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DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN AHMEDABAD

Our holiday to Gujarat starts with arrival at Ahmedabad Airport. We head straight to the hotel and complete the check-in formalities. After this we proceed to explore the various facets of the city, from its most popular landmarks to the Walled City.

First, we proceed to Adalaj Village in Gandhinagar District, home to the picturesque Adalaj stepwell built in the 15th century by Rani Rudadevi in the memory of her husband Rana Veer Singh. It is an architectural masterpiece that celebrates the Solanki style construction of the era.

Up next is the Walled City, also known as the Historical City of Ahmedabad, the first UNESCO World Heritage City of India. It houses the famed Bhadra Fort, along with the Teen Darwza, Shahi Maidan and also the very popular Manek Chowk. Exploring this place feels like travelling back in time, as the old structures and the by-lanes are a reminder of the times gone by.

Our last stop for the day is Gandhi Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati River. It was made famous in the 1930s when Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi March from here. Today it is a museum that celebrates his life and some prominent times in the Indian Freedom Movement.

Later we return to our hotel for an overnight stay.

Day two of our South Coast holiday to Gujarat has an early start, so we have breakfast at the hotel and leave for Dwarka. It is at a distance of 438 KM from Ahmedabad and the drive can take up to 10 hours. Once in the city, we check-in to the hotel and go to our respective rooms to freshen up.

We reserve the evening to visit the Dwarkadhish Temple, one of the most prominent and significant pilgrimage sites in India. It is a part of the Hindu Char Dham Pilgrimage along with Badrinath, Puri and Rameswaram. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna who is the King of Dwarka or Dwarkadhish. The word Dwarka literally translates to gateway and in sacred Hindu scriptures this place has been referred to as Mokhshapuri and Dwarkamati. Dwarka is believed to be the kingdom of Lord Krishna and He is said to have built it on a piece of land taken from the sea.

We visit the temple in the evening for Darshan and Aarti, post which we return to our hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 02: AHMEDABAD TO DWARKA

INCLUSIONS

  • 05 Nights accommodation at the hotel mentioned below or similar category of alternate hotels.
  • Meal Plan – As Mentioned above.
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • All transfers, city tours and transport services by air-conditioned All India Tourist permit Vehicle as per the above itinerary.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Monument Entrance Fee.
  • Services of English-Speaking Local / Accompanying Guide.
  • Game Drive at Sasangir National Park or any other national park.
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • International or Domestic airfare / Train Fare.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as roadblocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc. Any Visa fees, insurance fees, etc. Any tips to hotel staff, local guides, drivers etc. Any meals apart from the ones mentioned above. Any expenses apart from the ones above.  

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EXPLORING GUJARAT'S SOUTH COAST WITH DWARKA AND SOMNATH

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From the age-old stepwells, forts and mosques to the craft villages, festive celebrations and modern cities, Gujarat truly is home to some of the best and most unique experiences. Gujarat was one of the most prominent sites during the Indus Valley Civilization with ancient cities of Lothal, Dholavira and Gola Dhoro situated here. Lothal is believed to be one of the first ports in India.

One of the most diverse states in India, Gujarat offers a lot more than the average traveller expects. While the state is widely known for its Navratri celebrations and the Rann Utsav, there are many other experiences that are intrinsic to Gujarat. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Gujarat is one of the richest states, historically and culturally, and that is why it comes as no surprise that the city of Ahmedabad was designated the UNESCO World Heritage City in 2017, a first for an Indian city. 

Gujarat has a unique culture and heritage which is reflected beautifully in the many art and craft forms that thrive within the state. These tell the story of not just the present-day Gujarat, but also the influences it has had over the last 2000 years or so, from other states as well as countries.

EXPLORING GUJARAT'S SOUTH COAST WITH DWARKA AND SOMNATH

Our South Coast holiday in the state of Gujarat begins in Ahmedabad, the largest and most popular city in the state. Ahmedabad has the honour of being the first UNESCO World Heritage City in India, thanks to its rich historical past and heritage. We spend a day exploring the best of this city and pay visit to important landmarks like the Adalaj Vav, Bhadra Fort, Manek Chowk and Gandhi Ashram.

This holiday takes us to the southern coast of Gujarat where we explore the temple towns of Dwarka and Somnath, along with Porbandar. All of these cities are by the coast and the drive from one place to another makes for a nice coastal one. Dwarka is known for the Dwarkadhish Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, and Somnath is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlinas, the Somnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Both the temples have been around since ancient times and attract thousands of travellers and devotees from the world over. 

We also pay a visit to the Gir National Park towards the end of this holiday, and spend a day in the wilderness, home to the Asiatic Lions. This trip is sure to acquaint us to the diversity of the state of Gujarat.

DAY 03: DWARKA TO PORBANDAR AND FURTHER TO SOMNATH

At a distance of 105 KM from Dwarka, lies the city of Porbandar, popular for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, and this is our destination for the day. The city has also found mention in ancient texts as the birthplace of Sudama, Lord Krishna’s friend and disciple. The city was an active region of the Harappan Settlement, especially known for the maritime activities around 16th century BC.

This destination has quite a few areas of interest for travellers including Gandhiji’s childhood home, Kirti Mandir – a memorial and temple in Mahatma Gandhi’s honour, Huzoor Palace, Sudama Temple and Ram Krishna Mission.

After spending the day exploring the city of Porbandar, we make our way to Somnath, which is at a distance of 133 KM. We reach Somnath late in the evening and head straight to the hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 04: VISIT SOMNATH TEMPLE AND PROCEED TO GIR

Day four of our Gujarat holiday is reserved for one of the most sacred temples in India, Somnath. We have breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to visit Somnath Temple, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of our country.

The temple has been in existence since time immemorial and the actual date or era of its first construction is not known. The oldest records place the second construction around 649 AD by the Yadava Kings. It is built in the Chaulukya style of architecture and attracts thousands of travellers every year. Devotees of Lord Shiva throng to the place to pay their respects, and lovers of history and architecture also visit the temple to study it better.

After spending the day here, we head to Gir National Park, which is approximately 74 KM from Somnath. Once at Gir, we proceed to our respective accommodations for an overnight stay.

DAY 05: EXPLORING GIR NATIONAL PARK (Closed from 15th June to 15th Oct every year)

Day five of our South Coast holiday in Gujarat is reserved for nature and wildlife as we head out to the core forest area for a safari. If lucky, we might be able to witness the majestic Asiatic Lions in their only natural habitat in all of Asia. Gir Forest is rich in biodiversity and due to that it is among one of the most protected areas in Asia. It is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including animals like Indian Leopard, Striped Hyena, Indian Gray Mongoose, Chital, Sambhar, Nilgai and Wild Boar.

The forest has an orientation centre, a souvenir shop, an amphitheatre and a birding point. The orientation centre educates and informs travellers about the natural history of the forest and its inhabitants. It also provides statistics about the flora and fauna of the region, along with a special focus on the behaviours and characteristics of various species.

Safaris in the forest last for three hours, and ones in the Interactive Zone in Devalia are for an hour each. We take a morning safari and hope to come face to face with the majestic beings of the forest. After spending an eventful day out in the wilderness, we proceed to our accommodation in Gir.

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Inside the Gir National Park

Sabarmati Riverfront

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HOTEL

Ahmedabad : Le Grande Residency ( Executive room ) 1 N
Dwarka : Lords eco inn ( Superior Room ) 1N
Somnath : Lords inn ( Deluxe Room ) 1N
Sasangir : Daksh Resort ( Deluxe Room ) 2N
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DAY 06: GIR TO AHMEDABAD AND DEPARTURE

This is the last day of our trip and we make our way back to Ahmedabad. The drive takes approximately nine hours. We head straight to the airport for our journey back home.

Dwarkadhish Temple