Crafts, Culture & History of Gujarat
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Product Code : AGORA271
Experience the vibrant and colorful culture of Gujarat on this private tour. Explore the historic landmarks of Ahmedabad, visit the charming art and craft villages of Kutch, witness the stunning landscapes of the Little Rann of Kutch and the White Rann, and discover the rich history of Wankaner. Immerse yourself in the local way of life as you witness the traditional crafts of Rogan art, embroidery, shawl and stole weaving, pottery, and metal handicrafts. This tour is the perfect blend of culture, history, and crafts, and will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Day 1: Ahmedabad
Upon arrival in Ahmedabad, check-in to the hotel and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, embark on a city tour of Ahmedabad, visiting Hatheesing Jain Temple, Bhadra Fort, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Sabarmati Ashram, Kite Museum, Vechaar Utensils Museum & Adalaj Step-well. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Ahmedabad - Dasada (200kms)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Dasada, en route visiting Modhera Sun Temple, Rani ki Vav & Panchasara Jain Temple. Upon arrival at Dasada, check in to the resort. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort and spend the night there.
Day 3: Dasada - Bhuj (230kms)
Wake up early in the morning for a safari in Little Rann of Kutch, a unique landscape that is the only habitat for endemic Asiatic Wild Ass, making it a birdwatcher's paradise. Later, drive to Bhuj and check-in at the hotel. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 4: Bhuj - Hodka (65kms)
After breakfast, visit Aaina Mahal Palace, Prag Mahal, Shri Swaminarayan Temple & Ramkund stepwell. Next, drive to Banni Region of Kutch, visiting Nirona Village for Rogan arts on a piece of cloth. Arrive and check-in at the resort. In the evening, take a short drive to enjoy the breathtaking views of the White Rann. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 5: Hodka - White Rann of Kutch
Early in the morning, drive to the White Rann of Kutch to witness the sunrise. Afterwards, visit Dhordo village to see the Mutwa Muslim Community and a small Pathan community hamlet engaged in embroidery. Next, proceed to Khavda to see Potters and Samma tribe. Later in the day, visit Kala Dungar to view the beautiful sunset. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Hodka - Mandvi (125kms)
After breakfast, drive to Mandvi via Sumarasar Village of Shawl & Stole Weavers, where you can witness the traditional skills passed on from father to son. Upon arrival in Mandvi, check in at the resort. Later, visit Vijay Vilas Palace & shipbuilding center, and spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 7: Mandvi - Wankaner (250kms)
After breakfast, drive to Wankaner via visiting Mundra, which is known for its fine Batik workshops. Further drive to Anjar, the oldest town in Kutch producing metal handicrafts. Upon arrival at Wankaner, check-in at the hotel. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 8: Wankaner - Rajkot/Ahmedabad
After breakfast, visit Ranjit Vilas Palace & a step well in the Royal Oasis complex. Later, you will be dropped off at either Rajkot or Ahmedabad airport for your onward flight.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 7 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Little Rann of Kutch with forest department naturalist.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodations
Ahmedabad X 1 Nights
3* - WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion/ Parker Lords Eco Inn
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - The House of MG/ Le Meridien
Little Rann of Kutch X 1 Nights
3* 4* & 5* - Royal Safari Camp Bajana
Bhuj X 1 Nights
3* - Seven Sky Clarks inn/ Hotel Ilark
4* & 5* - The Fern Residency/ Hill View Resort
Hodka X 2 Nights
3* 4* & 5* - Shaam-E-Sarhad Village Resort/ Kutir Craft Village Resort
Mandvi X 1 Nights
3* - HV Beach Resorts/ Mandvi Beach Resort
4* & 5* - Seabreeze Resort Mandvi/ Seabreeze Resort Mandvi
Wankaner X 1 Nights
3* 4* & 5* - Royal Oasis
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.