Destinations Covered :Baroda – Chhota Udaipur Ahmedabad – Poshina – Darbargadh – Zainabad – Bhuj
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Day 01: Arrive Baroda – Chhota Udaipur
On arrival in Baroda airport, transfer to Chhota Udaipur. Here you will see the Rathwa tribes in and around the Region. (Just 48 kms away there’s a town called Alirajpur of Rathore Rajput rulers and from Rathore came the region RATH and from Rath the tribals are called Rathwa. Chhota Udepur was the princely state of Chauhan Rajput who ruled much of this tribal Area for many years. Around Chhota Udepur are a number of very picturesque tribal Villages of Bhils and Rathwas. It is considered one of most primitive tribal belt of Gujarat, where one can experience their life style. After an early lunch at the hotel, drive by jeep to the tribal villages like Kol,Kharakwada,Timla, Devhat etc.
Day 02: In Chhota Udaipur
After breakfast proceed to tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur and lateron drive to nearby village to visit HAAT – a mobile market where we can see many tribal people who come to buy and sell their products After lunch visit a couple of more villages of tribals to see PITHORA Wall paintings in their houses.
Day 03: Chhota Udaipur – Baroda
After breakfast drive to Baroda enroute visiting Champaner fort of Pawagadh built in 15 th century by the Sultan of Ahmedabad Mehmud Begadha. Nagina and Jami mosques are the most beautiful speciman of indo saracenic architecture. On arrival in Baroda, check in at hotel. Later visit the museums in Baroda – one of the princely state of Gujarat ruled by Maratha Gaekwad is now an important industrial city with many pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and fertilizers plants.
Day 04: Baroda – Ahmedabad
After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad enroute visiting Vaso village famous for its intricated wooden carved Havelies of 18 th Cent. On arrival, check in at hotel. After breakfast visit one of the finest textile museum of the world. Calico museum has the finest collections of various types and kinds of textiles from all over the world right from the 17 th cent.to 19 th cent. Later visit the Gandhi ashram
Day 05: Ahmedabad – Poshina – Darbargadh
After an early breakfast city tour of Ahmedabad 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 19 th century. Also visit of Jami mosque and market. After lunch drive to Darbargadh enroute visiting Poshina. On arrival in Darbargadh, check in at hotel.
Day 06: In Darbargadh
After breakfast visit of tribal villages around Poshina. It is a centre to see Garacia tribals and also Rajasthani rabaries can be seen near Ambaji. An important Hindu pilgrimage centre of mother Goddess Ambaji. After lunch, visit tribal villages located in the aravalli hills.
Day 07:Darbargadh – Patan – Modhera – Zainabad
After breakfast drive to Zainabad enroute visiting Patan and Modhera. Anhilwad Patan was the capital of Gujarat and is famous for its patola saree. It has also one of the largest stepwell of Gujarat called Rani ki vav built in early 11 AD. Later proceed to Modhera to visit Sun temple built in early 11 AD by Bhimdev Solanki the king of Gujarat. After lunch at Modhera drive to Zainabad and check in at hotel.
Day 08: In Zainabad
After breakfast 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 Bajara tribes, the cattle breeders. After lunchdrive to the little rann of Kutch for another viewing.
Day 09: Zainabad – Bhuj
After breakfast drive to Bhuj. At present district headquarter of Kutch and transit point to make a day excursion to different craft villages towards north and south. Particularly banni villages famous for its beautiful embroideries and colourful traditional culture. Upon arrival checkin at hotel and proceed to procure the permit to visit Banni village.
Day 10: Bhuj – Banni Village –Bhuj
Full day excursion to the Banni villages. Banni villages in the kutch area are riots of colours. Bhirandiyara/Dhordo/Gorevali/Hodka/Sumrasar and Nirona are major tribes. Each Village has its own identity of craft and embroidery.
Day 11: Bhuj – Mandvi – Mundra – Bhuj
After breakfast excursion to Mandvi and Mundra to see some more varieties in embroideries and woolen crafts. One can also visit shipbuilding port of Mandvi. After lunch, have a live demonstration of tie and dye in Bhuj and later visit woolen weavers village called Bhujodi.
Day 12: Bhuj – Mumbai – Depart
Morning at leisure and later transfer to airport to connect flight to Bombay.