GUJARAT KI SHAAN - RANN

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Highlights

  • Return Airfare From Kolkata To Ahmedabad
  • Accommodation At Below Mentioned Category Hotels
  • Meals As Mentioned In The Itinerary (Vegetarian Meal)
  • Experience Of Staying At Rann Utsav Tent City
  • Visit Ahmedabad – Bajana – Bhuj – Dhordo – Jamnagar – Dwarka – Somnath – Sasangir
  • Visit - Rani Ki Vav Modhera Sun Temple, Patan Patola Of Weaving, Little Rann Of Kutch Wild Ass Sanctuary , Banni Village , Dhordo, Visit Bet Dwarka, Nageshwar Jyotirling & Rukmani Temple, Porabandar, Visit Kirti Temple, Sudam Known As House & Born Place Of Mahatma Gandhi, Somnath Temple , Sasangir, Akshardham Temple, Ahmedabad Local Sightseeing
  • EXTRA INCLUSION - ONE JEEP SAFARI AT GIR NATIONAL PARK

Itinerary

Arrive at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport of AHMEDABAD where you will meet our driver cum guide who will be with you throughout the tour. Then you will be transferred to PATAN.

Rani ki Vav (Step well)- It was built by the Queen Udaymati the wife of Bhimdev during 11-12th Century. It is the most magnificent and spectacular step well and the best example of such architecture for water wells. The Vav measuring about 64 mts. The stepwell has long stepped corridor descending down to the underground tank, it is having four pillars. The Pillars which support the roof have squire base decorated with Ghat Pallavas. It was one of the largest and the most sumptuous structure of its type.

Patan Patola of weaving- patan is Famous for patola weaving, Salvi family is one of them who has continued this traditional art and has preserved it even today. Patola silk is often termed as the queen of all silk. The special technique of the handmade silk patola uses the same special technique for weaving from raw silk to the completion of the patola fabric. The weaver makes the special patola loom and colouring from indigenous natural materials. Patola from the area of patan in the north Gujarat region of western India glorifies this heritage with its unique gem like qualities, gorgeous colours, designing & durability Different colour and pattern matched exactly on horizontal and vertical threads in weaving.

The patola was traditionally woven in a sari length of 5 to 9 yards by 45” to 54” width. The range now extends to include tablecloth borders scarves handkerchief.

Modhera Sun Temple – Modhera  Sun Temple dates bake to early 11th centuary CE and was built by King Bhimdev I in 1026 CE. The temple at modhera is the most important of all sun temples built in the whole Gujarat. The temple is dedicated to the Sun God. The temple is magnificent and the finest example of the Hindus architecture in Gujarat. One of the most striking features of the Modhera Sun Temple that the first ray of the sun falls on the deity at the time of the equinoxes. In front of the temple is a colossal tank, which was once known as Surya Kund or Rama Kund. The tank has a series of the carved steps leading to the bottom. Continue drive to Little Rann of Kutch. Stay overnight at Little Rann of Kutch.

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Enjoy morning safari at Little Rann Of Kutch viewing rarest wild asses (Optional )
Wild ass sanctuary – The sanctuary is well known for its group of the stale joke brown Asiatic (Wild ass), which does not live elsewhere in Indian lowlands. We can see with Little Rann of Kutch blackbuck (Indian antelope), nilgai or blue bull (India’s largest antelope) and the graceful chinkara (Indian gazelle) are other mammals. The main carnivores of the Little Rann of Kutch are the endangered Indian wolf, desert fox, Indian fox, jackals, desert and jungle cats, and a few hyenas; also we can see during the visits flamingoes, pelicans, ducks, cranes and storks. Continue drive to Bhuj. Stay overnight at Bhuj.

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After breakfast visit Banni Village enroute take permit ( all client to need to obtain the permit)to see various people like Jat, Harijan, Meghawal and Mutva etc in various villages like Hodka, Ludiya and Dhordo. Banni means “a cluster of village”. In Banni area of Kutch the Meghwal-Harijans who migrated from Rajasthan use Khambira, Kharek, Kudi Stiches in their embroidery. Also outline and satin stitch embroidery of the area and very minute mirror designs similar to the famous Mutwa embroidery of the area. They make wall hangings, waistcoats and pouches in Kharek Stich and do ‘Moti Bharat’ or beadwork on handheld fans, bracelets, toys and belts.

After visit HODKA village – Hodka derives from the Gujarati word ‘Hodi’which means ‘boat’. Since, the villages here are called jheels, where potable water is available. Hodka is famous for its beautiful embroidery and mud work as much as Leather craft. Both men and women are actively involved in developing the art and craft tradition of the region. Visit LUDIYA village- Harijans and Muslims are main communities in this village.

The main occupations are: monsoon farming, cattle rearing, intricate wood carving, intricate embroidery work, mud-work and wall painting for decorating homes. Harijan men are involved with wood carving, the women take up embroidery and wall-decoration. Visits to DHORDO to see beautiful traditional mud houses (Bhungas) with mirror work and its fine Mutwa embroidery with tiny mirrors. Later visit Kalo Dungar.

Evening enjoy Rann Utsav .

Rann Utsav Festival Gujarat, Kutch is at its colorful and exotic best.  People celebrated all evenings of Rann Utsav Desert Festival Kutch with crafts, music concert, folk dance, and lots of hastkala and handicrafts items over there.Kutch Festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative initiative of the artisans and craftspeople. Nearly 32 cultural troupes from various districts of Gujarat participate in the Dance and Musical Carnival. The various locales within Kutch take one around the natural grandiose while introducing the visitor to the indigenous cultural and ethnical flavor of the people. Enjoy these cultural programmes performed in the midst of the White Salt Desert spread over miles.

Overnight stay at Dhordo.

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Morning after breakfast proceeds to Jamnagar. Overnight stay at Jamnagar.

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Breakfast proceeds to Dwarka, visit Dwarkadhish temple, have breakfast & thereafter visit Beyt Dwarka, Nageshwar Jyotirling & Rukmani Temple.

Beyt Dwarka – Also known as Beyt Shankhoddar, Beyt Dwarka is 35 kms from Dwarka. It is said to be the place where Lord Krishna lived with his family when the ruled at Dwarka. It is also the place where Vishnu slew the demon Shankhasura. Visitors make it a point to visit the Krishna temple at this site which holds much of interest to be seen and experienced.

Nageswar Mahadev – The Puranas mention 12 Jyotirlingas or columns of light representing Lord Shiva, who manifested himself in that form in different parts of India. This shiva shrine nearDwarka is one of these and is there- fore accorded great respect.

Rukmani Temple – Temple of Lord Krihsna’s wife.

Attend evening Aarti Darshan at Dwarkadhish Temple – Temple of Lord Krishna. Overnight stay at Dwarka.

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Morning proceed to Porabandar, Visit Kirti temple, Sudam known as house & born place of Mahatma Gandhi. In back side house of Kasturba wife of Gandhi. Also visit of Gandhi museum, study room of Mahatma Gandhi in the Kirti temple.
Later visit of Sudama temple & continue proceed to Somnath, evening Aarti Darshan at Somnath Temple – A lord Shiva temple known as Jyotirling built by Moon God. Overnight stay at Somnath.

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After breakfast proceeds to Sasangir.
Sasan Gir Lion sanctuary is home of some 300 Asiatic Lions. Sasan Gir is only place in world outside African continent where lion can be seen in its natural habitat. Gir Wild life Sanctuary is the last refuge of Asiatic lions in India and the lion population residing in the park is a little over 300. The whole coverage area of Gir Sanctuary is about 560-square-mile (1,450-sq-kms). 

Gir is not just about Lions, the second most commonly found predator in the Gir is Leopard. Infect, Gir national park is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, and especially in the hotter season they can sometimes be seen at night close to the lodges. there animal residents of the Gir national park are Sambar Deer, Chital Spotted Deer, Nilgai Antelope, Chowsingha Four-Horned Antelope, Chinkara Gazelle, Wild Boar, Langur Monkey, Jackal, and Hyena and numerous birds like Paradise Flycatcher, Bonneli’s Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Woodpeckers Flamingo etc. bout 10, 000 years ago lions spanned vast sections of the globe, but as the human population started to increase, trees were cut and forests were cleared to make more land for people to live in. Now lions only in small fractions in some parts of the world.  And Asiatic lions, a subspecies that split from African lions perhaps 100,000 years ago, are only found in the Gir wildlife Sanctuary. 
Overnight stay at Sasangir.

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Early morning go for safari and return back to hotel. After breakfast check out and proceeds to Ahmedabad, evening visit Law Garden market. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

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After Breakfast visit Akshardham Temple

Akshardham is situated in the capital city of Gandhinagar. The magnificent temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. It was constructed on the directions of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Sanstha. Akshardham temple was inaugurated in the year 1992 and has a sprawling 23 acre area and is chiseled out in pink sandstone.

Sidi Sayed mosque, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmadabad. The mosque is entirely arcuated. The mosque has ten screen windows (jails) on the side and rear arches.

The Swetambara Temple Hatheesing temple was built outside Delhi gate in 1850 by a rich Jain merchant Sheth Hatheesing. It is dedicated to Dharamnath, the fifteenth Tirthankar.
Later drive to Ahmedabad Airport in time for your return flight back to Home. Tour Ends with sweet memories.

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Inclusion/Exclusion

Your trip includes

  • Airfare on Indigo (Kolkata to Kolkata)
  • Good & Comfortable accommodations in all the places
  • Breakfast, Lunch (mainly Light Lunch during tour) & Dinner as mentioned in the
  • All transfers by modern vehicle like Tempo Traveler with pleasant driver
  • One Jungle Safari at Sasan GIR Lion Sanctuary.
  • Our experienced & pleasant Tour Leader throughout from Kolkata itself
  • Travel Insurance

Your trip excludes

  • Expenses and services of personal nature – telephone calls, drinking and/or mineral water, any meals not forming a part of the group itinerary menu, room services orders, mini bar & beverages (alcoholic or non alcoholic), snacks or refreshments or any other usage, laundry, personal entertainment expenses except for mentioned itinerary items, Tips and Porterage Charges at airports & ports, hotels etc, conveyance expenses, entrance charges except for mentioned itinerary items, any other incidental or medical expenses etc.
  • Any services not mentioned in the “TOUR COST INCLUDES”
  • Government Service Tax of 5% on the total tour cost, including the optional excursions, if any.
  • NB: Tour Itinerary as well as the Package Price is subject to change if there is any increase or decrease of cost per Airline, IATA rule, & at the time of final payment & departure of the tour. The package cost which includes all the services (as mentioned in the itinerary etc) has being framed as on 17th Nov,2021. The Tour Itinerary is subject to change if it requires for any unforeseen and /or unavoidable circumstances occur before and/or during the tour period.

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