Rann of Kutch Bike Trip | Ahmedabad - Chobari Chobari - Dholavira - Mankuwa Mankuwa- Nirona- Kala Dungar - Dhordo - Mankuwa Mankuwa - Mandvi Ride Back to Ahmedabad

Rann of Kutch Bike Trip

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₹ 9000.00

4N/5D

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat


What's Included

- Stay in swiss tents on double/Triple sharing basis at Mankuwa and Chobari Campsite
- Meals as mentioned above
- Activities at Campsite such as bonfire, music, local Kutchi dress to wear and take pictures in.
- First Aid


What's Excluded

- Airfare
- bike Rental
- All meals not mentioned above
- Personal expenses of any kind
- Tips


Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY
20 days before the event start date: No Refund
20- 40 days before the event start date: 50% Refund
Before 40 days of the event start date: 75% Refund



DETAILS

Day 1
Ahmedabad - Chobari
Full moon Rann of Kutch Dholavira Indus Valley Civilization Fossil Park

Bike | Self Arranged

Tents | Double/Triple sharing basis (Based on total count)

Dinner

Start the ride to Dholavira early morning today.

THE DAY IN DETAILS
Chobari is around 280 kms from Ahmedabad .On arrival at the Chobari campsite, welcome drinks will be served followed by a tour of the campsite and the camping area. In the evening head off to the most awaited visit to the Great Rann to witness the beautiful sunset. We stay back till the night to see the white sand sparkle under the full moon light. Dinner will be served at campsite which can be enjoyed around a campfire wil some local folk music (on demand).


Day 2
Chobari - Dholavira - Mankuwa
Bhujodi Bhuj Fort Campsite Dabeli Food

Bike

Tents | Swiss Tents with attached bathroom

Breakfast, Dinner

After early breakfast we leave for Dholavira, site of the Indus valley civilization. Dholavira is around 100 kms from Chobari and is the larger of the two most remarkable excavations of the Indus valley Civilization of the Harappan culture, dating back to 4500 years ago, while the other site, Lothal is more exhaustively known and easier to reach. Visit to Dholavira offers us a memorable experience that comes with being surrounded by the Great Rann of Kutch. It is a unique insight into the pioneering Harappan mind, with one of the world’s earliest and best planned water conservation systems and what might be the world’s first signboards, written in ancient indus script.
After exploring Dholavira head off to bhuj which is approx 200 km drive. If time permits head off to witness a beautiful sunset and a view of the Bhuj city from the Bhuj fort. After that we head off to our campsite at Mankuwa.
Located amidst fields of dates and pomegranates, our campsite is a treat for the nature lovers. Decorated beautifully in Kutchi style, this campsite will be more than your home for the next few days. You will be staying in comfortable canvas tents on double sharing basis with each tent having its own attached bathroom.


Day 3
Mankuwa- Nirona- Kala Dungar - Dhordo - Mankuwa
Rann Utsav Rogan Painting Kala Dungar

Bike

Tents | Swiss Tents with attached bathroom

Breakfast, Dinner

Kutch has always been known for its wealth of culture and handicrafts. And one thing that we really do not want to miss is exploring a few local art forms. So, after breakfast we will head to “Nirona” village. Located around 40 kms north of Bhuj, Nirona village is where we can find three very unique local art forms — one of which even made its way to The White House. Yes, we are talking about the popular Rogan art, a legacy art form that has been taken forward, for the past 300 years, by the Khatri family of Nirona.

What is Rogan Art? The word Rogan comes from Persian and means ‘oil-based’. The process of making the natural colours used in the art gives it such a name. Castor oil is heated on fire for about 12 hours and then cast into cold water to give a thick residue called the rogan. This is then mixed with stone pigments to lend it different hues. Next, the artisan uses a six-inch metal stick to paint with a fine thread of rogan on cloth. Seeing it live makes us realize how delicately the rogan thread has to be led with precision to give shape to one’s imagination.

Next in the list is The Luhars of Nirona, and their popular Copper Bell art. Preserving it for the last 10 or so generations, many families in Nirona get their livelihood totally out of this. Copper Bell art has mainly originated from Sindh, and even today many villages, around the border area inside India and Pakistan make it.

Once done with Copper Bell, we move to the art of Lacquer, practiced by a semi nomadic tribe called Wada, in the Banni area in and around the villages of Nirona and Bhirandiayara. Obtained from the sap of the Rhus Tree which changes colour from white to brown upon exposure to air, Lacquer is a simple reflection of zigzag patterns creating waves of colors mixing with one another and adorning simplest of the products like wooden spoons, bread rolling pins, containers, toys, utensils etc.

Our lunch is arranged at the house of a local. Served with lots of love and warmth, this can be counted as one of your best meals in the Kutch region.

After lunch, we will head off to Kala Dungar. Kala Dungar or the Black hill is the highest point in Kutch, at 462 m. From here, the entire northern horizon vanishes into the Great Rann, the desert and sky often becoming indistinguishable. It is one of the few non-coastal locations where you feel like you are at the edge of the earth, on the brink of incomprehensible vastness that fades off towards infinity. Looking out from the Black Hills, you can understand the tremendous effort that those who undertake the crossing of the Great Rann have to make.

Since this is one of the places where a civilian can get closest to the Pakistan border, there is an Army post at the top; beyond here, only military personnel are allowed.

The hill is also the site of a 400-year-old temple to Dattatreya, the three-headed incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in the same body. Legend says that when Dattatreya walked on the earth, he stopped at the Black Hills and found a band of starving jackals. Being a god, he offered them his body to eat and as they ate, his body continually regenerated itself. Because of this, for the last four centuries, the priest at the temple has prepared a batch of prasad that is fed to the jackals after the evening aarti.

After enjoying the view from Kala Dungar, we head off to Dhordo to be a part of the Rann Utsav. Rann Utsav is a fest. Locals from all over the Kutch region set up stalls selling their wares. The "mela" is colorful. There is musical performance, acitivites and lots of food. Our evening is for merriment. With our bags full and our wallets lighther, we head back to our campsite by the night.


Day 4
Mankuwa - Mandvi

Bike

Tents

Breakfast, Dinner

The morning is free. Relax at the campsite or go touring the Bhuj town, we have left it on you.
After lunch, pack your bags and get ready to leave for Mandvi, our last destination in Kutch region.

Once a famous port and now an important tourist attraction in Kutch, Mandvi is one such place where one can expect sea, sand and sun. Mandvi is an old port town and served as an important trading center until Mumbai came into the picture.

We will visit the bank of Rukmavati River, where we can see handmade wooden ships. We will stand at the Tower of Wagers, where once wealthy shipowner used to gather, awaiting the return of the trading fleet from East Africa, and bet on whose would arrive first and a little away from the Mandvi beach we will visit the Vijay Vilas Palace, which is now a resort and is known for its fantastic architecture.

We will spend the evening at our secret beach followed by some delicious dinner.


Day 5
Ride Back to Ahmedabad

Bike

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

Today we start our journey back to Ahmedabad from Bhuj.



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