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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Modhera Sun TempleYour trip starts at 0800hrs from hotel where you will meet your guide who will accompany you for the day trip. The drive to Sun Temple is approx. 2 hrs 30 minutes (depends on road and traffic conditions). The tour will start with the visit to famous Sun Temple of Mdhera. Set along the backdrop of River Pushpavati, surrounded by a terra-formed garden of flowering trees and songs of birds, rests the famed Sun temple of Modhera..A walk around the serene temple campus makes you aware of the positively strong aura of energy which the place radiates and through it brings one closer to the environs. The exclusively carved temple complex and the magnificently sculpted kund are jewels in the art of masonry of the Solanki period apparently which was also known as the Golden Age of Gujarat. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rani Ki Vav.After admiring Sun Temple you will be drive to Patan known for its century old Rani ki Vav (stepwell) an UNESCO site. Arrive at the site and admire the most famous legacies of the ancient capital city of Patan. The steps of the vav begin at ground level, leading you down through the cool air through several pillared pavilions to reach the deep well below. Admire the elaborate sculptures carved on the walls of the stepwell. The central theme is the Dasavataras, or ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, including Buddha.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Patan Patola Heritage, Patan, Patan District, GujaratAfterwards visit a private museum created and managed by one of the last living families of the world famous Patola silk sarees. The museum displays awards, certificates, photographs of celebrities, old vegetable dyes, old sarees woven by the families and other creations, a 200 years old red Patola frock for a child and some old looms, a small library and samples of single ikat textiles from various countries. The place is no doubts is the highlight of the visit. Later you will drive back to your hotel in Ahmedabad where your tour will concludeDuration: 2 hours
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rani Ki vav, GujaratThe legendary Step Wells of Gujarat are architectural marvels with exquisite sculptures that are sheer poetry in stone. More interestingly the world of Women and Water converged at the Step Wells in the medieval times. In this tour, we will first visit Raani ki vaav, a world heritage site and the grandest step-well in Gujarat built by a Queen in the memory of her husband. The tour will end with a glance into weaving of the magical Patola Sarees.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sun Temple, Modhera, Mehsana District, GujaratThe legendary Step Wells of Gujarat are architectural marvels with exquisite sculptures that are sheer poetry in stone. More interestingly the world of Women and Water converged at the Step Wells in the medieval times. In this tour, we will visit a temple dedicated to the Sun God with an ornate Step Well in Modhera. Duration: 2 hours
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rani Ki vav, GujaratWe have many monuments in India built by Kings in memory of their Queens. Rani ki Vav is a rare memorial for a King built by his Queen! This 7 storied Step Well is a world heritage sight for its incredible engineering and craftsmanship. Located on the banks of the Saraswati River, it is designed as an inverted temple with the central theme around the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu, highlighting the reverence for water. With more than 500 sculptures from the Hindu pantheon of Gods, Rani ki Vav is arguably the most extravagant water storage system in the world!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Modhera Sun Temple, Modhera, Mehsana District, GujaratWe will first visit a 11th century temple built for the Sun God. This magnificent temple was built by Bhimadeva I of the Solanki dynasty in the year 1026 on the banks of the river Pushpavati. The design of the temple is incredible. Located on the Trop of Cancer at 23.5 degrees latitude, the Sun Temple gets lit-up by the first rays of the sun on the summer solstice every year. The temple is built on a lotus shaped structure and is adorned with carvings from epics like Mahabharata, Ramayana and Kamasutra. Suryakund is the Step Well next to the Sun Temple and has a 108 temples in it!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Patan Patola Heritage, Patan, Patan District, GujaratThe Patola Saree weaving is magic in action. In todays Instant World, the Patola Sarees are a step back in time. One single Saree is made by 4 weavers over a 100 days. We will visit Patan to see a few weavers in action. The Sarees at Patan are Double Ikat, the most sophisticated weaving style in the world, in which both warp and the weft are resist-dyed prior to weaving.Duration: 1 hour
Day 1 : Ahmedabad - Visit Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum of textile, Law garden Nightmarket, Shreyas Folk Museum, Ratan Pole textile Market . Night at Ahmadabad.Day 2 : Ahmedabad - Patan - Modhera - BajanaPatan - Patola Weaving , Rani Ki Vav - Step well Architecutre, Modhera Sun Temple, Night at BajanaDay 3 : Bajana - Wadhwan - BajanaWadhwan for Bandhani Tie & Dye Work ,Brassware work , Night at BajanaDay 4 : Dhamadka - BhujDhamadka - Ajrakh Block print ,Aina Mahal - Bhuj , Kutch Museum , Prag Mahal -Bhuj. Night At BhujDay 5 : Bhuj - Banni VillagesKhavda ( embroidery products) Hodka ( Meghwal Community) Nirona ( Rogan Painting) Night at BhujDay 6 : Bhuj - JamanagarBhandhani Sarees, Bala Hanuman Temple Night at JamanagarDay 7 :Jamnagar - Jetpur - GondalLive Demonstration of Bandhani sarees Naulakha palace. vitage car collection, Night at GondalDay 8 :Gondal - Ahmedabad - Drop
Day 1 : Arrival at AhmedabadArrival at Ahmedabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the city, take a heritage walk in the old city and walk through the Swminarayan Temple, Old Bazaar and finish at Jama Mosque. Later visit Siddhi Sayyed Mosque & Jain Temple. Overnight.Day 2 : Ahmedabad - Patan - Modhera - Dasada (208 Km,5 Hours)Breakfast in Hotel start the day with the visit of Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. Continue to Dasada and enroute visit the historical city of Patan and its magnificent step well and the Sun Temple at Modhera. Continue to Dasada. Check in and overnight.Day 3 : Dasada - Bhuj (280 Km,7 Hours)Morning safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, an expanse of salty water and mud. The region is rich in animals like antelopes, wild donkeys, gazelles, desert foxes, pelicans, flamingos, cranes and storks., In the afternoon, transfer to Bhuj. Check in and overnight.Day 4 : Bhuj In the morning, Visit of desert villages inhabited by colourful tribes. These villages are famous for their precious craft activities such as ornaments made by ancient method of metallurgy, lacquered wood and fine embroidery on cloth. Overnight.Day 5 : Bhuj - Rajkot (160 Km, 4 Hours) Transfer to Rajkot,enroute visit a traditional weaving centre. Afternoon visit Gondal Palace and the Swaminarayan Temple. Dinner with an Indian family. Check in and overnight.Day 6 : Rajkot - Junagadh – Sasangir (160 km, 4 Hours) Morning drive to Junagarh, visit the imposing fort and the Buddhist caves with the edict of Ashoka and the Mausoleum of Mahabat Maqbara. Proceed to Sasangir. Visit the village of Siddhi Community. Check in and overnight.Day 7 : Sasangir - Somnath - Diu (150 Km,3 Hours) Morning safari in the Gir National Park, home of now rare Asian lion. Afternoon drive to Diu with a stop for the visit of the famous Somnath temple. An important Hindu pilgrimage center. Arrive at Diu, visit the former Portuguese colony. Enjoy a visit of its colourful Markets, San Paolo church, and old Portuguese fortCheck in and overnight.Day 8 : Diu - Bhavnagar (200 Km,5 Hours)Morning visit the Fish Market in the village of Vanakabra. An experience for life. Afternoon departure for Bhavnagar. Check in and overnight.Day 9 : Bhavnagar- Palitana - Bhavnagar Full day excursion to Palitana, An important Jain pilgrimage centre with 800 temples. These temples are located on the sacred Satrunjaya hill at the height of 2000 metres. Return to the hotel. Overnight.Day 10 : Bhavnagar - Lothal - Ahmedabad Departure for Bhavnagar, along the way stop to visit Lothal, An important archaeological site of Harappa and Mohen Jo Daro civilization which used to serve as a port.proceed to Ahmedabad, Afternoon free for shopping. Later transfer to airport for international departures.