Temple and Palace Tour of Gujrat Package

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days

Destinations covered : : Mumbai – Bhavnagar – Palitana – Gondal – Somnath – Porbandar – Dwarka – Rajkot – Mumbai

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai                                                        
You will arrive at Mumbai’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, an representative will meet you, as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai
Next day morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing.  Visit the Gateway of India.  This monument was constructed by King George V and Queen Mary.  Elephant caves are located at the coast of Arabian Sea. Elephant  island is a quiet and beautiful island.  One of the main attractions of this cave is the three-headed Shiva sculpture. Visit the Prince of Wales museum.  This museum is of Indo-Saracenic architectural style.  In the museum you will find the collection of ancient items, Buddhist sculpture, weaponry and many more. Hanging Gardens the most popular tourist destination. This garden is dedicated to its barrister Pherozeshah Mehta.  Jain temple is very beautiful temple.
In the evening visit Marine Drive.  This is also called as Queen’s Necklace.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Mumbai – Bhavnagar                                            
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, Later in time an India Tour representative will transfer you to airport to board your flight to Bhavnagar.
Upon arrival in Bhavnagar an India representative will meet you & transfer you to your hotel.
Later you will visit the tourist places such as Nilambag Palace is know converted into the heritage hotel.  This palace was built in 1859. This was designed by German architecture called Mr.Sims. The Gangahaja is one the major site of tourist. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. This temple is entire built with white marbles and was constructed in 1893.  The Gandhi Smriti is located in the central part of Bhavnagar. You can find the collection of Mahatma Gandhi related things. The white marble temple built on the hill is known as Takhteshwar temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.  Another place is the Water Lock Gate. The reason for building this lake is to maintain the sea water level in the docks. In the evening you can visit the beautiful lake Gaurishankar lake. This lake is in between the small hills. This lake is beautiful and peaceful place for picnic.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Bhavnagar – Palitana – Bhavnagar
Full day excursion to Palitana Jain temples.

Palitana is situated at a distance of 51 km from Bhavnagar and serves as an important Jain pilgrimage of Gujarat. The Shatrunjay Hill located nearby the place hosts approximately 900 big and small Jain Temples. These temples are dedicated to the 24 Jain Tirthankarars. Apart from this, the significance of the place dates back to the Mahabharata era of India. It is said that three Pandavas, Yudhishthir, Bheem & Arjun got Nirvana here. Therefore, it is known as Siddhakshetra, where one attains Moksha, amongst Jain devotees. One of the most important temples in Palitana is the Digamber Jain Temple. It is an ancient temple that encompasses 9 shrines with the idols of all the Tirthankaras.
Return to Bhavnagar
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Bhavnagar – Gondal
After breakfast, drive to Gondal. The main attractions of Gondal are Orchard Palace, Royal Garages, Riverside Palace and Naulakha Palace. Naulakha Palace was built in the 17th century. This is the one of the most beautiful palace and also the oldest palace in Gondal.  At Royal Garages you can find the wide collections of classic and vintage cars, since 1910 to 1955. The Riverside Palace was built by Maharaja Bhagwat Sinhji in 1875 AD. This palace is beside the river Gondal. The Orchard Palace is situated in a huge complex of lawns, gardens and fruit orchards. In the evening a visit to the Veri Lake.  This is the perfect place for bird watching at the nearby the lake. Birds such as black glossy, white ibis, spoonbill, crane, pelican and flamingo. 
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Gondal – Somnath – Veraval
After breakfast, drive to Veraval, en-route visiting Somnath, This is the one of the ancient temples in India. This temple has twelve Jyotirlingas.
Continue drive to Veraval
Upon arrival check in at the hotel
Veraval is a port town located in the Junagadh district. While being in Veraval roving among the hundreds of fishing-boats, a walk on Veraval’s picturesque dockyard and long uninterrupted shorelines is a lovely experience.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Veraval – Porbandar – Dwarka
After breakfast, drive to Dwarka, en-route visiting Porbandar, visit the nearby places.  Porbandar is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi.  You can Sudama Temple, Barada Hills Wildlife Sancturary, Huzoor Palace and many more. Reach by evening in Dwarka and check in the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Dwarka
Next day morning is for sightseeing of Dwarka.  Visit the Dwarkadhis temple.  This temple is also known as the Jagat Mandir.  This  temple was constructed over 1400 years ago.  The Bet Dwaraka is the Hindu temple on the island off the coast.  The main temple at the Bet Dwarka is the Lord Krishna.  The Bet Dwarak is in the small coast town Okha near Jamnagar.  Gopi Talav or Gopi tank is a small pond.  This is surrounded by the sandal like yellow sand.  This sand is used by all the devotees as a tilak mark on their forehead and other places also.  Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 9: Dwarka – Rajkot
After the breakfast in the morning, start your journey to Rajkot by roadways. Reach Rajkot.
Afternoon you will visit embark on a city tour of Rajkot covering major hotspots like the Watson Museum & library, Kaba Gandhi Delo and Randerda picnic spot. In the evening set out on an excursion to Lal Pari Lake. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Rajkot – Mumbai                                                              
After the breakfast, in time an representative will transfer you to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai.
Upon arrival in Mumbai an representative will meet you & transfer to Mumbai’s international airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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