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Full Moon Night at the Rann Utsav: Kutch
A scintillating journey back in time, to the land with a fascinating history. A 5 day trip to Kutch will take you through a guided tour of the ancients ruins of Asia’s largest Harrapan site at Dholavira, and to the magical beach of Mandvi located to the south of Kutch, where we will visit one of the oldest shipping yards. Stays will be in the local Bhungas (Mud Houses) of Bhuj and Hodka where we dig into some seriously delicous traditional Kutchi food. What makes this trip different from previous ones is that you will see the White Rann Desert at its best, on a full moon night when it’s at its most beautiful. Get ready for an unforgettable journey!
Trip Essence- Full moon at white Rann Desert| Guided tour of ancient ruins of Dholavira| Delicious local food| Tour of Bhuj Palaces| Old shipping yard at Mandvi
- Visit the white desert on a full moon night
- Stays in Bhungas (Mud House)
- Explore the famous archeological site of Dholavira
- Visit the Mandvi beach and the old shipping yard of Kutch
- Heritage walk through the palaces in Bhuj.
- Visiting the Banni Grasslands
- A visit to the famous artisans village of Bhirandariya and Bhujodi
- Witnessing the Grandeur of the Great Rann of Kutch
- Walk through Nirona Village, a village famous for Rogan art.
This is how your trip plan looks
Day 1: Bhuj
Check in at your stay at Bhuj directly from the airport /station. Enjoy the charming bylanes of Bhuj and explore the tiny town and the local experiences it has to offer. Visit the Bhujodi village known for its weaving. For lunch, have a traditional and delicious thaali. After lunch, we make our way towards Mandvi where you can take a camel ride or simply walk along the beach. We will also visit the centuries old shipping yard.
Experiences:Visit Bhujodi village which is well-known for weaving | Visit old shipping yard at Mandvi| Delicious local thaali
Day 2: Bhuj- Dholavira – Bhuj (4 hours one way)
Start off for your road trip to Dholavira post breakfast. A 4 hour drive takes us back in time to the Indus valley civilization, where we explore the archeological ruins with a knowledgeable guide. Experience the magic of the ancient city while grasping the rich history the land has to offer. Enjoy the simple but delicious lunch at a local’s home.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Experiences: A road trip to Dholavira| Guided tour| Lunch at local’s home
Day 3: Bhuj - Hodka (60 kms)
Check out from Bhuj and en route visit the Prag Mahal, a palace built in 1856 in an Italian gothic style of architecture. Drive on to the Banni grasslands at Hodka where you will stay in a beautiful bhunga.
Meals: Breakfast-Lunch- Dinner
Experiences: Visit Prag Mahal| Visit Banni Grasslands| Stay in bhungas at Hodka village
Day 4: Hodka- Rann (18 Kms)
A day at leisure to explore the village of Hodka. Post lunch we drive to the Rann of Kutch. Stop at Bhirandariya and check out the beautiful handicrafts on offer. Check in at the Rann utsav and spend the evening visiting the many stalls put up in the beautiful Shaminanas and indulging in some scrumptious Kutchi food. An evening camel ride out on to the Rann to see the sun set and the sparkling white sand desert come to life under the light of the full moon light. This amazing image will stay with you forever.
Experiences: Colourful stalls| Camel ride to sparkling white sand desert on full moon night.
Day 5: Hodko- Bhuj
Post Breakfast, we check out from Hodko and head towards Bhuj. On the way we visit the Nirona village famous for its Rogan art, copper Bell and lacquer art. We then transfer to the airport/ station and head back home, with a bag full of Memories J
Experiences: Visit to Nirona village for Rogan art, copper bell and lacquer art
WHAT: A road trip to Kutch
WHEN: 31stth January -4th February 2015
HOW MUCH: Rs. 21,200+3.09% tax
Stays on twin sharing basis
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Activities are flexible and depend on availability.
Contact Zara for more information on 9820560943/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment Details – You can either drop in a cheque at your nearest axis bank or make an online transfer to the following:
Name: The Blueberry Trails,
Bank: Axis Bank
Branch: Hill Road Bandra West
Please note our cancellation policy mentioned below. We strictly abide by this in the Please note our cancellation policy mentioned below. We strictly abide by this in the event of any last moment changes
• Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the start of the journey are eligible for a 75% refund of the trip amount
• Cancellations made between 15-30 days prior to the start of the journey will be eligible for a 50% refund of the trip amount
• Cancellations made between 7-15 days prior to the start of the journey will be eligible for a 20% refund
• Any cancellations made within 7 days of the date of the start of the journey will not be eligible for any refund.