Arrive early in the morning. Airport reception and transfer to a nearby hotel and provision of a room to cool off. Drive to Bhavnagar. On the way, stop at Lothal, ancient city of the Indus Valley where excavations have unearthed more than 4500 years buildings.
Road to Palitana (1:30), one of the five sacred mountains Jains. Rise of 3500 steps (in sedan chair, payable on location) to achieve true religious city built between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. Day dedicated to the visit of the site (the ascent and descent takes about 3 hours).
Drive to Diu (5h), former Portuguese trading post that has retained a special charm. Visit churches, the Portuguese quarter, the fort, and walk by the sea.
On the road (3h) of the Gir park, stop at the Somnath temple built by the sea. Dedicated to Shiva, it contains one of the twelve jyoti linga in India. Installaiton in your nice camp beautifully situated on a river near the Gir park, only place where one can still find Asian lions.
Early morning safari in the park. Road to Junagadh, pleasant city dominated by Mount Ginar which rises to 1117 m. Visit amazing mausoleums moguls, Muslim rulers who ruled the area until 1947. The sculptures and decorations are teeming. Discover the citadel of Uparkot and rock inscription of Ashoka. Drive to Gondal. Visit the palace of Naulakha overlooking the river. Its facade, balconies and window treatments are particularly noteworthy. Installation in Riverside palace built in the nineteenth century and which remains the Princely Family (145 kms for about 4 hours drive).
This is in Rajkot Gandhi spent part of his childhood. Visit her home or school. Continue to Wankaner, former stronghold Rajput, and installation in the palace of the late nineteenth century when the Maharaja remains. You can discover the famous stud farm of horses Kathiawari, a collection of vintage cars and a beautiful well in degrees.
Drive to Bhuj (5h), capital of "Rann of Kutch". Achievements of formalities for business authorizations tribal villages. Discovery Palace where the Aina Mahal and the Palace of Mirrors is located a rich collection of palanquins, textiles, porcelain and fans. Visit the part open to public Prag Mahal and Museum of Kutch (closed on Wednesday). Stroll in the bazaar.
Day dedicated to the discovery of villages where old techniques are passed from generation to generation. The center of Khamir is a good starting point for this tour: the document identifies all the techniques of the area (possibility of workshop - contact us). Road to Banni region, real conservatory very rich craft traditions of the region (villages Sumrasar, Nirona, Bhirandiya or Dhordo). Ahirs villages are particularly noted for their embroidery.
Excursion seafront in Tunda Vandh. For over four centuries saw a large community of Rabaris, ancient nomadic tribe today sedentary. However, it retained its traditional customs and beliefs. At Mandvi, discovery of major shipyards and the summer residence of the Maharajas of Bhuj.
Road to the Rann of Kutch (6h), its landscapes and diverse wildlife (gudkhur, famous wild donkeys specific to this region, antelopes, gazelles, hyenas or jackals, gray herons or cranes).
Full day safari and visit the villages of pastors vadiara, Sindhi or samra, tribes of camel Rabari, famous for their embroidery and silk weaving, and salt suppliers. This step is recommended from May to September.
In Patan, the ancient capital of the Solanki kings, visit Jain temples and underground wells, or baoli, home of beautiful bas-reliefs. Visit the latest weaving workshop that perpetuates the war-making tradition of sumptuous saris patola. Discovery Modhera Temple (eleventh century) dedicated to Surya, the Sun God. Balaram Palace resort at night.
Pursuit to the capital of Gujarat (5 hours drive in all). Visit the Jain temple for its fine sculptures. At the heart of the city, you can admire the Indo-Muslim architectural style illustrated by the delicate marble arabesques Sidi Saiyad mosque and domes of the Jama Masjid.
Visit the Calico Museum (Closed on Wednesday & Public Holidays) which houses a magnificent collection of textiles. Walking through the streets of the old town with a guide (English) of an association that works to publicize the architectural heritage of the old city. Discovery wells monumental degree of Dada Hari, which dates back to the Mughal era. Visit the romantic site Sarkhej, pavilions, gardens, mosques and mausoleums built in the fifteenth sicèle degrees around a pond.
In time transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.