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Cultural Gujarat

Dwarka

Duration:07 Days / 06 Nights

Destinations Covered:Ahmadabad- Jamnagar -Dwaraka - Porbandar -Somnath – Diu – Sasan Gir – Junagarh - Ahmedabad

Grade:Tourist Place

ITINERARY

Gandhi ashram, Akshardham temple

Arrival transfer from Airport / Railway Station to Hotel. Ahmedabad is the largest cosmopolitan city of Gujarat. This city nurtures in its fold pages of history, a breath of harmony and a show-case of exquisite architecture. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Ahmedabad. In the afternoon we visit the Gandhi ashram. Gandhi ashram is situated in Sabarmati which is about 6 kms from the Ahmedabad. This ashram is one of the beautiful ashram and the important tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. This ashram was the Mahatma Gandhi s headquarters during their struggle for India s independence and now houses some of the records of the major events in his life, a memorial centre and a library. After visiting the Gandhi Ashram we visit the Gandhinagar s famous temple, the Akshardham temple. Gandhinagar is the second planned and architecturally integrated city in India after Chandigarh. The Akshardham temple is the most famous temple of the Swaminarayan Sect, one of the richest religious sects in the world. This temple houses the 7 feet gold-leafed idol of Lord Swaminarayan and is a unique cultural complex. Akshardham is an intricately carved, majestic monument of 6000 tons of pink sandstone and is surrounded by lush green gardens and beautiful fountains. Over night at Hotel.

Bala Hanuman temple, Dwarkadish Temple

After B/F drive to Jamnagar, visit of Bala Hanuman Temple – Bala Hanuman Temple is a pilgrim place venerated by the devotees of Lord Ram. It is a world famous temple, known for the continuous chanting of Jai Ram, Shri Ram. The chanting is going on since 1964 and has found a place for it in the Guinness Book of World Records. People chant the name of the Lord in shifts, 24 hours a day. Later Proceed to Dawarka and attend Evening Aarti Darshan at Dwarkadish Temple – Temple of Lord Krishna. O/n stay at Dawarka.

Bet Dwarka, Nageshwar Jyotirling, Rukmani Temple

Attend early morning aarti at Dwarkadhish temple. Have breakfast & thereafter visit Bet Dwarka & Nageshwar Jyotirling. Bet Dwarka Also known as Bet Shankhoddar, Bet Dwarka is only 5 kms from Okha Junction in sea and Okha is 30 kms from Dwarka. It is said to be the place where Lord Krishna lived with his family when the ruled at Dwarka. It is also the place where Vishnu slew the demon Shankhasura. Visitors make it a point to visit the Krishna temple at this site which holds much of interest to be seen and experienced. Nageswar Mahadev The Puranas mention 12 Jyotirlingas or columns of light representing Lord Shiva, who manifested himself in that form in different parts of India. This shiva shrine near Dwarka is one of these and is there- fore accorded great respect. Rukmani Temple – Temple of Lord Krihsna’s wife. O/n stay at Dwarka.

Kirti temple, Sudama temple, Somnath Temple

Morning procced to Porabandar(130 Kms) visit of Kirti temple known as house & born place of Mahatma Gandhi. In back side house of Kasturba wife of Gandhi. Also visit of Gandhi museum, study room of Mahatma Gandhi in the Kirti temple. Later visit of Sudama temple & continue procced to Somnath, evening Aarti Darshan at Somnath Temple – A lord shiva temple known as Jyotirling built by Moon God. Enjoy lighting and sounding Show. O/n stay at Somnath.

bhalka Tirth , Triveni tirth, Diu fort & beach

Morning visit Bhalka Tirth, Triveni Tirth. Later proceed for Diu. Visit of Diu Fort & beach. The fort has canons, which reminds one of the struggles between bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat, Mughal emperor & the Portuguese. Later visit Diu includes st. Paul Church which is founded by Jesuits, Diu Museum which is collection of wooden carving, idols, shadow clocks & so many other items. O/n stay at Diu.

Gir National Park

Morning proceed for Sasan Gir. Evening safari to Gir National Park. Sasan Gir Lion sanctuary is home of some 300 Asiatic Lions. Sasan Gir is only place in world outside African continent where lion can be seen in its natural habitat.O/n sasan gir.

Uperkot Fort

Morning drive to Ahmedabad. En-route visit Junagadh, visit of UPERKOT FORT, is an ancient fort built by Chandr Gupta. The fort as been rebuilt & extended many times. Later visit of Ashokan Edicts,Mahabat Maqbara. The Ashoka’s Rock edict is no way of Girnar hill temple. The rock engraved with the Buddhist edicts of Ashoka. The edicts impart moral instruction on dharma, harmony, tolerance and peace. Arrival at Ahmedabad. Evening transfer to Airport / Railway station.

COST OF THE PACKAGE INR 24,100 per person / USD $ 390 per person

Tour Cost Included:-

  • Accommodation in above proposed hotels in air conditioned double occupancy rooms sharing with attach bathroom.
  • Meal Plan as per above.
  • All curent applicable hotel taxes
  • All Transfer, city tours and transport services by A/C VECHILE as per the above itinerary.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges.

 

Tour Cost Excluded:-

  • 50% Govt. Service Tax Extra.
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Services of English Speaking Guide.
  • Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc. Other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • International or Domestic airfare / Train Fare.