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Duration : 09 Nights / 10 days

Day 01: Arrival Ahmedabad

On arrival at Ahmedabad, you shall be escorted by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel. Take a half-day excursion to the Sarkhej mausoleum and royal compound a few kilometers outside the city and the Vishala Village complex with its superb utensils museum. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 02 :Ahmedabad

After breakfast, we shall visit the Calico Museum (closed on Wednesday); Ahemdabad is situated on the banks of Sabarmati River and has a flourishing textile industry earning Ahmedabad the title of “ Manchester of the East.” A collection of such wholeness is displayed in the Calico Museum. Later we shall visit the Swaminarayan temple and the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, on way back en route visit to the Adalaj Step well. Later visit Hateesingh Jain Temple and Rani Rupvati’s mosque. Also visit the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi- an oasis of calm and tranquility. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 03 :Ahmedabad – Palitana

We shall begin our tour with a heritage walk along with the historical society first to Swaminayaran temple and later to the city. Ahmedabad is packed with beautiful carved wooden facades of havelis, tiny local temples, hidden passageways, and vibrant local life. The tour concludes at Jama Masjid, the main mosque of Ahmedabad, with its huge central courtyard and spectacular worship hall. Later drive towards Palitana on the way, visit to Lothal, , an important archeological site that was once abode the ancient city of Indus Valley Civilization dating back to 2400 BCE. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04-05 :Palitana – Gondal

Palitana is a major pilgrimage centre of Jains. There are more than 1300 temples located on the Shatrunjaya hills. Later drive to Gondal, the heart of the small former principality. In the afternoon visit the Navlakha Palace, which was built in the 18th century and houses some of the collection of arts and treasures gathered by the royal family of Gondal. Overnight stay will be at the hotel. Following day we shall leave for a day excursion to Junagadh to visit the ancient Uparkot Fort, Gothic palaces of the Nawabs, massive step-wells, and the ostentatious 19th century mausoleum complex. Return to Gondal, calling in en route visit to the 4th century Buddhist caves of Khambalida. . Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 06:Gondal – Dasada

After breakfast depart for Dasada en-route visit to the Watson museum at Rajkot which is home to early Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, textiles, paintings and colonial memorabilia. On arrival at Dasada, check in to hotel. Later enjoy the jeep safaris into the Rann of Kutch- home to large number of animal species including Khur (Asiatic wild ass), nilgai (blue bull), desert fox, and a huge bird population. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 07:Dasada – Danta

Early morning we shall leave from Dasada to visit the Sun Temple at Modhera built in 11th century. Continue journey to Patan and visit the Ranki Vav step-well that has staggeringly intricate carving. Further drive the foothills of the Aravali mountain range and reach Danta. At arrival check into a hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08:Danta – Ahmedabad

Gear up for an early stroll through the hills - the area around the homestead is home to tribal people who adhere to ancient agricultural practices and live simple lives in harmony with their surroundings. After breakfast, depart Danta and drive to Taranga where there are 12th century Jain Temples. Continue to Ahmedabad and check in at hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09:Ahmedabad – Vadodara

After breakfast depart Ahmadabad for Vadodara (formerly Baroda) a city of significance in the history of Gujarat.Navaratri or Garba is the city's largest festival, with song, dance and lights during every October There are impressive palaces like the one as Laxmi Vilas, of which two areas are open to the public. Proceed on to Champaner and Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site where the highlights include an impressive central mosque (Jama Masjid), step-wells, citadel and significant fortifications. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 10:Vadodara – Departures

Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive back to Ahmedabad.

Special Rajasthan Tour