Glimpses of Western India
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Ahmedabad
-Rajkot- Wakaner - Gir - Palitana - Bhavnagar - Aurangabad -
Goa - Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Mumbai.
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Glimpses of Western India'! On arrival
in Mumbai, you will will be met and transferred by Vardhman's
representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure
Day 02: Mumbai
Full day sightseeing tour of Goa
Visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches
- namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine's
Church, Arch of Vice Roy of Goa. Miramar Beach - This is the
only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river
Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing
village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the
place has a very good viewpoint and a monument at the same
Day 03: Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Ahmedabad.
On arrival at Aurangabad airport, you will will be met and
transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax
for a while and later proceed on a city tour of Ahmedabad.
Ahemadabad contains some very fine museums, the Calico museum
of textile being considered one the worlds fines. This walled
city is testimony to India's crafts. Visit some of the famous
ancient wooden Jain temples, shaking minarets, Jumma Masjid
and modern architectural design buildings.
Day 04: Ahmedabad - Rajkot - Wankaner
Morning at Leisure. Later in the afternoon, transfer to
airport to board flight for Rajkot . On arrival at Rajkot,
you will will be met and directly drive to Wankaner by Vardhman's
representative to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part
of the day.
Day 05: Wankaner - Gir
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for city tour of
Wankaner includes visit to stupendous 1907 Ranjit Vilas Palace.
Later drive to Sasan Gir Forest for game viewing. Upon arrival,
check into your hotel.
This forest is the last remaining natural habitat of the Asiatic
Lions, teak and deciduous forest, leopard, deer, monkeys,
hyena, peacocks etc.
Day 06: Gir
Full day game viewing at the Jungle.
07: Gir - Palitana
Morning drive to Palitana. Upon arrival, check into your
hotel. Later proceed on a city tour of Palitana, a gateway
to Shatrunjaya, the Place of Victory. It is famous as one
of Jainism's holiest pilgrimage places. The climb up 2 kms
to the hill will lead you into 863 different Jain temples
built over a period of 900 years. The most important temple
is dedicated to Sri Adhiswara, the first tirthankar a Jain
Founder) Nearby is the Muslim shrine of Angar pi. Childless
women come here and make offering of miniature cradles at
this shrine to become mothers.
Day 08: Palitana - Bhavnagar
Morning drive to Bhavnagar. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Later proceed on a Bhavnagar was once a Princely State, was
founded in 1743 is now a flourishing port of Khambat. This
city is famous for sacred Shatrunjaya hills, Takhteswar temple
situated on hilltop and Gaurshankar lake.
Day 09: Bhavnagar - Mumbai
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Relax for a while and
later proceed on a city tour of Mumbai .
Visit Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes
of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive,
Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi
Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market,
Marine Drive & Flora Fountain.
Day 10: Mumbai - Aurangabad
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Aurangabad.
Arrive and transfer to hotel. Relax for a while and laternoon
visit Ellora caves. (Caves closed on Monday) Ellora Caves
- Three distinct groups of temples relate the story of the
evolution of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Chiseled out
of rock by religious monks over the centuries, the sites were
chosen for their seclusion. Over 2000 years old, they are
compared to the Pyramids for their amazing construction, sculptures
and frescoes. The most marvelous of all is the Stupendous
Rock Temple of Kailash.
Day 11: Aurangabad - Mumbai
Excursion to Ajanta Caves.
Ajanta caves, 112 km from Aurangabad, the caves here which
are over 2000 years old hewn out of a solid rock. The wall
paintings and frescoes of these caves have a beautiful flow
of line and a wealth of color. Evening transfer to airport
for flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel.
Day 12: Mumbai - Goa
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Goa. Arrive
and check - in at hotel. Relax for a while and later proceed
on a Afternoon city tour of Goa. Goa - famous for its world
renowned goldenbeaches and its Dutch Portuguese influence.
Visit Basilica Cathedral where the body of St. Francis Xavier
is enshrined, Patriarch's Palace, Church of St. Francis of
Day 13: Goa
Full day free to relax at the world famous Golden beaches
Day 14: Goa - Mumbai
Day 15: Mumbai
Morning free to relax at the beach.
Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Arrive
and transfer to hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the
This morning after breakfast transfer to International airport
to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with
sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Glimpses of Western India'escorted
by Vardhman Vacations.