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Gujrat Tribal Tour

Mumbai - 01 Nights, Utelia - 02 Nights, Balaram - 02 Nights, Rann of Kutch - 03 Nights, Bhuj - 01 Nights


Gujrat Tribal Tour

Ref: ATL / 33

USD: 630

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Our Gujarat tribal tour provides an unique tour that gives you a perfect chance to explore the tribal areas in gujarat and interact with the tribals of gujarat. You can see the most exquisite couourful textiles in these areas. Really Gujarat have a unique attraction of their own and offer a rich culture heritage.



Cities Covered
Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Utelia - Balaram - Gowala - Patan - Rann of Kutch - Bhuj - Mumbai

 

Inclusions

  • Complete transportation by Ac Indigo Car, which includes all sector drives, all airport / hotel transfers, all sight seeing as per the program.
  • Daily Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Accomodation on twin sharing basis. 
  • All meals during the stay in little ran of Kutch.
  • Jeep rides in Ran of Kutch.
  • Government service tax as applicable.



Exclusions

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones / fax calls etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road blocks, weather conditions , natural calamities , accidents, medical evacuation , flight cancellation , rescheduling , delays etc
  • Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any guided visits
  • Any local airfares. Visa fee or airport taxes.
  • Any guide.
  • Any Monument entrance, video camera fees.
  • Any other expenses apart from the ones mentioned above.

 

Terms and Conditions

The above price is subject to availablity.

Category Form To Price
B 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 630

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Mumbai
Assistance on arrival at Mumbai International airport followed by transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02: Mumbai - Ahmedabad (Flight) - Utelia
Distance: Ahmedabad - Utelia 78 Kms   
After breakfast, half day sight seeing of Mumbai later you will provided departure transfer to the Mumbai airport to board flight for Ahmedabad. On arrival, we drive to Utelia (78 km-1 ½ hrs), a feudal village clustered around a medieval palace. Upon Arrival check into the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Utelia - Excursion to Bharwad Tribal Village 
The Bharwad tribes, a pastoral people of the region, are by profession are shepherds and cattlemen. Now leading a settled life and no longer wanderers, the Bharwadi live in villages. Known for strong likings to colors, they paint their houses primarily in blues, greens and white. On your tour, visit these colorful tribal people wandering in the neat lanes and perhaps few tribal homes to get an insight into day-to-day tribal life. Some Bharwadi are now engaged in different occupations such as the polishing and cutting of diamonds. Catch the steps that turn a handful of dull looking opaque lumps into sparkling gems in your Camera. Also visit a local camel-breeding farm, producing the finest stock of camels. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Utelia - Balaram
Distance: 120 Kms 
After Breakfast, we drive to Balaram. Located at about 155 km from Ahmedabad, Balaram is a beautiful holy town. Situated amidst lush green and picturesque forest areas, Balaram offers an ideal spot for a day picnic from Ahmedabad. Enroute to Balaram, visit three amazing tourist attractions of Gujarat - Calico Museum, Adalaj Wav (step well) and the Modhera Sun Temple. The Calico Museum is one of the most famous and important museums of Gujarat, exhibiting an extensive array of tribal fabrics and antiques like wall hangings, tapestries, and costumes. The Adalaj Wav, the most famous of the Gujarati step-wells, was built in 1499 by royal families as a reliable source of water, throughout the year. The Modhera Sun Temple was built in 1026 AD during the reign of King Bhimdev I of solanki dynasty. The Temple is said to resemble the famous Konark temple in Orissa. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Balaram - Excursions to the Gowala and Garacia Tribal regions 
Located around the hills bordering Gujarat and Rajasthan, the Gowala and Garacia are primarily sheepherders, known for their unique culture and traditions. The Gowala and Garacia tribes are second cousins to each other, differing only in the manner of living. While the Gowala are more settled, the Garacia are still wanderers, and their women dress in slightly less ostentatious manner than the Gowala females. Visit and see these tribes on your Gujarat tribal tour to get an insight into their unique tribal life. Also enjoy a private performance of tribal dances. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Balaram - Patan - Little Rann of Kutch 
Today, we drive to Patan. Once the capital of medieval Gujarat, Patan is known for its Hindu and Jain architecture like Rani-ki-Vav, Rani and Dhanderwad Jain Temple among many other attractions. Patan is also famous for patola (an intricate form of double ikkat weaving) sarees. Arrive Patan and visit one of the three families of patola weavers, known for their unique patola art. The fact that one patola sari can take up to six months to complete, proves that how difficult and demanding is the patola art. Also visit the famous 11th century Rani-ki-Vav (step well). All three families live close to this step well. Continue drive into the Little Rann of Kutch. Arrive and check into the Desert Courser Camp. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Little Rann of Kutch 
Composed of marshy salt flats and inhospitable Terai, the Little Rann of Kutch separates Kutch from the rest of Gujarat. Home to endangered Asiatic Wild Ass, the area is known for its unique wildlife and birds. Rabari and Banjara are the two important tribes of the region. While the Rabari, the most nomadic of Gujarat's tribes, constantly migrate in search for better grazing ground for their camels and sheep, the Banjara and other tribes have settled here. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Little Rann of Kutch - Bhuj 
Today, we enjoy a daylong drive westward into the bleak countryside of Kutch towards Bhuj, the region's capital. If it's the season when the Rabari migrate, then our journey may be enlivened by meeting a group of them, along the way. Arrive and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Bhuj - Little Rann of Kutch 
Known as the 'Melting Pot of Tribes', the Rann of Kutch region is home to many unique tribes, known for their fascinating and colorful culture and traditions. The major tribes of the region are the Megwar, Samma, Jat, Mutwa, Ahir and Rabari. Enjoy daily excursions to the wonderful tribal regions of the barren and inhospitable Rann of Kutch and catch the various facets of tribal life in your camera. Also explore Bhuj, which was devastated by the earthquake that struck in January 2001. Visit and discover the Old City. See the Aina (Old) and Prag (New) Mahals (palaces) and visit the Bhartiya Folk Museum with its exhibits pertaining to local tribal life. Also meet an artist who is one of three people continuing to paint in the unique and distinct Rogan style. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Bhuj – Mumbai (Flight) Departure  
After breakfast morning at leisure. On time departure transfer to Bhuj airport to board the flight for Mumbai. On arrival, in time departure transfer to international airport to connect the flight for onwards journey.
 
End of the tour

Utelia Palace

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About Hotel

The Utelia Palace is one of those few heritage homes still inhabited by its owners. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture with domes and columns, the Utelia Palace has and arched gateway that leads to a hall decorated with age old chandeliers.

Amenities

  • Attached bathroom
  • Running hot & cold water
  • TV with satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Room service
  • From Airport

    Nearest Airport Ahmedabad

    From Railway

    02 Kms from railway station

    Balaram Palace

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    About Hotel

    Balaram Palace Resort, once the hunting retreat of the Lohani Nawab of Palanpur, is now a Heritage Classic hotel. It was built between 1922-1936 by the 29th ruler of Palanpur. It is a graceful manifestation of neo-classical and baroque architectural style. Situated amidst the Aravallis in the 542 sq. kms of Balaram Ambaji Reserve Forest at the tip of North Gujarat it borders Rajasthan. The palace is set in 13 acres of terraced upland rising from a hilly stream and surrounded by lush green gardens and designed flower beds.

    Amenities

    22 A.C. rooms equipped with all the latest amenities including 1 Nawab Suite
    “Chitrasani” Restaurant offering North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines “Madana” banquet hall with a capacity of 75, for special gatherings & conferences
    Wi-Fi internet connection in all rooms
    Doctor on call
    Car rental services on request
    Sight-seeing/Safaris/Nature walks on request
    Indoor and outdoor activities
    Helipad facility for VIP guests

    From Airport

    Nearest Airport Ahmedabad

    From Railway

    Nearest railway station Palanpur

    Rann Riders

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    About Hotel

    Rann Riders safari resort is situated near the village of Dasada, a few minutes drive from the entrance of the Little Rann of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary.It is also an ideal stopover for those travelling from Rajasthan into Gujarat or from Ahmedabad to the colourful district of Kutch

    Amenities

    Jeep and camel cart safaris in the Rann of Kutch.
    The resort has a small lake, lawns and gardens with sit-outs.
    Hammocks hung in an Eucalyptus plantation.
    A swimming pool that doubles as an irrigation tank recycling pool water for agriculture in the arid region near the Rann of Kutch.
    Extensive grounds for indoor and outdoor games.
    Music and dance performances of local communities can be arranged at extra cost.
    Rann of Kutch Camel safaris
    Horse back riding
    Camel cart tours of the Rann
    Village tours by camel cart with or without accommodations in camel wagon with the nomads.
    Village safaris by vehicle
    Fishing on `you catch we cook’ or `catch and release’ basis at our own lake.  

    From Airport

    Ahmedabad is the nearest international and domestic airport to Dasada. The drive from Ahmedabad airport to Dasada takes about two and half hours.

    From Railway

    Viramgam is the nearest railway station. It has train connections to Mumbai. Dasada is a 30 km drive from Viramgam.

    Prince

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    About Hotel

    The Prince hotel is a 40 room property situated at a very strategic location that is the station road which is very much near to the airport and as well as the railway station thus making it convenient for the business travelers as well the tourists.

    Amenities

    Telephone STD/ISD F acilities, Attached Bath, Running Hot & Cold Water, Same Day Laundry, Doctor On Call, Free Courtsey A/C Coach Pick-Up and Drop to and fro from Bhuj Airport and Bhuj Railway Station, Money Exchange Counter, Embroidery Boutique Shop, Wine Shop, Book Shop, Guide Service, Luxury Taxi Services, 28 Channels TV, Credit Card Facilities (Master & Visa), and above all Safe Deposit Locker System

    From Airport

    4.06 Kms from Bhuj airport

    From Railway

    Bhuj railway station is 1 km north of the city. A few trains pass through Bhuj and one has to go either to Palanpur (near Rajasthan border; 391 km) or to Gandhidham, which have good rail connections to important towns around this region.

    Marine Plaza

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    About Hotel

    Overlooking the Arabian Sea at the end of Marine Drive in Mumbai is the Hotel Marine Plaza, a fashionable, luxury hotel setting international standards in hospitality and comfort. Our fantastic and spell-binding location is best enjoyed from the rooftop terrace garden or the coffee shop. Most of our well appointed bedrooms and suites have the calming view of the Arabian Sea.The Glass bottom pool and Jacuzzi on top of this fabulous 5-storey atrium bring out the ‘Unique Marine Experience’ concept of this Boutique Hotel. Hotel Marine Plaza prides itself on the friendly and courteous way it looks after its Guests. Our service is truly impeccable. Our rooms have been given five - star treatment with every amenity to soothe and satisfy the Guest. 
     

    Amenities

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Air-conditioned public areas
    • Airport transportation (surcharge)
    • Audio-visual equipment
    • Banquet facilities
    • Bar
    • Beauty Service
    • Business center
    • Cell phone rental
    • Coffee shop or cafe
    • Complimentary Newspapers in lobby
    • Computer rental
    • Travel counter
    • Jacuzzi
    • Currency exchange
    • Doorman
    • Elevator
    • Exhibit space
    • Express check-in/check-out
    • Fitness equipment
    • Gift shops
    • Internet access-wireless
    • Laundry facilities
    • Medical services
    • Multilingual staff
    • Free Parking
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Restaurant
    • 24 hours Room service
    • Safe deposit box-front desk
    • Secretarial services
    • Security guard
    • Shoe shine
    • Shopping on site

    From Airport

    The domestic airport at Santacruz, 26 km from the city centre, is well served by all domestic airlines, connecting Mumbai with almost all the major cities in the country. Sahara International Airport, 30 km from the city centre is India‘s major Inter

    From Railway

    Mumbai is the headquarters of the Central and Western Railways. Regular train services connect Victoria Terminus and Mumbai Central stations to different parts of India

    Mumbai

    Mumbai, is a major metropolitan city of India. It is the state capital of Maharashtra . Mumbai city is known as the business capital of India, it being the country's principal financial and communications centre. The city has the largest and the busiest port handling India's foreign trade and a major Interntional airport. India's largest Stock Exchange which ranks as the third largest in the world, is situated in Mumbai. Here, trading of stocks is carried out in billions of rupees everyday.Discription about Mumbai can not be complete without the mention of Bollywood, the biggest Indian film industry which churns out hundreds of Hindi block-busters every year.

    Bhuj

    Bhuj, the major town of Kutch, is an old walled city- in the past the city gates were locked each night from dusk to dawn. You can lose yourself for hours in the intricate maze-like streets and alleyways of this fascinating town. There are walls within walls, attractive crenellated gateways, old palaces with intricately carved wooden pavilions, and striking, brightly decorated Hindu temples. Bhuj resembles much of India before the tourist invasion, and you're much more likely to come across that disarming hospitality which was once the hallmark of rural India.

    Utelia

    A royal structure with outstanding elegance, Utelia Palace stands with elan between Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar. Manifesting the exclusive architectural skill of the Gujarati sect, the Palace, now a heritage hotel, has a typical local decor that goes well the surrounding ambience of the place.

    Balaram

    Balaram. Located at about 155 km from Ahmedabad, Balaram is a beautiful holy town. Situated amidst lush green and picturesque forest areas, Balaram offers an ideal spot for a day picnic fromd Ahmeabad.

    Rann of Kutch

    The Little Rann Of Kutch occupies 4,953 sq. kms and is spread out in the districts of Surendranagar, Banasakantha, Patan, Kutch and Rajkot in Gujarat. It is well known as The Wild Ass Sanctuary, named after endangered Ghudkhur (Equs hemionus khur), that is seen here in large numbers. Established in 1972 the sanctuary came under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1973.

    Gujrat Tribal Tour
    Category From To Price
    B 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 630

     

    Inclusions

    • Complete transportation by Ac Indigo Car, which includes all sector drives, all airport / hotel transfers, all sight seeing as per the program.
    • Daily Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Accomodation on twin sharing basis. 
    • All meals during the stay in little ran of Kutch.
    • Jeep rides in Ran of Kutch.
    • Government service tax as applicable.



    Exclusions

    • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones / fax calls etc.
    • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road blocks, weather conditions , natural calamities , accidents, medical evacuation , flight cancellation , rescheduling , delays etc
    • Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any guided visits
    • Any local airfares. Visa fee or airport taxes.
    • Any guide.
    • Any Monument entrance, video camera fees.
    • Any other expenses apart from the ones mentioned above.