Gujarat has too many gorgeous destinations to visit and it can be overwhelming to plan sometimes. This package focuses on “Kutch with Statue of Unity” in Kevadia, a package perfect for people who want to see the world wonder along with one of India’s most popular seasonal destinations, Rann of Kutch. Starting from Ahmedabad, we visit all the ancient temples with gorgeous carvings by artisans of old times during the peak of craftsmanship. Up to the last moment before we leave in Vadodara.
6 Nights and accommodations in all four cities as mentioned.
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in GRK
Ahmedabad’s popular stops: Adalaj Stepwell, Hathisingh Jain Temple, Gandhi Ashram, etc.
Modhera Sun Temple
Rann of Kutch: Kutch Kalo Dungar and local embroidery villages
Adalaj Stepwell, Hathisingh Jain Temple, Gandhi Ashram, Akshardham Temple and Light & Sound Show (optional)
The Sun Temple in Modhera & Rani Ki Vav of Patan.
Mandvi Excursion - the Vijaya Vilas Palace, summer palace of Jadeja Maharao of Kutch, Kranti Guru Smarak, Ambe Dham Temple & Bauter Jinalay
Maa Ashapura Temple, Naraya Sarovar village and Darshan Shree Koteshwar Mahadev
Lakshmi Vilas Palace and Baroda Museum
The “Statue of Unity” – All excursions entry tickets on direct payment basis.
Day 1: Arrival In Ahmedabad Half-day Tour
Upon arrival in Ahmedabad, our team will take you to the hotel to check into the hotel. In the afternoon, we go on half-day sightseeing around Ahmedabad. Our destination for the day starts from Gandhi Ashram, located in the Sabarmati suburb of the city, one of the known residences of Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in Sabarmati and Sevagram.
Then we move to Adalaj Stepwell, an octagonal-shaped sandstone with a prominent Solanki architectural style. The five-story deep structure brags strong pillars that date back to 1499 when it was used as a refuge for the people, where spiritual sustenance was provided along with water.
We’ll visit the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, a large Hindu temple complex and campus, where visitors can marvel at the intricately carved stone structure and architecture that were the result of hard work by 900 artisans.
Before returning to the hotel, you don’t want to miss the Laser Show. We’ll enjoy dinner at the hotel and spend overnight in Ahmedabad.
Day 2: Transfer From Ahmedabad To Bhuj Enroute Modhera & Patan (450 Km, 9-hour Drive)
After breakfast in Ahmedabad, we check out to head for the Sun Temple in Modhera. It is an ancient structure dedicated to Surya the solar deity, built after the 1027 CE. The grandeur structure of this complex features Surya Kund, the rectangular-shaped stepwell, and intricate stone carvings on every corner that are still largely preserved made this such a popular place to visit.
Not far from there is another archaeologically and historically priceless stepwell, Rani Ki Vav of Patan. Also known “The Queen’s Stepwell,” it has been known as one of the most elaborate stepwells during the peak of stepwell construction in the 11th century. The inverted temple has over seven levels of stairs with each level depicting incredibly intricate artwork.
Upon reaching Bhuj, we’ll take you to the hotel to check in and rest from the long journey. Dinner is provided.
Day 3: Transfer From Bhuj To Rann Of Kutch (90 Km, 90-minute Drive)
After breakfast in Bhuj, we head for Rann of Kutch. Around one and a half hour later, we’ll check into the resort and serve you lunch.
Karo Dungar is Kutch’s highest point in India, standing at 462m above sea level. Also known as the Black Hill, it’s about half an hour away from the India Bridge. Rann of Kutch has been dubbed as a place that miraculously enchants visitors, getting its name from the seasonal salt desert that turns the shore into pristine white. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities here, from camel riding, paragliding, to camel cart ride around the area. It is also a perfect place for sunset viewing, a once-in-a-lifetime view you don’t want to miss!
We’ll return to the resort for a cultural program and dinner and spend the night in Rann of Kutch.
Day 4: Rann Of Kutch - “the White Desert”
We start the day early before the crack of dawn because you can’t miss just equally gorgeous view of sunrise at Rann of Kutch. Then we return to the resort for breakfast to fill up your energy.
Today, we’ll visit Kutch Kalo Dungar, a gorgeous hill that serves as the only spot to get the best panoramic view of Rann of Kutch. Then we’ll go to the India Bridge’s last station designated for tourists and the general public.
We’ll return to the resort for lunch and after this, head for three villages to experience the local lives as Kutch people. Hodka is believed to be started by cattle herders and is renowned for their traditional leather craft. Ludiya village has become a popular tourist location which preserves its thick Meghawal culture by passing down the knowledge within the community, including embroidery of intricate patterns and woodworking. Bhirandiyara is dubbed “the embroidery village of Kutch” and has anything from cushions to fancy handbags! All of the villages have something to show and sell, so make sure to pick something to bring home as memories from the trip.
On our way home, we can catch another view of the sunset at Rann of Kutch before returning back to the resort for cultural program and dinner. We’ll spend overnight in Rann of Kutch.
Day 5: Transfer From Rann Of Kutch To Bhuj And Mandvi Excursion (145 Km, 2.5-hour Drive) - “shores Of Mandvi”
We can take another early morning walk to watch the sunrise at Rann of Kutch before going back to the resort for breakfast. We’ll check out and leave this gorgeous city for our next location, Mandvi.
We’ll check into Bhuj Hotel before heading to Mandvi. The sea-beach of Mandvi brags many a ton of must-see spots, such as the Vijaya Vilas Palace. This is the summer palace of Jadeja Maharao of Kutch where they used to spend their summers back in the 40s. It brags 20th century architecture and now has a resort situated within the complex as well. And not to be missed is the Kranti Guru Smarak.
Ambe Dham Temple is another site to visit in Mandvi. It’s located in the small village of Godhara and is dedicated to Ambe Maa. Then return to enjoy a nice walk on the shore of Mandvi Beach and watch the sunset before going back to Bhuj. We’ll visit Bauter Jinalay (72 Jinalaya) on our way back, which is famous as both a tourist destination and Jain pilgrimage site because of the peaceful ambience and gorgeous architecture. Enjoy your dinner back at the hotel before returning back to your room to rest.
Day 6: Mata No Madh – Naraya Sarovar – Koteshwar (170 Km, 2.5-hour Drive) - “the Panch-sarovar Of Naraya”
After breakfast in Bhuj, we’ll set off for Maa Ashapura Temple, the holy place of Mata No Madh. This village is surrounded by hills revers Ashapura Mata, a deity considered to be the patron of Kutch (Kutch Ni Dhaniyani Maa Ashapura). Not far from here is the Naraya Sarovar village, one of the 5 holy lakes (Panch-Sarovar) in Hinduism. Then we’ll go for Darshan Shree Koteshwar Mahadev, a temple to worship Lord Shiva, and the last destination of Western India.
We’ll return to Bhuj for dinner in the evening and spend overnight in Bhuj.
Day 7: Transfer From Bhuj To Vadodara (450 Km, 10-hour Drive)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. We’ll hop on a 10-hour ride from Bhuj to Vadodara. Upon arrival, check in and enjoy your dinner before resting after a long ride from Bhuj.
Day 8: Kevadia Excursion Tour (90 Km, 2-hour Drive) - “a Must-see Tourist Spot”
After breakfast, we will go on an excursion to Kevadia, which is around 2 hours away by land. The “Statue of Unity” is the world’s tallest statue that stands at an impressive height of 182 meters, a sight to behold you can see up close at an extra cost. And not far from here is the Sardar Patel Zoological Park, which has a Jungle Safari and is home to over 170 species of animals, including those from America, Asia, Africa, and Australia, in their natural habitat. All entry & excursion tickets on direct payment basis.
We take you back to Vadodara in the evening to rest for the night after dinner.
Day 9: Departure From Vadodara
After breakfast in Vadodara, we check out from the hotel to head for the last two destinations of the trip: Lakshmi Vilas Palace and Baroda Museum. The Lakshmi Vilas Palace is a stunning palace from Raj-era in 1890 with intricate mosaics with a high collection of artworks and weaponry, many commissioned to Raja Ravi Verma by the Maharaja of Baroda.
The Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery built in 1894 was an inspired structure from the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum of London. The building itself is an architectural wonder, featuring genuine Indo-Saracenic architecture.
We take you to the airport or the railway station to send you off with beautiful memories of Gujarat.
Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
Entry charges to Monuments, Museums and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.
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