Glorious Gujarat (14n/15d)

The Sun Temple at Modhera

The Sun Temple at Modhera

Day 1 Arrive Mumbai / Mumbai – Bhuj
Arrive Mumbai by International flight. Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel for breakfast. Later transfer to airport to board flight to Bhuj. Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon City tour of Bhuj visiting Prag Mahal, Sharad Bag Palace. Evening: Visit the Swami Narayan temple to witness the Aarti. Overnight in Bhuj.

Day 2 Bhuj
AM: Visit the Banni area to meet the local tribes. Overnight in Bhuj.

Day 3 Bhuj
Jeep Safari in the Rann of Kutch – Home to the famous Indian Wild Ass and a number of exotic birds coming from as far as Siberia. Overnight in Bhuj.

Day 4 Bhuj –Wankaner
Drive from Bhuj to Wankaner. A small princely state, a small sleepy town. Visit the personal Museum of the Prince. Overnight in Wankaner.

Day 5 Wankaner – Dasada
After breakfast drive to Dasada & checkin at the Camp. Dasada is located on a lakeside, close to Little Rann of Kutch on one side and Saurashtra on the other side. Evening: Visit the nearby Rabari villages. Overnight in Dasada.

Day 6 Dasada
Early morning take a jeep safari through the Little Rann of Kutch to see the rare species of the “Indian Wild Ass”. PM: Visit the nearby villages to see local tribes such as Rabari, Koli and Bajania. Overnight in Dasada.

Day 7 Dasada – Balaram
After breakfast drive to Balaram & check-in at the hotel. Evening: Visit the nearby Chatrasani village (Marwari Rabbari settlement). Overnight in Balaram.

Day 8 Balaram
Full day excursion to Modhera & Patan. See the sun temple of the 11th century built by the Solanki rulers. See the Rani ki Vav (step wells) constructed by Solanki Queen in 1056 AD. Also visit the Patola workshop. Overnight in Balaram.

Day 9 Balaram – Poshina
Drive to Poshina & check-in at the Castle. The castle offers an opportunity to stay as the guest of a royal family and explore some of the most picturesque tribal areas in all of India. Overnight in Poshina.

Day 10 Poshina -Ahmedabad
Drive to Ahmedabad & check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit the incomparable Calico Museum. It is housed in one of the exclusive and magnificent residence of the well-known Sarabhai family. Overnight in Ahmedabad.

Day 11 Ahmedabad
Visit the Siddi Sayyid mosque, Shreyas folk art museum and Sabarmati Ashram also known as the Gandhi Ashram. Overnight in Ahmedabad.

Day 12 Ahmedabad – Lothal – Bhavnagar
Drive to Bhavnagar enroute visiting Lothal, the excavated Harappan site dating as far back as the 2nd millennium. Overnight in Bhavnagar.

Day 13 Bhavnagar
Early morning excursion to Palitana (56kms/1½ hrs). a colossus of 863 Jain shrines atop 1,977 ft. Shetrunjaya hills, a veritable city of temples of exquisite beauty of architectural wonder. Overnight in Bhavnagar.

Day 14 Bhavnagar – Mumbai
Transfer to airport to board flight to Mumbai. On arrival take a short city tour of Mumbai. After dinner transfer to International airport to board onward flight

Day 15 Depart Mumbai
Today is free until your departure transfer.

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