Gujarat Tribal Tour

12 nights and 13 days
Gujarat Tribal Tour

India is a country having many states where we can find numerous tribes who had either migrated to India or are natives of India. Gujarat is one of the 29 states of India which is situated at the extreme west. Gujarat is known as a hub of scheduled tribes as we can find many tribes in this state but there are around 29 main tribes including Gamith, Dhodias, Siddi, Barda, Vasawas etc. The origin of the tribal people of Gujarat is based on their migration from other countries like the Siddis are a group of tribal people who have migrated from East Africa. Similarly, the Rabaris and the Mers are the tribes migrated from the Mediterranean. There is a true belief in the tribal people of Gujarat that all the objects like stones, places and creatures are full of spiritual nature, so they are very religious in nature. The occupations acquired by these tribes are agriculture, fishing, hunting etc.for the Gujarat Tribal Tour, we arranged here 12 nights and 13 days.

Day 1-Ahmedabad-Gandhi Ashram-Ahmedabad

Arrival at Ahemdabad Airport/Railway station, our representative, met there and transfer to Hotel. after fresh up, if the day has permit, you will visit Gandhi Ashram(it is located on a quiet peaceful stretch of the Sabarmati River, Mahatma Gandhi set up a smile retreat in 1951,this was is Satyagraha Ashram and for many years. it was the nerve center of India’s freedom was from here in 1930,that Mohatma Gandhi began his famous Dandi March to the sea for protest against the salt Tax imposed by British.Hridaya kunja ,the simple cottage where he lived, is now a National monument and preserved as it was during mahatma’s life time).then back to hotel, dinner at Hotel. Over night at Ahmedabad.

Day 2-Ahemdabad-Poshina-Ahemdabad

After breakfast, Check out the Hotel, proceed to Poshina (184 kilometers), Arrival and Check in the Hotel, later, proceed to explore villages of Poshina, here you will visit Garasia Tribes. The village of Poshina is home to a number of artisans of the Tribal Arrow crafters, potters, blacksmith and the Poshina Market is famous for silver tribal Jeweleery, ornate sheathed daggers and terra cotta horses. Around Poshina are hamlets of the Bhil and Garsia tribal commmunites.they are known for their colorful attires and artistic ornaments. Later proceed back to Hotel, dinner at Hotel. Over night at Poshina.

Day 3-Full day visiting in Poshina

On this day, after breakfast, fullday excursion in Poshina, procced to Danta village, here you will meet Dungri Garasia Tribes. The Grasia are divided in two neighboring states, Gujurat and Rajasthan. Dungri Garasia is a generic term. Covering half a dozen endogamous class sub-tribes calling themselves Garasia Dungri Garasia.Garasaia is similar to Bhil Tribes. Lunch on the way. Back to Hotel. Over night at same Hotel.

Day 4-Poshina-Patan-Modhera-Dasada

On this day, after breakfast,Check out the Hotel, drive to Dasada,on the way, you will visit Patan and Modhera.The Patan village is famous for its Patola weaving by salvi community, here you will see how they work on weaving and let patan fabric come out. you will watch the Mushroom fabrics woven as a combination of skills and cotton with the later forming the backing, dying and design. then you will visit Rani Ki Vav,Patan step well (built by the Queen Udayamati,wife of Bhimdev).these are some best examples of such architecture for water wells that is peculiar to Gujurat.there are wonderful carved images in the niches of the walls of this multi storied step well. it was one of the largest and most sumptuous structure of its type. Among its ruins, one pillar still stands which is the proof not only the elegance of its designs, but also excellent example of this period. Later drive to visit Modhera Sun Temple. it was built in 1026 AD during the reign of the Solanki King Bhim,Modhera Sun temple marks the peak of revolution in Indo –Aryan Hindu temple from Typology. Later drive to Dasada, arrival and check in the Hotel, dinner at Hotel. Over night at Dasada.

Day 5-Dasada-Dasada

After breakfast, you will Enjoy Jeep Safari to Little Rann of Kutch(National park),you will watch famous wild Ass,sight blackbuck(Indian antelope)Nilagai or Blue Bull, The graceful Chinkara,Indian wolf, Desert Fox, Indian Fox,Jackals,Desert and Jungle Cats, Hyenas and Migratory Birds(Like Flamingos,Pelicans,Ducks,Craners and Strokes etc.later back to Hotel for Lunch, At after noon time explore the Rabaris and Bhairwad tribal villages around Dasada. You will visit rural Vadiara and Kharapat Rabaris of Dasada. they are known for their Embroideries, the silk-weavers colony at Dasada and Ambala village of the Bharwad shepherds and goatherds. The weaving cooperative at Bajana and other Artisan’s work shop added in this trip. Other societies near Dasada are primarily fishing people and Jathas; you will also visit. Later back to Hotel. Dinner at Hotel. Over night at same Hotel at Dasada.

Day 6-Dasada-Bhuj

On this day, after breakfast, you will proceed to Bhuj, arrival and check in the Hotel, later you will visit the Collector’s office to get permit for visit next two days for exploring of tribal villages. After noon you will visit Tribal market nearby. Later back to Hotel. Dinner at Hotel. Over night at Bhuj.

Day 7-Bhuj-Bani village-Bhuj

On this day, after breakfast, you will go for full day excursion to Banni group of villages. Here you will visit villages of Hodka, Ludiya and Dhorodo.which is Jat, Harijan, Meghwal and Mutva etc.Lunch on the way. Dinner at Hotel. Back to Hotel. Over night at same.

Day 8-Bhuj-Bhuj

After breakfast, you will visit village of Bhujodi, here you see their artisans in weaving thick shawls and blankets. Bhujodi is the one of oldest and biggest artesian villages in Bhuj. This village is more than 500 years old and it is called weaver village as there is one loom in every home here.Men, women and children all are involved in the process of weaving. The tribes which is populate bhujodi village today are nomadic tribes, who actually originated from Afaganistan.After bhujodi, you will explore the villages of Rabaris, and around 200 families live here in around houses. The woman dressed in black woolen clothes. again proceed to Nirona village to glimpse of the high productivity craft producing area, where they make lacquered wooden goods and also you will visit different artisians,their crafts like Rogan painting, copper bell making, lacquer work on wood and woolen shawl weaving. Later back to Hotel, dinner at Hotel. Over night at same.

Day 9-Bhuj-Dholavira-Wankaner.

After breakfast, leave Bhuj to Wankaner, en-route you will visit the Deserted village of Dholavira to explore its archaeological site, lunch on the way, later proced to Wankaner.Check in the Hotel, dinner at Hotel. Over night at Wankaner.

Day 10-Wanker-Jambughoda

After breakfast, drive to Jambughoda,on the you will excursion to the Lothal Ruins, which is famous for Harappan civilization, later proceed to Champaner.(it is believe that it was named to Champaraj after death & also believe that the city is named champener for Chamapa trees.),you will visit Champaner fort. it is ancient fort located at the foothills of Pavagadh.the fort captured on 15 century by The Gujarat King Mahammed Begda fought against the Kitchi Chauhan Rajput.lunch on the way. Arrival and check in the Hotel at Jambughoda.dinner at Hotel. Over night at Jambaughoda.

Day 11-Jambughoda full day excursion

After breakfast, full day excursion in Jambaughoda (formally call it as Chotta Udaaipur) to visit Rathwa and Nayak Tribes. After you will visit the weekly market at Udaipur (weekly market held every day at different villages).on the way back to Hotel you will visit Local houses in Pithora painting. Lunch on the way. Arrival and check in Hotel at Jambughoda.dinner at Hotel. Over night at Jambaughoda.

Day 12-Jambughoda-Ahemdabad

After breakfast, drive to Ahemdabad (174 kilometers), lunch on the way, arrival and check in the Hotel at Ahemdabad, after noon is relax at your own activities. Dinner at Hotel. Over night at Ahmedabad.

Day 13-Ahemdabad-Departure

On the last day of tour, after breakfast, Check out the hotel, transport to Railway station/Airport, drop dawn there, for your onward journey.