We take you to explore the most beautiful corners of Gujarat on this eight-day trip. From Ahmedabad, we start with one of Mahatma Gandhi’s residences in the city's suburb, Gandhi Ashram, and Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar for their stunning carvings. The Sun Temple of Modhera truly invokes one’s zealous soul, followed by one of history’s most elaborate stepwell, Rani Ki Vav of Patan. Entering Rann of Kutch is like teleporting into a different dimension. The famed white desert, however, is not the only main attraction with the Black Hill protruding from an angle that gives you the best view of the city. We’ll go on a soul-fulfilling day trip to Maa Ashapura Temple, Narayan Sarovar village, and Darshan Shree Koteshwar. We’ll the trip on a high note with Kevadia’s Statue of Unity and Sardar Patel Zoological Park before going back to Ahmedabad.
Hand-picked Hotel Accommodation in selected hotels
7 Breakfast, 4 Lunches & 7 Dinners included
All transfers and sightseeing by AC Coach
Service of an experienced Guide from the pick-up at airport or railway station to the last day till drop at airport or railway station.
One bottle of Mineral water daily during sightseeing and daily newspaper
One time entry ticket to Statue of Unity viewing gallery at Kevadia
One time entry ticket to Safari World at Kevadia
Departure from Ahmedabad
Day 1: Ahmedabad
Upon arrival in Ahmedabad, our team will take you to the hotel to check into the hotel. In the afternoon, we go on half-day sightseeing around Ahmedabad. Our destination for the day starts from Gandhi Ashram, located in the Sabarmati suburb of the city, one of the known residences of Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in Sabarmati and Sevagram.
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.
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 2: Ahmedabad – Modhera – Patan – Bhuj (450 Km, 9-hour Approx.)
After breakfast in Ahmedabad, we check out to head for the Sun Temple in Modhera. It is an ancient structure dedicated to Surya the solar deity, built after the 1027 CE. The grandeur structure of this complex features Surya Kund, the rectangular-shaped stepwell, and intricate stone carvings on every corner that are still largely preserved made this such a popular place to visit.
Not far from there is another archeologically and historically priceless stepwell, Rani Ki Vav of Patan. Also known as “The Queen’s Stepwell,” it is one of the most elaborate stepwells during the peak of stepwell construction in the 11th century. The inverted temple has over seven levels of stairs with each level depicting incredibly intricate artwork.
Upon reaching Bhuj, we’ll take you to the hotel to check in and rest from the long journey. Dinner will be offered.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 3: Bhuj – Rann Of Kutch (90 Km, 1.30-hour Approx.)
After breakfast in Bhuj, we head for Rann of Kutch. Around one and a half hour later, we’ll check into the resort and serve you lunch.
Karo Dungar is Kutch’s highest point in India, standing at 462m above sea level. Also known as the Black Hill, it’s about half an hour away from the India Bridge. Rann of Kutch has been dubbed as a place that miraculously enchants visitors, getting its name from the seasonal salt desert that turns the shore into pristine white. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities here, from latest added attraction hot air balloon, camel riding, paragliding, to camel cart ride around the area. It is also a perfect place for sunset viewing, a once-in-a-lifetime view you don’t want to miss!
We’ll return to the resort for a cultural program and dinner and spend the night in Rann of Kutch.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 4: Rann Of Kutch - “ The White Desert”
We start the day early before the crack of dawn because you can’t miss just equally gorgeous view of sunrise at Rann of Kutch. Then we return to the resort for breakfast to fill up your energy.
Today, we’ll visit Kutch Kalo Dungar, a gorgeous hill that serves as the only spot to get the best panoramic view of Rann of Kutch. Then we’ll go to the India Bridge’s last station designated for tourists and the general public.
We’ll return to the resort for lunch and after this, head for three villages to experience the local lives as Kutch people. Hodka is believed to be started by cattle herders and is renowned for their traditional leather craft. Ludiya village has become a popular tourist location which preserves its thick Meghawal culture by passing down the knowledge within the community, including embroidery of intricate patterns and woodworking. Bhirandiyara is dubbed “the embroidery village of Kutch” and has anything from cushions to fancy handbags! All of the villages have something to show and sell, so make sure to pick something to bring home as memories from the trip.
On our way home, we can catch another view of the sunset at Rann of Kutch before returning back to the resort for cultural program and dinner. We’ll spend overnight in Rann of Kutch.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 5: Mata No Madh – Naraya Sarovar – Koteshwar (170 Km O/w, 2.5-hour Approx.) - “ The Panch-sarovar Of Naraya”
After breakfast, we’ll set off for Maa Ashapura Temple, the holy place of Mata No Madh. This village is surrounded by hills revers Ashapura Mata, a deity considered to be the patron of Kutch (Kutch Ni Dhaniyani Maa Ashapura). Not far from here is the Naraya Sarovar village, one of the 5 holy lakes (Panch-Sarovar) in Hinduism. Then we’ll go for Darshan Shree Koteshwar Mahadev, a temple to worship Lord Shiva, and the last destination of Western India.
We’ll return to Bhuj for dinner in the evening and spend overnight in Bhuj.
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 6: Bhuj – Kevadia (500 Km, 10-hour Approx.)
After breakfast in Bhuj, we check out from the hotel to head for Kevadia. After a long journey, we’ll check into the hotel in Kevadia and rest for the day. Meals throughout the trip are included.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 7: Kevadia – Ahmedabad (200 Km, 4-hour Approx.)
After breakfast, we visit the Statue of Unity. The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue that stands at an impressive height of 182 meters, a sight to behold you can see up close. We’ll enjoy our lunch before returning to the hotel to check out and head out for another destination.
Not far from the statue is the Sardar Patel Zoological Park, which has a Jungle Safari and is home to over 170 species of animals, including those from America, Asia, Africa, and Australia, in their natural habitat.
We travel back to Ahmedabad after the zoo, and check in at the hotel upon arrival to spend the night there.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 8: 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.
Any Ticket [ Rail / Air / Bus]
Coolie / Porter / Guide Charges
Any other meals.
Personal Expenses, Telephone, Laundry, Liquor, Tips, etc.
All others are not mentioned in the package Inclusion.
Any Entrance, Camera Charges during sightseeing
Extended stay or traveling due to any reason.
Terms and Conditions
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.
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, 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.
Passengers must have a valid passports, 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 a 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.
Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at the time of reservation.
We recommend for you purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case of cancellation or trip interruption for any reason.