Bhuj – Hodka Village/Nakhtrana Village (105km / 3Hrs)
Today, arrive at Bhuj proceed to Shaam E Sarhad Resort at Hodka Village/Nakhtrana Village where you have the pleasure to stay in Traditional Bhungas (Mud houses) or Family tent. The day ends with a traditional dinner at the resort and a folk music performance around a bonfire Overnight stay at the resort.
Today, get ready to explore the Banni and Pachcham regions and the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch. Visit Dhordo village, Bhirandiyara village, Ludiya village and Khavda village. Later visit Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple, which provides the view of the Great Rann & sunset. Return to the resort. Overnight stay at the resort.
Hodka – Mandvi (150km/3hrs)
Today, proceed to the costal town Mandvi. Visit Vijay Villas Palace – Summer retreat of the royal family. Enjoy balance day at the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
The day free for many activities based on your interest like, Visit to Organic Farm; 72 Jain Temple Complex; Shipping Yard at Mandvi Port or spend the balance day at the Beach. Overnight stay at the resort.
Mandvi - Bhuj (60km/1hr)
Today, proceed to Bhuj visit places like Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Museum, Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition & Cenotaphs of Royal Family. In the evening drop at Airport or Railway Station.
Banni Grasslands Reserve Or Banni Grasslands Form A Belt Of Arid Grassland Ecosystem On The Outer Southern Edge Of The Desert Of The Marshy Salt Flats Of Rann Of Kutch In Kutch District, Gujarat State, India.They Are Known For Rich Wildlife And Biodiversity And Are Spread Across An Area Of 3,847 Square Kilometres. They Are Currently Legally Protected Under The Status As A Protected Or Reserve Forest In India. Though Declared A Protected Forest More Than Half A Century Ago Gujarat State's Forest Department Has Recently Proposed A Special Plan To Restore And Manage This Ecosystem In The Most Efficient Way. Wildlife Institute Of India (WII) Has Identified This Grassland Reserve As One Of The Last Remaining Habitats Of The Cheetah In India And A Possible Reintroduction Site For The Species,
GREAT RANN OF KUTCH
The Great Rann Of Kutch Is A Salt Marsh In The Thar Desert In The Kutch District Of Gujarat, India. It Is About 7500 Km² In The Area And Is Reputed To Be One Of The Largest Salt Deserts In The World. This Area Has Been Inhabited By The Kutchi People. The Sunset At The Great Rann Of Kutch Was Mesmerizing Beyond Words. One Can See The Transformation Of The Sun Which Shines Bright And High During The Daytime, Slowly Starts To Mellow Down And Descend At The Onset Of The Evening.
- Dattatreya Temple
Kalo Dungar Alias Black Hill Is The Highest Point Of The Kutch Region, Offering The Bird's-Eye View Of The Great Rann Of Kutch. At Only 462 Meters, The Hill Itself Is An Easy Climb And Can Be Reached By Either Hopping In Private Taxi Or Gujarat Tourism Buses. Dattatreya Temple, A 400-Year-Old Shrine Sacred To Lord Dattatreya Is Noticeable On The Top Of The Hill. Many Fables And Tales Are Associated With The History Of The Kalo Dungar, One Of Them Say That Dattatreya, The Three-Headed Incarnation Of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu And Lord Shiva In The Same Body, Stopped At This Hill While Walking On The Earth. On The Hills, He Noticed Many Hungry Jackals And Offered Them His Body To Eat. When Jackals Started Eating Dattatreya's Body, His Body Automatically Regenerated. The Practice Of Feeding Jackals Is Still Practiced By The People. Priest Of The Temple Prepares Food And Serve It To Jackals Each Morning And Evening, After The Aarti (Hindu Religious Ritual Of Worship). There Is A Bhojnalaya Too That Brings People From All Walks Of Life To Eat A Meal Together, Free Of Cost. Being Close To The Pakistan Border, There Is An Army Post At The Top Of The Kalo Dungar. People Who Want To See The Great Runn Of Kutch From A Different Perspective Should Head Up To Kalo Dungar.
Mandvi Is A Town With Municipality In The Kutch District In The Indian State Of Gujarat.Mandvi Has A Very Pleasant Climate Throughout The Year And Was A Summer Retreat Of The Kutch Maharajas (Kings).72 Jinalaya, Also Known As Bounter Jinalaya Or Adiswar Bounter Jinalaya Mahatirth Was Built In 1982 In Memory Of Gun Sagar Suriswarji Mahara.The Center Of Attractions At Mandvi Is The Vijay Vilas Palace, A Royal Abode Set In The Middle Of Well-Laid Gardens With Water Channels And Marble Fountains. Seaminarayan Temple Is New But Old And Real Temple Is In Main City. It Is About 157 Years Old. New Swaminarayan Temple Is On The Main Road Of Mandvi – Naliya.
Bhuj Is A Municipality And District Headquarter Of Kutch District In The State Of Gujarat, India. Contents. 1 Etymology; 2 History; 3 Geography; 4 Climate; 5 Places. In A Walk Around Bhuj, You Can See The Hall Of Mirrors At The Aina Mahal; Climb The Bell Tower Of The Prag Mahal Next Door; Stroll Through The Produce Market; Have A Famous Kutchi Pau Bhaji For Lunch; Examine The 2000-Year-Old Kshatrapa Inscriptions In The Kutch Museum; Admire The Sculptures Of Ramayana Characters At The Ramakund Stepwell; Walk Around Hamirsar Lake And Watch Children Jumping Into It From The Lake Walls As The Hot Afternoon Sun Subsides; And Catch The Sunset Among The Chhatardis Of The Kutchi Royal Family In A Peaceful Field Outside The Center Of Town.
A/c accommodation on dbl sharing
Meal Plan Breakfast Pure veg
All applicable Luxury tax
Pick up Ahmedabad
Car for 2 pax A/c Indigo on Disposal as per itinerary
Car for 4 to 6 pax A/c Innova On Disposal as per itinerary
Vehicle A/c for 7 to 12 pax A/c Tempo Traveler on Disposal as per itinerary
All Transfer & sightseeing as per itinerary
All Toll tax & Parking as per itinerary
Driver Allowance etc
Above Rate not Applicable in Festival Time
Jeep Safari in Gir National Park
Boat Ride Ticket
Lunch & Dinner is not inclusive in the package.
Airfare / Train fare from Home
Any Extra excursions apart from the suggested itinerary.
Water sports activities are not included in the package.
To and fro airline/ship tickets to Port Blair are not included.
Room services, laundry, telephone charges.
Expenses occurred due to bad weather, Flight or ferry cancellation, strike or any political unrest to be paid by guest as per actual