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Tribal Tour of Gujarat

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination Covered: Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Bharwad - Gowala - Patan - Rann of Kutch - Bhuj - Mumbai

Price: On Request

Overview

Apart from medieval edifices, pristine  beaches and cultural traditions, the state of Gujarat is famous for its tribal life. The state is home to different tribes such as Megwar, Samma, Jat, Mutwa, Ahir and Rabari. Each of these tribal people has  different traditions, lifestyle and beliefs. Our ‘Tribal Tour of Gujarat’ package will give you a sneak peek into their lifestyle. 

Trip Highlights
  • Guided excursion to Utelia village
  • Meeting with the Bharwad tribe
  • Guided tour of Balaram- a museum, a stepwell and a sun temple
  • Watch the art of Patola weaving
  • Visit the famous Ran ki Vav 
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Mumbai (Arrival)

Upon arrival in Mumbai, meet the IHPL representative who’ll assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel. We suggest you to go out  and explore some sights if you are not fatigued.

The City of Dreams offer spiritual sites like Siddhivinayak Temple, Hajji Ali, Mahalaxmi Temple, and many other. For relaxing spend time at the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens, Chowpatty beach or the Marine drive. There are gothic colonial sites of Victoria Terminus also known as Chattrapati Shivaji terminal, Horimann Circle Gardens, etc. Elephanta Caves are worth your time. Do not miss out on the street food and the shopping delights. After a well spent day, return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Mumbai - Ahmedabad 

Today, in the morning, board the flight to Ahmedabad. Upon arrival at the Ahmedabad airport, drive to the hotel. Later, leave by road for Utelia, a tiny village built around a medieval palace. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ahmedabad.

Day 3: The Bharwad

The day 3 is scheduled to have trysts with the local Bharwad tribes. Bharwad tribes are generally shepherds and cattleman and their houses are primarily painted in blue, green and white color. Return to the hotel for night stay.

Day 4: A Stepwell & Sun Temple

Today, you will drive to Balaram. The entire day sightseeing is segregated into three  parts- a museum, a stepwell and a sun temple. Later, return to the hotel for night stay in Ahmedabad.

Day 5: The Gowala & The Garacia

The day 5 is scheduled with the meeting with the Gowala and Garacia tribe. The lifestyle of both these tribes differs from each other. While Gowala are more settled, the Garacia people are more about wandering types.

Day 6: Patan's Patola Weavers and The Rani-ki-Vav

The day 6 will give you a brief insight into the art of Patola. It is an intricate form of double ikat weaving. The weaving is so demanding and difficult that a single saree can take up to 6 months. Besides, you will visit the famous Ran ki Vav, one of the oldest Bawaris in Gujarat built around the 11th century.

Day 7: The Banjara and The Rabari

Both Rabari and Banjara are the nomadic tribes who depends upon sheep and camels for their livelihood. On the contrary, the Banjara tribes are also known for their latent talent and embroidery skills.

Day 8: Into The Rann of Kutch

Today, you will enter into the austere countryside of Kutch. You’ll be on the vehicle for the whole day with no pre-scheduled stopovers. Unfortunately, this is the time when the Rabari tribe migrates and therefore you may encounter them en-route.

Day 9 to Day 11: A Melting Pot of Tribes

For the next three days, you’ll be meeting with Megwar, Samma, Jat, Mutwa, Ahir and Rabari tribes. You’ll spend your time photographing them and understanding their lifestyle. You will also visit the nearby Bhuj town. Here you will visit the famous and well maintained Bhartiya Folk Museum.

Day 12: Homeward Bound

Today, tourists will fly from Bhuj to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, get transferred to the hotel. Later in the evening, drive to the airport for onward journey.




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