Saurashtra, also known as ‘Kathiawar Peninsula’ is a major part of the state of Gujarat sprawling southward from the Northern hills and marshes to reach the extreme wave-washed coastlines along the Arabian sea with Gulf of Cambay cutting into the land towards its eastern side and Gulf of Kutch cutting into the land towards its west. A tour of Gujarat Saurashtra helps you catch glimpses of the most ‘diverse Gujarat which is inhabited by wealthy industrialists and cattle rearing nomadic tribes alike.
|Tour Name||Saurashtra Darshan Tour|
|Tour Duration||7 Days & 6 Nights|
|Destinations covered||Ahmedabad – Jamnagar – Dwarka – Porbander – Somnath – Diu – Sasangir – Junagadh – Virpur – Gondal|
|Tour Price||On Request|
Day: 01 Ahmedabad – Jamnagar (315kms; 6hrs drive)
After you reach Ahmedabad, you are greeted by our tour representative who then proceeds with you towards Jamnagar, a beautiful city on Gujarat’s west coast. Jamnagar is differently named as ‘Jewel of Kathiawar’ and is a pretty interesting tourist spot dotted with ornate, palatial decaying buildings and colorful, bustling bazaars. On reaching, you are taken on a city tour in the course of which you visit places such as Lakhota fort, Lakhota museum, Lakhota Lake and most importantly the Bala Hanuman Temple which has found a place in the Guinness Book of World records due to its marvelous record of continuous Ramdhun chanting since the year 1956. Evening you could stroll across the bazaars of Jamnagar to collect souvenirs for your loved ones. After sightseeing, we check into hotel for night stay.
Day: 02 Jamnagar – Dwarka (150kms; 3hrs drive)
Next day we leave for Dwarka, one of the holy Chardhams and Lord Krishna’s ruling capital. Lord Krishna had spent his years of monarchy at this place and thus the place bears numerous relics from Lord Krishna’s life. On reaching, check into hotel, freshen up and set out for the tour of Dwarka Dham. Places like Dwarkadheesh temple, Nageshvara Jyotir lingam, Gopi talav, Bet Dwarka, Rukmini temple are included in the sightseeing agenda. Also, you’ll be taken to the banks of sacred Gomti River where you could take a holy dip. Attend the auspicious evening Aarti at the Dwarkadheesh temple and return to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day: 03 Dwarka – Porbander – Somnath (200kms; 4hrs)
Today, after breakfast, we hit the road for Porbandar, a journey of 1.5 hours. On reaching we visit Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace, Kirti Mandir and next Sudama temple dedicated to Lord Krishna’s childhood companion. Post visit, we continue our journey towards Somnath, a journey of 2.5 hours. On reaching, we check into hotel, rest for few hours and then set out for a sightseeing of Somnath. The places covered during the sightseeing tour are Triveni Sangam, Bhalka Tirtha, Chowpatty, Geeta Mandir and finally the famed Somnath Temple, a shore temple and one among the 12 Shiv Jyotirlingams. Attend the enchanting evening Aarti at Somnath temple and later enjoy the amazing light and sound show. Once done, back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day: 04 Somnath – Diu (100kms; 2hrs)
Next day we leave for the scenic beach town of Diu after breakfast. Check into hotel on reaching and then embark on the sightseeing tour that covers places like Diu fort, Diu Museum, St Paul’s Church. Evening is left free for you to stroll and laze away on the Diu beaches. Back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day: 05 Diu – Sasangir – Junagadh (150kms; 3hrs)
Next day post breakfast we move towards Sasangir where we go for a visit to the Gir National Park and Gir Interpretation Zone (Devaliya). The sight of the very rare Asiatic lions is indeed a spine-chilling experience. After this we head for Junagadh, an ancient city that makes history come alive through its many forts and monuments. On reaching check into hotel, freshen up and set out for Junagadh sightseeing. The places you visit during this sightseeing tour are Junagadh museum, Uperkot fort, Mahabat Maqbara, Ashok Rock Edit. Return to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day: 06 Junagadh – Virpur – Gondal – Ahmedabad (320kms; 7 hrs drive)
Next day, we leave for Ahmedabad en route Virpur and Gondal. We visit the splendid Jalaram temple of Virpur and then the Swaminarayan temple, Naulakha palace plus Vintage car museum at the Gondal city. After this, we head straight down to Ahmedabad and check into hotel. Evening is left to your leisure. You can go for shopping at the Law Gardens or take a stroll around the Kankaria Lake. Back to hotel for dinner & night stay.
Day: 07 Ahmedabad Departure
Next morning after breakfast set out for Ahmedabad city tour and visit places like Akshardham temple, Gandhi Ashram, Adalaj step well. Post sightseeing you are transferred to airport/station where our representative bids you farewell, and you proceed for your onward journey back home, taking back lots of happy memories of the tour.