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Sasan Gir - Diu Break(3 Nights)

Rajkot, Sasan Gir, Diu, Rajkot

for Family Traveller, Inbound Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach
Diu Museum
Diu Fort
Fortress of Panikota
Goghla Beach
Nagoa Beach
Vanakbara
Gir Safari

Sasan Gir - Diu Break is a short break that combines Wildlife / Bird watching at Sasan Gir with Diu, a beach getaway.

Route

Sasan Gir(1) - Diu(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Rajkot and travel to Gir (160 kms - 3 hours).
  • Day-2 Morning Safari and then Travel to Diu via Somnath
  • Day-3 Sightseeing and activities around Diu
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Diu - Diu Museum (2.00 kms), St Pauls Church (3.00 kms), Diu Fort (3.00 kms), Nagoa Beach at Diu (4.00 kms), Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach (10.00 kms), Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple (86.00 kms)

Sasan Gir - Wildlife and Bird watching at Gir (1.00 kms), Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple (42.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Rajkot Departure - Rajkot
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
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  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests arriving at Ahmedabad would be required to either add Ahmedabad or Little Rann of Kutch or both.

Distances
  • Rajkot to Sasan Gir -154 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Sasan Gir to Diu -110 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Diu to Rajkot -216 kms (4.5 hrs)
Route

Rajkot - Sasan Gir(1) - Diu(2) - Rajkot

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Rajkot and travel to Gir (160 kms - 3 hours). Arrival at Rajkot and proceed to Sasan Gir (160 kms - 3 hours), abode of Asiatic Lions and considered excellent for bird watching. The park checklist has 250 birds and about 50 other species (including the endangered lesser florican and the saras crane) are recorded in the grasslands along the perifery of the sanctuary. Evening Safari in Gir.

Day-2 Morning Safari and then Travel to Diu via Somnath Morning Safari and then Proceed to Diu (150 kms - 3.5 hrs) Via Somnath (Jyotirlinga Shiva Temple and a renowned pilgrimage

Day-3 Sightseeing and activities around Diu Sightseeing around Diu includes Nagoa Beach, St. Pauls Church, Diu Museum, Diu Fort. Watersports include Para Sailing, water skiing, water scooter, Family boat and speedboats are on offer at Ahmadpur Mandvi beach.

Day-4 Departure Travel to Rajkot (300 kms) for departure

Detailed Sightseeing

Diu :

  • Diu Museum - St. Thomas Church was converted into Diu museum. Diu Museum houses wooden carvings, statues, idols, shadow clocks and other important artifacts collected from various sites.

  • St Pauls Church - The St. Paul's Church is most renowned, surviving and functioning church, among the three churches built by the Portuguese in Diu. It is considered one of the best examples of baroque architecture (artistic style) in India. The St. Paul's Church is a popular site to visit for tourists to Diu.

  • Diu Fort - Diu Fort is a very large and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. This fort was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD. The fort is surrounded by the sea on the three sides and a canal on the fourth side. The fort offers a magnificent view of sea. On the fort stands a giant structure which now houses a Light House and the Diu jail. The beam from the lighthouse reaches to about 32 kms. Several canons are still located on the top of the fort and peep out of the holes on the walls of this gigantic structure.

  • Nagoa Beach at Diu - Nagoa beach is a promenade and a popular beach front in Diu at a few kms from Airport and main jetty / town centre area. Evening would be best time to visit the beach for a walk.

  • Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach - Ahmadpur Mandvi is a 6 km stretch of beach in outskirts of Diu. Ahmedpur Mandvi is one of Gujarats finest beaches. The beach offers many water sport adventures and opportunities for dolphin sightings. Watersports include Para Sailing, water skiing, water scooter, Family boat and speedboats Ahmadpur Mandvi is a popular option for guests looking for a bit of activities arriving at Diu.

  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.

Sasan Gir :

  • Wildlife and Bird watching at Gir - Sasan Gir is renowned for being the only place where Asiatic Lions are found in Wild. Sasan Gir is also renowned for its Leopards, Crocodiles (Kamleshwar Dam) and Migratory Bird watching (Winters). Guided Jeep safaris are conducted by the park authorities.

  • Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple - Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.

Destination Overview

Rajkot - Rajkot, the commercial capital of region of Saurashtra region in North West Gujarat. Rajkot is a popular arrival point for guests looking to visit Pilgrim centre of Junagadh and Sasan Gir (Asiatic Lions, Bird watching and Crocodiles).

Sasan Gir - Sasan Gir is the only place where Asitic Lions are found in the wild. Sasan Gir is also a popular option for spotting migratory birds (in Winter) and Crocodiles.

Diu - Diu is visited for its secluded and peaceful beaches and a popular weekend getaway ex-Ahmedabad (400 km) or Bhavnagar (225 km) or Rajkot (300 km)

Access
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Distances
  • Rajkot to Sasan Gir -154 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Sasan Gir to Diu -110 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Diu to Rajkot -216 kms (4.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Somnath Pilgrimage

Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and more

Diu Getaway

Union territory of Diu is a small beach getaway in Southern part of Saurashtra (Part of North West more

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Distances
  • Rajkot to Sasan Gir -154 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Sasan Gir to Diu -110 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Diu to Rajkot -216 kms (4.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Sasan Gir - Diu Break is a popular short breaks for guests who are not too deep into pilgrimage and are generally looking at nature centric experiences.

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