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Backpacking Rann of Kutch trip

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Duration

2N 3D

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Overview

About Experience Kutch

You will Experience the Great Rann of Kutch and Rannutsav along with Dhilavira archaeological site and some less explored hidden gems of Kutch. Trip will also include tourist attractions of Bhuj city and will end on beautiful Mandvi beach.

About Kutch:

Kutch- The largest district of India, is a land of color, culture and spectacular topography. The term Kutch refers to something which intermittently becomes wet and dry. A large part of the Kutch, commonly known as the Great Rann of Kutch, remains submerged in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during the winter.

Dholavira:

Located at a distance of 250 km from Bhuj, on Khadir beyt, in the Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, Dholavira is the second largest Harappan site in India and fifth largest in Indian sub-continent. Amongst the Harappan sites discovered so far, Dholavira is the only place that marks the presence of Harappan culture from 2900 BC to 1500 BC. Other Place to visit here are,

– Wood fossil Park
– Sunset Point and Bhanjdo Hill in the desert
– Chipper Point

Kalo Dungar:

Kalo Dungar, alias Black hill is the highest point of the Kutch region at 462 meters, offering the bird’s-eye view of the Great Rann of Kutch. this whole region experience High magnetic field. There a stretch of road while heading upto the top, One will experience Strong magnetic Field, where it pulls vehicle towards upward slope, when left in neutral.

White Rann of Kutch and Ran-Utsav:

Rann Utsav is a celebration of life, festivities and culture of Kutch and Gujarat, organized by Gujarat Tourism every year from November to February. The most colorful people with a rich cultural heritage grace the canvas of ‘White Rann’. Kutch Rann Utsav is cradled in the largest salt marsh of the world, ‘The Great Rann of Kutch’ near Dhordo.

 

Bhuj City:

Bhuj City is center point in Kutch district and has ecstatic things to offer. Tourists are lured to places such as Aaina mahal, Prag mahal, Kutch museum, Hamirasar lake, Bhujiyo Hill, Tapkeshawari Hill, Vande Matram Memorial and many others. Bhujiyo hill offers panoramic view of Bhuj city and its sunset offers an everlasting memory.

Mandvi Beach and Vijay Vilas Palace:

Built in 1929 by Rao Vijayrajji, situated at 8 km from Mandvi, Vijay Vilas Palace is very well-maintained, and often the scene of filming for Bollywood productions (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam). It was built of red sandstone in the Rajput style. Mandvi beach is well known for its color where water is present in pure blue color and also said to be crystal clear.

There are different villages named ‘Hodko’ , ‘Khavda’ , ‘Ludiya (Ghandhi nu gam)’ , ‘Nirona’ , ‘ Bhujodi’ which are very famous for their handicrafts and unique art forms.

Activities & Attraction 

• Short Hike at Dholavira Chipper Point
• Sunrise and Sunset in White Desert
• Panoramic View of Rann of Kutch from Kalo Dungar – Highest Point of Kutch
• Night visit to desert
• Handicraft Market and Shopping
• Mesmerising Sunset on the Mandvi beach
• Campfire, Music and Garba
• Homestay/Resort Accommodation and Authentic Food

Things to carry

Basic Essential

– Backpack or Trolley bag
– Water bottle (Mandatory-refillable)
– Comfortable Shoes
– Original ID card

Clothing Essential & Head Protection

– Pairs of light Clothing as per need
– Warm Clothing Sweater/ Woolen/Jacket
– Towel- handkerchief – Napkin
– Slipper/Sandals
– Cap/Hat/Scarf to protect head in case of direct Sunlight

Personal Utilities & Accessories

– Personal Medication (if required)
– Lip balm, Mosquito Repellent, Sunscreen, Body-lotion, Toothbrush-Paste (as per personal need)
– Camera, Charger, Earphone, Power bank

Package Cost

– 8,499/- PP Ex. Ahmedabad
– 9499/- PP Ex. Surat – Sleeper
– 10,499/- PP Ex. Mumbai – Sleeper
– 1500/- PP Extra For Couple Sharing

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Places to Visit
  • Dholavira :
  • - UNESCO world Heritage Site
  • - Fossil Park
  • - Chipper Point
  • - Sunset and Sunrise in desert
  • Bhuj & Mandvi:
  • - Vande mataram memorial
  • - Bhujodi Handicraft Market
  • - Mandvi Beach
  • - Vijay Vilas Palace
  • - 72 jinalaya
  • Rannutsav - Kalo Dungar
  • - Kalo Dungar
  • - Magnetic Field
  • - India Bridge
  • - Rannutsav
  • - Rann of Kutch

Itinerary

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Proposed Itinerary

Brief Itinerary
Reporting at Ahmedabad: 10.00 PM Day 0
Reporting at Samakhiyali: 04.00 AM Day 1
Day 0: Overnight Travel from Ahmedabad to Dholavira
Day 1: Dholavira
Day 2: Dholavira – Kalo Dungar - Rannutsav
Day 3: Bhuj – Mandvi - Overnight Journey
Day 4: Reach Ahmedabad Early Morning

Drop at Bhuj: 08.00 PM Bhuj Railway Station, Day 4
Drop at Ahmedabad: 06.00 AM, Nehrunagar Circle, Day 5

Detailed Itinerary Reporting at Ahmedabad: 10.00 PM Day 0 Reporting at Samakhiyali (For people Opted for Bhuj): 04.00 AM Day 1

Day 1: Ahmedabad – Dholavira
- Early Morning arrival at Dholavira, Sunrise in the desert midway
- Check in, Freshen Up, Breakfast, Briefing
- Chhipar Point or Chipar Point of Dholavira Visit
- Lunch and Have some rest or explore village around
- Guided Tour to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dholavira
- Visit Wood Fossil Park of Dholavira Kutch
- Most Tranquil Sunset at Bhanjdo Hill – Dholavira Sunset Point
- Back to Stay, Dinner
- Campfire and Music

Day 2: Dholavira – Kalo Dungar – RannUtsav

- Early Morning Breakfast and departure towards Kalo Dungar
- Experience Scenic and tranquil journey through desert road
- Panoramic View of Rann of Kutch from Kalo Dungar – Highest Point of Kutch
- Experience Magnetic Field on the way
- Visit India Bridge – Meet and greet our BSF*
- Check in to Stay, Freshen Up, Lunch
- Visit RannUtsav in the evening
- Experience Sunset with the grandness of White Desert
- Enjoy Festivity, Culture, Handicraft and Arts at Rannutsav Market
- Stay at Kutchhi Bhunga or Hut, Dinner

Day 3: Rannutsav – Bhuj - Mandvi

- Post Breakfast, Drive towards Bhuj
- Bhujodi Handicraft Village
- Drive Towards Mandvi and Visit Vijay Vilas Palace
- One of the most clean and white sand beach of Mandvi
- Camel Ride, ATV ride, Para Sailing, Speed Boat and More beach activities are Available at Mandvi Beach
- Never miss to witness the prettiest Sunset of Mandvi Beach
- Drive Back to Bhuj/Ahmedabad
- Early Morning arrival at Ahmedabad

Included/Excluded

  • Include
  • - AC Pushback Transportation Ex. Ahmedabad/Bhuj
  • - Food - 3days : 3 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner
  • - Accommodation Homestay/Resort - 3/4Sharing Bhunga/cottage ( 1st night Dholavira, 2nd Night near Rannutsav )
  • - Rann Permits
  • - Guide charges
  • - First Aid
  • Exclude
  • - 5% GST
  • - Entry Tickets of Monuments –Vijay Vilas Palace 50/-, Bhujodi Handicraft and Vande Mataram Memorial 100/-
  • - Any rides or activity not mentioned above such as Camel ride, ATV ride, Para motoring, Para Sailing, Water sports at Mandvi etc
  • - Any personal expense

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