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Trip Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Jamnagar | 2 Nights Dwarka | 1 Nights Somnath | 2 Nights RAJKOT | 1 Nights Ahmedabad

BD Saurashtra Darshan Summer 2018

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Jamnagar - |
Dwarka - |
Somnath - |
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Starting from
INR 27,574
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Jamnagar

Welcome to Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat.

On arrival at airport / railway station in Ahmedabad, begin your 'Saurashtra Darshan' tour. You will be met and transferred to the hotel in Jamnagar.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Jamnagar. (meals on your own)

Day 2 - Dwarka

This morning, drive to Dwarka, en route visiting the Lakhota Lake, Lakhota Museum and the Bala Hanuman Temple.

The Lakhota Lake is a bird watchers paradise. It is the liveliest in the evenings, when people come to relax around the lake and at night the lake is beautifully lit.

Lakhota Museum cum palace was originally a fort that provided a perfect hiding place for soldiers to safeguard themselves from attacks from the enemies. The museum showcases artifacts and art pieces from the 9th to the18th century.

Located on the southeast side of Ranmal Lake, the Bala Hanuman Temple is renowned for the incessant chanting of the mantra 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Rama,' since August 1st, 1964. This temple has secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Continue to the hotel in Dwarka and check-in.

Later, visit the Rukmini Temple and Dwarkadhish Temple.

Situated 2 km away from Dwarka, the Rukmini Temple is an architectural masterpiece. The Dwarkadhish Temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir (universal shrine) or trilok sundar (the most beautiful in all the three worlds) is devoted to Lord Krishna, who is venerated here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. Lord Krishna\'s great grandson, Vajranabha, is said to have built the original temple more than 2500 years ago. The lower part of the temple is from the 16th century and the soaring steeple with its numerous clusters of small towers is from the 19th century. The main shrine of the 5-storied building has delicate carvings on its exterior while the interior is striking in its simplicity.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in Dwarka. (B)

Day 3 - Dwarka

Today, proceed to the Beyt Dwarka, also known as Beyt Shankhodhar which is a small island. It offers opportunities to spot dolphins, marine excursions, camping and picnicking. The 500 year old temple of Shri Krishna is 15 minutes away from here. The magnificent Dandiwala Hanuman Temple is situated about 5 km east of the Beyt Dwarka's main temple.

Then, visit Kachoriyu Temple which is dedicated to Shri Rama. The temple houses sculptures of Garuda (eagle), Shankha (conch shell), Chakra (sharp circular weapon), along with the idol of Lord Hanuman at the entrance. The pond situated near the temple is called Kachoriyu Talav. Towards the eastern seashore of Beyt Dwarka, if interested, one can visit the shrine of Haji Kirmani Pir, who is considered to be one of the important Sufi saints, hailing from Kirman, Iran. There is a Gurudwara close to it which is believed to be the birthplace of Panjpyare's Sikh saint Shri Hukamchandji.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Overnight in Dwarka. (B)

Day 4 - Somnath

In the morning, drive to Somnath via Porbandar, en route visiting Tara Mandir Planetarium, Kirti Mandir and Chowpaty.

The Tara Mandir Planetarium is one of the popular attractions in Porbandar. Special effect movies are shown on an overhead round screen in a theatre, which scientifically projects all celestial bodies like the stars and planets.

The Kirti Mandir, one of the famous tourist destinations of Porbandar. This place holds great religious and historical significance. It is said to be the birth place of Sudama, the best friend and devotee of Lord Krishna. Kirti Mandir is also the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi. Porbandar Beach is one of the unspoilt beaches of Gujarat. Popularly known as Chowpaty, it is one of the main attractions for the local population as well as tourists. Surrounded by gigantic green covered hills, the beach offers seating arrangements for tourists and commuters and there is also a skating rink for children. There are various hotels lined up along the waterfront and the famous Huzoor Palace is also located along this beach. It is also the venue of the Janamastmi Fair.

On arrival at Somnath, check-in to your hotel.

Later, proceed to Bhalka Tirth and Somnath Temple. A renowned religious place, Bhalka Tirth is a small but compact temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is at this place where Lord Krishna was wounded by the arrow shot by a hunter known as Jara, while he was meditating under a banyan tree. A temple known as Mahaprabhuji Bethak was built next to the tree with a majestic white idol of Lord Krishna.

The Somnath Temple is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot. It is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in Somnath. (B)

Day 5 - Rajkot

Today, morning proceed to Rajkot via Junagadh visiting the Uparkot Fort, Ashok Rock Edict and the Junagadh Museum.

The oldest part of Junagadh is the upper citadel, known as Uparkot. It is an imposing monument built by Chandragupta of the Mauryan Empire around 320 BC. An ornate triple entrance gateway leads to the ruins inside the fort, which houses a number of archaeological and historical sites such as the Jama Masjid, the pillared Buddhist caves, the two step wells or irrigation tanks - Navghan Kuvo and Adi-Kadi Vav, and many other monuments. Built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the Ashoka Rock Edicts are situated at the foothills of Mount Girnar. An inscription with fourteen edicts can be found on a large granite boulder. The inscriptions carry Brahmi script in Pali language and date back to 250 BC. The edicts impart the philosophy of Ashoka that includes moral instructions on religion (Dharma), harmony, tolerance, and peace.

The Junagadh Museum houses prehistoric stone and bone implements, 9th-century stone carvings and many bronzes, manuscripts, silverwork, glass crafts, woodcarvings, textiles and other items from the history of the area.

Continue to Rajkot and on arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Rajkot. (B)

Day 6 - Rajkot

This morning, proceed to visit the Chamunda Mataji Temple, Watson Museum, Swaminarayan Temple and Naulakha Palace.

The notable Chamunda Mataji Temple is situated at Chotila a small town situated between Ahmedabad and Rajkot. This temple is the `kuldevi` (family goddess) of most Hindus in the Saurashtra region. Chamunda is also known as Ambaji, Mahakali, Bhuvaneshwari and Chamundma.

The Watson Museum is regarded amongst the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state of Gujarat. It houses a huge collection of ancient and traditional artefacts exhibiting the cultural heritage of Saurashtra. Main exhibits include paintings and artefacts donated by the various royal families, 13th century carvings, silverware, natural history exhibits and textiles.

The Swaminarayan Temple is famous for its spirituality and the humanitarian deed that it offers to the people all over the world.

Naulakha Palace, this palace is one of the oldest and the most beautiful palace in Gondal. There are stone carvings with exquisite balconies, marvellous pillared courtyard, delicately carved arches, and a unique spiral staircase in the palace.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city of Rajkot. Overnight in Rajkot. (B)

Day 7 - Ahmedabad

Today, proceed to Ahmedabad,en route visiting Gandhinagar which is one of the most planned cities in India. It is also a well known tourist spot and commercial center. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Gandhinagar are Akshardham, the most famous temple of the 'Swaminarayan Sect'. The temple is built with 6000 tonnes of pink sandstone and has beautiful carvings.

Visit the Indroda Nature Park which is located at the outskirts of the city near Indroda village. It houses both the Deer Park (Hiran Udhyan) and Dinosaur Park and is one of the best tourist spot for nature lovers. The park has houses various animals like the deer, wild boar, hare, porcupine, various reptiles, and mammals.

The Gujarat Science City is an initiative taken by Gujarat Government to attract more students towards education in science.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Ahmedabad. (B)

Day 8 - Ahmedabad

Today, bid farewell to your 'Saurashtra Darshan' tour, as you are transferred to the airport / railway station in Ahmedabad for your onward journey.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Changes In Tax Rates
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : April 1, 2018
Validity To : September 30, 2018


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Day 1 - Jamnagar

Welcome to Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat.

On arrival at airport / railway station in Ahmedabad, begin your 'Saurashtra Darshan' tour. You will be met and transferred to the hotel in Jamnagar.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Jamnagar. (meals on your own)

Day 2 - Dwarka

This morning, drive to Dwarka, en route visiting the Lakhota Lake, Lakhota Museum and the Bala Hanuman Temple.

The Lakhota Lake is a bird watchers paradise. It is the liveliest in the evenings, when people come to relax around the lake and at night the lake is beautifully lit.

Lakhota Museum cum palace was originally a fort that provided a perfect hiding place for soldiers to safeguard themselves from attacks from the enemies. The museum showcases artifacts and art pieces from the 9th to the18th century.

Located on the southeast side of Ranmal Lake, the Bala Hanuman Temple is renowned for the incessant chanting of the mantra 'Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Rama,' since August 1st, 1964. This temple has secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Continue to the hotel in Dwarka and check-in.

Later, visit the Rukmini Temple and Dwarkadhish Temple.

Situated 2 km away from Dwarka, the Rukmini Temple is an architectural masterpiece. The Dwarkadhish Temple, also known as the Jagat Mandir (universal shrine) or trilok sundar (the most beautiful in all the three worlds) is devoted to Lord Krishna, who is venerated here by the name Dwarkadhish, or 'King of Dwarka'. Lord Krishna\'s great grandson, Vajranabha, is said to have built the original temple more than 2500 years ago. The lower part of the temple is from the 16th century and the soaring steeple with its numerous clusters of small towers is from the 19th century. The main shrine of the 5-storied building has delicate carvings on its exterior while the interior is striking in its simplicity.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in Dwarka. (B)

Day 3 - Dwarka

Today, proceed to the Beyt Dwarka, also known as Beyt Shankhodhar which is a small island. It offers opportunities to spot dolphins, marine excursions, camping and picnicking. The 500 year old temple of Shri Krishna is 15 minutes away from here. The magnificent Dandiwala Hanuman Temple is situated about 5 km east of the Beyt Dwarka's main temple.

Then, visit Kachoriyu Temple which is dedicated to Shri Rama. The temple houses sculptures of Garuda (eagle), Shankha (conch shell), Chakra (sharp circular weapon), along with the idol of Lord Hanuman at the entrance. The pond situated near the temple is called Kachoriyu Talav. Towards the eastern seashore of Beyt Dwarka, if interested, one can visit the shrine of Haji Kirmani Pir, who is considered to be one of the important Sufi saints, hailing from Kirman, Iran. There is a Gurudwara close to it which is believed to be the birthplace of Panjpyare's Sikh saint Shri Hukamchandji.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Overnight in Dwarka. (B)

Day 4 - Somnath

In the morning, drive to Somnath via Porbandar, en route visiting Tara Mandir Planetarium, Kirti Mandir and Chowpaty.

The Tara Mandir Planetarium is one of the popular attractions in Porbandar. Special effect movies are shown on an overhead round screen in a theatre, which scientifically projects all celestial bodies like the stars and planets.

The Kirti Mandir, one of the famous tourist destinations of Porbandar. This place holds great religious and historical significance. It is said to be the birth place of Sudama, the best friend and devotee of Lord Krishna. Kirti Mandir is also the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi. Porbandar Beach is one of the unspoilt beaches of Gujarat. Popularly known as Chowpaty, it is one of the main attractions for the local population as well as tourists. Surrounded by gigantic green covered hills, the beach offers seating arrangements for tourists and commuters and there is also a skating rink for children. There are various hotels lined up along the waterfront and the famous Huzoor Palace is also located along this beach. It is also the venue of the Janamastmi Fair.

On arrival at Somnath, check-in to your hotel.

Later, proceed to Bhalka Tirth and Somnath Temple. A renowned religious place, Bhalka Tirth is a small but compact temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is at this place where Lord Krishna was wounded by the arrow shot by a hunter known as Jara, while he was meditating under a banyan tree. A temple known as Mahaprabhuji Bethak was built next to the tree with a majestic white idol of Lord Krishna.

The Somnath Temple is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot. It is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva.

The rest of the evening is at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in Somnath. (B)

Day 5 - Rajkot

Today, morning proceed to Rajkot via Junagadh visiting the Uparkot Fort, Ashok Rock Edict and the Junagadh Museum.

The oldest part of Junagadh is the upper citadel, known as Uparkot. It is an imposing monument built by Chandragupta of the Mauryan Empire around 320 BC. An ornate triple entrance gateway leads to the ruins inside the fort, which houses a number of archaeological and historical sites such as the Jama Masjid, the pillared Buddhist caves, the two step wells or irrigation tanks - Navghan Kuvo and Adi-Kadi Vav, and many other monuments. Built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the Ashoka Rock Edicts are situated at the foothills of Mount Girnar. An inscription with fourteen edicts can be found on a large granite boulder. The inscriptions carry Brahmi script in Pali language and date back to 250 BC. The edicts impart the philosophy of Ashoka that includes moral instructions on religion (Dharma), harmony, tolerance, and peace.

The Junagadh Museum houses prehistoric stone and bone implements, 9th-century stone carvings and many bronzes, manuscripts, silverwork, glass crafts, woodcarvings, textiles and other items from the history of the area.

Continue to Rajkot and on arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Rajkot. (B)

Day 6 - Rajkot

This morning, proceed to visit the Chamunda Mataji Temple, Watson Museum, Swaminarayan Temple and Naulakha Palace.

The notable Chamunda Mataji Temple is situated at Chotila a small town situated between Ahmedabad and Rajkot. This temple is the `kuldevi` (family goddess) of most Hindus in the Saurashtra region. Chamunda is also known as Ambaji, Mahakali, Bhuvaneshwari and Chamundma.

The Watson Museum is regarded amongst the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state of Gujarat. It houses a huge collection of ancient and traditional artefacts exhibiting the cultural heritage of Saurashtra. Main exhibits include paintings and artefacts donated by the various royal families, 13th century carvings, silverware, natural history exhibits and textiles.

The Swaminarayan Temple is famous for its spirituality and the humanitarian deed that it offers to the people all over the world.

Naulakha Palace, this palace is one of the oldest and the most beautiful palace in Gondal. There are stone carvings with exquisite balconies, marvellous pillared courtyard, delicately carved arches, and a unique spiral staircase in the palace.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city of Rajkot. Overnight in Rajkot. (B)

Day 7 - Ahmedabad

Today, proceed to Ahmedabad,en route visiting Gandhinagar which is one of the most planned cities in India. It is also a well known tourist spot and commercial center. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Gandhinagar are Akshardham, the most famous temple of the 'Swaminarayan Sect'. The temple is built with 6000 tonnes of pink sandstone and has beautiful carvings.

Visit the Indroda Nature Park which is located at the outskirts of the city near Indroda village. It houses both the Deer Park (Hiran Udhyan) and Dinosaur Park and is one of the best tourist spot for nature lovers. The park has houses various animals like the deer, wild boar, hare, porcupine, various reptiles, and mammals.

The Gujarat Science City is an initiative taken by Gujarat Government to attract more students towards education in science.

On arrival, check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Ahmedabad. (B)

Day 8 - Ahmedabad

Today, bid farewell to your 'Saurashtra Darshan' tour, as you are transferred to the airport / railway station in Ahmedabad for your onward journey.


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  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

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  • Airfare
  • Changes In Tax Rates
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
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  • Surcharges
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Validity From : April 1, 2018
Validity To : September 30, 2018


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Trip Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days
Itinerary: 2 Nights Dwarka | 1 Nights Somnath

Gujarat is regarded as a holy land, owing to the numerous temples and religious places situated h ... More

This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Sightseeing
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Dwarka - |
Somnath -
Economy
Starting from
INR 14,974
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Dwarka

Welcome to Rajkot and begin your 'Dwarka Somnath' tour.
On arrival at the airport / railway station in Rajkot, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Dwarka.
None (Meals on your own)
The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 - Dwarka

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Dwarka (Private).
This morning, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Dwarka. Visit the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Then, visit the Dwarkadhish temple also known as Jagat Mandir. This temple was constructed over 1400 years ago and houses the image of Lord Krishna. Followed by the Dwarkadhish temple, visit Dwarka Peeth,Bhadkeshwar Temple, Rukmini Temple, Sunset Point, Shri Jagatguru Shankaracharya Math, Ved Havan, Light House and Shardapith Math Museum.
Breakfast
The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore this holy town.

Day 3 - Somnath

Transfer from hotel in Dwarka to hotel in Somnath, en route visit Somnath Temple (Private).
After breakfast, proceed to Somnath. En route visit the Somnath Temple - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Facing the wide open Arabian Sea, the Somnath Temple is an imposing structure offering a spectacular sight to the pilgrims. Legend says that Somnath was built by none other than the Moon God himself at the time of creation. The temple was destroyed and rebuilt six times. On arrival check in to the hotel in Somnath.
Breakfast
The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 4 - Somnath

Today, bid farewell to your 'Dwarka Somnath' tour, as you are transferred to the airport / railway station in Rajkot for your onward journey.


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Validity From : May 8, 2018
Validity To : September 27, 2018


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