- Banana Ride
- Bungee Jumping
- Fishing Tours
- Flying Fox
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jeep Safari
- Mountain Biking
Get ready to soak into the colors of Gujarati culture and heritage are the heart of Rann of Kutch in backpacking style. It’s that time of the year when you can experience it all with the desert carnival of Gujarat, ‘The RannUtsav’. The pure salt marsh, captivating sunrise and sunset and the It is a cultural and artistic extravaganza which is annually organised by the Gujarat Tourism Department focusing to promote the cultural ethnicity and diversity of this region. The desert carnival celebrates art, craft, music, dance, nature and people of Kutch, one of the most ethnically and ecologically diverse districts of Gujarat.
1. Visiting White Rann Of Kutch around Full Moon Night* (Subjective Dates)
2. See the grandeur of the sunset at the beautiful Rann
3. Bhunga or tent stay at Hodka Village
4. Shopping experience at Bhujodi village. Exotic handcrafted Gujarati articles, leather articles, splendid silverware, intricate Kutchi embroidery, and beautifully crafted ornaments – either let them feast upon your wallet or allow your eyes to have a feast-full time.
5. Delicious Local Gujrati food
6. Heritage of Bhuj Vijay Vilas Palace
Day 00 : Reach Ahmedabad by either Flight, Bus, or Trains from your respective cities.
Reach Ahmedabad by evening and board the overnight AC Sleeper bus with our Mumbai Travellers’ Representative. (Bus tickets available at extra cost). The bus leaves Ahmedabad around 10:30 pm.
Falcon Bus (23:00 – 06:15): Price: Rs.750 (dynamic rate)
Eagle Connect (22:30 – 5:30): Price: Rs. 700 (dynamic rate)
Alternative Travel Options:
By Train : Reach Bhuj on day 1 directly by taking train from Mumbai on day 0 (19115 Dadar-Bhuj Express). Meet our team at Bhuj on Day 1 at 7.00 am
By Air : Reach Bhuj on day 0 directly by taking Mumbai to Bhuj flight and staying overnight at Bhuj. Meet our team at Bhuj on day 1 at 7.00 am
Day 01 :
Arrival at Bhuj morning by 7:00 am, reach the pickup point (Bhuj Railway Station) and then we will move towards the Rann of Kutch. This is the most awaited day, wherein we see the beautiful landscape of white Rann. We will move towards the one of the village resorts in Rann. It’s in a Hodka village near the Kutch desert where we will stay in traditional village huts (Bhunga). We will start by exploring Rann Utsav in small villages in the desert. This day will be dedicated to Rann-Utsav. We will spend the night witnessing the magnificent beauty of moon on the backdrop of white sand of Rann. Engage in activities like camel ride etc at Rann. Overnight stay at the Hodka village.
Day 02 :
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 and Khavda village. Later visit Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple, which provides the view of the Great Rann & sunset. After the mesmerizing sunset, return to the resort for traditional dinner and a folk music performance around the bonfire. Overnight stay at the Hodka Village.
Day 03 :
After early breakfast check out Hodka village and leave for Bhuj. Reach Bhujodji (the craft Village) around 10 am and enjoy the experience of rural craft shopping which is appreciated at international level. If time permits, visit places around the city of Bhuj like Kutch Museum and Nutan Swaminarayan Mandir. After few amazing days in Gujarat, it’s time to go back to your respective cities.
Board the Bhuj to Ahmedabad AC Sleeper bus departing around 1.00 pm
Reach Ahmedabad around 8.30 pm
Further catch your return train / flight / bus to your respective destination. Reach home with lots of beautiful memories
Important Note: This is Guided Offbeat Trip. Our Itineraries are carefully put together by our experts aiming to cover & experience some lesser known must-see offbeat places in India. Our trips are the perfect way to rediscover and socialize yourself with like-minded travellers while you explore the unexplored places in India which are offbeat and general tourist often skip because of the obscure nature of these locales !!
THINGS TO CARRY
1. Govt. approved Id proof Compulsory ( NO Pan Card)
2. A Backpack
3. A Day Backpack to hold camera and essential during sightseeing .
4. Jacket or Similar it do get pretty cold at times during nights.
5. Beachwear in case you decide to swim.
6. Torch (Must)
7. Personal Medicines If any
8. Cap, Shades, Sun-scream etc….
9. Sport shoes or Good quality Floaters
10. Camera (Optional)
11. Sanitary Kit