A photo of Gandhi chatting with Nehru
FROM: USD $4,695 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Commencing in Mumbai and travelling through the historical state of Gujarat - homeland of Mahatma Gandhi, this innovative itinerary incorporates coastal Porbandar, princely Rajkot and flourishing Ahmedabad - the starting point of the legendary salt march.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Mumbai - 'The City of Dreams' - Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Mani Bhawan Jain Temple and Elephanta Caves
Rajkot - Old city, Gandhi’s home
Ahmedabad - Old city and largest city in Gujurat
Coastal Porbandar - Gandhi’s birthplace
Dandi - The scene of the famous Salt March
Baroda, Surat and Sultan of Gujarat’s Castle

Included

Breakfast daily
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides for all included sight-seeing
Economy class flight: Mumbai to Porbandar
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicles
13 nights STANDARD hotels. SUPERIOR and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Boat excursion to Elephanta Caves
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 14

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Mumbai

Once you arrive into Mumbai, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Mumbai or relax at the hotel.
Overnight: Mumbai

Days 2-3

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.

On day 3 we take a guided Heritage Walk in the morning before visiting the Afghani Church and holy Banganga Temple and water tank in the afternoon. Tonight we enjoy a scenic horse and buggy ride along Marine drive toward Chowpatty Beach.
Overnight: Mumbai  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 4

Porbandar

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  |  Breakfast

Days 5-7

Rajkot

Porbander - Rajkot - Ahmedabad. Travelling north east, we arrive at Rajkot. Mahatma Gandhi moved to Rajkot in 1881, he attended school here and was popularly known as Mahatma (Sanskrit for ‘great soul’). On day 6, we visit the old city and ‘Kaba Gandhi No Delo’, the house where Gandhi grew up, which now holds a small exhibition of Gandhi artifacts and photographs. Rajkot is also famous for its Bandhani saris, mirror-work, patchwork, beadwork, and silk embroidery. On day 7 we travel to Ahmedabad.
Overnight: Rajkot (2) Ahmedabad (1)  |  Breakfast x 3

Days 8-9

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.

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  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 10-11

Surat

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)  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 12

Dandi

Surat/Dandi. Its a short drive to Dandi where we arrive at the most famous scene of Mahatma Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha (Salt March). Mahatma Gandhi, along with several thousand of his followers walked from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi on the Gujarati coast. Today we follow this same path down to the water's edge.
Overnight: Surat  |  Breakfast

Day 13

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  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Mumbai

Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.

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Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults and when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and this amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

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Footsteps of Gandhi - 14 days
USD $4695
USD $1770

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Mumbai
Ends
Mumbai
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 13
Visiting
Mumbai, Porbandar, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Surat
Countries
View of Mumbai cityscape from across the water
Kirti Mahal
Jama Masjid Mosque in Ahmedabad
Local produce
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