13 Days |
Tribal Tour of Gujarat across promises you a delightful journey that abounds in discoveries and explorations. We have customized this Tribal tour of Gujarat so that you can find and visit many tribal groups and villages, who are living at nomadic in nature. Tribal Tour of Gujarat will give you the opportunity to visit some tribal villages, which are popular for their unique types of traditions, dresses, cultures, and work. These tribal tours of Gujarat will not only give you the opportunity to visit these untouched tribal villages but also give you a chance to meet and talk with them and understand how they live their life without any modern types of equipment. During the tour, we will take you to different cities that are popular for their monuments, Temples, wildlife sanctuary, and medieval age architecture, which reminds you about ancient India. Let’s plan a Tribal tour of Gujarat with www.India-tours.com and you will get an unforgettable experience that you will remember forever.
Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmadabad.
Visit of Garasia tribal Village in Poshina.
Dungri Garasia Tribes in Danta Village.
Patola weaving village by Salvi community in Patan.
Ranji Ki Vav ( Stepp well) in Patan
Visit of UNESCO Modhera Sun Temple.
Early morning Desert safari in Little Rann of Kutch.
Visit of weaving cooperative at Bajana.
Tribal village visit in Banni village of Group.
Bhujodi Village and Nirona crafts village and meet the people Hodka, Ludiya, and Dhordo tribe.
Explore the UNESCO world Heritage sites desert Village Dholavira ( Harappan Civilization) Visit the ruins of Lothal.
Visit the Rathwa and Nayak tribes village in Jambughoda
Visit of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
Arrival from Ahmedabad airport and you will meet and greet by our airport representation and later transfer to your hotel.
Later you will follow the city tour Sabarmati Ashram- It is situated at the bank of river Sabarmati and Mahatama Gandhi is stayed at this Ashram from 1915 to 1933 during the independence movement. This was one of the residences, where Gandhiji lived during when he was not allowed to visit across the country. He lived here for 12 years with his wife Kasturba Gandhi and his followers Vinobha Bhave. This Ashram now has converted into a museum. This museum exhibits various things that were used by Mahatama Gandhi Ji like Charkha, letters, writing table, Gandhi watches, and many more items. You will find exhibitions on different aspects of Gandhi’s life, literature, and activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Post breakfast you will check-out and drive by road to Poshina. ON arrival you will check-in your hotel and
After freshen-n-up you will explore the nearby village of Poshina. Here we will take to the village of Garasia tribal. This village is home to a number of artisans like tribal arrow crafters, potters makers, and blacksmiths.
Later you will be taken to the local bazaar where you can see and buy Tribal silver jewelry, ornate sheathed daggers, and terra cotta.
Overnight at Poshina.
Post breakfast you will have a full day excursion of Danta village, which is located just 50kms west. Here we will take you to the village of Dungri Garasia Tribes. The people of Dungri Garasia Tribes live between Gujarat and Rajasthan state. Dungri Garasia is a generic term; it includes more than 12 sub-tribes and they call themselves Garasia or Dungri Garasia. These tribes live very close to Bhil, which gives a good chance for sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry.
After visiting these tribes villages and evening return to your hotel in Poshina.
Post breakfast you will check-out and drive by road to Dasada ( the little Rann of Kutch) via visiting Patan and Modhera.
En-route you will be visiting the famous Patola weaving village by Salvi community. Here you will get a chance to meet with local weaving artesian, you will see how they work on weaving and let you know how the Patola fabric comes out. You will also watch the Mushroom fabrics woven as a combination of silk & cotton with the latter forming the backing, dying, and design.
PATAN - Rani ki Vav (Stepwell). It was built by Queen Udaymati the wife of Bhimdev during the 11-12th Century. It is the most magnificent and spectacular stepwell and the best example of such architecture for water wells. The Vav measuring about 64 mts. The stepwell has long stepped corridor descending down to the underground tank, it is having four pillars. The Pillars which support the roof have a squire base decorated with Ghat Pallavas. It was one of the largest and most sumptuous structures of its type.
Modhera Sun Temple, Modhera Sun Temple dates back to the early 11th century CE and was built by King Bhimdev I in 1026 CE. The temple at Modhera is the most important of all sun temples built in the whole Gujarat which is dedicated to the Sun God. The temple is magnificent and the finest example of the Hindus architecture in Gujarat. Later continue drive to Dasada and check-in your hotel.
Overnight at Dasada.
Post breakfast you will follow the desert safari across the Little Rann of Kutch, a salt marsh, looking for wild ass and water birds. The sanctuary is well known for its group of the stale joke brown Asiatic (Wild ass), which does not live elsewhere in Indian lowlands. We can see with Little Rann of Kutch blackbuck (Indian antelope), nilgai or blue bull (India’s largest antelope) and the graceful chinkara (Indian gazelle) are other mammals. The main carnivores of the Little Rann of Kutch are the endangered Indian wolf, desert fox, Indian fox, jackals, desert and jungle cats, and a few hyenas; also we can see during the visits flamingoes, pelicans, ducks, cranes, and storks.
After the lunch, you will follow the visit of near tribal villages of Dasada (Little ran of Kutch). We will take you the visit of the Rabari and Bhairwad tribal villages around Dasada. These villages are known for their embroideries. During the tour, you will also visit the weaving cooperative at Bajana and other artisans workshop, where you have an eye at their work and skills and can do some shopping. Then you will visit the silk-weavers colony at Dasada and Ambala village of the Bharwad shepherds and goatherds. You can meet with different tribal societies near to Dasada, the Pardhards are the primarily fishing people, the Siddis and the semi-nomadic Mirs are the herders. Later in the evening return back to your hotel in Dasada.
Overnight at Dasada.
Post breakfast you will be transferred by road to Bhuj which is 280kms west of Dasada. On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and later we will arrange a visit to the collector’s office to obtain the permit for the next 02 days to explore tribal villages.
Later you can visit nearby tribal markets and buy some souvenirs.
Post breakfast you will have full-day excursion to Banni group of villages. Here you will get the chance to meet different tribal villages like Hodka, Ludiya, and Dhordo. The people of these tribes belong to different caste Jat, Harijan, Meghwal and Mutva, etc.
Banni: Meghwal-Harijans in Banni area of Kutch migrated from nearby state Rajasthan. They use different techniques and things like Kambira, Kharek, Kudi Stitches in their embroidery. They use different satin stitch embroidery to decorate the mirror and other things. They make many other things like wall hangings, waistcoats, and pouches in Kharek Stitch and do 'Moti Bharat' or beadwork on handheld fans, bracelets, toys, and belts.
Hodka: The Hodka tribe derives its name from the Gujarati word ‘Hodi’ which means ‘boat. Generally, villages are here called Jheels, where you will find enough water for agriculture. These people are known for their beautiful embroidery, mud work, and leatherwork. Here you will see men and women are equally involved in developing the art and craft tradition. Ludiya village: Harijans and Muslims are the main communities in this village and their main occupations are monsoon farming, cattle rearing, intricate wood carving, intricate embroidery work, mud-work, and wall painting for decorating homes. Harijan men are involved with wood carving and women used to involved in the making of embroidery and wall-decoration.
Dhordo: It the best place to see beautiful traditional mud houses, which are called Bhungas. These mud houses are decorated with mirror work and its fine Mutwa embroidery with tiny mirrors.
After visiting these villages return back to Bhuj.
Overnight at Bhuj.
Post breakfast you will be visiting the nearby village of Bhuj. First, we will take you to the visit of Bhujodi Village. Here you will meet with the artisans in weaving thick shawls and blankets. This is an ancient traditional technique of weaving shawls and blankets from coarse sheep hair.
Later you will be driven to Tundav and explore the Rabaris villages. Around 200 Rabari families live in this village and the women of this community wear black woolen clothes.
Then proceed to Nirona village, this Village is known for six different types of crafts. Here you will meet with the local artists. Here you will get the knowledge about the Rogan arts, copper -bell arts, and embroidery work, Castor-oil painting, and lacquer arts.
Evening return back to the hotel.
Overnight at Bhuj.
Post breakfast you will drive early to Wankaner. En-route you will be visiting the desert Village Dholavira. This is a UNESCO world heritage site, known for ancient Harppan city. After exploring the ruins of ancient Harappan civilization continues to drive to Wankaner.
On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and relax.
Post breakfast drive early to Jambughoda. En-route you will be visiting the ruins of Lothal Indus Valley Civilization. Here the museum showcases the selective eight hundred items, which belongs to Harappan civilization.
Later continue drive to Jambughoda. On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and relax.
Overnight at Jambughoda.
Post breakfast you will have a full-day excursion tour of Chhota Udaipur. Here you will be taken to the visit of Rathwa and Nayak tribes. These tribe’s people live around the protected areas of the Jungle. They have traditional to paint their walls with Pithora painting.
Later you can visit the weekly market – This weekly market is held in different villages. Evening return back to hotel.
Overnight at Jambughoda.
Post breakfast check-out from your hotel and drive by road Ahmadabad. En-route you will be visiting Champaner. It is an ancient fortified city, where has two stories about the origin of the name of this town. Some people believe that is named after Champaraj who was the founder of the city, while others believe that the town was named after the Champa Tree which is found here.
Later visit Champaner Fort, which is an ancient fort located at the foothills of Pavagadh. Mohammed Begada -The famous Muslim King of Gujarat- had captured the fort in the 15th Century after a long siege against the Khichi Chauhan Rajputs. Later continue drive to Ahemdabad. On arrival, you will check-in your hotel and relax.
Post breakfast you will be transfer to Ahmedabad airport in time for your flight to onwards destination.