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Tribal Tour of Gujarat
Duration : 20 Day / 19 Nights
Destination : Ahmedabad, Zainabad, Kutch, Gondal, Sasan, Palitana, Ahmedabad, Danta, Balasinor, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Delhi
DAY-1: Ahmedabad/ Zainabad
Highlights: Vadiara Rabaris (cattle/camel herders, the women are known for their embroidery), Bharwads (sheep and goatherds, also known for their colourful attires and embroidery), Mirs (semi-nomadic group), Bajanias (semi-nomadic group) and Kolis (This community works as salt-gatherers in the Little Rann of Kutch).
Also visit the Little Rann of Kutch to see highly endangered Wild Ass and other animals.
Day-2: Zainabad/ Kutch (Approx six hours drive)
Highlights: Several nomadic and semi-nomadic communities on the route.
Day-3 & 4: Kutch
Highlights: Rabari, Ahir, Jath and their sub-groups.
Day-5: Kutch/ Gondal (Approx five hours drive)
Highlights: Rabari and Bharwad pastoral groups.
Other attractions: The palaces, handicrafts, bazaars, Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic pharmacy.
Day-6: Gondal/ Sasan (Approx three hours drive)
Highlights: Sorathi Rabari (Cattle herders) and Maldhari nesses (settlements of various pastoral communities).
Also excursion in Gir Wildlife Sactuary, the only place to see the Asiatic Lions in wild.
Highlights: Siddis (This community arrived in India from African in medieval time and has retained some of its traditions).
Also visit to the holy temple of Somnath and dhow-building (traditional boat) centre of Veraval.
Day-8: Sasan/ Palitana (Approx four to five hours drive)
Highlights: Bharwad and Koli communities, including local embroidery.
Visit the Jain temples atop Shatrunjaya Hill offering an insight into Jain religion and culture.
Day-9: Palitana/ Ahmedabad(approx four-and-a-half hours drive)
Highlights: Vaghri community and their cloth paintings called Mataji-ni-pachedi, Tribal Research Institute museum.
Highlights: Calico Museum of Textiles, Shreyas Folk museum.
Other attractions: A walking tour of Ahmedabad visiting the old quarters of the city with its historic buildings and traditional houses.
Day-11 & 12: Ahmedabad/ Danta
Highlights: Bhil and Garasia tribal villages, terra-cotta handicrafts.
Other attractions: Monuments of Vadnagar and Taranga.
Day-13: Danta/ Balasinor
Highlights: Bhil tribal dance.
Day-14: Balasinor/ Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Day 15: Udaipur
Morning half day s/s of Udaipur including City Palace , Museum, Sahelion ki Bari etc. Evening boat ride in Lake Pichola . Overnight at Hotel
Day 16: Udaipur/ Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur enroute visit the famous Jain temples at Ranakpur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Jodhpur
Full day s/s of Jodhpur , including Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace , Palace Museum , Jaswant Thada etc. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 18: Jodhpur/ Jaipur
Today leave for Jaipur. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur, including City Palace, Museum, Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Jaipur/ Delhi
Morning excursion to the Amber Fort. Later proceed to Delhi. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Day 20: Delhi
Full day city tour of Delhi covering places of Interest in Old and New Delhi.
Late evening transfer to the International airport for flight back home.
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