Best Dwarka Trip Package
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Accommodation in a well appointed room
Meal as per hotel plan
All Toll taxes, Parking & State Tax.
Anything not mentioned under ‘Package Inclusions’
All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
Best Dwarka Trip Package, Day 1 – Arrival in Dwarka
On reaching Dwarka, head to the hotel.
The city of Dwarka, considered as one of the sacred Hindu pilgrimages of India, lies in the state of Gujarat. Previously, it was part of the Jamnagar district, but later came under the jurisdiction of the Devbhoomi Dwarka district. As per legends, this place was the kingdom of Lord Krishna. Being a religious place, it receives hordes of devotees all across the year.
Upon reaching the hotel, complete all the check-in formalities and repose for some time. Thereafter, pay a visit to the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, which lies between the Dwarka city and the island of Beyt Dwarka. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this shrine enshrines one of the world’s 12 swayambhu jyothirlingas.
Later, head to Gopi Talav, a small pond, which as per legends is the sacred place where gopis came to catch a glimpse of Lord Krishna. Thereafter, take a ferry ride to the island of Bet Dwarka. On reaching the destination, visit the Rukmini Devi Temple, which is devoted to Lord Krishna’s wife, Rukmini.
Also, visit the famous Dwarkadhish Temple to attend the evening prayers. Also known as Jagat Mandir, this holy place is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and it is believed that original structure of the temple was built by Lord Krishna’s grandson, Vajranabha.
Later, return to the hotel in Dwarka for an overnight stay.
Day 2 – Transfer from Dwarka to Somnath | En route Visit Porbandar
Today, you can attend the morning prayers (optional) at Dwarkadhish Temple. Thereafter, you can have your breakfast before leaving the hotel to proceed towards Somnath, where lies the famous Somnath Mahadev Temple. On the way, halt at Porbandar, which is the birthplace of the father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi. Explore the city for a little while before leaving for Somnath.
On reaching the destination, pay a visit to the Somnath Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The present structure was built in the year 1951, and it displays Chalukyan style architecture. You can attend the evening prayers of the temple or enjoy the Sound and Light Show organised here.
Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Somnath/Veraval.
Day 3 – Transfer from Somnath to Ahmedabad (Sightseeing tour in Ahmedabad)
Soon after arrival at Ahmedabad airport/railway station, proceed towards the hotel. After resting for sometime, head for a sightseeing tour of this city.
Start the tour with a visit to Gandhi Ashram, which was the abode of Mahatma Gandhiji till the time he left for Dandi March. It is situated on the banks of Sabarmati River and hence, is popularly known as Sabarmati Ashram. This ashram served as an important centre for activities related to Indian independence and upliftment of society. It now houses a museum, which exhibits various photographs, manuscripts, paintings and literature books written by Gandhiji. Some items related to Gandhiji, such as a spinning wheel and writing desk are also showcased inside this museum.
After exploring this place, head towards the beautifully-constructed Hutheesing Jain Temple. This temple, built by a rich merchant named Sheth Hutheesing, is a revered shrine for Jainism followers. The presiding deity in this temple is Shri Dharmnath, who was the 5th Jain Tirthankar. Sonpura and Salat community artisans and craftsmen involved in the construction of this temple have done excellent carving work on the stones. An attractive feature of this temple is the 78-feet tall Mahavir Stambha, which lies in the outer courtyard.
Thereafter, continue sightseeing and visit the small town of Adalaj. The prominent attraction of this place is the Adalaj Stepwell. This extraordinary vav or stepwell was built by Queen Rudabai in the year 1499. It is an excellent example of Indo-Islamic style of architecture and has Islamic floral patterns and exquisite carvings on the walls and pillars. Along with its architecture, this place is also recognised for being a holy site.
A trip to Ahmedabad is not complete without visiting the beautiful Akshardham Temple. Spread over a land area of approximately 23 acres, this structure is constructed using pink sandstone. The entire construction of this 108-feet tall structure is done in accordance with Vastu Shastra. The centre of attraction of this temple is the 7-foot tall, gold-leafed statue of Lord Swaminarayan.
After this trip, return to the hotel and enjoy a peaceful night stay