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Crawford market architecture

Day 1: Mumbai

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Mumbai, transfer to hotel. Overnight - Mumbai

Gateway to India

Days 2-4: Mumbai

Mumbai or Bombay, as it was formerly known - remains India’s city of dreams. We enjoy a full day city tour including the Gateway of India monument, the Prince of Wales museum, Marine Drive, Mani Bhawan Jain temple and the Elephanta Caves.

Days 5-7: Porbandar - Rajkot

Mumbai - Porbandar. Morning flight to Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, born in 1869. Afternoon city tour to Kirti Mandir, the memorial erected to Gandhi and his wife, in the 1950s and Gandhi’s birthplace, a 3-story 300-year-old house, with time to stop at the Chowpatty seafront and shop in the local bazaar. Overnight - Porbandar

Jain Temple Tower

Day 8: Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is a mix of medieval and modern, along with the coexistence of Hindu, Muslim and Jain communities, a compelling place to explore. Our city tour leads us to the old city, to view the finest blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural style known as Indo-Saracenic. We also visit the site of Gandhi’s ashram and the place where he launched his celebrated march against the Salt Law.

Ahmedabad skyline

Day 9: Ahmedabad

On day 9, we can wander through the vibrant bazaars of Ahmedabad and visit Jami Masjid, built in the 15th century. Also worth seeing are the tombs of Ahmedabad’s Muslim rulers plus Hindu and Jain temples. The afternoon is free, so perhaps a stop at the Calico Museum of Textiles with its excellent collection of antique and modern textiles. Of course, no visit to Ahmedabad would be complete without a textile purchase. Patola silk saris and Ahmedabad block-prints are prized. Overnight - Ahmedabad

Days 10-12: Ahmedabad - Baroda

Ahmedabad - Baroda - Surat. Travelling south to Baroda, we arrive mid-afternoon. Perhaps stroll through Sayaji Bagh, a large green park housing a number of museums and planetarium. On day 11 we continue south to Surat on the banks of the River Tapti and visit to the Sultan of Gujarat castle built in 1546. Overnight - Baroda (1) Surat (1)

Flora Fountain

Day 13: Surat - Mumbai

Surat - Mumbai. Arrival to Mumbai and hotel check in. The later part of the day remains free for you to do as you please. Overnight - Mumbai

Day 14: Mumbai

Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport

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