Arrive at Delhi airport by mid night flight, meet and greet with our office representative, assistance and transfer to hotel. Rooms on immediate occupancy. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, check out and proceed for a half-day city tour visiting India Gate, Humayun tomb and Qutub Minar.
Later proceed to the airport for flight to Ahmedabad. On arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Ahmadabad was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411 AD and was graced with splendid monuments, mosques, pavilions and mausoleums, marking the beginning of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Modern day Ahmedabad, popularly known, as the capital of the State of Gujarat is the largest city and a leading industrial center in Gujarat. It is also the sixth largest in India.
Popularly known as the Manchester of the East, Ahmedabad boasts of the largest denim production in the world. It is also home to several interesting museums. Many of Ahmedabad buildings bear the signatures of world-renowned architects like Le Corbusier, Louis Khan, Doshi and Correa. It is from the austere habitat of Sabarmati at Ahmedabad, that the 'Father of the Nation' - Mahatma Gandhi took on the mighty British Empire, and gave human race one of its most remarkable ways to fight oppression - non-violence.
Proceed for a full day sight seeing and shopping tour. Visit Shaking minarets - are two minarets located at the Siddhi Bashir mosque. They are uniquely designed in a way that when one minaret is shaken the other one shakes too. Calico textile museum - is one of the finest textile museums in the world. Housed in one of Gujarat's famous carved wooden havelis, the museum displays a magnificent collection of rare textiles that date back to the 17th century. There is also an excellent reference library on textiles. Sabarmati Ashram - On a quiet stretch of the river Sabarmati, 7 kms north of the city, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915. This was his first Satyagraha Ashram and for many it was the nerve center of India's freedom movement. Hridaya Kunj, the cottage where he lived is preserved as it was in the Mahatma's lifetime. The Gandhi Ashram has a memorial center, library and a sound and light spectacle to offer its visitors.
Vishala Vichar museum - is a restaurant with traditional Gujarati food in village surroundings. It has Vichar Utensil Museum worth visiting. The museum houses a unique collection of utensils. Kite museum - houses a wonderful variety of kites that depict their colorful history and regional flavors. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, check out and proceed to Bhavnagar. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Bhavnagar lies in the southeast corner of the peninsular region of Gujarat known as Kathiawad or Saurashtra. Once the capital of a princely state, Bhavnagar is home to several lakes and temples. For the tourist, Bhavnagar serves as a convenient base to visit the Jain temples at Palitana on the Shatrunjaya hills and the Velvadar Sanctuary, the home of the famous Indian Black buck.
Founded in 1743 A.D., by Bhavsinhji Gohil, on the site of a small village of Vadva, near the creek, Bhavnagar was once a flourishing port. Today, however the only activities related to the sea near Bhavnagar take place at the port of Ghogha and at Alang, which is also, Asia's largest ship breaking facility.
The Nilambagh Palace was built in 1859 AD as the Yuvraj Bungalow (residence of the crown prince-of the Gohil Rajput clan). The Nilambagh palace is set in 40,000 sq.ft. of lawn and garden. The pillared portico, stepped arches, pleasant centre courtyard, turning marble staircase, the dining hall furnished with European chandeliers and the historic library are some highlights of the property. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to Palitana temples and Velvadar Black buck sanctuary. Overnight at the hotel.
Velavadar Black buck sanctuary; is the home of the Indian black buck. Velavadar in the Bhal region of Saurashtra is a unique grassland ecosystem that has attracted fame for the successful conservation of the black buck - the fastest of the Indian antelopes, the wolf and the lesser florican.
Palitana - is a 'must visit' destination for all those who would like to witness what the subtle combination of human enterprise, architectural skills, philanthropy and channelized religious fervor can achieve. The entire summit of majestic mount Shatrunjaya is crowned with about 900 temples, each rivaling the other for beauty and magnificence, presenting an awe-inspiring spectacle to devotees and visitors. There are many temples at Palitana, which are revered by Hindus and some are prominent Jain pilgrim centers. Evening back to Bhavnagar. Overnight at hotel.
Mr CD Singh