Welcome to Saurashtra

Saurashtra is mainly flat and its rare hills are often sacred, including the spectacular, temple-topped Shatrunjaya and Girnar. The peninsula is liberally endowed with wildlife sanctuaries, notably Sasan Gir, where Asia’s last wild lions roam. Saurashtra is also where Gandhi was born and raised; you can visit several sites associated with his life.

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Saurashtra activities

$850 Cultural & Theme Tours

Handicrafts in Gujarat - Rich Craft Heritage of Gujarat

Handicrafts in Gujarat – Craft Heritage of Gujarat Highlights • Visit Calico Museum of Textiles, one of India’s leading specialized textile museums • Experience the 1748 AD Naulakha Palace at Gondal which houses the erstwhile ruling family’s private collection • Visit Jetpur for screen and block printing workshops and a yarn-dyeing center • Stopover at Rajkot for Watson Museum and Rashtriya Shala, the hand-weaving community • Explore craft villages around Bhuj for distinctive styles of embroidery and other handiwork like weaving, block-printing, Rogan Painting, etc • Visit tie-and-dye center at Mandvi, a 400-year old shipyard and an exquisite Jain Temple complex • Get amazed at Bhungas and Rabari embroidery at Mandvi • En-route visit Wadhwan for tie-and-dye, weaving and metal crafts • Explore villages around Little Rann of Kutch for Tribal craft and culture • Day trip to Patan to watch the Salvis at work on the Patola, one of the richest silk textiles in the world Inclusions • Accommodation in a double / twin room with Breakfast (Except in Bhuj, Mandvi, and Dasada) • Monument Entry Fees • 1 Safari in Little Rann of Kutch • A car with experienced driver on disposal for 11 days – AC Toyota Innova • Packaged water in the car • All currently applicable taxes Exclusions • Any airfare or train fare • Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’ • Expenses of personal nature such as gratuities, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc. • India visa charges • Travel insurance Expert Travel Opinion House of MG in Old City area of Ahmedabad is renowned for its two ethnic cuisine restaurants. “Green House” serves local Gujarati snacks and ice creams and “Agashiye” is an iconic restaurant serving wholesome Gujarati set meal (popularly known as a “Thali”). Extremely popular!Vishala, a village themed ethnic cuisine restaurant is a popular outdoor dining option in Ahmedabad for travellers for winter evenings. The Utensil Museum is situated within the Vishala premises and hence, it is popular for travellers interested in Handicrafts in Gujarat to spend the evenings at Vishala after visiting the Utensil Museum.Rajkot is one of the hubs for Kathiawari Cuisine, the ethnic cuisine of the Saurashtra region. At Rajkot, you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Thali Lunch at Hotel Grand Thakar for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region. Kutch region around Bhuj has its own unique ethnic cuisine. At Bhuj you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Kutchi Thali Lunch at Hotel Prince for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region, while absorbing the intricacies of the handicrafts in Gujarat.

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Walk through Old Ahmedabad

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratThe first Swaminarayan temple in entire Saurashtra, which is around 200 years old, famous for its intrinsic carving and wood work.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, GujaratThe world famous jewellery market that turns into food market in eveningDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Jami MasjidThe famous mosque that was built by the founder of the city 700 years back stills stands pristine and is visited by millions of visitors every yearDuration: 20 minutes

$75 Tours & Sightseeing

Full Day tour of Rajkot City with Traditional themed Dinner

You will be picked up from your Hotel at 09.00 am to Visit various attractions of Rajkot City starting with a visit to Rajkot Zoological Park (Closed on Friday). This Zoo has rare White Tiger, pair of African Cheetah and of course lots of Asiatic Lions. One can also hire Electric Buggy Cart to visit various parts of the Zoo. Latter, proceed to visit The Watson Museum, established in the year 1888 and situated in Jubilee Garden. The same is dedicated to British Colonel James Watson who as a Political Agent of Saurashtra and is regarded as one of the finest museums of the region. Further proceed to nearby Mahatma Gandhi High School which was also known as Alfred High School was established by the British in the year 1885. The Building of this School has been built in Gothic Norman style of Architecture and it was at this School where Mahatma Gandhi misspelled the word “kettle”. Latter visit old Rajkot Town towards “Kaba Gandhi No Delo” (Closed on Sunday). It is this place where Gandhiji stayed during his early years of life at Rajkot when he was six years old and stayed for long time with his wife, Kasturba.  Proceed further for panoramic visit of The Rajkumar College of Rajkot which is one of the oldest educational establishments of Rajkot city. The main purpose of establishment of this School for education of princes from Royal Families of Kathiawar in the year 1868. Further visit The Ramkrishna Ashram which is a “math” and established in the year 1926 and illustrates the life and ideals of Ramakrishna also known as “Paramahamsa”  to promote Religious Harmony and Universal Brotherhood in the World. Proceed further to The Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum, this Museum has a great exhibit of more than 1400 Dolls from all over the World and provides insight to varied Culture, Environment, Attire and Festivals of the World. Take a Lunch Break at your own Cost at a City Restaurant and at 03.00 pm, you will be dropped off at local Bazzar in town centre for shopping on your own. Visit various Gold and Silver Smiths at Soni Bazar to see and buy the traditional and modern jewelry. At 06.00 pm, assemble at the designated point in town centre and you will be transferred to Chouki Dhani Restaurant for a live Cultural program and traditional Vegetarian Dinner. While awaiting for Dinner to be cooked and served, you will enjoy Cultural performances like Folk Dances and Puppet Shown in the open-air entertainment area. Savor a typical traditional dinner served on a plate with option of seat on the Ground and served on a Thali (Dish) place on the small Bajoth (Small Wooden Table). You will be surrounded by a village – like atmosphere with the servers dressed in traditional Kathiawari attire. When  Dinner is finished at about 10.00 pm, you will be transferred back to your respective Hotels.