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$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Full-Day City Tour in Ahmedabad with Akshardham

You will be greeted by your guide in Ahmedabad hotel at 9:00am and start your tour with a visit to the Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, commonly known as Jama Masjid of Delhi. The Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India and was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 -1656 on 1 million rupees. It was inaugurated by imam from Bukhara (Uzbekistan in present day). Then you will visit Siddi Siyed Mosque as one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad built in 1573. It was built by Sidi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, a General in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate. From here you will visit Hathee Singh Jain Temple. The construction of the temple originally was initiated by Shet Hathisinh Kesarisinh, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader. The construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar after his death. After you will visit Gandhi Ashram (Sabarmati Ashram), which is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad on the banks of the River Sabarmati. This was one of the residences of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, generally known as Mahatma Gandhi, who lived here for about twelve years along with his wife Kasturba Gandhi. You will also see some Ashram attractions, such as Magan Niwas, Upasana Mandir (Prathana Bhoomi) and Hriday Kunj.At 1:00pm you will make a stop at the popular restaurant Agashiye (or similar) for lunch. After lunch at 1:30pm you will proceed to Adalaj Stepwell to see unique Hindu "water building" in the village of Adalaj. The 5-story deep step-well was built in 1499 by the Muslim king Mohammed Begda for Queen Rani Roopba, wife of Veer Singh, the Vaghela chieftain. The step-wells were once integral to the semiarid regions of Gujarat as they provided basic water needs for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colorful festivals and sacred rituals. Then you will visit Akshardham Temple, a Swaminarayan temple complex. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. Your journey will come to an end at 4:30pm and be transferred back to you hotel in Ahmedabad.

$25 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Half-Day Trip To Ahmedabad

Morning pickup at 10:00 AM and proceed for 4-hour Ahmedabad sightseeing tour with first visit to the Hathee Singh Jain Temple. It is a white marble temple built in 1850 and is named after a rich merchant named Seth Hathee Singh who built it. The courtyard of this 2-storeyed temple is surrounded by 52 small shrines dedicated to various Tirthankars (spiritual teachers) of Jainism. The major attraction of this temple is a 78ft high Mahavir Stambha (tower).  Next visit the Sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque built in 1573 by Sidi Saiyyed - an army general of the last Sultan of Gujarat, Shams-Ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III - with help of 45 craftsmen. It is said to be the symbol of architectural beauty in Ahmedabad as it is renowned for its intricately-carved latticework on windows and floral designs covering the whole structure. The “Tree of Life” depicting a tree with intertwined branches displaying fine lace filigree work is the prime highlight of this mosque. Outside the mosque’s complex, is a small water pond where devotees halt for ablution before entering the prayer hall. It is must-visit for photography enthuiasts and architecture lovers.  Later, visit the Sabarmati Ashram that was relocated in 1917 on the banks of Sabarmati River. It was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi - the Father of the Nation and his wife for about 12 years. Now, it is a museum named Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi with huge national significance. It features a gallery of life-size oil paintings and photo enlargements depicting the major life events of Mahatma Gandha. It exhibits famous quotations and other relics of Mahatma Gandhi. There is also a library section within the museum where you will find thousands of books based upon life, woprk and teachings of Gandhi.  Your Ahmedabad Sightseeing tour ends here and you will be dropped-off at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Patan Modhera Day Trip from Ahmedabad

Meet your guide at hotel lobby in Ahmedabad at 09.00 am and leave to Patan. Patan is an ancient fortified town which was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. He named the city Anhilpur Patan or "Anhilwad Patan" after his close friend and Prime Minister Anhil shepherd. Historian Tertius Chandler estimates that Anhilwara was the tenth-largest city in the world in the year 1000 with a population of approximately 100,000. You will visit Rani ki vav, a stepwell in Patan that is an excellent example of subterranean architecture Sahastralinga Talav. The architecture of this tank integrated the great sense of water management and sanctity of water in the Hindu religion. The Khan Sarovar is located just outside the South Gate.Make a stop for lunch where you will get to choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested at your own expense. After lunch continue on to visit Modhera. There you will see The Sun Temple, a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102 km from Ahmedabad. You will see the main hall and shrine all reached through a complex, pillared pavilion with beautiful columns and magnificent carvings decorating it's hall. At the end of your journey at 4:30pm, sit back and relax on the drive back to your centrally located hotel in Ahmedabad.

$75 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Tour: Ahmedabad City with Dinner and Utensil Museum

At 4pm, you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and drive to your first stop, Sarkhej Rosa mosque, on this private evening tour. Your guide will discuss the early Islamic architecture and its original use of Sarkhej Rosa as a mausoleum. Next, you'll make your way to the Sabarmati River and you'll walk along the east and west sides of the promenade. Although you will not walk its full 7-mile length, your guide will provide insight into this two-level continuous promenade made for pedestrians and cyclists.After spending some time along the river, you'll make your way to your vehicle and proceed to the traditionally designed Vishalla Restaurant. Before dinner, you will visit the one-of-a-kind Utensil Museum housed in a traditional hut. Here, you'll admire and become cultured in old Indian utensils in this collection.While waiting for your freshly prepared dinner to be cooked and served (about 25-30 minutes), you will enjoy cultural performances like folk dance and puppet shows in the open-air entertainment area. Savor a typical traditional dinner served on a plate made of leaves and while seated on the ground. You'll be surrounded by a village-like atmosphere with the servers dressed in dhoti kurta with topi (traditional Indian style garment and cap) and lanterns used for lighting. When dinner is finished around 9pm, you will return to your hotel in Ahmedabad.

$540 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 3-Day Tour to Delhi Agra and Jaipur from Ahmedabad with One-Way Flight

Day 1: Ahmedabad to Delhi + City Tour and Drive to Agra (No Meal)Pickup at 6am from your Hotel in Ahmedabad and Transfer to airport flight to Delhi.Arrival at Delhi Airport, then proceed on the half-day city tour of Delhi. In New Delhi you'll visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. You'll also see the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan War, and drive past government buildings including the President’s House and Parliament House (Dating back to the time of British Raj).In the early evening you'll transfer to Agra (about 3 hours via expressway).Overnight: Crystal Sarover Primer or similarDay 2: Agra City Tour and drive to Jaipur (B)Get picked up from your hotel at 6am for a sunrise visit to the world famous "monument of love," The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (closed Fridays). After breakfast, visit Agra Fort and then drive back to the old walled city of Jaipur. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa-Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. The city's ancient palaces and forts have borne witness to countless royal processions and fabulous splendor.You'll also make a stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri (At your own expanse), which has been described as the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day.Overnight: Lemon Tree or similarDay 3: Jaipur City Tour and drive to Delhi (B)After breakfast, check out at 8am and proceed to visit the Amber Fort, which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan until Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. You'll also visit the Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, considered the most stunning sight in the city of Jaipur.After lunch, proceed to the City Palace, the principal residence of the ruling family, known for its stunning architecture. Part of the palace is now converted into a magnificent museum. You'll also see Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory built in the 18th century.Time permitting you will also get a look at Jaipur's cottage industry specializing in hand-woven carpets & textiles. Witness how silk carpets are made by hand.In the evening, transfer to Delhi where you'll be dropped off for next destination (At your won Flight)

$300 Day Trips & Excursions

Ahmedabad to Agra Private Day Trip with Taj Mahal and Flights

Pickup at 4am from your Hotel or Anywhere in Ahmedabad and Transfer to Ahmedabad Airport Flight to Delhi and Flight depart at 6am approx for Delhi. Arrive at 8:30am Delhi Airport and your 3 hrs drive to Agra via Yamuna Express Highway. Reach Agra and we visit - Taj Mahal (A Unesco World Heritage Site), No trip to Agra would be complete without a visit to this shimmering vision of domes and minarets. The world's best-known tomb stands testimony to the timeless love story of the 17th century Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and his wife - Queen Mumtaz Mahal. (Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday) Lunch Break, Lunch will be provided at the best Local Restaurant (at your own expense) Second we visit Agra Fort (A Unesco World Heritage Site), Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D, this huge fort is made of red sandstone. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. If Time permit we enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra's major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work. At the end of your Agra tour, you will be transferred back to Delhi airport to return flight back to Ahmedabad. Arrive in Ahmedabad, you will be picked up from the airport and will be dropped back off to your hotel in Ahmedabad at 10pm approx.

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