Kutch Special Tour

1N Bhuj , 2N Dhordo (Great Rann of Kutch) , 2N Bhuj and 1N Ahmedabad
7 days

From

US$ 296

per person

About the tour

The “Kutch Special Tour” takes you through the White Desert wonder that’s a place you have to visit at least once in your life. We start from Ahmedabad in a long-week vacation that heads for Rann of Kutch through Bhuj. Enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the area from the highest point in India, Karo Dungar. Not to be missed as the next destination is the holy lake Naraya Sarovar and the shopping district Lal Darwaja before exploring Ahmedabad’s impressive historical structures such as the Acropolis of Ahmedabad.

Highlights

  • 6 Nights accommodations in all four cities as mentioned.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in GRK
  • Ahmadabad's popular stops: Lal Darwaja, Adalaj Stepwell, Gandhi Ashram, Sarkhej Roja, etc.
  • Rann of Kutch: Kutch Kalo Dungar and local embroidery villages
  • Mandvi Beach
  • Vijaya Vilas Palace and Bauter Jinalay (72 Jinalaya)
  • Naraya Sarovar
  • All Transfers & Sightseeing on Private Basis (upto 4 pax – Sedan, 5-6 pax – Innova / Ertiga, 7-12 pax T/T)
  • For Extra person will be provided extra Mattress

Accommodation

Hotel The Devraj Palace or Similar

1 night(s) in Bhuj

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Gateway to Rann Resort or Similar

2 night(s) in Dhordo (Great Rann of Kutch)

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: All Meals

Hotel The Devraj Palace or Similar

2 night(s) in Bhuj

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Ginger Ahmedabad Vastrapur or Similar

1 night(s) in Ahmedabad

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Bhuj

  • The Sun Temple in Modhera & Rani Ki Vav of Patan.

Bhuj

  • Mandvi Excursion - the Vijaya Vilas Palace, summer palace of Jadeja Maharao of Kutch, Kranti Guru Smarak, Ambe Dham Temple & Bauter Jinalay
  • Maa Ashapura Temple, Naraya Sarovar village and Darshan Shree Koteshwar Mahadev

Ahmedabad

  • Gandhi Ashram, Adalaj Stepwell and Calico Museum of Textiles (if time permits)

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad & Transfer To Bhuj (415 Km, 9-hour Drive)

After arrival in Ahmedabad, we greet you and transfer your group to Bhuj. After a nine-hour ride, we’ll check you into the hotel and take you for dinner. Then rest at the hotel after a long day on the road.

Day 2: Transfer From Bhuj To Rann Of Kutch (90 Km, 90-minute Drive)

  • After breakfast in Bhuj, we head for Rann of Kutch. Around one and a half hour later, we’ll check into the resort and serve you lunch.
  • Karo Dungar is Kutch’s highest point in India, standing at 462m above sea level. Also known as the Black Hill, it’s about half an hour away from the India Bridge. Rann of Kutch has been dubbed as a place that miraculously enchants visitors, getting its name from the seasonal salt desert that turns the shore into pristine white. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities here, from camel riding, paragliding, to camel cart ride around the area. It is also a perfect place for sunset viewing, a once-in-a-lifetime view you don’t want to miss!
  • We’ll return to the resort for a cultural program and dinner and spend the night in Rann of Kutch.

Day 3: Rann Of Kutch - “the White Desert”

  • We start the day early before the crack of dawn because you can’t miss just equally gorgeous view of sunrise at Rann of Kutch. Then we return to the resort for breakfast to fill up your energy.
  • Today, we’ll visit Kutch Kalo Dungar, a gorgeous hill that serves as the only spot to get the best panoramic view of Rann of Kutch. Then we’ll go to the India Bridge’s last station designated for tourists and the general public.
  • We’ll return to the resort for lunch and after this, head for three villages to experience the local lives as Kutch people. Hodka is believed to be started by cattle herders and is renowned for their traditional leather craft. Ludiya village has become a popular tourist location which preserves its thick Meghawal culture by passing down the knowledge within the community, including embroidery of intricate patterns and woodworking. Bhirandiyara is dubbed “the embroidery village of Kutch” and has anything from cushions to fancy handbags! All of the villages have something to show and sell, so make sure to pick something to bring home as memories from the trip.
  • On our way home, we can catch another view of the sunset at Rann of Kutch before returning back to the resort for cultural program and dinner. We’ll spend overnight in Rann of Kutch.

Day 4: Transfer From Rann Of Kutch To Bhuj With Mandvi Excursion (145 Km, 2.5-hour Drive) - “shores Of Mandvi”

  • We can take another early morning walk to watch the sunrise at Rann of Kutch before going back to the resort for breakfast. We’ll check out and leave this gorgeous city for our next location, Mandvi.
  • We’ll check into Bhuj Hotel before heading to Mandvi. The sea-beach of Mandvi brags many a ton of must-see spots, such as the Vijaya Vilas Palace. This is the summer palace of Jadeja Maharao of Kutch where they used to spend their summers back in the 40s. It brags 20th century architecture and now has a resort situated within the complex as well. And not to be missed is the Kranti Guru Smarak.
  • Ambe Dham Temple is another site to visit in Mandvi. It’s located in the small village of Godhara and is dedicated to Ambe Maa. Then return to enjoy a nice walk on the shore of Mandvi Beach and watch the sunset before going back to Bhuj. We’ll visit Bauter Jinalay (72 Jinalaya) on our way back, which is famous as both a tourist destination and Jain pilgrimage site because of the peaceful ambience and gorgeous architecture. Enjoy your dinner back at the hotel before returning back to your room to rest. Overnight at Bhuj.

Day 5: Mata No Madh – Naraya Sarovar – Koteshwar (170 Km, 2.5-hour Drive) - “the Panch-sarovar Of Naraya”

  • After breakfast in Bhuj, we’ll set off for Maa Ashapura Temple, the holy place of Mata No Madh. This village is surrounded by hills revers Ashapura Mata, a deity considered to be the patron of Kutch (Kutch Ni Dhaniyani Maa Ashapura). Not far from here is the Naraya Sarovar village, one of the 5 holy lakes (Panch-Sarovar) in Hinduism. Then we’ll go for Darshan Shree Koteshwar Mahadev, a temple to worship Lord Shiva, and the last destination of Western India.
  • We’ll return to Bhuj for dinner in the evening and spend overnight in Bhuj.

Day 6: Transfer From Bhuj To Ahmedabad (415 Km, 9-hour Drive)

After breakfast, we check out and drive back to Ahmedabad. If time permits, we’ll check in and take you for a leisure time exploring and shopping Lal Darwaja, a busy shopping centre where hints of old architecture, such as the stone latticework windows and the Bhadra Fort, can be seen. The Law Garden Night Market is also a perfect spot to explore street food in Ahmedabad. After dinner, we’ll stay overnight at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 7: Ahmedabad Half-day Tour & Departure

  • After you enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, if time permits or your flight is late afternoon, we’ll go on a half-day tour around the city of Ahmedabad if time allows. Our destination for the day starts from Gandhi Ashram, located in the Sabarmati suburb of the city, one of the known residences of Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in Sabarmati and Sevagram.
  • Then we move to Adalaj Stepwell, an octagonal-shaped sandstone with a prominent Solanki architectural style. The five-story deep structure brags strong pillars that date back to 1499 when it was used as a refuge for the people, where spiritual sustenance was provided along with water.
  • Sarkhej Roja is a mosque, tomb, and palace complex that brags some of the most unique Indo-Saracenic architectures, also known as the Acropolis of Ahmedabad. After the complex, we head to the Calico Museum of Textiles, which houses an impressive collection of the finest textile handicrafts that date back to five centuries ago.
  • We check out from the hotel and take you to Ahmedabad railway station or airport to say goodbye to Gujarat.

Exclusions

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  • Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
  • Entry charges to Monuments, Museums and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
  • Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.

Terms and Conditions

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  • CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
  • A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of passenger, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:
  • 14 – 08 days before arrival: 50% of total price
  • 07 – 00 days or if have no show of passenger: 100% of total price.
  • There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission.
  • BAGGAGE
  • It is allowed 02 suitcase normal sized per passenger in all transports. Passenger shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding to land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. We recommend users are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If client suffer any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in economy class can have a piece of 15kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceed this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.
  • TIPS / TAXES / TICKETS
  • Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.
  • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Passenger must have valid passport, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, we will not be held responsible and the penalty that will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.
  • HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at time of reservation.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • We recommend for you to purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc.
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