Wonders of Gujrat & Taj

Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days

Highlights: Delhi / Agra /Jaipur / Udaipur / Ahemdabad / Dasda / Bhuj / Gondal / Sasan Gir / Bhavnagar / Mumbai

Cost: On Request - [Escorted Group or Private Journey]

This exciting Private Journey through the vibrant state of Gujarat offers the chance to experience local crafts, exquisite architecture and unspoiled wildlife reserves. The journey also explores the remains of the ancient Indus valley civilization, medieval towns and atmospheric villages.

Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Depart for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi in the late evening. Welcome with flower garlands, Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi
Morning visit of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, Chandi Chwok and Raj Ghat, Afternoon visit to New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar and Humayun Tomb, Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 3: Delhi – Agra (205 Kms)
Morning drive to Agra, upon arrival, check in at hotel, afternoon visit to Agra Fort and the World famous Taj Mahal, Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 4: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (255 Kms)
Morning drive to Jaipur, en route visit of Fatehpur Sikri - the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, deserted 14 years later. Later continue to Jaipur, upon arrival, check in at hotel, rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 5: Jaipur
Morning visit the Amber Fort - built in the time of Mughals. A ride on elephant back along the ramparts of the Fort. Afternoon tour of city visitng City Palace, (Jantar Mantar) - the ancient Observatory, Hawa Mahal, the exotic Palace of the Winds and finally, visit the picturesque and lively bazaars of the walled city. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 6: Jaipur - Udaipur – Flight
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Udaipur, afternoon visit City Palace, evening boat ride on Pichola Lake, Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 7: Udaipur / Ahemdabad (kms)
Breakfast, morning drive to Ahemdabad, upon arrival, check in at hotel, afternoon visit to city, Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 8: Ahemdabad
Full day sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Teen Darwaza, Hatheesing Jain Temple, The Dwarkadhish Temple, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyad Mosque, Sabarmati Ashram and Akshar Dham Temple in Gandhinagar. Evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 9: Ahemdabad – Dasada (Kms)
Morning drvie to Dasada. The hotel where you stay has been constructed in the open fields using the local stuff and it's architecture is typical Gujarat style huts. Afternoon visit the surrounding village to meet more tribals of the region. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 10: Dasada – Bhuj (Kms)
Morning visit temples and the Ranjit Vilas Palace etc. Later drive to Bhuj, upon arrival visit Aina Mahel( Palace of mirrors), Kutch Museum; the oldest museum in Gujarat and has an excellent collection. Also visit Palace of Rao Pragmalji's. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 11: Bhuj
This morning you take an excursion to the Banni Area, upto Nakhatrana. Visit few typical villages of this region, where you find local tribals. Banni villages in the kutch area are riots of colours. Bhirandiyara, Dhordo, Gorevali, Hodka, Sumrasar and Nirona are major tribes in the Bhuj region. Each Village has its own identity of craft and embroidery.Evening drive back to Bhuj. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 12: Bhuj – Gondal
Morning drive to Gondal, a fortified located on the Gndali River. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 13: Gondal – Sasan Gir
Morning visit to Junagadh, famous for its Ashoka rock edicts dating from the third century BC. Return to Sasan Gir to overnight at Camp (B,L,D)

Day 14: Sasan Gir
Early morning and late afternoon wildlie in search of the Asiatic lion and other wildlife. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 15: Sasan Gir – Bhavnagar
Early morning wildlife viewing. Afternoon drive to Bhavnagar, upon arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 16: Bhavnagar
Morning drive to Palitana and visit the magnificent Jain Temples locted a top Mount Shatrunjara. The 3.5 km walk to the peak takes in more than 3,500 steps. Return hotel for overnight stay. (B,L,D)

Day 17: Bhavnagar – Mumbai
Morning flight to Mumbai, up on arrival, check in at hotel, afternoon visit of the city. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 18: Departure Mumbai
Assistance and transfer to airport for flight to out ward destination.

[Meals: B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner]