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 VIBRANT GUJARAT  & LIONS

Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Day 02: Excursion to Elephant Caves.Afternoon city tour of Mumbai
Day 03: Fly Mumbai to Ahmedabad. Afternoon city tour
Day 04: Excursion to Patan & Modhera
Day 05: Excursion to Lothal and drive to Bhavnagar
Day 06: Excursion Palitana and continue drive to Diu
Day 07: Drive to Sasangir, Evening game drive
Day 08: Morning & Evening game drive
Day 09: Drive to Rajkot and afternoon guided tour
Day 10: Drive to Bhuj
Day 11: Full day guided tour to Kutch
Day 12: Morning visit Kutch village
Day 13:Drive to Ahmedabad via Zainabad
Day 14: Fly to Mumbai

Gujrat


Where azure seas meet sparkling sands, blushing sunsets embraces rosy dawns. The jungles are verdant, lush and green, where lion`s prowl and flamingoes preen. Marble temples white and pure; reflect the glory of the days of yore. Age-old palaces browned in the sun and water parks for a day of fun. Here tribal life is a celebration, of music, dance and multicolored traditions.


Mumbai


Mumbai (Bombay) is the vibrant and pulsating capital of Maharashtra. For over a century, Mumbai has been a commercial and industrial centre of India with a magnificent harbour, imposing multi-storeyed buildings, crowded thoroughfares, busy markets, shopping centers and beautiful tourist spots. The British acquired Mumbai from the Portuguese in 1665 and handed it over to the East India Company in 1671 for a handsome annual rent of Sterling Pounds 10 in Gold. Later, these seven islands were joined together by causeways and bridges in 1862.


Ahmedabad


Gujarat`s principle city, Ahmedabad is a major industrial centre, often called the "Manchester of the East". Originally founded in 1411 by Ahmed Shah, Ahmedabad attained its grandeur in the 17th Century. After the arrival of the British, it became important because of its industries. It is famous as the home of Mahatma Gandhi`s Sabarmati Ashram, from where the famous Dandi March commenced.


Bhavnagar


Once the capital of a princely state, Bhavnagar was founded in 1743. It is now a flourishing port on the Gulf of Khambhat. The Bhavnagar lock-gate keeps ships afloat in the city`s port at low tide.


Rajkot


Rajkot is founded in the year of 1610 by Vibhaji Jadeja & Raju Sandhi. Rajkot was once the capital of the princely state of Saurashtra. Today it is best known as the town where Mahatma Gandhi spent the early years of his life when his father was a Diwan or Prime Minister to the king of Saurashtra.


Bhuj


Bhuj, the westernmost city of India, is a treasure trove of heritage and culture. Like few other towns, which have escaped the tourist invasion in India, Bhuj offers to the traveler hospitality hitherto unseen in modern times. Bhuj is known for its small, meandering streets, palaces and temples. It also has the oldest museum in the state of Gujarat.


Sasangir


The Sasangir National Park and Lion Sanctuary in the Kathiwad peninsula of Gujarat has the distinction of being the last earthly refuge of the majestic Asiatic lion (Panthera leo). It is home of some 300 lions of this close to being extinct Asiatic species. The Park is a popular tourist destination, with some sixty thousand wide-eyed tourists visiting the Park in the hope of catching a glimpse of the proud and rare lion in 1999-2000. Apart from the Asiatic Lions, the park is also home to large number of chitals, chinkara, leopard, wild ass and many other animals.


Modera/Patan


Modhera: The sun Temple of Modera is one of the finest example of Indian temple architecture of its period. Built in 1026 A.D. the temple is dedicated to the Sun Goa, Surya and stands high on a plinth overlooking a deep stone- steeped tank. Every inch of the edifice, both inside and outside is magnificently carved with Gods and Goddesses, birds, beasts and flower Patan: 73 Kms from Balaram. Patan has over 100 beautifully carved Jain temples & many attractive traditional carved wooden houses. It is the centre for fine textiles particularly silk patola sarees produced by the characteristic `ikat` technique.



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