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Road Trip in Saurashtra,Gujarat


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Route

Junagadh-Sasan Gir-Diu-Somnath-Porbandar-Dwarka-Junagadh

Day-1 – Arrival at Junagadh. After Breakfast Proceed to visit Swaminarayan Temple,Junagadh Museum, Uparkot Fort, Damodar Kund, Ashoka Scripts, Budhha Caves. Night at Junagadh.

Day-2 – visit Junagadh Zoo, Willington Dam, Girnar Mountain and surrounding places. Night at Junagadh.

Day-3 – After breakfast Proceed to Sasan Gir. On Arrival At Sasan Gir Check In To Hotel . Evening Visit Of Crocodile Farm At Sasan & Devaliya Park. Enjoy jeep Safari from 3 to 6 PM. After that free For Leisure At The Hotel . Over Night Stay At Sasan Gir.

Day-4 – Proceed to Diu. On Arrival At Diu Check In To Hotel . Later Visit Of St. Paul's Church , Diu Museum And Diu Fort . Evening At Leisure To Enjoy The Wide Variety Of Water Sports Facilities Available At Nagoa Beach & Return Back To Hotel . Over Night Stay At Diu.

Day-5– After breakfast visit Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach and other coastal area. Shopping can also be done at its famous market in the city. After lunch proceed for Somnath. At Somnath Check In To Hotel . Later Visit The Somnath Temple. Witness Aarti , Light And Sound Show At Somnath Temple . Overnight Stay At The Somnath.

Day-6 –after breakfast proceed to BHalka tirth Where Lord Krishna Passed Away Due To An Arrow Injury In His Holy Right Feet. En Route Visiting The Famous Harshad Mata's Temple Situated On Top Of A Hillock Near Porbandar . after lunch at Porbandar, Visit Of Kirti Mandir, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi & the world’s only Sudama Ashram At Porbandar. En route visit Nageshwar jyotirling and Reach Dwarka by night and check in at hotel. Night stay at Dwarka.

Day-7 – Early morning Attend Morning Aarti At Dwarksdhish Temple. Take A Holy Dip In Gomti River, Gopi Talav. Go by boat to Bet Dwarka, visit Rukmani Temple. Evening Visit Other Temples On Coastal Area.Proceed for Junagadh

Detailed Sightseeing

Diu: -

  • Diu Museum - St. Thomas Church was converted into Diu museum. Diu Museum houses wooden carvings, statues, idols, shadow clocks and other important artifacts collected from various sites.
  • St Pauls Church - The St. Paul's Church is most renowned, surviving and functioning church, among the three churches built by the Portuguese in Diu. It is considered one of the best examples of baroque architecture (artistic style) in India. The St. Paul's Church is a popular site to visit for tourists to Diu.
  • Diu Fort - Diu Fort is a very large and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. This fort was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD. The fort is surrounded by the sea on the three sides and a canal on the fourth side. The fort offers a magnificent view of sea. On the fort stands a giant structure which now houses a Light House and the Diu jail. The beam from the lighthouse reaches to about 32 kms. Several canons are still located on the top of the fort and peep out of the holes on the walls of this gigantic structure.
  • Nagoa Beach at Diu - Nagoa beach is a promenade and a popular beach front in Diu at a few kms from Airport and main jetty / town centre area. Evening would be best time to visit the beach for a walk.
  • Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach - Ahmadpur Mandvi is a 6 km stretch of beach in outskirts of Diu. Ahmedpur Mandvi is one of Gujarats finest beaches. The beach offers many water sport adventures and opportunities for dolphin sightings. Watersports include Para Sailing, water skiing, water scooter, Family boat and speedboats Ahmadpur Mandvi is a popular option for guests looking for a bit of activities arriving at Diu.
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.

Dwarka: -

  • Dwarkadheesh Temple- Dwarkadish Temple is a shore temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and one of the major Krishna pilgrimages. Temple is 78.3 meters high and is built on 72 pillars. Vajranabha, Lord Krishnas grandson built the temple. The Jagat temple, which forms the sanctum of this temple, is believed to be at least 2500 years old.
  • Rukmini Temple- Rukmini temple is a 12th-13th century temple having beautiful carvings and pillars. The temple was built to honour Rani Rukmani, wife of Lord Krishna. Rukmini temple is a popular option for pilgrim travellers.
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple- Nageshwar Temple a few kms from Dwarka is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples and is well visited. The temple features a Massive Shiva statue right outside the Temple. Interestingly Jageshwar Temple in Almora and Nagnath temple in Aundha also are believed to the Nageshvara Jyotirlingas. Therefore guests visit them as well as Jyotirlingas along with Nageshwar Temple near Dwarka.
  • Bet Dwarka- Dwarka Pilgrimage is not considered complete without a visit to Beyt Dwarka, It is believed that Lord Krishna resided here with his family. It takes about half-an hour to across a ferry ride to reach Beyt Dwarka off coast of Okha (30 kms from Dwarka).
  • Harsiddhi Mata Temple- Harsiddhi mata temple is located 45 kms from Porbandar on Dwarka road and is a renowned local pilgrim Centre. Guests on Somnath - Dwarka route make a stop. Temple location on a hilltop overlooking stunning arabian sea views makes it a popular stop.

Sasan Gir: -

  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple- Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.

Somnath: -

  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple- Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.
  • Bhalka Tirth- Bhalka Tirth is the confluence of rivers are said to be Hirannya, Saraswati and Kapila. Dehotsarg, at Triveni Ghat near Bhalka Tirth is believed to be the site of Krishnas cremation. Bhalka Tirth has also been a reclining statue of Krishna, signifying his death by an arrow of a Bhill hunter, who mistook him for a deer

Junagadh: -

  • Damodar Kund: Damodar Kund is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. This Kund is actually a bath tank which is located in the foot reign of Girnar Hill. This Kund is considered as a “holy kund” as Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati's garments are said to have dropped here. This kund also includes a temple called “Damodarji Temple”.
  • Uparkot Fort: Uparkot Fort is situated at the bottom of the Girnar Hills. This fort was built by Chandragupta Maurya during the Nawabi Period in 319 BC. This fort was rebuilt again and again over time by various rulers. It was rebuilt by many kings over the centuries. This fort was deserted between 7th and 8th centuries. The fort, due to its strategic location, is said to have survived about 16 sieges over a period of 1000 years.
  • Junagadh Zoo: Junagadh Zoo is very famous around the world because of Asiatic Lions. This Zoo was built in 1863 by the Nawab. This zoo is also the oldest zoo in Gujarat. This zoo was set up in order to save the Asiatic Lion from extinction. The main attraction for tourist is the Asiatic Lion which are around 300 in numbers. Later you will be taken for lunch and then we will proceed to:
  • Ashoka’s Rock Edicts: This site is famous for the fourteen rock edicts of Emperor Ashoka. These edicts have been engraved out of a gigantic obstruct of stone outside the city. These rock edicts are inscribed in Pali language, which are as old as 263 BC.
  • Durbar Hall Museum: The Durbar Hall Museum provides the tourists a chance to have a glance at the magnificence and grandeur of the Nawabs and sultans who have ruled in Junagadh. This museum was originally a courthouse where cases were heard by the Nawabs and Sultans. Later, this courthouse was converted into museum. This museum includes Silver thrones, beautifully designed carpets, gleaming chandeliers and paintings speak of the delicious taste of the rulers. The oil painting of the Nawab with his dogs is one of the main attractions of this museum. Later in the evening, you will be taken to:
  • Ahmadpur Mandvi: The Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach is one of the most wanted and popular beach in Gujarat. This beach is the most visited of the reign because of its clean water, fishing hamlets and colorful birds. This is a good place for some leisure time. One can enjoy various
    water sports and swimming.

Saurashtra Tour Package (7D6N)

Standard ₹. 17499/-

Delux ₹ 23499/-

Inclusions

Tour Cost Includes:-

  • 06 nights accommodation.
  • Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu breakfast
  • Air-conditioned car for sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary
  • Driver allowance, Toll tax and parking
  • Government Service Tax
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Air fare / train fare
  • Jeep safari/devaliya park at Sasangir
  • Coolie / porter charges.
  • Camera charges.
  • Donations at temples.
  • Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
  • Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes’
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes’

Reservation Policy:

  • Confirmation of Hotel Rooms Confirmation of the Packages is subject to receipt of 100% payment (50 % payment advance & balance before arrival)
  • NO refund in case of no check-in.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation within 30 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation: No retention charge.
  • Cancellation within 20 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation: 50 % retention.
  • Cancellation within 10 Days prior to the arrival date of the tour packages / Hotel Booking / Transportation or Non Utilization of the same : 100 % Retention

Terms & Conditions:

  • The above itinerary is suggested Tour Plan. The Company is responsible for only those services which are charged from the guest. All other services which are not paid by the guest to the Company are Suggested services and Company is nowhere bound to provide that service or pay the cost for the same.
  • Check in and Checkout Timing of the Hotel will be according to the timing of the respective Hotels.
  • Company is not responsible for compensating any loss or additional cost incurred by the guest while taking the tour.
  • Company is not responsible, nor liable for any damage, loss or injury caused to any passenger while taking the tour.
  • All the disputes are subject to Vadodara Jurisdiction only. Any Claim related to the Package must be brought to the notice of the Company within a week.


Diu is different. This tiny island linked by a bridge to Gujarat’s southern coast is infused with Portuguese history; its major architectural landmarks include three churches and a seafront fort; the streets of the main town are remarkably clean and quiet once you get off the tourist-packed waterfront strip; and alcohol is legal here. If you’ve been spending time immersed in the intensity of Gujarati cities.

Photos of Diu, Diu, Daman and Diu 362520, India 1/2 by Jigar Baldha
Photos of Diu, Diu, Daman and Diu 362520, India 2/2 by Jigar Baldha

Located at the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula, this town enjoys remarkable importance in Hindu lore. It is the only place considered both one of the four principal holy places (char dham), as well as one of the seven ancient towns (sapta puris) to visit. For this reason, millions of pilgrims and historical scholars have come here over the centuries. It is believed that immediately after the death of Lord Krishna and the consequent demise of the Yadav dynasty a massive flood swallowed all of Dwarka and submerged the city of gold to the bottom of the ocean. However, current excavations give us reason to think this myth has a historical basis, as most myths do.

Photos of Dwarka, Dwarka, Gujarat, India 1/2 by Jigar Baldha
Photos of Dwarka, Dwarka, Gujarat, India 2/2 by Jigar Baldha

Stepped in history, culture, spirituality and religion, Junagadh is the Soul of Saurastra. In just 60 km the terrain descends from Mt Girnar, Gujarat's highest point at 1000 meter, to the Veraval coast. The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the only remaining habitat of the pure Asiatic Lion. The countryside has much to offer but calls for a determined effort to places in veraval-Patan and Junagadh city are a must on the intinerary of the traveler in Saurastra. Junagadh.

Photos of Junagadh, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001, India 1/2 by Jigar Baldha
Photos of Junagadh, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001, India 2/2 by Jigar Baldha

In Gir you touch the history of India before humanity itself. Before monuments, temples, mosques and palaces. Or rather, a history as humanity was emerging, when humans coexisted with lions, before the former had overrun the continent (and the world) and pushed the latter to the brink of extinction. Many come to Gir because, outside of Africa, it is the only place with wild lions. But to truly experience Gir and the lions, you must explore their natural habitat, with everything from tiny wild birds, not easily seen, but heard singing in the forest canopy, to crocodiles floating in the marsh waters.

Photos of Sasan Gir, Sasan Gir, Gujarat 362135, India 1/1 by Jigar Baldha

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