Airport welcome and transfer to your Hotel.
Afternoon tour of old Ahmedabad, a maze of temples, mosques, bazaars and underground stepwells. Highlights include Siddi Saiyad’s Mosque, the Teen Darwaza, Jami Masjid, Rani Rupmati’s Mosque and the Swaminarayan Temple. Many of these beautiful structures were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Pre-dinner visit to the Hussain-Doshi Gufa, an underground art gallery designed by renown Indian architect B. V. Doshi, a resident of Ahmedabad.
Morning visit to The Calico Museum, which houses an outstanding collection of rare textiles and cloth paintings. This will be followed by a visit to two innovative buildings designed by Le Corbusier, the Mill Owner’s Association and Sarabhai House (entry permitting).
Afternoon excursion to Adalaj Vav, the finest stepwell in Gujarat. Built in 1499, this elaborately carved well was constructed to store water and to provide a pleasant space for social gatherings. A series of stone platforms, pavilions and galleries are built into the sides of the well, winding their way down to the very bottom.
After breakfast travel to Chhota Udepur, upon arrival visit the tribal museum, and Chalti Haat Bazaar, local market where you meet tribes of different ethnic groups in the area. In the afternoon you will visit some tribal villages.
After breakfast, drive to Bhavnagar.
Upon arrival check in the hotel and relax for a while and visiting Nilambag Palace is know converted into the heritage hotel. This palace was built in 1859. This was designed by German architecture called Mr.Sims. The Gangahaja is one the major site of tourist. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. This temple is entire built with white marbles and was constructed in 1893. The Gandhi Smriti is located in the central part of Bhavnagar. You can find the collection of Mahatma Gandhi related things. The white marble temple built on the hill is known as Takhteshwar temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Another place is the Water Lock Gate. The reason for building this lake is to maintain the sea water level in the docks. In the evening you can visit the beautiful lake Gaurishankar lake. This lake is in between the small hills. This lake is beautiful and peaceful place for picnic.
Full day excursion to Palitana Jain temples.
Palitana is situated at a distance of 51 km from Bhavnagar and serves as an important Jain pilgrimage of Gujarat. The Shatrunjay Hill located nearby the place hosts approximately 900 big and small Jain Temples. These temples are dedicated to the 24 Jain Tirthankarars. Apart from this, the significance of the place dates back to the Mahabharata era of India. It is said that three Pandavas, Yudhishthir, Bheem & Arjun got Nirvana here. Therefore, it is known as Siddhakshetra, where one attains Moksha, amongst Jain devotees. One of the most important temples in Palitana is the Digamber Jain Temple. It is an ancient temple that encompasses 9 shrines with the idols of all the Tirthankaras.
By the end of the day return to Bhavnagar.
After breakfast a drive to the Diu. On the way to the Diu stop in the midway to visit the Somnath temple. This is the one of the oldest temples. You will find the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva in this temple. Proceed towards Diu. Upon arrive at Diu complete the check-in formalities and relax for a while. You can visit the sightseeing of Diu. The main tourist attractions of Diu are the Nagoa Beach, Diu fort, Sunset point, St Paul church.
After breakfast, you will proceed for the sightseeing of Diu. The Gangeshwar temple is located 3 km from Diu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the main attraction is the five Shivalingas. One more main attraction is the Diu Museum, The old church was built in 1598 and converted into a museum. You can see good collections of antique statues, wood carvings, idols, stone inscriptions of ancient rules. St Paul church is one of the famous church in Diu ,which is only dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. It took a decade to construct this church. The popular picnic spot is Nagoa Beach. You can enjoy the activities like water sports, pony riding, swimming. The old Portuguese landmark is the Diu Fort. This port is also known as Portuguese fort. It would be wonderful watching sunset at the Sunset point in Diu.
After breakfast a drive to Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, born in 1869. Afternoon city tour to Kirti Mandir, the memorial erected to Gandhi and his wife, in the 1950s and Gandhi’s birthplace, a 3-story 300-year-old house, with time to stop at the Chowpatty seafront and shop in the local bazaar.
Today, morning proceed to the Umbalida grasslands around Gondal. This is a very good site for quails, larks, pipits and prinias. Proceed to Sasangir on arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya. In the evening, watch movie on the lions at Shih Sadan.
Today, enjoy the morning and evening game drives in Gir National Park. A tapestry of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub and grassland, fed by rivers and reservoirs, Gir is the last abode of the Asiatic lion.
After breakfast, drive to Gondal. On the way visit Dhamadka. Dhamadka is famous for its Ajrakh hand block printing.
Later proceed to Gondal. The main attractions of Gondal are Orchard Palace, Royal Garages, Riverside Palace and Naulakha Palace. Naulakha Palace was built in the 17th century. This is the one of the most beautiful palace and also the oldest palace in Gondal. At Royal Garages you can find the wide collections of classic and vintage cars, since 1910 to 1955. The Riverside Palace was built by Maharaja Bhagwat Sinhji in 1875 AD.
This palace is beside the river Gondal. The Orchard Palace is situated in a huge complex of lawns, gardens and fruit orchards. In the evening a visit to the Veri Lake. This is the perfect place for bird watching at the nearby the lake. Birds such as black glossy, white ibis, spoonbill, crane, pelican and flamingo.
After breakfast, drive to Bhuj.
In the evening visit the oldest museum of Gujarat that is Kutch Museum and it was founded in 1877 by Maharao Khengarji. You will find the largest collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions. Visit Rao Pragmaliji’s Palace. This palace was designed by Col. Wilkins, he was Italian.
After breakfast, you will proceed to visit the Bhuj city for sightseeing. The famous palaces, Hindu temples and wooden pavilions. One of the main tourist attractions in the Bhuj city is Prag Mahal. This Mahal was built in 1879. This was constructed by Rao Pragmalji II. It was designed by Colonel Henry SaInt Wilkins Visit the Aina Mahal. This was built in the 18th century and the walls are made up of white marble. You can see the hall of mirrors also. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was constructed in 1824. This temple is dedicated to Nar Narayana and Swaminarayan. This temple was reconstructed after the 2001 earthquake. Visit the Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan, this museum was built by a scholar, Ramsinhji K Rathod. You will find collections of books related to art and culture. You can enjoy watching the famous craftsmanship, wooden art, embroidery, paintings, art in the Bunny village.
Morning after breakfast a drive to Mandvi. Enjoy the full day excursion in Mandvi. Enjoy at the most important beach in Gujarat i.e Mandvi Beach. One of the main attractions of Mandvi is the Vijay Vilas Palace. This palace was constructed by Rao Vijayrajji and this was the summer retreat. Visit the Bandhni Bazar. It is famous for its production in Bandhani(tie-dye). The Topansar lake is the main source water of the city.
After breakfast a drive to Dasada, a small village inhabited by artisans, farmers and cattle herders. Today, you are going to the well-known Queen’s step well- built in 1050 A.D. and then the silk weavers in Patan- popular for Patola and Ikkat weaving. Later, you cover the Sun Temple of Modhera, erected in 1026 A.D. you will have a night stay at Rann Riders, a popular eco-friendly safari resort.
Dasada Taluka occupied by the pastoral communities such as the Bharwads and Vadiara Rabaris along with nomadic or semi-nomadic groups such as the Mirs and Bajanias. The afternoon is fixed for a safari into the Little Rann of Kutch. Spot the amazing desert wildlife and bird species around the lake. Also witness the life of the Koli tribes. Later you will proceed to visit Bird Sanctuary. Such as pied woodpecker, black headed cuckoo shrike, Bonelli’s eagle.
An early start for Ahmedabad today, where you’ll spend three nights, visiting the towns of Modhera and Patan en route.
Modhera is the site of a famous medieval temple dedicated to the Sun God. Nearly a thousand years old, its richly carved interior, adorned with sculptures of voluptuous maidens and mythical creatures and capped by an intricately carved ceiling, features statues of twelve adityas, representing the different months and solar phases of the year. Immediately outside the temple is a beautiful 11th century step well, though it’s nowhere near as spectacular as the Rani-ki-Vav at Patan, your second stop of the day.
Fly in the morning to Mumbai to catch your onward flight back.