We have always stated Gujarat to be a happy land. But we are also bowled over with its versatility. It is home, exclusively, to some of the most magnificent wildlife. The state showcases, beautifully, the coming together of Hindu, Jain and Muslim architecture; and their influences on one another. And when you throw in the neighbouring Union Territory of Diu with its Portuguese influence, you have a delicious mix of culture for this trip. Diu, Illa da Calma or the Isle of Calm, is as the name suggests.
Take a safari in Gir and hopefully meet the King of the jungle. Meet the Siddi community – African by ethnicity but Indian by nationality. Don't you wonder, sometimes, that ours is not just a country but a whole world!
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Dates: 18th Nov - 25th Nov 2017
Ex – Ahmedabad Airport
Duration – 7N/8D
Price: INR 37,000+5% GST
Reach Ahmedabad. Today, we are exploring the architectural and gastronomical wonder that Ahmedabad is. Visit museums, stepwells and the beautiful water show at the Akshardham temple. Overnight at Ahmedabad
Although Ahmedabad is a very progressive city, its traditions are equally fascinating. And what better way to understand that than to take a heritage walk in the walled city. Rest of the day, visit the Sabarmati Ashram, binge on the amazing food, take strolls around the river and shop at the roadside market. Take an overnight bus to Diu.
20th & 21st November Arrive at Diu and soak in the calm. We walk around the fort area and enjoy the old world charm. Visit the beaches, enjoy the sunsets and engage in some beach therapy. We will take a peek in the lives of the fishermen and eat some amazing food. Overnight at Diu.
We re-enter Gujarat and visit a beautiful waterfall. Explore the ancient temple of Somnath and reach Sasan Gir, the home to Asiatic Lions. Enjoy a documentary on the Asiatic lions and relax. Overnight at Gir.
Hop on to the early morning safari to visit the national park. Witness the wildlife in their element and spot the Asiatic lion, if you are lucky. Today you also get too meet Siddis, the African-origin community living in India for centuries. See them perform and understand the origin of “Dhamal”. Overnight at Gir
24th November Go for another trek early morning around the river. Today, we will explore Junagadh, a princely estate of the past, and its famous monuments. Take the overnight bus to Ahmedabad.
Arrive at Ahmedabad airport early morning. Tour ends.
Non AC sleeper bus ticket from Ahmedabad to Diu (AC buses are not available on this route)
AC sleeper/Volvo bus ticket from Junagadh to Ahmedabad
Transport in a AC Tempo Traveller/Innova throughout the trip. Auto Rickshaws to Ahmedabad airport on the last day.
Parking and Toll
Heritage walks, Village walks, Cultural performances
Gir Safari and open Jeep Charges
All entry and permit charges to monuments and national parks.
Flights to Ahmedabad and back, from your city of residence.
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25% of the trip cost if cancelled 60 days in advance.
50% of the trip cost if cancelled 59 to 16 days in advance.
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The stay in Diu is basic but clean and safe homestay in the fort area. The idea is to be close to the Portuguese-influenced area and walk around to the fort.
The stay in Gir is a Jungle resort. Enjoy the forest all the while conscious of the fact that it is home to wildlife and we are outsiders there.
Stay in Ahmedabad is a conveniently located hotel to be able to explore the city