Gujarat Tribal Tour 12N13D

Gujarat Tribal Tour 12N13D

Gujarat Tribal Tour 12N13D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Tribal Gujarat covers Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Bharwad, Balaram, Rani ki Vav, Little Rann of Kutch and Bhuj.

DAY 01 DELHI
Arrive Delhi, receive upon arrival and straight drive to hotel. Night stay at Delhi.

DAY 02 DELHI
Delhi – Breakfast at hotel.

Proceed for day tour of Old & New Delhi.

Evening will be at leisure. Overnight Delhi.

DAY 03 DELHI – AGRA – DELHI
Delhi – Agra – By road covering 201 km in 4hr.

Proceed by surface for Agra after breakfast. ENROUTE VISIT SIKANDRA.

Reach Agra and check into hotel.

Proceed for sightseeing.

In the evening drive back to Delhi. Night stay at Delhi.

Day 4 :- Fly to Ahmedabad
After breakfast, we will take a flight to Ahmedabad. Upon arrival we will drive to the hotel and checkin.

Day 5: Bharwad
A pastoral people, the Bharwad are shepherds and cattlemen. No longer wanderers, most Bharwadi live in villages painting their houses primarily in blues, greens and white. We visit several, wandering the neat lanes, and perhaps visiting one or two homes. Some Bharwadi have turned their talents to different occupations; the polishing and cutting of diamonds is one, and we will be able to photograph the steps that turn a handful of dull looking opaque lumps into sparkling gems. At a local camel-breeding farm, the business of producing the finest stock of camels is explored.

Day 6 :A Stepwell & Sun Temple
Our drive to Balaram takes us away from life today and into the past. We plan three major stops: a museum, a stepwell (baoli), and a sun temple. The Calico Museum is one of the most fascinating museums in all of Gujarat, if not India, and houses an extensive array of tribal fabrics, both modern and antique, wall hangings, tapestries, and costumes. Adalaj Wav (built in 1499) is the most famous of the Gujarati baolis (step-wells). These elaborate creations, unique to Gujarat, were constructed by royal families as a means of ensuring a source of water throughout the year and as a place of escape from the fierce Gujarati summers. The stone-clad walls have been adorned with carvings of flowers and birds, and at the bottom of the five story-deep well, is a small pool of water. The Modhera Sun Temple dates from the reign of King Bhimdev I (1027/27), and is said to resemble the famous Konark temple in Orissa. Like Adalaj Wav, Modhera’s granite austerity is relieved by the slight of brightly-clad locals walking around the complex. (Balaram Palace Resort, 3 nights)

Day 7: Gowala & Garacia
Tribes that are second cousins to each other, they differ only in the manner of living; the Gowala are more settled, the Garacia are still prone to roaming, and their women dress is a manner slightly less ostentatious than the Gowala females. Their tribal home is among the hills that separate Gujarat from Rajasthan, and they are primarily sheepherders. One evening we will enjoy a private performance of tribal dances.

The Rani-ki-Vav Day 8 :Patan’s Patola Weavers and The Rani-ki-Vav
An art that today is only practised by three families, patola is an intricate form of double ikat weaving that is so difficult and demanding that one sari can take up to six months to complete. All three families live near Gujarat’s oldest baoli, the 11th-century Rani-ki-vav; we will visit one of the families, and explore the stepwell during our drive into the Little Rann of Kutch. (Desert Courser Camp, 3 nights)

Day 9 :The Banjara and The Rabari
The Little Rann of Kutch separates Kutch from the rest of Gujarat. It is an area composed of marshy salt flats and inhospitable terrain. Flamingos breed in the area’s shallow lakes; here too, the last remaining khurs (Asiatic wild asses) live in a protected sanctuary. Through this land travel the Rabari, the most nomadic of Gujarat’s tribes, constantly searching for better grazing ground for their camels and sheep. Other tribes have settled here, including the Banjara, who make their living from cattle, and whose female members are famous for their embroidery.

Day 10 :Into The Rann of Kutch
Today, we head westward into the bleak countryside of Kutch, Gujarat’s last frontier. It will be a day of driving, with no scheduled stops, only those of our own choosing as we head toward Bhuj, the region’s capital. This, fortunately, is the season when the Rabari migrate, so it’s possible our journey may be enlivened by meeting a group of them along the way. (Prince Hotel, 4 nights)

Day 11-Day 12:A Melting Pot of Tribes
Megwar. Samma. Jat. Mutwa. Ahir. Rabari. These are just some of the tribes we will photograph over the next four days as we make daily excursions into the barren and inhospitable landscape that is the Great Rann of Kutch. Some time will be devoted to Bhuj, which was partially destroyed by the earthquake that struck in January 2001. We tour the Old City (via motor rickshaws) seeing, among other places, the Aina (Old) and Prag (New) mahals (palaces) and visit the Bhartiya Folk Museum with its exhibits pertaining to local tribal life. We also visit an artist who is one of only three peple continuing to paint in the Rogan style.

Day 13: Flight to Bombay
Saturday morning we fly from Bhuj to Bombay. Upon arrival, we are transferred to our hotel. In the late evening be driven to the airport for onward flights.

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Gujarat Tour Package 6N7D

 

Gujarat Tour Package 6N7D

Gujarat Tour Package – 6N7D

Tour Itinerary: Ahmedabad-Rajkot-Dwaraka-Porbandar-Somnath-Junagadh-Ahmedabad

Day 01: Ahmedabad
In the morning arrive in Ahmedabad. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Ahmedabad. In the afternoon you will visit the Gandhi ashram, the Akshardham temple.

Day 02: Ahmedabad
In the morning you will visit the Hathee Singh Jain Temple, Jama Masjid, Calico museum of textiles.

Day 03: Ahmedabad – Rajkot (about 225 kms)
In the morning you will drive to Rajkot. In the evening arrive in Rajkot. Overnight stay at the hotel in Rajkot.

Day 04: Rajkot – Dwaraka (about 235 kms)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Dwaraka. In the evening arrive in Dwarka and drive to the hotel.

Day 05: Dwaraka – Porbandar (about 122 kms)
In the morning you will visit the Dwarkadhish temple. After visiting the temple drive to Porbandar. Later in the evening you will visit the Kirti Mandir in Porbandar.

Day 06: Porbandar – Somnath – Junagadh (about 217 kms)
In the morning drive to Somnath to visit the Somnath temple. After visiting the Somnath temple drive to Junagadh. In the evening arrive in Junagadh.

Day 07: Junagadh – Ahmedabad (about 315 kms)
In the morning you will visit the Mount Girnar. Mount Girnar is one of the hills which is most sacred to the Jain community. After visiting these temples drive to Ahmedabad. In the night transfer to the airport or railway station for the onwards journey.

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Gujarat Tour Package 13N14D

 

Gujarat Tour Package 13N14D

Gujarat Tour Package – 13N14D

Tour Itinerary: Ahmedabad-Posina-Ambaji-Patan-Modhera-Dasada-Zainabad-Bhuj-Gondal-Gir-Somnath-Diu-Palitana-Vadodara

Day 01: Ahmedabad
In the morning arrive in Ahmedabad. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in Ahmedabad. In the afternoon you will go for the sightseeing in Ahmedabad and visit the Gandhi ashram and the Hathee Singh Jain Temple.

Day 02: Ahmedabad – Posina (about 200 kms)
In the morning you will visit the Jama Masjid. After visiting the mosque you will visit the Calico museum of textiles. Later you will drive to Posina. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Posina – Ambaji (about 40 kms)
Today you will drive to Ambaji. On Arasur mountain, the famous temple of the goddess Ambaji is located. Folk artists, farmers and the rural tribes have immense faith in Ambaji. In the afternoon you will visit the Ambaji temple.

Day 04: Ambaji – Patan – Modhera – Dasada
In the morning you will drive to Patan. In the afternoon reach Patan and visit the Rani ki Vav and Sahastralinga Talav. Later you will drive to Modhera. Modhera is known for the world famous Sun temple and is the best example of the Solanki temple architecture in the state. After visiting the sun temple you will drive to Dasada.

Day 05: Dasada – Zainabad
In the morning you will drive to Zainabad to visit the Indian Wild Ass wildlife sanctuary and enjoy the safari in the Little Rann of Kutch.

Day 06: Zainabad – Bhuj (about 350 kms)
Today you will drive to Bhuj. In the evening arrive in Bhuj and drive to the hotel.

Day 07: Bhuj
Today you will go for the sightseeing in Bhuj and visit the Aina Mahal Palace. After visiting this complex you will visit the Cenotaphs Complex.

Day 08: Bhuj – Gondal (about 375 kms)
Today you will drive to Gondal. Gondal was once the centre of a former prosperous princely state. Overnight stay at the hotel in Gondal.

Day 09: Gondal – Gir (about 100 kms)
In the morning after having breakfast you will visit Naulakha Palace, Orchard Palace and the royal garages in Gondal. After having sightseeing we drive to the Gir National Park. In the evening arrive in Gir and drive to the hotel.

Day 10: Gir
In the early morning you will have jungle safari in the Gir National Park. Gir is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and has a thriving population of various wildlife animals and birds like Leopard, Sambar, Chital (spotted deer), Nilgai and Wild boar. Gir is also one of the major habitats of chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope) and chinkara (Indian gazelle).

Day 11: Gir – Somnath (about 60 kms) – Diu (about 90 kms)
In the morning you will drive further to visit the legendary shore temple of Somnath. This temple is one of the twelve most sacred shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva and a jyotirlinga. According to the legend, Somnath temple was built originally in gold by Somraj, the moon god. After visiting the Somnath temple you will drive to Diu.

Day 12: Diu
Today we start with our sightseeing in Diu and visit the Diu Fort, St. Paul’s Church and Diu museum. In the evening you will visit the Nagoa beach.

Day 13: Diu – Palitana (about 215 kms)
Today you will drive to Palitana. After reaching the top of the hill you will visit the Jain temple and Chaumukha or the four faced temple.

Day 14: Palitana – Vadodara (about 250 kms)
Today you will drive to Vadodara or Baroda. Vadodara is the former capital of the erstwhile Baroda State ruled by the Maratha Maharaja Gaekwad. In the night transfer to the airport or railway station.

To get this Gujarat Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

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