Day 01: Mumbai
Welcome to India,
You will be received by Premium India Tour representative at international
airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief
description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents
regarding the tour, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway
of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight
of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves
houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross
beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels,
set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the
Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer,
the preserver and the creator. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament
House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the
hotel for overnight.
Note: Elephanta Caves
and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.
Day 03: Mumbai -
Bhavnagar (By Air)
After breakfast check
out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the morning flight
for Bhavnagar. Assistance on Arrival and transfer to the hotel. After
relaxation take a sightseeing tour of Bhavnagar visiting the Gandhi Smriti
which has a library, a small museum, gallery and memorial to the founder
of India. Nearby is Gauri Shankar Lake, a picnic spot and Takhteshwar
Temple with fine views from the hilltop. The Bhavnagar lock gate keeps
ship afloat during low tides in the city's port. Rest of the day at leisure
or you may explore the city on your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Bhavnagar
- Palitana (50 kms 1 hr)
After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Palitana. On arrival transfer
to the hotel. Later visit the Palitana temple, covered Shatrunjaya Hill;
2,000 ft. near Palitana town has 863 shrines and exquisite marble temples
with arches, carved pillars and bejewelled idols. The temples range from
the 11th to 20th century. Rest of the evening free for individual activities.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Palitana
- Ahmedpur-Mandvi (186 kms-4 hrs)
Today morning after
breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Ahmedpur-Mandvi. On arrival
at check in at the hotel. Ahmedpur-Mandvi, on the coastline of Gujarat,
is one of the finest beaches in India. Afternoon visit the beach and relax.
Rest of the day free for individual activities. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Ahmedpur
Today you can spend
the whole day at the beach. The beach is white and firm, ideal for walks,
and the water perfect for swimming. A variety of Water sports options
are on offer-water scooting, skiing, surfing, Para sailing, and speed
boating. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Ahmedpur
- Somnath (58 - 2hours) - Sasan Gir
Today in the morning
after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Somnath. On arrival at
Somnath proceed directly to visit the Shiva temple. Somnath, The historic
shore temple of Somnath is one of the 12 important Jyotirlingas of Shiva
in India. A museum nearby has exhibits from the original temple before
invaders destroyed it. The port town of Veraval nearby has interesting
docks and palaces. Later leave for Sasan Gir by car. On arrival at Sasan-Gir,
check-in at the hotel. Evening jungle safari into the sanctuary. Overnight
Day 08: Sasan-Gir
- Junagarh (58 kms- 1hr)
In the morning after
breakfast the day will be free for game viewing and jungle safari at the
Gir Wild life Reserve, you will be lucky to spot the king of the jungle.
Later depart from Sasan Gir and drive to Junagarh. On arrival at Junagarh
check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Junagarh
After breakfast visit
to the Junagarh Fort, rife with palaces, gardens and mosques: Fort Uparkot
and Sakerbagh Garden, take a panoramic view of Girnar Mountain, which
has the 12th century Jain temples. Rest of the day free for relaxation.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Junagarh
- Rajkot - Wankaner (160 kms-3 hrs)
After breakfast checkout
the hotel and depart by car for Wankaner en route visiting Rajkot. If
time permits visit the Watson Museum Located in the pleasant Jubilee garden,
Swaminarayan Temples and Gurukul are the places where people of all faith
go to seek blessings. On arrival at Wankaner, check in at the hotel. In
Wankaner you can Experience mix culture of Saurashtra, North Gujarat and
Kutch. Rest of the evening free for leisure and relaxation. Overnight
Day 11: Wankaner
- Ahmedabad (211 kms-5hrs)
After breakfast checkout the hotel and visit the various temples and Ranjit
Vilas Palace etc. Drive to Ahmedabad . On arrival at Ahmedabad check-in
at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or you may explore the city on
your own. Overnight at Hotel. Ahmedabad, founded 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
Day 12: Ahmedabad
Today morning after
breakfast take a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the magnificent
Mosque of Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, the beautiful
Jama Masjid, white marbled Hathee Singh's Temple, Dada Hari Baoli, Shaking
Minarets, Calico Textile Museum and Sabarmati Ashram started by Mahatma
Gandhi. Afternoon visit to Akshardham 32 kms. Afternoon excursion to Patan
visiting Rani-Ki-Vav and other architectural buildings, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Ahmedabad
– Mumbai (By Air)
Today after breakfast
check out the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport to board the
scheduled flight for Mumbai. On arrival transfer meet our representative
and in time transfer to the international airport for your flight back