Kutch is small district located in the state of Gujarat in the western part of India. The area of Kutch is 45,612 km² and is the 3rd largest district after Ladakh and Barmer in India. The history of Kutch district is closely related with the Indus Valley Civilization, which were the 1st civilized societies. Dholavira is one of the major towns in the Indus Valley Civilization of the Kutch District. The empire of Jadeja Rajput ruled Kutch for several centuries.
The Rann of Kutch is slowly attracting the attention of numerous tourists across the world. Mandvi, Anjar, Bhuj, Mundra, Lakhpat, Abdasanalia, Nakhatrana, Rapar and Bhachau are the towns in Kutch. Start your Kutch Tour from Bhuj that is a perfect location to see the Rann of Kutch. As Mandavi is located by the side of the coast, the beautiful beaches are worth to visit. The Kutch district is also well known for Wild Ass Sanctuary and Flamingo Sanctuary. The uniqueness, beauty and exquisite natural beauty is worth to visit.
Kutch Tour :
Duration : 5 Nights and 6 Days.
Destinations Covered : Bhuj - Hodka - Mandvi - Bhuj
Day 01 - Arrive at Bhuj :
Arrive at Bhuj as per your convenience, later check into the Hotel booked by the tour. During the Bhuj tour you will visit Kutch Museum, Cenotaphs Complex, Kera, Aina Mahal, Lakhpat, Bhadreshwar temple and Prag Mahal. After lunch tour proceed to small villages of Dhaneti, Ajrakhpur, Dhamdka to explore their colorful culture. Return back to the hotel in the evening, get yourself freshened up and enjoy delicious dinner. Overnight staying facilities are arranged by the tour.
Day 02 - Bhuj :
After breakfast, proceed to Narayan Sarovar, Mata No Madh and Koteshwar temples of Bhuj. Return back to the hotel and enjoy dinner including overnight facilities.
Day 03 - Bhuj to Hodka :
After breakfast drive to Hodka, a small village surrounded with numerous Mud huts. The Mati or Mud is the basic ingredient that is widely used for many purposes in Hodka Village. Explore unrivalled craftsmanship, typical village houses, finest works of embroidery on leather crafts, and cultural life of the village. Later visit Bannis Biodiversity, the largest and finest grasslands in Asia. All over the world there are 15 species of grassland present. The common species of wild animals such as Wolf, Chinkara, common Cranes and Houbara Bustard are seen. It is an ideal place for more than 300 species of birds including migratory birds. Return back to the hotel and enjoy overnight facilities arranged by the tour.
Day 04 - Hodka to Mandvi :
After breakfast drive to Mandvi situated on the bank of river Rukmavati at a distance of 1 km from the Arabian Sea at Gulf of Kutch. On the way to Mandvi is the Niorna village famous for its copper works and Rogan Art. Reach Mandvi village by evening. Check into the private beach resort at Mandvi and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Day 05 - Mandvi :
After breakfast have full day leisure at the Vijay Vilas Palace, New Trimandir and 71 Jinalaya. Later visit Mandvi town that is well known for its old shipping centre from 400 yrs. One can personally meet the people who are at work shaping the vessels. Besides these there are women busy weaving the handicrafts, clothing and other embroidery works. Return back to hotel and enjoy overnight facilities.
Day 06 - Mandvi to Bhuj - Departure for home :
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bhuj airport for your onward flight. The Kutch tour ends here.