Ahmedabad - Jamnagar - Dwarka - Somnath - Diu - Ahmedabad
1st DAY: AHMEDABAD – JAMNAGAR
( Distance from Ahmedabad – Jamnagar 310 Km / Approx 5 Hours )
Arrival at ahmedabad. Meet to greet and drive to jamnagar, visit of bala hanuman temple - bala hanuman temple is a pilgrim place venerated by the devotees of lord ram. It is a world famous temple, known for the continuous chanting of jai ram, shri ram. The chanting is going on since 1964 and has found a place for it in the guinness book of world records. People chant the name of the lord in shifts, 24 hours a day.
O/n stay at jamnagar.
2ND DAY: JAMNAGAR – DWARKA
(Distance from Jamnagar – Dwarka 136 Km/ Approx 3 Hrs.)
Morning proceed for dwarka. Visit bet dwarka & nageshwar jyotirling.
Bet dwarka also known as bet shankhoddar, bet dwarka is only 5 kms from okha junction in sea and okha is 30 kms from dwarka. It is said to be the place where lord krishna lived with his family when the ruled at dwarka. It is also the place where vishnu slew the demon shankhasura. Visitors make it a point to visit the krishna temple at this site which holds much of interest to be seen and experienced.
Nageswar mahadev the puranas mention 12 jyotirlingas or columns of light representing lord shiva, who manifested himself in that form in different parts of india. This shiva shrine near dwarka is one of these and is there- fore accorded great respect.
Rukmani temple – temple of lord krihsna’s wife.
Evening attend aarti at dwarkadhish temple. O/n stay at dwarka.
3RD DAY: DWARKA – PORBANDAR – SOMNATH
( Distance from Dwarka– Somnath 230 Km /Approx 4 Hours)
Morning procced to porabandar, visit of kirti temple known as house & born place of mahatma gandhi. In back side house of kasturba wife of gandhi. Also visit of gandhi museum, study room of mahatma gandhi in the kirti temple. Later visit of sudama temple & continue procced to somnath, evening aarti darshan at somnath temple - a lord shiva temple known as jyotirling built by moon god. Enjoy lighting and sounding show. O/n stay at somnath.
4TH DAY : SOMNATH – DIU
(Distance from Somnath- Diu 90 Km/ Approx 2 Hours )
Morning visit bhalka tirth, triveni tirth.
Later proceed for diu. Visit of diu fort & beach. The fort has canons, which reminds one of the struggles between bahadur shah, sultan of gujarat, mughal emperor & the portuguese. Later visit diu includes st.paul church which is founded by jesuits, diu museum which is collection of wooden carving, idols, shadow clocks & so many other items. O/n stay at diu.
5TH DAY : DIU – AHMEDABAD
(Distance from Diu- Ahmedabad 373 Km/ Approx 7 Hours )
After b/f proceed for ahmedabad. Rest at the hotel. O/n stay at ahmedabad.
6TH DAYS AUG : AHMEDABAD LOCAL & EVENING DROP
After b/f visit akshardham temple - akshardham is situated in the capital city of gandhinagar, which lies near ahmedabad. The magnificent temple is dedicated to lord swaminarayan. It was constructed on the directions of pramukh swami maharaj, the spiritual leader of baps sanstha. The complex of this temple is the largest in gujarat. Akshardham temple was inaugurated in the year 1992 and has become a major tourist attraction in india, during the last decade. It has a sprawling 23 acre area and is chiseled out in pink sandstone. Visit science city. The swetambara temple hatheesing temple was built outside delhi gate in 1850 by a rich jain merchant sheth hatheesing. This is the best known of ahmedabad’s many ornate jain temples. It is dedicated to dharamnath, the fifteenth tirthankar whose status stand in the main sanctuary built by pure marble profusely decirated with rich carving, gandhi ashram the beautiful ashram complex of ahmedabad, with shady trees populated by thousand of paraketers, beaters, sunbirds, squirells, offers a refuge from the loud streets of the city and is one of the foremost tourist attraction of ahmedabad. This ashram was gandhi’s headqquartersduring the long struggle for indian independence. His ashram was founded in 1915 and still makes handicrafts, handmade paper and spinning wheels. This ashram is open from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm.
Evening transfer to ahmedabad airport fly for delhi.