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Gujarat Temple Tour ( 8 Days / 7 Nights )

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destination: Ahmedabad Excursion Akshardham Temple - Dwaraka - Dwaraka - Somnath - Sasangir - Sasangir - Junagarh - Virpur - Gondal - Gondal - Rajkot - Ahmedabad - Depart Ahmedabad.

Day 01: Arrive Ahmedabad
Meeting on arrival at Ahmedabad Airport or Railway Station and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit Ahmedabad including Shaking Minarets and Sabarmati Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi lived. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Ahmedabad Excursion Akshardham Temple
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed full day excursion to Akshardham - the temple dedicated to Swami Narain - the richest sect in the world. The temple is located at Gandhinagar.
Return to Ambedabad for overnight stay.

Day 03: Ahmedabad - Dwarka
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to the sacred town of Dwaraka - one of the main centers of Lord Krishna legend, sites on the western most tip of the Gujarat peninsula, a sentinel over looking the Arabian sea. Archaeological excavations show that present day Dwaraka is the 6th city on this site, the earlier five having been submerged in the sea. The 5 story temple is supported on 60 columns and is crowned by a soaring elaborately carved spire. Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Evening witness the Aarti and visit the temple.

Day 04: Dwaraka
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for a trip to Bet Dwaraka to visit the old temples of Lord Krishna - Boat trip Okha on the mainland to the temple. Enroute also visit Nageshwar Temple - the 12th Jyotirlingam of Shiva which is a popular pilgrim place and also visit Gopi Talab where it is believed that the Gopies spent the time. On your way back visit the ancient temple of Rukmini.
Overnight t the hotel.

Day 05: Dwaraka - Somnath - Sasangir
Morning after breakfast drive from Dwaraka to Somnath enroute visiting the famous Harshad Mata Temple situated on top of a hillock overlooking the sea. Also visit Porbandar originally known as Sudama Puri. It is here where there is a temple dedicated to Sudama. Also visit Bharat Mata Mandir and Kirti Mandir - the birth place of Mahatama Gandhi. Arrive Somnath and visit the temple where Krishna was believed to be hit by an arrow by a Bhil. Visit Somnath temple - the legendary shore temple is one of the twelve most sacred Shiva shrines in India. According to the legend, Somnath is as old as creation, built by none other than the Moon God himself. After visiting the Somnath temple you will drive to Sasangir. Arrive and check-in at the hotel.

Day 06: Sasangir - Junagarh - Virpur - Gondal
Arise early morning to have jeep drive to the Sasan gir Sanctuary which provides refuge to that rare species - the Asiatic Lion. The sanctuary covers an area of 500 square miles of dry, open scrubland where the lions road freely. Other wild life includes bear, antelope, hyena, fox, the nilgai or black buck.

Later drive Sasangir to Junagarh - an ancient fortified city rich in myth and legend. The antiquities of Junagarh go back to the times of the Emperor Ashoka. Visit the Fort and then drive to Virpur to visit the temple dedicated to Jalaram sect. After visit the temple at Virpur drive to Gondal and check in at your Hotel. Later in then afternoon visit the Naulakha palace and the Swami Narayan Temple.

Day 07: Gondal - Rajkot - Ahmedabad
Morning after breakfast drive from Gondal to Ahmedabad enroute visiting Rajkot which was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra. Today it is best known as the town where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of his life when his father was a Diwan or Prime Minister of the king of Saurashtra. Visit Watson Museum and Jagat Mandir dedicated to Shri Ramkrishna Paramhansa. Arrive Ahmedabad and check in at your hotel.

Day 08: Depart Ahmedabad
Transfer to the airport or railway station in time to board flight / train for onward destination.

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