Bruce’s two week trip across Gujarat

Route

Tour description

Are you looking for an off-beat trip? Gujarat is a great destination for travelers wanting  to have an enriching cultural experience, from the historical sabarmati ashram to beautiful white desert in Kutcch. Gujarat is home to some of the most amazing landscapes and long stretches of coastline.

Bruce began his trip in Mumbai, and then made his way via flight to Vijay Vilas Palace on Mandvi beach. Next he made his way via a short drive to the ‘The White Desert’ popularly known as ‘The Great Rann of Kutch’  in The Thar Desert of Gujarat. Bruce also
visited Zainabad in The Little Rann of Kutch.

Bruce then visited Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat. The old town of Ahmedabad is also known for its interesting Mughal architecture. The Sabarmati Ashram,  the residence of Mahatma Gandhi is also very popular among travelers.  Bruce later traveled to Pushkar and Jodhpur in Rajasthan before flying to Delhi at the end of his trip.

For Bruce this was his second time to India and his priority was to have a comfortable trip. He traveled in a combination of car hires and flights. He stayed at a combination of luxury hotels and some charming bed and breakfasts.

If you’re on a tighter budget, we can customize the trip. We have options for cheaper travel (bus) and stay (homestays and hostels) to suit all needs.

Ideal for

  • Culture
  • History & Architecture
  • Nature

Best Time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Approximate Price

Backpacker USD 650 | EUR 600 Per Person
Budget USD 780 | EUR 715 Per Person
Comfort USD 1425| EUR 1300 Per Person
Luxury USD 2180 | EUR 2000 Per Person

The above are approximate rates and would depend on the number of travelers. In addition a * 4.5% Government Service Tax is applicable on your trip billing.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 3
    Bhuj/Mandvi

    Fly to Bhuj from Mumbai, and Drive to Mandvi. Stay at the luxurious tents at
    'The Beach' property at Mandvi palace. A offbeat beach destination in India where you can picture yourself in a setting peacefully reading while on a hammock.

    The Beach at Mandvi Palace, Mandvi
    Day 4 - 6
    Hodka

    Drive from Mandvi to Hodka. Hodka is a rural resort in the north of Kutch. Mud houses, lovely decorations and a beautiful ambience. From here you can also experience 'The Great Rann of Kutch', with the white salt desert and bright orange sunsets.

    Hodka Resorts, Hodka
    Day 7 - 9
    Zainabad

    Drive to Zainabad to experience 'The Little Rann of Kutch' here you can spot some wildlife like wild ass, jackals, jungle cats and wolves. The desert experience here is different from the great rann.

    Desert Coursers, Zainabad
    Day 10 - 12
    Ahmedabad

    A three hour drive away from Zainabad. Ahmedabad is the largest city in Gujarat. Rich in Architecture and History. Ahmedabad is an interesting city to spend a couple of days in. Try making it here during the kite flying festival to make the trip even more memorable.

    Deewanji Haveli, Ahmedabad
    Day 13 - 14
    Pushkar

    . Fly to Jaipur and then drive to Pushkar. Spend a day in Pushkar a town built around the Pushkar Lake. Pushkar is known to have the one and only temple for lord Brahma in the world. It is the perfect hippie town to walk around, eat great food and soak in the calmness

    Inn Seventh Heaven, Pushkar
    Day 15 - 17
    Jodhpur

    The Blue city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is known for the stunning Meherangarh Fort, the street food and the sea of blue houses.

    Raas, Jodhpur