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Crafts, Culture & History of Gujarat

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Product Code : AGORA271

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Gujarat, delving into its rich tapestry of crafts, culture, and history. Starting from Ahmedabad, the bustling metropolis steeped in heritage, you'll explore iconic landmarks like the Hatheesing Jain Temple and Sabarmati Ashram. Venturing into the serene landscapes of Dasada and Bhuj, witness the wonders of the Little Rann of Kutch and delve into Bhuj's architectural marvels. The adventure continues to Hodka, where the White Rann and Banni Region beckon with their ethereal beauty and vibrant traditions. Experience the coastal charm of Mandvi before concluding your odyssey in Wankaner, immersed in royal splendor. This immersive journey promises a kaleidoscopic glimpse into Gujarat's diverse cultural tapestry and timeless traditions.


Day 1: Ahmedabad

Start your exploration of Gujarat in its vibrant capital, Ahmedabad. After settling into your hotel, dive into the city's rich heritage. Begin with the Hatheesing Jain Temple, a stunning architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Dharmanatha, showcasing intricate carvings and ornate domes. Continue to Bhadra Fort, an ancient citadel housing the grand Teen Darwaza and Bhadra Kali Temple. Then, visit the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, renowned for its exquisite jali work, especially the iconic "Tree of Life" pattern. Explore Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's residence during the freedom struggle, offering insights into his life and philosophy. Delight in the unique collections at the Kite Museum, showcasing the art and history of kite flying, and the Vechaar Utensils Museum, displaying an extensive range of traditional utensils. Conclude your day at the Adalaj Step-well, a five-storied architectural wonder, where the intricate carvings narrate tales of yore. Overnight in Ahmedabad.


Day 2: Ahmedabad - Dasada (200kms)

Post a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Dasada. En route, immerse yourself in the architectural brilliance of the Modhera Sun Temple. Dedicated to the sun god, Surya, this temple showcases intricate carvings and the stunning stepped tank. Continue to Rani ki Vav, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the stepwell's walls narrate stories through their detailed sculptures. Visit the serene Panchasara Jain Temple, known for its peaceful ambiance and beautiful carvings. Upon reaching Dasada, check-in at the resort and unwind amidst nature's tranquility, with meals served at the resort.


Day 3: Dasada - Bhuj (230kms)

Rise early for a thrilling safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, the last abode of the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. This vast expanse of salt marshes and grasslands is a paradise for birdwatchers, with migratory birds flocking here during winters. After this exciting adventure, drive to Bhuj, a city steeped in history and culture. Check-in at the hotel and relax, preparing for the exploration that awaits.


Day 4: Bhuj - Hodka (65kms)

Begin your day with a visit to Bhuj's architectural wonders. Aaina Mahal Palace dazzles with its European influences, housing exquisite chandeliers, mirrors, and intricate tiles. Adjacent is the imposing Prag Mahal, a splendid example of Italian Gothic architecture, offering panoramic views of Bhuj. Visit the Shri Swaminarayan Temple to admire its ornate carvings and peaceful ambiance. Journey onwards to the Banni Region of Kutch, stopping at Nirona Village. Here, witness the mesmerizing Rogan art, a traditional form of fabric painting. Arrive at Hodka, check-in at the resort, and in the evening, head out to the White Rann. The vast expanse of white salt gleams under the moonlight, offering a surreal experience. Overnight at the resort.


Day 5: Hodka - White Rann of Kutch

Greet the dawn with a visit to the White Rann. As the sun rises, the vast salt desert sparkles, painting a mesmerizing canvas of white and gold. Explore Dhordo village, where the Mutwa Muslim community showcases their intricate embroidery skills, and the nearby Pathan community mesmerizes with their unique attire and crafts. Drive to Khavda, renowned for its pottery and meet the Samma tribe, known for their rich musical heritage. Conclude your day at Kala Dungar, the highest point in Kutch, offering panoramic views of the vast Rann and a stunning sunset. Return to the resort for a peaceful overnight stay.


Day 6: Hodka - Mandvi (125kms)

Embark on a picturesque drive to Mandvi, passing through Sumarasar Village, a hub for traditional Shawl & Stole Weavers. Witness the artisans crafting beautiful textiles, preserving age-old techniques. Arrive in Mandvi and check-in at the resort. Visit the Vijay Vilas Palace, an architectural gem showcasing the fusion of Rajasthani and European styles. Stroll along the pristine Mandvi beach, with its serene waters and golden sands, offering a perfect setting to unwind and relax. Overnight in Mandvi.


Day 7: Mandvi - Wankaner (250kms)

After breakfast, drive to Wankaner, with a stopover at Mundra, famous for its Batik workshops, where artisans create vibrant textiles using wax-resist dyeing technique. Continue to Anjar, one of the oldest towns in Kutch, renowned for its metal handicrafts, particularly silverware. Arrive in Wankaner, check-in at the hotel, and relax after the day's journey.


Day 8: Wankaner - Rajkot/Ahmedabad

Begin your day exploring the royal heritage of Wankaner. Visit the Ranjit Vilas Palace, a splendid architectural marvel showcasing intricate carvings, elegant arches, and ornate balconies. Explore the stepwell within the Royal Oasis complex, a stunning architectural marvel, with its symmetrical steps and beautiful carvings. Conclude your Gujarat journey with a drop-off at either Rajkot or Ahmedabad airport, filled with cherished memories and experiences.

- 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.