Day 01 : Mumbai – Saputara
On arrival at Mumbai airport drive toSaputara & check in to the 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 ( which provides an insight into the tribes of dang) . Overnight stay at Saputara.
Day 02 : Saputara
After breakfast visit the famous Dangi tribe considered to be the most primitive tribal community of this region. The Bhils - The Bhils constitute the third largest group of India, they are founds in four state, namely Maharastra, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Gamits –Gamits are better educated compared to the majority of the tribal population of Gujarat.The Warlis –they are known for their traditional dances, which are perfomed wearing Bamboo and wooden masks. Overnight at Saputara.
Day 03 : Sapuatar – Vadodara
After breakfast drive to Baroda. Arrival at Baroda & transfer to hotel. Later visit The Maharaja Sayajirao Museum - The museum exhibits a fine collection of European paintings, sculptures, industrial arts and royal family memorabilia. Overnight at Vadodara.
Day 04 : Vadodara – Champaner – Chota Udepur
Early morning drive to Chota Udepur enroute visit Champaner is an ancient fortified city. Visit Champaner Fort which 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 at Chotta Udepur.
Day 05 : Chotta Udepur
After breakfast breakfast drive to see the Rathwa and Dhanka tribes in and around the region. The Rathwa tribe is considered one of most primitive tribal belt of Gujarat. 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 06 : Chotta Udepur – Ahmedabad
After breakfast visit tribal Museum of Chotta Udepur. Continue drive to Ahmedabad. Enroute visit VASO tribal village which is most well known for the buildings made of wood. On arrival at Ahmedaba check into hotel. Later sightseeing of 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 at Ahmedabad.
Day 07 : Ahmedabad – Poshina
Early morning drive to Poshina & check in to the hotel. Then visit to 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.Overnight at Poshina.
Day 08 : Poshina
After breakfast drive to Danta village . Visit Dungri Garasia 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. Overnight at Poshina.
Day 09 : Poshina – Patan – Modhera – Dasada
Morning drive to Dasada enroute visit Patan which is famous for Patola weaving. Patan is also one of the centers for Mushroo, fabrics woven as a combination of silk & cotton with the latter forming the backing. Modhera : Built in 1026 ad during the reign of the solanki king bhima -1, modhera Surya mandir marks the peak of revolution in indo-aryan hindu temple form Typology. It is positioned in such a manner that the rising sun rays illuminate the deity in the inner most sanctum sanctorum through the main Entrance at the time of equinox only. On arrival at Dasada check in to the hotel & Overnight stay.
Day 10 : 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. We can see with Little Rann of Kutch blackbuck (Indian antelope), nilgai or blue bull (India’s largest antelope) and the graceful chinkara (Indian gazelle) are other mammals.
We can do excursion safari tours of pastoral settlements and villages along the Rann of Kutch. The tours 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. The weaving cooperative at Bajana and other artisans’ workshops can also be included in the tours. Other societies near Dasada are Padhars (primarily fishing people), the Siddis and the semi-nomadic Mirs, Jaths (Muslim herders), Bajanias.Overnight stay at Dasada.
Day 11 : 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 at Bhuj.
Day 12 : 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. Then visit to HODKA village – Hodka is famous for its beautiful embroidery and mud work as much as Leather craft. Visit LUDIYA village- The main occupations are: monsoon farming, cattle rearing, intricate wood carving, intricate embroidery work, mud-work and wall painting for decorating homes. Visit to DHORDO to see beautiful traditional mud houses (Bhungas) with mirror work and its fine Mutwa embroidery with tiny mirrors. Overnight stay at Bhuj.
Day 13 : Bhuj
After breakfast drive to Bhujaodi 10 km out off Bhuj, where 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 that proceed to Nirona village –this is highly productive craft producing area they made lacquered wooden goods. Also visit several artisans and admire their unique crafts like Roghan painting clothes, copper bell making, lacquer work on wood and wollen shawl weaving. Overnight stay at Bhuj.
Day 14: Bhuj – Gondal
After having breakfast visit Aina Mahal, which 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. Overnight stay at Gondal.
Day 15: 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 transfer to Airport / Railway station.
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