GUJARAT TRIBAL TOUR

GUJARAT TRIBAL TOUR

Destination : Mumbai

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Duration : 16 Nighs / 17 Days

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Day 01: Arrival at Mumbai

On arrival at Mumbai airport transfer to hotel. Later if time permit half day sightseeing of Gateway of India, Hanging Garden, Race Course & Marine drive. Overnight stay at Mumbai.

 

Day 02: Mumbai – Saputara

On arrival at Mumbai airport proceed to Saputara and transfer to hotel. Saputara is a hill resort, known as abode of serpents. It can serve as a base a camp for visiting various tribal villages in the area.Transfer at hotels. After visit Saputara museum that provides an insight into the tribes of dang. Overnight at Saputara.

 

Day 03: Saputara

After breakfast visit the famous Dangi tribe considered to be the most primitive tribal community of this region. Dang is situated 40 kms from sapuatra. The Bhils - The Bhils constitute the third largest group of India, they are founds in four state, namely Maharastra, Gujarta, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Gamits – Literary meaning of the word Gamit is the ‘Village Guard’. The Warlis – Their main occupation is agriculture but they also go for labour of any kind and for preparation of cooking coal. Overnight stay at Saputara.

 

Day 04: Sapuatara – Vadodara

After have a breakfast drive to Baroda. Arrival at baroda & transfer to hotel. Rest of the leisure time. After visit The Maharaja Sayajirao Museum - The museum exhibits a fine collection of European paintings, sculptures, industrial arts and royal family memorabilia. It also contains an excellent collection of the famous Akota Bronzes. Akota lies on the western fringes of the city and was the seat of Jain culture in the 5th century. Overnight stay at Vadodara.

 

Day 05: Vadodara – Champaner – Chota Udepur

Early morning drive to Chota Udepur. Enroute visit Champaner is an ancient fortified city. Visit Champaner Fort is an ancient fort located at the foothills of Pavagdh. After that visit Jami Masjid – This mosque is a finest examples of the Sultanate architecture of Gujarat.Continue drive to Chotta Udepur. Chotta Udepur has a number of hamlets of the Rathwas, Bhils and other tribals, handicrafts like pottery, arrow crafting, bow making, pithora wall painting etc. Overnight stay Chotta Udepur.

 

Day 06: Chotta Udepur

After breakfast breakfast drive to see the Rathwa and Dhanka tribes in and around the region. The Rathawa and Dhnaka – The Dhanaka is one of small tribal groups of Gujarat. This tribes migrates from central India, worked as agricultural laborers. After Lunch visit tribal villages like Kol, Kharakwada, Timla, Devhat etc. Visit HAAT, weekly market where we can see many tribal people. Overnight stay at Chotta Udepur.

 

Day 07: Chotta Udepur – Ahmedabad

After breakfast visit tribal Museum of Chotta Udepur. Drive to Ahmedabad enroute visit VASO tribal village this tribal village is most well-known for the buildings made of wood. Arrival at Ahmedabad. Check into hotel. Then visit to Gujarat Vidhyapith’s tribal research institute museum (closed on Sunday and Public Holidays). Visit Calico museum it’s simply finest collection of textiles, clothes, furniture, crafts in the country & Gandhi Ashram known as “Harijan Ashram” or “Sabarmati Ashram” because it is situated on Sabarmati River. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

 

Day 08: Ahmedabad – Poshina                                   

Early morning Drive to Poshina. After visit tribal villages of Poshina. It is a centre to see Garacia tribal. The village of Poshina is home to a number of artisans the tribal arrow crafters, silver, Potters, blacksmiths and the bazaar is famous for silver tribal jewelry, ORNATE sheathed daggers and terra cotta horses. Around poshina are hamlets of the bhil and garasia tribal communities, known for their colorful Attires and artistic ornaments. Overnight stay at Poshina.

 

Day 09: Poshina

After breakfast drive to Danta village. Visit Dungri Garacia tribales – The Garasias are bisected in two neighbouring states, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Dungri Garasia is generic term, covering half a dozen endogamous hierarchical sub-tribes calling themselves Garasia or Dungri Garasia. Garasia is very close to Bhil. Due to paucity of good agriculture land there are a few chances of substainable agriculture and animal husbandry. Overnight stay at Poshina.


Day 10: Poshina – Patan – Modhera – Dasada

After breakfast visit to Patan, it is famous for Patola weaving. Salvi community of people is working with Patola. Visit to Rani Ki Vav, Patan Step Well – Architecture It was built by the queen Udaymati, the wife of Bhimdev. It is the best example of such architecture for water wells that is peculiar to Gujarat. Overnight stay at Dasada.

 

Day 11: Dasada

Enjoy morning safari at Little Rann Of Kutch viewing rarest wild asses in the region followed by village safari in the evening. Wild ass sanctuary (The sanctuary is well known for its group of the stale joke brown Asiatic (Wild ass), which does not live elsewhere in Indian lowlands)

Village safari (visit the rural Vadiara and Kharapat Rabaris of Dasada, known for their embroideries, the silk-weavers colony at Dasada, and Ambala village of the Bharward shepherds and goatherds. Overnight stay at Dasada.

 

Day 12: Dasada – Bhuj

After Breakfast drive to Bhuj. On arrival, check into hotel and rest for a while. In evening proceed to local market area and collector office to take a permit to visit Banni Tribal area (Please all client to need to obtain the permit). Overnight stay at Bhuj.

 

Day 13: Bhuj

Early morning proceed to Banni Village to see various people like Jat, Harijan, Meghawal and Mutva etc in various villages like Hodka, Ludiya and Dhordo. Visit to HODKA village – Hodka derives from the Gujarati word ‘Hodi’which means ‘boat’. Visit LUDIYA village- Harijans and Muslims are main communities in this village. Visits to DHORDO to see beautiful traditional mud houses (Bhungas) with mirror work and its fine Mutwa embroidery with tiny mirrors. O/n stay at Bhuj.

 

Day 14: Bhuj

After breakfast drive to Bhujaodi 10 km out of Bhuj, artisans weave thick shawls and blankets on pit looms dug into the of crouch mud houses (Bhungas)decorated with gargomati. Proceed to Tundavand to visit Rabari village, around 200 Rabari families live here in around houses. The women are dressed in black wollen clothes. After proceed to Nirona village – A Koli tribal woman in Nirona Village, north of Gujarat. O/n stay at Bhuj.

 

Day 15: Bhuj – Gondal

After having a breakfast visit Aina Mahal, is the most famous and one of its main highlights. The palace is surrounded by a small, fortified courtyard built in the 18th century and is located in the old part of the city. The Kutch Museum, once known as the Ferguson Museum, is the oldest museum in the state. It was established in 1877 and has a good collection of artifacts, depicting the history and culture of Bhuj and its surroundings. Continue drive to Gondal. On arrival, check into Hotel. O/n stay at Gondal.

 

Day 16: Gondal – Ahmedabad

In the morning proceed to visit Jetpur 30 kms from Gondal. It is famous for the workshops of block and screen printings and a centre of yarn-dyeing. Continue drive to Ahmedabad and check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Ahmedabad.

 

Day 17 – Ahmedabad

Drop at Ahmedabad Airport / Railway Station

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