Latest excavations suggest of a civilization prior
to 7500 BC near Gujarat coast. Gujarat has since ancient times
witnessed meetings of different civilizations and cultures. Gujarat
today is the melting pot of people of different ethnicities and varied
lifestyles. The distinct architecture of monuments is a rare blend
known as Indo-Saracenic. The art forms, clothing and dialects change
rapidly as one travels in Gujarat. Each place seems to be set in a
different time frame altogether. Even the wildlife here is completely
unique found nowhere else. The contrasts of landscape, culture,
people, architecture and art found in Gujarat is to be seen to
Day 01: New Delhi:
Welcome to India. Evening sound and light show at Red Fort.
Day 02: New Delhi:
Daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and Lutyen's
Delhi (New Delhi). Evening free to shop around busy Connaught Place.
Day 03: Jaipur :
Drive to Jaipur and check in at your hotel. Later sightseeing of
the City Palace Complex and Amber Fort.
Day 04: Udaipur:
In the morning drive to Udaipur-the Lake City. Trip to Shilp
Gram arts and crafts village. Sunset boat trip over Lake Pichhola.
Day 05: Udaipur:
Sightseeing of the city and shopping in the local bazaars. Visit
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal for Rajasthani dance performances.
Optional dinner at the opulent Shiv Niwas Palace.
Day 06: Ahmedabad:
Driving through the state of Gujarat reach Ahmedabad. In the
sightseeing tour of the city visit several beautiful monuments built
in Indo Saracenic style notable being the Sidi Saiyad Mosque. Also
visit Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram.
Day 07: Ahmedabad:
Day to be used in excursions to Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
(where thousands of migratory and indigenous water-birds congregate
in winter) and Adalaj Vav (One of the most beautiful and ornate
stepwells of Gujarat).
Day 08: Little Rann :
Drive through exotic scenery of rural Gujarat and reach at what
is one of the most striking landscapes on earth, the saline
wilderness of the Little Rann of Kutchh. The Rann is the last home
to highly endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. After checking in visit the
interesting village of Dasada and its residents who experts in
Day 09: Little Rann :
Jeep safari in the vast expanses of The Little Rann of Kutchh
National Park to see the Asiatic Wild Ass that survives in severely
harsh environment of Rann. The Park has a range of other wild
animals and birds as well.
Day 10: Bhuj:
Drive through several interesting villages and towns famous for
their excellent variety of handicrafts, textile prints and
embroidery. Reach Bhuj - the heartland of unique landscape known as
Day 11: Bhuj:
Explore this wonderful remote town encircled by formidable
walls. Bhuj has a maze of tightly packed winding lanes, palaces with
incredible interiors and bustling colorful markets. Visit the old
palace with Mirror chamber, Rao Pragmalji's Palace, Sarpat Gate,
Sarad Bagh Palace, museums and chhatries.
Day 12: Bhuj:
Day to be used in visiting a few villages south of Bhuj to see
local crafts being made or excursion to pristine beaches of Mandvi.
Day 13: Wankaner:
Driving out of the Kutchh reach Wankaner, a pleasant little town
with a striking palace visible from miles away. The Royal palace has
a mix of several architectural styles of the world and is still
inhabited by the royal family. This palace of museum- like
collections shall be your place of stay. In your free time you may
have an excursion to the interesting town of Morvi.
Day 14: Sasan Gir:
Drive southwards through Kathiawar Peninsula and reach Sasan Gir
National Park. Rest of the day free at your discretion.
Day 15: Sasan Gir:
Take morning and afternoon guided jeep safaris through jungles
of Gir. Sasan Gir National Park is last remaining home to Asiatic
Day 16: Diu:
Reach to the fascinating little island of Diu, erstwhile
Portuguese colony. Day to be spent in the relaxed atmosphere of Diu
and its pristine beaches.
Day 17: Bhavnagar:
Visiting the extraordinary place Alang as World's largest ship
breaking site reach Bhavnagar. Keep rest of your day at leisure.
Day 18: Bhavnagar:
Take an excursion to Palitana. Ascending the Shatrunjaya Hill on
foot you'll find a group of 863 beautiful Jain temples. The high
climb is a rewarding experience as the place has a strong spiritual
atmosphere as well as the place offers fine views all around.
Day 19: Mumbai :
Take flight to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India and on
arrival check in. Half day trip to Elephanta cave island for
astonishing ancient sculptures. Rest of the day free for leisure.
Day 20: Mumbai :
During the day visit notable attractions of the city which
includes Dhobi Ghat, Crawford market, Marine drive and old mansions
of Colaba area. The appropriate time transfer to airport to make you
board your onward flight.