The Rann of Kutch is the northern most part of Gujarat, a prosperous and diverse land flanked by deserts on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. It is a land famous for its colourful traditions and warm hospitality.
Camel and jeep safaris, provided by desert coursers of Zainabad, show you this vast land of Kutch, which is known for its endangered Asiatic wild ass. Bhuj will provide you with a colourful and rich peek into the culture and religion of the local people - their temples, handicrafts and the famous embroidery. Mandvi is a famous ship building port, where ships are built in the traditional way to this day.
Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Zainabad, Bhuj, Mandvi, Wankaner, Utelia, Ahmedabad
Day 01: Arrival Mumbai
Upon arrival at Mumbai, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel, where you will spend the night.
Day 02: Mumbai
After a late start, we visit the sights this city has to offer. Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city, where one can see aspects of the British rule and old Indian traditions combined with modern developments.
Day 03: Mumbai - Ahmedabad
We fly to Ahmedabad in the morning. The afternoon is spent exploring the city following which we spend the night at the hotel.
Day 04: Ahmedabad - Zainabad
In the morning we leave for Zainabad by road. On the way, we visit the Modhera Sun Temple, Patan and the beautiful palaces of Sidhpur.
Day 05: Zainabad
It is famous for its wildlife, and hence we spend the day touring it via jeep safari, looking out especially for the endangered wild ass, as it races across the flat lands.
Day 06: Zainabad - Bhuj
We drive to Bhuj across the salt flats. Bhuj is known to have some of the most beautiful handicrafts in the country.
Day 07: Bhuj - Mandvi
We drive to Mandvi. On the way, we halt at a Rabari tribal crafts village.
Day 08: Mandvi
The next day, enjoy the famous beach of Mandvi, with its many windmills, at your leisure. Take time out to town, where you will find exquisite Bandhani or tie and dye work.
Day 09: Mandvi - Wankaner
We drive to Wankaner where we will we be hosted by the royal family, who reside in a wing of the palace, at the Palace's guest house for the night.
Day 10: Wankaner - Utelia
We arrive at Utelia by mid morning following which we tour the village and the heritage palace. We spend the night at a hotel.
Day 11: Utelia - Ahmedabad
On the way to Ahmedabad we visit the Harrapan port and Lothal. We spend the night at a hotel.
Day 12: Ahmedabad - Mumbai Departure
In the morning, you leave for Mumbai by flight.
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