ARRIVE AHMEDABAD BY AIR OR TRAIN
Meals: No Breakfast
Meeting and greeting on arrival and transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of Ahmedabad visiting Gandhi Ashram, Hateesingh Jain Temple, Sidi Syed Mosque, Jama Masjid, Adalaj Stepwell. Eve. Visit Akshardham Temple with laser Show Overnight at hotel
Ahmedabad was founded by sultan ahmad shah in the year 1411 a.d with Blessings of his spiritual adviser shaikh ahmad khattu ganj baksha of Sarkhej at the site of an old town of ashawal and karnavati. Ahmedabad grew in wealth and splendour for a hundred years and became the centre of skilled craftsmen and merchants. The ancient monuments in and around the City of ahmedabad may be broadly grouped under two main periods, the first that of ahmad shah - 1 datable to the first half of the 15th century a.d. , and the second, the period of mahmud begada, datable to the second half of 15th century a.d.
AHMEDABAD / DWARKA BY SURFACE 440 KMS. APPROX 7 & ½ HOURS DRIVE
After Morning Breakfast at hotel later drive to Dwarka enroute visiting Gondal on arrival check into hotel, Eve: visit Aarti at Dwarkadish Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Dwarka is one of the four holiest pilgrimage sites and main Centre of the krishna legend. It’s said that lord Krishna set his capital in Dwarka with entire yaduvanshi clan after his flight from Mathura. Archaeological excavations show that present day dwarka is the 6th city on this site, the earlier five having been submerged in the sea.
Dwarkadish Temple (Jagat Mandir) The ancient dwarkadish temple, has often been renovated, and the carvings Outside date from around the 16th century, the walls of about 12th century. A highlight of the temple is the 19th century shikara tower. The Multipillared sabha mandapa leads to a 60 pillared sanctum sanctoruim dated by scriptures 2500 years. Incredibly details sculpture decorates the Entire temple
DWARKA / BET DWARKA / NAGESHWAR JYOTIRLINGS / DWARKA
After Morning Breakfast at Hotel later drive to Somnath Dwarka enroute visiting Porbandar on arrival check into hotel & Lunch. Eve: visit Aarti at Somnath Temple. Overnight at hotel.
“Pauravelakul” and thereafter named “Sudamapuri”. It is localted at latitude north 21.37o and longitude east 69.49o on the western coast of Saurashtra where the river Asmavati meets the ocean. It has completed one thousand years on Rakshabandhan, full moon day of Shravana, in the Vikram era 2046. In fact, it is believed that Porbandar was discovered on Raksshabandhan day.
Temples, Mosques and Cemeteries Satyanarayan temple, Bhutnath Mahadev temple, Jadeshwar temple, Ramdhun temple and many more temples welcomes to pilgrims in Porbandar. Seven mosques named Nagina Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Mitthi Masjid, Khari Masjid, Sunni Vora Masjid, Takia Masjid are also famous for the visitors. Roman Catholic Church, C.N.I Protestant Church, are also well known here.
Somnath is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of lord Shiva. In the Shiva Purana and Nandi Upapurana, Shiva said, `I am omnipresent but specially in 12 forms and places, the jyotirlingas`. Somnath is one of these 12 holy places. Today, Somnath offers a holy pilgrimage, a beach holiday and a number of places of historic, religious or scenic importance. Somnath Temple: The shore temple of Somnath is believed to have been built in 4 phases-in gold by Lord Soma, in silver by Ravi, in wood by lord Krishna and in stone by Bhimadeva. Tales of its riches brought in a series of invasions, but each time the temple was raided, whether by Muhammad Ghazni who took back the silver doors and treasures or by Aurangzeb in a fanatical vein, it was restored by zealous Hindu worshippers to its original glory.