skirted By The Sea On Three Sides And By A Moat On The Forth, Encloses An Area Of About 56,700 Sq M. Cannons And Canon Balls Little The Palace. A Functional Jail, Chapel Ruins And The Cavalier Lighthouse, Once The Highest Point In Diu, Exist Within The Fort Walls. In Water, A Veil Of Fog Cloaks The Island And Creates A Mysterious Ambience. Open 0700-1800.

St. Paul’s Church
This Early 17Th C. Church Decorated With Shell-Like Motifs Is Dedicated To Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception. Built In Gothic Style, It Has An Imposing Three Storied Façade. The Fantastic Wood Carved Panels And Crafted By Goan Artisans. A Local Catholic School Functions Upstairs And Services Are Held On Sunday. The Entire Structure Is Floodlit At Night.

Diu Museum
The St Thomas Church Has Been Converted Into A Museum, Which Contains Antique Statues, Various Stone Inscriptions Of The Earlier Ruler, Wooden Carving, Hindu Idols And Relics Of Jain Temples. Open 0800-2200.

Market Lane
This Street Near Zampa Gate Is Lined By Striking Mansions That Belonged To Affluent Portuguese And Indian Merchants. They Represent Everything From European-Influenced Architecture To Local Style Bungalows. The Three-Storied Nagarsheth Haveli, With Carved Balconies And Entrances, Is An Interesting Blend Of European And Indian Designs.

Day 3: Full Day At Diu

Day Free To Relax At Beach. After Noon Visit The Places Of Interest On Diu Mainly The Fort, The Church The Museum All Giving A Touch Of Portuguese Influence. Overnight At Hotel.

Day 4: Diu - Sasan Gir

Sasan Gir
Gir National Park:-
The Asiatic Lion Is The Major Attraction For Most Visitor To Junagarh, And The Gir Forest Abode. As A Result Of Excessive Hunting, Poaching And Forest Depletion, The Lion Population Was On A Dramatic Decline Before 1965, When The Government Set Up The Sanctuary Across 1153 Sq Km To Protect It. A Decade Later 258 Sq Km Inside The Sanctuary Was Declared A National Park. Currently The Lion Population Ia At About 359.

It Is Entry Point To The Sanctuary. The Forest Has Extremely Rugged And Hilly Terrain, Which Is Of Volcanic Origin. It Is Considered The Largest Dry Deciduous Forest In Western India. In Addition To The Lion There Is The Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, And Some Of 500 Leopards. With Luck It Is Possible To Sight Jackals And Leopards In Their Natural Habitat. There Are Also Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Blackbuck, Porcupine, Hare And The Rarely Seen Pangolin. The Forest Has About 300 Species Of Birds Including King Vulture, Crested Serpent Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Bush Quail, Wooden Peakar And Hornbill.

Day 5: Sasan Gir - Dwarka

In the morning check out from the Hotel and drive to Dwarka one way visit to Porbandar (130 kms +100) Visit the home of Mahatama Gandhji. Evening arrival at Dwarka. Later eveining at Dwarka.

Dwarka
Dwarka, on the west cost of Gujarat on the shore of the Arabaian Sea, features in most of the legends surrounding Lord Krishna. It is from here that the grown Lord Krishna is supposed to have ruled his Kingdom. Dwarka is significant piligrimage site for the Hindus. Dwarka is sanctified as the place where Lord Vishnu slew the demon Shankhasura. Dwarka which is known as Suvarna Dwarka(the golden Dwarka) had been very prosperous and hence got the name . The Dwarkadish temple honours Krishna Bhagwan and attacts thousands of piligrims from different parts of the country. The Dwarka of Krishna’s time lies submerged under the Arabian Sea. Krishna’s residence was at Bet Dwarka which is an island, a few kms from the mainland Dwarka Bet contains as Sudhama shrine. Marine archaeologists have excavated a huge wall which is supposed to be a part of Krishna’s capital.

The other temples in Dwarka are rukmini Devi Temple, Gomati Ghat Temples, Kalyanrai temple, the Patrani temple, Durvas temple . Sharda pith set up by Adi Shankaracharya imparts instruction in Sanskrit. Drukvan in the region is one of the Jyotirlingas.


Tour Detail :

Includes :

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing

Excludes :

  • Any Airfare/ Train Fare.
  • Meals Other Than The Ones Mentioned In The Inclusions Above And As Specified.
  • Personal Expenses Such As Monuments Entry Ticket, Telephone Calls, Laundry, Mini Bar Etc.
  • Anything Else Not Specifically Mentioned In The Inclusion Above.
  • 3.09% Govt. Service Tax.

Terms & Conditions :

The Package Cost Is Subject To Change At The Time Of Booking Due To Any Changes In Hotel Cost And Hike In Transportation & Airfare Cost. 50% Of Tour Cost Needs To Be Paid In Order To Confirm The Booking. Cultural Show, Light And Sound Show Subject To Availability At The Time Of Booking. According To The Season We Can Change The Hotels To The Same Level Or More Luxury Category. Package Cost May Be Change Due To Changes In Number Of Passengers. Travel Stoppage Or Its Sub Agent Is Therefore Not Responsible For Any Loss, Injury Sustained By The Tourists, Including Those Occurring Outside The Touring Programs. Additional Expenses Incurred Due To Delay, Accidents, Natural Disaster, Political Actions And Unrest Must Be Borne By The Tourists. Program, Prices, Services And Conditions Are Based On Those Valid At The Time Of Issuing This Voucher And Are Therefore Subject To Change Without Advance Notice Before Or During The Tour. Subject To New Delhi Jurisdiction Only.