|Tribal Tour of Gujarat
Destinations Covered: Mumbai – Baroda - Chota Udaipur - Baroda - Ahmedabad - Rann of Kutch – Mumbai
08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 1: Mumbai / Baroda - Chhota Udaipur (By Flight, By Surface)
Transfer from your hotel in Mumbai to airport to connect flight to Baroda. Upon arrival, drive to Chhota Udaipur to see the Rathwa tribes in and around the region. It is considered one of most primitive tribal belt of Gujarat. After an early lunch drive by jeep to the tribal villages like Kol, Kharakwada, Timla, Devhat etc. Late evening return to Palace dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Chhota Udaipur
Morning proceed to tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur and later on drive to nearby village to visit HAAT, a mobile market where we can see many tribal people who comes to haat. In the afternoon, return to Palace for lunch. Later proceed to visit couple of more villages of tribal to see PITHORA wall paintings in their houses. Late evening return to Palace. Overnight at Palace.
Day 3: Chhota Udaipur – Baroda (By Surface)
Morning drive to Baroda en route visiting Champaner fort of Pawagadh built in 15th century by the Sultan of Ahmedabad Mehmud. Begadha, Nagina and Jami mosques are the most beautiful specimen of Indo saracenic architecture. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Later visit of couple of museums of Baroda. It was one of princely state of Gujarat ruled by Maratha Gaekwad. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Baroda – Ahmedabad (By Surface)
Morning departure to Ahmedabad en route visiting Vaso village, famous for its intricate wooden carved Havelies of 18th Cent. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and lunch. Around 14.15, after lunch, proceed to visit one of the finest textile museums of the world. Later on visit the Gandhi Ashram. Late evening, return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 5: Ahmedabad
Morning second visit of city wherein you will see the fascinating poles of old city with beautiful wooden carved houses and one of the most colourful temple of city Swaminarayan temple built in late 19th century. Onwards visit of Jami mosque and market. Around 12.30 noon, return to the hotel for lunch. Followed by departure to Poshina. At 19.00, arrival and check in at Darbargadh dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Ahmedabad – Poshina (By Surface)
Morning visit of tribal villages around Poshina. It is a centre to see Garacia tribal. Lunch at the Darbargadh. After noon, second safari to the tribal villages located in the Aravali hills. Late evening return to Darbargadh, dinner and Overnight.
Day 7: Poshina – Zainabad (By Surface)
Morning drive to Zainabad en route visiting Patan and Modhera. Anhilwad Patan was the capital of Gujarat it is only a place in Gujarat where one can see the double Ikat patola saree. Onward proceed to Modhera to visit Sun temple, the best example of Hindu architecture. Lunch at Modhera. After visit drive to the base camp of Zainabad. On arrival check in at the camp. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Zainabad - Rann of Kutch (By Surface)
Morning take safari in little Rann of Kutch to see the Asiatic wild asses and around 275 various species of birds. You also have opportunity to experience Bajana tribes and some cattle breeders. At 12.30, return to the camp and have lunch. At 15.30, second drive to the little Rann of Kutch. Late evening return to the camp, overnight at camp.
Day 9: Rann of Kutch - Ahmedabad / Mumbai
Morning: Third safari to the villages. Lunch at the camp. At 14.00 Hrs, departure to Ahmedabad to take evening flight to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.