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Ride to Rann

  • Best time
  • November to February
  • Total Duration
  • 14 Days
  • Destinations Covered
  • Mumbai – Diu – Gir – Gondal – Bhuj – Dasada – Poshina – Mount Abu – and Udaipur
  • Hotel Category
  • Luxury, Mid- Budget, Heritage and Tented Accommodation
  • Main Attraction
  • Biking in Rann of Kutch, Wild Ass Sanctuary, Aravali hills, Village resorts, Textiles and Handicrafts

Detailed Itinerary

Map

  • Days
  • Events
  • Day 01
  • Arrival Mumbai
    Meet on arrival at Mumbai International Airport
    After traditional welcome and check in formalities, check in to the room
    Day is free to relax.
    Overnight in Mumbai
  • Day 02
  • Mumbai
    After breakfast, proceed by ferry to Elephanta island to visit heritage caves. There are two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva.
    Back to the city and after lunch, continue your sightseeing of Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan etc.
    Optional cooking demonstration and dinner with local Maharastrian home. OR dinner as per your choice. 
    Overnight in Mumbai
  • Day 03
  • Mumbai – Diu
    After breakfast, departure transfer to the Mumbai Airport 
    Fly to Diu. Arrive and check in to the hotel.
    Gather at the conference room of the hotel for tour briefing and slide show.
    Later the members will be introduced to their Royal Enfield 500 cc bikes and the technical support team including the Royal Enfield technician. Also the team gets an opportunity to test ride the bikes.
    Diu is a small place and there are many empty road available for test ride. 
    Dinner at a local sea food restaurant.
    Overnight in Diu
  • Day 04
  • Diu – Gir (100 KS)
    After breakfast, start your bike to ride on the roads of Gujrat. Big trees and green fields on both the sides of the road and villagers en route define this route to Gir. 
    Arrive in Gir and check in to the camp. After getting fresh, day is free to explore the area on foot or on bike.
    Overnight in Gir
  • Day 05
  • Gir – Gondal (150 KS)
    After morning tea and cookies, explore Gir National Park with naturalist in an open jeep.
    Return to the camp for breakfast. Later ride to Gondal.
    Arrive and check in to heritage hotel.
    After getting fresh, visit Naulakha Palace which was built in 1748AD in the Darbargarh or old fort of the Jadeja Rajputs who ruled Gondal from the mid-1600s. 
    It is open for viewing only for those who stay at the Orchard Palace or Riverside Palace in Gondal. 
    Overnight in Gondal
  • Day 06
  • Gondal – Bhuj (275 KS)
    After breakfast, start riding towards Bhuj. This is going to be a long day. 
    The road condition will give a mixed experience of smooth and bumpy ride.
    Arrive in Bhuj and check in to the hotel.
    Overnight in Bhuj
  • Day 07
  • Bhuj
    After breakfast, day free is to explore tribal textile in nearby villages. Also visit Gandhi Gram to see some excellent forms of handicrafts like patch work, Zari, Embroidery and Gond (Glue) art work. 
    After spending some time with tribal people and craftsman ride back to Bhuj.
    Overnight in Bhuj
  • Day 08
  • Bhuj – Dasada (250 KS)
    After breakfast, ride to Dasada or the Gateway to Little Rann of Kutch- habitat of Asiatic Wild Ass and a bird watching paradise.
    Arrive and check in to the resort - an ethnically designed eco-resort, set among wetlands and agricultural fields. The resort has imaginatively designed cottages that blend with the rural countryside in which it is situated. 
    Dinner with bon fire
    Overnight in Dasada
  • Day 09
  • Dasada
    After early breakfast, proceed for 4X jeep  or with bike (Road condition is not good due to wet land and weather condition) to explore wild life of Rann of Kutch and also the Aisatic Wild Ass.
    Return to the resort after the safari. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore the surroundings on bike.
    Dinner with cultural folk dance and music
    Overnight in Dasada
  • Day 10
  • Dasada – Poshina (165 KS)
    After breakfast, drive to Poshina – a popular village and home to colourful tribal communities of Garasias, Bhils and pastoral Rabaris.  
    Arrive Poshina and check in to a Heritage hotel.
    Overnight in Poshina
  • Day 11
  • Poshina – Mount Abu (140 KS)
    After breakfast, take your camera and start your bike to click some nice pictures of the tribal’s of Aravali mountain range (It is one of the oldest mountain range on the earth) also visit a horse shrine etc. 
    Post lunch, drive to Mount Abu. Enjoy the wonderful ride on the curvaceous mountain roads.
    Arrive and check in to the heritage hotel.
    Mount Abu is the only hill station of Rajasthan situated at the height of 1029 Mts. 
    After getting fresh, gather at the hotel’s lawns surprise gala them dinner 
    Overnight in Mount Abu
  • Day 12
  • Mount Abu – Udaipur (150 KS)
    After breakfast, ride towards Udaipur, also called the Venice of East or City of Lakes.
    Arrive in Udaipur and check in to the hotel.
    Evening: Explore the old part of the City or walk around Fateh Sagar Lake.
    Overnight in Udaipur
  • Day 13
  • Udaipur
    After breakfast, proceed for city sightseeing which includes City Palace, part of the Palace still serves as Residence of the present King of Mewar; Jag Mandir and a boat ride in Lake Pichhola.
    Also visit Sahelion ki Badi.
    Farewell dinner with crew members at Lake view restaurant. Say good bye to the crew members and the bike tour ends here.
    Overnight in Udaipur 
  • Day 14
  • Udaipur – Mumbai – Home
    After breakfast, departure transfer to the Airport of Udaipur.
    Fly to Mumbai. 
    Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel near to the Airport.
    After farewell dinner, departure transfer to the Mumbai International Airport.
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  • Suggestions:
  • From Diu a detour of 02 days can be done to Palitana- a group of 873 marble temples on the top of a hill.
    ✔ A day excursion to Lothal- the southernmost outposts of Indus Civilization, can be arranged.
    From Dasada, a day excursion to Patan can be done which is famous for Patan Patola textile.
    ✔ While in Bhuj, one can stay in a village resort amidst of Rann of Kutch.