Counted among the most vivacious and ethnic states in India, Gujarat perfectly blends the modernity with ancient culture and heritage. The state is widely renowned for its barren deserts and sun-kissed beaches. This 04 Nights and 05 Days itinerary take the tourists on a congenial and unforgettable desert beach tour of Gujarat. The destinations covered in the tour are Ahmadabad, Wankaner, Mandvi, Bhuj and Rann of Kutch.
The major highlights of the trip are relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Mandvi, visiting the royal palace of the former king of Wankaner- Ranjit Vilas Palace, offering the prayers in the exquisite mazaar of Mazar-e-Noorani, carrying out desert safari in the biggest salt marsh of the world- Rann of Kutch and a visit to Swaminarayan Temple. The tour is ideal for getting soaked in the surreal beauty and tranquility of deserts and beaches of Gujarat.
On arrival at Ahmedabad Airport/ Railway Station, meet our tour executive who will take you to Wankaner, which is around four hour drive. On reaching Wankaner, check in at your already booked the hotel and relax for a while. Wankaner was an 11-Gun Salute State during the British era, and today it's renowned for its royal palaces. In the evening, you can visit some of this city's attractions such as Ranjit Vilas Palace (official residence of the maharaja of Wankaner), Ceramic Zone (an industrial zone that worked as a boon for the economy and employment in the state), Hazrat Shah Bava Dargah Sharif (a sacred shrine of high significance for Muslims as well as Hindus), etc. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel in Wankaner.
After breakfast in the morning, get ready to visit Mandvi. It is about 4-hour long drive,. On reaching, check in at the hotel in Mandvi and relax for some time. Later, you can opt to behold the view of sunset in its magnificent beaches or visit some of the major attractions here such as Vijay Vilas Palace (a heritage site that reflects grandiose and brilliance of Rajput architecture), Navjivan Nature Cure Centre (a heaven meant for rejuvenation, relaxation and medical treatment) and Mazar-e-Noorani (a beautiful white mazar having a tranquil ambience). In the evening, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Today, we will visit one of the popular cities of Gujarat, Bhuj. On reaching, check in at a hotel and relax for a while. Therafter, we will proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bhuj. This city is famed for its culture, wildlife and architectural marvels. Swaminarayan temple is one of its prime attractions; the temple complex is dedicated to Narnarayan Deva and Harikrishna Maharaj. Other locations that can be visited are Kutch Museum, Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal, and Cenotaphs Complex. In the evening, return to the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave to explore the white desert. Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located in the Thar Desert. Relax in your room and enjoy the view of the surroundings. In the evening, be ready for an enthralling desert safari that gives you a chance to behold the sight of animals like wild-ass, desert fox, blackbuck, wolf, jackal etc. Stay overnight in hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, check out from the hotel and get timely transfer to Ahmedabad Airport/ Railway Station to board the flight or train to your onward destination.