Ahmedabad – Sasangir- junagadh -Diu-Somnath–porbandar-Dwarka-Bet Dwarka-bhuj-Dhordo-hodka village-Mandvi-Ahmedabad 8 Nights & 9 Days
Arrival in Ahmedabad & check into the hotel and get fresh en up. Later we shall depart for sightseeing like Hutheesinh Jain temple, and Sardar Patel Museum. Rest in the hotel in the afternoon and later we will depart for Kankaria lake in the evening. Today, proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival visit Gandhi Ashram, Akhsardham Temple and Adalaj stepwell. Drop in the hotel Night Stay.
In the morning check out Hotel & drive to the SasanGir& Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel.
The Asiatic Lion is the major attraction for most visitor to Junagarh, and the Davilia Park/Gir Forest abode. As a result of excessive hunting, poaching and forest depletion, the lion population was on a dramatic decline before 1965. Currently the lion population ia at about 359.
In the morning check out Hotel & go to sightseeing in Sasan Gir. On 7th Day.After Breakfast go to drive to the Junagadh & Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel.
In the morning check out Hotel & drive to the Diu& Check in Hotel and go for the sightseeing. overnight stay at Hotel.
Diu, with its pleasant beaches and generally few tourist crowds, offers a great change of pace from Gujarat and Goa.
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.
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 08:00-22:00.
Market Lane This street near Zampa Gate is lined by striking mansions that belonged to affluent Portuguese and Indian merchants.
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.
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.
Drive to DwarkaCheck into the Hotel. Refresh. Go for the sightseeing. Overnight stay at Hotel.
The main temple at Dwarka, situated on Gomti creek, is known as jagat mandir (universal shrine) or trilok sundar (the most beautiful in all the three worlds). Originally believed to be built by Vajranabh, the great grandson of Lord Krishna, more than 2500 years ago, it is a glorious structure seeming to rise from the waters of the Arabian Sea. Its exquisitely carved shikhar, reaching 43 m high and the huge flag made from 52 yards of cloth, can be seen from as far away as 10 km. The grandeur of the temple is enhanced by the flight of 56 steps leading to the rear side of the edifice on the side of the river Gomti. The temple is built of soft limestone and consists of a sanctum, vestibule and a rectangular hall with porches on three sides. There are two gateways: swarga dwar (gate to the heavens), where pilgrims enter, and moksha dwar (gate to liberation), where pilgrims exit. The lower part of the Dwarkadhish temple is from the 16th century and the soaring steeple with its numerous clusters of small towers is from the 19th century. The main part of the temple has five storeys, reaching to a height of over 100 feet. The exquisite carvings on its exterior display daring eroticism, a multi-layered mythic intensity and extraordinary continuity of design. In contrast, the interior of the temple is striking in its simplicity, with the only exception being the elaborate ornamentation around the shrine to the idol of Dwarkadhish. Inside, the sanctuary is a hive of voices, colors, incense and movement. With faith, for many it can also transform into a space of inner silence and unity with the divine.
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,
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. Overnight stay at ahmedabad.
Today, proceed to Airport or Railway station.
Early morning go forBeytDwarkaevening come back the Hotel after little rest go for Aarti. Overnight stay at Hotel.
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 Shri Vallabhacharya, a prominent guru of the PushtimarghSampradaya, and has an idol believed to have been made by Rukmini.
Rukmini Temple, Dwarka, India dates back to the 12th century. There is a story behind this temple.
Today, proceed to Bhuj. On arrival visit places like Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Museum, Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition & Cenotaphs of Royal Family. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today proceed to White Desert , Hodka Village,flying visit khavda village,sunset at Black Hill, Traditional Bhungas (Mud houses) or in Eco tents (Hodka or dhordo) Overnight stay.Mandvi. Visit Vijay Villas Palace – Summer retreat of the royal family. Balance day is free for Beach activities and sunset. Overnight stay at Bhuj
Today, proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival visit Gandhi Ashram, Akhsardham Temple and Adalaj stepwell. Drop in the evening at airport or Railway.