Gujarat & Rajasthan Tour

Duration: 23 Days 23 Nights

Description : Mumbai, Junagadh, Diu, Bhavnagar, Palitana, Ahmedabad, Mount Abu, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Khimsar, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi

Gujarat & Rajasthan Tour

Day 01: Mumbai

Upon Arrival in Mumbai, after clearing Immigration and Customs, you will be greeted by our Representative.
Transfer to Hotel and check-in.
Rest of the Day Free.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai.

Day 02: Mumbai – Elephanta Caves and City sightseeing

Breakfast at the Hotel
Morning – Drive up to Gateway of India and take a Motor Launch and Visit ELEPHANTA CAVES - These are Rock-cut Temples on Elephanta Island. The Main Cave with a number of large sculpted panels, all relating to Shiva, and a separate lingam shrine. Visit the famous Trimurti or triple-headed Siva, where the God also takes the role of Brahma, the Creator and Vishnu the preserver.Central bust of Siva, its eyes closed in eternal contemplation, may be the most serene sight.
Afternoon: City sightseeing of Mumbai. Visit Gateway of India, Flora Fountain, Town Hall, church Gate, Malabar Hill and Nariman Point.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mumbai

Day 03: Mumbai – Rajkot (Gujarat) – Flight – By Car to JUNAGARH (100Km-02,30Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Transfer to Mumbai Domestic Airport for flight to Rajkot.
Upon arrival in Rajkot, you will be met by our Guide for short city sightseeing of Rajkot
Visit Mahatma Gandhi Home, Palace and Museum.
After sightseeing, short break for Lunch and then leave for Junagarh
After Arrival in Junagarh,
Check-in at the Hotel
Visit MAHABAT MAQBARA - This striking structure rising from out of nowhere is the mausoleum of Wazir Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai, one of the chief nobles in the Court of Nawab Mahabat Khan II of Junagadh. Over a decade's worth of work culminated in3elaborate carvings on the buildings'inner and outer façades, fine arches, French-style windows, columns and shining silver doorways. On the adjacent mosque, each minaret is encircled from top to bottom with winding staircases.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Junagarh.


Breakfast in the Hotel
Visit the Jain Temple and the other Temples.
Afternoon: Visit Girnar Hills – Climb 10,000 stone steps to the summit of Girnar.
The Well built steps were built between 1889 and 1908. Or go by Dholis carried by Porters. It is an important Jain Temple along with several Hindu Temples also. The oldest Jain Temple dating back to 12th Century is Temple of Neminath.
Return to Hotel in the Evening
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Junagarh

Day 05: JUNAGARH – DIU (125Km – 04 Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for DIU (Like Goa and Daman, Diu was also a Portuguese territory). Diu is being governed directly by Central Government. The Island is about 11Km X 03 Km.) en route stop at Somnathpur Temple – The Temple stands above the Beach and has a Shiva Idol. After arrival in Diu, Check-in at the Hotel
AFTERNOON – Visit St. Paul’s Church, St. Thomas Church (Diu Museum). Diu buildings significantly have Portuguese architecture. The Houses are brightly painted. Visit Nagar Sheth Haveli.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Diu

Day 06: DIU - BHAVNAGAR (200Km – 05 Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Bhavnagar (Bhavnagar, in the Indian state of Gujarat, is a port city on the coastal region of the Saurashtra peninsula abutting the picturesque Gulf of Cambay. After Arrival in Bhavnagar,Check-in at the Hotel.
Afternoon - visit the Takhteshwar Temple, which lies on top of a hill from where you get excellent views over the city and the Gulf of Cambay.
Other sightseeing options in Bhavnagar are the Ganga Devi Mandir and the Gandhi Smriti Museum.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bhavnagar.

Day 07: BHAVNAGAR – PALITANA - BHAVNAGAR (90km – Round Trip)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Palitana
(PALITANA - Two peaks covered with shrines you have the Jain pilgrimage centre of Palitana (Bhavnagar district) atop the Shatrunjay Hill. There are 900 temples big and small on the two summits. The sculptures that adorn the marble temples present a feast to the eyes. You need not bea Jain to admire the spectacle. Generations of Jain all over the country have contributed their mite to make Shatrunjay Hill what it is today.) One has to climb approximately 3745 steps to reach the top of the Main Temple.
Return to Bhavnagar
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bhavnagar.

Day 08: BHAVNAGAR – AHMEDABAD (220km – 05Hrs.)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Ahmedabad en route visit ADALAJ Step Wells.
Afternoon – Arrive & Check-in at the Hotel
City sightseeing of Ahmedabad - Visit to Siddi Saiyed Mosque (the cultural symbol of Ahmedabad city), Drive to Huteesinh Jain Temple. (The oldest Jain temple in Ahmedabad famous for its carving), Drive to Gandhi Ashram. (Also known as Sabarmati Ashram – the house where Mahatma Gandhi had stayed for 13 years and from where the historic Dandi march had begun).
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Ahmedabad


Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Mount Abu – (Mount Abu situated at a average height of 1,219M above sea level is the oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India. The world famous tourist destination is known for it DilwaraJain Temples and natural beauty.
LATE AFTERNOON: Arrive & Proceed to Hotel
Evening – Visit NAKKI LAKE and Sun Set Point
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mount Abu


Breakfast in the Hotel Orientation drive of city of Mount Abu
12:00 – Visit DILWARA Jain Temples consisting of 5 Major Temples.
Shri Mahaveer Swami Temple - This temple was constructed in 1582 and is devoted to Lord Mahaveer the 24th Tirthankara of Jain's, this temple is relatively small the temple's upper walls have pictures of the porch painted by craftsmen of sirohi in year 1764.
Shri AdiNath Temple or Vimal Vasahi Temple - This temple is build by Vimal Shah, Minister of Solanika ruler of Gujarat in 1031 A.D., this temple is the oldest of all and dedicated to Shri Adinath Ji - The first jain trithankar. A simple hall decorated with the images of Shri Adi Nath.
Shri ParshavNath Temple or Khartar Vasahi Temple - This temple was built by Mandika clan between 1458-59 A.D., this temple has the tallest shrine along with four big Mandapa's amongst all dilwara temples. Carving on pillars of this temple is yet another example of these jain temples architectural superiority
Shri Rishabdaoji Temple or Peethalhar TempleThis temple is known as Pittalhari/Peethalhar temple.Because in this temple most of the statues are built using pittal(Brass Metal).This temple was built by Bhima Shah a minister from Gujarat dynasty, like other temples of Dilwara this temple is also having Gudu Mandapa and Navchowki.
Shri NemiNathJi Temple or Luna Vasahi TempleThis temple was built in 1230 A.D. by two brothers known as Tejpal and Vastupal, they dedicated this temple to the 22nd saint of Jainism - Shri NemiNathji.
(The Dilwara Jain Temples are open from 12 P.M. to 3 P.M. for tourist's for free and No photography is allowed inside the temple complex.)
Rest of the Evening FREE
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mount Abu.

DAY 11: MOUNT ABU – UDAIPUR (165Km – 04hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Udaipur.
Afternoon – Arrive & Check-in at the Hotel.
Rest of the Day FREE – Car at disposal.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Udaipur.


Breakfast in the Hotel

City sightseeing of Udaipur, visiting The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings. Visit Palace and Jagdish Temple.
AFTERNOON – FREE for independent activities
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Udaipur.


Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Jodhpur
After Arrival in Jodhpur, Check-in at the Hotel
Afternoon: Visit Meherangarh Fort - one of the most Perched on a 150 m high hill its sprawl is the most formidable and magnificent fort in Rajasthan Also visit Jaswant Thada - Jaswant Thada was built in the early 1900's as a memorial to Jaswant Singh II, 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur
Overnight stay at Hotel in Jodhpur

DAY 14 - JODHPUR – BISHNOI (Village Safari)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Bishnoi Village and enjoy the Jeep Safari. You will come across Black Buck, Chinkara, Blue Bull, Desert Foxes and Partridges. You will have a rate chance of meeting the Bishnoi Families and villages.
Return to Jodhpur
Afternoon – Explore the Old city of Jodhpur and meet your road side Dentist
Overnight stay at Hotel in Jodhpur

DAY 15 - JODHPUR – JAISALMER (300Km – 06hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Jaisalmer
LATE AFTERNOON – Arrive & Check-in at the Hotel
Rest of the Day FREE
Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaisalmer


Breakfast in the Hotel
Morning: sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT
EVENING – drive to Sam Sand dunes (42 Km). Camel Ride will be provided during Sun Set. Dinner will be provided in the Tents with the Folk Dances. Return to your Hotel in Jaisalmer.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaisalmer

DAY 17 - JAISALMER – BIKANER (290Km – 6 hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Bikaner (The northern most point on the triangle of desert cities, Bikaner is a 15th Century royal walled city. On the outskirts of the City, the Camel Farm makes an interesting visit, particularly at sunset when herds of camels return from the dunes. Also worth visiting are the Lalbagh Palace to see the red sandstone carvings and the Hall of Audience with breathtaking frescoes, gilded stucco moldings, floral patterns and carpets of incredibly delicate patterns)
Afternoon: visit Junagarh Fort - one of the most imposing forts of Northern India. The fort is surrounded by a high wall and deep moats. The Junagarh Fort has yet been unconquered. In side fort visit palaces, temples and pavilions that are marvels in red sandstone construction
Visit Camel Breeding Farm and the Old City.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Bikaner

DAY 18 - BIKANER - KHIMSAR (150Km – 04 hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Khimsar (A small village located on the Highway from Jodhpur to Bikaner. The desert village offers an insight into the rural life of the desert people. The old city of Khimsar has several mosques, one of which was constructed by Emperor Akbar.)
After Arrival, Check-in at the Hotel
Afternoon: Jeep Safari to Village where you will see Black buck
Overnight stay at Hotel in Bikaner

DAY 19: KHIMSAR – PUSHKAR (150Km – 04 hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Pushkar (one of the holiest City in India located on Lake Pushkar)
After Arrival, Check-in at the Hotel
Afternoon: Visit the Bathing Ghats where Pilgrims bath in the sacred water. Brahma Ghat, VarahGhat and Gandhi Ghat (some of Gandhi’s ashes were sprinkled). Also visit Brahma Temple – the only one in India and Shiva Temple.
Overnight stay at the Hotel

Day 20: PUSHKAR – JAIPUR (150Km – 04 Hrs)

After Breakfast Drive to Jaipur but not before you visit Ajmer – surrounded by Aravalli Hills. It is a popular Muslim pilgrim city for the shrine or Dargah of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer is regarded as a center of education in Rajasthan.
Proceed onwards to Jaipur – Capital of Rajasthan, is a historical city. Named after its founder, the great Warrior-Astronomer Jai Singh II. The city was painted Pink to welcome the Prince of Wales. The Pink color has become the landmark of Old City of Jaipur.
After Arrival – check-in at the Hotel
Evening – Visit Flower Market and eventually CHOKHI DHANI – a Village life depicted and specially created for tourists to have glimpse of Rajasthani cultural dances and a Dinner served in the traditional way of Rajasthan
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 21: JAIPUR

Breakfast in the Hotel
Morning: Visit Amber Fort – on Elephant Back & visit the Old Palace within the complex of Fortoverlooking the Lake at the entrance to a rocky mountain grove. Built in 17th Century, the Palace is a distinguished specimen of Rajput architecture. Also Visit Hawa Mahal – Palace of Winds.
Afternoon: Proceed for sightseeing tour of city visiting City Palace, City sightseeing of Jaipur Rose-Pink Capital of Rajasthan. City is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with Forts & enclosed by embattled Walls. Visit City Palace – which now houses a Museum containing rare manuscripts, Paintings & an armoury, Observatory with a Sundial 90ft high. The Museum amidst the Ram Niwas Palace Gardens. Visit Palace of Winds.
Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur

Day 22: JAIPUR-FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA (260Km – 06 Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel
Leave by Car for Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri
FATEHPUR SIKRI – UNESCO Heritage site was once the Capital of Agra though for short time during the reign of Emperor Akbar. The City was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece. Visit the Mosque, Diwan-i-has in the Palace.
Later drive to Agra. Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal.
On arrival in Agra, check in at hotel.
Afternoon: Visit Agra Fort - built by Emperor Akbar. The maze of Courtyards, mosques & Private Chambers of the Fort echo the Story of the Mughal Empire.
Overnight stay at hotel in Agra

Day 23: Agra – DELHI(200Km – 03,30 Hrs)

Morning: sunrise visit to The Taj Mahal (remains closed on Friday’s), Visit Taj Mahal - One of the seven Wonders of the world. Built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved Consort Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful Mausoleum in pure marble is an architectural marvel.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Proceed onwards to Delhi
After Arrival – Orientation Drive of City of Old and New Delhi
Farewell Dinner
Transfer to International Airport for your onward destination