13 Days / 12 Nights
Day 01 Arrive Mumbai
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to hotel. Mumbai - a fascinating mix of commercial hustle & bustle, grand Victorian styled architecture & modern day high rise buildings, the customs & colour of truly multi-cultural society. Overnight at Mumbai.
Day 02 Mumbai - Diu
Today we transfer to Mumbai airport for flight to Diu - this tiny island of breeze, beauty and serenity situated off the southern tip of the Saurashtra (Kathiawad) peninsula ofGujarat, lapped by the Arabian Sea, is a picture of calmness with superb beaches and a fascinating history. Diu was ruled by many well-known kings and dynasties during the prehistoric, ancient and medieval times. It was a Portuguese colony until 1961 amd now a Union Territory separated from Goa in 1987. On arrival transfer to hotel. Time for leisure. Overnight at Diu.
Day 03 Diu - Somnath - Porbander (220 kms)
After breakfast drive to Porbander. Enroute visit Somnath - believed was originally built by Somraj, the moon God himself out of gold. The temple is a magnificent structure that enshrines one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Later continue your drive to Porbander - the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, one can visit his former house and neighbouring shrine. The facades of houses on either sides of the streets, with series of windows, carved gateways using eclectic architectural language, invites tourists to experience the streetscape on foot and puts Porbander on the list of coastal heritage towns ofGujarat. Arrive and check in. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Porbander.
Day 04 Porbander - Rajkot (190 kms)
This morning visit Kirti Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Daria Rajmahal Palace, Sartanji Choro & Sudama Mandir. Post lunch drive to Rajkot - this bustling prosperous rapidly expanding city was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra and a base for western States British Government office. Late afternoon check in. Overnight at Rajkot.
Day 05 Rajkot - Bhuj (240 kms)
After breakfast tour of Rajkot, visit the temples, the Watson museum and Kaba Gandhi no Delo - the house where Gandhiji grew up. Later we drive to Bhuj - a treasure trove of heritage and culture offers to the traveller hospitality unseen in modern times known for its small, meandering streets, palaces and temples. It also has the oldest museum in the state ofGujarat & famous for their traditional handicrafts and embroidery. On arrival check in. Overnight at Bhuj.
Day 06 Tour Bhuj
Today tour Bhuj, visit the beautiful palaces and forts. Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal and Sarad Bagh Palace are some of the best known palaces of the city with great architectural splendours. On tour you will also come across the Kutch Museum, Swaminarayan Temple and Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Bhuj.
Day 07 Bhuj - Dasada (220 kms)
Today we drive to Dasada - the Rann of Kutch is a geographically unique landscape primarily known as the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary established in 1972 as the last natural habitat of the Indian wild ass (Equus Hemionus Khur) one of the three surviving species. On arrival check in. Overnight at Dasada.
Day 08 In Dasada
A safari through the sanctuary in the little Rann of Kutch is a unique experience, gives one a chance to come face to face with a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. The most famous wildlife of the region includes the Indian wild Ass, chinkara, desert fox, jackal, desert cat, caracal, nilgai, wolf, blackbuck and striped hyena. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Dasada.
Day 09 Dasada - Patan - Modhera - Balaram (190 kms)
Early today drive to Balaram. Enroute tour Patan - an ancient fortified town, one of the oldest cultural centers in the region and famous for its Patola saris. Visit Rani ki Vav, Sahastralinga Talav and Khan Sarovar. Continue your journey, tour Modhera - famous for its Sun Temple situated on the bank of the river built of delicately carved stone. On arrival check in. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Balaram.
Day 10 Balaram - Poshina (110 kms)
After breakfast proceed on visit to Poshina - Garacia tribes mainly found in Sasabkantha district are primarily farm labourers or sheepherders, known for their unique culture and traditions. They have whitish faces, sharp nose and glittering eyes. The Gowala and Garacia tribes are second cousins to each other, differing only in the manner of living. On arrival check in. Overnight at Balaram.
Day 11 Balaram - Ahmedabad (190 kms)
Today drive to Ahmedabad - named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it. Today, this city is known as the 'Manchester of the East'. One of the highly industrialized cities in India, Ahmedabad is also India's Textile City. The exquisite carved wooden mansions and havelis are in no manner less than their stone counterparts in Rajasthan. The city is full of architectural delights. On arrival check in. Overnight at Ahmedabad.
Day 12 Tour Ahmedabad
After breakfast tour Ahmedabad visit the magnificent Mosque of Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, the beautiful Jama Masjid, white marbled Hathee Singh's Temple, Dada Hari Baoli, Shaking Minarets, Calico Textile Museum and Sabarmati Ashram started by Mahatma Gandhi, Kankaria Lake - the circular lake having an island garden in the middle. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Ahmedabad.
Day 13 Departure
Today we transfer to Ahmedabad airport for your onward flight.