Glimpses of Western India

Destinations Covered

Mumbai - Ahmedabad -Rajkot- Wakaner - Gir - Palitana - Bhavnagar - Aurangabad - Goa - Mumbai

Duration

14 Nights - 15 Days

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Mumbai

Begin your tour.

Arrive into Mumbai.Welcome to Vardhman’s “Glimpses of Western India” !On arrival in Mumbai, you will will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 - Mumbai

Full day sightseeing tour of Goa,Visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches – namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine’s Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa. Miramar Beach – This is the only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the place has a very good viewpoint and a monument at the same place

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3 Mumbai - Ahmedabad

Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Ahmedabad. On arrival at Aurangabad airport, you will will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Ahmedabad.Ahemadabad contains some very fine museums, the Calico museum of textile being considered one the worlds fines. This walled city is testimony to India’s crafts. Visit some of the famous ancient wooden Jain temples, shaking minarets, Jumma Masjid and modern architectural design buildings.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 - Ahmedabad - Rajkot - Wankaner

Morning at Leisure. Later in the afternoon, transfer to airport to board flight for Rajkot . On arrival at Rajkot, you will will be met and directly drive to Wankaner by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.

Overnight: Train

DAY 5 - Wankaner - Gir

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for city tour of Wankaner includes visit to stupendous 1907 Ranjit Vilas Palace.Later drive to Sasan Gir Forest for game viewing. Upon arrival, check into your hotel.This forest is the last remaining natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions, teak and deciduous forest, leopard, deer, monkeys, hyena, peacocks etc.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 6 - Gir

Full day game viewing at the Jungle.

Overnight: Hotel.

DAY 7 - Gir - Palitana

Morning drive to Palitana. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Later proceed on a city tour of Palitana, a gateway to Shatrunjaya, the Place of Victory. It is famous as one of Jainism’s holiest pilgrimage places. The climb up 2 kms to the hill will lead you into 863 different Jain temples built over a period of 900 years. The most important temple is dedicated to Sri Adhiswara, the first tirthankar a Jain Founder) Nearby is the Muslim shrine of Angar pi. Childless women come here and make offering of miniature cradles at this shrine to become mothers.

Overnight: Train

DAY 8 - Palitana - Bhavnagar

Morning drive to Bhavnagar. Arrive and check in at hotel. Later proceed on a Bhavnagar was once a Princely State, was founded in 1743 is now a flourishing port of Khambat. This city is famous for sacred Shatrunjaya hills, Takhteswar temple situated on hilltop and Gaurshankar lake.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 9 - Bhavnagar - Mumbai

Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Mumbai .Visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain.

Overnight: Train

DAY 10 - Mumbai - Aurangabad

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Aurangabad. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Relax for a while and laternoon visit Ellora caves. (Caves closed on Monday) Ellora Caves – Three distinct groups of temples relate the story of the evolution of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Chiseled out of rock by religious monks over the centuries, the sites were chosen for their seclusion. Over 2000 years old, they are compared to the Pyramids for their amazing construction, sculptures and frescoes. The most marvelous of all is the Stupendous Rock Temple of Kailash.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 11 - Aurangabad - Mumbai

Excursion to Ajanta Caves.Ajanta caves, 112 km from Aurangabad, the caves here which are over 2000 years old hewn out of a solid rock. The wall paintings and frescoes of these caves have a beautiful flow of line and a wealth of color. Evening transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 12 - Mumbai - Goa

Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Goa. Arrive and check – in at hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed on a Afternoon city tour of Goa. Goa – famous for its world renowned goldenbeaches and its Dutch Portuguese influence. Visit Basilica Cathedral where the body of St. Francis Xavier is enshrined, Patriarch’s Palace, Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 13 - Goa

Full day free to relax at the world famous Golden beaches of Goa.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 14 - Goa - Mumbai

Morning free to relax at the beach.Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 15 - Mumbai

This morning after breakfast transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of ‘Glimpses of Western India’escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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