Day 04 : Palitana - Diu
Ascend to see the Jain temple complex atop Shatrunjaya Hill over Palitana on day 04 of the Historic Architecture of Gujarat tour. The complex has about 860 temples on a summit sacred to Jains.
After which travel to Diu and visit the 16th century Portuguese Fort and 17th century churches.
One of the major pilgrimage centers for Jains, Palitana was once a princely state and is located in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat.
Day 05 : Palitana - Somnath - Gir (Approx 102 km)
Begin your day with a drive to Somnath to see the temples. Later head for Gir.
Ideally located on the western coast of Gujarat, Somnath is a beautiful temple and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and is a major tourist attraction of the state.
Day 06 : Gir - Junagadh - Gondal (Approx 123 km, about three hours driving time)
Drive to Gir Lion Sanctuary and National Park in the morning the next day. Later travel to Junagadh with its historic fort, Buddhist caves, palace museum and royal mausoleum complexes.
Continue to Gondal and on reaching visit the 1748 AD Naulakha Palace and other interesting buildings of the Maharajas of Gondal.
Gir in Gujarat is a deciduous forest and is the last abode of the Asiatic lion. Besides, the forest also has a thriving panther (leopard) population. It also has home to large population of chital or spotted deer, sambar, blue bull antelope, chinkara gazelle, chousingha (the world's only four-horned antelope), wild boar and other wildlife. Besides, you will also see a large number of avian population on the game-drive trail.
Day 07 : Gondal -dasada (Approx 4hrs)
Drive to Dasada, visit the artisans in the village and take an evening trip to the Little Rann of Kutch for desert wildlife viewing through the gates of the fortified village of Jhijhwada, dating to the 11th - 13th century Chalukyan period. Overnight stay
Day 08 : Dasada - Modhera - Patan - Balaram (180km)
Drive to the 11th century Sun Temple of Modhera, one of the finest examples of Hindu temple architecture in western India. After seeing the temple, continue to Patan to see the magnificently carved 11th century stepwell. Proceed to Balaram via Sidhapur known for its mansions and princely Palanpur. Stay at Balaram Palace Resort.
Day 09 : Balaram - Taranga - Vadnagar - Ahmedabad (250km)
Drive to see the 12th century Taranga Jain Temples and to historic Vadnagar with many historic buildings. Continue to Ahmedabad.
Day 10 : Ahmedabad (250km)
Departure transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.