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.
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.
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.
Mata no Madh is a village in Lakhpat Taluka of Kutch district, Gujarat, India. The village lies surrounded by hills on both banks of a small stream and has a temple dedicated to Ashapura Mata, the household deity of former Jadeja rulers of kutch State. She is also considered patron deity of Kutch.
Koteshwar is a small village and the location of an ancient Shiva temple. It located near the mouth of Kori Creek, in the west of Kutch district of Gujarat, India. In past, the temple was almost entirely cut off from the mainland by tidal creeks but now is connected by road.
Mandvi is a town with municipality in the Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was once a major port of the region and summer retreat for Maharao of the Cutch State. The old city was enclosed in the fort wall and remains of the fort wall can still be seen.The Mandvi beach is a golden-brown sprawl of sand along the southern tip of Kutch district in Gujarat. It lies south of Bhuj, the main junction.
Bhuj - White Rann - Black Hill - Mata No Madh - Narayan Sarovar - Koteshwer – Nakhatrana - Mandvi
4 Nights & 5 Days
Day 01:Bhuj ( km / hrs )
Today, arrive at 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 02:Bhuj – Day trip to White Rann & Black Hill ( km / hrs )
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, Khavda village, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple, Later proceed to White Rann which provides the view of the Great Rann . In the night return to Bhuj. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03:Bhuj – Day trip to Mata No Madh – Lakhpat – Narayan Sarovar – Koteshwar ( km / hrs )
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 lake. Also visit Koteshwer Shiva Temple. At night return to Bhuj. Overnight stay at Bhuj.
Day 04:Bhuj – Day trip tp Mandvi ( km / hrs )
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 evening at the beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Bhuj.
Day 05:Bhuj ( km / hrs )
Morning free for shopping. Drop at airport or Railway station.
- Meeting and assistance on arrival.
- Daily fixed Menu breakfast .
- Air-conditioned Vehicle for sightseeing and excursions.
- Driver Bata, Toll tax and parking.
- Air fare / train fare.
- Coolie / porter charges.
- Camera charges.
- Donations at temples.
- Extended stay or travelling due to any reason.
- Any meals other then those specified in Tour Cost Includes.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Any other item not specified in ‘Tour cost includes.
- Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.
- Note:- Tour Manager Services. (Minimum 15 Pax Required to avail tour manager Services).
- Local Pujari Arrangement,
- Professional handling and local assistance
- Payment collection
- Government taxes