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Art and Architecture of Gujarat

Art and Architecture of Gujarat Highlights:

Day 01:       Arrive – Mumbai

Arrive: Mumbai
When you arrive at Mumbai International Airport, you’ll be greeted by a friendly face. As you exit the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after customs, immigration, and baggage collection, an TRIPAZZI representative will greet you and transport you to your hotel.

Mumbai, or Bombay as it is more commonly known, was a swampy, mosquito-infested, marshy island off India’s west coast with little or no potential, according to the Portuguese who ceded it to Charles II of England as part of Catherine of Braganza’s dowry. The Crown leased it to the British East India Company, which turned the small fishing villages and natural harbors into Bombay, the subcontinent’s busiest port and the region’s trade, banking, and industry hub. Mumbai is India’s largest metropolis, as well as the country’s commercial hub, industrial powerhouse, busiest port, fashion capital, home to ‘Bollywood’ (India’s Hollywood), and the world’s largest textile market, to name a few.

When you get at the hotel, check in to your room and unwind for the remainder of the night.

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 02:       Mumbai – Vadodara

A representative from Triapzzi will greet you in the hotel lobby and transport you to the airport to board your flight to Vadodara.

A TRIPAZZI employee will greet you upon arrival in Vadodara and transport you to the hotel for check-in.

The palaces, museums, and parks of Vadodara are well-known. The Sayaji Bagh is a large, well-kept park that is a popular tourist destination. The Baroda Museum and Art Gallery are located within this park. The Museum contains a good collection of relics, which includes not only Indian sculptures and old manuscripts, but also Egyptian antiquities, as well as Mughal miniatures and some works by European artists in the art gallery. A planetarium and a small zoo are also located within the Sayaji Bagh. The Naulakhi Well, a beautiful step well or baoli, and the EME Temple, a one-of-a-kind temple with an aluminum roof, are also worth seeing.

You will visit Tamberkarwada Haveli, a 19th century Prime Minister’s house, in the afternoon. The evening is free for an introductory lecture or a conversation with your guide.

Staying at the hotel for the night.

Day 03:       Vadodara

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for a full-day tour to Champaner, including a visit to the Hindu Fort at Dabhoi.

Champaner is located in the Girnar Hills at an elevation of 880 meters. The castle was the old capital of the local Rajputs, who were defeated in 1484 by Mahmud Beghara, who renamed the city Muhammadabad and built it in 23 years. Many mosques and palaces from the 15th and 16th centuries still stand in the ancient city, displaying a unique blend of Islamic and Jain traditions, aided by Champaner’s relative isolation.

Before exploring the sculpted gates of the spectacular mediaeval Hindu fort at Dabhoi, continue by coach to Jambughoda Palace for lunch.

Dabhoi Fort, in Gujarat, India, is described in several historical documents and is built along the lines of numerous shastri traditions documented in ancient India’s Vastu writings and tomes.

Return to the hotel after the sightseeing excursion.

Staying at the hotel for the night.

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Day 04:       Vadodara – Ahmedabad

You will visit the archaeological area of the Baroda Museum in Sayaji Bagh Park today. The Museum has a good collection of artefacts, which includes not only Indian sculptures and old texts, but also Egyptian antiquities, as well as Mughal miniatures and some works by European masters. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., except Mondays.

Continue your journey to Ahmedabad via the toll road after your visit. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.

Ahmedabad was actually Gardabad, sneered Emperor Jahangir (The City of Dust). But it’s worth remembering that the 17th-century Muslim historian Muhammad Qasim Firishta declared it to be the most beautiful city in Hindostan. Both statements have a grain of truth in them. Ahmedabad is a dusty, raucous, and chaotic metropolis. It’s also rather lovely, with wonderful minarets, intricate tracery, and meticulous attention to detail in its mosques. It is a strikingly secular city with a long history of religious peace broken only by a few shady episodes in the late twentieth century.

Afternoon tour to the NC Mehta miniature museum, which is located on the LD Institute of Ideology Campus in Ahmedabad. Le Corbusier, a Swiss-born architect, designed it. Various schools of Indian miniature painting, such as Pahadi miniatures and the famed Chaurpanchashika series, are represented in the museum’s exhibitions. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Kite museum – The museum has a fantastic collection of kites that illustrate their colorful history and regional tastes. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., except Mondays.

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 05:       Ahmedabad

Today, you’ll go to Sultan Ahmed’s Teen Darwaza, a triple doorway that stands 37 feet tall. The Sultans could see the processions from the palace to the Jama Masjid from here. The Jama Masjid, one of the largest and oldest mosques in the city, would be your next trip for Friday prayers. The mosque, which was built in 1423 by Sultan Ahmed Shah, is located in the heart of the old city. With 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at various altitudes, it is one of India’s most beautiful mosques. You will also visit the Rani Sipri Mosque, which was built by the Queen of Mahmud Shah Begda in 1514 and is another exquisite mosque. She was buried within the mosque’s grounds after she died. Also included are visits to the Ahmad Shah I Mosque, the Siddi Syed Mosque, and the Pols Mosque (Gates).

After your tour to Sarkhej Rouza in the afternoon, you will return to the hotel.

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 06:       Ahmedabad

Today, you’ll go to IIM Ahmedabad for the first time.

IIM will be our first stop (Indian Institute of Management) Ahmedabad is a city in India. IIMA has grown from India’s finest management institute to a prestigious worldwide school of business in barely four decades.

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and a few other public-spirited industrialists saw that agriculture, education, health, transportation, population management, energy, and public administration were all critical parts in a growing society, and that significant links between them and industry were required. The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was established as an autonomous entity in 1961, with the active participation of the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, and industry. Harvard Business School was the Institute’s first collaborator. This relationship had a significant impact on the Institute’s educational philosophy. It gradually evolved into a synthesis of Eastern and Western principles.

In the afternoon, visit the Shah Allam complex and the Kankariya Lake.

In the evening, dine on a typical vegetarian supper on Agashiye’s patio – this lovely restaurant is divided into two large terraces, each of which is connected by a smaller terrace that houses a little wooden cabin. The food at Agashiye is freshly cooked, with much of it done on the terrace kitchen, which you can view. The use of spices and oil carefully is an attempt to preserve the individual flavors of the ingredients.

The menu at Agashiye changes daily and seasonally, so a dish that you especially like on a prior visit may no longer be available. We wish you luck in your search for a new favorite!

Staying at the hotel for the night

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Day 07:       Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar

You will visit the Calico Museum before heading to Bhavnagar after an early check-out from the hotel.

For its prestigious and comprehensive collection of textiles and antiquities, the Calico Museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad, India, is the country’s foremost textile museum and one of the most celebrated institutions of its kind in the world. Only thirty-one years old, the Calico Museum of Textile is now widely considered as one of the world’s foremost textile museums and an important Indian institution. Its excellent collection of Indian fabrics spans five centuries and draws a considerable number of visitors from the general public as well as an increasing number of Indian and international research experts. Most importantly, it has become a vital source of information for both our surviving handicraftsmen and the Indian machine-textile industry. (On this day, 11 people were granted permission to enter the Calico Museum.)

Before going to Bhavnagar, each person will have a private lunch at a local restaurant in the city or on the outskirts of the city. Continue your journey to Bhavnagar after lunch. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.

Bhavnagar was the capital of an ancient princely kingdom in the 18th century. Bhavnagar, on the southern Saurashtra coast, is now a prominent cotton-exporting seaport, many years after the end of the era of Kings and Queens. It’s a metropolis buzzing with people, marketplaces, educational institutions, and industry. There is a seamless blend of modernism and heritage, simplicity and ornateness, as in many other Indian cities.

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 08:       Bhavnagar

You will visit Palitana Jain Temple complex early in the morning after tea, coffee, and cookies at the hotel. (The hotel will give you with a packed breakfast.)

On the pinnacle of Shatrunjay hill, the spires of 863 Jain temples penetrate the clouds, capturing the essence of eternity. The oldest temple is over a thousand years old, while the newest is only 150 years old. Palitana is a significant pilgrimage for believers of Jainism, but the architecture of the temples and the ornate carvings on them are as noteworthy. The Jain temples of Palitana were built in the north Indian style of temple architecture, with Vastushastra (old construction principles) serving as a practical guide for their design.

The Palitana Jain temples are placed together in tuks, or enclosures. Depending on the deity enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum, each enclosure comprises temples that may be major or minor. The entrance porch, hallway, assembly hall, sanctum sanctorum, and circumambulatory are typical features of big temples designed according to the tenets of mediaeval temple architecture. Smaller temples are more straightforward, with a tiny meeting hall outside the sanctum and a circumambulatory or just the sanctorum.

Before returning to your hotel in Bhavnagar, lunch will be served at Vijay Vilas Palace, Palitana [a tiny heritage property].

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 09:       Bhavnagar – Junagadh (via Gondal)

Today we cross Saurashtra, arriving at Junagadh in the dark, although through Gondal (but with no visit to the motor museum).

Lunch will be served at Gondal’s Orchard Palace before continuing on to Bhavnagar. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.

The fort that encircles the old city gives the city its name, Junagarh. The Ashokan edicts from 250 BC attest to Junagarh’s importance as a trading city. Junagadh has been considered as equally important throughout history, and it was the capital of Gujarat’s western area for many years. The historic city of Junagadh, which is dotted with hills, takes its name from an old fort of the same name. Many archaeological ruins and historical monuments may be found throughout the modern city, reflecting the area’s rich history.

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 10:       Junagadh

You will visit the Uperkot Fort, which is located on the eastern side of Junagarh, this morning. Although Chandragupta is thought to have erected the fort in AD 319, it has been repaired multiple times since then. According to legend, the fort was besieged 16 times, the longest of which lasted 12 years. Jami Masjid, Nuri Shah’s Tomb, and Buddhist caves estimated to be 1,500 years old are all located within the fort. With ornate pillars, carved entrances, water cisterns, chaitya hall & monastic chambers for meditation, and chaitya windows, the Buddhist caves are remarkable examples of rock cut architecture.

In addition, you will see the Ashoka inscription. The 14 rock edicts (257-56 BC) of the great Emperor Ashoka, engraved on a massive stone in Pali script and inscribed by King Rudradaman (150 AD) and Skandagupta (456 AD), are proof of Junagadh’s historical importance.

Drive to the adjacent Sasan Gir National Park for a forest safari in Jeeps after an early lunch at the hotel.

The Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary covers 1,412 square kilometers on the southern outskirts of Gujarat’s Saurashtra Peninsula. The sanctuary was established in 1913 to safeguard the Asiatic lions’ biggest surviving populations. In 1965, it was designated as a sanctuary. Asiatic Lions were formerly an almost extinct species. Since 1980, the Gir Lion Sanctuary has seen a steady increase in the population of Asiatic lions. Outside of Africa, Sasan Gir is the only spot in the world where the lion can be observed in its native habitat. The sanctuary is home to 350 of the world’s last living Asiatic lions. The Asian lion is a little smaller than the African lion. Other species such as Chital, Chinkara (Gazelle), Four-Horned Antelope, Leopard, Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, and Wild Ass can be found in the sanctuary’s natural habitat. The woodland is also home to monkeys, parrots, and peacocks. After the safari, return to your hotel in Junagadh.

Staying at the hotel for the night

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Day 11:       Junagadh – Ahmedabad

You will travel back to Ahmedabad via Lothal after breakfast at the hotel, and lunch will be taken separately at a small restaurant in Peepli.

Today you will be transported to the ancient port of Lothal, which is a well-known Harappan Civilization excavation site. Lothal is the location of a city that dates back to the 2nd millennium B.C. and is significant as a Harappan village as well as a port. Excavations have found a planned city with a complex subsurface drainage system, wells, dwellings, and baths, all indicating a highly advanced living system. Excavations in Lothal have revealed an ancient port with a dockyard spanning 218 x 37 meters and a river Bhagava connection to the sea. Streets built out in a chessboard layout, separating the town into numerous blocks, dwellings with bathrooms and subterranean drainage systems that are identical to those found at Mohenjo-Daro, and diverse arts and antiques are among the remarkable elements of this location.

Continue your journey to Ahmedabad after the sightseeing tour. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.

Staying at the hotel for the night.

Day 12:       Ahmedabad

Today you will visit the Shreyas Ethnic Art Museum, which is an educational museum that displays Gujarati folk arts and crafts. It is 2.5 kilometers west of Sabarmati in the Ahmedabad district’s suburbs. The museum’s displays include art, craft, textiles, and clothes, coins, weaponry, toys, costumes, masks, puppets, and musical instruments, as the name implies. A whole elephant skeleton is one of the museum’s centerpieces (3.19m high). Open from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all days except Mondays and public holidays. It is forbidden to take photographs.

In the afternoon, you’ll go to the Veechar Utensils Museum, which is a one-of-a-kind museum situated within Vishalla, a restaurant on Ahmedabad’s outskirts. It was founded in 1981. The fact that the exhibits here are cutlery is the museum’s highlight. The items were gathered from all throughout the country and were placed in a small courtyard. Pots for storing water, utensils for cooking and serving, spoons, rolling pins, a vessel for churning buttermilk, storage jars, infant feeding cups, and tantric haven types are among the items in the collection. Pottery, terracotta, and wooden items are among them. The exhibitions provide insight into the way of life of the people who live in the area as well as the workmanship involved. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on all days except Mondays.

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 13:       Ahmedabad – Dasada

Today you’ll go to Dasada, stopping along the way to see the Adalaj step well and the Modhera Sun Temple.

Step-well Adalaj: It is 17 kilometers north of Ahmedabad. Another outstanding example of this amazing architectural form can be found in the village of Adalaj’s step well. Every pillar and wall surface in Adalaj Vav is elaborately carved, with foliage and flowers, birds and fishes, and friezes of artistic motifs.

Modhera is known for the Sun Temple, which was constructed in 1012 AD and is considered one of the best examples of devotional architecture in western India. The temple was built by the Solanki Rajput monarchs with the help of public donations and has carved torana arches mounted on kirti stambhas (victory pillars) as entrances. a big rectangular tiered structure with 108 lesser shrines, a magnificent 52-pillared portico, lovely domed central part, and a sanctum sanctorum constructed such that the sun light fell on the bejewelled statue of the God, especially at sunrise during the equinox. The temple’s facade is carved with classic sensual themes and images of numerous Gods, rivalling those seen at Konark and Khajurao, while the interior features Mahabharata friezes and pillars. The temple is on the banks of the river Pushpawati, surrounded by a well garden.

Continue your journey to Dasada after the sightseeing trip. Check into your hotel as soon as you arrive.

Staying at the hotel for the night

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Day 14:       Dasada

We’ll go on a non-air-conditioned vehicle safari to Little Rann of Kutch in the morning to witness the famous Asiatic Wild Ass.

This is India’s second largest wild life sanctuary, with no human population because of the high salt concentration in the water, which prevents man from surviving. It covers 4950 square feet and includes a diverse range of habitats, including saline desert plains, arid grasslands, rocky terrain, and thorn scrub, as well as lakes and marshes.

The desert blossoms in the monsoon, but it blushes in the winter! The sky is ablaze with beautiful pink cacti blooms and rosy flamingos. The entire Little Rann of Kutch, also known as the “Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary,” is a featureless stretch of flat ground – the seabed – interspersed with islands known as “Baits” that serve as the flora and fauna’s heart. This is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. After your visit, return to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to tour the local communities in Dasada.

Staying at the hotel for the night.

Day 15:       Dasada – Mount Abu

Today you will be transported to Mount Abu, stopping at Patan along the way.

Our first destination will be Patan, where we will see the Rani ki Vav (Step well), which was built in memory of Rani Udaymati of the Solanki dynasty’s husband Bhimdeva I by Rani Udaymati of the Solanki dynasty. It is built out in an east-west manner and comprises seven galleries. The terraced corridors and several of the mandaps are very lovely to look at. Exquisite statues of gods and goddesses can be found in the galleries. These wells give refreshing respites from the region’s sweltering heat. Such wells were first dug as rudimentary structures. However, as time went on, they were adorned with sculptures to attract spectators. Weary passengers no sure drank the water at the lowest level to quench their thirst.

You’ll also pay a visit to the Patola Silk Centre. Patan is considered to be one of the best hand-woven textiles available today. It combines the art of tying and dying warp and weft threads, as well as their weaving together, by meticulously placing each warp thread against the correct colors. Apart from Patan, the double Ikat is exclusively woven in Bali, Indonesia. Continue your journey to Mount Abu after lunch with the Salvi family. Check into your hotel as soon as you arrive.

Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 16:       Mount Abu

The first half of the morning is free to spend as you like, with the option of seeing Mount Abu.

In the afternoon, tour the finely carved marble Dilwara Jain Temples. The temples were skillfully camouflaged behind innocuous-looking entrances to prevent being destroyed by the invader. Apart from the immaculate white marble used in construction, the temples are known for the intricate carvings that resemble lace rather than stone and are rarely seen elsewhere. You will also go to the Nakki Lake, which is a renowned tourist destination.

Staying in the hotel for the night.

Day 17:       Mount Abu – Udaipur – Mumbai

You will be taken to Udaipur this morning. Set on the banks of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in stark contrast to Rajasthan’s harsh deserts. It was the sole Rajput bastion to maintain its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion as the capital of the former Mewar State. Peace, which began in the late 16th century, ushered in a period of revival in the arts and fostered the construction of spectacular palaces surrounding the lake, culminating in the City Palace, one of the world’s greatest palace complexes. Upon arrival, you will be taken to a local restaurant for a private lunch before being transferred to the airport in time to board your aircraft to Mumbai.

A TRIPAZZI employee will greet you upon arrival in Mumbai and transport you to your hotel for check-in.

Staying at the hotel for the night.

Day 18:       Mumbai – onwards destination

Our TRIPAZZI agent will meet you at the hotel and transport you to the international airport where you will board your journey back to your home country.

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Day 01: Arrive - Mumbai

Arrive: Mumbai
When you arrive at Mumbai International Airport, you'll be greeted by a friendly face. As you exit the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after customs, immigration, and baggage collection, an TRIPAZZI representative will greet you and transport you to your hotel.
Mumbai, or Bombay as it is more commonly known, was a swampy, mosquito-infested, marshy island off India's west coast with little or no potential, according to the Portuguese who ceded it to Charles II of England as part of Catherine of Braganza's dowry. The Crown leased it to the British East India Company, which turned the small fishing villages and natural harbors into Bombay, the subcontinent's busiest port and the region's trade, banking, and industry hub. Mumbai is India's largest metropolis, as well as the country's commercial hub, industrial powerhouse, busiest port, fashion capital, home to 'Bollywood' (India's Hollywood), and the world's largest textile market, to name a few.
When you get at the hotel, check in to your room and unwind for the remainder of the night.
Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 02: Mumbai - Vadodara

A representative from Triapzzi will greet you in the hotel lobby and transport you to the airport to board your flight to Vadodara.
A TRIPAZZI employee will greet you upon arrival in Vadodara and transport you to the hotel for check-in.
The palaces, museums, and parks of Vadodara are well-known. The Sayaji Bagh is a large, well-kept park that is a popular tourist destination. The Baroda Museum and Art Gallery are located within this park. The Museum contains a good collection of relics, which includes not only Indian sculptures and old manuscripts, but also Egyptian antiquities, as well as Mughal miniatures and some works by European artists in the art gallery. A planetarium and a small zoo are also located within the Sayaji Bagh. The Naulakhi Well, a beautiful step well or baoli, and the EME Temple, a one-of-a-kind temple with an aluminum roof, are also worth seeing.
You will visit Tamberkarwada Haveli, a 19th century Prime Minister's house, in the afternoon. The evening is free for an introductory lecture or a conversation with your guide.
Staying at the hotel for the night.

Day 03: Vadodara

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for a full-day tour to Champaner, including a visit to the Hindu Fort at Dabhoi.
Champaner is located in the Girnar Hills at an elevation of 880 meters. The castle was the old capital of the local Rajputs, who were defeated in 1484 by Mahmud Beghara, who renamed the city Muhammadabad and built it in 23 years. Many mosques and palaces from the 15th and 16th centuries still stand in the ancient city, displaying a unique blend of Islamic and Jain traditions, aided by Champaner's relative isolation.
Before exploring the sculpted gates of the spectacular mediaeval Hindu fort at Dabhoi, continue by coach to Jambughoda Palace for lunch.
Dabhoi Fort, in Gujarat, India, is described in several historical documents and is built along the lines of numerous shastri traditions documented in ancient India's Vastu writings and tomes.
Return to the hotel after the sightseeing excursion.
Staying at the hotel for the night.
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Day 04: Vadodara - Ahmedabad

You will visit the archaeological area of the Baroda Museum in Sayaji Bagh Park today. The Museum has a good collection of artefacts, which includes not only Indian sculptures and old texts, but also Egyptian antiquities, as well as Mughal miniatures and some works by European masters. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., except Mondays.
Continue your journey to Ahmedabad via the toll road after your visit. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.
Ahmedabad was actually Gardabad, sneered Emperor Jahangir (The City of Dust). But it's worth remembering that the 17th-century Muslim historian Muhammad Qasim Firishta declared it to be the most beautiful city in Hindostan. Both statements have a grain of truth in them. Ahmedabad is a dusty, raucous, and chaotic metropolis. It's also rather lovely, with wonderful minarets, intricate tracery, and meticulous attention to detail in its mosques. It is a strikingly secular city with a long history of religious peace broken only by a few shady episodes in the late twentieth century.
Afternoon tour to the NC Mehta miniature museum, which is located on the LD Institute of Ideology Campus in Ahmedabad. Le Corbusier, a Swiss-born architect, designed it. Various schools of Indian miniature painting, such as Pahadi miniatures and the famed Chaurpanchashika series, are represented in the museum's exhibitions. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Kite museum - The museum has a fantastic collection of kites that illustrate their colorful history and regional tastes. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., except Mondays.
Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 05: Ahmedabad

Today, you'll go to Sultan Ahmed's Teen Darwaza, a triple doorway that stands 37 feet tall. The Sultans could see the processions from the palace to the Jama Masjid from here. The Jama Masjid, one of the largest and oldest mosques in the city, would be your next trip for Friday prayers. The mosque, which was built in 1423 by Sultan Ahmed Shah, is located in the heart of the old city. With 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at various altitudes, it is one of India's most beautiful mosques. You will also visit the Rani Sipri Mosque, which was built by the Queen of Mahmud Shah Begda in 1514 and is another exquisite mosque. She was buried within the mosque's grounds after she died. Also included are visits to the Ahmad Shah I Mosque, the Siddi Syed Mosque, and the Pols Mosque (Gates).
After your tour to Sarkhej Rouza in the afternoon, you will return to the hotel.
Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 06: Ahmedabad

Today, you'll go to IIM Ahmedabad for the first time.
IIM will be our first stop (Indian Institute of Management) Ahmedabad is a city in India. IIMA has grown from India's finest management institute to a prestigious worldwide school of business in barely four decades.
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and a few other public-spirited industrialists saw that agriculture, education, health, transportation, population management, energy, and public administration were all critical parts in a growing society, and that significant links between them and industry were required. The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was established as an autonomous entity in 1961, with the active participation of the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, and industry. Harvard Business School was the Institute's first collaborator. This relationship had a significant impact on the Institute's educational philosophy. It gradually evolved into a synthesis of Eastern and Western principles.
In the afternoon, visit the Shah Allam complex and the Kankariya Lake.
In the evening, dine on a typical vegetarian supper on Agashiye's patio - this lovely restaurant is divided into two large terraces, each of which is connected by a smaller terrace that houses a little wooden cabin. The food at Agashiye is freshly cooked, with much of it done on the terrace kitchen, which you can view. The use of spices and oil carefully is an attempt to preserve the individual flavors of the ingredients.
The menu at Agashiye changes daily and seasonally, so a dish that you especially like on a prior visit may no longer be available. We wish you luck in your search for a new favorite!
Staying at the hotel for the night
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Day 07: Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar

You will visit the Calico Museum before heading to Bhavnagar after an early check-out from the hotel.
For its prestigious and comprehensive collection of textiles and antiquities, the Calico Museum of Textiles in Ahmedabad, India, is the country's foremost textile museum and one of the most celebrated institutions of its kind in the world. Only thirty-one years old, the Calico Museum of Textile is now widely considered as one of the world's foremost textile museums and an important Indian institution. Its excellent collection of Indian fabrics spans five centuries and draws a considerable number of visitors from the general public as well as an increasing number of Indian and international research experts. Most importantly, it has become a vital source of information for both our surviving handicraftsmen and the Indian machine-textile industry. (On this day, 11 people were granted permission to enter the Calico Museum.)
Before going to Bhavnagar, each person will have a private lunch at a local restaurant in the city or on the outskirts of the city. Continue your journey to Bhavnagar after lunch. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.
Bhavnagar was the capital of an ancient princely kingdom in the 18th century. Bhavnagar, on the southern Saurashtra coast, is now a prominent cotton-exporting seaport, many years after the end of the era of Kings and Queens. It's a metropolis buzzing with people, marketplaces, educational institutions, and industry. There is a seamless blend of modernism and heritage, simplicity and ornateness, as in many other Indian cities.
Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 08: Bhavnagar

You will visit Palitana Jain Temple complex early in the morning after tea, coffee, and cookies at the hotel. (The hotel will give you with a packed breakfast.)
On the pinnacle of Shatrunjay hill, the spires of 863 Jain temples penetrate the clouds, capturing the essence of eternity. The oldest temple is over a thousand years old, while the newest is only 150 years old. Palitana is a significant pilgrimage for believers of Jainism, but the architecture of the temples and the ornate carvings on them are as noteworthy. The Jain temples of Palitana were built in the north Indian style of temple architecture, with Vastushastra (old construction principles) serving as a practical guide for their design.
The Palitana Jain temples are placed together in tuks, or enclosures. Depending on the deity enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum, each enclosure comprises temples that may be major or minor. The entrance porch, hallway, assembly hall, sanctum sanctorum, and circumambulatory are typical features of big temples designed according to the tenets of mediaeval temple architecture. Smaller temples are more straightforward, with a tiny meeting hall outside the sanctum and a circumambulatory or just the sanctorum.
Before returning to your hotel in Bhavnagar, lunch will be served at Vijay Vilas Palace, Palitana [a tiny heritage property].
Staying at the hotel for the night

Day 09: Bhavnagar - Junagadh (via Gondal)

Today we cross Saurashtra, arriving at Junagadh in the dark, although through Gondal (but with no visit to the motor museum).
Lunch will be served at Gondal's Orchard Palace before continuing on to Bhavnagar. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.
The fort that encircles the old city gives the city its name, Junagarh. The Ashokan edicts from 250 BC attest to Junagarh's importance as a trading city. Junagadh has been considered as equally important throughout history, and it was the capital of Gujarat's western area for many years. The historic city of Junagadh, which is dotted with hills, takes its name from an old fort of the same name. Many archaeological ruins and historical monuments may be found throughout the modern city, reflecting the area's rich history.
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Day 10: Junagadh

You will visit the Uperkot Fort, which is located on the eastern side of Junagarh, this morning. Although Chandragupta is thought to have erected the fort in AD 319, it has been repaired multiple times since then. According to legend, the fort was besieged 16 times, the longest of which lasted 12 years. Jami Masjid, Nuri Shah's Tomb, and Buddhist caves estimated to be 1,500 years old are all located within the fort. With ornate pillars, carved entrances, water cisterns, chaitya hall & monastic chambers for meditation, and chaitya windows, the Buddhist caves are remarkable examples of rock cut architecture.
In addition, you will see the Ashoka inscription. The 14 rock edicts (257-56 BC) of the great Emperor Ashoka, engraved on a massive stone in Pali script and inscribed by King Rudradaman (150 AD) and Skandagupta (456 AD), are proof of Junagadh's historical importance.
Drive to the adjacent Sasan Gir National Park for a forest safari in Jeeps after an early lunch at the hotel.
The Sasan Gir Lion Sanctuary covers 1,412 square kilometers on the southern outskirts of Gujarat's Saurashtra Peninsula. The sanctuary was established in 1913 to safeguard the Asiatic lions' biggest surviving populations. In 1965, it was designated as a sanctuary. Asiatic Lions were formerly an almost extinct species. Since 1980, the Gir Lion Sanctuary has seen a steady increase in the population of Asiatic lions. Outside of Africa, Sasan Gir is the only spot in the world where the lion can be observed in its native habitat. The sanctuary is home to 350 of the world's last living Asiatic lions. The Asian lion is a little smaller than the African lion. Other species such as Chital, Chinkara (Gazelle), Four-Horned Antelope, Leopard, Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, and Wild Ass can be found in the sanctuary's natural habitat. The woodland is also home to monkeys, parrots, and peacocks. After the safari, return to your hotel in Junagadh.
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Day 11: Junagadh - Ahmedabad

You will travel back to Ahmedabad via Lothal after breakfast at the hotel, and lunch will be taken separately at a small restaurant in Peepli.
Today you will be transported to the ancient port of Lothal, which is a well-known Harappan Civilization excavation site. Lothal is the location of a city that dates back to the 2nd millennium B.C. and is significant as a Harappan village as well as a port. Excavations have found a planned city with a complex subsurface drainage system, wells, dwellings, and baths, all indicating a highly advanced living system. Excavations in Lothal have revealed an ancient port with a dockyard spanning 218 x 37 meters and a river Bhagava connection to the sea. Streets built out in a chessboard layout, separating the town into numerous blocks, dwellings with bathrooms and subterranean drainage systems that are identical to those found at Mohenjo-Daro, and diverse arts and antiques are among the remarkable elements of this location.
Continue your journey to Ahmedabad after the sightseeing tour. Upon arrival, travel to your hotel to check in.
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Day 12: Ahmedabad

Today you will visit the Shreyas Ethnic Art Museum, which is an educational museum that displays Gujarati folk arts and crafts. It is 2.5 kilometers west of Sabarmati in the Ahmedabad district's suburbs. The museum's displays include art, craft, textiles, and clothes, coins, weaponry, toys, costumes, masks, puppets, and musical instruments, as the name implies. A whole elephant skeleton is one of the museum's centerpieces (3.19m high). Open from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all days except Mondays and public holidays. It is forbidden to take photographs.
In the afternoon, you'll go to the Veechar Utensils Museum, which is a one-of-a-kind museum situated within Vishalla, a restaurant on Ahmedabad's outskirts. It was founded in 1981. The fact that the exhibits here are cutlery is the museum's highlight. The items were gathered from all throughout the country and were placed in a small courtyard. Pots for storing water, utensils for cooking and serving, spoons, rolling pins, a vessel for churning buttermilk, storage jars, infant feeding cups, and tantric haven types are among the items in the collection. Pottery, terracotta, and wooden items are among them. The exhibitions provide insight into the way of life of the people who live in the area as well as the workmanship involved. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on all days except Mondays.
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Day 13: Ahmedabad - Dasada

Today you'll go to Dasada, stopping along the way to see the Adalaj step well and the Modhera Sun Temple.
Step-well Adalaj: It is 17 kilometers north of Ahmedabad. Another outstanding example of this amazing architectural form can be found in the village of Adalaj's step well. Every pillar and wall surface in Adalaj Vav is elaborately carved, with foliage and flowers, birds and fishes, and friezes of artistic motifs.
Modhera is known for the Sun Temple, which was constructed in 1012 AD and is considered one of the best examples of devotional architecture in western India. The temple was built by the Solanki Rajput monarchs with the help of public donations and has carved torana arches mounted on kirti stambhas (victory pillars) as entrances. a big rectangular tiered structure with 108 lesser shrines, a magnificent 52-pillared portico, lovely domed central part, and a sanctum sanctorum constructed such that the sun light fell on the bejewelled statue of the God, especially at sunrise during the equinox. The temple's facade is carved with classic sensual themes and images of numerous Gods, rivalling those seen at Konark and Khajurao, while the interior features Mahabharata friezes and pillars. The temple is on the banks of the river Pushpawati, surrounded by a well garden.
Continue your journey to Dasada after the sightseeing trip. Check into your hotel as soon as you arrive.
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Day 14: Dasada

We'll go on a non-air-conditioned vehicle safari to Little Rann of Kutch in the morning to witness the famous Asiatic Wild Ass.
This is India's second largest wild life sanctuary, with no human population because of the high salt concentration in the water, which prevents man from surviving. It covers 4950 square feet and includes a diverse range of habitats, including saline desert plains, arid grasslands, rocky terrain, and thorn scrub, as well as lakes and marshes.
The desert blossoms in the monsoon, but it blushes in the winter! The sky is ablaze with beautiful pink cacti blooms and rosy flamingos. The entire Little Rann of Kutch, also known as the "Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary," is a featureless stretch of flat ground - the seabed - interspersed with islands known as "Baits" that serve as the flora and fauna's heart. This is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. After your visit, return to your hotel.
In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to tour the local communities in Dasada.
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Day 15: Dasada - Mount Abu

Today you will be transported to Mount Abu, stopping at Patan along the way.
Our first destination will be Patan, where we will see the Rani ki Vav (Step well), which was built in memory of Rani Udaymati of the Solanki dynasty's husband Bhimdeva I by Rani Udaymati of the Solanki dynasty. It is built out in an east-west manner and comprises seven galleries. The terraced corridors and several of the mandaps are very lovely to look at. Exquisite statues of gods and goddesses can be found in the galleries. These wells give refreshing respites from the region's sweltering heat. Such wells were first dug as rudimentary structures. However, as time went on, they were adorned with sculptures to attract spectators. Weary passengers no sure drank the water at the lowest level to quench their thirst.
You'll also pay a visit to the Patola Silk Centre. Patan is considered to be one of the best hand-woven textiles available today. It combines the art of tying and dying warp and weft threads, as well as their weaving together, by meticulously placing each warp thread against the correct colors. Apart from Patan, the double Ikat is exclusively woven in Bali, Indonesia. Continue your journey to Mount Abu after lunch with the Salvi family. Check into your hotel as soon as you arrive.
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Day 16: Mount Abu

The first half of the morning is free to spend as you like, with the option of seeing Mount Abu.
In the afternoon, tour the finely carved marble Dilwara Jain Temples. The temples were skillfully camouflaged behind innocuous-looking entrances to prevent being destroyed by the invader. Apart from the immaculate white marble used in construction, the temples are known for the intricate carvings that resemble lace rather than stone and are rarely seen elsewhere. You will also go to the Nakki Lake, which is a renowned tourist destination.
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Day 17: Mount Abu - Udaipur - Mumbai

You will be taken to Udaipur this morning. Set on the banks of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in stark contrast to Rajasthan's harsh deserts. It was the sole Rajput bastion to maintain its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion as the capital of the former Mewar State. Peace, which began in the late 16th century, ushered in a period of revival in the arts and fostered the construction of spectacular palaces surrounding the lake, culminating in the City Palace, one of the world's greatest palace complexes. Upon arrival, you will be taken to a local restaurant for a private lunch before being transferred to the airport in time to board your aircraft to Mumbai.
A TRIPAZZI employee will greet you upon arrival in Mumbai and transport you to your hotel for check-in.
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Day 18: Mumbai - onwards destination

Our TRIPAZZI agent will meet you at the hotel and transport you to the international airport where you will board your journey back to your home country.

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