Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Arrival at Mumbai airport with transfer to your hotel. Mumbai, a city that never sleeps, offers a myriad of experiences day and night. From shopping arcades to sports activities, nightclubs, and gourmet restaurants, this city has it all. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore or relax. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Mumbai. Drive along Marine Drive, a beautifully laid boulevard, to reach the iconic Gateway of India. From here, board a ferry to the Elephanta Caves (closed on Mondays), where a flight of 100 steps leads to ancient cave temples. Return to the Gateway of India and continue your city tour. Drive past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and the Parliament House. Visit Dhobhi Ghat, Mumbai's famous open-air laundry, and explore the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, a prominent museum displaying a diverse collection of ancient artifacts and artwork. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Daman (190km)
After breakfast, drive to Daman and check in at your hotel. Explore the Cathedral of Bom Jesus, known for its beautiful altarpiece and intricately carved doorway, constructed by the Portuguese in 1603. Visit St. Jerome Fort, also known as Nani Daman Fort, which houses a large statue of St. Jerome. You can also see the church of Our Lady of the Sea and a Jain temple within the fort complex. The evening is free for relaxation on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Daman - Ankleshwar (200km)
After breakfast, drive to Ankleshwar and check in at your hotel. Ankleshwar is renowned for Shri Ankleshwar Tirth, featuring four Digambar Jain temples, including the temple of Chintamani Parsvanath, Mahavir Swami Mandir, Adinath Mandir, and Neminath Mandir. Later, you can explore the local area. Overnight in a tent or hotel.
Day 5: Ankleshwar - Kevadia (90km)
After breakfast, visit the world's tallest Statue of Unity, where high-speed elevators take you to the top for panoramic views. Explore the Sardar Sarovar Dam, one of the world's largest concrete gravity dams, and the nearby Valley of Flowers garden. Enjoy an evening light and sound show at the Statue of Unity. Lunch, dinner, and overnight in a tent or hotel.
Day 6: Kevadia - Vadodara (150km)
After breakfast, drive to Vadodara, en route visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pavagadh-Champaner. Explore Lakshmi Vilas Palace, a grand private residence four times the size of Buckingham Palace, and visit the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and Kirti Mandir. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Vadodara - Bhavnagar (200km)
After breakfast, drive to Bhavnagar, stopping to visit the archaeological remains of Harappa Port-Town at Lothal, part of the Indus Valley Civilization. Continue your drive to Bhavnagar and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Bhavnagar - Palitana - Diu (250km)
After breakfast, drive to Diu via Palitana. Explore the Palitana Temples, known for being the largest cluster of Jain temples on Shatrunjaya hills. Continue to Diu, check in at your hotel, and enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Diu
After breakfast, visit Diu Fort, which houses a lighthouse and a jail. Explore the Old Town with its historic mansions, including the colorful three-story Nagar Sheth Haveli. The day is free for relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Diu - Somnath - Sasan Gir (130km)
After breakfast, drive to Sasan Gir via Somnath. Visit the famous Somnath Temple, with its rich history and intricate architecture. Explore the Paanch Pandav Caves and Suraj Mandir before continuing to Sasan Gir. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Sasan Gir - Porbandar - Dwarka (250km)
After breakfast, embark on a Gypsy safari in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the Asiatic Wild Ass and a variety of wildlife species. Later, drive to Dwarka via Porbandar, where you can visit the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and other historical sites. Check in at your hotel in Dwarka. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Dwarka - Morbi (250km)
After breakfast, visit the Dwarkadhish Temple and then proceed to Morbi. En route, visit Marine National Park by ferry, known for its diverse marine life. Explore the Nageshwar Temple, which houses one of the 12 jyotirlingas, before checking in at your hotel in Morbi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Morbi - Mundra - Mandvi (250km)
After breakfast, drive to Mandvi via Bhadreshwar Jain Temple and Mundra, known for its Batik workshops. Witness the traditional block-printing and Batik-making process. Check in at your hotel in Mandvi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Mandvi
After breakfast, visit Vijay Vilas Palace, known for its grandeur and architecture. Explore Mandvi Town, famous for its shipbuilding center. Observe local carpenters building traditional dhows. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Mandvi - Bhuj - Hodka (130km)
After breakfast, drive to Hodka via Bhuj. Visit Aaina Mahal Palace, Prag Mahal, Shri Swaminarayan Temple, and Ramkund in Bhuj. Continue to the Banni Region of Kutch and visit Nirona Village to witness the Rogan art. Check in at your resort in Hodka. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at the resort.
Day 16: Hodka - White Rann of Kutch
Early morning, drive to the White Rann of Kutch to witness the sunrise. Explore Dhordo Village, inhabited by the Mutwa Muslim Community, and visit a Pathan community hamlet known for its embroidery. Later, visit Kala Dungar to view the sunset. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at the resort.
Day 17: Hodka - Dasada (340km)
After breakfast, drive to Dasada, visiting Block Printers at Ajrakhpur village. Learn about the intricate art of Ajrakh block-printing using natural dyes. Check in at your camp or hotel in Dasada. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at the camp/hotel.
Day 18: Dasada - Ahmedabad (260km)
Early morning safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, a unique wilderness area home to the Asiatic Wild Ass and diverse wildlife. Afterward, drive to Ahmedabad and check in at your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 19: Ahmedabad
After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Hatheesing Jain Temple, Bhadra Fort, Sabarmati Ashram, Shaking Minarets, VECHAAR Utensils Museum, and the Kite Museum. The day is filled with cultural and historical exploration. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 20: Ahmedabad - Mumbai (flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Ahmedabad airport for your flight to Mumbai, marking the end of this diverse and culturally rich journey.