In the morning arrive in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is the second largest city and cosmopolitan capital city of Gujarat. This city nurtures in its fold pages of history, a breath of harmony and a show-case of exquisite architecture. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Ahmedabad. In the afternoon we go for the sightseeing in Ahmedabad. We visit the Gandhi ashram. Gandhi ashram is situated in Sabarmati which is about 6 kms from the Ahmedabad. This ashram is one of the beautiful ashram and the important tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. This ashram was the Mahatma Gandhi's headquarters during their struggle for India's independence and now houses some of the records of the major events in his life, a memorial centre and a library. After visiting the Gandhi ashram we visit the Hathee Singh Jain Temple. This temple is dedicated to Dharamanath, the 15th Jina or Jain apposite. This temple is one of the best ornated Jain temples in Ahmedabad and is built of pure white marble and decorated with rich carvings. Later we visit the Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid was built in 1423 by Ahmad Shah and described by some as the most beautiful mosque in India. This mosque is believed to have been constructed from the items salvaged from the demolished Hindu and Jain temples. After visiting the mosque we visit the Calico museum of textiles. This museum is widely regarded as one of the finest textiles museums in the world, started in Calico Textile Mill. This museum of textiles has excellent exhibits of antique and modern textiles including rare tapestries, wall hangings, costumes and old weaving machines.
In the morning we drive for Patan. Patan is an ancient fortified town, situated on the banks of the sacred Saraswati river. Patan enjoyed a privileged status of capital of Gujarat, for about 600 years from 746 AD to 1411 AD. In the afternoon reach Patan and visit the Rani ki Vav and Sahastralinga Talav. Rani ki Vav is an excellent example of subterranean architecture of Gujarat. This vav was constructed by Udaymati, the queen of Bhimdev (1022-63 AD) and represents the finest of the Indian sculptures and architecture. Sahastralinga Talav is among the many artificial tanks built in different parts of Gujarat. The architecture of this tank integrated the great sense of water management and sanctity of water in Hindu religion. Later we drive to Modhera. Modhera is situated on the banks of the River Pushpavati and is about 50 kms from Patan. This place is known for the world famous Sun temple and is the best example of the Solanki temple architecture in the state. After visiting the sun temple we drive back to Ahmedabad.
Day 3: Ahmedabad - Nalsarovar - Ahmedabad (about 120 kms)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to visit the Nalsarovar Bird sanctuary. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is the delightful bird sanctuary situated around the Nal Sarovar. This lake extends over an area of 116 square kms and harbours more than 250 species of birds. Some of the birds which migrate during the winter are rosy pelicans, flamingoes, white storks, Brahmini ducks and herons. Some other birds which are found in this sanctuary are pelicans, geese, cranes, storks, ibises, spoonbill, wading birds, swallows, fishing eagles etc. In the evening return back to Ahmedabad.