Enchanting Gujarat

Enchanting Gujarat

Destinations: Udaipur(2)-Dungarpur(1)-Ahmedabad(1)- Bhavnagar(1)- Gondal(1)-Bhuj(2)-Dasada(1) – Ahmedabad
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days

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Day 01 : Arrive Udaipur 

Upon arrival in Udaipur, you will be met by local English-speaking representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.

Day 02: Udaipur 

This morning, begin your exploration of Udaipur with a visit to the massive City Palace which overlooks Lake Pichola. The City Palace, built in 1725, comprises of 11 palaces including the DilkhushMahal, Sheesh Mahal, MotiMahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna, all of which are ornately decorated. Afterwards, tour the Sahelion Ki Bari Garden (Garden for the Maids of Honour). This delightful 18th-century retreat in the north of the city was built for the Queen of Udaipur, whose dowry included 48 maids. Following this, you will get a chance to see the Folk Museum of Udaipur.

This afternoon you enjoy a cruise on the 4km long Lake Pichola, fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats and temples. While on the cruise you will see the Lake Palace, formally known as Jag Niwas, built between 1734 and 1751. It was once a Royal summer retreat and is now one of the world’s greatest hotels. It is also a popular location for film shoots, including James Bond’s Octopussy.

Day 03: Udaipur – Dungarpur 

Drive approx. 1.5 hours (103.2km) to Dungarpur, a city in the south of the Rajasthan state. Here you will visit the Juna Mahal, a 13th-century fortress, as well as GahibSagar Lake, a bird watchers paradise.

Day 04: Dungarpur – Ahmedabad 

Drive approx. 3 hours (174.3km) to Ahmedabad visiting the GandhinagarAkshardham Temple en route. Upon arrival, visit the Gandhi Ashram, JummaMosque and a local market.

Day 05: Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar

Visit the Calico Museum, known for its unique textiles (pending ticket allocation). This afternoon drive to Bhavnagar and visit the archaeological site of Lothal en route. The drive will take approx. 3 hours (173.4km).

Day 06: Bhavnagar – Gondal 

Early this morning before sunrise, travel to the base of the Palitana temples. Climb 3,500 steps to the top of Shatrunjaya Hills and explore the temples on each level during your ascent. Walk down to the base and drive to Gondal. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes today as you will be doing a lot of walking. A good level of fitness is required to attempt this climb.

Day 07: Gondal – Bhuj 

Visit the 17th- . Travel to Bhuj and tour the local vegetable market and the small Kutch Museum. The drive to Bhui will take approx. 4.5 hours (272.3km).

Day 08: Bhuj 

Travel to the Banni villages, well-known for their ethnic art. Later, enjoy a tour of the White Rann desert landscape.

Day 09: Bhuj – Dasda 

Depart for Dasada, visiting the Dhamadka and Bhujodi villages en route. Enjoy an evening jeep safari in the Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary. Here you will see Wild Ass, flamingos, pelicans, cranes and enjoy the sunset.

Day 10: Dasada – Ahmedabad                 

Rise early for a morning jeep safari of the Little Rann of Kutch. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Ahmedabad airport where your arrangements end. The drive to Ahmedabad airport will take approx. 2-3 hours (100km).

 

 

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