West India Vacations
Places Covered In India -
Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Wakaner -
Gir - Palitana - Bhavnagar - Aurangabad - Goa
14 Nights / 15 Days
Day 1 : Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Mumbai.
Day 2 : Mumbai
Morning free to relax and adjust to the time zone. Afternoon city tour of
Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India built to commemorate the visit of King
George V, Prince of Wales Museum, Crawford market, Dhobi Gaht.
Day 3 : Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Ahmedabad. Arrive and transfer to
hotel. Afternoon 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 4 : Ahmedabad - Wankaner
Transfer to airport for flight to Rajkot. Arrive and drive to Wankaner.
Afternoon city tour of Wankaner includes visit to stupendous 1907 Ranjit
5 : Wankaner - Gir
Early morning drive to Sasan Gir Forest for game viewing. This forest is
the last remaining natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions, teak and deciduous
forest, leopard, deer, monkeys, hyena, peacocks etc.
Full day game viewing at the Jungle.
Day 7: Gir - Palitana
Morning drive to palitana. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city
tour. Palitana is 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 8 : Palitana - Bhavnagar
Morning drive to Bhavnagar. Arrive and check in at hotel. Afternoon city
tour. 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 9 : Bhavnagar - Mumbai
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and
transfer to hotel.
10 : Mumbai - Aurangabad
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Aurangabad. Arrive and transfer
to hotel. Afternoon 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
Full day visit 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 for flight to Goa. Arrive and check - in at
hotel. Afternoon city tour of Goa. Goa - famous for its world renowned
golden beaches 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 Assisi.
Day 13 : Goa
Full day free to relax at the world famous Golden beaches of Goa.
Day 14 : Goa - Mumbai
Morning free to relax at the beach. Afternoon transfer to airport for
flight to Mumbai. Arrive and transfer to hotel.
Day 15 : Mumbai - Onward Journey
Transfer to airport for flight to your onward destination.