Explore Statue of Unity Tour | Somnath | Dwarka Temples 


                                                                                                      Name Tour        :   Explore Statue of Unity Tour | Somnath | Dwarka Temples 
                                                                                                      Duration Tour   :   09 Days/08 nights
                                                                                                      Tour code         :   WINDROSE 16  

Embark on a captivating journey through Gujarat’s cultural and historical tapestry with our meticulously crafted tour. Begin in Ahmedabad, the bustling metropolis renowned for its rich heritage and vibrant markets. Next, marvel at the monumental Statue of Unity in Kevadia, a towering tribute to India’s Iron Man, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Explore Rajkot, the city that encapsulates Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy, followed by a soul-stirring visit to the sacred Somnath Temple, where devotion meets the sea. Conclude your odyssey in Dwarka, the revered abode of Lord Krishna, where ancient myths blend seamlessly with modern spirituality. With each destination offering a unique blend of history, culture, and spirituality, this journey promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind.

Tourist  Places : Ahmedabad – Kevadia Statue of Unity – Rajkot – Somnath – Dwarka – Jamnagar.
Detailed information about this travel package.

Arrive Ahmedabad : On arrival at the Delhi International Airport you will be welcomed by our Windrose Tour Representative and Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Ahmedabad.

After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad upon arrival in Ahmedabad visiting the places. Ahmedabad held the title as the Manchester of India in its heyday with more than 100 large textile mills. Apart from being the commercial nerve centre of Gujarat, the city has had an interesting history. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad originally was a settlement ruled by a Bhil Ashaval during 1150s when it was known as Ashaval or Ashapalli. Even today there is a tiny area in Astodia area in Ahmedabad that bears the name Ashaval no tekro near Astodia darwaja. The city was subsequently conquered by Karandev I of the Solanki Dynasty ruling in Patan and he modelled the gates of Ahmedabad after those in Patan. There is teen darwaja in Ahmedabad as there is in Patan. He called the city Karnavati or Shrinagar. Thereafter the city came under the rule of Muslims and it was after Ahmed Shah I that the city takes its name.
Sabarmati Ashram- sightseeing. Begin with a visit to the well-known Sabarmati Ashram, located on the banks of the Sabarmati River. The ashram was the center of India’s freedom movement which was started off by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1917. The place houses Hridaya Kunj, a small cottage where Gandhi Ji lived during his freedom struggle. Today, the ashram is a popular tourist attraction. It also has a museum which is known as Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya. The museum houses a number of photographs, manuscripts and books on Gandhian philosophies. Belongings of Gandhi, like his writing desk, khadi kurta and charkha, are also kept in the museum.
Sarkhej Roza- The largest and most outstanding monument in the western part of Ahmedabad. It is a mosque and dargah complex spanning several acres. The mosque with intricate carvings and tomb of Shaikh Ahmed Khattu Ganj Baksh in the neighborhood are quite beautiful. It would be more beautiful still because the mosque leads to a large square water tank with steps on all sides and pavilions, a truly royal recreational place built by Sultan Mahmud Begada. Unfortunately, it is not cared for, there is scarcely any water in the tank and the raised garden on all sides is in shambles due to vandals in the neighborhood. But still, one can visualize the glorious place it used to be.
Sidi Saiyad Masjid- From Sarkhej to Lal Darwaja is a distance of about 5-7 km and brings you to Sidi Saiyad Mosque the outstanding feature is a filigreed carving of marvelous detail. You wonder that such workmanship is possible in sandstone.
Teen Darwaja, Juma Masjid- Laldarwaja is old city area so you might just as well proceed towards Teen Darwaja. The area is choc-a-bloc full of street vendors so make your way onwards to the Juma Masjid on Gandhi Road, a cacophony of noise. Step inside and it is tranquil. Marvel at the innumerable pillars and the construction that allows people to remain cool in blistering heat. Stop awhile at teen Darwaja. In the Central Darwaja wall you will see a recess and a lamp burning, tended by a wizened caretaker. This lamp, it is said, burns since the time of Sultan Ahmed Shah.
Manek Chowk and the Poles- Step outside of Juma Masjid and venture to Manekchowk, a stone’s throw away. This is the heart of the old city. The old city is a maze of poles, some of them home to common people and some for the city’s “bhadralok” with their beautiful Havelis with inner courtyard and intricately carved wooden pillars. You will come across such heritage Havelis as you walk the narrow lanes and view life as it used to be lived for hundreds of years. Nostalgia can overcome you. In fact, if you want to see the real Ahmedabad, navigate the many poles of Ahmedabad. Manekchowk is the market place for vegetables, fruits, jewellery, apparel, trinkets, silver and gold and, at one time, it had the stock exchange too. Do not forget to sample fafda jalebi at Chandravilas on Gandhi Road, a 100 year old establishment.
Kankaria Lake-Kankaria Lake once known as Hauz e Qutub is the second largest lake in the city said to have been built by Sultan Qutbuddin in the 15th Century. Today, it has been modernized and it is a recreational place. Give it a miss if you do not have time. But do not give the old city a miss if you want to know Ahmedabad and its people.
Museums- There is nothing on a grand scale but each one is unique. The Utensil Museum in Vishalla restaurant in Vasna showcases traditional utensils of Gujarat. The Calico Museum of Textiles in Shahibaug is worth a visit to know about the various varieties of textiles produced here and the Shreyas Folk Museum displays textile and clothing along with coins and weapons.
Dada Hari Ni Vav-Located in Asarwa, the Dada Hari ni Vav is another neglected yet richly carved monument. It is a step well. Even in the blistering heat of summer, when you go down to the deepest level, it is refreshingly and soothingly cool. It is not quite as popular as Adalaj Vav but it is inside the city.
Temples-If you like temples you could opt to visit Hutheesing Jain temples to view the collection of exquisitely carved statues of Tirthankaras. The Kalupur Swaminarayan Mandir is built entirely of wood so it is worth a visit. Other than that it is better to spend your time to visit more attractions like the Gandhi Ashram in Wadaj or the Satyagraha Ashram in Kochrab on Ashram Road near Paldi. night in Ahamdabad.

Day : 03 AHAMDABAD – KEVADIA –  200 km, 04 hrs  
After breakfast drive to Kevadia & proceed to visit “Iron Man of India”. Statue of Unity in India a largest statue in the world. It is 182 m Long highest in the world. Statue located in Sardar Sarovar dam at Kevadia Gujarat. This statue is located on the bank of River Narmada in Narmada district of Gujarat. Interesting Facts About India’s Statue of Unity Built over a period of 5 years, which included planning and construction, it took more than 3,000 workers to construct the statue which is expected to be a big boost to Gujarat Tourism. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust was assigned the task for arranging 129 tonnes of iron implements from 100 million farmers in more than 150,000 villages in India, under ‘Loha’ campaign. Built at cost of around INR 3,000 Crores, Statue Of Unity is the world’s tallest statue. Incepted to pay homage to the Iron man of India, the statue can withstand wind up to 60m/s and earthquake up to 6.5 on Richter scale. The unique sculptor is carved by the Padma Bhushan awardee Ram V Sutar and bronze cladding work is carried out by the Chinese foundry, Jiangxi Toqine Company. The viewing gallery of the statue, at a height of 153 meters, can hold up to 200 visitors, providing a mesmerising view of Narmada Dam. The pride of Gujarat Tourism, Statue of Unity has a three-layered structure. The innermost layer is made of reinforced cement concrete, the middle layer is a steel structure and the outermost layer is 8mm bronze cladding. After return drive to Ahamdabad & overnight stay at Ahamdabad. 

Day : 04 AHAMDABAD – RAJKOT –  220 km, 04 hrs                                                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to Rajkot. Visit local attractions such as the Konak Museum, a cultural center located in the city of Rajkot, Gujarat. It serves the purpose of preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Konkan region. The museum displays a wide range of exhibits, including artwork, artifacts and antiques, reflecting the history, traditions and culture of the region. Durga Bhavani is one of the most important temples in Rajkot dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is famous for its architecture and religious significance. Religious ceremonies and festivals are held here, attracting many pilgrims and tourists. The temple is also famous for its cultural events and festivals organized at various times of the year. Overnight at a hotel in Rajkot.

Day : 05 RAJKOT – SOMNATH 195 km, 04 hrs                                                                                                                                                                                          Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to Somnath. Visit the famous Somnath Temple and other local attractions. Somnath, one of the most sacred places for Hindus, is located in the state of Gujarat in India. This majestic temple is a place of worship for Shiva, the god of destruction in Hinduism, and attracts pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. The temple is known for its architecture, which inspires grandeur and nobility, as well as for its historical roots going back centuries. According to legend, the temple was built by Soma, the moon god, but it was destroyed and rebuilt several times at different times. The temple is also famous for its magnificent location on the shores of the Arabian Sea, which adds to its majesty and beauty. A visit to Somnath immerses you in the atmosphere of ancient Indian religious tradition and offers the opportunity to experience the spiritual grandeur and mysticism of this historical place. Overnight at a hotel in Somnath. 

Day : 06 SOMNATH – DWARKA 253 km, 05 hrs                                                                                                                                                                            Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Dwarka Visit to temples and shrines in Dwarka, including Dwarkadish temple and Rukmini devi temple. Dwarkadish Temple, located in Dwarka, Gujarat, is one of the most sacred places for the followers of Hinduism. This temple is dedicated to the god Krishna, who, according to legend, ruled the city of Dwarka. The temple is a majestic structure with various architectural elements that delight with its splendor and beauty. There is an image of Krishna inside the temple which attracts many pilgrims and visitors. It is believed that visiting the temple and staying here brings spiritual well-being and frees one from sins. Rumki devi temple is another sacred place located in Dwarka. This temple is dedicated to Rumki devi, a divine female figure who is famous for her blessed powers. The temple is a beautifully decorated building with images of divine figures and architectural decorations. A visit to Rumki Devi Temple is considered a spiritual experience that brings peace and inner peace. These two temples are important spiritual places for pilgrims and followers of Hinduism. Visiting them brings spiritual inspiration and allows you to plunge into an atmosphere of spiritual reflection and worship.              Special Attraction unveiling Mysteries: Dive into the Depths of Dwarka’s Underwater- where ancient tales and underwater wonders converge. Dwarka, a city steeped in mythology and spirituality, boasts an enigmatic secret beneath its azure waters – the submerged ruins of an ancient temple. As you delve into the depths of this underwater marvel, you’ll unravel the mysteries of a bygone era, where legends of Lord Krishna’s divine kingdom come to life. Immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of these sunken structures, bearing testament to a glorious past lost to the sands of time. Explore the underwater temple’s enigmatic allure, where every submerged artifact tells a story of ancient grandeur and spiritual significance. From intricately carved pillars to mystical relics, each discovery unveils the rich tapestry of Dwarka’s illustrious history. Join us on this captivating journey of exploration and discovery, where the realms of mythology and reality intertwine, offering glimpses into a world beyond imagination. Experience the magic of Dwarka’s underwater temple and unlock the secrets of its timeless allure, beckoning adventurers and seekers alike to behold its enigmatic wonders. Overnight at a hotel in Dwarka.

Day : 07 DWARKA – JAMNAGAR 253 (131 km / 3 hrs)                                                                                                                                                                              After breakfast, drive to Jamnagar and visit the Lothi Tower- a historical tower in Jamnagar, Gujarat, rising to a height of over 25 meters. This tower served as an observation post to prevent attacks on the city in ancient times. Its architectural style combines elements of local and Muslim design to create an impressive appearance. Exploring the Loti Tower allows you to delve into the history of the region and appreciate its military heritage. After Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is a nature sanctuary located near Jamnagar. The reserve is famous for its diversity of birds, as well as other fauna and flora. Many species of birds can be seen here, including migratory birds such as flamingos and flamingo gulls. It is a great place for bird watching and nature walks, where visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature and the avian diversity of the region. A visit to the Khijadi Bird Sanctuary brings joy and admiration for the inimitable natural beauty and diversity of the animal world. Night in Jamnagar. 

Day : 08 JAMNAGAR – AHMEDABAD (290 km / 5-6 hours)                                                                                                                                                                        After breakfast, drive to Ahmedabad and transfer to the airport and railway station.

The program will be modified according to the Guest & Best prices guaranteed.

Above Tour Cost Include:
Accommodation twin & double sharing Basis as per program.
Daily breakfast at the hotel.
All transportation by AC Deluxe Car Latest Model vehicle throughout the Tour.
Services of our Assistance Representative for Airport Transfer as per the program.
Services of English, Hindi, Urdu, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian speaking Guides as per the itinerary.
Mineral Water.
Quote inclusive of presently applicable Government service taxes.

Above Tour Cost Does Not Include:
International flight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medical and insurance of any kind, Monument entrance fee.                                                                                                                                                                   Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fair, strike or any other natural calamities.Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, laundry, Soft/hard drink,  Meals, Tipping etc.