is one of the most diverse states in India. Although,
this state is visited by only some of the travelers, but still holds
an important place in India. Some of the famous businessmen,
industrialists and leaders belong to this famous state. Best
of Gujarat tour will take us to some of the famous cities of Gujarat
like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Dwarka, Porbandar, Somnath temple and
Day 1: Ahmedabad
In the morning arrive in
Ahmedabad is the second largest cosmopolitan city of Gujarat. This
city nurtures in its fold pages of history, a breath of harmony and
a show-case of exquisite architecture. Upon arrival, you will be
transferred to the hotel in Ahmedabad. In the afternoon we visit the
Gandhi ashram is situated in Sabarmati which is about 6 kms from the
Ahmedabad. This ashram is one of the beautiful ashram and the
important tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. This ashram was the
Mahatma Gandhi's headquarters during their struggle for India's
independence and now houses some of the records of the major events
in his life, a memorial centre and a library. After visiting the
Gandhi Ashram we visit the Gandhinagar's famous temple, the
Gandhinagar is the second planned
and architecturally integrated city in India after
Chandigarh. The Akshardham
temple is the most famous temple of the Swaminarayan Sect, one of
the richest religious sects in the world. This temple houses the 7
feet gold-leafed idol of Lord Swaminarayan and is a unique cultural
complex. Akshardham is an intricately carved, majestic monument of
6000 tonnes of pink sandstone and is surrounded by lush green
gardens and beautiful fountains.
Day 2: Ahmedabad
In the morning we visit the
Hathee Singh Jain Temple.
This temple is dedicated to Dharamanath, the 15th Jina or Jain
apposite. This temple is one of the best ornated Jain temples in
Ahmedabad and is built of pure white marble and decorated with rich
carvings. Later we visit the
Jama Masjid was built in 1423 by Ahmad Shah and described by some as
the most beautiful mosque in
This mosque is believed to have been constructed from the items
salvaged from the demolished Hindu and Jain temples. After visiting
the mosque we visit the
Calico museum of textiles.
This museum is widely regarded as one of the finest textiles museums
in the world, started in Calico Textile Mill. This museum of
textiles has excellent exhibits of antique and modern textiles
including rare tapestries, wall hangings, costumes and old weaving
Day 3: Ahmedabad - Rajkot (about 225 kms)
In the morning we
drive to Rajkot.
Rajkot is a very pleasant provincial
Mahatma Gandhi spent a few
years of his life in this town. His father was the Dewan (Chief
Minister) of Rajkot, once a small princely State. In the evening
arrive in Rajkot. Overnight stay at the hotel in Rajkot.
Day 4: Rajkot -
Dwaraka (about 235 kms)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive
Dwaraka is situated on the Saurashtra coast, where the River Gomti
meets the Arabian Sea. According to the legends, Dwarka was once the
capital of the Lord Krishna's empire. It is also believed that the
original Dwarka, which was an island, was submerged in the sea.
Dwaraka is also one of the four holy places of the Hindus. Dwaraka
is known all over the world for the
temple of Dwarkadhish,
the 'Lord of Dwarka', also known as the Jagat Mandir or temple of
the world. In the evening arrive in Dwarka and drive to the hotel.
Ahmedabad Hathisingh Temple
Day 5: Dwaraka - Porbandar (about 122 kms)
In the morning we visit the
This temple was constructed over 1400 years ago and houses the image
of Lord Krishna. This temple attracts pilgrims from all over the
world. Besides the Dwarkadhish temple there are various other
temples in Dwarka like the Rukmani temple. This temple belongs to
the wife of Lord Krishna. After visiting the temple we drive to
Porbandar is a picturesque old sea port situated on the western
coast of Gujarat. Porbandar was the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi.
Later in the evening we visit the
in Porbandar. In this home the Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the
nation was born in 1869. 17 rooms and three storeys are there in
Day 6: Porbandar -
Somnath - Junagadh (about 217 kms)
In the morning we drive to visit the
This temple is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to
Lord Shiva and a
jyotirlinga. According to the legend, Somnath temple was built
originally in gold by Somraj, the moon god. This Somnath temple was
rebuilt and destroyed seven times till 1706 when it was raided by
the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. After that it was finally rebuilt in
1950 with the support of Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel. After visiting
the Somnath temple we drive to
Junagadh is situated in the Saurashtra region at the foot of the
temple-studded Mount Girnar, on the northern fringes of the Gir
forest. The city takes its name from the fort that enclosed the
medieval town. In the evening arrive in Junagadh.
Shivaji Temple, Somnath
Day 7: Junagadh - Ahmedabad (about 315 kms)
In the morning we visit the
Mount Girnar is one of the hills which is most sacred to the
Jain community. Various Jain
temples and Hindu temples are located on the Girnar hill which is
more than 60 m in height. One of the largest and the oldest, 12th
century temple dedicated to Neminath is situated on this hill.
Besides this, the Bhavnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the
temple of Amba Mata are also situated on this hill. After visiting
these temples we drive to Ahmedabad. In the night transfer to the
airport or railway station for the onwards journey.
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