Overview

“Kutch nahin dekha to kuch nahin dekha” so goes the tagline made famous by Amitabh Bachchan. True to these words is the mesmerizing destination of Kutch, Little Rann Of Kutch and Greater Rann of Kutch.
Reason to Visit Rann # 1 : Sunrise and Sunsets around Full-moon
Sunrise or sunset that you will witness at “The White Desert” will arguably be the best that you would ever see. On the Full-moon night, the cool breeze, the serene silence, the huge expanse transports you to an entirely different world. Around midnight when the moon has reached its peak, the entire surface shimmers like a blanket of diamond spread out endlessly in front of you.
Reason to Visit Rann # 2 : Textiles and Handicrafts and the hands that make them
Kutchi handicrafts, renowned the world over, are in abundance in Bhuj, from elaborately embroidered clothing and luxurious quilts to block-printing, heavy silver jewelry and woodcarving. This tour will have excursions to surrounding towns and villages to meet artisans and their families, see the work being done and buy crafts directly from the artisans themselves.
Reason to Visit Rann # 3 : Asiatic Wild Ass and Birds
Little and Great Rann of Kutch are birders’ and photographers’ delight. Little Rann of Kutch is the only place on this planet where the Asiatic Wild Ass lives and thrives. Rann, because of its proximity to the Gulf of Kutch and geographical location, lies on the migration route of many bird species. Every winter this desert mudflat ecosystem is flocked with thousands of winged migrants, visiting from different parts of the world viz Egypt, Iraq, Tibet, Siberia and Europe.
Reason to Visit Rann # 4 : Heritage
This tour is ex-Ahmedabad and we will get an opportunity to see 11th century Sun Temple of Modhera (UNESCO site) and Patan for magnificently carved 11th-century stepwell “Rani-ki-Vav”. Patan incidentally is also known for textile craft known as Patola.

4 Nights 5 Days 24 Nov, 19 Dec, 19 Jan, and more
Camp Category
Leisure Tours
Age Groups
For All Ages
Route Map
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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Stay on twin sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • All meals starting from breakfast on day 1 till dinner on day 5
  • Transport by a chartered vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Activities and Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entry Fees and Safari Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Airfares up to and from Ahmedabad
  • Anything that is not mentioned in “Inclusions”
Highlights
  • Experience Full Moon Night at Rann of Kutch
  • Picturesque views of Sunset and Sunrise from Rann
  • Explore the Kutchi Textiles and Handicrafts
  • Try your hands on wildlife photography
  • Opportunity to see 11th-century Modhera Sun Temple and Rani-ki-Vav (Stepwell)
Itinerary

Day 1 : Ahmedabad - Great Rann of Kutch | Drive of 7-8 hours / 400 km
Reach Ahmedabad and proceed to Great Rann of Kutch. Drive of 7-8 hours / 400 km. Rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy the famed Sunset and Moon Rise of Great Rann.
Overnight at Great Rann Of Kutch (Nakhatrana).
Day 2 : Explore Nirona, Khavda and Hodka villages
Nirona Village: For Rogan, Copper Bells, and Kitchenware Nirona village is where you can find three very unique local art forms, Rogan Art, Copper Bell Art and Art of Lacquer.
Khavda Village: For Ajrakh Prints and Clay Pottery.
Hodka village: For Quilts and Leather Bags. Hodka art village visit.
Evening back to Resorts and Overnight stay.
Overnight at Great Rann Of Kutch (Nakhatrana).
Day 3 : Chari Dhand - Dhinodhar - Bhuj - Little Rann of Kutch | Drive 7 hours / 390 kms
Early morning proceed for Bird watching at Chari Dhand. Chhari means salt affected and Dhand means Shallow wet-lands. This place is a paradise for bird watchers and ornithologists, having around 370 bird species and is particularly rich in raptors, water fly, waders and larks. This is a thriving region to come up as an eco-tourism center in Kutch.
While returning drive to Layeri River (Natural rock formation): natural rock formations were formed when molten volcanic lava started cooling and merged with the soil sediments around the dormant volcano called Dhinodhar. The annual monsoons and water erosion resulted in beautiful rock formations which also shows a myriad of colors.
Time permitting, try ice-creams in Bhuj, buy Kutchi saris, see Swaminarayan Temple, visit Khamir Craft Resource Centre and Hiralaxmi Craft Park.
Overnight at Little Rann Of Kutch.
Day 4 : Morning and Evening Safari at Little Rann Of Kutch
The barren, blindingly white land of Little Rann is nature at its harshest and most compelling, and home to India’s last remaining population of Khur (Asiatic wild ass). There’s also a huge bird population, and the area is one of the few places in India where flamingos are known to breed naturally.
Overnight at Little Rann Of Kutch.
Day 5 : Little Rann of Kutch - Modhera - Patan - Ahmedabad | Drive of 5 hours / 215 kms
Proceed via Modhera (Sun Temple) and Patan (Rani ki Vav Step Well) to Ahmedabad. 11th century Sun Temple of Modhera (UNESCO site) and Patan for magnificently carved 11th-century stepwell “Rani-ki-Vav”.
Reach Ahmedabad.

Route map