Rajkot Dwarka Trip Package
- Accommodation in a well appointed room
- 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
Soon after arrival at Ahmedabad airport/railway station, proceed towards the hotel. After resting for sometime in the hotel, you can go out and explore this largest city of Gujarat.
Ahmedabad is located on the bank of River Sabarmati, and was the capital city of Gujarat from 1960 to 1970. This city has splendid cultural traditions, which make it renowned amongst people. Not only huge temples pertaining to Hinduism, it also has magnificent mosques built by the Mughals. There are several attractions in the city that can be explored while taking a tour of it.
You can explore and admire this historic and religious city of Gujarat. Praise its spectacular art and architecture depicting fine craftsmanship skills. You can also enjoy your day having delicious and mouth-watering Gujarati foods.
Later, return to the hotel for a peaceful night stay.
Day 2 – Sightseeing Tour in Ahmedabad
As soon as you freshen up, move out for a sightseeing trip of Ahmedabad.
You can start your trip by visiting the remarkable and historic Sabarmati Ashram. This ashram was famous because Mahatma Gandhi stayed here from 1915 to 1933. It has witnessed the struggle of Indian independence closely. An important part of ashram is its Sangrahalaya, inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1963. It houses Gandhi Ji’s manuscripts, photographs, films and books. Sabarmati Ashram has always been a major attraction for historic scholars and tourists.
After visiting Sabarmati Ashram, move ahead to Jumma Masjid, located in the old city of Ahmedabad. It was built under the patronage of Sultan Ahmed Shah – the founder of Ahmedabad – in the 1420s. Jumma Masjid is now popularly known as Jama Masjid, and is a perfect blend of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. The courtyard of this edifice is made of white marble and has a large arch in the front. Its walls are beautifully carved and mesmerise travellers coming from all across the world.
Another revered site here is the Hutheesing Jain Temple, which is held in high regard by Jainism followers. Dedicated to the 15th Jain Tirthankara Dharmanath, this shrine attracts a large number of devotees from the aforementioned religion. Not only devotees, but a lot of art lovers frequent it for it has intricate marble carvings on the exteriors and interiors.
Later, pay a visit to the Calico Museum, which is one of the oldest textile museums in India. It has a huge collection of fabrics and handicrafts. Calico Museum also has shawls and handmade clothes, which are almost 500 years old. This museum is maintained by the Sarabhai foundation, which houses and preserves major collection of religious art.
Day 3 – Ahmedabad to Rajkot | Sightseeing in Rajkot
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and move towards the transport junction in Ahmedabad, from where you will depart to Rajkot. On arrival, meet your Yatra tour representative. Take your designated vehicle and embark towards your hotel. Check-in and rest for some time.
Later, you can step out of the hotel to enjoy your day exploring one of the cleanest cities of India – Rajkot. This city is situated on the banks of the Ali and Nyasa rivers. Rajkot has played a significant role during the time of the Indian freedom struggle. This place is rich in cultural heritage, with impressive traces of the ancient, medieval and contemporary past. Unlike any other city of Gujarat, where Gujarati culture is pre-eminent, Rajkot is a multi-cultural city.
While being here, you are recommended not miss the chance to visit the Watson Museum, which is amongst the oldest and largest museums of Gujarat. This museum houses a library, and is famous for its painting collection and artefacts. You will also find an amazing collections of artefacts related to the Harappan civilisation.
Kaba Gandhi No Delo – the place where Gandhiji spent his childhood – is a major heritage site here in Rajkot. You can also explore the Ramakrishna Ashram, which is a haven of peace and spirituality. It is dedicated to the revered Indian mystic Ramakrishna – a 19th-century mystic with a huge following.
After a hectic day, you can go back to the hotel in Rajkot and spend the night sleeping peacefully.
Day 4 – Rajkot to Dwarka | Sightseeing in Dwarka
As soon as you wake up, check-out from the hotel and depart to Dwarka. Upon arrival in Dwarka, meet your Yatra tour representative. You will now be transferred to the hotel, where you will check-in and relax for a while.
After relaxing, step out and explore Dwarka through a sightseeing tour. This city is considered as the site of the ancient, mythological kingdom of Lord Krishna. It is situated at the western end of the Kathiawar peninsula, where River Gomti meets the Arabian Sea. The glorious past of this city has been described in various texts of Hindu mythology. As per theories given by several theologists, it is assumed that after the death of Lord Krishna, a part of Dwarka immersed into the sea. Efforts are still being made to rediscover the immersed land. You can witness the majestic beauty, religious aura and brilliant architecture of the city by visiting its historic monuments and prominent shrines.
Start your sightseeing tour by visiting the renowned Dwarkadhish Temple, popularly known as Jagat Mandir. Having an ancient origin, the temple was renovated several times over the course of history. After Adi Shankaracharya visited it, the temple was added to the Char Dham pilgrimage in India. The majestic, traditional architecture of this shrine is worth a thousand praises.
After this, move ahead to see the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, which is commonly known as the Nagnath temple. It is considered as the 10th holy Jyotirlinga, which is a widely-debated fact amongst scholars. The architectural beauty of this temple is magnificent, and follows the design plan as most of the temples in the North.
Later, move ahead to visit the beautiful Beyt Dwarka island, which is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna used to stay with his wide consort Rukmani. Apart from housing a famous temple, it earns popularity for picnics and marine excursions as well as dolphin sightings.
Day 5 – Dwarka to Porbandar | Sightseeing in Porbandar
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Porbandar.
Porbandar is the renowned coastal city of Gujarat that is famous as the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. This city is also known for its rich natural resources and beautiful seashore. According to Hindu mythology, Sudama – the childhood friend of Lord Krishna – was also born here. Travellers get mesmerised by its rich classical roots, history and plenteous beauty of this place.
On reaching here, check-in at the pre-arranged hotel and relax for some time. Later, begin your sightseeing tour of the city.
Start your sightseeing tour of Porbandar by visiting the famous Sudama Temple. It is a significant religious edifice built during the early years of the 20th century. The present, magnificent structure is built at the site, where an old temple of Sudama existed in the past. A temple, not religious albeit historical, in the city is Kirti Mandir, which was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba. It has now been converted into a small museum with a library and prayer hall.
After visiting Sudama Temple, you can go to visit the Porbandar Bird Sanctuary. It is located in the heart of the city, and has a lake attracting innumerable migratory birds. It is quite famous for sightings of flamingos and provides a perfect setting to photographers and avid birdwatchers. Here you can spend some quality time away from the hustle-bustle of the crowd.
Also worth visiting is the fortified palace of Darbargadh, which stands as a fine example of royal enclosures in Gujarat. Another huge edifice is the Huzoor Palace, which is built in a regal European style, with porticoes and neoclassical pillars as its main architectural elements.
Afterwards, you can move ahead to the historic Nehru Planetarium. It is significant because it is dedicated to the famous and historic Non Co-operation movement, which was initiated by Mahatma Gandhi. The planetarium houses some important photographs from the Indian freedom movement. Different kinds of shows are also organised here on a regularly basis, especially for tourists and students.
Day 6 – Porbandar to Diu
Today in the morning, leave from Porbandar for Diu. Upon arrival in Diu, meet your Yatra tour representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Check-in and relax for some time.
Afterwards, step out and explore the town of Diu on your own. This place is a perfect amalgamation of the sea, sun and land. It features some really mesmerising tourist spots, which are rich in flora, fauna, heritage and culture. Diu has a long historic background as it was ruled by many rulers from different dynasties. Forts and seashore altogether give it spectacular scenic beauty and a quaint charm like nowhere else. It has emerged as a major tourist spot, comprising beautiful beaches, revered temples and colonial edifices.
After travelling through the streets of Diu and beholding its sites, come back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7 – Sightseeing in Diu
As soon as you wake up, get ready for the sightseeing tour of Diu.
Visit the huge Diu Fort, which is a huge stone structure built in the year 1535 and renovated several times later. The fort commands a spectacular view of the adjoining sea, which surrounds it from three sides. Within the fort, there are three main churches, Venetian bungalows and stone mansions, which speak of various architectural advancements. Another major seaside citadel is the Fortress of Panikota, which lies right at the mouth of the creek. The lighthouse and chapel inside the fort are quite famous amongst travellers coming here for sightseeing.
After visiting the Diu Fort, move ahead to see the Diu Museum. If you want to know more about this town, this is the best place to visit. This museum was once a part of the beautiful old St. Thomas Church, which was built using the Gothic architectural style in 1598. This museum houses important antiquities related to the town, such as stone inscriptions, wood carvings and idols.
Later, as the evening approaches, you can enjoy some time at the Jallandhar Beach. This beach is famous for its cleanliness and serene beauty as well as the shrine of a demon, who was killed by Lord Krishna.