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Gujarat Special (06 Nihgts/07 Days)
(Places Covered: Ahmedabad – Bhavnaggar – Palitana – Dieu)
 
Day 01 : Arrival Ahmedabad (flight)
Arrival at Ahmadabad. The ancient largest city of Gujarat is rich in culture, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1411 and named after a Sultan, The city is known for treasure of ancient heritage of splendid monuments. old wooden sculptured houses and colorful Bazaar.Another important site in city is the Sabarmati ashram associated with apostle of peace the Mahatama Gandhi.

Visit the Jama Masjid.one of the finest mosques in India with 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at different elevations. Built by Ahmad Shah in 1423, the Masjid is located in the center of the old city. Old Bazar and Mentok Chowk further to Rani Rupmati's mosque is a fine example of the blend of the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture.Sidi Saiyad's Mosque built by the slave of Ahmed Shah, is historically important for its twin windows which have beautiful carved stone.. The important thing is don't forget to look up the Some of the buildings are beautifully carved havelis with hanging balconies and stained glass windows. They are easy to miss with all the colour at ground level. In addition its an important industrial center with textile and other industries. In spite of modernity the traditions and modernity lives together harmoniously.
Day 02 : Ahemedabad To Bhavnaggar -203 kmsBhavnagar
Leave early in the morning to Bhav nagger the capital of Saraushtra located on the bank of golf of Cambay.afternoon check in the hotel, after lunch visit the temple of Takheteshwar Situated on a hill top in Bhavnagarh. is one of the oldest temples of the Gujarat state. View around is breath taking. Including the entire cityscape and seacoast of the Gulf of Cambay.The temple is dedicated to three eyed Lord Shiva and was constructed by royal family in the memory of the popular maharaja of Bhavnagar late Maharaja Takhtasinhji. Every year thousands of people climb to this hilly temple of Takteshwar to pay the homage to Lord Shiva and get blessings by Lord. Evening stroll on the Bazzar, night in hotel.
Day 03 : Bhavnaggar to Palitana, 50 km
Leave to Paliana.a small city is the most famous Jain pilgrimage centre housing 863 jain on the single Shatrunjaya (600 m) hill are built in 11th centaury and have entered in the Guinness book of records. These temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankars. To reach at the top of the hill one needs to climb up about 5000 steps. Devotees before climbing the hill takes holy dips in the nearby river. This is the place where Jain's first Tirthankar Rushabh attained his Moksh and hence it is very sacred. The hills close at sunset and open before sunrise. One should start climbing early in the morning. it take about 2 hours for the average walkers. There are some temples in the town and a Jain museum at the base of the hill is worth to visit. Evening stroll in the town and. night in hotel.
Day 04 : Palitana to Dieu (300 km)
After early breakfast, drive to Diu an important port of 14 to 16th centaury afternoon on arrival check in hotel. Later visit Old fort. Gangeshwer temple and Museum. night in hotel.

Diu one of India's last undiscovered Gem, The word "Diu" is derived from the Sanskrit word dweep, means island. is situated on south of Gujarat at west coast of India on the Arabian Sea, its coastal length is 21 kms. For long period it was colonized by Portuguese even after India got independence, Between 14th to 16th century, this tiny island was one of India's best sea ports, an important trading centre and a naval base. Today, it is a serenely beautiful getaway with golden beaches, dense palm-groves and historical monuments.

Gangeshwar Temple: Located in the Fudam village about three km out of Diu town dedicated to Shiva. The temple is famous for its five lingas As per the. Legend these lingas were set up by the famous Pandavas. St. Thomas Church cum Museum (Shell museum) This Church has been transformed into Museum by the local authorities. The Church - Museum contains wood carvings statues, idols and other significant relic gathered from many sites.

Diu Fort located along the coastal side of the island. It is built about between 1535 and 1541 AD. One can get splendid view of sea from here. St. Paul's Church. was built in 1691, It is among the most elaborate of all the Portuguese churches in India.
Day 05/ 06 : Dieu
DieuMorning visit the fish market. Day at leisure for Beach activities. For those are sportive can engage in water scooters. swimming, sunbathing, and surfing etc.night in hotel. Visit Diu. Gangeshwar Temple - is situated 3km away from Diu town in Fudam village. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, St. Thomas Church - Museum - St. Thomas's Church that has now been taken over by the authorities and converted into the Diu Museum. Diu Fort - Diu Fort is an expansive and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. It was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD.

St. Paul's Church - St. Paul's Church is the only active church till date. The church adorned with curiously treated volutes and shell - like motifs and the magnificent wood carving is considered to be the most elaborate of all the Portugese churches in India. St. Paul Church, built in 1691.

Relax on Beach - A perfect semi circle beach where the gentle lapping waves beckon you to wade into them for a fun filled time of swimming.
Day 07 : Departure Transfer
Today transfer to airport for your on ward flight.
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