Cultural tour of Gujarat is a 12 days in-depth cultural tour starts in Mumbai and ends in Ahmedabad with 10 other destinations to explore. The tour includes 11 nights stay, sightseeing, all transfers, 11 breakfasts at the hotels and 2 wildlife safaris at Gir National Park.
Stay - Bhuj
Fly to Bhuj via Mumbai. On arrival, Alkof Holidays representative will welcome you at the Bhuj Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Accommodation, Transfers
Stay - Bhuj
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the walled city of Bhuj where highlights include a visit to the Aina Mahal Palace (the Palace of Mirrors). The tower, which featured in the Bollywood film 'Lagaan' can be seen from the outside but cannot be climbed as the building was damaged in a 2001 earthquake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Take a full day excursion of the Banni villages and the salt flats to gain an insight into the daily life of the artisans whose work is integral to the culture of the region. Traditions such as needlework and textile arts are preserved by almost every community in the region. Overnight stay at the hotel at Bhuj.
Take a full-day excursion trip of the magnificent Junagadh fort which lies at the foot of the Girnar Hill. The main feature is the Uparkot fort (upper fort), a sombre fortress that rises from a hill with old palaces, Buddhist caves, stepwells, moats and huge battlemented walls. Overnight stay at the hotel in Junagadh.
Drive to Sasan Gir National Park, upon arrival at Gir National Park, check-in at the Lion Safari Camp. The Park is made up of mostly forest area with rocky hills and deep valleys with numerous rivers and streams. It is also Asia's last natural home of the Asiatic lion (Panthera Leo Lersica). Overnight stay at the resort.
Today enjoy a jeep safari inside the National Park, one early in the morning, and second safari in the afternoon. The wildlife safaris are organized in the sanctuary thrice in a day, two scheduled rides in the morning season while the last one will be organized late in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the resort.
Gir National Park: One of the highly popular protected areas and the only home to regal Asiatic Lions, Gir National Park is known for boasting an impressive range of exotic flora and fauna. The flora of Gir national park majorly encompasses dry and deciduous forests. Apart from the mammals, the park has a large population of marsh crocodile or mugger that is among the 40 species of reptiles and amphibians recorded in the sanctuary. Gir National Park is also a paradise for bird watchers with a check-list of more than 250 birds. For this reason, the park remains filled with wildlife lovers all the year round.
Drive to Bhavnagar which is still an important trading post for cotton goods manufactured in Gujarat. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers
Stay - Bhavnagar
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Jain temple complex of Palitana, set among the Shatrunjaya hills, which consists of 863 intricately carved marble shrines. Palitana is widely considered to be one of the most sacred sights for Jains and was once the capital of the princely state of the Gohil Rajput clan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Drive to Ahmedabad, upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later in the evening walk around the historic city founded by the then King of Gujarat. It is still possible to see the gates and walls of the original fortifications, and some striking examples of Indian Islamic architecture. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the sun temple at Modhera where the exterior is intricately carved and the building designed so that the sun's rays illuminate the sanctum at dawn during the time of the equinoxes. In front of the temple is a colossal tank, which was once known as Surya Kund or Rama Kund. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the Ahmedabad Airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.
Includes: Breakfast, Transfers
Flight (Economical Class) - From Mumbai to Bhuj
11 Nights accommodation based on double/twin sharing basis
Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
2 Wildlife Jeep Safaris at Gir National Park
Transportation - Entire Trip, Including Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by an AC Car MUV/SUV/Sedan car.
Sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Local English Speaking Guide
1 Mineral water bottles per person per day
All currently applicable taxes
1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar
Visas Fee (if applicable)
Beverages other than drinking water & any costs of a personal nature
Any International or Domestic Flight
Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of the itinerary
Any Entrance Fees, Camera Fees
Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary
Documents to be submitted:
Photo ID proof.
Passport (Only for Foreign Tourists / NRI).
Payment & Collect:
Pay the registration amount / full tour price by Cheque, Demand Draft, Online and collect:
Tour itinerary, travel and hotel details (On Email & Hard Copy)
Receipt of payment (On Email & Hard Copy)
Visa folder for World Tour(s) (Hard Copy)
Note: After the payment is successful, an acknowledgement message is sent to the guest's registered email ID. This message contains the bank details, the amount credited along with the date and place of payment. In case the message is not received, you are requested to contact your dedicated tour manager or call Alkof Holidays corporate office immediately on +91-9717930209
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.
Many of our travelers join because they are traveling solo. So yes it is absolutely safe to travel solo on this tour. As a solo traveler, you have to pay single supplement charges. Please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.
Our tour cost includes personal assistance during arrival and departure, hotel accommodations with breakfast, all transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car/van/coach depending on a number of persons with as per itinerary, English speaking local guide, all applicable taxes and dedicated manager with 24x7 support. We can also include lunch and dinner, domestic flights, and other services on request at an additional cost.
The check-in and the check-out timings in a majority of the hotels are 1400 hours and the 1200 hours respectively. Early check-in's and late check-out's are subject to availability of the rooms, thus we suggest you to book your room(s) previous night itself if you arriving early then the normal check-in time or if you have a late check-out. Just let us know your arrival and departure timing at the time of booking your tour with us and we will help you in managing your stay for the extra hours.
We provide 3 star comfort hotels in our standard tour packages. However you can always upgrade your accommodations to 4 star hotels or 5 star luxury hotels or charming boutique hotels/heritage palaces or any special hotel of your choice at an additional cost.
Alkof Holidays is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary. We will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trip to facilitate the requirements of disabled travelers – such as booking ground floor accommodation or having your tour manager communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally. Further please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange your tour accordingly.
One must possess a passport which is valid for minimum 6 months from the date of entry into India. Many countries have been included in the list of countries whose citizens are provided E-Visa facility provided they apply 72 hours in advance. Other nationals need to obtain Indian visa in advance to enter India.
You will be greeted by our representative at the airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a company placard with your name written on it for your identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact phone numbers for your assistance.
We provide dedicated tour managers to all our guest with 24 X 7 personal assistance. Our office is open 24 hours a day which means that you will always have someone to assist you even at any point of time. We shall also give you mobile nos. of our executives who you may call, email or whatsapp in case of any need.
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival.
We shall do our best to make changes as per your request and shall not charge you anything unless there is penalty charged by hotels etc, for making these changes.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival or as per below schedule.
30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
19 - 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 16 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
If you cancel your holiday:
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
Between 30 - 45 days before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
Between 17 - 29 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
Up-to 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday:
We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
Established in 2009, Alkof Holidays, is a leading tour operator based in New Delhi, India. We understand our customers and always deliver on our promises. We offer unique travel experiences, and well planned itineraries, conducted by the most experienced, and professional tour managers.