Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Ahmedabad
Departure - Ahmedabad
Route : Ahmedabad - Diu(2) - Sasan Gir(1) - Dwarka(1) - Jamnagar(1) - Bhuj(2) - Dasada(1) - Ahmedabad.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Arrival at Ahmedabad and proceed to Diu.
Day-2 Sightseeing and activities around Diu.
Day-3 Travel to Sasan Gir via Somnath. Evening Safari in Sasan Gir.
Day-4 Morning Safari at Sasan Gir and proceed to Dwarka.
Day-5 Visit Nageshwar Temple and Beyt Dwarka and depart for Jamnagar.
Day-6 Travel to Bhuj via Mandvi.
Day-7 Afternoon visit to White Desert / Dhordo village and Kalo Dungar etc.
Day-8 Travel to Dasada (Little Rann of Kutch). Evening Bird watching Safari.
Day-9 Morning Departure for Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad to Diu -400 kms (7 hrs).
Diu to Sasan Gir -110 kms (2.5 hrs).
Sasan Gir to Dwarka -240 kms (5 hrs).
Dwarka to Jamnagar -133 kms (2.5 hrs).
Jamnagar to Bhuj -279 kms (5.5 hrs).
Bhuj to Dasada -309 kms (6.5 hrs).
Dasada to Ahmedabad -95 kms (1.5 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad, Gujarat's commercial capital and is one of the major industrial cities in India. Ahmedabad has always been a centre for handicrafts having an old city character, temples, textile museum and heritage monuments that attract tourists.
Diu - Diu is visited for its secluded and peaceful beaches and a popular weekend getaway ex-Ahmedabad (400 km) or Bhavnagar (225 km) or Rajkot (300 km)
Sasan Gir - Sasan Gir is the only place where Asitic Lions are found in the wild. Sasan Gir is also a popular option for spotting migratory birds (in Winter) and Crocodiles.
Dwarka - Dwarka is one of the four most visited and revered Krishna Pilgrimages in India. Dwarka is set on the Arabian Sea and the Dwarkadhish temple is situated right next to the sea.
Jamnagar - Jamnagar lies at the northern end of Saurashtra and home to Reliance Petrochemical complex (20 km on the Dwarka road) and 150 kms from Dwarka. For Bird Watchers, Jamnagar has a number of areas around that are a must visit in Winter for migratory birds.
Bhuj - Bhuj is access point for visiting other areas of Kutchh, a region in North Gujarat known for its desert like arid landscape, bird watching, craft, pilgrimage and idyllic beaches.
Dasada - Dasada today has emerged as a major bird watching centre (Oct- March is the best season) and a popular getaway that is visited all round the year.
Arrival at Ahmedabad and proceed to Diu (400 kms - 7 hours).
Sightseeing around Diu includes Nagoa Beach, St. Pauls Church, Diu Museum, Diu Fort. Watersports include Para Sailing, water skiing, water scooter, Family boat and speedboats are on offer at Ahmadpur Mandvi beach.
Proceed to Sasan Gir (120 kms - 3 hrs). Sasan Gir is only abode of Asiatic Lions and considered excellent for bird watching. The park checklist has 250 birds and about 50 other species (including the endangered lesser florican and the saras crane) are recorded in the grasslands along the perifery of the sanctuary. Evening Safari in Gir.
Morning Safari at Sasan Gir and proceed to Dwarka (240 kms - 5 hours) via Porbandar. Enroute visit Mahatma Gandhi birth place at Porbandar and Harsiddhi Mata Temple. Evening Darshan at Dwarkadhish Temple.
Early morning visit Nageshwar Temple and Beyt Dwarka (30 kms - requires a boat ride) in morning and depart for Jamnagar (150 kms - 3.5 hours). Reach by afternoon. Evening visit to Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary (17 kms).
Proceed to Bhuj Via Gandhidham and Mandvi (300 kms - 6 hours). Enroute visit Bhadreshwar Temple, 72 Jinalaya, Mandvi beach and Vijay Vilas Palace Museum. Reach Bhuj by evening.
Visit to Kalo Dungar (must see the feeding of the jackals at sunset), India Bridge (last civilian point before the Pak border) and Dhordo Village (80 kms) in the evening for the White Desert (Desert festival is held here between Dec - Feb).
Travel to Dasada (Little Rann of Kutch) (275 kms - 5 hours). Dasada is a bird watching paradise, renowned for its big birds and raptors. Evening Bird watching Safari in lakes and marshland around Dasada.
Morning Departure for Ahmedabad (100 kms - 2 hours) for onward journey.