Gujarat Splendor | 8 nights and 9 days | Bhuj, Gondal, Sasangir,Diu& Bhavnagar. Ex – Bhuj

Day 01. Bhuj: ArriveBhuj. You will be met, assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Local ruler MaharaoHamir founded the city of Bhuj in 1510. In 1549 RaoKhengarji I another local ruler, made Bhuj his capital. Overnight in Bhuj.

Day 02 Gondal: This day you will drive to Gondal. On arrival transfer to the Orchard Palace. After a quick break you will visit to the Naulakha Palace, adorned with stone carvings. It was constructed as a gift for Maharaja BhagwatSinhJi, when he completed 25 years of his rule on Gondal. Later visit an amazing collection of vintage cars followed by visit to BhuvaneswaryAyurvedic Library, where you will be initiated with the process of making the centuries old Ayurvedic medicines. Overnight in Gondal.

Day 03 SasanGir: After breakfast drive to Sasangir. Enroute visit Junagadh, it has lovely houses with Stuccowork - Italian influence. You will visit the museum fort with Buddhist caves and Ashokan edict. After the sightseeing, continue your drive to Sasangir. On arrival in Sasangir, transfer to Camp. Sasangir is the only place in the world outside Africa, where the Lion can be seen in its natural habitat, the last remaining Bastion of the Asiatic Lion. Gir is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, making it an excellent place to see big cats of a different kind. Overnight in the SasanGir.

Day 04 Diu: In the morning, you shall experience a safari to SasanGir national park. This sanctuary is known all over the world for being the natural abode of Asiatic Lions. A safari in the Gir National Park will be one of the most memorable and popular highlights of this trip. The forests in Sasangir consist of dry desert vegetation, with scrub and thorn bushes extending over the dry soil and the rough rocky outcrops. It thins out giving a better chance to see the animals and birds in the Park. Later continue your drive to Diu. On arrival in Diu, check into your hotel. Overnight at Diu.

Day 05 Diu: Today you shall head on for a sightseeing tour of Diu. You will visit popular tourist attractions like St. Paul Church & Diu Museum. Afternoon is free for beach activities on own. Overnight at the Diu.

Day 06 Bhavnagar: This day after early breakfast drive to Bhavnagar, the place of several lakes and temples. Bhavnagar lies in the southeast corner of the peninsular region of Gujarat known as Kathiawad or Saurashtra. On arrival check in at the Hotel Nilambagh Palace. Nilambagh Palace Bhavnagar was originally built as a private dwelling to Sir Takhat Singh. The house has been converted into a renowned heritage hotel in the state of Gujarat. The Nilambagh palace is set in 40,000 sqft of lawn and garden. The pillared portico, stepped arches, pleasant centre courtyard, turning marble staircase, the dining hall furnished with European chandeliers, Belgian mirrors, oil paintings and carved Burma teak furniture, the lobby with its king sized royal portraits, stuffed panthers and chandeliers and the historic library are some highlights of the property. Later visit Gandhi Smriti, which has a library, a small museum, gallery and memorial to the founder of India. Overnight in the Bhavnagar.

Day 07 Excursion to Palitana&Lothal: Today you will take an excursion to Lothal. En-route visit Palitana. It is the base for visiting one of the 5 important pilgrimage centers of the Jains. The impressive Jain temple complex on Shatrunjaya hill is at an altitude of 591 m. ShatrunjayaCity, is the largest temple complex of India. The ascent of 3.5 Kms climb up a winding path has 3950 steps. The temple complex has 863 temples strung along two ridges of the hill, with further temples in the hollow. Most of the temples are named after their founders and are mostly built over a period of 1000 years in the11th century and rebuilt in the 16th century". Just before 80 Kms from Ahmedabad visit Lothal. Lothal city is one of the well known cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. The origin and history of Lothal can be dated back to 2400 BC. Lothal in Gujarat is one of the primary sites of archaeology. Though, it was discovered in the year 1954, but its excavation work began on the February 13, 1955, which continued till May 19, 1960. It was done by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Return back to hotel. Overnight in Bhavnagar.

Day 08 Ahmedabad: Today after breakfast drive to Ahmedabad. On arrival check into your hotel. Later visit Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) built by Ahmed Shah in 1424, The façade is emphasized by the spacious courtyard paved in marble with a tank in the middle. It has a screen of arches flanked by a pillared portico. Later visit the Sabarmati Ashram founded in 1917, where Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of Nation" lived as a lawyer after his return from South Africa. It was the starting point for Gandhiji's celebrated 24 day, 385 km Salt March to Dandi in 1930. It has a library, archives and a picture gallery depicting Gandhiji's life. Overnight in Ahmedabad.

Day 09 Onwards: Today after breakfast you will be assisted to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.


  HOTELS ENVISAGED

City
A
B
Meal Plan
Bhuj
Kutch safari lodge
Prince Residency
CP
Gondal
River Side Palace , Gondal
River Side Palace , Gondal
CP
SasanGir
The Fern
Gir Jungle Lodge
AP
Diu
Azzaro
Radhika Beach Resort
CP
Bhavnagar
Nilambagh
Top 3 Lords Resort
CP
Ahmedabad
Courtyard by Marriott
The Pride
CP









Cost Per Person
Category
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
Child with bed
Child without bed
A
80711
43514
37320
38320
11281
9560
B
67120
35371
31396
30177
9794
8300


Inclusions:
* Accommodation in well appointed rooms.
* Transport services as per itinerary by air-conditioned car
(1-2 pax  - Indigo or similar, 3-4 pax - Toyota Innova)
* Assistance, toll, interstate taxes, Govt. Service Tax.
* Jeep Safari is included
Exclusions:
* Air tickets and airport taxes  
* Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips etc   
* Local English speaking guide for sightseeing.
* Entrances for sightseeing.
Notes:
* Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
* Extra mattress will be provided for third person in case of triple occupancy.

Validity: From 01stApril to 30th September 2014.
Rates are valid for Indian Nationals