Gujarat Highlights

  • Gandhi Ashram And Adalaj Step Wall
  • Dairy Industries
  • Archaeology, Gravesite, Handicraft, Lake, Museum, Palace
  • Dholivara Excavations Site Of The Indus Valley Civilization
  • Vijay Vilas Palace, Ship Building Yard, Beaches

 

DAY 1


Ahmedabad

Arrive in morning at Ahmedabad, meet, greet & transfer to hotel, check in to hotel. Later proceed to local City Tour visit of Gandhi Ashram & Adalaj Step Well. Then, rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

DAY 2


Ahmedabad – Lothal – Ahmedabad

Today, after breakfast, head for an excursion to Lothal & Sarkhej Roza.
Lothal: A perfect place to get an insight of the Indus Valley civilization.
Lothal was also famous for its arterial streets, microbes of gold, ivory and coppersmiths’ workshops, potteries and underground sanitary drainage. It is located at a distance of 78 kms from Ahmedabad. (Closed on Fridays).
Sarkhej Roza: Is about 8 kilometres away from the city, Sarkhej Roza comprises one of the most elegant architectural complexes of Ahmedabad.
Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

DAY 3


Ahmedabad – Anand – Ahmedabad

Today, after breakfast, we travel to ANAND, a city famous for Dairy industry and later proceed back to Ahmedabad for overnight stay.
Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

DAY 4


Ahmedabad – Bhuj

After breakfast, drive to Bhuj. The historic city of Bhuj derives its name from the Bhujiyo Dungar, a hill, overlooking the present day Bhuj town. Bhuj is a typical example of a desert town located between two geographical features – Bujiyo Dungar on the East and Hamirsar Lake on the West. Visit the famous Aaina Mahal, Prag Mahal & Kutch Museum.

Aaina Mahal: It was constucted by Rao Lakhpatji and is a unique example of an Indian palace built in the mid-eighteenth century with European influence.

Prag Mahal: This is a fine example of Indian craftmanship combined with European architectural design and is built using the various type of stones available in Kutch region.

The Kutch Museum: Formerly known as the Fergusson Musuem,It was founded by Maharao Khengarji III in 1877 AD and is the oldest museum in Gujarat. Constructed in the Italian style, the museum is located in picturesque surroundings on the bank of Hamirsar Lake. The museum has been a center of attraction for scholars due to its large collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, curious archaeoligical objects, fine collection of arms & specimens of various crafts of Kutch region.
Over night stay at Bhuj.

DAY 5


Bhuj – Dholavira – Bhuj

Early morning, we proceed for a day excursion of Dholavira & return back to Bhuj.
Overnight stay at Bhuj.

Dholavira: Dholavira is the larger of the two most remarkable excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan culture, dating back to 4500 years ago. While the other site, Lothal, is more exhaustively educated and easier to reach, a visit to Lothal only complements, rather than replaces, a visit to Dholavira.

DAY 6


Bhuj – Mandvi / Bani Village – Bhuj

After breakfast you can either visit to Mandvi where you can visit the ship building yard or you can also visit to Bani villages which is famous for its local handicraft. Evening Back to the Hotel at Bhuj.
Overnight at Bhuj.

Mandvi : It is located on the banks of the Rukmavati River, barely one km from the Arabian Sea at the Gulf of Kutch. The town has a very pleasant climate throughout the year and it was a summer retreat of the Kutch Maharaos. Later proceed for The centre of attraction at Mandvi.

Vijay Vilas Palace, a royal abode set in the middle of well-laid gardens with water channels and marble fountains. It owns a private beach, maintained in an eco-friendly manner to preserve its pristine beauty. It is an example of the traditional skill of craftsmen of early 20th century.

Ship building yard. You can visit the still-active shipbuilding yard. Craftsmen still assemble ships out of wood, for local or international guests, and you can feel free to watch them work. It gives an opportunity
to watch handmade ship being built which will make one truly appreciate craftsmanship.

Or

Proceed for a full day excursion to Banni villages (North Bhuj). These are the last villages on the
India-Pakistan border. Here you will come across master craft people exhibiting their traditional art, turning out master pieces every day. Their ornaments, clothes, utensils, everything they use – will make you feel as if you have stepped into lifestyle museum leaving you spellbound.

DAY 7


BHUJ

After breakfast drive to Airport to board flight for your next destination.