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 4N5D

 

Gujarat Tour Package 4N5D

Gujarat Tour Package – 4N5D

Tour Itinerary: Rajkot – Dwaraka – Porbandar – Veraval – Somnath – Rajkot

Day 01: Rajkot – Dwaraka (about 235 kms)
In the morning arrive at Rajkot airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and drive to Dwaraka. In the evening arrive in Dwaraka and drive to the hotel. Later in the evening you will visit the temple and take part in the Aarti.

Day 02: Dwaraka – Porbandar (about 100 kms)
In the morning you will visit the Dwarkadhish temple. After visiting the temple you will drive to Porbandar. Porbandar is a picturesque old sea port situated on the western coast of Gujarat. Porbandar was the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi.

Day 03: Porbandar – Veraval (about 110 kms)
In the morning you will visit the Kirti Mandir or the Gandhi home in Porbandar. In this home the Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation was born in 1869. 17 rooms and three storeys are there in this house. After visiting the Porbandar you will drive to Veraval and have overnight stay at the hotel in Veraval.

Day 04: Veraval – Somnath (about 10 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.

Day 05: Somnath – Rajkot (about 190 kms)
Today you will drive to the Rajkot airport to connect the flight for the onwards journey.

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Gujarat Tour Package 8N9D

 

Gujarat Tour Package 8N9D

Gujarat Tour Package – 8N9D

Tour Itinerary: Mumbai – Bhavnagar – Velavadar National Park – Bhavnagar – Sasan Gir – Sayla – Dasada – Himmatnagar – Udaipur

Day 01: Flight to India (Mumbai)
Around Midnight arrive in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Mumbai – Bhavnagar (by air) – Velavadar National Park – Bhavnagar
In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Bhavnagar. Upon arrival at Bhavnagar transfer to the hotel. Later drive further to visit Velavadar National Park to see large herds of blackbuck, antelope, jackal, jungle cat, hare and one of the world’s largest harrier roosts. After visiting the park drive back to Bhavnagar.

Day 03: Bhavnagar – Velavadar National Park – Bhavnagar (about 120 km)
In the morning after having breakfast enjoy birding at Victoria Park, Gaurishankar Lake and the coastal marshes near the port. After lunch, drive to Velavadar National Park for the bird watching. Later return back to Bhavnagar.

Day 04: Bhavnagar – Sasan Gir (about 229 km)
In the morning drive from Bhavnagar to Sasan Gir. In the evening have Jeep Safari in the Sasan Gir National Park for bird and wildlife watching.

Day 05: Sasan Gir
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the jeep safari in Gir National Park. In the evening have a nature walk with a birding guide to a riverside spot near Gir Birding Lodge.

Day 06: Sasan Gir – Sayla (about 240 km)
In the morning drive to the grasslands of Devaliya to see vultures and other birds. Later drive to Sayla. In the afternoon visit the village known for its weavers and beadwork, colorfully-attired Bharwad shepherds, medieval step wells and numerous monuments or enjoy the bird watching at the lake and grasslands of Sayla.

Day 07: Sayla – Dasada (about 120 km)
In the morning drive to Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, one of the largest fresh-water lakes in Gujarat and an outstanding place for boat-safaris among thousands of birds. After having breakfast drive to Dasada. In the evening enjoy birding at Nawa Talao where large flocks of flamingos, demmossile cranes, pelicans and other birds are seen in large numbers.

Day 08: Dasada
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the safaris in the Little Rann of Kutch.

Day 09: Dasada – Himmatnagar (about 90 km) – Udaipur (by train)
In the morning drive to Bajana Creek, a birders paradise on the edge of the Rann. In the afternoon visit the traditional houses of Rabaris, a pastoral group known for beautiful embroidery, colourful Bharwad shepherds, and other pastoral, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities. Later drive to Himmatnagar to board the Udaipur train and pass through lakes and other birding places.

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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