KareVoyage
Devbhoomi with Sasan Gir

8th December till 14th December 2021

This ancient city is considered to be the same legendary Dwarka which was the dwelling place of Lord Krishna after he left the sacred city of Mathura. A religious hub and architectural gem, Dwarka is one of the four most holy sites of Hinduism called the Char Dham, Dwarka in the West along with Badrinath in the North, Puri in the East and and Rameshwaram in the South is a must visit pilgrimage for all devout Hindus.

Tour Highlights :

  • Dwarkadeesh Temple
  • Somnath Mahadev Temple and other prominent temples
  • Porbander
  • Gir Forest Reserve- Safari
DAY 01 -BY AIR –ARRIVE RAJKOT- Dwarka

We will begin our journey from Delhi Airport, meet your tour manager. Arrive Rajkot, post Lunch drive to Dwarka. It’s a 4-5 HOURS drive from Rajkot to Dwarka. Once you reach the hotel- freshen up and we will go for evening aarti.

Dwarka is an ancient city, housing one of the principal pilgrimages – ‘Dwarkadhish temple’ of Hindus. According to the legend, Lord Krishna moved to this coastal town to set up a capital. Marine excavations of the Dwarka coast have revealed important evidences of ancient city, which probably include the ‘Dwarawati’ of the ‘Krishna Lila’. Today, it is not only a major pilgrimage site but a pleasant spot for a beach holiday. Another popular place in Dwarka, part of the Dwarkadhish Temple is Sabha Mandapa. It is a 60- pillared hall, which houses almost 2500 years old scriptures. The hall has ‘Jharokhas’, offering a nice view of the nearby flowing Gomati River. Attend evening Aarti at Dwarkadhish temple.

Evening take Rest and have Dinner at the hotel.

Inclusions : Dinner

 PS: Incase if we get late- we will schedule the temple visit next day in the evening.

DAY 02 –DWARKA

After breakfast visit Bet Dwarka & Nageshwar temple. Bet Dwarka is situated at 30kms from Dwarka and is surrounded by sea from all sides, one can reach Bet through a little sea journey in a small boat. Nageshwar Temple or Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Jyotirlinga enshrined in the Temple of Nagnath is known as Nageshwar Mahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims all-round the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Lingaa become free of poison. The Rudra Samhita shloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase ‘Daarukaavane Naagesham’

The Rukmini temple, dating from 12 to 13 Century, was built in honour of Rani Rukmani, princess of Vidharba, which was to be married to Sishupala, but fled with Lord Krishna. This small temple, 1.5 km north of the city, is an architectural masterpiece. The temple walls are decorated with beautiful paintings and sculptures. Gopi Talav is the place where Lord Krishna used to play with his Gopikas. There is a small pond where it is said that Lord Krishna used to play with the Gopika Strees (women).

After Lunch come back to hotel- take rest and in evening we will go to Shivraj Beach which is also known as Blue Flag Beach because of clean waters. Spend some leisurely time here and drive back to the hotel.

Incase we  could not attend the Aartio on Day 1 today we will attaend evening aarti and drive back to the hotel.

Inclusions : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 0 3- DWARKA -PORBHANDAR- SOMNATH (235 Kms/ 5 hours drive)

After breakfast drive to Somnath; enroute visit Porbandar. Porbandar, the coastal heritage town of Gujarat is located on the Saurashtra peninsula, on the Arabian Sea. This city is described in Skanda Purana as Sudamapuri and Ashmavati and had a flourishing trade with Africa and Arabia. According to the legends, this city was the main link of the great friendship between Lord Krishna and Sudama. Porbandar was established as a capital by Rana Sartanji in 1785 AD. Porbandar was the former capital of the Jethwa Rajput petty princely state. The most impressive feature of Porbandar is the city planning and the stone buildings with ashlar masonry and rich carving, the facades of the houses on either side of the streets, with windows and carved gateways. It is also associated with Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation as he was born here. Today, fine quality silk and cotton are manufactured here.

Visit Kirti Mandir – Kirti Mandir, the house of the Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba, his wife. This place is situated near the place where the Mahatma Gandhi was born. This place is now a small museum and also has a Gandhian library and a prayer hall.

Later continue to drive to Somnath; arrive Somnath and transfer to your hotel.                                                                               

Inclusions : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 04 – SOMNATH TO SASANGIR (50 Kms/ 1 hourdrive)

Somnath consists of a few streets leading away from its phoenix like temple. The rugged sea below gives it a lonely, wistful charm. The pilgrim trade is constant, but merchants are relaxed, perhaps in deference to the shadows cast by the awe-inspiring temple. Somnath is mainly known for the legendary shore temple of Somnath, which is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The legendary shore temple of Somnath is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The temple contains the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. According to the legends, the Somnath temple is very old and was originally built in gold by the Somraj, the Moon God. Later, it was rebuilt by Ravana, in silver; then by Krishna in wood and Bhim Dev in stone, the Somnath temple was rebuilt and destroyed eight times. This temple was finally rebuilt in 1950 with the support of Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel. The current temple was built as per the traditional designs on the original site by the sea and is a serene, symmetrical and sinuous structure. Today, this majestic temple is a replica of the earlier temple.

Later visit Rudreshvara Temple – Rudreshvara Temple is a ruined temple located near the Somnath temple. Bhalka Tirth – Bhalka Tirth is situated halfway between the Veraval and Somnath. At this place, the Lord Krishna was mistaken for a deer and wounded by an arrow.

After visiting the temples we will drive down to Sasangir from Somnath.

Check In to your hotel in Sasangir during late afternoon.

Inclusions : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 06 – SASANGIR TO RAJKOT (160 Kms / 3 hours drive)

After breakfast today we will drive to Rajkot. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Inclusions : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 06: SONAMARG TO SRINAGAR (84 KMS / 02 & 1/2 HRS ONE WAY)

After breakfast ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas Glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer month. Later you will be driven to Srinagar. Evening you can go for shikara ride. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.

DAY 07 – BY AIR – DEPART RAJKOT

Today is the time to transfer to Rajkot Airport and fly back to Delhi,

We guarantee that you will cherish your memories of Gujarat for lifetime.

Inclusions : Breakfast

  • Delhi-Rajkot-Delhi
  • Stay in Handpicked Hotels  on Twin sharing basis – All hotels are Elder friendly hotels (Central Location, All rooms connected by lifts, centrally located)
  • Group Transfers by AC Coach from Day 1 To Day 7 (Bharat Benz Coach)
  • 06 Breakfasts
  • 06 Lunches
  • 06 Dinners (In the hotel you are staying)
  • 01 High Tea with Snacks
  • Cultural Evening with Bonfire in Sasangir
  • Jeep Safari once during the stay
  • All Permits
  • Sightseeing- As mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled Water through the stay and during the journey
  • Snack basket in the Coach
  • Exclusions:

    • Laundry, Beverages etc .
    • Meals and drinks not part of the group menu.

KareVoyage Comfort :

• For our Elder travelers who wish to avail home-to home service for pick up and drop we will be happy to assist you with the same – At nominal additional cost – (Applicable for guests joining us from Delhi & NCR region.
• Before we start any trip as a practice and for your utmost comfort we gather all information pertaining to your day to day activities, medical history, eating habits, in order to give you a true wholesome experience.
• We will host a small get- together before we embark on the journey, the camaraderie is even better once you know your fellow travelers joining you for a tour.

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Note :

  • All Our itineraries are very carefully crafted keeping in mind the overall average age and health of our travelers. All our Itineraries go through a very thorough check to ensure minimum exertion for the travelers.
  • For our senior citizens who wish to avail home-to-home service for pick up and drop we will be happy to assist you with the same – This facility is available for people boarding from Delhi Airport ( Kindly note this comes at a nominal additional cost).
  • Before we start any trip as a practice and for your utmost comfort we gather all information pertaining to your day to day activities, medical history, eating habits in order to give you a truly wholesome experience. Once you sign up for the trip do expect a form from KV representative.

Cancellation Policy:

We try to support as much as we can in event that you have to cancel your tour because of reasons beyond your control.
However, our cancellation policy is aligned with our various service providers and it varies from country to country, for Devbhoomi with Sasan Gir it goes as under ::

Upto 90 Days before departure date:  25% of package amount
89-60 days: 75% of tour package cost
59-45 days: 100%

About Karevoyage

Karevoyage- for 50 plus wanderers- is an exclusive travel and tour company dedicated for travel enthusiasts, who prefer to travel the globe and explore but in a group environment.

The KareVoyage team understands the gap and works very hard on how to deliver on what we promise. Keeping all current gaps that people over 50 experience while travelling, we design our itineraries in a way that lets you experience everything without making you feel exhausted.

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