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Highlights

  • Explore beautiful beaches of Daman
  • Visit Church of Bom Jesus at Daman
  • Visit beautiful Garden city of Silvassa
  • Discover Gira Waterfalls at Saputara
  • Experience Water sports activities at Saputara

Description

  • Day 1: Ahmedabad to Daman, Overnight stay at Daman
  • Day 2: A day at leisure, Overnight stay at Daman
  • Day 3: Daman to Silvassa, Overnight stay at Silvassa
  • Day 4: A day at leisure, Overnight stay at Silvassa
  • Day 5: Silvassa to Saputara Hills, Overnight stay at Saputara
  • Day 6: A day at leisure, Overnight stay at Saputara
  • Day 7: Saputara Hills to Ahmedabad, Tour Ends

Day 1: Ahmedabad – Daman (400kms-8hrs)
Today, proceed to Daman. Daman, with its long stretch of beaches, attracts thrill seekers from all over India. On arrival at Daman, Check in to the hotel. The day is at leisure to laze and relax on the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Daman has become synonymous with composed blue sea, rustic beaches, picturesque villages and relics of Portugese past. The former Portugese colony lies sandwiched between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Daman was a Portuguese territory for over 300-years and was liberated only in 1961 along with Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Diu. Daman lies on the banks of the Daman Ganga River. Today Daman is a Union Territory but the influence of the Portuguese is evident in its architecture, way of life and food habits.

Day 2: Daman
Day at leisure to explore the magnificent ancient churches of this quaint town, The Bom Jesus Church is a beautiful church built in the 16th century. Also visit the intriguing Dominican Monastery, as well as the imposing Daman Fort. Evening relax at the beach or Busy in the shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Daman – Silvassa (100kms/2hrs)
Today, in the morning proceed to Silvassa. Silvassa has lush green forests covered with tall trees, meandering rivers, large waterfronts, cascading waterfalls, the gentle gurgle of streams, the distant hills, and a gorgeous kaleidoscope of flora and fauna. On arrival check in to the hotel. After refreshment and visit to Dudhni Lake, Hirwa Van Gardens and Island Garden. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Silvassa, a former Portuguese colony, is known for its scenic beauty, wildlife sanctuaries, beaches and facilities for water sports. Capital of the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa lies between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Silvassa comprised 72 villages and was ruled by the Marathas till 1779. Later, it was offered to the Portuguese following a treaty. The many Roman-Catholic churches and stone walls stand testimony to the Portuguese rule as does the name Silvassa, which comes from the Portuguese word Silva or wood. Silvassa is considered the home of Warli culture. It also offers several water sports activities. Other tourist attractions include Tribal Culture museum, Vanganaga Lake, and Hirva Van garden. Silvassa is also famous for the Lion safari at the Vasona Park, located 10 km from Silvassa. Deer parks at Khanvel and Satmaliya are other wildlife attractions.

Day 4: Silvassa
Today, proceed to Lion Safari Wildlife Park, Our Lady of Piety Church and Vanganga Lake. Evening is free for Leisure and Relax. Night stay at hotel.

Day 5: Silvassa – Saputara (150kms/4hrs)
Proceed to experience the beauty of Gujarat’s own Hill Station – Saputara. Saputara is surrounded with breathtaking view of nature. On the way to Saputara visit Gira falls, the one of the biggest and beautiful waterfall of Gujarat. Later proceed to Saputara. Check into the hotel. In the evening visit sunset point, overnight stay at the hotel.

Saputara enjoys cool climate throughout the year and has much to offer in the form of gardens, parks and sanctuaries. Minimally commercialized and still unspoiled, Saputara is an ideal tourist spot to enjoy with your loved ones. The hills and forests around the hill station are an ideal place for trekking enthusiasts. Trekking trails to Rajat Pratap and to Tridhara near Dhupgarh are very popular. The town is also known as the ‘Abode of Serpents’ and even has a shrine to serpent god on the banks of river Sarpaganga. Saputara Lake, situated in the middle of the valley amidst lush greenery, is one of the major attractions and offers boating facilities are available on the lake. The town boasts some beautiful gardens. The ropeway, known as the Pushpak Ropeway, is another popular tourist attraction since it gives a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. Vandsa National Park, also located nearby, is an ideal place to spot Tigers, Leopard, Python and the four-horned Antelope.

Bhil, Kanbi and Warli are the main tribal communities here and their main occupation is agriculture. Do visit the Artist Village where you experience their life and culture from close quarters. The villagers are very hospitable. Try your hand at Warli painting or other tribal crafts. Saputara Museum exhibits a variety of clothes, utensils, traditional artifacts, lifestyles, houses of Dang tribals.

Day 6: Saputara

The day is free to explore Saputara; it has wonderful views of Natural beauty, Sunrise and Sunset points, beautifully maintained Gardens and Hills Surrounding Lake. You can also enjoy boating at the lake, Rope way Ride from One Hill to Anther hill and also visit a tribal Museum. Evening is free for Shopping in Handicraft market. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Saputara – Ahmedabad (400kms/8hrs)
Today, Proceed to your Home destination With Wonderful Memory of your Holidays.

Additional Information

Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at all the location in Standard category of Rooms
  • Daily Vegetarian Breakfast
  • A water bottle to each guest every day
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Fuel Charges | Parking Charges | Driver Charges
  • All Taxes & Tolls
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Anything which is not mentioned above
Please Note:
  • Once booked, this tour is Non-Cancellable, Non-Changeable
  • The prices mentioned are per person on twin sharing basis only
  • Check in and Checkout Timing of the Hotel will be according to the timing of the respective Hotels.
  • Golden Tours World is not responsible for compensating any loss or additional cost incurred by the guest while taking the tour
  • Golden Tours World is not responsible, nor liable for any damage, loss or injury caused to any passenger while taking the tour
  • Golden Tours World is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings of the guest. Guests are requested to take care of their belongings
  • Any incidental, personal and other expenses and cost of items which are not specified/mentioned in the inclusions are to be borne by the guest.
  • This is an indicative itinerary & subject to change depending upon circumstances
  • Guests shall follow the Hotel Rules and applicable law of the land