The colours of Kutch come from the magical sunsets on the Rann to the handmade art in its villages. The food, the people, and the culture of Kutch are not only unique in Gujarat but all of the country. Dholavira, the new UNESCO World Heritage Site kick starts the itinerary and we end in the town of Bhuj with its beautiful sites.
|Days||7 Nights / 8 Days|
|From||Bhachau to Bhuj|
Step 1: A. Rs. 21,000 + 5% GST per person (Includes Air tickets issuance)
B. Rs. 10,000 + 5% GST per person (Excludes Air tickets issuance)
Step 2: Balance payment, One month prior to the departure date
* The Air ticket amount will be adjusted as per actuals in the balance payment
Board the 22955 Kutch Superfast Express from Bandra Terminus at 17:45 hours.
On arrival in Bhachau at 0600 hrs where the train stops for 2 mins, our transport will pick you up and we will drive to a nearby hotel for freshening up. After breakfast, we will drive to the Khadir Bet (island), in the Rann of Kutch Lake.
As we leave the mainland and enter the island of Khadir, the scenery changes. We will check in at the Rann Resort. Early in the evening, we will visit the fossil park and further, proceed to the sunset point to enjoy a beautiful view.
Early in the morning visit the ruins of Dholavira, a city part of the 5000-year-old Harrapan civilization. We'll take a guided tour of the site.
Later we will leave for the Chipper point (subject to operation) which overlooks the great Rann Lake, and on our way back we will enjoy a local Kutchi Lunch.
Later we will come back to the resort for some rest and in the evening enjoy a village walk to understand how the villagers live in harmony with nature and extreme conditions in this arid land.
The new road constructed between the island and the mainland might be the best drive for our trip. The White Rann is seen in its full glory during our drive today. As we enter the mainland, we will first drive up to Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and on the way there witness a geomagnetic area. From the top, the view of the entire Rann
(sometimes right into Pakistan) is stunning.
Later we will stop for lunch and then drive to the India bridge, which is as close as we can get to the border. The roads being better helps with the drive as we first make a stop in Dhordo to explore the tent city. We will then drive straight to our accommodation for the night. The Devpur homestay is the only heritage homestay in the entire Kutch.
Today promises to be a day with nature as we leave our homestay early and drive towards the Banni biosphere area famous for its early morning views. We will be guided by the area expert as we catch the winter migration of the birds for the morning birding safari in the reserve.
Later on, enjoy homecooked food and head to Nirona, the premier arts and handicraft village of Kutch. Rogan Art, copper bell making and lacker painting on the wood are some of the art forms that you will observe in this village.
Dinner and overnight stay in Devpur Homestay.
After breakfast, will head to Mandvi, the old capital of the Kutch region, known as the most important port here. We will have local Thali for lunch, after which we will visit the Shyamji Krishna Verma Smarak and learn about a man, who influenced many of our freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar. The Mandvi lighthouse is where (permission depending) we will enjoy the views of the surrounding coastline.
We will visit a shipbuilding site. Later we will drive to the Vijay Vilas Palace and enjoy some tea in royal surroundings overlooking the Gulf of Kutch. Sunset is best enjoyed from our private beach.
Dinner and overnight stay in Devpur Homestay.
After breakfast in the orchard, those who leave by train will check out.
We will drive to the Bhuj, the administrative capital of Kutch, and enjoy our last day not only in the town but also in some of the local artisan villages nearby like Ajrakhpur, Here LLDC (living and learning design centre) is located which displays the textile culture of the entire region. The village is also famous for Ajrakh block printing. The entire village of 200 families practices only the Ajrakh Style of block printing.
Our next stop will be in Bhujodi where you can do some last-minute shopping. We will spend time at leisure in Prag Mahal in Bhuj where dinner will be arranged before boarding the night train back to Mumbai.
The train arrives at Bandra Terminus (BDTS) station at 11:45 hrs.
|Dholavira – The Rann Resort - https://www.rannresortdholavira.com/|
|Devpur – Devpur Homestay - https://devpurhomestay.com/|
|₹ 39,500/- + for an adult on twin sharing basis|
|₹ 35,500/- + for 3rd adult or child of 12 yrs & above in the same room|
|₹ 52,500/- + Railway or Air Fare for Single Occupancy|
(5% GST will be added to the total tour cost)
|19.12.2023||26.12.2023||Available| Require Female Partner|