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YATRA INDIA.com Beach Tours Cultural Gujarat with Goa Tour

Cultural Gujarat with Goa Tour





Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Places Covered: Mumbai - Chota Udaipur - Baroda - Ahemdabad - Rann of Kutch - Delhi - Goa




Day 1: Mumbai - Chhota Udaipur
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8.00: Leave Mumbai by flight to Baroda. Upon arrival, drive to Chhota Udaipur to see the Rathwa tribes in and around the region. It is considered one of most primitive tribal belt of Gujarat. After an early lunch drive by jeep to the tribal villages like Kol, Kharakwada, Timla, Devhat etc. Late evening return to Palace Dinner and Overnight.

Day 2: Chhota Udaipur

Morning: After break fast proceed to tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur and later on drive to nearby village to visit HAAT, a mobile market where we can see many tribal people who comes to haat. In the afternoon, return to Palace for lunch. At 15.00 Proceed to visit couple of more villages of tribal to see PITHORA wall paintings in their houses. Late evening return to Palace.




Day 3: Baroda

Morning: After breakfast departure to Baroda enroute visiting Champaner fort of Pawagadh built in 15th centuary by the Sultan of Ahmedabad Mehmud. Begadha, Nagina and Jami mosques are the most beautiful speciman of Indo saracenic architecture. Upon arrival at the hotel, have lunch and then visit of couple of museums of Baroda. It was one of princely state of Gujarat ruled by Maratha Gaekwad.

Vadodara: Situated on the south of city of Ahmedabad lies the city of Vadodara. Vadodara is a graceful city of palaces, parks, temples and museums. It is also known as Baroda and rises from the banks of River Vishwamitri. Vadodara is the industrial and cultural capital of Gujarat. Vadodara, originally 'Vadapadraka' means a village amidst the banyan trees. Baroda is known as the garden city of Gujarat. In the centre of Vadodara town is a huge lake




Day 4: Ahemdabad
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Morning: After breakfast departure to Ahmedabad enroute visiting Vaso village, famous for its intricated wooden carved Havelies of 18th Cent. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and lunch. Around 14.15, after lunch, proceed to visit one of the finest textile museums of the world. Later on visit the Gandhi Ashram. Late evening, return to the Hotel Dinner and Overnight. Ahmedabad, the sixth largest city in India, is located in the state of Gujarat, in the western part of India. It lies along the Sabarmati River. Ahmedabad is 440 km north of Mumbai. Ahmedabad is known for its rich past and its association with Mahatma Gandhi. Ahmedabad is India's textile city as it has numerous cotton and textile mills. Ahmedabad is a mix of ancient and modern culture with a large no. of factories, mosques, temples and high-rise offices. The city offers a unique style of architecture, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles (Indo-Saracenic style of architecture). Ahmedabad became the base camp for the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji built the Sabarmati Ashram on the outskirts of the city. From here, he guided India to freedom. During the freedom movement, this city of textiles became the nerve centre of the struggle. Ahmedabad is the industrial capital of the State of Gujarat. Ahmedabad boasts of the largest denim production in the world. It is also home to several interesting museums. Many of Ahmedabad's buildings bear the signatures of world-renowned architects like Le Corbusier, Louis Khan , Doshi and Correa. Ahmedabad is famous for its Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated in the month of January with kite flying, folk music and dance. It is one of the most liveliest cities in India.

Day 5: Ahemdabad
Anjuna Beach at Goa
Morning: After early breakfast, second visit of city wherein you will see the fascinating poles of old city with beautiful wooden carved houses and one of the most colorful temple of city Swaminarayan temple built in late 19th century. Onwards visit of Jami mosque and market. Around 12.30 noon, return to the hotel for lunch. Followed by departure to Poshina. At 19.00, arrival and check in at Darbargadh dinner and Overnight.

Day 6: Poshina
Morning: After breakfast, visit of tribal villages around Poshina. It is a center to see Garacia tribal. Lunch at the Darbargadh. After noon, second safari to the tribal villages located in the aravalli hills. Late evening return to Darbargadh, dinner and Overnight.

Poshina: 180 kms from Ahmedabad, in the triballands of Sabarkanta, Poshina is where you can see the harvest celebrations of the Garasia and Bhil tribals, besides villagers of the Hindu and Jain faith. There is a heritage hotel at Poshina

Day 7: Zainabad
Morning: After breakfast departure to Zainabad enroute visiting Patan and Modhera. Anhilwad Patan was the capital of Gujarat it is only a place in Gujarat where one can see the double Ikat patola saree. Onward proceed to Modhera to visit Sun temple, the best example of Hindu architecture. Lunch at Modhera. After visit drive to the base camp of Zainabad. Upon arrival checkin at the camp. Evening Free Dinner and Overnight. Zainabad, located on the periphery of the Little Rann of Kutch is 100 Kms from Ahmedabad. It is the perfect entrance to the Little Rann of Kutch. The culture of Zainabad has a blend of both Saurashtra and Kutch, making it very unique. This is reflected in the architecture, arts and crafts of this region. The hospitality of the people of Zainabad is sure to touch your heart. The little town of Zainabad is an ideal base to explore the nearby Wild Ass Sanctuary. The ruling family of this place came here from Multan around the mid-13th century to settle down in Dasada. It was only around 1912 that the capital was shifted to a village called Kerala, which was later renamed Zainabad.

Day 8: Rann of Kutch

Morning: 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 Bajana tribes and some cattle breeders . At 12.30, return to the camp and have lunch. At 15.30, second drive to the little rann of Kutch. Late evening return to the camp, dinner and Overnight. An unusual marshland known as the Rann of Kutch (8,750sq km) separates the state of Gujarat from Sind in Pakistan. The dry season dries out the marshland, leaving isolated salt islands on a vast plain. As the summer heat intensifies, the salt in the blistered earth is transformed into a radiant dazzling whiteness.
With the onset of the monsoon, the marshland floods and is transformed into a vast inland sea.

Day 9: Ahemdabad - Bombay / Delhi
Morning: Third safari to the villages. Lunch at the camp. At14.00, departure to Ahmedabad to take evening flight to Bombay / Delhi.

Day 10: Bombay / Delhi - Goa
After breakfast transfer to Airport for flight to Goa. Arrive Goa. Afernoon City Tour. Overnight at Hotel

Goa: Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.Goa was liberated by the Indian Army from Portuguese colonisation on December 19, 1961 and became an Union Territory along with the enclaves of Daman and Diu. On May 30, 1987 Goa was conferred statehood and became the 25th state of the Indian Republic. All the communities have mutual respect towards one another and their secular outlook has given Goa a long and an unbroken tradition of religious harmony. The warm and tolerant nature of the Goans allows them to celebrate and enjoy the festivals of various religions such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Christmas, Easter and Id with equal enthusiasm. Besides the natural beauty, the fabulous beaches and sunshine, travelers to Goa love the laid-back, peaceful, warm and friendly nature of the Goan people. After all, more than anywhere else on planet earth, this is a place where people really know how to relax.




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