AHMEDABAD GIR NATIONAL PARK INDIA TOUR
Glimpses of West India
Tour are not carved out easily from ones busy schedule, so if you are out for glimpse of west India places like Mumbai ,Ahmedabad, WANKANAR,GIR,PALITANA and Bhavnagar should never be left out. Beginning with Mumbai, commercial capital of India featuring Gateway of India, DHOBI GHAT and popular Prince of Wales museum are delightful to watch. Followed by this you have Ahmedabad known for its textile industry with calico museum bearing a testimony to this. Fusion of art, craft and heritage can be seen here. Ancient temples, JUMMA MASJID hold certification of contemporary architecture. Move to WANAKAR from Ahmedabad to have a glimpse of flamboyant RANJIT VILAS palace made in 1907. Glimpse of wildlife, as you move from WANKANAR to GIR. Habitat to Asian lions, leopards, deer, and peacock distinguishes it from other. Then for touring pilgrimages move to “SHATRUNJAYA “holiest pilgrim place of Jains. There are as many 863 temples, with temple of their founder can be seen here. Glimpse of west India comes to end by viewing of princely state BAHVNAGAR founded in 1743. It is marked by sacred SATRUNJAYA HILLS, TAKTESWAR temple at hilltop and GAURSHANKAR LAKE. So make the most of your west India tour by touring these places.
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
You’ll be welcomed and extended assistance on your arrival at the Mumbai airport. You’ll be provided with the drop facility to the city hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
Relax in the morning and get yourself adjusted to the local time zone. Start in the afternoon for a city tour comprising of the famous Gateway of India, Crawford market, Prince of Wales Museum and the Dhobi Ghat. The Gateway of India was built to honor the India visit by the King George V. Glimpses of West India remain incomplete without your visit to the business capital of the country.
Day 03: Mumbai – Ahmedabad
Catch the morning flight to Ahmedabad, transport will be provided from the hotel to the airport. On arrival at the airport you’ll be provided with the transport facility to be dropped to the hotel. In the afternoon take the city tour. The walled city has rich arts and crafts heritage. The fine museums in the city include the Calico museum dedicated to textile. This is considered among the worlds’ finest. The tour includes visit to few of the well known ancient Jain temples made of wood and exquisite minarets, Jumma Masjid, as well as buildings that serve as evidence of contemporary architectural designs.
Day 04: Ahmedabad – Wankaner
You’ll be transported to the airport, for the flight to Rajkot. After you arrive in Rajkot, drive down to Wankaner. In the afternoon take the city tour and visit the magnificent Ranjit Vilas Palace built in 1907.
Day 05: Wankaner – Gir
Set out early for the Sasan Gir Forest for some exciting game viewing. Gir forest is the only natural habitat of the majestic Asian Lions, leopard, monkeys, deer, hyena, and peacocks as well as teak and deciduous woods.
Day 06: Gir
Enjoy a day filled with the excitement and thrill of game viewing at the Gir.
Day 07: Gir – Palitana
Drive down to Palitana from Gir in the morning. Enjoy the afternoon city tour in the sun bathed Palitana. It serves as a gateway to the Place of Victory called the Shatrunjaya. Jains consider it to be one of the holiest pilgrim places their religion. At the 2 km. altitude, you’ll find as many as 863 different Jain temples that were built spanning 900 years. Sri Adhiswara was the founder of Jainism and the first Tirthankara. The most significant temple here is dedicated to him. Angar Pi, a Muslim shrine is also close by. Women without a child offer miniature cradles in the hope of motherhood.
Day 08: Palitana – Bhavnagar
Take the daylight drive to Bhavnagar. After arrival, check in at the hotel. The city tour in the afternoon will make you familiar with the place. Once upon a time Bhavnagar happened to be a Princely State. It was founded way back in 1743. Currently it is a port of significance in Khambat. Bhavnagar is famed for its holy Shatrunjaya Hills, hilltop Takhteswar temple and the Gaurshankar lake.
Day 09: Glimpses of West India tour comes to a full circle as you catch the morning flight to Mumbai. You’ll be provided with transport to the airport in the morning.