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TRIBAL TOUR OF GUJARAT
DURATION : 19 NIGHTS/ 20 DAYS
 
Day 01 : Arrival Mumbai
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Fly Ahmedabad
Arrival…Ahmedabad - Manchester of the East'.
Ahmedabad, founded in the year 1411 AD is located on the banks of river Sabarmati. and has been named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it. Today, this city is known as the 'Manchester of the East', one of the highly industrialized cities in India and is also India's Textile City. Though the capital of Gujarat was shifted from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, it is still the second largest industrial city in western India.

Upon arrival, we are met & transferred to our hotel.
Overnight at hotel MG House of Ahmedabad.

Day 03 : Ahmedabad
Ranirapmati Tomp-AhmedabadAhmedabad – Full day Sightseeing.
Morning: We proceed for a city tour of The old city of Ahmedabad is dotted with labyrinthine by lanes called 'polls'. The exquisite carved wooden mansions and havelis are in no manner less than their stone counterparts in Rajasthan. We walk through theses narrow and fascinating lanes to see the local housing colonies including visit to Swaminarayan Temple, the Hateesing Jain temple, Juma Masjid, Rani Rupmati Masjid, Sidi Saiyed Masjid.

Later We visit (Sharp 10.15 AM-Textile Part-Wednesday & Public Holidays are Closed) the Calico Textile Museum, the finest in India. The museum exhibits antique and modern textiles including rare tapestries, wall hangings and costumes. Also on display are old weaving machines. On display in one part of the museum on the outside is the facade of an ancient and intricately carved haveli.

Afternoon: Proceed to visit with Gandhi Ashram/Museum & proceed to Sarkhej, which is south west of Ahmedabad & is noted for its elegant group of buildings, including the Mausoleum Of Azam & Mu`assam built in 1457 by the brothers responsible for Sarkhej`s architecture. The architecture is interesting because the style is almost purely Hindu, with little of the Saracenic influence so evident in Ahmedabad. We also visit the Tomb of Ahmad Khattu Ganj Buksh, a renowned Muslim saint & spiritual adviser to Ahmed Shah.

Evening We drive north to visit the Adalaj Vav, one of the finest of the Gujrati step-wells, with carvings depicting intricate motifs of flowers and birds. It was built by Queen Rudabai in 1499 and it provided a cool and secluded retreat during the hot summer months.
Overnight at hotel MG House of Ahmedabad.

Day 04 : Ahmedabad to Poshina (280 Kms.)
Ahmedabad– Poshina

After breakfast prceed to Poshina on way visit to Modhera & Patan Modhera The beautiful and partially ruined sun temple of Modhera was built by King Bhimdev I (1026-27) and bears some resemblance to the later, far better known, Sun Temple of Konark, Orissa. It was designed so that the dawn sun shone on the image of Surya, the sun God at the time of the equinoxes.

Patan: Patan was an ancient Hind capital before Mahmud of Ghazni sacked it in 1024. Now a pale shadow of its former self, it still has more than 100 Jain temples and is famous for its beautifully designed patola silk saris. There is also the renovated Rani-ki-Vav, a step well which boasts of some of Gujarat’s finest carvings.
Darbar Palace-Poshina
Later drive to Poshina. The tribal land of Aravalis. Explore the Bhil & Garasia tribal culture of North Gujarat & Southern Rajasthan. The village of Poshina is home to a number of artisans the tribal arrow crafters, silver, Potters, blacksmiths and the bazaar is famous for silver tribal jewelry, ORNATE sheathed daggers and terra cotta horses. Around poshina are hamlets Of the bhil and garasia tribal communities, know for their colorful Attires and artistic ornaments. The jain temple, the intricately carved Med review shiva temple and the royal catteries (cenotaphs) of the rulers Of poshina are sure to leave you mesmerized
Overnight at Darbargadh Castle of Poshina.

Day 05 : Poshina
After breakfast visit of tribal villages around Poshina. It is an centre to see Garasia tribals and also Rajasthani rabaris can be seen near Ambaji. An important Hindu pilgrimage centre of mother goddess Ambaji. Lunch at the Darbargadh. After noon second safari to the tribal villages located in the aravalli hills.
Overnight at Darbargadh Castle of Poshina

Day 06 : Poshina to Zainabad (200 Kms.)
Little Rann of KutchAfter breakfast proceed to Zainabad “Little Rann Of kutch”
little Rann of Kutch and the local tribes and the ruins of the Solanki rulers. The Rann is a stunning experience. It is a vast expanse of flat sea bed. The drive through the vast Rann offers many visual delights like the wild ass, blue bull, chinkara, jungle and desert cats and a large variety of birds including cranes. Flamingoes & The Houbara Bustard. Also view the salt making process in the Rann. Sunsets are absolutely spectacular due to the flat uninterrupted landscape
Overnight at Decert Courses, Zainabad

Day 07 : Zainabad
Little Rann of Kutch.
Early morning: Enjoy a Jeep safari through the rann of Kutch to see the rare species of the “Indian Wild Ass”. Later visit the nearby villages to see the local tribes such as Rabari, Koli and Banania who still maintain their rich heritage of lifestyle, clothes, jewellery and dances. Their embroidery is exquisite.
Overnight at Decert Courses,Zainabad.

Day 8 : Zainabad to Bhuj (280 Kms.)
After breakfast drive to Bhuj., On arrival Check In at Hotel. (ON ARRIVAL PROCEED DSP/COLLECTOR OFFICE TO OBTAIN THE PERMIT FOR THE RESTRICTED AREA VISIT I.E BANNY VILLAGES)

Afternoon visit Aina Mahal which now serves as a museum was built during the rule of Rao Lakhpatji. It now stands as a repository of the culture and history of Kachchh. Also visit Pragmal Palace which is opposite to Aina Mahal. Also visit Kachchh Museum, the oldest Museum in Gujarat established in 1877. Visit Ethology Museum which is having unique collection of books and paintings.
Overnight at hotel Prince at Bhuj.

Day 9: Bhuj
Jesal Toral Tomb-BhujBhuj – Full day excursion to Banny Village.
Full day excursion to Tribal villages like Tunda Vandha is a unique Rabari village in this village most of the male population is generally away from the village. Also visit Anjar which is famous for the shrine of Jesal and Toral, the folklore duo wherein the tough outlaw Jesal was chastised by Toral, a Kachchhi woman; is also a centre of fairs.Overnight at hotel Prince at Bhuj

Day 10 : Bhuj - Gondal (280 Kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel
Morning transfer by road to Gondal enroute visiting Dhamadka. On arrival check in at hotel Orchard palace.

Gondal - Gondal, the capital of the former princely State of Gondal, was ruled by the Jadeja Rajput clan, till the independence of India. It is a fortified town located on the river Gondali. Present day Gondal is a testimony to the great visionary ruler Sir Bhagwatsinhiji, who introduced social reforms, planned the development of Gondal town and created a model state of Saurashtra in late 19th and early 20th century.
vernight at Orchard Palace at Gondal.

Tribal Life-GondalDay 11 : Gondal to Uthelia (230 Kms.)
After breakfast Drive to Uthelia, small fortified village where in you will stay at The Palace of Utelia.
Evening visit the village to see the traditional houses, Diamond polishing, hot springs and typical ambience an Indian Village. Agricultural countryside (cooton and wheat fields) and Bharwad hamlets around Utelia.
Overnight at Uthelia Palace of Uthelia.

Day 12 : Uthelia to Jambhugodha
Afterbreakfast drive to Chotta Udaipur onway visit Champaner.Champaner stands at 880 Kms. in the Girnar Hills . The fortress was the old capital of the local Rajputs who lost in 1484 to Mahmud Beghara, who named it Muhammadabad and took 23 years to build his new city. In the old city, the remains of many 15th and 16th century mosques and palaces show a blend of Islamic and Jain traditions a unique style encouraged by Champaner's relative isolation.
Later Drive to Chotta Udaipur. Stat at Jambhugodha. (50 Kms onway from Chotta Udaipur).Evening arrival and Overnight.
Overnight at Jambhugodha Palace, Jambhugodha.

Day 13 : Chotta Udaipur : Fullday visit to Chotta Udaipur
Chotta Udaipur is it proximity to various hamlets of bhils, rathwas, Bhilalas and other tribes. A tour of the tribal village and hamlets offer An insight into traditional architecture, lifestyle & handicrafts of each Aboriginal community in the tirbal market called " hatt " occur at Different villages. Rathwas who can be seen & sporting colourful attires And chunky jewellery, pithora painting, pottery, terracotta figures, Langoti wearing and bamboo basket weaving and important handicrafts.
Overnight at Jambhugodha Palace, Jambhugodha.

Day 14 : Chotta Udaipur :
Fullday visit to the tribal villages at Chotta Udaipur to see tribal life of the Dhanka, Rathawa Tribes.
Overnight at Jambhugodha Palace, Jambhugodha.

Day 15 : Chotta Udaipur to Surat :
After breakfast drive to Surat.
Afternoon visit the city of Surat and day at leisure.
Overnight at Holiday Inn,Surat.

Day 16 : Surat to Saputara (180 Kms.)
After breakfast drive to Saputara.
Gujarat’s picturesque hill station is perched on a plateau in the Dang forest area of the Sahyadari Range. At an altitude of about 1000m. It has a cool bracing climate, the highest temprature even in the summer months not exceeding 28 Degree C.
Afternoon visit various tribal villages at Saputara, considered to the most primitive tribal community.
Overnight at Shivshanti Resort, Saputara.

Day 17 : Saputara
Fullday visit to the Tribal villages & Dang area.
Overnight at Shivshanti Resort, Saputara.

Day 18 : Saputara
Fullday visit to the Tribal villages & Dang.
Overnight at Shivshanti Resort, Saputara.

Day 19 : Saputara to Mumbai (300 Kms.)
Drive to Mumbai via Nasik
Evening arrival at Mumbai
Overnight at Mumbai.

Day 20 : Depart Mumbai
On time departure transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.
END OF OUR SERVICES / CHECK IN CHECK OUT AT HOTELS IS 12:00 NOON.

 
 
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