Princely Gujarat Tour


Destinations Covered : Baroda – Chhota Udaipur – Ahmedabad – Poshina – Darbargadh – Zainabad – Bhuj
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Day 01: Arrive Bhuj
On arrival in Bhuj airport, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free.

Day 02: Bhuj – Banni Villages – Bhuj
Full day excursion to Banni villages in the kutch area which are riots of colours. Bhirandiyara / Dhordo / Gorevali / Hodka / Sumrasar and Nirona are major tribes. Each village has its own identity of craft and embroidery.
Day 03: In Bhuj – Bhujodi – Mandvi – Bhuj
Morning local visit of Tie & dye craft with special appointment of award winner craftsman to see live demonstration. Later on proceed to Bhujodi, a weaver village to see various cotton & woolen weaving. After lunch, excursion to Mandvi port to visit ship building yard, beach and Vijay vilas Palace and later drive to Tunda wandh Rabari village to experience a completely different life style with an excellent specimen of mud architecture in its own style.

Day 04: Bhuj – Dhamadka – Wankaner – Gondal
After breakfast drive to former princely state Wankaner enroute visiting block printing village of Dhamadka. After lunch at Wankaner, drive to Gondal and on arrival check in at hotel.

Day 05: In Gondal
Morning visit of Ayurvedic medicine factory, cattle breeding and stud farm , Udyog Bharti a spinning & weaving center of Khadi fabric., Navlakha Palace built of 17 AD by Bhakumbhaji the founder of Gondal. After lunch you will be visiting the vintage classic cars collection of the Maharaja of Gondal. Evening free. Optional visit of Swaminarayan temple.

Day 06: Gondal – Junagadh – Sasan Gir
After breakfast drive to Junagadh. Here you will visit old fort, Darbar hall museum, Ashokan rock edicts at the foot of mount Girnar which is sacred for three faiths like Hindu , Muslim and Jain. Onwards proceed to Gir national park only home of Asiatic lions with many of other species of birds and wild life. Upon arrival check in at a jungle resort. Afternoon: Enjoy a game viewing in the park.

Day 07: In Sasan Gir
Early Morning and afternoon game viewing in the park.
Day 08: Susan Gir – Bhavnagar
Early Morning game viewing in the park. Later drive to Bhavnagar and on arrival check in at hotel. Bhavnager is one of unique old port of Gujarat with lock gate system and a ship breaking yard Just 55 kms away from Bhavnagar

Day 09: Bhavnagar – Palitana
After early breakfast drive to Palitana to visit world famous Jain temple built in the 11th AD. Later drive to Palitana and check in at hotel. Afternoon drive to Velavadar black buck national park. You will find the largest number of harieers in roosting with Indian gray wolf, Jackle, Jungle cat , Desert hare and nilgai and several species of birds.

Day 10: Palitana – Utelia
After breakfast drive to Utelia a small fortified village. Afternoon visit Lothal, an ancient archeology site dating back 2500 B.C. Later enjoy a walk in the village to experience the folk life style.
Day 11: Utelia – Ahmedabad
After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad and on arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed for the city tour to visit alico textile museum, Gandhi ashram, Hatheesingh Jain temple, Jama Masjid, market and the fascinating poles of old city with exquisitely wooden carved houses

Day 12: Ahmedabad – Modhera – Patan – Ahmedabad
Full day excursion to Modhera and Patan to see 11th AD Sun temple and one of the largest step well of Gujarat in Patan with double Ikat patola sareee weaving and mashroo fabric weaving also can be seen.

Day 13: Ahmedabad – Depart
In time transfer to airport to connect onward flight.

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