Thu, 25 Jan|
Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch and Dholavira Tour
Rann Utsav Tour during Republic Weekend
Time & Location
25-Jan-2024, 1:40 pm – 29-Jan-2024, 3:00 pm
Rann of Kutch, QGP7+W34, Dhordo, Gujarat 370510, India
About the Event
Ramblersindia presents the Great Rann of Kutch leisure tour during Republic Weekend. The three days of this tour will cover numerous attractions from starting from Dholavira to Rann of Kutch to Mandvi Beach, Checkout the detailed itinerary along with the highlights to know more about this exciting event.
Highlights of the Tour:
- Dholavira Archaeological Site: Explore the ancient Harappan ruins and delve into India's historical treasures.
- Rann of Kutch: Experience the ethereal beauty of the world's largest salt desert and enjoy camel safaris and cultural events.
- Mandvi Beach: Relax on the golden sands, explore historical landmarks, and indulge in beachside activities.
- Vijay Vilas Palace: A stunning royal residence reflecting Indo-European architecture.
- Cultural Experiences: Attend traditional dance and music performances, witness local crafts, and savour authentic Kutchi cuisine.
Day 0: Mumbai to Ahmedabad
- Travel: Mumbai to Ahmedabad by Adi Double Decker 12931 Express/ / Any other Alternative train where tickets are subject to availability
- Reporting Time: 10:00 PM at Ahmedabad Railway Station.
- Travel to Dholavira: Board AC Pushback Seater Bus for an 8-hour journey to Dholavira.
Day 1: Dholavira Exploration
- Sunrise Point: Halt at the sunrise point in the desert for 1 hour.
- Morning Activities: Freshen up, Breakfast, and Briefing - 1 hour.
- Chhippar Point Hike: Visit Chhippar Point for a 3 KM Easy Hike.
- Travel to Homestay/Resort: Journey 30KM to reach Homestay/Resort. Check-in for 15 min.
- Lunch Break: 1 hour.
- Afternoon: Rest time or explore the village.
- Guided Tour: Visit Dholavira, a Harappan City (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Explore Dholavira Sunset Point.
- Dinner Break: 1 hour.
- Evening: Campfire and rest for the night at the Homestay.
Day 2: Rannutsav Experience
- Wake-up Call: 7:00 AM.
- Morning Activities: Freshen up and Breakfast - 1 hour.
- Travel: Journey by AC Vehicle to Rannutsav, a scenic ride through desert roads.
- Check-in: Arrive and check in near Rannutsav.
- Lunch Break: 1 hour.
- Evening: Visit RannUtsav, experience Sunset at the White Desert, and explore Rannutsav Market.
- Night Stay: Return to Stay at Kutchhi Bhunga or Hut. Dinner and rest for the night.
Day 3: Bhuj & Mandvi Exploration
- Wake-up Call: 7:00 AM.
- Morning Activities: Freshen up and Breakfast - 1 hour.
- Travel to Bhuj: Journey for 2 hours. Visit Bhujodi Handicraft and Vande Matram Memorial - 2 hours.
- Travel to Mandvi: 2-hour journey.
- Vijay Vilas Palace: Explore Vijay Vilas Palace for 1 ½ hours.
- Mandvi Beach: Visit Mandvi White Sand Beach for a beautiful sunset.
- Overnight Travel: Travel back to Ahmedabad - 8 hours.
Day 4: Return Journey
- Early Morning: Arrival at Ahmedabad.
- Travel: Ahmedabad to Mumbai by MMCT Double Decker 12932 Express/ Any other Alternative train where tickets are subject to availability (For Mumbai Participants).
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Participants are advised to adhere to the provided schedule and instructions for a smooth and enjoyable tour experience.
₹8600 from Ahmedabad
₹10600 from Mumbai by 3AC/AC CC Train
₹3000 extra for a private room for a couple.
Tatkal booking charges extra applicable.
- 2 Nights stay in Homestay/ Bhunga/ Cottages on sharing basis.
- AC Luxury seater Travel from Ahmedabad.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Day 1; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Day 2; Breakfast on Day 3.
- Rann permit, Local Guide, our expertise.
- Vijay Vilas and Vandematram memorial entry fee.
- Snacks/ food break during Travel, packaged water bottles.
- Any Paid Activities/ Rides.
- Anything not mentioned above
How to Register:
Step -1: Book your seat through online payment on our website or UPI/ NEFT to RamblersIndia Current Account (Refer Manual Payment Option)
Step-2: Fill up the Mandatory participation disclaimer form which will be sent after payment confirmation and select the preferable pickup location.
Step -3: We will create a WhatsApp group of the registered participants in the evening on the day of the event departure for coordination.
Travel Checklist for the Great Rann of Kutch Leisure Tour:
What to Wear:
- Sandals/Slippers: Comfortable footwear for easy movement.
- Comfortable Clothes: Lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for the weather.
What to Bring (In Your Backpack/Duffle Bag):
- Water Bottles: Minimum 2 reusable water bottles to stay hydrated. Avoid buying packaged bottles to reduce plastic waste.
- Food Items: Fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, and healthy snacks for quick energy during the journey.
- Windcheater/Blanket: Essential for staying warm, especially during travel.
- Cap/Hat/Sunglasses: To protect yourself from the sun.
- Toiletry Kit: Includes toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and other personal hygiene items.
- Sunscreen Lotion: To protect your skin from sun exposure.
- Three Spare Sets of Clothes: Including underwear and socks.
- Winter Wear: Depending on the season, carry light sweaters or jackets for chilly evenings.
- Towel: Quick-drying towels are convenient for travel.
- Hand Sanitizer: Keep a small bottle for hand hygiene.
- Personal Medicines: If you have any prescription medications or specific health needs.
- Identity Proof: Carry a valid government ID card for verification purposes.
- Pack light but ensure you have all the essentials.
- Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.
- Keep your backpack organized for easy access to items.
- Ensure your electronic devices are charged before the journey.
- Inform someone you trust about your travel plans and itinerary.
Important Guidelines and Policies for Participants:
- Valid Government ID Card: Participants are required to carry a valid Government ID card for their safety and identification purposes.
- Disclaimer Form: Participants must fill up the mandatory disclaimer form online with accurate details after payment confirmation. RamblersIndia is not responsible for any issues arising from invalid details provided in case of emergency situations.
- Punctuality: Participants are expected to reach the pickup point at the specified time to avoid delays and inconvenience for others.
- Age Limit: Participants below the age of 16 must obtain parental consent to participate in the tour.
- Blanket Recommendation: It is recommended to carry a blanket during the trip, especially when traveling by AC Vehicle.
- Train Travel: Train travel arrangements are subject to ticket availability. Alternate trains may be booked, and departure times may vary. Tatkal tickets in the mentioned class are not guaranteed. Extra charges apply if tickets are upgraded.
- Itinerary Modifications: Participants will be notified in advance if there are any modifications to the itinerary or if the event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Weather Conditions: In case of unexpected weather changes during the event, the RamblersIndia team reserves the right to withdraw or retreat.
- Environmental Responsibility: Participants are expected to adhere to Leave No Trace principles and avoid littering plastic.
- Conduct: Misconduct by participants will not be tolerated. Respect for local traditions and regulations is mandatory.
- Personal Expenses: Participants are responsible for personal expenses not mentioned in the pricing.
- Event Schedule: Event timings, except for start and end times, may vary due to unforeseen conditions.
- Cash Requirement: Participants should carry extra cash during the tour for rides and entry to attractions.
- New Rules/Prohibitions: RamblersIndia and tour leaders are not responsible if the visited places have new rules or are prohibited due to natural calamities.
- Accommodation: Private couple sharing rooms are subject to availability and will incur additional charges.
- Washroom Facilities: Washroom facilities are available at all stay facilities.
- Team Coordination: Participants are expected to coordinate, maintain discipline, and work as a team during the event.
- Expectations: Participants should not expect luxury facilities and are encouraged to cooperate with fellow ramblers.
- Safety Disclaimer: While safety is a priority, RamblersIndia is not responsible for severe injuries or fatal events.
- Group Discounts: No group discounts are applicable.
- Payment Process: Third-party payment gateways are used for registration. Convenience fees are to be borne by the participant during checkout.
- Refund Policies: Participants are advised to refer to the Payment & Refund Policies for information about the refund process during seat cancellation after booking.
- Third-Party Payment Gateways: We utilize third-party payment gateways to simplify the registration process. The convenience fee, along with the main event fee, is included and will be displayed at checkout. This fee is to be borne by the customer.
- Transaction Confirmation: Participants paying through UPI/NEFT to our current account (where the convenience fee is nil) must provide the transaction reference via email/WhatsApp for confirmation.
- Group Discount: Group discounts are not applicable for this event.
- Service Availment: No concessions or discounts will be provided if participants choose not to avail of specific services offered during the event.
- Refund Policy: If a participant withdraws from the event after registration, carry forward of the amount is not available. Refunds will be provided as per the refund policy in place at the time of withdrawal.
- Refund Medium: Refunds will be processed through the same medium the payment has been made.
- Processing Time: Refunds may take between 3 to 10 working days to be processed. If the amount hasn't been refunded within this period, the paid recipient needs to check with the payment gateway support for assistance.
- UPI and Current Account Payments: Refunds will be processed within 2 days and instantly transferred if paid through UPI or transferred to our current account.
- Refund Issuance: Refunds will not be issued in cash or coupons unless agreed upon with the participant. A refund receipt will be issued for documentation purposes.
- Exclusion of Convenience Fee: Refunds exclude the convenience fee. This is applicable for those who paid through third-party channels or payment gateways, which includes an extra convenience fee. For instance, if the event price is 1200 and the convenience fee is 5%, making the total paid amount 1260, during the refund, only the event fee of 1200 will be considered, excluding the convenience fee.
- Refund Percentages:60% refund for cancellation three days or more before the event. 50% refund for cancellation two days before the event. 40% refund for cancellation one day before the event. 30% refund on the day of the event if canceled before 12 hours of the departure. For example, if you booked two days before the event and canceled on the event day, prior to 12 hours before the departure time, you will be entitled to a 30% refund. No refund will be provided if canceled between 12 hours to the time of departure on the day of the event. No refund for a no-show.
- Event Cancellation: Full event fee refunds will be provided if the event is canceled, excluding the convenience fee.
97 hours 20 minutes
From Mumbai By AC Train
Inclusive of AC Train Travel from Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Mumbai 2 Nights stay in Homestay/ Bhunga/ Cottages on sharing basis AC Luxury seater Travel from Ahmedabad Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Day 1; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Day 2; Breakfast on Day 3. Rann permit, Local Guide, our expertise Excluded Vijay Vilas and Vandematram memorial entry fee. Snacks/ food break during Travel, packaged water bottles Any Paid Activities/ Rides. Anything not mentioned above₹9,600.00
Inclusive of 2 Nights stay in Homestay/ Bhunga/ Cottages on sharing basis AC Luxury seater Travel from Ahmedabad Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Day 1; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Day 2; Breakfast on Day 3. Rann permit, Local Guide, our expertise Excluded Vijay Vilas and Vandematram memorial entry fee. Snacks/ food break during Travel, packaged water bottles Any Paid Activities/ Rides. Anything not mentioned above₹7,600.00