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Heritage Tour of Gujarat

Travel to Multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Uncover the Colonial History of Gujarat

No matter how industrialized Gujarat might have become today, the people of the state have preserved its glorious past quite well. Ancient palaces, forts and temples stand tall even today to tell the stories of the bygone eras, rulers and dynasties. Gujarat is home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well. If you are a history buff, you'll only want to spend more days in the state. From one corner to another, the state is dispersed with architectural marvels accomplished by ancient civilizations. Currently, Gujarat has around 200 monuments, and many more hidden away in the form of ruins. Gujarat is also the place where Mahatma Gandhi was born. Every year, over 15 million tourists come to visit Gujarat. The Heritage of Gujarat tour is not just a tour. It's your chance to dig deep into the ancient heritage of the state and rediscover its unending charm. After your arrival in Ahmedabad, get ready for an exciting jungle safari into the Jmbughoda Wildlife Sanctuary. Spot wild animals like leopard, sloth bear, jackal, blue bull, antelope and wild cat among others. Later, enjoy an excursion trip to Chotta Udaipur which is a princely state and surrounded by numerous tribal villages where you can experience the lifestyle of locals and interact with locals too. Next, drive to Utelia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Champaner Fort, Jama Masjid, Kalika Temple etc. Visit Lothal which is redolent with the history of the Indus Valley Civilization. After exploring Bhavnagar, a famous historical city, reach Palitana which is home to a large group of Jain temples dating back to the 11th century. Next, your historical expedition in Gujarat takes you to Gondal where you'll visit the Naulakha Palace. The palace belongs to the 17th century and is known for its exquisite stone carvings and balconies. Another princely town called Wankaner awaits you to unravel its historical and colonical era wonders. Finally, drive to Ahmedabad for a sightseeing tour and your flight back home.

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Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival – Ahmedabad – Jambughoda

    Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Ahmedabad airport and we will drive to Jambughoda. On arrival at Jambughoda, complete the check-in formalities at your pre-booked hotel.

    Later, we proceed for wildlife safari at Jambughoda wildlife sanctuary, famous for the Leopard – wild cats. Here while safari, we will also come across the species like Jackal, Sloth Bear, Four-horned antelopes, Wild Boar and Blue Bull.

  • Day 02 : Jambughoda – Chhota Udaipur – Jambughoda

    After breakfast, we drive to an excursion of Chotta Udaipur, a princely state, earlier known as Rewa Kantha founded by Rawal Udaysinhji. Once you reach, visit the surrounding colourful tribal villages. Observe the traditional lifestyle of the people, interact with the locals, taste their local renditions, etc. Back to our hotel at Jambughoda for an overnight stay.

  • Day 03 : Jambughoda - Utelia

    Have breakfast and depart by road for Utelia through Champaner, a historical city of Gujarat founder by Bhav Sinhji. A member of Varghela Rajput. This UNESCO World heritage site is dotted with several architectural monuments. Once you reach, explore its popular tourist attractions including Champaner Fort, Jama Masjid, Kalika temple etc. Reach Utelia in the evening. Complete the check-in formalities at hotel. The rest of the day is free.

  • Day 04 : Utelia - Bhavnagar

    This morning after breakfast visit Lothal, one of the important cities of Harappan civilization. Lothal is the most briefly excavated site of Harappan culture in India, and therefore allows the most insight into the story of the Indus Valley Civilization, its energetic flight, and it’s tragic decay. On arrival, explore the remains of the bustling commercial center during 2000 BCE. Later, leave for Bhavnagar, a historical city founded in 1724. On arrival, complete the check-in formalities at hotel. The evening is scheduled for a visit to the Barton Museum and shopping at the local Bazaar.

  • Day 05 : Bhavnagar – Palitana – Bhavnagar

    After breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Palitana through a 56 km drive from Bhavnagar. For Jain community Palitana is a very popular sacred site and they visit here to attain nirvana. Situated on the top of the Shatrunjaya Hill, the group 863 beautifully carved temples were erected in the 11th century. Visit the temples and drive back to Bhavnagar for night stay.

  • Day 06 : Bhavnagar – Gondal

    After breakfast in the hotel depart by road for Gondal, a historical city princely state of Kathiawar Agency during Bombay presidency. Afternoon arrival at Gondal, check-in your hotel. Later leave for exploring its significant attractions including Naulakha palace- a 17th century beautifully crafted palace with stone carving and delicate balconies. Also visit the vintage car gallery of the royal family.

  • Day 07 : Gondal – Wankaner

    After leisurely breakfast in your beautiful hotel may your way to the princely town of Wankaner. Watson Museum and Rashtriya Shala are some not to be missed attractions on your way to Wankaner. The Watson Museum in Rajkot, India is a museum of human history and culture. Its collections precious objects of colonial period of India and History of Rajkot Proceed to Wankaner. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Later, leave for sightseeing including Wankaner Palace Museum- house of the Wankaner’s royalty now changed into museum and the nearby local village. Overnight stay in Wankaner.

  • Day 08 : Wankaner – Ahmedabad – Departure

    After breakfast at the hotel depart by road to Ahmedabad. In afternoon take a city tour sightseeing of Ahmedabad. In evening, timely transfer to the Ahmedabad airport or railway station to board a flight or train to your onward destination.

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

07 nights in handpicked hotels

07 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Wildlife Excursion.

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa fee and charges

Monument and museum tickets

Meals not specified

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

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Heritage Tour of Gujarat

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Duration

08 Days

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US $550
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Start Point

Ahmedabad

End Point

Ahmedabad

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