Gandhi's Pug Mark Gujarat

1N Porbandar , 1N Junagadh , 1N Bhavnagar and 2N Ahmedabad
6 days

From

US$ 186

per person

About the tour

“Gandhi’s Pug Mark Gujarat” takes you through the beautiful state of Gujarat from the beautiful city of Porbandar, where Mahatma Gandhi was born, to visit Kirti Mandir and the local tourist spots such as the Nehru Planetarium and the Drabargadh Palace. Then to Junagarh, where we can ride the Girnar Ropeway up to reach Dattatreya Temple and the Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden to see Asiatic Lions. Bhavnagar is the last city Mahatma Gandhi was before his death, then to Lothal, where 4500 years old ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization were excavated. We’ll go through a full-day Ahmedabad tour, including the Kochrab Ashram and Sarkhej Roja, before finally heading home with beautiful memories of Gujarat.

Highlights

  • 5 Nightsaccommodations in all four cities included
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace, Kirti Mandir in Porbandar
  • Girnar Hills
  • Gandhi Smriti
  • Indus Valley Civilization in Lothal
  • Ahmedabad’s popular stops: Adalaj Stepwell, Hathisingh Jain Temple, Gandhi Ashram, etc.
  • All Transfers & Sightseeing on Private Basis ( upto 4 pax – Sedan, 5-6 pax – Innova / Ertiga, 7-12 pax T/T)
  • For Extra person will be provided extra Mattress

Accommodation

Hotel Azura or Similar

1 night(s) in Porbandar

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Greenland & Thakar thal or Similar

1 night(s) in Junagadh

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Virgo Sumeru or Similar

1 night(s) in Bhavnagar

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Ginger Ahmedabad (SG Road) or Similar

2 night(s) in Ahmedabad

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Porbandar

  • Drabargadh Palace, The Huzoor Palace, The Nehru Planetarium
  • Sudama Temple

Junagadh

  • Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden and Junagarh Fort
  • Dattatreya Temple
  • The Girnar Ropeway

Bhavnagar

  • Gandhi Smriti
  • Takhteshwar Temple

Ahmedabad

  • Aksharwadi Temple
  • Enroute Lothal
  • Ghogha Beach, Victoria Park
  • Sabarmati Ashram and Kochrab Ashram, Adalaj Stepwell, Sarkhej Roja
  • Akshardham Temple
  • The Calico Museum of Textiles and the Laser show
  • Lal Darwaja, Bhadra Fort & Law Garden Night Market

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival In Rajkot, Rajkot & Transfer To Porbandar (180 Km, 4-hour Drive) - “mahatma Gandhi’s Origin”

  • After arriving in Rajkot, we welcome you and set off to Porbandar, which is a 4-hour drive, 180-km long journey. We’ll check into the hotel first to let you drop off your luggage. It is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. We’ll be graced by the first house of the social activist, Kirti Mandir, which is now open as a museum dedicated to the man, filled with the man’s presence.
  • We’ll also explore the local area, starting from Drabargadh Palace, which is a royal palace that remains another focus of attraction in the old city. The building that was constructed in 1540 shows off a mix of Rajput and European architecture and design across the site. Not far from this old palace is the Huzoor Palace, a European-style palace that was finished in the early 20th century.
  • The Nehru Planetarium is not to be missed, along with the Sudama Temple. Established in 1977, it is one of the two planetariums that were initiated by the Prime Minister thanks to Mahatma Gandhi’s push for education. We’ll return to the hotel at night after dinner and stay overnight in Porbandar.

Day 2: Transfer From Porbandar To Junagarh (120 Km, 3-hour Drive)

  • After breakfast in Porbandar, we head for Junagarh. We check into the hotel when we arrive and rest for a bit. In the afternoon, we will visit Dattatreya Temple,where Lord Dattatreya is worshipped atop the peak of ancient Girnar hill. We can ride the Girnar Ropeway up the hill to visit the temple and enjoy the stunning panoramic sight of Girnar Hills.
  • Then we’ll visit Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden, which is a zoo known for its purebred Asiatic lions’ exhibits, which is part of their captive breeding program for the critically endangered species.Not to be missed is also the Junagarh Fort before we have dinner and return to the hotel to rest.

Day 3: Transfer From Junagarh To Bhavnagar (225 Km, 4-hour Drive)

  • From Junagarh, we head to Bhavnagar after you fill yourself with breakfast. We check into the hotel before visiting Gandhi Smriti, an institution built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum was also the very house where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and recalled the man’s collection of books in his library. It is also a gallery of pictures of the prolific writer Bapu’s Life.
  • In the evening, we will visit Takhteshwar Temple, one of the oldest temples in Gujarat that was entirely built in marble. Perched atop the hillock, it overlooks the city of Bhavnagar under it. After dinner, we will take you back to the hotel and stay overnight in Bhavnagar.

Day 4: Transfer From Bhavnagar To Ahmedabad Via Lothal(200 Km, 4-hour Drive)

  • After breakfast, we’ll check out and go to Ghogha Beach to take a relaxing walk on the shores. Then we head to Aksharwadi Temple, a popular place that’s become the symbol of the culture and spirituality of Bhavnagar, adorned with intricate carvings that were aimed to worship Lord Swaminarayan. We’ll also visit Victoria Park before leaving for Ahmedabad.
  • Enroute, we’ll stop to visit Lothal, a site where the remains of the 4500-year-old Indus Valley Civilization could be found. The name Lothal means “mound of the dead,” referring to the rock mounds that store ancient artifacts and traces of life from 2500 BCE.
  • In Ahmedabad, we’ll check in and take you for a leisure time exploring and shopping Lal Darwaja, a busy shopping center where hints of old architecture, such as the stone latticework windows and the Bhadra Fort, can be seen. The Law Garden Night Market is also a perfect spot to explore street food in Ahmedabad. After dinner, we’ll stay overnight at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 5: Ahmedabad Full-day Tour - “a City Of Spiritual Fulfilment”

  • After breakfast, we explore the city and start from the Sabarmati Ashram and Kochrab Ashram. The Sabarmati Ashram was one of the houses Mahatma Gandhi spent his time in when he was not traveling. The Kochrab Ashram, built in 1915, was set up by Mahatma Gandhi, a place that witnesses many important moments of the Indian Independence movement.
  • Then we move to Adalaj Stepwell, an octagonal-shaped sandstone with a prominent Solanki architectural style. The five-story deep structure brags strong pillars that date back to 1499 when it was used as a refuge for the people, where spiritual sustenance was provided along with water.
  • Sarkhej Roja is a mosque, tomb, and palace complex that brags some of the most unique Indo-Saracenic architectures, also known as the Acropolis of Ahmedabad. After the complex, we head to the Calico Museum of Textiles, which houses an impressive collection of the finest textile handicrafts that date back to five centuries ago.
  • In the evening, we’ll visit the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, a large Hindu temple complex and campus, where visitors can marvel at the intricately carved stone structure and architecture that were the result of hard work by 900 artisans. Before returning to the hotel, you don’t want to miss the Laser Show. We’ll enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend overnight in Ahmedabad.

Day 6: Departure From Ahmedabad

After breakfast, we’ll leave you on your own until the time for your departure arrives. We’ll take you to the airport or railway station and see you off as you say your goodbye to Gujarat and go back home.

Exclusions

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  • Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
  • Entry charges to Monuments, Museums and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
  • Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.

Terms and Conditions

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  • CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
  • A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of passenger, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:
  • · 14 – 08 days before arrival: 50% of total price
  • · 07 – 00 days or if have no show of passenger: 100% of total price.
  • There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission.
  • BAGGAGE
  • It is allowed 02 suitcase normal sized per passenger in all transports. Passenger shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding to land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. We recommend users are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If client suffer any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in economy class can have a piece of 15kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceed this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.
  • TIPS / TAXES / TICKETS
  • Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.
  • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Passenger must have valid passport, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, we will not be held responsible and the penalty that will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.
  • HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at time of reservation.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • We recommend for you to purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc.
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