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THE COLOURS & FESTIVALS OF GUJARAT (TOUR CODE GUJ - SPECIAL - 10)
COVERING: TARNETAR FAIR , RAVECHI FAIR & BHADRA PURNIMA FAIR
DURATION : 15 NIGHTS / 16 DAYS

ITINERARY DETAILS :
Day 01 : Arrival Ahmedabad & Drive to Bhavnagar OR Arrival Bhavnagar

Arrival at Bhavnagar, Met by driver and transfer to your hotel
On arrival Check in at Hotel.
half day sightseeing of Bhavnagar.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Bhavnagar – Palitana – Gondal (60 + 180 Kms)
After Early/Pack breakfast at 6.00 AM drive to Gondal onway
Visit of Palitana – Shatrunjaya Temple (doli-lift chairs are available at extra cost)
After Lunch(own) drive to Gondal & Check in at Hotel.
Time permit evening visit of Gondal & Surroundings.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Gondal – Junagadh – Tarnetar ( 65 Kms + 160 Kms)
Morning : Visit of Junagadh covering Asock Rock Edict, Buddist Cave, Museum
Later drive to Tarnetar & Fairsite.
Evening stay at the fair site (accommodation is very basic)
Overnight at the Camp at TARNETAR

Tarnetar Fair [Near Rajkot] ( Proposed Dates : 28/30th Aug'2006)
Tarnetar is a small village about 75 kilometers from Rajkot in Saurashtra. Here, one of the most colourful fairs in the State takes place. Elegantly dressed in colourful dhot s, waistcoat and head cloth twisted at an angle on their heads, they hold large colourful embroidered umbrellas which indeed have become emblems of the fair. Tarnetar is one of the most important matchmaking melas. An ancient Shiva temple is stood on the site. The present temple was built on the banks of a rivulet and has a kund or reservoir in the traditional manner. It is usually attended by at least 50,000 people. The participants are tribal people belonging to various groups, such as the koli, Bharwad, Rabari, Kanbi, Kathi, Charan, and other Castes. The folk music and folk dances are the principal attractions of the fair. Tribal folk dressed in their most colorful embroidered garments and dashing headgear, give themselves up to merrymaking.
** Important Note : Please note "these dates may vary according to Hindu Calendar"

Day 04 : TARNETAR – Fullday Enjoy the Festival at Tarnetar.
Dinner and Overnight at the Camp at TARNETAR

Day 05 : TARNETAR – Mandvi (230 Kms)
After breakfast Drive to Mandvi(Kutch) one of the finest beach destination of Gujarat.
Afternoon arrive at Mandvi and enjoy the beach activity
Overnight at the Swiss Tents.

Day 06 : Mandvi to Bhuj (60 Kms)
Visit the Rabari Villages around Mandvi, Samma Village at Pragsar etc
Later afternoon Drive to Bhuj Upon arrival proceed to DSP/Collector office to obtain the permit ( Please Note all foreign clients need to obtain the permit for Banny village visit) ** Note : 2nd & 4th Saturday & Public holidays are closed at DSP/COLLECTOR office hence set the dates accordingly.
Evening visit the Bazar at Bhuj with Visit of Aina Mahal etc.
Overnight at Bhuj Hotel.

Day 7: Bhuj – Fullday visit to the Banny villages (150 Kms / 4 Hours onway)
Fullday excursion to the Banny villages to see various typical villages to see the traditional art and
culture of Gujarat. Evening return to Bhuj hotel for overnight

Day 8: Bhuj - Ravechi
After breakfast drive to Ravechi visit Ravechi Fair.

Ravechi Fair [Near Bhuj] ( Proposed Dates : 02/4th Sept'2006)
Ravechi Mata Temple is located near Nana Reva in Rapar Taluka of Kutch. A grand fair is held on Bhadra Sud Atham of Hindu Calender. More then 30 thousand people participate in Ravechi Fair, mainly Ahir, Rabari & Charan communities.

** Important Note : Please note "these dates may vary according to Hindu Calendar" Evening stay at the fair site (accommodation is very basic)
Overnight Revechi or return to Bhuj for overnight.

Day 9 : Ravechi – Bhuj (150 Kms)
Enjoy the fair till the late evening and later return to Bhuj and stay at the Bhuj Hotel
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 : Bhuj – Dasada (Little Rann of Kutch) – 280 Kms / 6 Hours Drive
Morning drive to Dasada & Check in at Rann Riders or Desert Courses or Similar
Afternoon visit to the Little Rann of Kutch (By jeep)
Overnight at Coobas ( Huts accommodation)
Day 11 : Dasada (Little Rann of Kutch)
Morning visit the Little Rann of Kutch vusut tge Wild ass sanctuary and surrounding covering
The scenic flamingo’s & nearby villages
Afternoon visit Modhera ,Sun Temple & Patan – Silk weaving centre
Overnight at Coobas ( Huts accommodation)

Day 12 : Dasada – Balaram
Morning drive to Balaram and afternoon visit the Ambaji Temples & also cover interesting Badrapurnima Fair

Bhadra Purnima Fair [Near Ambaji] ( Proposed Dates : 05/07th Sept'2006)
Ambaji village lies at the foothills of the Aravalli mountain range in north Gujarat. It is the principal shrine of the goddess in Gujarat. The temple of Ambaji is recognised as one of the original Shakti Pithas. On full moon days there is a virtual festival at Ambaji, but the full moon of Bhadrapad is one of the four most important festival days of the year, when agriculturists go to the temple in their thousands, along with members of the general public. There is a large fair on this occasion, while in the evening performances of Bhavai are held, and garba programmes are organised. Over five Lacs people come here during Bhadra Purnima fair.
** Important Note : Please note "these dates may vary according to Hindu Calendar based on the full moon day"
Evening return to Balaram & Overnight

Day 13 : Balaram
Morning visit the fair site of Bhadra Purnima near Ambaji
Later afternoon visit Poshina – To Visit the Garasia Tribal Villages Covering Bhails and Garasias etc etc.
Later evening Return to Balaram and Overnight
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 : Balaram - Ahmedabad (200 Kms)
Morning Drive to Ahmedabad on way visit Adalaj Step Well.
Evening visit the City and Enjoy a Traditional Gujarati Dinner
Overnight at Hotel.


Day 15 : Full day to Ahmedabad visit
After breakfast, Full day visit of Ahmedabad covering Heritage Walk Visit Siddhi Sayad Masjid, Swaminarayan Temple Later Calico Museum (Closed on every Wednesday & Public Holidays) With the visit Gandhi of Ashram, and Evening return to Hotel.
Overnight Hotel.

Day 16 : Ahmedabad – Fly out
Day free till departure flight to Mumbai / Delhi

END OF THE TOUR



EX- BHAVNAGAR - AHMEDABAD TOUR PACKAGE COST (TOUR CODE - GUJ - 10)
HALF BOARD (MAPAI) PACKAGES
Package Name
Duration
Room No. of Pax
Rates Per Rooms
Cost 1 Adult
Cost 2 Adult
Cost 3 Adult
The Colours & Festivals Of Gujarat
( 1 Night-Bhavnagar,
1 Night-Gondal,
2 Night-Ravechi/Rajkot, 1 Night-Mandvi,
3 Nights-Bhuj,
1 Night-Ravechi(Bhuj),
2 Nights-Dasada,
2 Nights- Balaram,
2 Night-Ahmedabad )
15 Nights/ 16 Days
4 Room/s
(4-12 Pax)
1889$
2667$
3397$
3 Room/s
(3-6 Pax)
2051$
2826$
3555$
2 Room/s
(2-4 Pax)
2324$
3146$
3843$
1 Room
(1-2 Pax)
2951$
3798$
4478$

Child With Extra Bed ( 6 to 12 Yrs) 35% of the tour cost.
Note : This hotel provides mattress for the 3rd Person & not rollaway bed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination. The Vehicle is a/c & available for point-to-point services only as per itinerary and is not at client's disposal. Clients are requested to follow the timings in the program. In case any service is missed due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refunds.

Air Packages - Ex- Mumbai ( Mumbai – Ahmedabad – Mumbai by Flight)
In / Out : Ahmedabad
Tour Package Cost (Tour Code-Guj - 10 A - Air) Half Board (MAPAI) Packages

Package Name
Duration
Room No. of Pax
Rates Per Rooms
Cost 1 Adult
Cost 2 Adult
Cost 3 Adult
The Colours & Festivals Of Gujarat
( 1 Night – Bhavnagar, 1 Night-Gondal,
2 Night-Ravechi/Rajkot, 1 Night-Mandvi, 3 Nights-Bhuj, 1 Night-Ravechi(Bhuj), 2 Nights-Dasada,, 2 Nights- Balaram, 2 Night-Ahmedabad )
15 Nights/ 16 Days
4 Room/s
(4-12 Pax)
2079$
3007$
3894$
3 Room/s
(3-6 Pax)
2241$
3166$
4052$
2 Room/s
(2-4 Pax)
2514$
3486$
4340$
1 Room
(1-2 Pax)
3141$
4138$
4975$
Note : This hotel provides mattress for the 3rd Person & not rollaway bed.


Air Packages- Ex- Delhi (Delhi – Ahmedabad – Delhi By Flight)
In / Out : Ahmedabad
Tour Package Cost (Tour Code- Guj - 10 B - Air) Half Board (MAPAI) Packages
Package Name
Duration
Room No. of Pax
Rates Per Room
Cost 1 Adult
Cost 2 Adult
Cost 3 Adult
The Colours & Festivals Of Gujarat
( 1 Night – Bhavnagar, 1 Night-Gondal,
2 Night-Ravechi/Rajkot, 1 Night-Mandvi, 3 Nights-Bhuj, 1 Night-Ravechi(Bhuj), 2 Nights-Dasada,, 2 Nights- Balaram, 2 Night-Ahmedabad )
15 Nights/ 16 Days
4 Room/s
(4-12 Pax)
2147$
3139$
4093$
3 Room/s
(3-6 Pax)
2309$
3298$
4251$
2 Room/s
(2-4 Pax)
2582$
3618$
4539$
1 Room
(1-2 Pax)
3209$
4270$
5174$
Note : This hotel provides mattress for the 3rd Person & not rollaway bed.


Hotels Mentioned Below Or Similar (Tour Code Guj-10)
City
No. of Nights
Deluxe
Bhavnagar
1
Nilambagh Palace or Narayani Heritage
Gondal
1
Orchard Palace
Ravechi
2
Tended Accommodation(Basic)
Mandvi
1
Beach at Mandvi Palace (Swiss Tents)
Bhuj
2
Hotel Prince
Ravechi
1
Tented Accommodation(Basic)
Dasada
2
Rann Riders or Desert Courses
Balaram
2
Balaram Palace or Danta Palace
Ahmedabad
2
Hotel Cama / Mg House
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination. The Vehicle is a/c & available for point-to-point services only as per itinerary and is not at client's disposal. Clients are requested to follow the timings in the program. In case any service is missed due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refunds.

COST INCLUDES :
Packages Ex-Ahmedabad except those given separately ex-Mumbai & Delhi.
15 Nights / 16 Days Accommodation.
Hal Borad Basis i.e Daily Breakfast & Dinner. ( MAPAI)
Private Air-conditioned Car for Sightseeing and excursions as per our itinerary.
All Sightseeing by Exclusive Vehicle with Local Guide
All Currently applicable taxes except the Government Service Tax which will be payable.
COST EXCLUDES :
Air fare / train fare.
Any meals other than those specified in 'Cost Includes'.
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.
Government service tax applicable extra.
Entrance fees during sightseeing.
Child With Extra Bed ( 6 to 12 Yrs) 35% of the tour cost.
TERMS & CONDITIONS :
All Prices are in Indian Rupees and Dollors($) subject to change without prior notice.
All tours are subject to terms and conditions mentioned on the booking form in our     brochure.
Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners as per cost given Separately.
Cost based on standard room basis.
Booking confirmations are subject to availability.
Special Note : Sasangir Sanctuary is closed every year 15 June to 15th Oct (in such     period the said night replaced at Gondal)
Package not applicable on festive season

Validity: Valid till 30th Sept’2006


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Ahmedabad ,Gujarat- 380 009 (India).
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