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Gujarat Pilgrimage Tour 05 Nights / 06 Days

Gujarat Pilgrimage Tour 05 Nights / 06 Days

 

Places to Visit: Ahmedabad - Dwarka - Porbandar - Somnath - Diu - Rajkot

Validity:Mar 31 2024

Duration:5 Nights / 6 Days

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Ahmedabad- Dwarka (450 kms/ 9 hours drive)

Meet and greets on arrival at Ahmedabad airport and drive to the holy city Dwarka, lunch at en-route restaurant. On arrival in Dwarka check-in at hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

DWARKA: One of the principal pilgrimages of Hinduism is at Dwarka. Legend is that Lord Krishna moved to this coastal town to set up a capital. Marine excavations off the Dwarka coast have revealed important evidences of tour ancient cities, which probably include the Dwarawati of the Krishna Lila. Today, it is not only a major pilgrimage site but a pleasant spot for a beach holiday. The multi pillared Sabha Mandapa leads to a 60 pillared sanctum sanctorum that dates back 2500 years according to the scriptures.

Day 2 Dwarka

Early morning Darshan in Lord Dwarka Dhish Temple and back. Post breakfast go for tour including Bet Dwarka, Nageshwar temple & Gopi Talav etc. Evening back to hotel for dinner & overnight stay

Bet Dwarka: Bet is situated at 30kms from Dwarka and is surrounded by sea from all sides. One can reach Bet from Dwarka through Okha by road. On reaching Okha port jetty, one can reach Bet through a little sea journey in a launch or in a small boat.

Nageshwar Temple or Nagnath Temple: is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Jyotirlinga enshrined in the Temple of Nagnath is known as NageshwarMahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims all round the year. This powerful Jyothirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the NageshwarLinga become free of poison. The Rudra Samhitasloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase 'DaarukaavaneNaagesham'

Gopi Talav: This is the place where Lord Krishna used to play with his Gopikas. There is a small pond where it is said that Lord Krishna used to play with the Gopika Strees (Gopika Women)

Day 3 Dwarka- Porbandar- Somnath (250 kms/ 5 hours + excursion)

After breakfast drive to Somnath en-route visit Porbandar (Birthplace of Gandhi); now it is a city of industry, with cement and chemical factories ringing the city, contributing to a general griminess around town. On arrival tour of Kirti Mandir & Krishna Sudama temple. Later continue drive to Somnath.
        
Kirti Mandir at Porbander: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born and lived here until he was twelve. It stands in the corner of a large courtyard in the west of town. A swastika on the floor in a small room marks the actual spot. It houses many collections of Gandhian memorabilia. There is also an exhibit of photographs, some with English captions, and a small bookshop.

The Krishna-Sudama Temple: of Porbandar is dedicated to the childhood friend and devotee of Lord Krishna, Sudama. The temple of Sudama, located in the centre of Porbandar City, is the only temple in India dedicated to Sudama. The temple was built in the period of 1902 to 1907

Later continue drive to Somnath and on arrival check in to hotel for dinner & overnight. Evening enjoy sound & light show in Somnath

Somnath: One of the most revered and important centres of culture and nationalism, the legendary temple contain a Jyothirlinga. Looted & destroyed, built & rebuilt several times. It represents the eternal beauty & strength of the Indian society. Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. It has a strategic location on the Western coast of India. This temple maintained the Pooja Parampara of Bhagwan Shiva during the hostile political conditions. On arrival check in at Hotel

Day 4 Somnath (day excursion to Diu, 90 kms/ 2 hourís drive one side)

After leisurely breakfast proceeds for a day trip to Diu, is a coastal town at the eastern end of Diu Island, A bridge connects the island to the state of Gujarat. On arrival proceed to visit Gangeshwar Mahadev temple, a waterfront Hindu temple, dedicated to lord Shiva, with 5 stones washed by the sea's tidal waves. Also visit Diu Fortres, St. Pauls Church, Diu museum and Naida Caves. After sightseeing drive back to Somnath. Dinner and night stay at hotel

Day 5 Somnath- Rajkot (200 kms/ 5 hours drive)

Early Morning Darshan at Shri Somnath temple, later return back to Hotel and after breakfast drive to Rajkot. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and night stay at hotel

Rajkot is a city of Gujarat state in India and administrative headquarters of the Rajkot District, located on the banks of the Aji River and Niari River. Afternoon visit Watson Museum and local markets

Watson Museum: The Watson Museum and Library commemorates the work of Colonel John Watson, political agent from 1886 to 1889. It is a jumbled attic of the collection with the 3rd century inscriptions and a delicate ivory work overseen by a marble statue of Queen Victoria. The Watson Museum has collection of precious

Day 6 Rajkot- Ahmedabad (220 kms/ 4 Ĺ Hours drive) | Leave Ahmedabad

Morning after leisurely breakfast check out and drive to Ahmedabad, drop at airport for onward journey

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Twin/Double sharing basis in the specified hotels or similar
  • Daily breakfast in the hotels (vegetarian meals)
  • All transfers and sightseeing by air-condition Toyota Innova (Suv) with professional chauffer   
  • Assistance on arrival and departure airport
  • Packaged drinking water (500 ml x 2 bottles) per day per person basis

Exclusion

  • Table drinks including packaged drinking water during meals
  • Any activity mentioned in itinerary but not indicated in above inclusion
  • Personal expense like porter, tip, laundry, camera fee in monuments
  • Guide and entry fees during sightseeing
  • Meals (Lunch/Dinner)
  • Any special puja or priority darshan at temples
  • Any cost arising due to bad weather, road closure or any other natural calamities.
  • GST 5%

Hotel

Destination

Standard (3*)

Deluxe (4*)

Dwarka (2 nights)

Lords Eco Inn Dwarkadhish

The Fern Satva Resort

Somnath (2 nights)

Lords Inn Somnath

The Fern Residency

Rajkot (1 night)

Lords Eco Inn Rajkot

The Fern Residency Rajkot

Note

The prices are subject to change without notice
Rates starting from

INR 21,500

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