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Gujarat Archaeological & Natural Wonders

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Product Code : AGORA561

Embark on a captivating journey through Gujarat's rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural splendors. Begin in Ahmedabad, the bustling metropolis where age-old traditions blend seamlessly with modernity. Traverse to Dholavira to unearth the remnants of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and bask in the architectural grandeur of sun temples and intricately carved stepwells. In the wild expanses of the Little Rann of Kutch, encounter diverse wildlife and vibrant tribal cultures, offering a glimpse into the region's rural charm. As you venture towards Bhuj, immerse yourself in the city's regal palaces, bustling bazaars, and artisanal crafts. Conclude your expedition at the otherworldly White Rann, where nature's spectacle of salt marshes under the vast sky unfolds before you, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.


Day 1: Welcome to Ahmedabad

Upon arrival at Ahmedabad airport, our representative will greet you with a warm welcome, offering a traditional 'tikka' and refreshing drink. After the transfer to your hotel and check-in, you can relax in your room or take a gentle stroll around the hotel vicinity. In the evening, consider exploring the bustling Law Garden Night Market known for its handicrafts, textiles, and delectable street food.


Day 2: Ahmedabad's Historic Gems

After a hearty breakfast buffet at the hotel, your guided city tour begins. Start at the Sabarmati Ashram, the tranquil abode of Mahatma Gandhi during India's struggle for independence. Explore the intricate architecture of Jama Masjid and Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, reflecting the city's rich Islamic heritage. The Swaminarayan Temple Kalupur showcases a blend of traditional wooden carvings and modern craftsmanship. Conclude your day with a visit to the Adalaj Stepwell, an architectural marvel that descends five stories below ground level, adorned with intricate carvings.


Day 3: Ahmedabad to Dholavira (385kms)

After a wholesome breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Dholavira. En route, the Modhera Sun Temple stands majestically, inviting you to admire its detailed carvings and the unique architecture that allows the sun's rays to illuminate its sanctum. At Rani ki Vav, be captivated by the seven levels of intricately carved sculptures narrating tales from Hindu mythology. The Panchasara Jain Temples offer a serene ambiance, with each temple reflecting a unique architectural style. Arrive in Dholavira, check-in at your chosen accommodation, and enjoy a peaceful evening.


Day 4: Dholavira's Archaeological Marvels

Post breakfast, dive deep into the archaeological wonders of Dholavira. Wander through the well-preserved ruins, which include reservoirs, water channels, and citadels, offering insights into the sophisticated urban planning of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. The site's museum provides a comprehensive overview with artifacts and displays explaining the site's historical significance. Later, drive to Dasada, where you can relax and rejuvenate.


Day 5: Dasada's Wildlife & Tribal Culture (230kms)

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before venturing into the vast expanses of the Little Rann of Kutch. The safari offers glimpses of the unique ecosystem, from the Indian Wild Ass to various bird species like flamingos and cranes. Dive deeper into Gujarat's cultural tapestry with visits to Rabari and Bharwad tribal villages. Witness their distinctive lifestyles, colorful attire, and intricate handicrafts. Conclude your day in Bhuj, where a comfortable hotel awaits.


Day 6: Bhuj's Cultural Tapestry

After a sumptuous breakfast, set out to explore Bhuj's cultural landmarks. Aina Mahal, or the 'Hall of Mirrors', showcases European and Mughal architectural influences with Venetian-style chandeliers and marble walls adorned with mirrors. The nearby Prag Mahal stands tall with its Italian Gothic architecture, while the Kutch Museum houses a rich collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, tribal artifacts, and textiles. Wrap up your day with shopping at the local markets known for their handicrafts, from intricately embroidered textiles to metalwork and pottery.


Day 7: Hodka's Artistic Flair (65kms)

Post breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the Banni Region of Kutch. At Nirona Village, witness the mesmerizing Rogan art, a rare craft where artists use castor oil-based colors to create intricate patterns. The White Rann at sunset offers a mesmerizing spectacle, where the salt marshes gleam under the fading sunlight, making it a photographer's delight.


Day 8: Sunrise & Desert Adventures

Wake up early to witness the White Rann bathed in the golden hues of sunrise. Post breakfast, delve into the unique cultural experiences of Dhordo village and the Pathan community. Witness the vibrant artistry of Khavda's potters and engage with the Samma tribe, known for their musical prowess. The panoramic views from Kala Dungar are unparalleled, offering a bird's eye view of the sprawling Rann and its surroundings. As the day concludes, return to Hodka for a peaceful overnight stay.


Day 9: Farewell Gujarat

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before departing for Bhuj airport. As you board your flight, cherish the memories of Gujarat's diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and archaeological wonders, promising to return for more adventures.

- 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.