Rann Utsav is a celebration of life depicting festivities and culture of Kutch region in Gujarat. Rann Utsav gives visitors a chance to experience the various traditions and hospitality of Kutchi people with sprinkle of colour on otherwise barren land of Kutch. The unique landscape of Kutch with picturesque “White Desert” welcomes you here.
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Rann Utsav is a celebration of life depicting festivities and culture of Kutch region in Gujarat. Rann Utsav gives visitors a chance to experience the various traditions and hospitality of Kutchi people with sprinkle of colour on otherwise barren land of Kutch. The unique landscape of Kutch with picturesque “White Desert” welcomes you here. the whole place involves life with endless cycle of dance on a full-of-the-moon night during fair.There are many activities like Horse Rides, Camel Safaris to Bird Watching, This tour also takes you to Ahmedabad, referred to as textile capital of India and also for Gandhi Ashram. Visit Palitana with largest cluster of lovely Jain temples, Tribal villages of Kutch and lots of other interesting sites of Gujarat.You can also customize this itinerary to create your tailor-made trip to india
Arrive at Ahmedabad airport and transfer to hotel. Ahmedabad also referred to as Amdavadwas founded by Ahmed Shah onthe banks of the Sabarmati River in 1411 and thus named as Ahmedabad. The town is additionally known for its association with Gandhi, the daddy of the state . Later start tour of Ahmedabad city visitingGandhi Ashram, also referred to as the Sabarmati ashram. Located on the banks of the Sabarmati.This Ashram was found out by the Gandhi in 1915 and is one among his most famous memorial. Also visit Dada HariVav which was inbuilt 1499 by a lady of Sultan Begara’s harem. Continue tour to go to Adalaj, situated about 17 km north of Ahmedabad. The baoli or step-well at AdalajVav is one among the best step wells in India inbuilt 1499. The baoli is decorated with exquisite stone carvings. Overnight stay.
Morning leave Ahmedabad to first visit Sidhpur. The town additionally holds significance for the Bohra Muslims, a rich Muslim people group. Their old Havelis and chateaus, some more than 100 years of age have an extraordinarily European flavor and a practice the 'BohraVad' is kind of a walk around an England loaded with the light lighters at sunset. BohraHavelis' speak to a nostalgic visual straight out of a Dickenson tale.Next stop is that the Rani kiVav, a step well in Patanwhich is a superb example of subterranean architecture in Gujarat This represents the best of the Indian sculptures and architecture and forms the link between a kunda and therefore the classical step-well. Final en-route stop is Modhera, known for the 11th century Sun temple and It’s one among the best Hindu temples in Gujarat, built by the good Solanki dynasty. The temple is meant to let the dawn sun shine on the image of Surya, at the time of equinoxes. Later continue drive for Dasada and check-in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning departure for Bhuj, Arrive and check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Kutch Museum founded by MaharaoKhengarji III in 1877 AD. The museum is that the oldest museum in Gujarat inbuilt the Italian style and located in picturesque surroundings on the banks of the Hamirsar Lake. The museum features a large collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, various archaeological objects, arms and specimens of varied crafts of the Kutch region. Later visi AinaMahal Palace which was built by Rao Lakhpatji in 1750 AD. It’s a two storey building with Darbar Hall, hall of mirrors, and suites for royalty. The Hall of mirror has white marble walls which are covered with mirrors and gilded ornaments and therefore the floor is lined with tiles. The architecture of the palace is a unique example of an Indian palace inbuilt the mid-eighteenth century with European influence. Overnight stay.
Early morning proceed to Banni Village to experience lifestyle of varied tribes living in various villages of Kutch region – Hodka, Ludiya and Dhordo. These villages are home to varied tribes namely Mutvas, Harijans, Jats and Meghwals. Mutvas are living in northern a part of "> a part of Kutch and form part of muslim community who came to Kutch in search of grass and water for his or her living stock. Harijans migrated from Marwar in Rajasthan five centuries ago and that they sleep in Banni area. They sleep in traditional huts made from grass and dried mud. Jats also are shepherds who earn their livelihood as camel herders and buffalo breeders. They wear huge nose rings which make them very distinct from others. Meghawal tribe mainly lives in Ludiya village and their women wear colorful embroideries along side ornamental jewelry made from gold and silver. We began to go to HODKA village for beautiful embroidery and dirt work the maximum amount as Leather craft. Then visit LUDIYA village known for intricate wood carving embroidery work, mud-work and mural for decorating homes. Do not miss to visit the village DHORDO to forattractive traditional mud houses decorated with mirror work and fine Mutwa embroidery. Overnight stay.
Morning leave for having each day crammed with experience of RannUtsavin Kutch. En-route excursion of Tibal village Nironawhich is that the only place within the world where the tradition of Rogan art remains practiced (a method of manufacturing dyes from natural resources and purgative and creating intricate and long-lasting designs on silk and cotton). Also visit villages of Dhordo and Ludiawhich provide a chance to ascertain Bandhani (tie and dye,) block-printing and therefore the intricate embroidery and embellished bead and mirror-work that encapsulates the folks culture of Gujarat. Then leave to enjoy RannUtsav and upon arrival check-in at camp. The remaining day is a t your disposal to enjoy RannUtsav which is a celebration of life depicting festivities and culture of Kutch. The fair givesyou a chance to experience diverse traditions of Kutchi people The unique landscape of Kutch with picturesque “White Desert” astonishes you. the whole place involves life with endless cycle of dance on a full-of-the-moon night during fair. Overnight stay in camp.
The whole day is devoted to enjoy the celebration in desert. Other than social spectacle, there are numerous different exercises which incorporate pony riding, camel safari, bows and arrows. There’s also an area handicraft bazaar where visitors can find great bargains. You’ll find best souvenirs of silver jewellery, artefacts, seashell toys, embroidery and wood carved furniture as Kutch artisans are known for his or her master craftsmanship. there's also meditation, yoga center also as spas for relaxation of tourists . Overnight stay.
Morning leave for Junagarh. Arrive Junagarh and check-in at hotel. Later start tour of Junagarh town visiting Mahabat Maqbara which is a stunning mausoleum of 1 of the Nawabs of Junagadh and one among the Gujarat’s most glorious samples of Indo-Islamic architecture. Also visit Ashoka’s Rock Edicts, located on the route to the Mount Girnar hill. The fourteen Edicts of Emperor Ashoka are inscribed on the rock edicts. Finally visit Upperkot Fort. The fort was inbuilt 319 BC by Chandragupta Maurya, the good Emporer. This has been rebuilt repeatedly over the centuries. Overnight stay.
Morning, you’ll visit MountGirnar which is one among Capitol Hill in Ahmedabad which is most sacred to the Jain community. This hill rises to a height of quite 600 m, a climb marked by 10,000 stone-steps. On this hill various Hindu and five Jain temples are located. Later departure for Sasangir and after arrival check-in at hotel. Gir park is that the lion. Besides lion, various sort of wild animals are found during this park which are the boar , Bear, Panther, Jackal, Sambar, Spotted deer, Hyaena hyaena , Leopard, Nilgai, Chinkara gazelle, Felis chaus , Black napped hare, Common langur, Porcupine, Langur, Blackbuck, Mongoose and therefore the Indian Chousingha, the four horned antelope. The rusty spotted cat has been recorded within the Gir. During monsoons, about 200 sorts of birds also can be seen during this park including the peafowl, grey partridge, Bonelli’s eagle, crested serpent eagle, jungle bush quail, Pterocles indicus , common green pigeon and a number of other species of doves. Gir is additionally home of the marsh crocodile, which is sighted easily in its rivers, particularly within the lake of the Kamaleshwar dam. Overnight stay.
Early morning leave for jungle safari at Sasangir and luxuriate in wild life and there's an excellent possibility of a date with Asiatic Lion which can be an occasion to recollect for remainder of your life. After breakfast, drive to Diu and upon arrival check-in at hotel to relax. Later you’ll visit Diu Fort which is a very large and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. This fort was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD after the treaty signed between the Sultan of Gujarat and therefore the Portuguese. Remainder of the evening is to relax on the gorgeous palm-fringed beach. Overnight stay.
Morning leave for Bhavnagar. Arrival at Bhavnagar and check-in at the hotel. within the afternoon, visit Historical Takhteshwar Temple, located on alittle hill. This temple provides good views of the town and therefore the Gulf of Cambay. Also visit Barton Library which is housed during a beautiful two story building. You’ll also enjoy evening stroll on the banks of Gaurishankar lake. Overnight stay.
Early morning before sunrise, prepare for drive for PalitanaShatrunjaya Hill which is found at a height of 591 metres. The Shatrunjaya Temple is that the most sacred temple complex of the Jains and one among the most important of its kind in India. you would like to climb up Capitol Hill for about 4 km (600 meters) on a stepped path to Shatrunjaya which suggests place of victory over worldliness. You’ll reach the highest inDoli or lift chairs or by walking. There are about 863 white marble Jain temples, built over 900 years on the hilltop, each with its own enclosure. Later continue drive to en-route visiting Lothal known for remains of Indus valley civilization.Finally leave for Ahmedabad and upon arrival check-in at hotel for overnight stay.
Morning leave for airport to catch your flight.