Day 1: Arrival At Ahmedabad
Arrive Ahmedabad and check in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of the city. Gandhi Ashram on a quiet peaceful stretch of the Sabarmati river, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915. Hutheesingh Jain Temple built outside the Delhi Gate in 1850 by a rich Jain merchant, the Hutheesing Temple is the best known of Ahmedabad’s many ornate Jain temples. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.
Day 2: Ahmedabad – Dakor – Pavagarh to Ahmedabad
Today after breakfast proceed for a day excursion to Dakor and pavagarh. Pavagadh most of the Hindus in India have faith in goddess Mahakali, particularly from the western region covering the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan & Maharashtra. The famous and the oldest temple of Mahakaili is situated at Pavagadh, near Vadodara, one of the main cities of Gujarat. The temple has become the place of the piligrimage for almost all Hindus in India. This temple is among the three main Shaktipeeths in Gujarat. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.
Day 3: Ahmedabad To Dwarka
Dwarka an ancient city, housing one of the principal pilgrimages – ‘Dwarkadhish temple’ of Hindus. Today, it is not only a major pilgrimage site but a pleasant spot for a beach holiday. Another popular place in Dwarka, part of the Dwarkadhish Temple is Sabha Mandap. It is a 60-pillared hall, which houses almost 2500 years old scriptures. The hall has ‘jharokhas’, offering a nice view of the nearby flowing Gomti River. Attend evening aarti at Dwarkadhish temple. Overnight stay at Dwarka.
Day 4: Dwarka – Bet Dwarka – Nageshwar to Dwarka
Today we visit Bet Dwarka and Nageshwar temple. Bet Dwarka is situated at 30 kms 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 Nageshwar Mahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims all round the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Linga become free of poison. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase ‘Daarukaavane Naagesham’. Return to hotel at Dwarka. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 5: Dwarka to Somnath
Today after breakfast, drive to Somnath. Somnath one of the most revered and an important center of culture and nationalism. The legendary temple contains a ‘jyotirlinga’. Looted and destroyed, built and rebuilt several times, it represents the eternal beauty & strength of the Indian society. The present splendid structure was rebuilt about five decades ago, at the exact spot where the original shrine was located. The iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was instrumental in the construction of the present temple. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 6: Somnath to Bhavnagar
After breakfast proceed to Bhavnagar. Gaurishanker Lake a beautiful picnic spot near the lake. There is also a well laid out park. Takhteshwar Temple situated on a hill, the site provides a panoramic view. Lock Gate the first of its kind in Gujarat. The sea-water here is impounded by the lock gates to keep ships afloat during low tide, which could be seen with special permission. Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.
Day 7: Bhavnagar – Palitana to Bhavnagar
Early morning proceed for a excursion to Palitana. Palitana a 56kms drive from Bhavnagar. Palitana lies at the foot of the Shetrunjaya hill, with the Shetrunjaya river flowing to its south. The savred hill rises in a crescendo of magnificent temples – 863 in all – that soar in marble splendour to the top of the hill. The temples were built over an impressive span of 900 years with each generation of pilgrims making its contribution to the shrines of Shetrunjaya. The 600-metre climb to Shetrunjaya is usually made on foot. Dolis or lift-chairs are also available for the ascent Overnight stay at Bhavnagar.
Day 8: Departure from Bhavnagar to Ahmedabad
Today after breakfast proceed to Ahmedabad to catch the flight for your onwards journey.