Bhuj, Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary & White Rann of Kutch Tour
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Product Code : AGORA567
Bhuj, Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary & White Rann of Kutch four days private tour will begin with pick up from Bhuj airport. Visit grand palaces, museum & step-well in Bhuj then proceed to explore Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary a home to a wide array of wildlife, including many species of mammals, reptiles, and birds. Continue to explore the Great Rann of Kutch a salt marsh in the Thar Desert reputed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world. This area inhabited by the Kutchi people is rich center of traditional art and craft. Accompanied tour guide and transport will remain on disposal at your service.
Day 1: Bhuj
On arrival at Bhuj airport assistance & transfer to hotel.
Later city tour of Bhuj, visit The Aaina Mahal Palace built in the middle of 18th century. Explore the compound outside the palace, with its beautiful carved doorways, elaborate window boxes and balconies. Prag Mahal built-in the 19th century next to Aina Mahal, the grand palace boasts of Gothic-style windows and Corinthian pillars around it. The opulent Mahal has the second tallest clock tower in the country which offers an amazing view from the top. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum with archives and personal items of the royal family on display. Shri Swaminarayan Temple initially built in the year 1822, it was the first of many Sampraday Swaminarayan temples. Ramkund a square stepwell, whose walls have carved miniature idols depicting the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu and sculptures of Lord Rama, Devi Sita, Lord Lakshmana and Lord Hanuman. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Bhuj - Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary - Hodka (125kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from your hotel in Bhuj and drive to visit Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary. The endangered chinkara roughly 7000 known to exist, 80% of them live in Kutch and Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary is primary habitat. The sanctuary also houses many other mammals, like caracal, desert foxes, Indian wolf, spotted deer, wild boar & honey badger. More than 184 species of birds including all three species of bustards, Black Partridge, 19 different birds of prey, and many species of waterfowl are found in the sanctuary.
Also visit Koteshwar an ancient Shiv temple standing next to a marsh. Next drive to Hodka check in at hotel. Lunch, Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Hodka - White Rann of Kutch
Very early in the morning drive to White Rann of Kutch to see the sunrise. The Great Rann of Kutch is world largest salt marsh in the Thar Desert.
Return to hotel for breakfast. Later visit Dhordo village in White Rann occupied by Mutwa Muslim Community. Next visit a small Pathan community hamlet engaged in Embroidery. Continue to Khavda to see Potters and Samma tribe. Later leave for Kala Dungar to view the beautiful sunset. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Hodka - Bhuj (65kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bhuj enroute visit Nirona Village to see the Rogan arts on a piece of cloth. Drop off at Bhuj airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
3 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
1-Time safari in Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary with forest department naturalist.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation
Bhuj x 1 night
3* - Seven Sky Clarks inn/ Hotel Ilark
4* - The Fern Residency/ Hill View Resort
Hodka/ Rann of Kutch x 2 night
3*/ 4* - Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort/ Kutir Craft Village Resort
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.