Gujarat Itinerary 15 days

Day 1. Arrive Ahmedabad early morning transfers to Hotel. Visit the Calico Museum of Textiles, one of India’s leading specialized museums. The collections include textile swatches of Indian origin found at archaeological sites of Egypt, silk sarees from across India, double-ikat silk sarongs made in Patan for the Indonesian market, chintz and curtains made from Dutch, British and Portuguese colonial powers in Gujarat, floral embroidery from Punjab, shawls from Kashmir, 18th century tie-and-dye, richly embroidered Mughal tent of Shah Jahan whose palace is nearby, royal wardrobes of Rajasthan, cloth paintings and manuscripts, religious narrative cloth paintings like Pichwais and Kalamkaris, etc. Afternoon visit Gandhi Ashram and later drive to the exquisitely carved 15th century Adalaj stepwell. Overnight stay at Hotel in Ahmedabad

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Day 2. Today reach Swami Narayan Temple in Kalupur by 7.30 am, morning heritage walk in Ahmedabad. This walking tour offers an opportunity to see the old quarters of Ahmedabad lined with the beautifully carved wooden facades of havelis. Later during the day you will be visiting Hutheesingh Jain Temple, Shaking Minarets, Akshardham Temple, evening visit to night market at Law Gardem, later in evening visit the Utensils museum at Hotel Vishala.

Day 3. After morning breakfast leave for the 11th century Sun Temple of Modhera, one of the finest examples of Hindu temple architecture in western India. After seeing the temple, continue to Patan to see the magnificently carved 11th century Step well. Proceed to Little Rann of Kutch, Evening free at Resort.

Day 4. Enjoy the morning and afternoon open jeep safaris in the Little Rann of Kutch, a sanctuary for the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. the mammals of the Rann other than the wild ass, there are chances of seeing nilgai, chinkara gazelle, white-footed desert and Indian foxes, the wolf, jungle cat (occasionally also desert cat), pale and long-eared hedgehogs and hare. Crested and Sykes larks, Oriental skylark, bimaculated lark, greater short-toed lark, singing and Indian bush larks, ashy-crowned and black-crowned sparrow-larks, are likely sightings and greater hoopoe lark is possible. Desert and variable wheatears, southern grey, long-tailed, refocus-tailed and bay-back shrike, common wood shrike are also likely sightings and the desert warbler is among the many winter visiting warblers. We will also look for chestnut-bellied and spotted sand grouse, Indian courser (cream-colored visits occasionally), quails, yellow-legged and barred buttonquails, grey francolin, wryneck, brown-rock chat, pied bush chat, refocus-tailed scrub robin, blue-headed rock thrush, black redstart and buntings in the scrubby areas. At sunset, it is possible to watch marsh, Montagu and pallid harriers, Aquila eagles, falcons and buzzards heading for their roosting sites.

Day 5. After breakfast check out from Rann Riders to Bhuj, Drive to Bhuj calling in on the way at Rajkot to see the Watson Museum which has good examples of Gujarat’s craftsmanship skills, and Rashtriya Shala working to revive hand-weaving. Stay at Bhuj.


Visit villages of Hindu pastoral groups like the Ahirs and Rabaris, Islamic pastoral groups like the Muthwas and Jaths, artisans like the Meghwals, and Sodha Rajput immigrants from Thar Parker area now in Pakistan at their respective villages, and see their beautiful embroidery techniques. Stay at Shaam-e-Sarhad, a rural retreat.

Day- 8 : Drive to Mandvi, which is a tie-and-dye centre, and stay in a/c tented comfort of the royal resort by the private beach in the palace estate. Visit the dhow-building yard to see ocean-worthy vessels being hand-built. Stay at the palace estate.

Day -9: Visit Rabari villages around Mandvi, including some of the most picturesque in Gujarat, and a Samma village at Pragsar. Stay as on day- 8

Day 10 : Leave for Jamnagar after breakfast. Visit Bala Hanuman Temple know for its non -stop Ramdhun since 1956 and in mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records, also visit Lakhota Museum, Lakhota Lake and other famous temples of Jamnagar. Not to forget visit the local markets in Jamnagar know for its Bandhni work. Overnight stay in Jamnagar.

Day 11. After morning breakfast drive down to Nageshwar Jyotirling, Gopi, Bet Dwarka and Rukmani Temple and later relax in hotel. Attend evening Aarti at dwarka dish temple & overnight stay at Hotel in Dwarka.

Day 12. Early morning attend morning Aarti at Dwakadish Temple later after breakfast leave for Somnath en-route visit to Porbander Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi. Visit Somnath Temple and enjoy the beach of Saurashtra. Overnight stay in Somnath.

Day 13. Check out from Hotel Leave for Gir National Park, Lunch at Gir Birding Lodge, enjoy the afternoon game drive by open Gypsy in Gir National Park. Evening free for nature walks for birding. Overnight stay in Gir.

Day 14. After a quick cup of morning tea, leave for one more safari in Gir National Park to spot Asiatic Lions, Leopards, Spotted Deer’s, Peacocks, and various species of Birds, Return to resort, breakfast and leave for Palitana, visit Palitana Temples overnight stay in Bhavnagar or Palitana.

Day 15. Check out from Hotel leave for Ahmedabad en-route visit to Velavdar National Park, Lothal, Overnight stay in Ahmedabad.