Why India /Why Gujarat/ Why Saurastra/ Why US?
Saurastra Tourism – ‘ Saurastra Darshan’
Why India /Why Gujarat/ Why Saurastra/ Why US?
Medical Tourism in India has witnessed strong growth in past few years. India is emerging as a preferred destination for international patients due to availability of best in class treatment at fraction of a cost compared to treatment cost in US or Europe. Hospitals here have focussed its efforts towards being a world-class that exceeds the expectations of its international patients on all counts, be it quality of healthcare or other support services such as travel and stay.
With world class health facilities, zero waiting time and most importantly one tenth of medical costs spent in the US or UK, Gujarat is becoming the preferred medical tourist destination and also matching the services available in Delhi, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Gujarat spearheads the Indian march for the “Global Economic Super Power” status with access to all Major Countries like USA, UK, African countries, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and Gulf Countries etc. Gujarat is in the forefront of Health care in the country. Prosperity with Safety and security are distinct features of This state in India.
According to a rough estimate, about 1,200 to 1,500 NRI's, NRG's and a small percentage of foreigners come every year for different medical treatments
For The state has various advantages and the large NRG population living in the UK and USA is one of the major ones. Out of the 20 million-plus Indians spread across the globe, Gujarati's boasts 6 million, which is around 30 per cent of the total NRI population.
The specialized clinics and hospitals especially in the private sector is gaining popularity through word of mouth, and this is contributing to the inflow of medical tourists. The facilities and equipment available at the hospitals like Sterling ,Wockhardt in Rajkot and Bhavnagar are comparable with the best hospitals in the country and even the world for the NRG – Saurastraian to get surgical treatment in the field of Orthopaedic Minimum invasive surgery – Arthroscopy .
Apart from low cost and best world class medical facilities, the hospitals are offering pick and drop services, ambulance services etc. Such health facilities are attracting the patients from Africa, America and the UK where waiting the standard period is between 6 to 18 months.
Non resident Gujaratis or popularly known as NRG's coming to India for personal and medical visits are also marketing the health services available in the state.
We have the entire wide range of Arthroscopy and Related surgery clinics facility available throughout major Cities in Saurastra – Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Amreli and Surgendranagar. Our clinics are dedicated to orthpaedic subspecialties related to joint Diseases and only of its kind in entire saurastra. Further details can be get in Clinics facilities.
Travelling abroad for the medical care is stressful experience for many. We with our group at Corporate hospitals will try our level best to make your stay comfortable and smooth.
Once your travel plans are fixed, please let us know about your Itinerary and we will make necessary arrangements for your complimentary airport pickup and drop. We will also be happy to provide you accommodation of your choice at most affordable price. Deliwala Clinics patient help line email : firstname.lastname@example.org can tailor care medical needs.
Arthroscopy and Related surgery facilities even the most ‘cost sensitive’ medical traveler can afford first rate service and luxury amenities manned by our English speaking,dedicated and well trained staff of the Corporate Hosptials like Wockhardt and Sterling in Saurastra.
The finest quality implants, prosthesis and consumables imported from overseas international repute are used. Our Group has set up a special division to look after the needs of International Patients and make their stay comfortable and make them feel at home. International patients are looked after by specially trained nurses, and facilitated by guest relations executives for any special requirements like accommodation for the companion, shopping, interpreters, currency exchange, tourism packages etc all through their stay.
Step 1: Request your appointment(s)
To request an appointment, please do one of the following:
- CALL: 0091-278-2525129
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 1.30 pm and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (GMT), Monday through Friday
- Complete an online inquiry
Once we receive your request, your care coordinator will contact you within short time to gather more detailed information.
Step 2: Send your medical records in English
- Current diagnosis
- Films (X-ray, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound)
- Your contact information
- E-mail scanned copies to your coordinator or send copies via international courier (DHL, FedEx, TNT) to:
Deliwala Clinics & Hospital
Kansagra Hospital, Ground Flor,
Rajkot - 360001
Gujarat – India
A-2 / 595, Deliwala Arthroscopy Hospital,
Near Crescent Circle,
Bhavnagar - 364001
Gujarat – India
If you wish you can send all your details in the first communication to save time.
Step 3: Receive your appointment confirmation
Your coordinator will confirm your appointment shortly after we receive your medical records. We’ll send you a letter with the name of your doctor, the time, date and location of your appointment, and other important information you need to know before travelling.
If you also wish to make medical appointments for a travel companion, please let your coordinator know so we can schedule them before finalizing your travel itinerary.
Step 4: Prepare your visa requirements
Once your appointment has been confirmed, your coordinator will send an appointment confirmation letter that can be used when you complete your visa application. Let your coordinator know if you require a visa letter for your application
Step 5:Make your Travel itinerary
Once you fix your plans please send us your travel iternary so that we can make necessary arrangements for your complimentary airport pick up.If you need we can make necessary arrangements for your accomodation depending on your preferences. Accomodation is available in different categories of hotels and Apartments at affordable price. Our travel desk can help you for local sightseeing in the city, State or in India.
Travel Tips :
It's always important to take care of your health, whether you're at home or away, but there are some additional concerns that are important to keep in mind when you're traveling.
Common Travel Troubles
Three of the most common health problems that you may experience when traveling are jet lag, altitude sickness, and diarrhea. When you fly across time zones, the differing amounts of light can change your internal body clock, resulting in a condition known as jet lag. Jet lag may cause some symptoms that are bummers on a fun trip, including upset stomach, insomnia, and tiredness.
There are some things you can do to combat jet lag; for example, if you're traveling from west to east, you should stay out of the sun until the day after your arrival. If you're flying from east to west, go for a brisk walk as soon as possible after you arrive.
Safe Eats and Drinks
So what foods are safe to eat? Any foods that have been boiled are generally safe, as well as fruits and vegetables that have to be peeled before eating. Avoid eating uncooked or undercooked meat or meat that is not cooked just prior to serving.
You've probably heard that you shouldn't drink the water in some countries overseas, but did you know why? Water supplies in many developing countries are not treated in the same way as water supplies in developed countries; various bacteria, viruses, and parasites are commonly found in the water. Many experts suggest you drink only bottled water when traveling. If you need to use tap water, you should boil it first or purify it with an iodine tablet. Even if you're brushing your teeth, rinsing contact lenses, drinking a small glass of water to wash down pills, or adding ice to your drink, first take precautions to ensure the water is safe.
You Can Take It With You
When you're packing, you'll want to include any medications and other medical supplies you use on a daily basis because they may be hard to find in another country if you run out. Even if you can find them, there's a good chance the formulations will be stronger or weaker than the ones you're used to. These may include any prescriptions you already take, such as inhalers, allergy medication, and insulin, as well as contact lens cleaners and vitamins. Packing an over-the-counter pain medication like acetaminophen and diarrhea medication is also a good idea. It's a good idea to pack some over-the-counter allergy medication even if you don't take it at home. People sometimes unexpectedly develop allergic reactions to the pollens and other allergens found in a new environment. Those with asthma or other allergies can unexpectedly react to these new substances.
Write It All Down
Even if you watch what you eat and drink and get enough rest while you're traveling, you may still get sick. The good news is that you'll probably be able to find competent medical care. The key is knowing where to go. Most travel guides suggest you go to a hospital where English is spoken or U.S.-trained doctors can be found. For this reason, it's a good idea to always carry a written copy of your medical history with you.
Having such important information available in one place can help health care workers make appropriate decisions, and you won't have to worry about forgetting important information at a time when you're likely to be upset and not thinking clearly.
Before you leave your home, create a medical history form that includes the following information:
- Your name, mailing address, and home phone number as well as a parent's / family friend’s / relative’s daytime phone number
- Your blood group type
- Immunization records
- Your local doctor's name, address, and office and emergency phone numbers
Reaching Saurastra : Rajkot/ Bhavangar :
Saurastra is located on the western part of India.
Saurastra - Rajkot and Bhavangar are connected to Mumbai by daily flight
Mumbai It is well connected to major international airports in Europe, United States, Singapore and Middle East. Following airlines operate out of Mumbai to Saurastra
- Indian airlines
- Jet air/ JetLite
Indian domestic carriers connect Mumbai to all major cities across the country; some major ones are as follows:
- New Delhi
State transport buses and private luxury are available for various cities of Gujarat. State Transport buses are regular available from Rajkot and Bhavangar to other cities of Gujarat Private buses are also availbale for Mumbai, Bhuj, Una, Mount Abu, and Udaipur.
During your treatment visit to Saurstara- Gujarat , India , you and your family can enjoy visit to any of following famous places ,must be known to many NRGs. Places includes Rajkot, Gondal,Virpur, Jetpur, Junagadh, Girnar, Sasangir,Tulsi Shyam, Veraval, Temple of Somnath, Dwarka, Okha ( Bet Dwarka), Jamnagar,Bhavnagar,Palitana,Mahuvv,Tarnetar, etc.
The often-bleak plains of Saurashtra on the Kathiawar peninsula are inhabited by colourful, friendly but reserved people. Although somewhat off the main tourist routes, Saurashtra is a pleasant area to travel around with very interesting – something spectacular – temple sites and cities to explore, not to mention some beautiful beaches and the Gir Lion Sanctuary.
The former Capital of the princely state of Saurashtra was founded by the Rajput Chief Kunwar Vibhuji in the 16th century, Rajkot is famous for its Bandhani Sarees, mirror-work, patch work, bead work and silk embroidery.
Rajkot is a flourishing town of Gujarat and is known for its industries that determine a prosperous economic condition. Rajkot is also famous as the ancestral home of Mahatma Gandhi who spent the early days of his life here. The city is also known for its mirror works, Bandhani (tie and dye) sarees, bead works, patch work, silk embroidery, jewellery market and watch parts. In the present days, Rajkot has gained huge popularity as a major tourist destination and you will find a number of tourist attractions that are dotted all over the town such as Watson Museum and Library, Rajkumar College, Jagat Mandir, Rashtriya Shala, Jubilee Garden and Balaji Temple.
Gondal was the chief town of the former state of the same name. Situated at the west bank of the Gondali River, a tributary of river Bhadar. The city is first mentioned about in history in the year 1350 when Mohammad Tughlak fell sick over here. When the Ghouries were ruling Junagadh, Amin Khan Ghouri allotted Gondal to the fugitive Sultan as a residence. Gondal is also mentioned as a pargana of the South Sarkar in both the Amin-Akbari and the Mirat-I-Ahmadi.
The present Bhuvaneshwari Temple is very famous all over India as this is one of the only two temple of Bhuvaneshwari in the whole country. Gondal is also famous for its Groundnut Oil.
Virpur is well known for the Jalaram Temple world over.
Jetpur is a small town that is famous for dyeing on clothes and sarees.
Few travelers make the trip out to Junagadh but it’s an interesting town situated right at the base of the temple – studded Girnar Hill. Junagadh is also the departure point for visits to the Gir Forest.
This city is full of some very exotic old buildings, most in a state of disrepair. It is a fascinating place to explore, but very few tourists come to this very friendly and unspoilt town.
Junagadh is also known for Uperkot Fort. It is believed to have been constructed by the Yadavas when they came to settle in Dwarka, famous by gone times for its virtual inaccessibility, the Uperkot or Upper Fort is griddled by a wall that is, in some places over 20 meter high. An ornate entrance gateway leads to the ruins.
In the Uperkot is a two-storied cave said to Chaitya cave. There are also Buddhist caves at Bava Pyara Math found below southern walls of Uperkot arranged in three rows. Scholars believe that they are Buddhist caves possibly belonging to the period between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D.
Girnar, situated at around 15 kms from Junagadh, is one of the two hills most sacred to the Jain Community of India. It rises to height of more than 600 meters, a climb marked by 10,000 stone steps, built and maintained from the proceeds of a lottery.
Five peaks, crowned by sixteen carved and sculptured marble shrines adorn this famous hilltop temple city.
Five of the temples of Girnar are Jain Temples including the largest and oldest – the 12th Century temple of Neminath, the 22nd Jain Tirthankar.
In the central shrine, there is a large black image of Neminath with several other smaller images. While descending, one can visit the Bhavnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mahashivratri at Bhavnath is a major event, every year, where a fair is held for five days.
The last home of Asiatic Lion is 54 kms from Junagadh via Visavadar. The sanctuary, which covers 1400 sq. kms, was set up to protect the lion and its habitat, and in this respect has been a success, in 1980 they numbered less than 200. While the lions have been the winners, the local herders have lost valuable grazing land for their cattle. Although the lions seem remarkably tame, in recent years they have reportedly been wandering further afield, well outside the limits of the sanctuary, in search of easy game – namely claves – that in earlier times were found within the park itself.
This place is known world over for its warm water kund. Either it is summer, or winter or monsoon; the water remains warm in this kund. It is said this water helps curing certain skin disease.
On the south coast of Saurastra is Veraval, which was the major seaport for Mecca pilgrims before the rise of Surat. It still has some importance as one of India’s major fishing ports and as the base for a visit of Somnath temple, five kms. south of town.
Temple of Somnath
This temple, at Somnath Patan near Veraval and about 80 kms from Junagadh, has an extremely chequered past. Its earliest history fades into legend – it is said to have been originally built out of gold by Somraj, the Moon God, only to be rebuilt by Ravana in Silver, then by Krishna is wood and Bhimdev in stone. A description of the temple by Al Biruni, an Arab traveler, who so glowing that it prompted a visit in 1024 by a most unwelcome tourist – Mahmud of Ghazni. At that time, the temple was so wealthy that it had 300 musicians, 500 dancing girls and even 300 barbers just to shave the heads of visiting pilgrims.
On the southeast coast, about midway between Veraval and Dwarka, modern-day Porbandar is chiefly noted as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. In ancient times, the city was called Sudamapuri after Sudama, a compatriot of Krishna, and there was once a flourishing trade from here to Africa and the Persian Gulf. The Africa connection is apparent in the number of Indianised Blacks, called Siddis, who form a virtually separate caste of Dalits.
Porbandar has several large cement and chemical factories and a textile mill. A massive breakwater was recently constructed to shelter a deep-water wharf and fishing harbour.
Some of the places of tourist interests are Kirti Mandir, Gandhiji’s birthplace, Nehru Planetarium, Bharat Mandir, Hazur Palace, etc.
On the extreme western tip of the Kathiawar peninsula, Dwarka is one of the four most holy Hindu pilgrimage sites and is closely related to the Krishna legend. It was here that Krishna set up his capital after fleeing from Mathura. Dwarkanath, the name of the temple, is a title of Lord Krishna.
Bet Dwarka (Okha)
A little of Dwarka, a ferry crosses from Okha to the island of Bet, where Vishnu is said to have slain a demon. There are modern Krishna temples on the island and other important religious sites around Dwarka.
Prior to independence, the princely state of Jamnagar was ruled by the Jadeja Rajputs. The city was built around the small Ranmal Lake, in the center of which is a small palace, reached by a causeway.
This bustling city has a long history of pearl fishing and a local variety of tie-dyeing, but today is mote well known for having the only Ayurvedic University in India and a temple listed in the Guinness Book of Records!
Some of the places to visit in Jamnagar are Lakhota Palace and Bala Hanuman Temple.
Founded as a port in 1723 A.D., Bhavnagar is still an important trading post for the cotton goods manufactured in Gujarat. Bhavnagar is a sprawling city with distinctly separate old and new sections. The bus station is in the new part of the town and the railway station is at the far end of the old town.
The bazaar is well worth a day’s exploration if you enjoy talking in the sights, sounds and smells of an extremely busy and colourful old town untouched by tourism.
The takhteshwar Temple sits on the highest hillock in Bhavnagar. The views over the city and out into the Gulf of Cambey are excellent but the temple itself is of mirror interest.
Situated 51 kms South – west of Bhavnagar, the town of Palitana is little more than a gateway of Shatrunjaya, the place of Victory. The 600 – meter ascent from the town to the hilltop is a walk of some two kms. Over a period of 900 years, 863 temples have been built here. The hilltop is dedicated entirely to the gods; at dusk, even the priests depart from the temples, leaving them deserted.
Almost all the temples are of Jain and this hill, one of Jainism’s holiest pilgrimage places, is another of illustration of their belief that merit is derived from constructing temples. The hilltops are bounded by sturdy walls and the temples are grouped into nine enclosures or tunks – each with a central major temple and many minor ones clustered around. Some of the earliest temples here were built in the 11th century but, in the 14th and 15th centuries, the Muslims destroyed them, so the current temples date from the 16th century onwards.
This small city is known for wooden toys and for onion de-hydration plants. This is the birthplace of well-known Morari Das Bapu Hariyani.
Every year in the month of Bhadra (around September), the Trineteshwar Temple at Tarnetar, 65 kms northeast of Rajkot hosts the 3 days Tarnetar Fair.