Day: Arrival Mumbai
Welcome to India. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Mumbai International airport, our representative welcome you and escort you by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would brief the tour to you and hand over the documents. Rest of your days is at leisure and free for relaxation.
Mumbai is a cluster of Seven Islands and derives its name from Mumba Devi, the patron goddess of the koli fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants. Mumbai pulsates with activity. It is a city that is disciplined by nos time frame neither day nor night. It is also the country's financial powerhouse, the nation's industrial heartland, and its economic nerve center. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, nightclubs & discotheques, theatre & music, gourmet restaurants and interesting sightseeing. It offers visitors a heady mix of all this and more.
02 Day: Mumbai
Today morning after breakfast at the hotel take the city tour of Mumbai, drive to Gateway of India, and from here board the motorboats for Elephanta Caves. It takes around 15 minutes to access Elephanta caves. On arrival take around 100 steps to access the ancient caves. Elephant Caves houses large ancient pillars that seem to hold the ceiling, which is made, have crossbeams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 spectacular sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspirational. The most prominent of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed God Shiva, where the God is portrayed as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Afterwards cruse back to Gateway of India, this area is the old charm of Mumbai, there so many handicraft shops and restaurants are located here, you can enjoy your lunch as the most well known ‘Leopold & Mondegar’ restaurant, ( of your own). After lunch visiting the important places like ‘Parliament house’ ( from outside only), Marine drive, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Jain temples, all are lined in one stretch, If you wish you can have glimpses of Mumbai night life by visiting pubs and night clubs or shopping malls. Overnight at the hotel.
Note: Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.
03 Day: Mumbai
- Goa (By Air)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to the airport. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After rest and relaxation rest of the day is free to explore the beaches of Goa. Overnight at the hotel.
Goa: A Portuguese explorer, Afonso de Albuquerque sailed up the river Mandovi, defeated the Bijapuri army and rode into the capital triumphantly bearing a Portuguese Standard in one hand, and a Gold Crucifix in the other. A curious blending of cultures took place, affecting every sphere of Goa life, from religion to architecture, cuisine to art. The chapter of Goa's history ended 451 years later when Goa ceased to be a Portuguese colony, and became a part of the Indian Union. Parasailing, yachting, windsurfing, and deep sea diving are some of the more popular water sports, facilities for which are available. 451 years of Portuguese rule has imbued Goa’s towns and villages with a unique culture. Whitewashed chapels and churches that dot the landscape are surrounded by sleepy villages and rice fields.
04 Day: Goa
After breakfast, the day is free to enjoy the beaches and amenities available at the resort. You can take a sightseeing tour of Old Goa -10 km from Panjim, the basilica of Bom Jesus, the 16th century church dedicated to infant Jesus and enshrining the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier, is one of the most important sight of Goa. The other Churches in the same area are St. Cathedral, with its vaulted interior, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese commands the mouth of the Mondovi River and houses a lighthouse. Evening will be at leisure. Later return to the resort for overnight stay.
05 Day: Goa
After breakfast rest of the day is free to explore the beaches of Goa, visiting visit the famous beaches of Goa like Anjuna Beach, Colva Beach & Calangute Beach. Overnight at the resort.
06 Day: Goa –
Ahmedabad (By Air)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to
the airport to board the flight for Ahmedabad. On arrival,
transfer to the hotel. Later day free for rest and relax
in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
07 Day: Ahmedabad
Morning after breakfast visit Jumma Masjid – one of
the most beautiful mosques in India, Rani Rupmati Masjid
– The Queen’s Mosque in Mirzapur, The Shaking Minarets
– when one minaret is shaken, the other minarets vibrate
too, Kankaria Lake – The circular lake having an island
garden in the middle, Hathi Singh Jain Temple & Gandhi
Ashram. Overnight at the hotel.
in the year 1411 AD is located on the banks of river
Sabarmati. Ahmedabad has been named after Sultan Ahmed
Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it.
Today, this city is known as the 'Manchester of the
East'. One of the highly industrialised cities in India,
Ahmedabad is also India's Textile City. The old city
of Ahmedabad is dotted with labyrinthine bylanes called
'pols'. The exquisite carved wooden mansions and havelis
are in no manner less than their stone counterparts
in Rajasthan. The city is full of architectural delights.
Though the capital of Gujarat was shifted from Ahmedabad
to Gandhinagar, it is still the second largest industrial
city in western India.
08 Day: Ahmedabad
- Rajkot (218 kms-4 ½ hours)
After breakfast checkout and drive to Rajkot, on arrival
transfer to the hotel. After rest take a sight seeing
tour of Rajkot which is famous for its Bandhani Sarees,
mirror-work, patch work, bead work and silk embroidery.
In the evening take an excursion tour to Jamnagar –86
kms 1 ½ hours, known for its tie-&-dye work on fabrics,
silken & gold embroidery.). Then return to Rajkot for
Rajkot was founded
in the year 1610 A.D. by Chief Vibhaji Jadeja &
Raju Sandhi. Rajkot was once the capital of the princely
state of Saurashtra. Today it is best known as the town
where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of his life
when his father was a Diwan or Prime Minister to the
king of Saurashtra. Rajkot is famous for its Bandhani
Sarees, mirror-work, patchwork, beadwork and silk embroidery.
09 Day: Rajkot
- Porbander (170 kms-3 hours)
Today in the morning check out and drive to Porbander
enroute visit Virpur –(68 kms –1 ½ hours) to visit Jalaram
Temple. Then continue to proceed to Porbander (the birthplace
of Mahatma Gandhi, is a picturesque little seaside resort
on the west coast of Gujarat) on arrival transfer to
the hotel for overnight stay.
Porbander is Saurashtra's
end - a picturesque seaport on the Arabian Sea. It is
situated 395 Kms from Ahmedabad. It is also known as
"White City" because of its white stone construction.
It is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Porbander has
a pleasant beach with beach villas. Its ancient maritime
activities - trade with Arabia, Africa and Persia have
given way to a thriving industry of cement and chemical
10 Day: Porbander
- Junagarh/Sasan Gir (107 kms-2 hours)
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour visiting Kirti
Mandir, Bharat Mandir, Sudama Mandir, then return to
the hotel for checkout. After lunch drive to Sasan Gir.
on arrival transfer to the Jungle Resort. Day free to
individual activities in the jungle resort.Overnight
stay at the resort.
Junagarh is situated
in the western state of Gujarat at the foothills of
the Girnar Hills. The city of Junagarh takes its name
from the fort that encloses the old city. Junagarh was
an important trade center as testified by the Ashokan
edicts dating from 250 BC. The present-day city has
many archeological sites and historical monuments that
reflect the rich history of the place.
Lion Sanctuary, which lies on the southwestern fringes
of the Saurashtra Peninsula (west-central India), is
the last home of some 300 Asiatic lions. It was created
in 1913 to protect the largest surviving groups of the
Asiatic lions. It was given a sanctuary status in 1965.
The vegetation in the area consists of teak with a mixture
of deciduous trees, including sal (Shorea), dhak (Butea
frondosa), and thorn forests. A few springs also exist,
but their flow is rather eccentric depending upon the
season. Gir Forest is today the only place in the world
outside Africa, where the lion can be seen in his natural
11 Day: Sasan Gir
After breakfast, visit at the park, which is the entrance
to the 1412 sq. km Gir National Park and the Wild Life
Sanctuary, the last stronghold of the Lion population
outside Africa. It also plays home to a large number
of Panthers, Hyenas, Deer, the world's only 4-horned
Antelope, Blue Bull, Wild Boar and the dangerous Marsh
Crocodile. Over night at the jungle resort.
12 Day: Sasan
Gir – Somnath - Diu. (120 kms 2 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceeds to Somnath reroute
visiting Veraval (Somnath) 26 kms – one of the India’s
major fishing ports. Visit Bhalkeshwar temple and Bhid
Bhanjan Mandir. Proceed to Somnath visit the seat of
the twelve most sacred "Jyotirlingas’ of Lord Shiva,
continue the drive to Diu, on arrival check in into
hotel. Overnight at hotel.
is about 5kms from Veraval. It is believed
that the Somnath temple here was originally built by
Somraj, the Moon God himself, out of gold, and then
rebuilt by Ravana in silver and then by Krishna in Wood,
then by Bhimdev in stone. The shore temple of Somnath
was believed to have been built in 4 phases-in gold
by Lord Soma, in silver by Ravana, in wood by lord Krishna
and in stone by Bhimdev. Somnath is one of the 12 jyotirlingas
of lord Shiva. Somnath is also known as Prabhas Patan.
13 Day: Diu –
Palitana - Bhavnagar (200 kms 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast check out and drive to Bhavnagar,
enroute visit Palitana – The Place of Victory, Visit
the exclusive Jain temples, proceed to Bhavnagar. On
arrival check in into hotel. Evening visit Takhteshwar
Temple, Gaurishankar Lake-a beautiful picnic spot and
the Lock Gate. Overnight stay at hotel.
Bhavnagar: An 18th
century city, Bhavnagar is a premier cotton-exporting
sea-port on the south-eastern Saurashtra coast. Today,
Bhavnagar is known for Gandhi Smriti, an institution
built in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, the Barton Museum,
the Central Salt and Marine Research Institute,Takhteswar
temple and Gauri-Shankar lake.
Day: Bhavnagar - Mumbai ( By Air)
After breakfast checkout of the hotel and transfer to
airport to board the schedule flight for Mumbai. On
arrival transfer to the International Airport to board
flight for hometown. Tour concludes here with happy