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Great Rann of Kutch & Dholavira Trip New Year

Great Rann of Kutch & Dholavira Trip New Year

Price

14999

Duration

Date

Max People

16

Meeting Point

Overview

Book before 10th Dec to avail EarlyBird Offer. Use Code "EARLYBIRD".

Step into the New Year with an extraordinary adventure amidst the surreal landscapes of the Rann of Kutch and the ancient wonders of Dholavira. Our specially curated New Year's trip invites you to embrace the magic of this unique region, where cultural vibrancy, natural beauty, and historical intrigue converge to create an unforgettable experience.

Join us on a journey that promises not just a celebration, but a blend of festivities, exploration, and cultural immersion.

Highlights:

  • White Salt Desert: The most iconic feature of the Rann of Kutch is its vast, pristine salt desert, which seems to stretch endlessly to the horizon.
  • Rann Utsav: This vibrant festival showcases the rich culture and traditions of Kutch with folk music and dance performances, camel safaris, traditional craft exhibitions, and more.
  • Sunset at the White Rann: Witnessing the sun setting over the white desert, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink, is a magical experience.
  • Traditional Villages: Explore the charming villages of Kutch, each with its own distinctive culture and craftsmanship.
  • Kalo Dungar (Black Hill): Climb to the top of Kala Dungar, the highest point in Kutch, for panoramic views of the Rann.
  • Dholavira Archaeological Site Expedition: Journey to Dholavira, exploring the well-preserved remnants of the ancient Harappan civilization. Marvel at the unique city planning and architectural brilliance of Dholavira's archaeological site.
  • Scenic Drives and Landscapes: Traverse scenic routes between destinations, with landscapes transitioning from the vast salt flats of the Rann to the historical sites of Dholavira. This route is also known as the Road to Heaven

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation on Double/Triple/Quad Sharing basis for 2 Nights
  • Mumbai - Bhuj return train tickets (Sleeper Class) - CNF/RAC
  • 8 Meals - Breakfast on Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4, Lunch on Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4, Dinner on Day 2 & Day 3
  • All internal transfers in A/C vehicle
  • Rann Utsav Entry
  • Entry fees to the places mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Permits, parking & toll charges
  • Wandering Souls Merchandise
  • Pre & Post Trip support
  • Food while travelling
  • Camera charges
  • Rides and activity charges
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any miscellaneous expenditure incurred during the tour

Tour Plan

Day 1 - 29th Dec | Overnight Journey to Bhuj

Meet the Team at Bandra Treminus at 5.30 pm. Leave for Bhuj by Train & Spend overnight in Train

Day 2 - 30th Dec | Kalo Dungar | White Rann | Rann Utsav

Reach Bhuj at around 8.30 am and get in our private vehicle and leave for Bhuj. We will visit Kalo Dungar before heading to our hotel. Kalo Dungar or Black Hill is the highest point in Kutch, it is only place in Kutch where panoramic view of the Great Rann of Kutch is possible. We will check into our hotel by Lunch time. Freshen up and have a delicious Kutchi lunch.

We will leave for Rann Utsav and White Rann in the evening to experience a mesmerizing Sunset and witness the beauty of white Rann

Return to Hotel and have a Good night’s sleep

Day 3 - 31st Dec | Dholavira Expedition and New Year Celebration

Rise and shine for an exciting day ahead at Dholavira, India's prominent archaeological site linked with the Indus Valley Civilization. Begin the journey to Dholavira, immersing yourself in the historical mysteries of this ancient Harappan city.

Spend the first half or three-fourths of the day uncovering the secrets of Dholavira, marveling at its well-preserved remnants and unique city planning associated with the Indus Valley Civilization.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Dholavira, savoring regional flavors amidst the historical backdrop.

If time allows, venture into the surrounding areas to discover more hidden gems and absorb the cultural richness of the region.

Head back to your accommodation, have a delightful dinner, preparing for the upcoming New Year's celebration.

Welcome the New Year with music and dance, participating in the vibrant Garba celebrations. Embrace the joyous atmosphere as you bid farewell to the old year and usher in the new one.

Day 4 - 1st Jan | Bhuj Sightseeing | Overnight Journey to Mumbai

Good Morning! And A Very Happy New Year. We can witness 1st Jan 2024 sunrise from RANN (If participants wake up early)

Have breakfast and check out from our hotel and leave for Bhuj Sightseeing. We will visit the Aina Mahal, Vane Mataram Museum and head towards Mandvi to see the Vijay Vilas Palace and Mandvi Beach and head back to Bhuj to catch our return train.

Catch 08:15 pm train from Bhuj.

Day 5 - 2nd Jan | Back to Home

Reach Mumbai by 11.45 am. This brings us to the end of our journey or rather the beginnings of our adventures together.

Calendar & Prices

Things to Carry

  • Water Bottles
  • A small day pack
  • Cap, sunglasses
  • Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Ready to eat food like biscuits, dry fruits etc.
  • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder

FAQs

How will you contact me once I register?
One week prior to event, we will send you an "event headsup" email with further details, instructions, event coordinator contact details, etc. Along with these, it will also consist of event specific Whatsapp group invite link. Kindly click on the link & join this group for further coordination. (Note: Keep an eye at your spam folder too)

Can I come alone?
Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.

Is it safe for a female solo traveller?
It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our events have 60% female participation.

What is the stay like?
It will be a traditional Kutchi style stay. We will be staying on Triple/Quad sharing basis. A Male will be sharing room with another Male. Female will share with female. You can opt for Double sharing by paying extra.

Would I get cellular connectivity in kutch?
You will get intermittent cellular connectivity in Kutch

What type of food will I get?
All the meals will be Veg. We will have traditional Kutchi meals in the place of our stay

What kind of clothing we need to wear?
Causal wear. It might get cold at night, so carry some warm clothes

What is the group size?
The group size will be between 6 – 15 Trippers

Payment

Payment Options:

  • UPI - wsouls@ybl
  • NEFT - A/C No.: 046110100000183 || IFSC: NKGS0000046 || A/c Name: Wandering Souls || Type: Current || Branch: NKGSB NERUL, NEW BOMBAY
  • Online through payment gateway - Click Book Now (3.5% transaction charges)

Payment Terms:

  • You can book you seat by paying ₹5000 advance
  • The remaining amount has to be paid 2 weeks before the trip start date

Cancellations & Refunds

  • No refund (Partial or otherwise) will be made if you voluntarily leave or drop out of a trip for any reason after the trip has begun.
  • No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
  • If cancellation done by participant prior to 15 days of the trip start date 90% of total price will be refunded
  • If cancellation done by participant prior to 7 days of the trip start date 50% of total price will be refunded
  • If cancellation done by participant prior to 3 days of the trip start date 25% of total price will be refunded
  • No refund would be granted if cancelled within 3 days of the trip start date

Disclaimer

  • If participant seeks cancellation due to natural calamities or any due to military or governmental decisions no refund shall be paid.
  • If in case Wandering Souls cancels the tour due to unfavourable conditions of travel then whatever best possible refund we get from vendors if we ever get can be processed, in case we do not get any refunds from Hotel/Transportation we won’t be in a position to process any refunds.
  • In case of cancellation of any event due to reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.), refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms.
  • Wandering Souls will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train/air/bus/taxi bookings, hotel bookings or extension to the camp done by clients/participants
  • We require atleast 6 participants to conduct the event. In an unlikely case where we don’t get the requisite number of participants, you have an option for FULL Refund or shifting to any other event.

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