GUJARAT TOUR 9N/10D

Form : RAJKOT

Destination: AHMEDABAD

Duration : 10DAYS

GUJARAT

 (9 Nights &10 Days)

Ahmedabad–Rajkot-Dwarka–SomnathByaPorbander-Junagadh-Diu-Ahmedabad

 

Day 1:-    Rajkot     Night.

 

Pick up from the Ahmedabad Air Port/Railway Station and drive to Rajkot& Check into the Hotel. Refresh. Go for the sightseeing. Overnight stay at Hotel.(Approx. 229km )….

 

ShrimadRajchandraji temple:-

It is situated near minara Masjid Sadar Bazar Road, Rajkot.  

Waston Museum And Land Library:-

Located in the Jubilee Gardens, the Watson Museum is named after a former British political agent Kathiyawad. Its collection includes early Indus valley artifacts, textile, paintings and colonial memorabilia. Museum: open 0800-1630 

BangdiBazzar:-

Located along Kanak Road in the old city, this market is a labyrinth of shops nestled in small lanes. You can find beadwork, tie-dye saries and other handicrafts in additions to the colourful bangles after which the market is named.


 Day 2:-   Dwarka      1st Night.

 

In the morning check out Hotel & drive to the Dwarka& Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel. (Approx. 221km )…..

 

NageshwarMahadevJyotirling:-

Situated towards Okha, this temple enshrines one of the 12 jyotilingas in India. The legend relates that centuries ago the jungle (vana) that covered this area was inhabited by a demon couple named Daruka and so it was called DarukaVana, 

Gop:-

Now popularly know as GopnathMahadev, this 6th c.shrine in NaniGop Village is one of the earliest built temples in Gujarat. Opinion is divided on whether it was originally dedicated to the Sun or to Shiva. It has a two-layered pyramid shaped roof. The high platform and the open space around the sanctum gives the temple an appearance of enhanced height..


Day 3:-   Dwarka       2ndNight.

 

Early morning go for Arti then come back at the Hotel after little rest go for the local sightseeing.Overnight stay at Hotel.


BeytDwarka:-

BeytDwarka is considered the original abode of Krishna. The island was a full-fledged port before Okha developed nearby. The main temple was built about 5oo years ago by ShriVallabhacharya, a prominent guru of the PushtimarghSampradaya, and has an idol believed to have been made by Rukmini.  

RukmaniTemple :-

Rukmini Temple, Dwarka, India dates back to the 12th century. There is a story behind this temple.


Day 4:-   Somanth     1st Night.

 

In the morning check out Hotel & drive to the SomanthbyaPorbander& Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel. (Approx. 231km )…..

 

Porbandar

Sudamapuri Temple:-

Although the temple structure is not extraordinary, it is associated with a popular tale of Krishna and his dear friend Sudama. The shrine marks where Sudama’s hut once stood and is the only temple dedicated to him in India. 

KirtiMandir:-

The main attraction for most visitors to this city is the three story house where Gandhiji was born in 1869. The spot where his mother gave birth is marked with a Swastika. A narrow stairway LEADS UP TO HIS STUDY. Adjacent to the 165-year old residence is the 24 m high KirtiMadir with 79 lamps on its peak-one for each year of Gandhiji’s life. 

Bharat Mandir and Nehru Planetarium:-

The Bharat Mandir is a permanent exhibition that hightlights the nature features and prominent spiritual and historical figures of India. Upstairs is the Nehru Planetrium, also know as Tara Mandir, with slighty outdated technology. Nearby are mud flats popular with migratory birds. It is a great spot for birdwatching. 

Sartanji no Choro:-

King Sartanji (1757-1813) commissioned this pavilion as a venue for music concerts. The ceiling is made of wooden panels with floral images. Statues of musicians and doorkeepers adorn the columns and outside corners. A water tank inside keeps the place cool.


Day 5:-   Somnath       2nd Night

 

Early morning go for Arti then come back at the Hotel after little rest go for the local sightseeing.Overnight stay at Hotel.


Somnath

Somnath Temple Old & New:-

Somnath temple, a highly revered temple, is one of the main 12 Shiva temple in India enshrining the Jyotorlingas. The temple is constructed in the Chalikya style with a height of about 155ft. 

TrivaniSangam:-

TriveniGhat in Somanth is the confluence of three holy rivers namely Kapil, Hiran and a mystical River Saraswathy. It is believed that the rivers flow to the ultimate destination of Sea from here. This symbolizes the human birth, life and death.  

GeetaMandir:-

Gita Mandir, placed at the confluence of three holy rivers known as TriveniTirtha, is a Krishna temple built by Birla family in 1970. Mythology says that Lord Krishna walked about 4km from BalukaTirtha to here after hit by the arrow by a hunter Jara. 


Day 6:-   Somnath     3nd Night.

 

Early morning drive to Sasan for Open Jeep Safari at Gir National Park then come back at the Hotel after little rest go for the local sightseeing. Overnight stay at Hotel…..

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.

 

Jambur Village:-

Jambur village just like small Africa…..


Day 7:-   Junagadh       Night.

 

In the morning check out Hotel & drive to the Junagadh& Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel. (Approx. 100km )…..

 

The Old City

Narsinh Mehta no Choro:-

This is where the renowned medieval Gujarati poet and saint, Narsinh Mehta, is believed to have sung his Bhajans. 

Tombs and Babi Kings

About a dozen mausoleums belonging to the Babi Dynasty are enclosed in one area. These include the founder of the dynasty, SherSalabat Khan, who took advantage of the weakening hold of the Mughals and proclaimed Junagarhan independent satate in 1748. 

MahabatMaqbara:-

Probably the best preserved monument from the Babi period, the maqbara is built over the grave of NawabMahabat Khan 2 (1851-82).

 Najubibi’sMaqbara:-

This mausoleum of Mahabat Khan ll’s mother has five domes with four entrance and is decorated with floral images. 

Darbar Hall Museum:-

Also known as Kacheri Hall, this was the court of the Nawabs. It is in the heart of the city near DiwanChowk consist a palanquin room and galleries displaying pictures, textile and arms. Open 0900-2215 and 1445-1800.


Day 8:-    Daman & Diu          Night.

 

In the morning check out Hotel & drive to the Diu& Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel. (Approx. 143km )…..

 

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. 

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. 

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.


Day 9:-   Ahmedabad    Night.

 

In the morning check out Hotel & drive to the Ahmedabad& Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel. (Approx. 373km )…..

 

Vaishno Devi Temple

A true replica of the famed temple in Jammu and Kashmir, this lovely shrine also depicts Vaishno Devi as the principle deity. The only difference between the two is that the latter can be visited within a couple of hours. 

Iskon Temple

The abbreviation for International Society for Krishna Consciousness. This temple depicts Lord Krishna with his beloved lover Radha, who is regarded as the epitome of true love. Also called as the Hare Krishna Temple, ISKCON temple situates in a vast area with lovely trees, which gives a serene and tranquil environ to the devotees.

Akhardham temple:-

Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades. 

Water Show at Akhardham temple:-

 A spectacular show on water screen using effects of fire, sound laser, water and video at Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, left 2,000 spectators spellbound on Saturday.

GUJARAT TOUR 9N/10D