CULTURAL TOUR OF GUJARAT

CULTURAL TOUR OF GUJARAT

trip highlights  PLAN YOUR TRIP

  • Visit to UNESCO Heritage site, Champaner
  • Experience the  tribal culture of Arvallis at Poshina
  • Visit to the Wild Ass Sanctuary at Little Rann of Kutch

Gujarat is a home to incredible diversity due to its geographic and strategic location. Its Gujarati pride and rich cultural heritage is reflected in the arts, music, literature, religious traditions, cuisine, fairs and festivals of every city and placeAhmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Rajkot are some major cities of Gujarat which have been located to have the best of tradition, history, architecture, culture and philosophy of Gujarat in an atmosphere of luxury, beauty and comfort. Ensembles, lifestyles and ways of living vary all over Gujarat. The fairs and festivals are full of enthusiasm, entertainment and spirituality. Gujarat is known world over for its Navratri celebration which sees people immersed in the spirit of dance for nine nights. The dance forms depend on the unique styles that have emerged in different cities. people have adopted this traditional dance and its varied forms by the name of ‘Garba’ and ‘Raas’.

Day

1

Arrival Vadodara - Local sightseeing
Vadodara

On arrival Vadodara, meet and greet by our representative who will escort you to the hotel. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for local sightseeing of Vadodara visiting Laxmi Vilas Museum and Fateh Singh Museum which is a museum housed within the Maharajas palace (the Lakshmi Vilas Palace) in Vadodara, India. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

2

Vadodara - Chamaner - Chotta Udaipur - Jambugodha
Jambughoda

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Jambugodha. Enroute visit Champner which is a UNESCO Heritage site, it has a rich heritage with much of it built by Sultan Mehmud Begda who transformed Champaner into the powerful capital of Gujarat. Champaner was laid out over six kilometer with districts devoted to civic, religious and domestic life. Over the hundreds of years since its construction this vast urban territory has become buried beneath dense forest cover.Then Visit Chotta Udiapur which is in proximity to various hamlets of Bhils, Rathwas, Bhilalas and discovering their culture and their way of life. Later continue your drive towards Jambugodha. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

3

Jamugodha - Ahmedabad 180kms/04hrs
Ahmedabad

After early breakfast , check-out from the hotel and proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for local sightseeing visiting Mahatma Gandhi Sabarmati Ashram which is also known as Harijan Ashram. It is a main center of the Indian freedom struggle. Originally called the Satyagraha Ashram, reflecting the movement toward passive resistance launched by the Mahatma, the Ashram became home to the ideology that set India free. Then Visit Jumma Masjid which is probably the largest mosque in the Subcontinent built in this period. Designed as part of a major plan desired by the Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah. After the sightseeing, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

4

Ahmedabad - Poshina By Road 225kms/05hrs
Poshina

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Poshina / Balaram, the tribal land of Aravalis. Explore the Bhil & Garasia tribal culture of North Gujarat & Southern Rajasthan. The village of Poshina is home to a number of artisans the tribal arrow crafters, silver, Potters, blacksmiths and the bazaar is famous for silver tribal jewelry, orante sheathed daggers and terra cotta horses.


Day

5

Poshina - Patan - Modhera - Rann of Kutch By Road 250kms/06hrs
Rann of Kutch

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Rann of Kutch. On the way visit Patan which was an ancient Hind capital before Mahmud of Ghazni sacked it in 1024. Patan is famous for its beautifully designed patola silk saris. There is also the renovated Rani-ki-Vav, a step well which boasts of some of Gujarat’s finest carvings and it is now a World Heritage Site. Then , Visit Modhera which is a beautiful and partially ruined sun temple of Modhera built by King Bhimdev I (1026-27). It was designed so that the dawn sun shone on the image of sun God at the time of the equinoxes. Continue your drive towards Rann of Kutch. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

6

Rann of Kutch - Local sightseeing
Rann of Kutch

After early breakfast in the morning, proceed for morning safari of the Little Rann Sactuary for sighting of Macqueen Bustard, Desert Fox and Raptors. Return back to the hotel and relax. In the evening, proceed to Visit the Nava Talao for sighting of Greylag Geese, Bar Headed Goose, and Water Birds. Return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

7

Rann of Kucth - Bhuj By Road 250kms/05hrs
Bhuj

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Bhuj. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for local sightseeing tour visiting Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal. In the evening, explore markets of Bhuj and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay


Day

8

Bhuj - Banni Village - Bhuj By Road 65kms/01hr
Bhuj

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion trip to Chhari Dhand. Chhari Dhand is on the edge of Banni grasslands, Chhari means salt affected and Dhandh means Shallow wet lands. This is a paradise for bird watchers having 370 bird species and rich in raptors, waders and lark. Have your Lunch in the village and in the evening enjoy sunset at Chhari Dhand. Return back to Bhuj for an overnight stay.


Day

9

Departure
Bhuj

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport in order to take your flight back home.


Ahmedabad - 1 Night

Aarohi Starz Club

Standard

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 08nights/09days 
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotels
  • Daily Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner at Gir
  • Transfers and sightseeing BY AC Indigo 
  • All applicable Hotel Taxes

Exclusions

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5 % Extra 

Type of Vacation


History & Culture


Family

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Gujarat is a
home to incredible diversity due to its geographic and strategic location. Its
Gujarati pride and rich cultural heritage is reflected in the arts, music,
literature, religious traditions, cuisine, fairs and festivals of every city
and placeAhmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Rajkot are some major cities of Gujarat
which have been located to have the best of tradition, history, architecture,
culture and philosophy of Gujarat in an atmosphere of luxury, beauty and
comfort. Ensembles, lifestyles and ways of living vary all over Gujarat. The
fairs and festivals are full of enthusiasm, entertainment and spirituality.
Gujarat is known world over for its Navratri celebration which sees people
immersed in the spirit of dance for nine nights. The dance forms depend on the
unique styles that have emerged in different cities. people have adopted this
traditional dance and its varied forms by the name of ‘Garba’ and ‘Raas’.

Detailed Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival Vadodara - Local sightseeing
Vadodara

On arrival Vadodara, meet and greet by our representative who will escort you to the hotel. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for local sightseeing of Vadodara visiting Laxmi Vilas Museum and Fateh Singh Museum which is a museum housed within the Maharajas palace (the Lakshmi Vilas Palace) in Vadodara, India. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

2

Vadodara - Chamaner - Chotta Udaipur - Jambugodha
Jambughoda

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Jambugodha. Enroute visit Champner which is a UNESCO Heritage site, it has a rich heritage with much of it built by Sultan Mehmud Begda who transformed Champaner into the powerful capital of Gujarat. Champaner was laid out over six kilometer with districts devoted to civic, religious and domestic life. Over the hundreds of years since its construction this vast urban territory has become buried beneath dense forest cover.Then Visit Chotta Udiapur which is in proximity to various hamlets of Bhils, Rathwas, Bhilalas and discovering their culture and their way of life. Later continue your drive towards Jambugodha. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

3

Jamugodha - Ahmedabad 180kms/04hrs
Ahmedabad

After early breakfast , check-out from the hotel and proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for local sightseeing visiting Mahatma Gandhi Sabarmati Ashram which is also known as Harijan Ashram. It is a main center of the Indian freedom struggle. Originally called the Satyagraha Ashram, reflecting the movement toward passive resistance launched by the Mahatma, the Ashram became home to the ideology that set India free. Then Visit Jumma Masjid which is probably the largest mosque in the Subcontinent built in this period. Designed as part of a major plan desired by the Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah. After the sightseeing, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day

4

Ahmedabad - Poshina By Road 225kms/05hrs
Poshina

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Poshina / Balaram, the tribal land of Aravalis. Explore the Bhil & Garasia tribal culture of North Gujarat & Southern Rajasthan. The village of Poshina is home to a number of artisans the tribal arrow crafters, silver, Potters, blacksmiths and the bazaar is famous for silver tribal jewelry, orante sheathed daggers and terra cotta horses.


Day

5

Poshina - Patan - Modhera - Rann of Kutch By Road 250kms/06hrs
Rann of Kutch

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Rann of Kutch. On the way visit Patan which was an ancient Hind capital before Mahmud of Ghazni sacked it in 1024. Patan is famous for its beautifully designed patola silk saris. There is also the renovated Rani-ki-Vav, a step well which boasts of some of Gujarat’s finest carvings and it is now a World Heritage Site. Then , Visit Modhera which is a beautiful and partially ruined sun temple of Modhera built by King Bhimdev I (1026-27). It was designed so that the dawn sun shone on the image of sun God at the time of the equinoxes. Continue your drive towards Rann of Kutch. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

6

Rann of Kutch - Local sightseeing
Rann of Kutch

After early breakfast in the morning, proceed for morning safari of the Little Rann Sactuary for sighting of Macqueen Bustard, Desert Fox and Raptors. Return back to the hotel and relax. In the evening, proceed to Visit the Nava Talao for sighting of Greylag Geese, Bar Headed Goose, and Water Birds. Return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day

7

Rann of Kucth - Bhuj By Road 250kms/05hrs
Bhuj

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Bhuj. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for local sightseeing tour visiting Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal. In the evening, explore markets of Bhuj and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay


Day

8

Bhuj - Banni Village - Bhuj By Road 65kms/01hr
Bhuj

After breakfast, proceed for an excursion trip to Chhari Dhand. Chhari Dhand is on the edge of Banni grasslands, Chhari means salt affected and Dhandh means Shallow wet lands. This is a paradise for bird watchers having 370 bird species and rich in raptors, waders and lark. Have your Lunch in the village and in the evening enjoy sunset at Chhari Dhand. Return back to Bhuj for an overnight stay.


Day

9

Departure
Bhuj

In the morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport in order to take your flight back home.


Hotels

Ahmedabad - 1 Night

Aarohi Starz Club

Standard

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 08nights/09days 
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotels
  • Daily Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner at Gir
  • Transfers and sightseeing BY AC Indigo 
  • All applicable Hotel Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any airfare/train fare 
  • Any guide charges
  • Any cost on personal expenses
  • Any entrance fees
  • Any other meals unless specified
  • GST 5 % Extra 

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