Ahmedabad Bhavnagar Diu Trip Package
Meal as per hotel plan
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle.
All Toll taxes, Parking & State Tax.
9% government service tax
Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions’
All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals.
Day 1 – Arrival in Ahmedabad | Sightseeing in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad Bhavnagar Diu trip package,Ahmedabad is the largest city of Gujarat and also culturally significant. The city was founded somewhere in the 11th century and shot to political importance after Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi made it his base. It has a vibrant culture, and numerous state and national festivals are celebrated here with a lot of zeal.After checking-in at the hotel, relax for a while and then visit the famous Ambaji Temple.
This magnificent shrine is located in the town of Ambaji in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. It is a white structure built in traditional style, with an open pillared hall and a main sanctum. The temple has richly-decorated exteriors and interiors. Its sanctum is devoid of any idol and instead, a sacred symbol is worshipped here. After admiring the temple’s beauty, return to the hotel in Ahmedabad for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 2 – Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar | Palitana Temples
In the morning, check-out of the hotel and proceed towards Bhavnagar.On arrival in Bhavnagar, visit Palitana Jain temples near the city.Palitana Temples, 863 in total, are constructed atop a hill called Shatrunjaya. It is said to be the site where Adinatha – the first Jain Tirthankara – delivered his first sermon. The summit is reached via a flight of 3750 steps and is frequented by people in large numbers. Jains believe that visiting these temples on the hill will lead them to eternal salvation.
Day 3 – Bhavnagar to Diu
Early in the day, check-out of the hotel and move towards Diu.The seaside town of Diu is located in the southern extreme of Gujarat. It is separated from the Indian mainland by a narrow strip of the inlet called the Gulf of Khambhat. This little town was a busy seaport between the 14th and 16th centuries, and was essential for the rulers of those days to maintain their influence in the region. Diu is dotted with serene beaches, historical Portuguese forts, churches and heritage museums.
Day 4 – Sightseeing in Diu
In the morning, set out for a sightseeing tour in the region. On this tour, visit the sacred Gangeshwar Mahadev temple, located about 3 km from Diu. It has an amazing setting with expansive fields on one side and the endless sea on the other. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has five Shiva lingas of different sizes. As per legends, they were erected by the Pandavas during their 13 years of exile, hence the lingas are of different sizes.
Day 5 – Diu to Somnath | Sightseeing in Somnath
In the morning, check-out of the hotel and travel to Somnath.Here, pay homage at the famous Somnath Temple, one of the most important shrines of Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas or pillars of light, which are regarded as sacred manifestations of Shiva. As per an inscription found near the temple, it is located at such a point that between it and Antarctica, there is no structure or land.
From this iconic shrine, proceed to Bhalka Tirth, which a prominent temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is situated at the site where according to Bhagavata Purana, Lord Krishna was shot in the feet by a hunter who mistook him for prey. The sanctum of this shrine has a reclining statue of Lord Krishna and that of the hunter in front of him. There is a square-shaped reservoir in the complex, with a small temple at its centre.