The 08D LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH is a truly exciting holiday package with a wide variety of interests and locations. The Kutch in Gujarat is a veritable treasure hunt of exciting and intimate experiences. The colour, cuisine, culture and even the environs give this location a unique aura of its own.
This vacation will take you through the salt deserts of Little Rann of KUTCH. Aina Mahal & PragMahal Museum, Kutch Museum will enthral you in BHUJ. At the HODKA village stay in traditional mud houses or Bhungas with a traditional dinner and folk music performance accompanied with a bonfire. Jeep safari and camel rides are available too. At MANDVI Beach, enjoy adventure water sports and a visit to the Shipping Yard at Madvi Port. At RAJKOT buy Gujarati ethnic wear. Visit the Gandhi Ashram, Akshardham Temple and Adalaj stepwell in Ahmedabad.
Well endowed and well-earned good times vacation, in the lap of nature without sacrificing the comforts you deserve.
The distance between AHMEDABAD and Little Rann of Kutch is 167.2 Km & driving time is 5-6 hrs. | The distance between LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH and Bhuj is 330.7 Km & driving time is 7-8 hrs | The distance between BHUJ and Hodka Village is 63.8 Km & driving time is 1-2 hrs. | The distance between HODKA Village and Mandvi is 122.7 Km & driving time is 2-3 hrs. | The distance between MANDVI and Rajkot is 281.7 Km & driving time is 5-6 hrs. | The distance between RAJKOT and Ahmedabad is 214.5 Km & driving time is 4-5 hrs.
Rann of Kutch | 01 Night
Bhuj | 01 Night
Hodka | 02 Nights
Mandavi | 02 Nights
Rajkot | 01 Night
Day 01: Ahmedabad – Little Rann of Kutch (170km / 5 hrs)
On arrival, proceed to Little Rann of Kutch. Check in to the hotel. Proceed to explore the desert by open jeep in the Little Rann of Kutch. Visit the home of Rabari and Banjara, the two important tribes of the region. Overnight stay at Little Rann of Kutch.
Day 02: Little Rann of Kutch – Bhuj (335km / 7hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Bhuj. On arrival visit places like Aina Mahal Museum, (closed on Thursdays and public holidays), Pragmahal Museum (closed on public holidays), Bhartiya Sanskriti Darshan Exhibition Museum (closed on 2nd and 4th Saturday and on public holidays), Kutch Museum (closed on Wednesdays, 2nd and 4th Saturday and on public holidays) & Cenotaphs of the Royal Family. Overnight stay at Bhuj.
Day 03: Bhuj – Hodka Village (65km / 1hr)
After breakfast, proceed to the Resort at Hodka Village, where you have the pleasure to stay in traditional Bhungas (Mud houses) or in Eco Tents. In the evening enjoy traditional dinner, folk music performances, bonfire and interaction with the people of Hodka. Overnight stay at Hodka.
Day 04: Hodka – Banni & Pachcham Region - Hodka (200km / 4hrs)
After breakfast, get ready to explore the Banni and Pachcham regions at the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch. The Great Rann of Kutch is approximately 7,500 sq. km of saline wetland that floods in the monsoon. The salt desert reveals itself as the water evaporates. Visit, Bhirandiyara village, Ludiya village, Khavda village, and Dhordo village. Visit Kalo Dungar (Black Hill). Dungar is the highest point in Kutch, with an exceptional view of the White Desert and Dattatreya Temple(the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva), which provides a beautiful view of the Great Rann and sunset. In Dhordo, the White Desert area of Kutch. ATV Ride, Camel Ride etc. can be explored in the White Desert (Direct payment). Overnight stay at Hodka.
Day 05: Hodka – Mandvi (150km/4hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to the coastal town, Mandvi. Visit Vijay Villas Palace – summer retreat of the royal family. Rest of the day is free for beach activities and sunset. Overnight stay at Mandvi.
Day 06: Mandvi
After breakfast, the day free for many activities based on your interest like, visit the Organic Farm; 72 Jain Temple Complex that houses white-marble temples with intricate carvings.; Shipping Yard at Mandvi Port - one can see and visit the men at work, shaping the great vessels with hand tools and coaxing the seasoned timber into shape. The carrying capacity of these boats can vary from 250 tons to 1000 tons. Or spend the rest of the day at the beach. In the evening, you can visit the Hiralaxmi Memorial Craft Museum to witness amazing works of art and craft and an enchanting light show. Overnight stay at Mandavi.
Day 07: Mandvi - Rajkot (285kms/6hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Rajkot. On arrival, check into the hotel. Rest of the day is on leisure. Overnight stay at Rajkot.
Day 08: Rajkot – Akshardham - Ahmedabad (220km/5hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival visit Gandhi Ashram, Akshardham Temple and Adalaj stepwell. In the evening, drop at the airport or Railway station.