7 Day Tour of Rann of Kutch from Bhuj
The state of Gujarat is divided into three parts namely: Saurashtra, Magadh and Kutch. Saurashtra and Magadh traditionally are not a travel hotspot but Kutch definitely is. Kutch is renowned for its natural phenomena which is “The Great Rann of Kutch” which is a salt marsh in India which lies in the Thar Desert.
We begin our 6 nights 7 days tour of Rann of Kutch Tour from Bhuj. The city of Bhuj has an interesting play of both old world civilization and also modern day city. It is the birthplace of Harappan culture which is the oldest civilization of the world and is the testament to modern world civilization. Dholavira is an archaeological site which is located in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Dholavira tells the story of a world long gone, and which was quite efficient and intelligent in its use of huge water reservoirs with built-in filters. The craftsmanship and the intricate planning which was done to build this ancient city still has experts holding their heads and people in awe after 5000 years. Mandvi is a 400 year old ship building port city which now has an amazing beach. You can stroll the beach or indulge in some beach activities which include ATV riding, surfing, boating amongst other activities.
Dhordo is known as the tent city of Gujarat and it comes up in winter. The Rann festival is a perfect blend of art, culture, handicrafts, cuisine which is showcased in Dhordo.
Next day, start your journey to Kalo Dungar which is the highest point in Rann of Kutch region and is about 49 kms from Dhordo. Later visit white Rann of Kutch and the activities zone waiting for a stunning sunset. You can also go for camel ride, cart ride at Rann of Kutch. Eat from the local vendors to bring an end to an eventful day.
The best time to visit Kutch would be during the “Rann Mahotsav” which starts from mid November and lasts until February. During this time, the Rann of Kutch comes alive with many cultural and folk events taking place.
1st Day: Railway Station Pickup and Bhuj Local SightSeeing
2nd Day: Bhuj to Dholavira
3rd Day: Dholavira sightseeing
4th Day: Dholavira to Mandvi
5th Day: Mandvi to Dhordo
6th Day: Rann of Kutch Sightseeing
7th Day: Dhordo to Bhuj Tour Ends
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1st Day : Railway Station Pickup and Bhuj Local SightSeeing
Meet our representative at the railway station and proceed for Hotel Check In.
Freshen up and rest for a while. Leave from Hotel and feast on local cuisines. After lunch leave for local sightseeing sites like Aina Mahal, Parag Mahal, Swami Narayan Temple.
Night Stay at Bhuj
2nd Day : Bhuj to Dholavira
Dholavira is about 220 km from Bhuj and will take about 6 hr to reach. Check in to the resort. Rest for some time and later go to Dholavira Lake to view sunset.
Dinner and overnight stay at Dholavira.
3rd Day : Dholavira sightseeing
After breakfast we leave for Dholavira Sight seeing. Dholavira is known for Harappan Archaeological site, Fossil Park. Return to stay for Lunch. Leave for sunset at the Dholavira Lake which is a sight not to miss.Even stroll around the property. Night stay at Dholavira.
Dholavira is an off beat location in Kutch,but is a very beautiful place with several locations to explore.
4th Day : Dholavira to Mandvi
Our Day 4 starts with an early breakfast. Today our journey will end at Mandvi which is 270kms from Dholavira and will take about 8 hrs of road journey.
Mandvi is a famous port and beach city. After a days journey reach Mandvi by evening .Relax for a while and we later visit Osho Restaurant in Mandvi . This is a must in Mandvi!
Night Stay at Mandvi.
5th Day : Mandvi to Dhordo
We start our day with an early morning drive to Mandvi Beach. Spend hours watching the sunrise. While returning eat at the local eatery enjoying the Gujarati cuisines. Return to Hotel. Freshen up and start for Dhordo.
Mandvi to Dhordo is about 140 kms and will take us about 4 hrs to reach the property. Lunch to be served at the stay. Rann of Kutch in afternoons is hot irrespective of the month.Stay indoors till 3 pm.
Later visit white Rann of Kutch and activities zone waiting for a stunning sunset. You can also go for camel ride, cart ride at Rann of Kutch. Eat from the local vendors.
Return to campsite for Bonfire and Cultural show as per Itinerary.
Dinner and Stay at the Property.
6th Day : Rann of Kutch Sightseeing
Afternoons in Kutch are Hot. After breakfast we leave for Rann of Kutch tour,exploring the villages and routes.( Make sure you carry daypack with lots of fluids).
Return to campsite for Lunch.
Start your journey to Kalo Dungar which is the highest point in Rann of Kutch region and is about 49 kms from Dhordo , also visit the last the Last Indian post possible for travelers on the Indo – Pak border.
Sunset at Rann of Kutch and time for shopping and market exploration.
Night stay at Property.
7th Day : Dhordo to Bhuj Tour Ends
We start after breakfast for Bhuj.
Drop to Railway Station. End of Tour
Stay on twin sharing basis at properties
14 Meals Included ( 6 Breakfast + 3 Lunch + 5 Dinner)
Driver, Toll Parking included
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
If there is any change in the plan due to unavoidable reasons, the increase in cost has to be borne by the guests.
Things To Pack
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season