Honeymoon in Gujarat Package – Usually given the miss when it comes to planning a holiday, serious travelers are now looking back to Gujarat to discover a land that is equally well endowed with natural and man made attractions. A wealth of tourist spots lie behind the factories and the workshops that Gujarat is generally identified with. Ruled by princely states prior to 1947, Gujarat is dotted with palaces of the nobles, now being refurbished to welcome tourists. Some of these exotic palaces around the state’s principal city Ahmedabad are the Palace Utelia, Balaram Palace in Balasinore, Darbargadh, Rajmahal Palace and the House of Mangaldas Girdhardas. Here, and in the several located in Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Vadodara, you can really live it up in style!
Gujarat’s beaches have maintained a low profile all along, but tourists are discovering the pleasures of having wide open stretches left to themselves, with not a soul to disturb the tranquility. Porbander, Ahmadpur Mandvi, Umergaon, Madhavpur and Gopnath have a range of accommodation facilities ranging from budget to star category hotels. At the Mandvi Beach you can choose between luxury tents and the Mandvi Palace, one of Gujarat’s most aesthetically designed palace-cum-hotels.
With the beach resort as your base, you can travel to the wild life sanctuaries and temple complexes spread across the hinterland. The Lala Bustard Sanctuary preserves the endangered Great Indian Bustard, just 74 km north of Mandvi while at Vithon you can see a personal collection of fossils. Alternatively, discover the colorful world of the craftsmen and women across the craft villages of Kutch.
For lovers of the wild, the Gir forest deserves a visit where the stately lion holds court. The Wild Ass Sanctuary, the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary and the Velvadar Blackbuck Sanctuary are unique ecosystems embracing a range of flora and fauna.
The nerve centre of India’s freedom movement, Gujarat pays due homage to its frontrunner Mahatma Gandhi at the Satyagraha Ashram.