Gujarat-Ahmedabad – Dwarka – Somnath – Diu

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5 Nights 6 Days
Availability : 2020
Gujarat (05 Nights Tour)
Tour Details

Gujarat is one of the most vibrant coastal states of India, rich in crafts, history, and natural beauty. The place derives its name from ‘Gujaratta’ meaning the land of Gurjars who passed through Punjab and settled in some parts of Western India. They were the sub-tribes of the Huns who ruled the area during the 8th and 9th centuries AD. The history of Gujarat dates back to 2000 BC. It is believed that Lord Krishna evacuated Mathura and settled his new capital on the west coast of Saurashtra at Dwarka. 

 

Inclusions

  • Daily Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • All toll-taxes + Driver allowance + Parking.
  • AC Transportation
  • 01 Night in Ahmedabad.
  • 02 Nights in Dwarka.
  • 01 Night in Somnath.
  • 01 Night in Diu.

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees for museums and monuments.
  • GST extra as per govt rules
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
Hotels

01 Nights stay in Ahmedabad- 3-star hotel
02 Nights Stay in Dwarka- 3-star hotel
01 Night Stay in Somnath-3-star hotel
01 Night Stay in Diu-3-star hotel

Please Note: Rate valid for min 02 Pax

Itinerary

Day 1Ahmedabad

Arrival in Ahmedabad – a World Heritage City. Check into the hotel and after freshen up, visit:

Gandhi Ashram: Mahatma Gandhi, after coming back from South Africa had his first religious retreat built in Ahmedabad’s Kochrab area in the year 1915 on 25th May. The ashram was later on shifted to one of the banks of the Sabarmati River on an open tract of land. 

Adalaj Stepwell: Adalaj Stepwell near Ahmedabad is one of the most beautiful Step-well in India with a perfect mixture of the Hindu and the Islamic architecture. Originally, it was being constructed by Rana Veer Singh but was completed by Sultan Mahmud Begada of Ahmedabad as he had killed the former to expand his kingdom.  

Swaminarayan Akshardham: One of the two Akshardham of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), Akshardham in Gandhinagar was the first to be constructed and completed in 1991. Built-in Pink Sandstone, this magnificent structure is a sight to behold. Overnight at Ahmadabad.

 

Day 2Ahmedabad – Dwarka

Today morning, check out and proceed towards Dwarka (450 kms/ 9 Hours). Reach Dwarka – one of the four Chardhams and the Saptarishis as per Hindu Religion. Visit:

Dwarkadhish Temple: The famous Dwarkadhish Temple is located in the pilgrim district of Dwarka. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Krishna and is also known as the Jagat Mandir. The Dwarkadhish Temple has two entrances on the north and south called the Moksha Dwar and SwargaDwar respectively. 
Overnight at Dwarka.

Day 3Dwarka

Today morning, visit:

Bet Dwarka: Bet Dwarka is famously associated with ancient Vedas dating back to the Mahabharata. The small island also signifies proof in the ancient Indus Valley civilization. The Sri Krishna Temple here is known to feed Brahmins as the old belief continues of Lord Krishna being fed with rice at this spot by his friend Sudama.  

Nageshwar Temple: The Nageshwar Jyotirling temple of Dwarka is one of the 12 Jyortirlingas and a mentionable religious shrine that is marked in the Shiva Purana. Legends say the imprisoned people led by Supriya started praying to Lord Shiva chanting his name and the Lord actually appeared to free him off their plight.

Rukmani Temple: The Rukmini Devi Temple is a temple in Dwarka, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from DwarkaIndia. It is dedicated to RukminiKrishna’s chief queen.                                         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. 

Overnight at Dwarka.

Day 4Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath

Today morning, check out and proceed towards Somnath (250 kms/5 Hours). Visit Porbandar on the way:

Kirti Mandir – birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi:  The three-storied haveli or mansion having a striking blue color in which Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October in the year 1869 was eventually turned into a shrine/memorial. This shrine which was named Kirti Mandir is actually a temple and symbolizes the harmonious integration of the world’s six major religions namely Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism.

Sudama Temple: A temple dedicated to Sudama, a close friend of Lord Krishna and is a significant religious edifice built during the early years of the 20th century. 
Reach Somnath and visit:

Somnath Mahadev Temple: The historic Somnath Temple is an epitome of religious devotion of Lord Shiva in Veraval, Saurashtra. The temple is worshipped widely as it is considered as one of the first of the Shiva Jyotirlingas as mentioned in the Puranas. 

Overnight at Somnath.

Somnath – Diu

Today morning, after breakfast and checkout and visit:

Bhalka Tirth: The Bhalka Tirth is a historic religious place is located in the town of Veraval in the city of Saurashtra. It is famous for the mythological stories of Lord Krishna, who was struck with an arrow in this spot by Jara, who was a hunter in the Hindu Puranas. 

Triveni Sangam: Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers: Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati. It is situated very near to the Somnath Mahadev  temple. It is believed that the sages named Hiran and Kapila had done a penance at this very place and so Goddess Saraswati came to this place. 

Naida Caves: Naida caves are natural rock formation which are perfect for the Photographers. A legend says that when the Portuguese were building the fortified walls of their colony, they had quarried the rocks on the side of the walls and with the passage of time and natural factors, these rocks have turned into a natural cave like formation. A visit to these caves is a perfect way to see the beauty of the erstwhile Portuguese colony.

Diu Fort: Diu Fort, which is a huge stone structure built in the year 1535 and renovated several times later. The fort commands a spectacular view of the adjoining sea, which surrounds it from three sides. 

Diu Museum: If you want to know more about this town, this is the best place to visit. This museum was once a part of the beautiful old St. Thomas Church, which was built using the Gothic architectural style in 1598.

Drop

Today morning, check out and proceed towards Ahmedabad (350 kms/7 Hours) and drop as per schedule.

Booking conditions

This Gujarat Vacation is a seasonal package (Oct till Feb) with limited validity. Kindly confirm before booking the same.

There may be certain surcharges applicable at the time of booking. All above rates are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and can be changed without prior notice

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Hotels suggested in the itinerary can be changed and will be equivalent or more to the one given to you in terms of price as per the official rate sheet of the hotel.

Service tax extra as per new GST rules

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