$2342


*per person on twin sharing

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Hotels & Pricing
  • Terms

Overview


The land of rich culture and heritage, Gujarat, will give you mystic experience. Explore the versatile Gujarat this holiday. Gurkhas Travel offers you the best Gujarat holiday deal to explore the historical Gujarat and see the architecture of different types and periods in the state. Experience different colours of the state and visit the divine places including Dwarka, Somnath and more.

Highlights


  • Experience the incredible holiday tour to Gujarat
  • Explore the historical state and amazing architecture
  • Visit the divine places including Dwarka, Somnath
  • Experience different colours of the state

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 01: Ahmedabad Arrival

On your arrival in Ahmedabad, check in at the hotel. Spend the remaining day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


(Lunch and Dinner)


Day 02: Ahmedabad – Bhuj (410km/ 9h)

After having the breakfast, proceed to Bhuj. Arrive and check in at the hotel. The typical desert town located between a hill named Bhujiyo Dungar in the east and Hamirsar Lake in the west. Visit the Aaina Mahal (Palace), which was constructed by Rao Lakhpatji in 1750 AD. The palace is a unique example of Indian-European architecture. Also see the Prag Mahal, designed by famous architect, Colonel Henry Saint Wilkins. It is built in Italian Gothic style and has a large Darbar Hall, big rooms, wide verandahs and a 45-metre high bell tower. The Kutch Museum is the oldest museum in Gujarat. Constructed in Italian style, the museum has a large collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, archaeological objects, arms and specimens of various crafts of the Kutch region. Stay overnight at the hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 03: Kutch

Wake up in the morning, have the breakfast and be ready to visit Kutch. The sightseeing tour starts with Khavda, a small village where one can see artisans printing and selling items with ajrakh block printing. Ludia village comprises of several hamlets of the Meghwal and Samma communities. In Gandhi nu Gam, the Meghwals live in beautifully painted bhungas or huts. The Kanjari (blouses) worn by women are decorated with colourful patterns. At Hodka, relish a typical Kutchi lunch at Shaame-e-Sarhad Village Resort. The village is famous for its crafts work like decorative mirrors, lamps, hand fans, letter boxes, wall hangings, and exquisite silver jewellery. The artisans sell their goods directly from their artistic huts. Villagers from Banni display their traditional art which involves turning everyday items like clothes and utensils into artistic masterpieces. Return to the hotel in the evening. Stay overnight in Bhuj.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 04: Bhuj – Dwarka (400 km/9h)

After having the breakfast, drive to Dwarka and check in to the hotel. Dwarka city was said to have been built by Vishwakarma on Lord Krishna's orders. It was said to have been submerged by the sea later. Marine excavations of the Dwarka coast have revealed important evidence of an ancient city. Visit Dwarkadhish Temple, an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Sabha Mandap, a part of the temple, is a 60-pillared hall which houses almost 2500-year-old scriptures. The hall has jharokhas which offer a nice view of the nearby Gomati River. Stay overnight in Dwarka.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 05: Dwarka – Somnath (230km/5h)

After having the breakfast, leave for Somnath. Arrive and check in to the hotel. The legendary Somnath Temple contains a jyotirlinga. Destroyed and rebuilt several times, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was instrumental in the construction of the temple that now stands here. Stay overnight at the hotel.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 06: Somnath – Diu – Gir (200km/4h)

After the breakfast, proceed to Diu, a tiny island in the Arabian Sea. Visit the Diu Fort, an imposing structure situated on the coast of the island. It was constructed in the sixteenth century and is blessed with a magnificent view of the sea. After visiting the fort, we visit the St. Paul's Church. This church is adorned with curious volutes and shell-like motifs. Later, see the Diu museum. Diu museum houses wooden carvings, statues, idols, shadow clocks and other important artefacts collected from various sites. Continue on your drive to Sasan Gir. Sasan Gir, or Gir, is the only place other than Africa where one can see lions in the wild. Tourists can enter the forest in safari jeeps. Dinner and overnight stay in Gir.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 07: Gir – Junagadh – Rajkot (160km/4h)

In the morning have your breakfast and visit Junagadh on your way to Rajkot. Junagadh is an ancient fortified city and takes its name from the 'Old Fort' which circles the town. Visit Uparkot Fort, famous for its virtual inaccessibility in the past. The Uparkot is girdled by a wall that is over 20 metres high in some places. On the way to Girnar, fourteen rock edicts of the Emperor Ashoka can be seen inscribed on a great boulder. The inscriptions are in the ancient Pali language and date back to 250 BC. On the same rock Sanskrit inscriptions are written. Also see Maqbara, the mausolea of the Nawabs who were the traditional rulers of Junagadh. Once in Rajkot, visit Kaba Gandhi No Delo or Kaba Gandhi's house. Mahatma Gandhi spent the early days of his life here. This will be followed by a visit to Rajkumar College where Gandhi completed his secondary education. Stay overnight in Rajkot.


(Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 08: Rajkot – Ahmedabad (225km/5h)

After the breakfast, drive to Ahmedabad Airport for your onwards journey.


(Breakfast)


HOTELS & PRICING


  Validity : Till 13th Nov 2015



  Hotels Included In Package

Hotel Name

Location

Hotel Class

Le Grande Residency Ahmedabad 3 STAR
B Cube Spa & ResortBhuj 3 STAR
Dwarkadish Lords Eco Inn Dwarka 3 STAR
Lords InnSomnath 3 STAR
Platinum Inn Rajkot 3 STAR
Anil Farm House Sasan Gir 3 STAR


  Price Details In Package

No of Person @ Price

Hotel Class

Transport

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Per Person on twin sharing @ 2342 AUD3 STARINDIGOEnquiry

Cost Includes

  • Return Trip Airfare in Economy Class from Melbourne, Australia – Ahmedabad, India – Melbourne, Australia (including taxes).
  • Transportation as per the group Size (Air conditioned)
  • Hotels Class as mentioned in the program
  • English Speaking Guide
  • 01 Bottle Mineral water per day per person
  • All Applicable Taxes


Cost Excludes

  • Any insurance
  • Any items of personal nature, such as drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), laundry, the telephone calls etcetera.
  • Any still camera, digital camera and video camera fees. (To be paid on the spot.)
  • Any tip, such as, at hotel/resort/restaurants, at restaurants outside, to the guides, to the Drivers/assistants, and to the mahouts.
  • Entrance tickets of the monuments


Terms



  • All Prices given are in Australian Dollar (AUD).
  • Your Australian departure tax is included in the cost of your ticket.
  • Return economy class airfare from ex Melbourne, Australia to Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India including prepaid taxes.
  • Service Confirmations are subject to availability at the time of reservations
  • Prices can vary depending on actual availability of the service and change in the number of passengers.
  • Any change in quotation will be communicated to you and only after your confirmation, we will proceed further.
  • Surcharges may be applicable over and above the tour price for the quoted period. At the time of booking or prior to confirmation, the same will be advised.
  • Once you confirm the reservation, we will need advance payment for the reservation of your tour package and rest payment within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour.
  • All activities, sightseeing, and other optional tour/ services/rides, if left unutilized or partially utilized by choice or due to other uncontrollable situations /weather / time constraint, any other circumstances are not subject to any refund.
  • Prices or rates quoted to you in the itinerary are calculated at the prevailing prices and are subject to change without any prior notice in the case of the currency fluctuation increase in the cost of fuel charges, sudden change in any related hotel tariff, air/ rail/ bus/ entry ticket cost increase or transport cost increase due to change of route, change in any related government tax structure, alteration of itinerary program or change in the number of the tour members necessitated by factors beyond our control before the date of departure or even during the tour. Whatever applicable all such increases must be paid in full before departure.
  • We will require 10% and balance payment prior 45 days, before departure of the tour.

Child Policy

  • Children below 5 years are complimentary in parents’ room without extra bed.
  • Milk/Food for infant or Children below 5 years chargeable on direct payment at hotel


Baggage Allowances

Ensure to confirm your Baggage Allowance at the time of booking.

General Baggage Allowance on International Flights excluding low cost carrier.

  • First Class: 40 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Business Class: 30 kg free baggage allowance per person.
  • Economy Class: 20 kg free baggage allowance per person.


Cancellation Policy

  • For whatever reasons, if you want to cancel the booking, make sure to intimate us in writing. We are constrained to levy the following cancellation charges as per the company policy.


Cancellation Charges Per Person

  • 30 days or more prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, taken non-refundable advance will be charged.
  • Tickets bought on promotion may be 100 % non changeable and non refundable. The validity of the ticket will be restrictive.
  • 30 to 15 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour, 50% of the package cost.
  • 14 to 07 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 75% of the package cost.
  • 07 to 01 days prior to the departure of the holiday/ tour 100% of the package cost.
  • In case of no information 100% of the package cost.


Reconfirmations

  • We recommend you to confirm your flight with the local airline office at least 72 hours prior to departure. Failure to reconfirm may result in the cancellation of some reservations. For Special request (hotel confirmation, meal and seat preference, special assistance, wheel chair request) are subject to airline confirmation and need to reconfirm from agency at least 72 hours prior to the departure.


Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend Travel Insurance. The premium is calculated on the number of days you will be away, however it is important that the policy be taken out when the booking is made, to cover any cancellation penalties that may apply from that time. If the insurance is not with us, a charge of $50 will be applicable for any paperwork requested.


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