Fly to Ahmedabad Day 8,9 & 10 in Ahmedabad
In the state of Gujarat, India, about 2000 festivals are celebrated in the span of a year. It’s like the party never ends in this state, doesn’t matter which month it is, each month has its own zing.
It all begins with the Kite Festival in January. And yes, it literally embarks from the top –the boundless skies are knotted with the threads and paper glued on thin bamboo sticks. Known as Uttarayan (Makar Sakranti in other parts of India) is the day when the sun starts to travel northwards marking the descent of winter. The days become longer, the skies clearer and the breeze cooler. A sensation of hope, bliss and jubilation clutches everyone who celebrates this occasion of Kite Festival. In Ahmedabad; Uttarayan is a celebration when every family is found outdoors on their rooftops. People of all ages fly kites from sunup to sundownnad late in the night. Crowded rooftops, eccentric friendly rivalry to outdo each other in kite flying skills and delicacies of the traditional Gujarati cuisines are the hallmarks of the day. Since 1989, the city of Ahmedabad has facilitated the International Kite Festival as a major aspect of the celebration in the state. Kites of all shapes and sizes are flown, and the fundamental rivalry is to fight close-by kite-flyers to chop their strings and cut down their kites. The environment is brilliantly bubbly, as entire families assemble on the roof, exceptional nourishments like laddoos , undhyu or surati jamun are catered for eating throughout the day and friends and neighbors visit one another for indulging in kite-flying fun. From the morning to late during the evening, Uttarayan gives bunches of fun and delightful sights to recollect for in the few days that t goes on. You too can sulk in this endless fun by simply booking our exclusive Kite Festival package with Awaken India Tour.
Jumma Masjid: This mosque is the most impressive mosque of Ahmedabad. This mosque was built in 1424 during the control of Ahmed Shah. The mosque was initially proposed only for private use of the Sultans. This mosque is built in Indo-Sarsenic Islamic architectural style with yellow sandstone.
Rani Rupmati Masjid: This mosque was named for the princess of Dhar who married the Sultan of Ahmedabad. This mosque is one more example of the Indo-Sarcenic blended style of architecture.
Kankaria Lake: Kankaria Lake is the biggest lake in the city. This place is the famous leisure place for the tourist. In the heart of the lake is an island patch with a summer palace known as Nagina Wadi. The lake is a popular amusement center, surrounded by parks, an aquarium, a boat club, a natural historical museum and a zoo.
Later in the noon, you will taken for lunch and then we will procedd to:
Ghandhi Aashram: Gandhi Ashram is established by Mahatma Gandhi on a calm stretch of the Sabarmati river in 1917. During the life span of Mahatma Gandhi it was known as Satyagraha Ashram and was the midpoint of India’s freedom movement. The ashram now has a museum, the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay.
ISKCON Temple: The temple with its calm and peaceful environment offers the perfect spot to spend some quiet time with oneself. This temple is devoted to Lord Krishna and his companion Radha. This is one of the most beautiful temples of the city. Everyday thousands of devotees come to this gigantic temple to offer their prayers to Lord Krishna.
Day 11,12 & 13 : After celebrating the “Uttaryayan” in Ahmedabad we will take advantage of the auspicious time and dive deep into the world of spirituality by going to Haridwar & Rishikesh, via Delhi.The sacred Himalayan town of Haridwar represents a living lesson on Hinduism. Located at the foot of the Shivalik Hills, the town attracts hordes of tourists and devotees from all corners of the world.Today, Haridwar is seen as a mystic centre for the rejuvenation of the body, mind, and soul. Haridwar meaning ‘Gateway to God’ is one of the seven holiest places of the Hindus, located on the banks of River Ganges.
If you like to delve in astrology and numerology, You will have time to spend with astrologer to discover your future, love fortune, lucky number,
compatibility with your life partner, zodiac signs, professional astrological information or any other related information you need.
Points of Interest
- Har Ki Pauri
- Mansa Devi
- Sapt Rishi
- AshramBara Bazar
Rishikesh has been the main centre point of religious and spiritual activities for centuries. The holy town has the eminence of being the International capital of Yoga and meditation. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the River Ganges, Rishikesh is bounded on all sides by attractive hills. It is also dotted with a number of ancient temples, ashrams and world renowned yoga and meditation centers. Not only devotees but travelers from all parts of the world flock to the sacred town for a deeper understanding of meditation. Visitors can Ashrams are a major crowd-puller in Rishikesh. These ashrams offer regular courses and classes on spiritual disciplines like yoga and meditation as well as Ayurveda.
Point of Interest
- Lakshmanan Jhula
- Ram Jhula
- Vashistha Goofa
On the 13th day, we will drive back to the Delhi Airport to make way back home to the USA.