Ahmedabad - Dwarka (450 KMS. – 9HRS.)
Wednesday: Morning 07:00 AM start for Dwarka, Arriving at Dwarka, check in to the Hotel evening visit the Main Temple of Dwarka.
The Dwarkadheesh Temple (Jagat Mandir). The Dwarkadish temple, Jagat Mandir or Dwarka is one of four most holy pilgrimage sites (Chardham) of Hindu faith and is associated with Lord Krishna's life. It contains the Dwarkadish temple, Jagat Mandir or “Temple of the World” where the great-grandson of Krishna supposedly built a temple more than 2500 years ago which is frequented by Hindus in large numbers. Dwarkadish is another name for Lord Krishna, meaning the “Lord of Dwarka.” The temple spire is 70.5m (235 feet) high. Jagat Mandir, with the presiding deity of Shri Krishna known as Dwarkadish, is an imposing edifice and a superb architectural monument. The temple has two entrances. The main entrance (north entrance) is called “Moksha Dwarka” (Door to Salvation). This entrance leads to the main market. The south entrance is called “Swarga Dwarka” (Gate to Heaven).
Gomati Ghat Temple: On the banks of river Gomti, there is a Shiva temple, as well as smaller shrines of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and Krishna's friend Sudama around the ghat, where pilgrims have worshipped for at least 100 years. One can also hire a boat and move across the river to get a panoramic view of Dwarka.
Night Stay: Dwarka
Thursday: Dwarka - Bet Dwarka (40 KMS. – 1 HRS.)– Porbandar (100 KMS 2 HRS.) – Somnath (130 KMS. – 3 HRS.)
After breakfast start for Okha (40 kms. – 1 hrs.)
Arrive and Procced to Okha boat jetty, from where you can take a ferry or small boat to visit Bet Dwarka, which is just 5 kms. from Okha.
The visit of Dwarka is not complete without a visit to Bet Dwarka, an island at a distance of 40 Kms. Off the coast of Okha port. The main temple at Bet Dwarka is that of Lord Krishna, which is believed to be located at a site that was once the residence of Lord Krishna and His family.
Back to Okha and Procced to Dwarka On way Visit the following places:
Rukmani Temple: This temple stands 2 kms. away from Dwarka City. The local explanation given for this distance is an old legend. They say, once Lord Krishna and his wife Rukmani went to the sage Durvasha to invite him for dinner at Dwarka..
Nageshwar Temple: is a temple situated towards Okha dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in an underground chamber.
After Check out the Hotel Procced to Porbandar (105 kms. – 2 Hrs.)
On reaching at Porbandar visit the following places:
Kirti Mandir: Kirti Mandir is built near the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born here in the year 1869 AD. The place is visited by thousands of tourists every year. One can see the residence of Mahatma and his wife Kasturba here. Kirti Mandir also houses a Gandhian library and a prayer hall.
Sudama Temple: According to Hindu mythology, Sudama was a dear friend of Lord Krishna. The friendship of two is an example sited between friends even today. To pay homage to the great soul, a beautiful temple was built in the center of This the only temple in the entire country that is dedicated to Sudama.
Afterwards drive to Somnath (130 Kms. – 3 Hrs.) Arrive and Check in to the Hotel
The Somnath temple: The Somnath temple is dedicated to Someshwara, another name of Lord Shiva with moon on his head. It is believed that Somraj, the Moon God himself had originally built the temple out of gold.
History of Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple: According to myths, moon was married to the 27 daughters of Daksha Prajapati. But he was preferential to Rohini and ignored other queens. The angry Daksha cursed Moon that he would lose his beauty and brightness. Eventually, moon came down to Prabhas with Rohini and worshipped the Sparsa Linga of Somnath. Subsequently, he was blessed by Lord Shiva to grow and shine in the bright half. It was Lord Brahma who installed the Brahmashila and paved way for the construction of the temple.
Night Stay: Somnath
Friday: Somnath - Sasan Gir (70 KMS. – 2 HRS. DRIVE)
After breakfast Somnath local sightseeing..
Bhalka Tirth is at a distance of 5 kilometers from the Veraval Shri Krishna was fatally wounded by the arrow of a huntsman named Jara here while resting on a deerskin. The poacher mis calculated the foot of the Lord as that of a deer and shot straight through it. However, Shri Krishna forgave the poacher and in reverence to the God this temple was constructed and a pippal tree planted to mark the spot. Off late the temple and the area is under renovation which has been taken over by the Central Government. After being hit by the poacher Lord Shri Krishna made his journey at the holy confluence of the three rivers namely Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati.
Triveni Sangam: take Holy Dip in Triveni Sangam where the Three Holy River (Saraswati, Kapil and Hiran) met.
Afternoon procced to Sasan Gir (70 Kms. – 2 Hrs.) Arrive Sasan Gir and Check in to the Hotel. Afternoon visit Devaliya park Safari/ Jeep Safari- Gir jungle trail to visit Lions & animals in there natural Habited:
Devaliya Park Safari also known as GIR INTERPRETATION ZONE – Devaliya is the establishment of particular eco-tourism zone to reduce overload of tourists from Gir Forest Visit and to provide whole wildlife of Gir at single place in safe habitats. This Interpretation Zone comprises of 412 ha chain link fenced area which is regarded as ‘Gir in a nutshell’ covering all habitat types and wildlife of Gir. The basic aim of creating this facility is to provide an opportunity of viewing lions and other animals in their natural habitat within a short period of time at cheaper rates. There are animals like Asiatic lions, Leopards, Blue Bull, Sambhar, Chital, Jackal, Black buck, Wild Boar etc. The presence of Savana habitat and other flora is also another attraction of the area. Many rare birds including Peafowl and vultures are common in the Devaliya.
Gir Jungle Trail At Sasan, a thoughtfully developed and well-managed ecotourism is in function, with properly assigned trails and routes in Dedakadi and Sasan Ranges. Such routes have been made within the tourism zone of the Sanctuary with an average length of 35 km each. Each of the routes encompasses almost all habitat types of Gir region and facilitates wildlife sightings with a considerable ease. Artificial water-holes along the routes increase the probability of wildlife sightings. Private open Gypsies, registered by the Forest Department are available locally along with the well-trained local Guide. All the Permits are issued online by the Forest Department through you need to book advance on www.girlion.gujarat.gov.in by own.
Night Stay: Sasan Gir
Saturday: Sasan Gir - Junagadh (80 KMS – 2.5 HRS.) – GONDAL (70 KMS - 1.5 HRS.) – Ahmedabad (260 KMS – 5 HRS.)
After Breakfast procced to Junagadh (80 Kms. – 2 Hrs.)
Arrive visit the following places:
Mahabat Maqbara: Also known as Mausoleum of Bahaduddnbhai Hasainbhai, this place is a mausoleum and its unique architecture makes it one of the most important attractions of Junagarh.
Uperkot Fort: Over 2300 years old, with walls up to 20 Mts high in some places, there used to be a 300 fts. deep moat inside the walls which reportedly used to be inhabited by crocodiles for the fort's protection.
Neelam and Manek, forged in Cairo and brought by the Turks are the two major tourist attractions in the fort. Also see the stepwells and caves in the fort complex.
Afterwards start for Gondal (18 Kms. – 30Mins. ) on Arrival visit Naulakha Palace.
Naulakha Palace: The Naulakha Palace, the oldest extant palace in Gondal, India, dating back to the 18th century (1748), with a "sculpted façade” is a part of the Darbargardh fort complex. It is named "Navalakaha" meaning rupees "nine lakhs" (Rs 900,000) which was the cost of building it at that time. It has stone carvings with "jharokhas" (balconies), a pillared courtyard, delicately carved arches, and a unique spiral staircase. The large chandelier-lit "durbar" hall (court house) witnesses stuffed panthers, gilt wooden furniture, and antique mirrors. The "private palace museum" displays an array of silver caskets which were in the services of carrying messages and gifts for the Maharajah Bhagwat Sinhji on his silver jubilee as ruler of Gondal.
Night Stay: Tour Over
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Lunch, any personal Expense and not mention in rates include. Any Train Fare/Air Fare, Mineral Water, Guide Charge, Light and Sound Show. Laser Show, Camera Charges, Horse riding, Boating Charges, Telephone Calls, Ayurveda Massage. Mini Bar, Personal / Medical / Baggage Insurance, Laundry Service, Ferry Boat, Tips, Entrance Fees such as Garden / Temples / Monuments, Jeep Safari, Devaliya park Entry ticket etc.
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