Tribal Tour Gujarat
| Tour Code: 230
DAY 01 :
Upon arrival at Ahmedabad airport transfer to hotel and check in. Visit tribal museum and Shreyas folk museum. Rest of the day is free for relaxation. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02 :
AHMEDABAD – CHHOTTAUDEPUR (250 KM / 05 HRS)
After breakfast proceed to Chottaudepur, visit the tribal museum and tribal villages around the town. It is considered one of the most primitive tribal belts of Gujarat. Overnight stay at Chhottaudepur.
DAY 03 :
CHHOTTAUDEPUR – UTELIA (150 KM / 03 HRS)
After breakfast proceed to Utelia. On arrival visit Bharwad tribal village. The Bharwad tribes, a pastoral people of the region. They are by profession shepherds and cattlemen. On your tour, visit these colorful tribal people wandering in the neat lanes and perhaps few tribal homes to get an insight into day-to-day tribal life. Catch the steps that turn a handful of dull looking opaque lumps into sparkling gems in your Camera. Overnight stay at the Utelia.
DAY 04 :
UTELIA – BALARAM (140 KMS / 03 HRS)
After breakfast proceed to Balaram. On arrival check into the hotel/resort. Rest of the day enjoy with the resort facilities. At night see the tribal dance at the resort. Overnight stay at the Balaram.
DAY 05 :
BALARAM LOCAL TRIBAL VILLAGES
After breakfast visit tribal villages which are located around the hills bordering Gujarat and Rajasthan, the Gowala and Garcia are primarily sheepherders, known for their unique culture and traditions. The Gowala and Garcia tribes are second cousins to each other, differing only in the manner of living. While the Gowala are more settled, the Garcia are still wanderers, and their women dress in slightly less ostentatious manner than the Gowala females. Overnight stay at Balaram.
DAY 06 :
BALARAM – PATAN – LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH (100 KM / 02 HRS)
After breakfast proceed to Patan. Arrive Patan and visit one of the families of Patola weavers, known for their unique Patola art. The fact that one Patola sari can take up to six months to complete, proves that how difficult and demanding is the Patola Art. Also visit the famous 11th Century Rani-ki-vav (step well). Continue drive into the Little Rann of Kutch. Overnight stay at the cottages.
DAY 07 :
LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH
After breakfast visit of Rabari and Banjara. They are the two important tribes of the region. While the Rabari, the most nomadic of Gujarat’s tribes, constantly migrate in search for better grazing ground for their camels and sheep. The Banjara and other tribes have settled here. Also visit home to endangered Asiatic Wild Ass, the area is known for its unique wildlife and birds. Overnight stay at the cottages.
DAY 08 :
LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH – AHMEDABAD (95 KM / 02 HRS)
After breakfast proceed to Ahmedabad. Arrive at Ahmedabad and board the flight for onward destination.