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South Gujarat Travel package (Surat – Ahwa – Dabhoi – Saputara)

About -Surat is a hub of textile and diamond industries and is one of the main trading towns in Gujrat.It is located on the banks of river Tapti. Surat is one of the fastest growing cities in India. South Gujarat also known as Deccan Gujarat or Dakshin Gujaratand is one of the wettest regions in Gujrat state. South Gujarat is divided in two parts, coastal and hilly area that provides idea tourist gateway for tourists.

Ideal time to visit – Tourists visit the hill station of Saputara all around the year as it provides an ideal gateway from the scorching summer that burns all around the Gujarat. It is still preferred to avoid traveling to South Gujarat during monsoon season.

 

How to reach

Surat

  • By Air: Surat Airport is the nearest domestic airport connected to major Indian cities through regular flights. Regular cabs, buses and private vehicles run from here to reach Surat.
  • By Road: The city is connected through an efficient road network from major cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Pune. Regular buses ply between many cities to and from Surat.
  • By Rail: Surat is connected to several cities via an efficient rail network.

Saputara

Saputara is 400 km away from Ahmedabad and 150 km from Surat. Buses ply frequently between Surat and here along with private tourist buses that come here from Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Waghai is the nearest railway station that is 50 km away from Saputara and further journey can be taken via bus or cab.

 

Why you should choose our South Gujarat travel package.

This trip has been planned for the tourists who want to escape the regular city life and spend some days in the mountains while traveling around the tourists destinations of Gujarat at the same time. An extensive trip to the land of unique tribal families of Gujarat can be experience through this trip. Travelers and tourists from faraway lands come here visit this place to escape from the scorching hot summers and spend sometime in the wilderness.

 

South Gujarat travel package – Overview

 

This 7 day trip for South Gujarat includes some of the most visited and popular locations in the area of Gujarat known as Dakshin Gujarat. The only hill station of Gujarat is located here in Saputara that will provide you a change of climate from whole Gujarat. A trip here is most recommended as we intend to give you comfortable stay options along with transportation and guide service.

 

South Gujarat travel package – An overview

 

This trip starts from Ahmedabad (23.0300° N, 72.5800° E) and takes you to Surat (21.1700° N, 72.8300° E) that is an one of the largest growing cities in India and serves as a gateway for many tourist locations, from here we will move to Saputara (20.5797° N, 73.7467° E)  the only hill station in Gujrat. Apart from Sapurtar the entire Gujarat’s weather is hot and humid during summers and pleasant during winters. Languages spoken here is Gujrati along with Hindi and English is also spoken here.

Festivals

Fairs and Festivals

NavratriNavratri is celebreated on a grand scale in in entire Gujrat that goes non-stop for nine nights with devotees celebrate Goddess Shakti’s manifestation and victory over Mahishsura. People also perform the folk dance of Gujarat called Garba with great Enthusiasm.

Uttrayan – This festival is celebrated to observe the end of winter season and give a warm welcome to the summer season. The international kite festival is celebrated on this day.

Textile Expo - Textile Expo Surat is one of the chief attractions of Surat as this city is hub of textile mills. This fair is organized to show the achievements of textile industry of Surat.

The Trineteshwer Mahadev fair – This fair is of great importance in Surat because it attracts attention of a lot of tourists here. This festival is observed by the locals dressed up in colorful ornaments and attires with local dance and music performances.

Dang Darbar: The Dangs Darbar is an annual fair held in Ahwa every year, a few days before Holi. It is also called the Jamabandi Darbar. Thousands of tribal people flock to Ahwa from all over  the district, gaily dressed in lively colours, sounding the shehnai and beating their drums.

Grishm Mahotsav – This fair is organized by the Gujarat Tourism during month of May to bring tourists familiar to the Art and cultural of Saputara region.

Monsoon festival – This is a month long festival that is organized in the month of August aimed to bring tourists to Saputara in the month of monsoon. 

 

Hotels

 

Surat

Hotel Atithya – 1500 onwards (0261 - 2474439)

Hotel Ashirwad – 1200 onwards (0261 - 2554146)

Hotel Krishna – 800 onwards (9825161043)

Saputara

Hotel Vaishali Saputara–5000 onwards

What to eat –Surat boasts on the local cuisines that include Locho, Surti Undhiyu, Rasawala Khaman, Cold coco etc. There are street side shops famous for selling various kinds of bhajiyas that is highly popular.

Saputara is famous for its Gujrati thalis served at Hotels Patang and Vaishali are most recommended.

 

7 day trip itinerary for South Gujrat Travel Package

 

Day 1 Ahmedabad – Surat (264km/4h)

Our representatives will pick you from Airport/Railway station and transfer you to the pickup point. We will drive for Surat from here. Upon reaching you’ll be transferred to the hotel for check in, rest and dinner.

 

Day 2 Sightseeing in Surat

We will leave the hotel early morning and visit Swaminarayan temple. This is one of the many temples that belongs to the the Swaminarayan Sect of Vaishnavism. This temple is located on the banks of River Tapti and was made in year 1996. The shrines of this temple are brightly colored with detailed wooden carvings on the walls.

From here we will travel to Old Fort that is situated on the banks of River Tapti, followed by Chintamani Jain Temple and Sardar Vallabhai Patel museum.

We will return to hotel for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 3 Surat beach sightseeing (18km)

Today we will wake up early morning and leave for Ambika Niketan Temple. This temple is located on the banks of River Tapti and is devoted to Mother Goddess, Goddess Ashtabhuja Ambika.

From here we drive further to Dumas beach which is located at a distance of 18 Kms from Surat.It is a beautiful beach with pristine seashores and palm trees that offers a decent view for tourists. You can have a camel ride or a horse ride here as they are conducted for fun activities.

From here we will leave for Hajira beach that is 31 km away from Dumas. This place is famous for an island with mangrove forests and Hajira bird sanctuary. After spending the day here we will return to hotel in Surat for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 Surat – Ahwa – Surat (133km/3h)

Today we will drive for Ahwa early morning after breakfast in the hotel. Ahwa is in Satpura region of South Gujrat famous for Old buildings and waterfalls. Gujrat’s highest waterfall, Girmal falls is located here. Water falls from a height of 100 ft amidst the fog that surrounds this region. From here we will visit Gira Falls. This waterfall is made because of Kapri tributary falling from a height of 75 ft and drops into the Ambika River.

Other places worth visiting here are.

Gavadgarh View point: This view point that was developed by the forest department to provide visitors a fine view of Purna Sanctuary that is surrounded by Gira River.

Saptashrungi Devi Mandir: This is one of the most important religious destinations here. Saptashrungi Devi is the sister of Godess Kali. This place is renowned with seven hills surrounding this area.

Botanical Gardens: Established in 1966, this garden is the largest garden in Gujarat as spread in 24 hectares of land made for conservation of rare, endangered and endemic species of trees and plants.

We will return to Surat for overnight stay and dinner.

 

Day 5 - Surat – Dabhoi – Surat (149km/2h)

Today we will start in the morning after breakfast and travel to Dabhoi. Dabhoi is of great importance for people of Jain religion. There are 6 Jain temples out of which Shri Lodhan Parshvanath temple is the most important one.

After visiting these temples we will visit the old Hira Bhagol Palace which is named after its architect, Hiradhar. The architecture here consists of beautifully carved designed comprising inscriptions of Hindu deities like Shiva, Lakshmi and Vishnu along with scene of churning of the ocean and stories from Mahabharata. 

We will return to Surat for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 6 - Surat – Saputara (152km/2.39h)

Today we check out from the hotel and leave for Saputara after breakfast, upon reaching we will check in a hotel here and then leave for local sightseeing. Saputara is a hill station town in Gujarat and means home of the Serpent. This place is visited by many tourists seeking pleasant climate and scenic view from the surrounding areas. The forest area around Saputara is house of many tribal villages and their unique dances.

Today we will visit Saputara lake for boating and enjoying the beautiful surroundings, from here we will travel to Saputara tribal museum and then to Artists village which is a great place to see and buy artifacts that include bamboo craft, warli paintings, jewellery and pottery etc.

The day will end with Saputara Ropeway ride across the valley, on the other side you can enjoy panoramic views of the hill station.

Overnight and dinner in Saputara.

 

Day 7 – Saputara – Ahmedabad (388km/6h)

We will wake up early morning and visit the sunrise point that is located at a distance of 1.5 km and can be reached by walking. This place offers a beautiful view of the hill station and the surrounding valley. From here we will check out from the hotel and leave for Ahmedabad. On our way we will stop at Hatgad Fort which is situated at a very high altitude and can be reached only by trekking or by climbing 100+ stairs.

After visiting the fort we will continue our drive for Ahmedabad where upon reaching you’ll be dropped at the railway station/airport. 



South Gujarat Travel Package : Tour Cost Inclusions

·   Meeting and assistance on arrival 

·   06 Nights accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels 

·   Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu breakfast 

·   Air-conditioned car for sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary 

·   Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking

    Tour Cost Excludes:-

        Air fare / train fare 
       Jeep safari at Sasangir.
       Coolie / porter charges. 
       Camera charges. 
       Donations at temples. 
       Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
       Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes’ 
       Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc. 
       Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes’ 
       Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing. 
       3.09% Government service tax




South Gujarat Travel Package : Tour Cost Inclusions

·   Meeting and assistance on arrival 

·   06 Nights accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels 

·   Daily Buffet/ fixed Menu breakfast 

·   Air-conditioned car for sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary 

·   Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking

    Tour Cost Excludes:-

        Air fare / train fare 
       Jeep safari at Sasangir.
       Coolie / porter charges. 
       Camera charges. 
       Donations at temples. 
       Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
       Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes’ 
       Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc. 
       Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes’ 
       Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing. 
       3.09% Government service tax

 

South Gujarat Travel Package : Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Ahmedabad – Surat (264km/4h)

Our representatives will pick you from Airport/Railway station and transfer you to the pickup point. We will drive for Surat from here. Upon reaching you’ll be transferred to the hotel for check in, rest and dinner.

 

Day 2 Sightseeing in Surat

We will leave the hotel early morning and visit Swaminarayan temple. This is one of the many temples that belongs to the the Swaminarayan Sect of Vaishnavism. This temple is located on the banks of River Tapti and was made in year 1996. The shrines of this temple are brightly colored with detailed wooden carvings on the walls.

From here we will travel to Old Fort that is situated on the banks of River Tapti, followed by Chintamani Jain Temple and Sardar Vallabhai Patel museum.

We will return to hotel for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 3 Surat beach sightseeing (18km)

Today we will wake up early morning and leave for Ambika Niketan Temple. This temple is located on the banks of River Tapti and is devoted to Mother Goddess, Goddess Ashtabhuja Ambika.

From here we drive further to Dumas beach which is located at a distance of 18 Kms from Surat.It is a beautiful beach with pristine seashores and palm trees that offers a decent view for tourists. You can have a camel ride or a horse ride here as they are conducted for fun activities.

From here we will leave for Hajira beach that is 31 km away from Dumas. This place is famous for an island with mangrove forests and Hajira bird sanctuary. After spending the day here we will return to hotel in Surat for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 Surat – Ahwa – Surat (133km/3h)

Today we will drive for Ahwa early morning after breakfast in the hotel. Ahwa is in Satpura region of South Gujrat famous for Old buildings and waterfalls. Gujrat’s highest waterfall, Girmal falls is located here. Water falls from a height of 100 ft amidst the fog that surrounds this region. From here we will visit Gira Falls. This waterfall is made because of Kapri tributary falling from a height of 75 ft and drops into the Ambika River.

Other places worth visiting here are.

Gavadgarh View point: This view point that was developed by the forest department to provide visitors a fine view of Purna Sanctuary that is surrounded by Gira River.

Saptashrungi Devi Mandir: This is one of the most important religious destinations here. Saptashrungi Devi is the sister of Godess Kali. This place is renowned with seven hills surrounding this area.

Botanical Gardens: Established in 1966, this garden is the largest garden in Gujarat as spread in 24 hectares of land made for conservation of rare, endangered and endemic species of trees and plants.

We will return to Surat for overnight stay and dinner.

 

Day 5 - Surat – Dabhoi – Surat (149km/2h)

Today we will start in the morning after breakfast and travel to Dabhoi. Dabhoi is of great importance for people of Jain religion. There are 6 Jain temples out of which Shri Lodhan Parshvanath temple is the most important one.

After visiting these temples we will visit the old Hira Bhagol Palace which is named after its architect, Hiradhar. The architecture here consists of beautifully carved designed comprising inscriptions of Hindu deities like Shiva, Lakshmi and Vishnu along with scene of churning of the ocean and stories from Mahabharata. 

We will return to Surat for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 6 - Surat – Saputara (152km/2.39h)

Today we check out from the hotel and leave for Saputara after breakfast, upon reaching we will check in a hotel here and then leave for local sightseeing. Saputara is a hill station town in Gujarat and means home of the Serpent. This place is visited by many tourists seeking pleasant climate and scenic view from the surrounding areas. The forest area around Saputara is house of many tribal villages and their unique dances.

Today we will visit Saputara lake for boating and enjoying the beautiful surroundings, from here we will travel to Saputara tribal museum and then to Artists village which is a great place to see and buy artifacts that include bamboo craft, warli paintings, jewellery and pottery etc.

The day will end with Saputara Ropeway ride across the valley, on the other side you can enjoy panoramic views of the hill station.

Overnight and dinner in Saputara.

 

Day 7 – Saputara – Ahmedabad (388km/6h)

We will wake up early morning and visit the sunrise point that is located at a distance of 1.5 km and can be reached by walking. This place offers a beautiful view of the hill station and the surrounding valley. From here we will check out from the hotel and leave for Ahmedabad. On our way we will stop at Hatgad Fort which is situated at a very high altitude and can be reached only by trekking or by climbing 100+ stairs.

After visiting the fort we will continue our drive for Ahmedabad where upon reaching you’ll be dropped at the railway station/airport. 

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