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Backpacking Rann of Kutch trip 4 Night / 5 Days

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Duration

4 Night 5 Days

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

COST

Pune to Pune

Sleeper ₹ 10,999/- Onwards

3AC ₹ 12,999/- onwards

Mumbai to Mumbai

AC CC+AC CC ₹ 10,800/- onwards

3AC TRAIN ₹ 11,999 /- onwards

Sleeper ₹ 9,999/- onwards

One way CC+3AC ₹ 11,499/- onwards

Ahmedabad to Ahmedabad

₹ 8,999/- Onwards

Samaykhyali to Bhuj

₹ 7,999/- Onwards

Note: Price may vary depending on the add-ons, long weekends, and peak season.

 

Train Details

Departure from Pune

Adi Hamsafar EXP or similar
Arrival To Pune

Adi Hamsafar EXP or similar
Departure from Mumbai

CC-Double decker

Sleeper/ 3AC-Saurashtra EXP
Arrival to Mumbai

CC- SF GUJARAT

Sleeper/ 3AC-Saurashtra EXP

Batch Dates

(Ex- Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad)

  • 15 Dec to 19 Dec
  • 22 Dec to 26 Dec
  • 24 Dec to 28 Dec
  • 29 Dec to 02 Jan
  • 05 Jan to 09 Jan
  • 12 Jan to 16 Jan
  • 19 Jan to 23 Jan
  • 26 Jan to 30 Jan
  • 02 Feb to 06 Feb
  • 09 Feb to 13 Feb
  • 16 Feb to 20 Feb
  • 23 Feb to 27 Feb
  • 02 Mar to 06 Mar
  • 09 Mar to 13 Mar
  • 16 Mar to 20 Mar
  • 23 Mar to 27 Mar
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • What makes this tour special
  • Since the sunrise is underneath, the Bhanjano hills appear even more stunning
  • Get a Jurassic Park vibe in Kutch by visiting the Wood Fossil Park, which has fossils of 16 million-year-old tree trunks.
  • Testify the creative mastery and skills of the craftspeople and artisans at Rann Utsav
  • Kadiya Dhro, selected by The New York Times as one of the “52 best places to visit in 2021” has a rare wonder of Kutch.
  • From tie-dye and block printing to wearing and embroidery, the Rann Market has unique souvenirs for all collectors and shopaholics.
  • Find a road to heaven from Dhordo to Rann
  • Encounter adventures like camel rides, paramotoring, etc.

Itinerary

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Day 1 (Mumbai/Pune to Ahmedabad)

Board early morning train to Mumbai from Pune (only if Pune to Ahmedabad train is not available else we take a direct train to Ahmedabad)
​Board a train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad by noon.
Board our private vehicle to Dholavira from Ahmedabad(overnight journey)

Day 2:Ahmedabad-Dholavira

Reach Dholavira(UNESCO) site early morning watch sunrise on the way.
Later check-in into our Kutchi homestay and explore Dholavira
Visit Chipper point followed by the Archeological Museum
Enjoy the magical sunset from Dholavira sunset point
Dinner followed by music and bonfire(if available)

Day 3:Dholavira Raan Utsav​

Early morning travel to Dhordo village a place in the hamlet of Raan.
Evening witnesses the magical sunset from the White Desert and enjoy the stalls at Raan Utsav.
You can also go for a camel ride later evening
Dinner followed by music and a bonfire overnight at Raan

​Day 4:Rann - Kadiya Draw - Mandvi - Ahmedabad

Wake up early morning and leave for Kadiya draw post breakfast.
Later visit Vijay Vilas Palace and reach Mandvi beach for magical sunset
Post sunset Departure to Ahemedabad

Day 5:Back to Ahmedabad-Mumbai

Reach Ahmedabad early morning and take the train to Pune/Mumbai.
Reach Pune/Mumbai by night​​

Included/Excluded

  • What is included in the tour
  • Transport from Mumbai or Pune to Ahmedabad
  • Travel from Ahmedabad to Ahmedabad in an AC pushback bus.
  • Homestay/Hotel in Dholavira and Rann on a triple/quad-sharing basis
  • Guided Tour
  • 7 meals (3 meals on day 1- Dholavira, 3 meals on day 2 - Rann, 1 breakfast - Bhuj)
  • Sightseeing and entry charges
  • Travel in a private vehicle throughout the trip.
  • What is NOT included in the tour
  • Any personal expenses
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Camera charges if required
  • Lunch and dinner in Mandvi on the last day
  • 5% GST will be added during checkout
  • Transaction charges depending upon the mode of payment will be charged by Razorpay (Use NEFT to pay and save transaction charges)

Tour's Location

FAQs

Is it safe for solo female travelers?
Yes, solo female travelers are completely safe with our professionally-trained trip leaders who will do everything in their power to put you at ease. You are unlikely to be the only female traveler on this trip. As we get a high number of female bookings for this trip.
How will you split the stay?
Three or four people will share the stays. No requests will be entertained, and the sharing will be strictly gender-based.
Can I get a couple-room?
Yes, you can; however, there will be additional fees which are mentioned in the add-on section. You must notify us of this before booking.
Is it possible to eat non-vegetarian food in Rann or Dholavira?
Gujarat is predominantly a vegetarian state. Even the meals we serve are nutritious vegetarian options. However, some communities prepare meat and seafood dishes.
Is the given time span sufficient for this trip?
Yes, we prepare our itineraries in a way that you get to explore each and everything at a comfortable pace.
Can I alter/customize the itinerary?
We are open to suggestions, but will first asses your alterations/ ideas and then our team will decide if its suitable for the team or not.
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