KareVoyage

Gujarat – Rann of Kutch

17th November till 23rd November 2021

The name “Rann” comes from the Hindi word ran (रण) meaning “desert”. The Hindi word is derived from Sanskrit word Irina attested in the Rig-Veda and Mahabharata. Rann Utsav is a cultural extravaganza organized at different locations every year within Kutch in Gujarat.  White expanse of serene sand under the full bloom of the moon – believe us, it gets more romantic than words.

Attraction :

  • Statue of Unity- Light & Sound Show
  • Gandhi Ashram
  • Akshardham Temple- Light & Sound Show
  • Vijay Vilas Palace
  • Rani Ki Vav
  • Rann Utsav
  • Visit to Rann Desert on Full Moon Night
DAY 01 – BY AIR – Vadodara

We will begin our journey from Delhi Airport  you will be met by your Tour Manager at the Delhi airport.  Arrive Vadodara transfer and check in to the hotel. Freshen up then we will visit The Statue of Unity it is the world’s tallest statue at 182 metres (597 ft) of iconic leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. After lunch get back to the hotel. In evening get ready for the laser light and sound show projected on the statue of unity showcasing the story of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and India’s struggle for Independence.  

Inclusions : Lunch & Dinner

Overnight in hotel at Vadodara

DAY 02 – Vadodara – ¬AHMEDABAD - (110 Kms/ 3.30 hours drive)

Today we leave by 9 am after breakfast and drive towards Ahmedabad. Check in and transfer to the hotel. Ahmedabad is Located on the banks of the river Sabarmati; the city was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411. It is one of the fastest growing cities of India and is an immense repository of tradition, history & culture. Its famous walled area is one of the finest examples of community living & the city thrived as the textile capital & was nicknamed “Manchester of the East’ in 1888. This multicultural city is home to some of the finest Indo-Sarcenic mosques & Jain temple.

We will visit Gandhinagar, Sabarmati and Akshardham Temple and witness the very beautiful Light and Sound show at Akshardham in the  evening.

Inclusions : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight in hotel at Ahmedabad

DAY 03 –AHMEDABAD To DHORDHO - (400 Kms/ 8 hours drive)

After breakfast today we will drive to Dhordho for Rann Utsav.  

This day we will start early at around 8:30 AM from Ahmadabad and leave for Dhordho- The Tent City.

Dhordo village has been situated as a last village in the area. Dhordo, has had approx 70 houses, having 450 odd population of communities of Mutva , Sheikh , and Harijan involved in doing the jobs of various handicrafts popularly well known as ‘Banni Handicrafts’ which have become famous world across. A very intricate and expensive embroideries and mud work are done here. Their craftsmanship and artistic works have such excellence that craftsmen/artists have been honoured by national awards. 

  • Transfer to White Rann witness the Grandeur of Sunset. Mode of transfer will be our Coach- People who would like to take a camel cart are free to do so.
  • Return Transfer to Tent City Dhordo
  • Dinner at respective Dining area
  • Enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities.

Overnight in Luxurious Air-conditioned Tented Accommodation-( AC- Deluxe Swiss Tents)

Inclusions: Breakfast at Hotel

Lunch & Dinner- Tents

Inclusions :

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Dinner at Tent City- Dhordho
DAY 04 – In Dhordho (Full Moon Night)

After breakfast visit the villages of Kutch. Amidst the Desert land of infinite dimensions, are suspended, quaint little villages. These are the last villages on the India-Pakistan border. Here you will come across master craft people’ exposing their traditional art, turning our master pieces every day. Their ornaments, clothes, utensils, everything they use – will make you feel as if you have stepped into lifestyle museum leaving you spellbound. Visit the villages of Bhirandiyara for exquisite embroideries, colourful Mug Bhungas, Lippam Kam and Nirona village famous for Rogan art. 

  • Morning Tea
  • Transfer to White Rann to witness the grandeur of sunrise
  • Breakfast at respective dining area
  • Later visit the Banni Villages.
  • Return to Tent for Lunch.
  • Dinner at respective Dining Area
  • Enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities 

Overnight in Luxurious Air-conditioned Tented Accommodation-( AC- Deluxe Swiss Tents)

Inclusions: Breakfast at Hotel

Lunch & Dinner- Tents

DAY 05 –Dhordho To Mandvi Via Bhuj

The historic city of Bhuj derives its name from the Bhujiyo Dungar, a hill, overlooking the present day Bhuj town. Bhuj is a typical example of a desert town located between two geographical features.

Bhujiyo Dungar on the east & Hamirsar Lake on the west. Bhuj, the major town of Kutch, is an old city established in 1510. With its surrounding wall, the atmospheric bazaar area, crenellated gateways, old palaces and striking temples the town still retains a medieval character.

From here we will visit Prag Mahal which was constructed by Rao Pragmalji II who appointed a famous architect, Colonel Henry Saint Wilkins to design Prag Mahal. Aaina Mahal Palace was built by Rao Lakhpatji in 1750 AD. Aaina Mahal is a part of a large palace complex. It is a two Storey building with Darbar Hall, hall of mirrors, and suites for royal family.

We will proceed to Mandvi which is a beach location after Lunch and Sighseeing.

 Inclusions: Breakfast (Tents)

Lunch at local restaurant

Dinner at hotel

DAY 06 – BY ROAD – 4 Hours drive- MANDVI TO RAJKOT

After  breakfast drive to Rajkot, before leaving Mandvi we will visit the eminent Vijay Vilas Palace and proceed to Rajkot. 

Inclusions: Breakfast

Lunch at local restaurant

Dinner in Rajkot at hotel

DAY 07 –BY AIR / TRAIN – DEPART RAJKOT

Today in time to transfer to Rajkot Airport and fly back to Delhi.

We guarantee that you will cherish your memories of Gujarat for lifetime.

 Inclusions : Breakfast.

  • Stay in Handpicked Hotels and Deluxe Swiss Tents on Twin sharing basis
  • Group Transfers by AC Coach from Day 1 To Day 6
  • Breakfast – All Days
  • Lunch – All Days
  • Dinner : All Days
  • Sightseeing- As mentioned in the itinerary
  • GST – 5 %
  • Airfare
  • Laundry, telephone/ fax calls, beverages.
  • Meals and drinks not part of the group menu.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

KareVoyage Comfort :

  • For our Elder travelers who wish to avail home-to home service for pick up and drop we will be happy to assist you with the same – At nominal additional cost – (Applicable for guests joining us from Delhi & NCR region)
  • Before we start any trip as a practice and for your utmost comfort we gather all information pertaining to your day to day activities, medical history, eating habits, in order to give you a true wholesome experience.
  • We will host a small get- together before we embark on the journey, the camaraderie is even better once you know your fellow travelers joining you for a tour.
  • We believe in transparency and deliver what we promise.

Please Note :

1. City tour route depends on present traffic & other situations. Guide and your Tour Leader can take decision about the same as per present situation while touring.
2. Portage/any, kind of tips/ telephone calls / laundry / Liquor & juice used from hotel room fridge / Paid T.V. channels at hotel rooms etc not included.

Cancellation Policy:

We try to support as much as we can in event that you have to cancel your tour because of reasons beyond your control.
However, our cancellation policy is aligned with our various service providers and it varies from country to country, for Gujarat – Rann of Kutch it goes as under ::

Upto 90 Days before departure date:  25% of package amount
89-60 days: 75% of tour package cost
59-45 days: 100%

About Karevoyage

Karevoyage- for 50 plus wanderers- is an exclusive travel and tour company dedicated for travel enthusiasts, who prefer to travel the globe and explore but in a group environment.

The KareVoyage team understands the gap and works very hard on how to deliver on what we promise. Keeping all current gaps that people over 50 experience while travelling, we design our itineraries in a way that lets you experience everything without making you feel exhausted.

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