Tribes of Gujarat Tour 12 Nights - 13 Days

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Gujarat is well known for its rich history with culture, tradition and heritage. All guests arriving here are greeted with 'Avo Padharo'- the words of welcome in the language of Gujarat. It is here that these words ring truly and the guest is treated as a 'God'. People of Gujarat are pleasant, friendly, inviting and will persuade you to come again and again. Our Gujarat tour packages are tailor made for you and will let you experience the best of the Gujarat tourism. Check out the itinerary for the best Gujarat tourism package.

Tribes Of Gujarat Tour (12 Nights - 13 Days)
Mumbai - Vadodra - Champaner - Chota Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Balaram - Patan – Dasada - Rann of Kutch - Bhuj - Mumbai

  • (Wednesday): Arrive in Mumbai

    Arrival in Mumbai, you will be met upon arrival and will be transferred to hotel.

    Overnight in the hotel

  • (Thursday): Mumbai – Vadodra – Champaner - Chota Udaipur

    Morning transfer to airport to connect with flight to Vadodra: BOM/VAD 9W 2005 ETD/ETA: 0945/1035 Hrs

    On arrival, drive for 2 hours to arrive to Champaner. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was inscribed in 2004. There is a concentration of largely unexcavated archaeological, historic and living cultural heritage properties cradled in an impressive landscape which includes prehistoric (chalcolithic) sites, a hill fortress of an early Hindu capital, and remains of the 16th century capital of the state of Gujarat. Proceed to Chota Udaipur for overnight.

    Overnight in the hotel

  • Agra

    Highlight of the Agra Tour : Visiting the Taj Mahal and having a Photo Session with our experts. Tonga Ride (Chariot Ride) till the Taj Mahal entrance.

    Breakfast at the Hotel. Sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the Taj Mahal - which is now regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed.

    Agra City Description - The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and Queen Mumtaz Mahal, also visit the Agra fort & It mud - ud - daulah.

  • Friday & Saturday): Chota Udaipur

    These two days will be spent exploring the various villages and markets of this rural tribal country. The Rathwa Bhils live in the western state of Gujarat still keeping alive the pre-Hindu traditions and beliefs, art and culture of their ancestors. It is considered one of most primitive tribal belt of Gujarat and tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur is a must visit. Also visit the weekly market where we can see many tribal people who come to Haat.

    Overnight in the hotel

  • (Sunday): Chota Udaipur – Ahmedabad.

    A full day drive brings us to Ahmedabad.
    PM: Visit Mahatma Gandhi's ashram on the banks for Sabarmati river.

    Overnight in the hotel

  • (Monday): Ahmedabad – Balaram

    Morning sightseeing of Ahmedabad. One of the intellectual and artistic capitals of India, Ahmedabad is also a repository of architectural styles. The Indo-Saracenic forms of the 15th century Muslim sultans sit with the modern forms of Le Corbusier, the contemporary Indian architect Charles Correa and the American Louis Kahn. The city is congested and hectic, but it has a wealth of museums (including the famous Calico Museum), performing-arts centers and galleries. Some of the best universities in the country, especially for design and management, are also found here. After lunch drive to Balaram enroute visiting the Adalaj Wav. The most famous of the Gujarati step-wells, it was built in 1499 by royal families as a reliable source of water, throughout the year.

    Also visit the Modhera Sun Temple which 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 in the hotel

  • (Tuesday): Balaram

    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 to get an insight into their unique tribal life. Also enjoy a private performance of tribal dances.

    Overnight in the hotel

  • Wednesday): Balaram – Patan – Dasada.

    Today, we drive to Rann of Kutch enroute visiting 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.

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  • (Thursday): Rann of Kutch

    The Rann is one of the most remarkable and unique landscapes of its kind in the entire world. It is a vast desiccated, unbroken bare surface of dark silt, encrusted with salts which transforms into a spectacular coastal wetland after the rains.

    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.

    Using our 4WD jeeps, we will visit this amazing land and its people.
    Overnight at Bharatpur.

  • (Friday): 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.

    In the evening, we will have to personally present ourselves to get the special permits that are required to visit some of the tribal villages.

    Overnight in the hotel

  • (Saturday & Sunday): Bhuj

    Two full days to visit the various tribal villages around this area.

    Each tribe can be recognized by its costume. The Banni tribal homes are made of round mud huts with a single central support pole and a thatched, surrounding a large community courtyard. The women are hospitable and will welcome you into their homes. They have an exquisite collection of embroidered quilts and garments. Walls and cupboards are fashioned in mud with decorative designs washed with lime paste and fixed with mirrors. You will also see a variety of handicrafts, including textiles like tie and dye, vegetable color dye printing, glass bead work, woolen shawls, leather articles and more.

    We also drive to Sumarsar village, famous for Embroidery and Nirona Village with its wonderful art & bell making. You can also see some lace work done here. Later we drive on to Mundra Village, to see the making of sheep wool, including wax printing

    Overnight in the hotel

  • (Monday): Bhuj – Mumbai – Onward destination

    Morning for further exploration of this area. After lunch, transfer to airport to connect with flight to Mumbai:

    BHU/BOM 9W2534 ETD/ETA 1515/ 1650 HRS

    On arrival in Mumbai, transfer to a local restaurant for the dinner (On own) and later transfer to the airport to connect the International flight for onward journey.