When it comes to the most prestigious and unforgettable historical movements that have a great place in the Indian history, the name of Gujarat is taken with respect and glory. The state – Gujarat belongs to a rich culture and history and as its result, today Gujarat has become the most traditional and historical destination in the world tourism.
Considering the glorious history, ancient monuments, historical attractions and the power of Gujarati architecture, we have built our historic architecture tour of Gujarat. This tour package is designed to take you to the history of this region and make you understand the value of culture, architecture and beauty of this place in the best way. So, let us find out the complete itinerary of our historic architecture tour of Gujarat to make you know what will you do during this tour.
Tour Places - Gir National Park
Day 1 – Visiting Baroda, Champaner, Panchmahals & Chhota Udaipur
The first day of your historic architecture tour of Gujarat starts with your arrival at Baroda where our representative will take you to various attractions of the city like many famous art galleries, museums and many others. After that, leave for next place, Champaner which is a beautiful walled citadel built in 16th century. This attraction is also listed as world heritage by UNESCO. After visiting this Indo-Saracenic attraction, leave for the beautiful Panchmahals district and then, Chhota Udaipur where you will get to see beautifully made traditional houses, craft and art work of tribal people living there.
Day 2 –Depart For Ahemdabad
Next morning, leave for next destination that is Ahemdabad which is famous for many beautiful monuments. There are several ancient mausoleum and mosques of 15th or 16th century and all of them are the remarkable instances of Indo-Saracenic tradition of Gujarat. Here, you will love exploring the work of Luis Kahn and Le Corbusier. Moreover, a visit to Gandhi Ashram and other historical museum will surely add more to your knowledge and fun in your tour.
Day 3 – Visiting Ahemdabad & Depart For Palitana Via Lothal
In the morning, get ready for an exciting walking tour to visit the ancient havelis in Ahemdabad. These havelis are famous for the beautiful woodcarvings. After a great time visiting havelis, set off for next destination and on the route, stop by Lothal which is a heritage site and an excavation of the Indus civilization dates back to 2400 to 1600 BC. At this place, you will love seeing sanitary drainage, town planning, pottery work, copper work, dockyards and standardised measures and weights. After a historical visit to Lothal, drive straight to the Palitana which is a beautiful family-run hotel located at Adpur.
Day 4 –Palitana Visit & Diu
In the morning, get ready to visit the beautiful Jain temple which is located on the Shatrunjaya Hill on Palitana. It is a beautiful complex comprising of 860 temples of Jainism. After a sacred visit to this complex, move to next destination – Diu where you will get a chance to see churches of 17th century and an ancient Portuguese Fort of 16th century. To stay in this place, you can stay at places like Radhika or Richie-Rich which are located around Diu beaches.
Day 5 – Somnath To Gir National Park
Next morning, be ready to a holy visit to Somnath and after that, drive to Gir National park to enjoy safari and other wildlife.
Day 6 – Visiting Gir, Junagarh & Gondal
In the morning, a thrilling drive game is planned for you in the park where you will see the Asiatic Lions and other unseen animal and bird species. After that, depart for Junagarh where you will see attractions like Palace museum, Buddhist caves, royal mausoleum complexes and historical forts. Then, set off for next destination – Gondal where you will see the ancient Naulakha Palace which is an attraction built in 1748 AD.
Day 7 – Dasada Visit
Wake up in the morning as your drive to next destination – Dasada is scheduled where you can visit the famous village of artisans. After that, get a tour to the mini Rann of Kutch where you will see desert wildlife at the Jhijhwada village. In Dasada, you will get accommodation at Rann Riders resort.
Day 8 – Danta Visit
In the morning, set off for Danta passes where you will find the greatest examples of ancient architecture of Chalukyan period in Sun Temple located at Modhera, the Patan’sstepwell, ancient Vadnagar monuments and Taranga’s ancient Jain temples. Here, you will enjoy your stay at Bhavani Villa which is a heritage hotel in Danta.
Day 9 – Visiting Mt Abu, Udaipur, Dungarpur & Ahmedabad
So, this is your last day of your historic architecture tour of Gujarat in which you will visit places like Mt Abu, Udaipur and Dungarpur and at last, you will reach in Ahemdabad where your tour ends.