Activities: Trekking / Camping / Photography
TREK MATES INDIA
Tour to Gujarat
Day 0: Friday
Board 12927 Vadodara Express at 11.40 pm from BDTS.
Day 1: Saturday
Reach Vadodara in early morning .
Freshen up and leave for Statue of Unity in Bus/private vehicle.
We will have breakfast on our way
The Statue of Unity is a testimonial to the life of Sardar Patel, a role model of unity and statesmanship.
The tallest statue of the world enjoys a splendidly scenic location facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam, 3.2 kilometres away.
This colossal statue stands on the isle of Sadhu-Bet in River Narmada, at Kevadia, District Rajpipla in the Indian State of Gujarat, with the majestic Vindhyachal and Satpuda Mountain Ranges in the backdrop.
Day 2 : Sunday
The fun isn't over yet!!!
On this day we start from Vadodara towards Manchester of East, Ahmedabad!!!
We will reach to Sabarmati lake front for Kite flying festival organized by govt. of Gujarat.
We will generously spend time here.
If time permits, we will visit popular places in Ahmedabad like siddi saiyad jali, old Ahmedabad market, law garden shopping spree, adalaj step well.
For Dinner, we will indulge in lip smacking Gujarati Thali
Day 3: Monday
Reach Mumbai by 6 am.
We will call off the trip with bag full of memories.
Accommodation for 1 night
Transportation during entire tour
Entry fees to statue of unity and other places as mentioned in itinerary.
Parking and toll charges
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Breakfast and Dinner as mentioned in itinerary.
TMI Expertise charges.
Lunch during entire tour
Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Board 12927 Vadodara Express at 11.40 pm from BDTS.
Board: 22928 Lokshakti Express at 9 pm from Ahmedabad station.
Kite Flying Festival:-
The festival of Uttarayan is a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, when the skies over most cities of the state fill with kites from before dawn until well after dark. The festival marks the days in the Hindu calendar when winter begins turning to summer, known as Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. On what is usually a bright warm sunny day with brisk breezes to lift the kites aloft, across the state almost all normal activity is shut down and everyone takes to the rooftops and roadways to fly kites and compete with their neighbors.
Kites of all shapes and sizes are flown, and the main competition is to battle nearby kite-flyers to cut their strings and bring down their kites. For this, people find their favored kite-makers who prepare strong resilient kite bodies with springy bamboo frames and kite-paper stretched to exactly the right tension.
Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has hosted the International Kite Festival as part of the official celebration of uttarayan, bringing master kite makers and flyers from all over the world to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual kites. In past years, master kite makers from Malaysia have brought their wau-balang kites, llayang-llayanghave come from Indonesia, kite innovators from the USA have arrived with giant banner kites, and Japanese rokkaku fighting kites have shared the skies with Italian sculptural kites, Chinese flying dragons, and the latest high-tech modern wonders.
1) Visit to statue of unity Exhibition hall and wall of unity:-
The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres.A huge exhibition hall covering an area of 4,647 square metres has been set up in the pedestal of the Statue of Unity. The hall showcases the life of Sardar Patel, his contributions to the Freedom Movement against British rule and his role in the merger of princely states. The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, the life and culture of the tribal people of Gujarat and the Sardar Sarovar Dam are also displayed through an Audio-Visual show.
2)Sardar Sarovar Dam:-
The Sardar Sarovar Dam is the third highest concrete dam (163 metres) in India after Bhakra (226 metres) in Himachal Pradesh and Lakhwar (192 metres) in Uttar Pradesh. In terms of volume of concrete involved for gravity dams, this dam is ranked as the second largest in the world with an aggregate volume of 6.82 million cubic metre; only after Grand Coulee Dam in the USA with a total volume of 8.0 million cubic metre being the largest. This dam, with its spillway discharging capacity of 85,000 cubic metre per second (3 million cubic foot per second), stands third in the world, Gazenba (113,000 cubic metre per second) in China and Tucurri (100,000 cubic metre per second) in Brazil being the first two.
3)Laser light and sound show:-
A Light and Sound show using laser technology projected on the Statue of Unity takes place every evening except Monday. The colourful laser lighting system is accompanied by an excellent narration of the history and life of Sardar Patel, his contribution to the Independence Movement and the unification of India as one nation.
4)Tour to valley of flowers:-
The Valley of Flowers is spread across 600 acres with a length of 6 kilometre from Vindhyachal and 11 kilometre on Satpuda side. The Valley of Flower began with 48,000 plants in 2016 and has now reached upto 2,400,000 plants. There are five unique creations at the valley in the form of thematic parks-gardens namely: Garden of Senses & Panchatatva Garden, Green Energy & Upcycling Park, Sardar Park, Butterfly Garden and Adventure Park.Besides the parks, several photo booths and selfie points have been developed to take back memories of the visit. Two beautifully located lotus ponds enhance the visitor experience.