Road Trip To Rann of Kutch

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Description

Rann of Kutch is a White salt desert expanding across a vast area of about 7500 square kilometers in the state of Gujarat. It is considered one of the largest salt deserts in the world. About 50 kms from Bhuj, the area  remains under water during monsoon time and October onwards , when the area dries up, it turns into a large salt desert.

A bucket list trip from Delhi, in which we will be travelling across 3 states. Ajmer , Pushkar, Jaipur , Udiapur,Mount Abu are locations that we will cover in Rajasthan and Kutch region, Ahmedabad and Bhuj in Gujarat.

A road trip which will take you away from hustle bustle of city life, to open highways, green fields, torrid land , palaces, forts. A trip through cultures, landscapes, varied food. A delight for everyone on this  2600 km + road trip.

Route Plan : Delhi – Jaipur- Ajmer-Pushkar – Mount Abu- Bhuj – Kutch -Ahmedabad- Udaipur- Chittorgarh- Jaipur- Delhi

Short Itinerary

Day 0 : Delhi to Ajmer/ Pushkar

Day 1 : Local sightseeing in Pushkar/ Ajmer

Day 2 : Ajmer to Mount Abu

Day 3 : Mount Abu to Dholavira

Day 4 : Dholavira to Mandvi

Day 5 : Mandvi to Kutch

Day 6 : Dhordo (Kutch) to Ahmedabad

Day 7 : Ahmedabad to Udaipur

Day 8 : Udaipur to Jaipur

Day 9 : Jaipur to Delhi

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

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    Day 0 : Delhi to Ajmer/ Pushkar

    Group will gather at Akshardham metro station by 9 PM and after introduction, we will start our trip to Ajmer. Ajmer is 417 kms from New Delhi and will take about 10 hrs to reach.

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    Day 1 : Local sightseeing in Pushkar/ Ajmer

    Pushkar is another holy town of Rajasthan which is located at 146 kms from the “Pink City” Jaipur. This town is mainly famous for its annual Pushkar Mela (Fair) and one the rare few Lord Brahma temples in the world. Situated on the banks of serene lake, Pushkar is not adorned with massive forts and royal palaces. Nestled in the lap of Aravalli hills, Pushkar is a perfect getaway for nature lovers and Hindu devotees.

    Check into Hotel. Rest for a while, freshen up and have breakfast. The afternoon is at leisure, you can visit the temple, lake or can visit the local market and try the dishes.

    Overnight at Pushkar.

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    Day 2 : Ajmer to Mount Abu

    We check out from the Hotel after breakfast and start our drive to Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan and famous for centuries old Dilwara Temples.

    Mount Abu is 366 kms from Ajmer and will take about 8 hrs to reach. Check in the Hotel.

    Evening at leisure explore the hill town.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Mont Abu

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    Day 3 : Mount Abu to Dholavira

    Wake up to a cold morning of Mount Abu. Have breakfast and get ready to cross the border to Gujarat.

    Dholavira to Mount Abu is about 350 kms and will take travel time of about 10 hrs, so it will be a long day on the road, so we will begin our day early.

    Bhuj region , Dholavira is famous for Kachchh handicrafts and also acts as a major place for people looking to explore surrounding villages and natural beauty of Kutch region.

    Reach Dholavira by evening. Check in the Hotel , evening at leisure, have dinner.

    Overnight at Dholavira

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    Day 4 : Dholavira to Mandvi

    We leave Dholavira after breakfast for Mandvi ,Check In to hotel near Mandvi Beach

    Rest at the hotel for a while, at evening time visit the beach and the local market

     

    Night Stay in Mandvi

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    Day 5 : Mandvi to Kutch

    Mandvi to Dhardo ( Kutch)

    Early morning leave for Dhordo , visit White Rann and enjoy Beautiful Sunrise.After Breakfast, we will visit Black Hill which is the Highest Point In Kutch .

    In the evening visit White Rann again and enjoy beautiful Sunset.

    Dinner And Cultural Program.

    Night Stay as per Itinerary.

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    Day 6 : Dhordo (Kutch) to Ahmedabad

    Take Breakfast and Check Out from Hotel. We begin our 2nd leg of journey and start towards Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is around 350 kms and will take 8-9 hours of travel time to reach.

    Check in to Hotel. Evening free.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Ahmedabad

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    Day 7 : Ahmedabad to Udaipur

    Udaipur also known “City of Lakes “ is set around a series of artificial lakes. Lake Palace,located in the middle of Lake Pichola is a beautiful sight in Udaipur.

    Ahmedabad to Udaipur is 259 kms and will take about 6 hrs of travel time. So we will reach in good time to visit Shilpgram festival.

    A 10 day Shilpgram festival is organized every year from 21st – 30th December. Guests can visit this during evening.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Udaipur.

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    Day 8 : Udaipur to Jaipur

    Udaipur to Jaipur is 415 kms via Chittorgarh. We will take this route on our way back.

    Travel time will be about 10 hrs and we leave after having an early breakfast.

    Check in the hotel, depending on the time we can visit forts in the evening or next day in the morning.

    Dinner and Night Stay in Jaipur

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    Day 9 : Jaipur to Delhi

    Jaipur to Delhi

    Today is our last day of the trip and before leaving for Delhi we will explore Jaipur and its forts for sometime.

    We leave around Lunch from Jaipur so that we reach Delhi in time , just before our New Year celebrations begin.

    Trip Ends. Happy Wraveling!

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Inclusions

Transporation by Innova or Tempo Traveller

MAP Plan (Breakfast & Dinner)

Stay on twin sharing basis

Tour Lead

All Taxes

Exclusions

Any expenses personal in nature

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

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Jibitha Prasad
Jibitha Prasad

Road trip to Kutch was one of the most memorable trip for me. Very well planned, especially the accommodation.

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