Duration: 10 Night / 11 Days
Destination: Ahmedabad – Poshina – Danta – Dasada – Kutch – Bhuj – Rajkot – Gondal – Junagadh- Gir National Park – Diu – Ahmedabad
Day 01: Ahmedabad– Poshina ( 4 hours)
Arrive Ahmedabad after meet and greet proceed for Poshina which is surrounded by Garasia and Bhil villages. Visit a tribal shrine and the village market. Dinner and Overnight in Poshina
Day 02: Poshina – Danta (2 hours) After breakfast leave for Danta, a town on the border of Gujarat. After arrival, your first visit of the day will be Kumbhariyaji Jain Temples- built during the 12th century by Vimal Shah, these 5 five temples are dedicated to the Jain tirthankars, Taranga Jain Temple- a popular shrine built during the 12th century. The last visit of the day will be the historical monuments of Vadnagar, near Danta. This is an ancient city which existed 4500 years old. Overnight in Danta
Day 03: Danta – Dasada (4 hours)
After breakfast, today you will leave for Dasada, a small village inhabited by artisans, farmers and cattle herders. Today, you are going to the well-known Queen’s step well- built in 1050 A.D. and then the silk weavers in Patan- popular for Patola and Ikkat weaving. Later, you cover the Sun Temple of Modhera, erected in 1026 A.D.Night stay Dasada.
Day 04: Dasada
Dasada Taluka occupied by the pastoral communities such as the Bharwads and Vadiara Rabaris along with nomadic or semi-nomadic groups such as the Mirs and Bajanias. The afternoon is fixed for a safari into the Little Rann of Kutch. Spot the amazing desert wildlife and bird species around the lake. Also witness the life of the Koli tribes. Night stay in Dasada.
Day05: Dasada – Kutch
After breakfast, you will drive to Kutch (Anjar). This place is a hub for metal and textile handicrafts. After arriving, you are going to check-in at your pre-booked hotel. After freshening up, you will venture out to the Gandhidam, a port city which is very well-known for its first-rate textile market that sells products made by the locals of the nearby villages. Explore the place. Overnight in Kutch.
Day 06: Kutch – Bhuj – Kutch
After breakfast, proceed to Bhuj. On the way, you will visit various villages that are popular for their handicrafts such as Ajrakh block printing, Rabari embroidery and Ahir embroidery. If you want, you can interact with the locals. You are going to spend the rest of the day exploring markets and the nearby monuments, which may include Aaina Mahal, Pragmahal palace etc. Overnight in Kutch.
Day 07: Kutch – Rajkot – Gondal (5 hours)
After breakfast leave for Gondal, . On the way, you will halt at the Watson Museum, containing artifacts depicting human culture as well as history and later at the weaving institute of Rajkot. On arrival to Gondal, check into your hotel. This palace is known for Naulakha Palace erected by built by Maharaja Rameshwar Singh. During the guided tour to this palace, treat your eyes to the exquisite silverware, beadwork, brass utensils, hand-painted wooden toys, other artifacts, silver jewelry, brass boxes (pataras) as well as Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic Pharmacy. Later, explore the nearby pastoral villages. Night stay in Gondal.
Day 08: Gondal – Jetpur Junagadh- Gir National Park
Leave for Junagadh, once you finish your breakfast. It is a historical city that is well-known for its palaces, forts and cave sited. On the way, you will halt at Jetpur. This place is extremely well-known for several amazing textile styles including screen-printing and block-printing. Later, proceed to Gir national park. On arrival, check into your lodge.
Day 09: Gir National Park
Today, you will leave for a half- day safari into the national park, known as the last habitat of the Asiatic lion. During your safari, you will spot exotic animal species such as chousingha, spotted deer, chinkara gazelle, panther, wild boar along with beautiful avifauna species. The other visits of the day will be other nearby pastoral settlement of Maldhari and Sorathi Rabari along with Siddi village, known for its African inhabitants who came to Gujarat in medieval era. Overnight stay in Gir.
Day 10 : Gir – Diu ( 2 hours)
In the morning, leave by road for Diu and spend the day at the beach. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 11 : Diu – Ahmedabad ( 8 hours)
Post breakfast, leave by road for Ahmedabad, and later continue journey towards the airport/Raiway Station..