One of the best ways of experiencing the true spirit of India is to visit the state of Gujarat, which many fondly refer to as the ‘Jewel of Western India’. It is celebrated for its rich heritage, beauty and vibrant culture. It is also a very popular destination for pilgrimage. There are many wonders waiting for you in Gujarat, and you will have a memorable time discovering them on your next holiday.
- Best time to visit:
November to February
- Recommended minimum duration:
3 nights/4 days
Culture and Heriatge
There are three different ways to explore this spectacular destination. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose the right one.
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- Designed specifically for photography enthusiasts.
- Real-time photography guidance and off-field photography sessions during the Tour.
- Non-photographers are recommended to explore the other two travel options.
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- A wealth of wildlife learning.
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Gujarat is a remarkably well-developed state both culturally and economically, and you will be amazed at the gentle and hospitable nature of its people. When you add to this its magnificent architectural landmarks, rich natural beauty, diverse wildlife and distinct cuisine, the magnetic attraction of Gujarat becomes impossible to ignore.
The Thar Desert and the Rann of Kutch are two of the best-known natural wonders in Gujarat. Sabarmati, Tapi and Narmada are its arterial rivers along which civilisations have thrived since times immemorial. If you find history fascinating, then you must visit Dholavira and Lothal, the 2500-year-old ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation lie. Taking a walk through the remnants of these glorious ancient towns will leave you awestruck and humbled.
There are numerous wildlife sanctuaries all over Gujarat where diverse and rare species of animals are meticulously protected. The hospitable environment of these sanctuaries is highly conducive to their survival and they thrive fearlessly in their natural habitat. Go on a wildlife safaris in the world famous Gir forests with your family and have a lot of fun watching the majestic Asiatic lions, leopards, deer and a variety of birds and reptiles.
The Sasan Gir National Park, Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary, Marine National Park, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary and the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary are some of the other well-known wildlife reserves in Gujarat. Treat yourself to the sight of many exotic breeds of birds and animals like the tiger, leopard, Indian golden jackal, sambar, Indian wild ass, marsh crocodile, jungle cat, sarus crane, Indian grey hornbill, pangolin, spotted deer and the barking deer on safaris and guided tours in these sanctuaries.
Gujarat is also well-known for its religious shrines and every year, pilgrims belonging to all religions from around the world visit them to soak themselves in spirituality and peace. These include the Somnath Temple, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, and Rani Rupmati Mosque. Keep aside some time in your itinerary for visits to these shrines to marvel at their architectural brilliance.
Major cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Gandhinagar bear testimony to the remarkable urbanisation and economic progress that Gujarat has made in the recent years. The beautiful buildings, tourist attractions, shopping malls and museums of these cities will rejuvenate your senses. The Mahatma Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, where the Mahatma spent about twelve years of his life is one such must-visit place.
When you feel famished after exploring these cities, visit the many iconic restaurants to treat yourself to some grand Gujarati cuisine. The distinct taste of the local food will delight you gastronomically and give you plenty of memories to cherish.
At Toehold, we are passionate about travel and photography just as you are, which lets us understand your needs and travails perfectly. And we use our insight and experience to plan your vacation to perfection, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and make memories for a lifetime.
Here are just some reasons you should leave your next holiday to us:
How different are your Personalised Vacations from other holidays?
Unlike travel agents who plan your vacation from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, our Personalised Vacations offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the knowledge of experts who know the places first-hand. Besides, your holiday will be meticulously planned by making use of the best local contacts we have at every destination.
What is the scope of services you offer as a part of a Personalized Vacation package?
Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
For whom is this destination suitable?
Anybody with an interest in wildlife, and all the myriad marvels of nature, and is over the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian) can go on a personal vacation to this destination.
Will you book my flight tickets if needed?
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too.
Do you rent camera equipment?
Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Click here to see what we offer. What’s better, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired on Toehold Personalised Vacations