04 Nights / 05 Days
Please Note: – We have mentioned few places which you may pick and choose. As per your liking we will take you these places depending upon the time available.
Day 01: Porbandar Arrival
On arrival in Mumbai International Airport you have to board a flight for Porbandar from Mumbai Domestic Airport (Flight Details: SpiceJet – Departure: 09:30am from Mumbai; Arrival: 10:50 am at Porbandar).
Porbandar was the seat of the eponymous princely state in British India. In ancient times Porbandar was known to be Pao Bandar, due to its bread factories that used to export Pao ruti to Arab nations across Arabian Sea. Colloquial changes in language results in name change to Pore Bandar.
As the birthplace of one of the most famous leaders of the world, Porbandar has a significant tourism-led infrastructure and economy. The area around Mahatma Gandhi’s home has been renovated to become a temple of peace.
On arrival at Porbandar Airport our representative will receive you and will drive straight towards Hotel. Check in to the hotel.
After freshening up and Lunch you may rest for the day. Later on visit:
- Kirti Mandir: Kirti Mandir is built near the birthplace of Mahatama Gandhi. He was born here in the year 1869 AD. The place is visited by thousands of tourists every year. One can see the residence of Mahatma and his wife Kasturba here. Kirti Mandir also houses a Gandhian library and a prayer hall.
- One can also witness the mid 19thC Haveli of the Gandhi family where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was borne on 2nd October 1869. It is a 3- Storey Blue Haveli in the city of Porbandar where Mahatma Gandhi’s Father, Uncle and Grandfather had all been Prime Ministers to the Jethwa Rajput rulers of the princely state.
Overnight stay at Porbandar
Day 02: Porbandar – Rajkot
After breakfast we will drive straight towards Rajkot (200 km – 4 hrs drive).
On reaching at Rajkot we will visit the following places:
- Kaba Gandhi’s Gate: Gandhiji’s ancestral home (1880) which now houses the ‘Gandhi Smriti’- a memorial museum containing photographs and personal effects.
- Rashtriya Shala: During the Period of Non-Violent Movement to liberate the Nation From the clutches of the British Rule, Mahatma Gandhi, in the year 1920, gave the Nation a novel idea of Non-Cooperation with the Government. He directed the Nation to boycott the government machinery, including Judiciary and educational institutions. Side by side Mahatmaji started Gujarat Vidyapith at Ahmedabad to impart education on new National Concepts. Similar national educational institutions, on identical concepts were started in different parts of the country. Rastriya Shala is one of such institutions. On February 21, 1921 Rashtriya Shala made its modest beginning and formally started functioning in a rental premises in Rajkot. Shri Lakhajiraj, the Ruler of the state of Rajkot, who was a great admirer of Mahatma Gandhi gave 66 thousand sq. yards land at a nominal cost to Rashtriya Shala. It is on this land that the main building of the institution was first constructed, and since 1924 Rashtriya Shala started its various activities in this building.
- Mahatma Gandhi High School: Established in 1853, it was earlier known as Alfred High School. Gandhiji had his secondary education from this school. The school with its Gothic Norman structure was one of the most sought after schools for its standard of education.
Overnight stay at Rajkot
Day 03: Rajkot – Bhavnagar
After breakfast we will drive straight towards Bhavnagar (190 km – 4 hrs 30 mts drive).
On reaching at Bhavnagar check in to the hotel. After freshen up and Lunch we will visit the following places:
- Gandhi Smriti stands with pride right in the center of Bhavnagar city of Gujarat. It is a monument that signifies the life and service of Mahatma Gandhi. Built in 1955 and attached to a tower clock, it has become one of the most frequented tourist spots of Bhavnagar.
The ground floor of the Smriti houses the Barton museum. It exhibits a gamut of archeological remains of the surrounding areas. The first floor houses the Gandhi museum. It takes you to a vivid journey of the life of this invincible leader in the freedom movement of India. You can find rare photographs from the life of Gandhi here.
Overnight stay at Bhavnagar
Day 04: Bhavnagar – Ahmedabad
After breakfast we will drive straight towards Ahmedabad (190 km – 4 hrs 30 mts drive).
On reaching at Ahmedabad we will visit the following places:
- Kochrab Ashram: In 1818, the British East India Company entered the scene and took over the city from the Marathas. However, the Indian Independence movement laid deep foundations in the city in 1915 when Mahatma Gandhi set up the Kochrab Ashram near Paldi
- Sabarmati/Gandhi Ashram: The ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1920s till the Salt March to Dandi in 1930. A memorial to the Mahatma, the ashram complex has his cottage-house with his simple belongings. The museum and galleries depict tales of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The ashram still supports activities like handloom weaving and handmade paper-making in keeping with Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of self-reliance. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi developed his ideas and ideals that played a pivotal role in the freedom movement in India.
- Gujarat Vidyapith was founded by Mahatma Gandhi on 18th October, 1920. Gujarat Vidyapith is a deemed university since 1963. Gujarat Vidyapith is funded by the U. G. C. (University Grants Commission) for higher education programs. It was started as Rashtriya Vidyapith (National Institute of University Education) and was the wake of the Non-cooperative Movement. Mahatma Gandhi remained its life-long Kulpati (Chancellor). The Institute imparts higher education with an integrated system of education teaching from the Nursery to the Doctorate level. The main objective is to prepare workers of character, ability, culture and dedication for the conduct of movements connected with the regeneration of country in accordance with the ideals given by Mahatma Gandhi. The guiding principles on which the integrated system of education, from Nursery & Basic Schools to Higher Secondary and from Bachelors to Master, M. Phil. & Doctorate level degree in various disciplines, is evolved include:-
- Adherence to truth and non-violence
- Participation in productive work with a sense of dignity of labour
- Acceptance of equality of religions
- Priority for the need of villages dwellers in all curricula and
- Use of mother-tongue as a medium of instructions.
Overnight stay at Ahmedabad
Day 05: Ahmedabad
After breakfast we will visit the following places:
- M J Library – Inaugurated by Gandhi in 1933, this is it one of the largest public libraries in India. Gandhi donated 10,000 books to this library from his ashram collection before setting out on the Dandi march
Afterwards we will drive towards Gandhinagar (55 km – 1 hr 30 mts drive).
On reaching at Gandhinagar we will visit the Dandi Kutir.
- Dandi Kutir: Dandi Kutir – The experiential museum of Gandhiji at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat’s capital city. Looking like a big mound of salt from the exterior, visitors can step in to find an even more dramatic biographical narrative on the life of Gandhi Showcased through technologies such as 3D mapping, holography, 360’ projections and transparent LED screen. In the magical use of technology in four sprawling stories of the museum you can experience a never before proximity to the life and times of Gandhiji. It is a nearest thing to living with the Mahatma.
Afterwards by evening we will drop you at Ahmedabad Airport to board a flight for your hometown.