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Ageless Explorer – Experience the Glory of Gujarat

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09 Nights / 10 Days
Tour Details

Visit:  Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Dwarka, Somnath (Porbandar & Sasangir Excursion), Diu and Vadodara.

Sightseeing Includes:

Ahmedabad:            01 Night

Sabarmati Ashram & River, Iskon Temple, Hutheesing Jain Temple, Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday).

Rajkot:                       01 Night

Mahatma Gandhi Museum, Doll Museum, Virpur Temple.

Dwarka:                    02 Nights

Gopi Talav, Rukmani Temple, Geeta Mandir, Dwarka Beach, Light House, Sunset Point, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Bet Dwarka, Samudra Narayan Temple.

Somnath:                  02 Nights

Porbandar Excursion En-route – Sudama Temple and Kirti Mandir. Somnath Temple. Sasangir Excursion – Jeep Safari (Park closed on Wednesday).

Diu:                            02 Nights

Nagoa Beach, Diu Museum, Sea Shell Museum, Sunset Point, Pani Kotha, St. Thomas Church, Jalandhar Beach, Ganeshwar Mahadev, Diu Fort, Naida Caves.

Vadodara:                01 Night

Statue of Unity and Sardar Sarovar Dam.

Tour Manager:

Service of a Hindi / English speaking Tour Manager throughout the tour.

 

Hotels or Similar

  • Ahmedabad (02N) - Centra Hotel
  • Rajkot (01N) - Hotel Jyoti
  • Dwarka (02N) - Hotel Rudra Plaza
  • Somnath (02N) - Hotel Heritage
  • Diu (02N) - Rainbow Resort & Spa
  • Vadodara (01N) - Hotel Orbit
Itinerary

Day 1Ahmedabad Arrival & half day city tour

Arrival at Ahmedabad – Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India, due to which it was known as the ‘Manchester of India’ along with Kanpur.

Transfer to hotel. Complete the check in formalities at the hotel. Proceed for half day city tour, visit – Sabarmati Ashram & River: Located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 4 miles from the town hall. This was one of the many residences of Mahatma Gandhi who lived at Sabarmati and Sevagram when he was not travelling across India or in prison.

Post lunch (at a local restaurant), visit – Iskon Temple: Big Hare Krishna compound featuring a 12,000-sq.-ft. temple room with ornate artwork & a food court. Hutheesing Jain Temple: A Jain temple in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India. It was constructed in 1848 by the Hutheesing family. The temple blends the old Maru-Gujarat temple architecture style with new architectural elements of haveli in its design. After sightseeing return at the hotel Overnight at Ahmedabad

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2Ahmedabad to Rajkot (Approx 215 Kms / 5 Hours). 

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and visit – Akshardham Temple (Monday closed): Swaminarayan Akshardham in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India is a large Hindu temple complex inspired by Yogiji Maharaj the fourth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan and created by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan according to the BAPS denomination of Swaminarayan Hinduism.

After darshan, transfer to Rajkot – a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat, was the capital of Saurashtra state. On reaching, complete the check in formalities at the hotel. After lunch (at a local restaurant).  visit – Mahatma Gandhi Museum: Kaba Gandhi No Delo, Rajkot was Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi’s primary family home in India until 1915, including during those years when he stayed in London and in South Africa. Later on, on return from South Africa in 1915, he established Kocharab Ashram in Ahmedabad.

The Jubilee Garden is a large, open park in the centre of the city featuring many monuments from colonial times. In the centre is the Lang Library, with Gujarati literature, and the Watson Museum, with paintings and artefacts documenting British colonial rule.

Doll Museum: The International Dolls Museum is a large collection of dolls in Delhi, India. It was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. Housed in the Children’s Book Trust building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, accessed through a separate entrance, a winding staircase, leading up to a foyer. Virpur Temple: Birthplace of Saint Jalaram and had a temple dedicated to him here which is popular among pilgrims. Virpur was established and ruled by Koli chieftain Viro Bariyo. Return at the hotel after sightseeing. Overnight at Rajkot.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

Day 3Rajkot – Dwarka (Approx 235 Kms / 4 Hours)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Dwarka – an ancient city in the north western Indian state of Gujarat. It’s known as a Hindu pilgrimage site. The ancient Dwarkadhish Temple has an elaborately tiered main shrine, a carved entrance and a black-marble idol of Lord Krishna.

After reaching Dwarka, complete the check in formalities.  After lunch (at a local restaurant) proceed for visit to – Gopi Talav: Gopi Talav or Gopi Lake is a lake in the Gopipura locality in the city of Surat in Gujarat state of India. It was built in circa 1510 CE by Malik Gopi, who was an affluent merchant and governor of Surat during the Gujarat Sultanate. Rukmani Temple: The Rukmini Devi Temple is a temple dedicated to Hindu goddess Rukmini, wife of Lord Krishna. It is a richly carved temple decorated with sculptures of gods and goddesses on the exterior with the sanctum housing the main image of Rukmini. Geeta Mandir: A Vaishnavaite temple on the Arabian Sea coast in Dwarka. Dwarka Beach, Light House and Sunset Point. After sightseeing return at the hotel. Overnight at Dwarka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4Dwarka Sightseeing and Temple Darshan

Leave the hotel after early breakfast and visit – Nageshwar Jyotirlinga: Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the twelve Jyotirlings, which are temples devoted to Shiva. Bet Dwarka: Bet Dwarka or Shankhodhar is an inhabited island at the mouth of the Gulf of Kutch, situated 2 km off the coast of the town of Okha and 25 km north of the city of Dwarka. Northeast to southwest, the island measures 8 km long and averaging 2 km wide

After lunch (at a local restaurant), visit – Samudra Narayan Temple: Located at the confluence of the river Gomti and the Arabian Sea. After temple darshan return at the hotel. Overnight at Dwarka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5Dwarka – Somnath via Porbandar (Approx 237 Kms / 4 Hours)

Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout and proceed for Somnath. En-route visit Por Bandar – best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama. Visit Sudama Temple: Prominent Hindu temple dedicated to a devotee of Lord Krishna featuring a maze & serene atmosphere. Kirti Mandir (Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Place): A small museum at the birthplace of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the city of Porbandar, memorializing him and his wife, Kasturba Gandhi. Post lunch (at a local restaurant), transfer and check in the hotel. Rest of the evening free at leisure.  Overnight at Somnath.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06Somnath – Sasan Gir Excursion – Somnath (Approx 60 Kms / 2 Hours)

Breakfast at the hotel. Later in the day leave for a full day excursion to Sasan Gir – A wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, western India. It was established to protect Asiatic lions, who frequent the fenced-off Devalia Safari Park, along with leopards and antelopes. Gir Jungle Trail, outside the fenced area, traverses’ deciduous forest and is home to wildlife including vultures and pythons. The Kamleshwar Dam has marsh crocodiles and birds, such as Indian skimmers and pelicans.

Post lunch (at a local restaurant), transfer to the National park for an afternoon Jeep Safari (By 3:00 PM, Jeep Safari cost extra as applicable & to be booked well in advance, Devaliya park is closed on Wednesday).  After Safari, travel back to Somnath. Overnight at Somnath

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

 

Day 07Somnath – Diu (Approx 85 Kms / 2 Hours)

After early breakfast check out from hotel and visit – Somnath Temple:  also called Somanātha Temple or Deo Patan, is a Hindu temple located in Prabhas Patan, Veraval. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus and is the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

After darashan proceed for Diu – A coastal town at the eastern end of Diu Island, India. A bridge connects the island to the state of Gujarat. Overlooking the Arabian Sea. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Post Lunch (at a local restaurant) proceed with half day city tour, visit – Nagoa Beach, Diu Museum: Grand, white-walled museum & 1500s church featuring antique statues, wood carvings & sculptures. Sea Shell Museum: Museum showcasing a private collection of rare, diverse sea shells from around the world. Sunset Point. Return at the hotel after sightseeing. Overnight at Diu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08Diu full day sightseeing

Post breakfast set out for a full day excursion, visit – Pani Kotha: Imposing stone fortress & former prison featuring a lighthouse, cell blocks & a small chapel. St. Thomas Church:  Built in the year 1598 by an order of Bishop D. Aleixo Menezes. It was the first Parish Church of Diu. Jalandhar Beach: Rocky public beach in tranquil surrounds offering expansive ocean views & beachfront dining. Ganeshwar Mahadev: Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at seashore of Fudam village just 3 km away from Diu in the union territory of DNDD. The view of the temple is unique set on the Arabian Sea.

Post lunch (at a local restaurant) continue with the sightseeing tour and visit – Diu Fort: The Diu Fortress (Portuguese: Fortaleza de Diu or formally Fortaleza de São Tomé) is a Portuguese-built fortification located on the west coast of India in Diu. The fortress was built as part of Portuguese India’s defensive fortifications at the eastern tip of the island of Diu during the 16th century. Naida Caves: Picturesque network of caves & caverns featuring unique rock formations & sunlit canyons. Return at the hotel after sightseeing. Overnight at Diu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09Diu- Vadodara (Approx 400 Kms / 9 Hours)

After very early breakfast, check out and proceed for Vadodara – Also known as Baroda, is a major city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It serves as the administrative headquarters of the Vadodara district and is situated on the banks of the Vishwamitri River, 141 km from the state capital of Gandhinagar. En-route stop for lunch (at a local restaurant), continue the journey. Check in at the hotel.  Overnight at Vadaodra.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

 

Day 10Vadodara sightseeing & departure

Check out from hotel after breakfast and visit – Sardar Sarovar Dam: Concrete gravity dam built on the Narmada River in Navagam near the town of Kevadiya, Narmada District, in the state of Gujarat, India. The dam was constructed to provide water and electricity to four Indian states: Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. Statue of unity (Monday closed): The world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres (597 feet), located near Kevadia in the state of Gujarat, India. It depicts Indian statesman and independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950), who was the first deputy prime minister and home minister of independent India and an adherent of Mahatma Gandhi. Patel is highly respected for his leadership in uniting 562 princely states of India to form the single Union of India. The statue is located in Gujarat on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony, facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam 100 kilometres southeast of the city of Vadodara  After sightseeing, transfer to Vadodara airport to board the flight for onward journey. End of Tour!

Meals: Breakfast

Package Cost – Ex. Delhi

Per Adult on Twin Sharing - INR 57,500

Package Cost – Ex. Ahmedabad

Per Adult on Twin Sharing - INR 42,500 *

* Ex- Ahmedabad cost does not include airfare. Also note that in case of exclusive/ separate transfers (Due to different arrival time / flight schedule on arrival) additional surcharge for transfers will apply.

Departure & Return Location

Ahmedabad Airport / Vadodara Airport

Price Includes

  • Return air ticket for Delhi – Ahmedabad and Vadodara – Delhi, which is on dynamic pricing. Approximate fare as on date 03 Nov,2023 is @ Rs.15000 per person.
  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by Non-AC Coach.
  • Jeep Safari at Sasangir
  • Entry ticket at Statue of unity – Gallery Pass only.
  • Tips to Coach Driver
  • Services of DEWAN WORLDWIDE HOLIDAYS Tour Manager or Local Representative.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, porter-age etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees, video camera permits during sightseeing.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • GST extra on total billing @5%
  • Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "Cost includes" column.

Cost components that affect the tour cost:

  • Any increase in tax, fuel surcharge or natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances.
  • Increase in Airfare
  • Any change in GST.

Remarks

  • No refund for unutilized service
  • The cost of flight ticket is taken Rs.15000. Any change at the time of booking will be charged extra from the passengers.
  • Airport transfers will be provided only if passenger travel with the group. All other passenger arriving /departing separately will have to arrange their own airport transfers or can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Company reserves the right to cancel the group 30 days before departure if the minimum 20 passengers not booked. Under this situation company liability will be limited to refund the amount received from the clients after deducting processing fee, hotel cancellation and flight cancellation charges.
  • All Hotels, Restaurants, Flight, Itinerary subject to change without notice
  • The tour operation is subject to minimum 20 passengers in a coach.
  • All Tours subject to Dewan Travels Pvt. Ltd. Tour conditions as per www.dewanholidays.com
  • Any passenger Booking the tour package means he/she has read the terms and conditions on the website and agreed to the terms and conditions.

Payment terms 

  • Booking deposit – INR 15,000
  • 30 Days before departure – Balance payment

If the payment not made in time, the tour can be cancelled or the cost of the our may be revised.

Cancellation Charges:

The following will be the cancellation charges if any passenger cancels the tour because of any reason over and above the hotels and tickets cancellation charges

30 days before departure – Booking Deposit
29 days to 01 day before departure – 100% of the tour cost
No show – 100% of the tour cost

The above cancellation charges will be charged even if the tour is cancelled because of any reason and/or any medical reason also.

Since non-refundable cost of package tour is paid in advance to reserve the services for the group, clients are requested to read the above before confirming the tour. Passengers joining the tour means they have read the cancellation policy and have accepted the same.