Rich culture and heritage
Rich culture and heritage
Day 1: Ahmedabad Arrival
Morning arrival at Ahmedabad. Meet and Greet Service and transfer to hotel. Later visit Akshardham Temple. Akshardham is situated in the capital city of Gandhinagar, which lies near Ahmedabad. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.
Day 2: In Ahmedabad
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing with visit to "Hutheesing temple", built outside the Delhi gate in 1848 by rich merchant Shet Hathisinh. This is the best known of Ahmedabad's ornate Jain temples. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dharamanatha. Later visit to "Gandhi Ashram" - The beautiful Ashram complex of Ahmedabad, with shady trees populated by thousand of parakeets, sunbirds, and squirrels, offers a refuge from the loud streets of the city and is one of the foremost tourist attractions of Ahmedabad. This ashram was Gandhi's headquarters during the long struggle for Indian independence. His ashram was founded in 1915 and still makes handicrafts, handmade paper and spinning wheels. This ashram is open from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.
Day 3: To Somnath
After breakfast, proceed to Somnath (410 kms). After a long journey, check in to hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Somnath.
Day 4: In Somnath
Somnath is the famous temple of God Shiva located near Veraval in Saurashtra. It is on the western coast of Gujarat state. Somnath temple is first of the twelve Jyotirilinga shrines of Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to have appeared first in gold, at the behest of the moon-god, next in silver, created by the sun-god, a third time in wood at the command of Krishna, and finally in stone, built by Bhimdeva. The present temple is the 7th temple built in the same style. Evening Aarti darshan at Somnath temple and Enjoy light and sound show. Overnight stay at Somnath.
Day 5: In Somnath
After breakfast, day at leisure. You can explore the city on your own with vehicle in the city limit area. Overnight stay at Somnath.
Day 6: To Dwarka
After breakfast proceed for Dwarka (230 kms). Dwarka is one of the seven most holy Hindu pilgrimage cities in India. Dwarka is at the mouth of the Gomti river flowing into the Gulf of Kutch. Dwarka is famous for "Dwarkadhish Temple", built on the banks of the Gomti river. On arrival at Dwarka, check-in to hotel. Evening Aarti Darshan at Dwarkadhish temple. Overnight stay at Dwarka.
Day 7: In Dwarka
Attend early morning Aarti at Dwarkadhish temple. Have breakfast & thereafter visit Bet Dwarka & Nageshwar Jyotirling.
Bet Dwarka: Also known as Bet Shankhodhar, Bet Dwarka is only 5 kms from Okha Junction in sea and Okha is 30 kms from Dwarka. It is said to be the place where Lord Krishna lived with his family when he ruled at Dwarka. It is also the place where Vishnu slew the demon Shankasura. Visitors make it a point to visit the Krishna temple at this site which holds much of interest to be seen and experienced.
Nageshwar Mahadev: The Puranas mention 12 Jyotirilingas or columns of light representing Lord Shiva, who manifested himself in that form in different parts of India. This Shiva shrine near Dwarka is one of these and is therefore accorded great respect.
Rukmini temple: Temple of Lord Krishna's wife.
Overnight stay at Dwarka.
Day 8: To Vadodara
After breakfast proceed to Vadodara (510 kms). After a long journey, check-in to hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Vadodara.
Day 9: In Vadodara
After breakfast you can explore Vadodara - Kirti Mandir, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Sayaji Baug etc. Overnight stay at Vadodara.
Day 10: To Ahmedabad
After breakfast proceed to Ahmedabad Airport / Railway station.