Kutch is also among the largest district of India with a terribly low population density. Also, Kutch lies on the India-Pakistan border and you can see parts of Pakistan from Kutch. Kutch is also famous for crafts and embroidery works, Flamingo Sanctuary and Wild Ass Sanctuary. Bhuj is an ideal starting point to visit the Rann of Kutch. Beautiful beaches of Mandvi near Bhuj are also totally worth visiting during your trip to Kutch. Don't miss to see the ancient town of Dholavira.
Virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise, Kutch is an erstwhile princely state of India holding onto its grandeur nature from the past. Kutch is probably one of the most beautiful, yet surreal places in India with the vast expanses of the white salt desert. The place comes to life during the winters when the Rann Festival is held during December-February everywhere in which there are huge camp settlements with cultural programs, functions and adventure activities like hot-air ballooning.
Bhuj is a city in the state of Gujarat, western India. It’s known for its centuries-old buildings, many of which were damaged in a 2001 earthquake. Close to Harmirsar Lake, the 18th-century Aina Mahal palace is elaborately decorated with chandeliers, mirrors and semi-precious stones. Nearby, the Italian Gothic–style Prag Mahal palace has a bell tower that overlooks the city, and a courtyard containing a Hindu temple.
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 Rann of Kachchh is famous for its white salty desert sand and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world. 'Rann' means desert in Hindi which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Irina' which also means desert.
Black Hill(Kalo Dunger):
Kalo Dungar or Black Hill is the highest point in Kutch, Gujarat, India, at 462 m. It is located 97 km from District headquarters of Bhuj and 25 km from nearest town Khavda. This is probably the only place in Kachchh from where a panoramic view of the Great Rann of Kutch is possible.
Ahmadabad - Little Rann Of Kutch - Bhuj - Black Hill - White Rann - Mata No Madh - Narayan Sarovar - Koteshwar - Mandavi - Jamnagar- Dwarka - Porbandar - Somnath - Sasan Gir - Rajkot - Ahmadabad
9 Nights & 10 Days
Day 01 : Ahmedabad – Little Rann of Kutch ( 90km / 2hrs )
On Arrive Ahmadabad & proceed to Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. In the afternoon enjoy desert safaris in the Little Rann of Kutch by open Jeep Safari, where you can sight animals like Wild-Ass, Desert Fox, Blue Bull, Blackbuck, Wolf, Jackal and few species of snakes & many species of birds. Overnight stay at the resort
Day 02 : Little Rann of Kutch – Bhuj ( 260km / 5hrs )
Morning proceed to Bhuj. On arrival visit places like Swaminarayan Temple, Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Museum, Bhartiya Sanskriti Darsan Exhibition& Cenotaphs of Royal Family. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Bhuj – Local Villages – Black Hill – White Rann ( 250km / 5hrs )
Morning after breakfast 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, Khavda village, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple, Later proceed to White Rann which provides the view of the Great Rann & Sunset. Overnight stay at Dhordo/Hodka.
Day 04 : Hodka/Dhordo – Mata No Madh – Lakhpat – Narayan Sarovar -Koteshwar – Nakhatrana ( 250km / 5hrs )
Today, Visit Mata no Madh – the famous temple of Ashapura Mata. At Lakhpat visit Lakhpat Fort, unique Gurudwara and a beautiful tomb of Gosh Muhammad (famous saint) constructed with hard black stone. Visit Narayan Sarovar is one of the most sacred sites in Hindu religion and is considered to be the third sacred. Also visit Koteshwer Shiva Temple. Overnight stay at Nakhatrana.
Day 05 : Nakhtrana – Mandvi ( 100km / 2hrs )
Today, enjoy the coastal town Mandvi. Visit Vijay Villas Palace – Summer retreat of the royal family. Visit to Organic Farm; 72 Jain Temple Complex; Shipping Yard at Mandvi. Enjoy balance day at the private beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Mandvi – Jamnagar ( 300km / 6hrs )
in the morning proceed to Jamnagar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Later visit Lakhota Lake & Lakhota Museum. Also visit Bala Hanuman Temple known for its nonstop Ramdhun since 1956 and it mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records. Evening is free for Shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 : Jamnagar – Dwarka ( 150km / 3hrs )
Today, proceed to the sacred town of Dwarka. Visit Dwarkadeesh Temple. Take a holy dip in Gomti river, later leave to visit Nageshwar Jyotirling, Gopi Talav, Bet Dwarka, and on way back do visit Rukmani Temple, evening visit other temples on coastal area, attend evening aarti at Dwarkadish temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Dwarka – Porbandar – Somnath ( 200km / 4hrs )
In the morning depart to Porbandar (75km/1.5hrs) at Porbandar visit Kirti Mandir – the place where Gandhiji was born and Sudama Temple – The only Sudama Temple in the world. Later proceed to Somnath (130km/2.5hrs) on arrival visit Bhalka Tirth, Triveni Sagam, Geeta Mandir Chopati & Somnath Temple. In the evening attend Aarti and later watch light and Sound show. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 : Somnath – Sasangir – Rajkot ( 200km / 4hrs )
Today, proceed to Rajkot. Enroute visit Sasangir. Sasangir, is the home of the Asiatic Lion. On arrival Visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya (Closed on Wednesday) Later, Proceed to Rajkot. Optional visit of Gondal Palace and Jalaram Temple. Overnight stay at Rajkot.
Day 10 : Rajkot – Akshardham – Ahmedabad ( 230km / 5hrs )
Morning proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival at Ahmedabad visit Adalaj Step well, Akshardham Temple (Closed on Monday) & Gandhi Ashram. Evening Drop at Railway station or Airport.
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