GUJARAT SHORT WILDLIFE TOUR
BHAVNAGAR – PALITANA – GONDAL – JUNAGADH – GIR NATIONAL PARK – RAJKOT
05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS
Price : 14999/- Per Person
- Accommodation in deluxe hotels.
- Welcome drink on arrival in hotel.
- Daily breakfast in hotel (except the day of arrival) in hotel.
- Private AC vehicle as mentioned for all transfer & sightseeing as per the itinerary mentioned.
- Parking fees and Toll.
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: ARRIVE BHAVNAGAR
Arrive at Bhavnagar airport, meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel. Where our representative will assist you to check in at hotel and later explain the tour scheduled in detail and handover all the tour related documents to you.
Bhavnagar lies in the southeast corner of the Kathiawar peninsula in the Saurashtra plains. Once the capital of a princely state, Bhavnagar is home to several lakes and temples. In the afternoon we visit the Takhteshwar Temple and Gandhi Smriti Museum. Takhteshwar temple is located on a small hillock and provide good views over the city and out into the Gulf of Cambay. Gandhi Smriti Museum is located northeast, by the clock tower and has a good collection of Gandhi memorabilia. In the evening we visit the bazaar in Bhavnagar. Overnight Bhavnagar.
Day 02: BHAVNAGAR – PALITANA – GONDAL
After breakfast drive to drive to Palitana. Palitana is located about 50 kms from the Bhavnagar. Palitana is the gateway to the Shatrunjaya hill and one of the Jainism’s holiest pilgrimage sites. There are about 863 temples on the top of the hill, exquisitely carved in marble and built over a span of 900 years. To visit the temples on the Shatrunjaya hill one has to climb 600 m up the hill. After reaching the top of the hill we will visit the Jain temple. The temple which is dedicated to Shri Adishwara, the first Jain Tirthankara (apostle) is one of the most magnificent temples and the most sacred temple on Shatrunjaya hill. After visiting the temple we will visit the Chaumukha or the four faced temple. It has an image of Adinath facing out in the four cardinal directions. Later we drive to Gondal. Gondal was once the centre of a former prosperous princely state. Overnight Gondal.
Day 03: GONDAL – JUNAGADH
After breakfast visit Naulakha Palace, Orchard Palace and the royal garages in Gondal. Naulakha palace was built during the 17th century, and is the oldest palace in Gondal. This palace was constructed in nine lakhs and thus named so. There are stone carvings with exquisite balconies, a fabulous pillared courtyard, delicately carved arches, and a unique spiral staircase in the palace. The Orchard Palace is located in a huge complex of fruit orchards, lawns and gardens, and is a wing of the Huzoor Palace (the present royal residence) where the ruling family of Gondal entertained guests. The Royal Garages have an extensive collection of vintage and classic cars, sports cars, numerous imposing American cars from the World War II and post-war period. Later continue drive to Junagadh. Junagadh is situated in the Saurashtra region at the foot of the temple-studded Mount Girnar, on the northern fringes of the Gir forest. The city takes its name from the Fort that enclosed the medieval town. Overnight Junagadh.
Day 04: JUNAGADH – GIR NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast visit Mount Girnar Hill. Mount Girnar is one of the hills which is most sacred to the Jain community. Various Jain temples and Hindu temples are located on the Girnar hill which is more than 60 m in height. One of the largest and the oldest, 12th century temple dedicated to Neminath is situated on this hill. Besides this, the Bhavnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the temple of Amba Mata are also situated on this hill. After visiting these temples we visit the Mahabat Maqbara. This mosque is a stunning mausoleum of one of the Nawabs of Junagadh, built in 1892. It is resplendent with silver doors and intricate architecture, including minarets encircled by spiraling stairways. Later drive to Gir National Park. Gir is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and has a thriving population of various wildlife animals and birds. In the evening arrive in Gir National Park and drive to the hotel. Overnight Gir.
Day 05: GIR NATIONAL PARK
Day 5 and 6 are for Morning & Evening enjoy Jeep safari to explore the wildlife inside with accompanied naturalist. You will spot animal species such as Sambar and spotted deer (chital), blue bull (nilgai), chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope), chinkara (Indian gazelle) and wild boar thrive in Gir. Jackal, striped hyena, jungle cat, rusty-spotted cat, langur, porcupine, black-naped Indian hare are among the other mammals of Gir. Evening enjoy delicious dinner and overnight at Gir.
Day 06: GIR – RAJKOT / DEPARTURE
After Breakfast drive to Rajkot, on arrival Rajkot transfer to the Airport / Railway Station to catch flight / Train for onwards destination with the happy memories of your tour and our services.