Travel from Udaipur to Ahmedabad via the Udai Bilas Palace in Dungarpur, now converted into a heritage hotel. The palace is located on the shore of a peaceful lake, which attracts a large number of aquatic birds like pelicans and spoonbills. Guests of the Udai Bilas can also visit the 13th century Juna Mahal, situated on a hill above the village. It has excellent frescoes, miniatures, glass and mirror inlay work.
Day 1 - Dungarpur
Today you drive from Udaipur to Dungarpur, the "town of hills", which has one of the most remarkable palaces of princely India. The Udai Bilas Palace palace overlooks the Gaibsagar lake, and offers delightful views and some excellent birdwatching in the winter months. Guests of the Udai Bilas can also visit the 13th century Juna Mahal, situated on a hill above the village. It has excellent frescoes, miniatures, glass and mirror inlay work. Another attraction is the Dungarpur Mews, a 100-years-old heritage building, initially used to stable horses and carriages and then extended to make it a huge garage in the 1930s. The current owner, Harsh Vardhan, has spruced up the old building to showcase some old carriages used in the pre-independence era, some old British cannons, a great collection of vintage cars, a couple of WW1 BMW motorcycles, and even two DH- 5 aicraft! The mews has a nice bar with music and it is a great place to party in the midst of all the old cars and other modes of transport. The garage is full of automobile memorabilia which auto buffs will love!
Day 2 - Ahmedabad
Today you drive to Ahmedabad (3 hrs) where your tour ends. You can stay in Ahmedabad or use it as a starting point to for continuing your travels in Gujarat. You can drive to Dasada (2 hrs) to visit (The Little Rann of Kutch), to Wankaner (4 hrs) as a stop-over to visit (Textile Villages around Buj), or to Gondal (5 hrs) as a stop-over to (Sasangir & Palitana) to see lions and hilltop temples. If you have sufficient time you can combine all these three modules to see the best of Gujarat in one trip!