Our tour begins in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, India’s commercial hub and home to its film industry – Bollywood, for an exciting taste of modern India. Here, we also visit Mani Bhawan, erstwhile home turned museum, where Gujarat’s (and the nation’s) most famous son: Mahatma Gandhi, lived for many years. From Mumbai we journey north to Gujarat’s largest city, Ahmedabad, beside the Sabarmati, where we visit Gandhi Ji’s home and other local places of interest.
In the days following, we travel through the narrow lanes of Bhavnagar’s old city for a fascinating glimpse into Gujarati life, visit the fabulous Jain temples of Palitana, and spend a relaxing day on the beach in the charming, former Portuguese colony of Diu. We turn to nature, towards Sasan Gir National Park, where e make a bid to see the majestic Asiatic lion, along with a wide variety of other wildlife species, other cultural treasures include the exquisite Somnath temple, the magnificent Buddhist caves, the splendid Junagadh Fort, the queer old city of Rajkot and the fabulous palaces of Gondal.