Gujarat Archaeological & Natural Wonders
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Product Code : AGORA561
Embark on a captivating journey through Gujarat's Archaeological & Natural Wonders on this private tour. Explore ancient marvels such as the Modhera Sun Temple, Rani ki Vav step well, and Dholavira archaeological sites, dating back thousands of years. Immerse yourself in the surreal landscapes of the Little Rann of Kutch and witness the breathtaking beauty of the White Rann at sunrise. Discover the cultural treasures of Bhuj and indulge in the vibrant arts and crafts of the region. Experience the perfect blend of history, archaeology, and natural wonders in this enchanting Gujarat tour.
Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad
Upon arrival at Ahmedabad airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing and exploring the city at your own pace.
Day 2: Ahmedabad City Tour
Embark on a captivating city tour of Ahmedabad, immersing yourself in its rich history and vibrant culture. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Sabarmati Ashram, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Swaminarayan Temple Kalupur and the magnificent Adalaj Stepwell. Explore the bustling streets of the old city, known for its intricate architecture and bustling bazaars.
Day 3: Ahmedabad - Dholavira (385kms)
Depart from Ahmedabad and embark on a scenic drive to Dholavira. Enroute, visit the Modhera Sun Temple, a stunning example of ancient Indian architecture dedicated to the sun god Surya. Explore the intricate carvings and grandeur of this 11th-century temple. Continue your journey to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rani ki Vav, an intricately designed stepwell adorned with intricate sculptures. Lastly, visit the Panchasara Jain Temples, known for their exquisite domes and sacred carvings. Arrive in Dholavira and check-in at your hotel.
Day 4: Dholavira - Dasada (255kms)
Immerse yourself in the archaeological wonders of Dholavira, an ancient city dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Explore the well-preserved ruins, including funerary structures, stone sculptures, pottery, and the impressive ancient water reservoirs. Discover the historic treasures and gain insights into the civilization that once thrived here. Later, drive to Dasada and check-in at your hotel.
Day 5: Dasada - Bhuj (230kms)
Embark on an exhilarating safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, a unique ecosystem known for its wildlife and expansive salt marshes. Witness the diverse wildlife, including the endangered Indian Wild Ass, as well as numerous bird species. Immerse yourself in the rural charm as you visit the Rabari and Bharwad tribal villages, getting a glimpse of their traditional way of life. After the safari, drive to Bhuj and check-in at your hotel.
Day 6: Bhuj City Tour
Discover the cultural and architectural marvels of Bhuj on a city tour. Visit the Aina Mahal, a magnificent palace showcasing exquisite craftsmanship and a rich collection of artifacts. Explore the Prag Mahal, a stunning blend of Italian Gothic and Indian architectural styles. Delve into the history and culture of the region at the Kutch Museum, housing a vast collection of artifacts, textiles, and archaeological findings. Stroll through the bustling streets and vibrant markets, experiencing the local flavors and handicrafts.
Day 7: Bhuj - Hodka (65kms)
Embark on a drive to the enchanting Banni Region of Kutch. Visit the Nirona Village, renowned for its unique Rogan art, a traditional cloth-painting technique. Witness the intricate designs and vibrant colors created by skilled artisans. Continue your journey to Hodka and check-in at your hotel. In the evening, take a short drive to the White Rann and marvel at the breathtaking views of the vast salt marshes illuminated by the setting sun.
Day 8: Hodka - White Rann of Kutch
Experience the ethereal beauty of the White Rann as you embark on an early morning drive to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the vast salt marshes. The Great Rann of Kutch, the world's largest salt desert, offers a surreal and awe-inspiring landscape. After enjoying the sunrise, return to your hotel for breakfast.
Later, visit Dhordo village in the White Rann, which is inhabited by the Mutwa Muslim community. Immerse yourself in their unique culture and traditions. Next, explore a small Pathan community hamlet known for its intricate embroidery work. Proceed to Khavda to witness the craftsmanship of local potters and interact with the Samma tribe. Conclude your day with a visit to Kala Dungar (Black Hill) to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding desert and witness a captivating sunset. Return to your hotel in Hodka for overnight stay.
Day 9: Hodka - Bhuj (65kms)
After breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Hodka. You will be transferred to Bhuj airport for your onward journey. Bid farewell to the enchanting land of Gujarat with unforgettable memories of its rich cultural heritage, architectural marvels, and natural wonders.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 8 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.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- 1-Time Gypsy safari in national park with naturalist.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 8 nights accommodation
Ahmedabad x 2 night
3* - WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion/ Parker Lords Eco Inn
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - The House of MG/ Le Meridien
Dholavira x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Rann Resort Dholavira/ Dholavira Tourism Resort
Little Rann of Kutch x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Royal Safari Camp, Bajana/ Rann Riders, Dasada
Bhuj x 2 nights
3* - Seven Sky Clarks inn/ Hotel Ilark
4* & 5* - The Fern Residency/ Hill View Resort
Hodka/ Rann of Kutch x 2 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort/ Kutir Craft Village Resort
- 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.