Deeply steeped in culture, heritage and tradition, the state of Gujarat is home to one of the most interesting phenomenon, the Great Rann of Kutch. On this tour get a chance to explore the various historical monuments & sites of Gujarat and discover the Great Rann of Kutch in its true form during the Rann Utsav. Enjoy lively events, take part in adventure activities and enjoy to the fullest during the festivals that celebrate the uniqueness of the Great Rann of Kutch - one of the world’s largest salt deserts.
Upon arrival in Ahmedabad, you will be welcomed by GeTS Holidays representative who will help you with your transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel and relax. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Nicknamed the “The Manchester of India”, the city of Ahmedabad wins over visitors with booming textile industry and its amazing wealth of architecture. The largest city of Gujarat and the seventh largest urban agglomeration in India, Ahmedabad served as the capital of the state from 1960 to 1970, becoming the administrative capital of the Ahmedabad district.
Have breakfast in the morning and then get ready to explore the famous attractions of Ahmedabad City including the historic part which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the famous Hutheesingh Jain Temple, the best ornate Jain temples of Ahmedabad built in 1850; the Jumma Masjid built by the Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423, the founder of the city. Then, drive past the Teen Darwaja – the royal entrance to the Maidan Shahi or Royal Square. Visit Gandhi Ashram, also known as the Satyagraha Ashram. Perched on the banks of the Sabarmati River, the Ashram was the nerve centre of India’s freedom movement and was also the spot from where Mahatma Gandhi began the famous Dandi March in 1930 to the sea to protest the Salt Tax imposed by the British. Also, explore the Sidi Sayed Mosque and the Adalaj Step-well - one of the finest steps well in India built in 1499. The five-storey deep octagonal well features exquisite stone carvings. In the evening, visit the Law Garden famous for its evening market that displays the beautiful textile handicrafts of Gujarat.
Today after breakfast check-out from hotel for Wankaner. Reach Wankaner and get transferred to hotel. Check into hotel and relax. In the evening, get ready to visit some of the famous attractions of the city like Ranjit Vilas Palace- the official residence of the Maharaja of Wankaner; Ceramic Zone; and the Hazrat Shah Bava Dargah Sharif – a sacred shrine.
Have breakfast in the morning and then check-out from hotel for Mandvi. Upon arrival in Mandvi, check into your pre-booked hotel and relax. After some time set off for some exploration in Mandvi. Visit the famous points of interest like the Vijay Vilas Palace – a famous palace built in Rajputana architectural style. Also visit the Navjivan Nature Cure Centre and the Mazar-e-Noorani.
Have a great breakfast in the morning and then drive towards Bhuj. Upon arrival in Bhuj, get transferred to the hotel. Check into the hotel and relax. Later, get ready for some sightseeing and visit the famous Swaminarayan temple, Kutch Museum, Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal – an s an 18th-century palace, and Cenotaphs Complex.
In the morning, get ready to explore the Great Rann of Kutch. Kutch is far-famed for its beautiful handicrafts including include terracotta, patchwork and embroidered items. The Rann Utsav is the time when the white desert recedes and turns into nature’s masterpiece. The three-month-long festival celebrates the uniqueness of the world’s largest salt desert that transforms into a surreal landscape under moonlight. From folk dance performances to scrumptious Gujarati cuisines, camel safaris to folk dramas, the Rann Utsav is a one-of-its-kind extravaganza. Also kept on display is the magnificent Kutch art and craft like rogan art, rabari embroidery, and the mirror work fabrics. Moreover, for adventure lovers there are activities like Para Motoring, hot air balloon ride, ATV ride, and Rifle Shooting. You can even enjoy a short trip to Indo-Pak Border. Later, in the evening enjoy some local folk dance performances.
Have breakfast in the morning and then check-out for Ahmedabad. Upon arrival in Ahmedabad get transferred to the Railway station/Airport for your onward journey.
|Duration||:||6 Nights / 7 Days|
|Starting price||:||650 Per Person|
|Route||:||Ahmedabad - Wankaner - Mandvi - Bhuj - Rann of Kutch - Bhuj - Ahmedabad|