Gujarat With Mumbai Tour
14 Nights / 15 Days
Day 01 : Mumbai
Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Rajkot - Jamnagar - Dwarka - Jamnagar - Porbandar -
Somnath - Junagadh - Gondal - Bhavnagar - Palitana - Uthelia - Ahmedabad -
Mumbai. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Mumbai
After breakfast cruise across Mumbai harbour to Elephanta Island and visit
the huge rock cut caves there. Afternoon visit Gateway of India, Princes of
Wales Museum, Hanging Garden, Tower of Silence, Dhobi Garh and Mani Bhawan.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Morning connect flight for Ahmedabad. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Afternoon visit the noted Calico Museum (closed on Wednesdays &
holidays). Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Ahmedabad
After breakfast visit Modhera and Patan. The Surya Temple at Modhera was
built in 1026 AD and is dedicated to the Sun God. Patan is the old capital
of Gujarat and home of the famous Patola silk weavers and is also noted for
the Rani Vav step well. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Ahmedabad - Rajkot
After early breakfast drive to Rajkot (approx 216 Kms. 5 Hrs. drive).
Rajkot literally means the City of the kings, the Rajas. It was founded in
the year of 1610 by Vibhaji Jadeja and Raju Sandhi. On arrival transfer to
hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour to the city includes Kaba Gandhi No Delo -
This is the place where Gandhi and his family stayed during his father's
tenure as a Minister to the King in Rajkot. The Watson museum - It houses
some of the rare portraits and photographs of royal princes of Saurashtra
and European dignitaries, 13th-century carvings, temple statues, natural
history exhibits, and dioramas of local tribal costumes and housing styles.
The Jagat Mandir - beautiful red stone carved temple dedicated to the great
saint of modern times, Ramakrishna Paramhans. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Rajkot - Jamnagar
After breakfast drive to Jamnagar (approx 90 Kms. 2 hrs. drive). On arrival
transfer to hotel. Later visit Lakhota Fort and Kotha Bastion - Lakhota Fort
is Jamnagar's Museum and its terraces display a fine collection of sculpture
that spans a period from the 9th to 18th Century. The Kotha Bastion is
Jamnagar's arsenal. One of its most interesting sights is an old 'well, the
water of which can be drawn by blowing into a small hole in the floor.
Mandvi Tower, The Darbar Gadh - a semi circular place, where he kings would
hold their public meetings. Today it has become a huge shopping area for the
locals. Bala Hanuman Temple, Jain Temples. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Jamnagar - Dwarka - Jamnagar
excursion to Dwarka - Situated on the extreme western tip of Kathiawad,
Dwarka has remained a one of the principal cities for the Hindu devotees.
The mythological city is supposed to be the 6th developed city, the earlier
five are supposed to be submerged in the ocean. Dwarka is one of the four
most holy Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and is closely related to the
Krishna legend. The Jagat Mandir: The main temple dedicated to Lord Krishna
is supposed to be built nearly 2,500 years ago around the 16th century, the
walls to about 12th century. Sixty columns support the roof of the audience
hall of the Jagat Mandir. The main temple is five-story high with the
lavishly carved conical spire rising to a height of 157 feet. Another
important temple in Dwarka is the temple dedicated to Rukmini, Lord
Krishna's wife, who is considered an incarnation of Lakshmi, the goddess of
wealth and beauty. Sharad Peeth - Research work in Sanskrit is carried on
here. Overnight at Jamnagar.
Day 08 : Jamnagar - Porbandar
After breakfast drive to Porbandar (approx 170 Kms. 3 ½ hrs. drive).
Porbandar : The actual birth town of Mahatma Gandhi (The Father of The
Nation.), the small town is a beautiful seaport on the Arabian Sea. On
arrival transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing tour includes Kirti Mandir -
the birth place of Gandhi, Sudama Temple - Lord Krishna's friend's Temple.
Also visit Tara Mandir (Planaterium) - All heavenly bodies like stars and
planets are projected scientifically by special effect movies on an overhead
round screen in a theatre and explained elaborately to the joy of the
viewers. Bharat Mandir, Chowapaty - Porbandars coastal line is just
half a kilometre away from the city, is one of the main attraction place to
visit and enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the year. Overnight at
Day 09 : Porbandar - Somnath - Junagadh
The temple of Somnath, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. According
to the legend, Somnath is as old as creation, built by none other than the
Moon God himself. The remains of the temple of Somanath "withstood the
shocks of time and survived the attacks of destroyers. The temple has
imposing architecture and is a beautiful sight facing the blue expanse of
the Arabian Sea. A short distance from the Somnath temple is Bakhla Tirth,
where Lord Krishna was said to have been struck by the stray arrow of a Bhil
tribal. The Present Temple, Kailash Mahameru Prasada is built in the
chalukya style of temple architecture. Later drive to Junagadh (approx 79
Kms. 1 ½ hrs. drive). On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free for
leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Junagadh - Gondal
After breakfast visit Uparkot Fort - the Uparkot or Upper Fort is girdled
by a wall that is, in some places, over 20m high. An ornate entrance gateway
leads to the ruins. A mosque still stands in a state of preservation. Other
than the magnificent fort, the premises hold other sites to be visited like
the two step wells, Jama Masjid and Buddhist caves. It's said the fort was
besieged for a full 12 years. In all, it was besieged 16 times. It is also
said that the fort was abandoned from the 7th to10th centuries and, when
rediscovered, it was completely over grown by jungle. Darbar Hall Museum -
The place where the Nawabs of Junagadh held a public audience, which has
been turned into a museum, Mohhabat Khan s Maqbara. Later drive to Girnar
hill - The famous mythological hill, supposed to be an extinct volcano, at
foot of which the whole town was established is respectable for Hindus and
Jains equally. On the way to Girnar, visit Ashok's Rock Edicts. In the
evening drive to Gondal (approx 75 Kms. 1 ½ hrs. drive). Overnight at
Day 11 : Gondal - Bhavnagar
After breakfast visit Dhoraji and Jetpur. At Dhoraji view the Dabarghadh
(old palace) an architectural masterpiece with fine sandstone carvings.
Jetpur is a textile town known for its woodblock and screen printing.
Afternoon Drive to Bhavangar (230 kms / 4 hrs), a flourishing port on the
Gulf of Khambhat and a good base from which to visit Palitana. Overnight at
Day 12 : Bhavnagar -Palitana -Uthelia
early breakfast visit Palitana (70 kms /1 ½ hrs) where over a period of
900 years, 863 Jain Temples have been constructed on five sacred hills -if
you wish to climb Palitana you should allow at least 4 hours to climb to the
top. Later drive to Palace Uthelia (150 kms / 3 hrs), a small comfortable
heritage guesthouse, in the heart of the village.
Day 13 : Uthelia
Morning at leisure. Explore Uthelia an agricultural village, noted for its
traditional houses. Other places of interest include nearby Lothal to see
the major archaeological site dating back to the Harrappan era 2400 -1500 BC
and the Gundi Ashram
Day 14 : Uthelia -Ahmedabad - Delhi
Morning drive to Ahmedabad (80 kms /1 ½ hrs). On arrival transfer to
Airport to connect flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 : Delhi - Onward Destination
After breakfast sight-seeing tour, which includes Jama Masjid -the largest
mosque of Emperor Shahjahan. Later proceed to India Gate -a 42 meter stone
arch built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II,
drive past to the President's House, Humayun's Tomb (a memorial of the
Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), the Qutab Minar and Lotus
Later in the evening transfer to Airport to connect flight for onward