Arrival Ahmedabad Airport. Meet and assist at the airport by local representative & transfer to Hotel. Registration and Check In. Day free for rest. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show and entertainment. Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast and transfer to golf course for practice round at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Club. India's first Nicklaus designed 18Hole Golf Course. After the round, on course lunch and return transfer to the golf Hotel. Day free for relaxing. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to golf course for round one at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Club. . After the round on course lunch and return transfer to the golf Hotel. Day free for relaxing. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast day free for exploring Ahmedabad. Take optional tours.
1. Sabarmati Ashram, Hattesingh Jain temple, Adlaj stepwell
1. Patan, Rani ki Vav and Modera Sun Temple.
1. Visit to Lakshmi Vilas Palace and a round of Golf at the Palace Grounds.
Breakfast and transfer to golf course for round two at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Club. . After the round on course lunch and return transfer to the golf Hotel. Day free for relaxing. Evening Gala Dinner and awards ceremony. Opportunity to network with other Golf Addicts. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast Check Out and Transfer to Ahmedabad Airport to take flight back home.
Sabarmati Ashram, Hattesingh Jain temple, Adlaj stepwell ( USD 45 pp based on 4 people)
Sabarmati Aashram was once the house of Mahatma Gandhi ,the Father of the Nation. On a quiet peaceful stretch of the Sabarmati river, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915 A.D. This was his Satyagrah Ashram and for many years it was the nerve centre of India's freedom movement. It was from here, in 1930 A.D, that Mahatma began his famous Dandi March to the sea to protest against the Salt Tax imposed by the British. Hridaya Kunj, the simple cottage where he lived, is now a national monument and preserved as it was during the Mahatma's life-time. The ashram today continues the work started by Mahatma and houses a handicrafts centre, a handmade paper factory and a spinning wheel factory.The present Sabarmati Ashram was rebuilt in 1963 designed by Charles Correa one of India's leading architects.
Hutheesing Jain Temple - It was constructed in 1848. The construction of the temple was originally planned by Shet Hathisinh Kesarisinh, a wealthy Ahmedabad trader who died at 1949. Later the construction was supervised and completed by his wife Shethani Harkunvar. The total cost was approximately Rs. 8 lakh then a major sum. The temple is dedicated to Dharmanatha, the fifteenth Jain Tirthankar. The temple is managed by a Hutheesing family trust. Lockwood de Forest who was a business associate of Muggenbhai Hutheesing, the son of Sheth Hathisinh, estimated the cost as "over a million dollars".The temple was built during a severe famine in Gujarat. During construction, they employed hundreds of skilled artisans which supported them for a period of two years. The temple architect was Premchand Salat. The main building is double-storied. The moolnayak is marble image of the 15th Tirthankara, Lord Dharamnath. The main temple houses 11 deities, six in basement and five in three bay sanctuary. The main shrine lies on the east and temple is covered with a big dome supported by twelve ornate pillars. In addition there are 52 shrines (devakulikas), each adorned with an image of a Tirthankara. The secondary shrines form a long gallery its three sides. The front is exquisitely ornamented by a 'dome' shaped structure. The temple has a unique Manastambha (or column of honour) inspired by the Jain Manastambha and the Kirtistambha at Chittore in Rajasthan.
Adalaj Stepwell or Rudabai Stepwell is a stepwell located in the village of Adalaj. It was built in 1499 by Mahmud Begada for his queen Rudabai, wife of Veersinh, the Vaghela chieftain. It is an example of Indo-Islam fusion architecture work. The step well or 'Vav' is intricately carved and is five stories deep. Such step wells were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colourful festivals and sacred rituals.
Patan, Rani ki Vav and Modera Sun Temple. (USD 60 pp based on 4 people)
Patan: Home of the famous patola silk saris. The patola sari is one of the finest hand-woven sarees produced today. It is famous for extremely delicate patterns woven with great precision and clarity. A patola sari takes 4 to 6 months to make, depending on how complicated the designs is and if the length is 5 or 6 metres. These saris are totally colored with vegetable colors. There are only two families making patola saris. They don't teach this art to other family members. Only their sons are eligible to learn.
Salvivad is a place where patolas are woven.
During the period of the Solanki dynasty, the stepwell called the Rani ki vav or Ran-ki vav (Queen's step well) was constructed. It is a richly-sculptured monument, built by Udaymati in memory of her husband, Bhima I .
Rani ki vav (step well) is an excellent example of subterranean architecture of Gujarat. The exclusively carved side walls, pillars, beams, series of steps & platforms lead to the elaborately carved water well. Every surface is adorned with finely chiselled sculptures of maidens & Hindu deities, religious motifs & geometrical patterns.
Most of the sculpture is in devotion to Vishnu, in the forms of his avatars (Krishna, Rama and others), representing their return to the world.
Around 50-60 years back there used to be Ayurvedic plants around this area which causes the water accumulated in Rani Ki Vav to be helpful for viral disease.
Modhera is known for its 11th century Sun temple. The Sun Temple was built by King Bhimdev I in 1026-27 AD, two centuries before the Sun Temple at Konark. This temple is one of the finest Hindu temples in Gujarat, built by the great Solanki dynasty. The main hall and shrine are reached through a complex, pillared pavilion. Beautiful columns and magnificent carvings decorate the hall. The exterior of the temple is intricately and delicately carved, showing demons and evolving gods.
Visit to Lakshmi Vilas Palace and a round of Golf at the Palace Grounds. (USD 105 pp based on 4 people)
Baroda is situated on the banks of the river Vishwamitri (whose name is derived from the saint Rishi Vishwamitra). The city was once called Chandravati, after its ruler Raja Chandan, then Viravati, the abode of the brave, and then Vadpatra because of the abundance of banyan trees on the banks of the Vishwamitri. From Vadpatra it derived its present name Baroda or Vadodara Laxmi Vilas Palace: Laxmi Vilas Palace is a huge building of the Indo-Saracenic school that was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890. Designed by Major Charles Mant, this building is said to have been the largest private dwelling built till date. It is one of the best palaces in India and also boasts of golf course in the palace grounds.
Baroda Museum: The Baroda museum was founded by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III and built completely by 1894. This huge red brick structure reminds you of the architecture of England. The huge museum is located in Kamati Baug and has sprawling premises with the main building in the centre and gardens surrounding it Followed by a Round of Golf at Baroda Golf Club.
1.5 Nights accommodation
3.Return Airport Transfers
4.Ground Transportation to the Golf Course
5.Lunch at Golf Course on golfing days
6.1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Gala Dinner
7.3 Green Fees, Buggy and Caddy.
1. USD 800 per golfer on twin sharing basis
2. USD 1100 per golfer on Single Occupancy