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West Indian Golden Triangle with Gujarat Tribal Tours
Duration:          12 Nights / 13 Days
Places Covered: New Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Bharwad, Sun Temple, Tribes Visit, Bhuj, Little Runn of Kutch.

Day 01: New Delhi
Upon arrival at New Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport meet by our representative followed by transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: New Delhi
After breakfast at hotel. Proceed for full day tour of Old & New Delhi. The sightseeing of Odl Delhi comprises of Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire. A cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk. The New Delhi attractions includes of Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath. Other attractions that are part of the tour are the imposing India Gate, the grand Parliament House, the President's Residence and the tour ends with a drive through the diplomatic enclave. Evening visit to Dilli Haat- The DILLI HAAT provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one suited for more contemporary needs. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activity. This Food and Craft Bazar is a treasure house of Indian culture, handicrafts and ethnic cuisine. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: New Delhi - Agra – New Delhi
After breakfast we will take you for the excursion tour of the City of Taj Mahal or Love Icon of which construction started by 1631 AD and ended by 1651 AD built by Shah Jahan and is one of the 7th Ownder of the World later visit to Agra Fort built by Mughal Emperor in 1565 AD the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.. Also visit to Sikandra Fort- the Musoleum of the Emperor Akbar. Afternoon proceed back to New Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: New Delhi-Ahmedabad (Morning flight)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight to Ahmedabad upon arrival meet by our representative and transfer to Utelia, a feudal village clustered around a medieval palace. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 05: The Bharwad
Today proceed for the sightseeing of Bharwad tribes. They are shepherds and cattlemen now they have settled in the village they do the painting of their houses primarily in blues, greens and white. Now they have been in the Diamond cutting sector. You will get the chance to see how rough diamonds are being converted in signing gems. Also visit to the local camel-breeding farm, where we can explore the business of producing the finest stock of camels.

Day 06: A Stepwell & Sun Temple
After breakfast break from the village life and will take to the historical past. Considering the visit to a stepwell (baoli), and a sun temple. The Calico Museum is one of the most riveting museums in all of Gujarat and houses an extensive array of tribal fabrics, both modern and antique, wall hangings, tapestries, and costumes. Adalaj Wav (built in 1499) is the most famous of the Gujarati baolis (step-wells). These enticing creations were constructed by royal families as a means of ensuring a source of water throughout the year and as a place of escape from the fierce Gujarati summers. The majestic walls have been adorned with carvings of flowers and birds, and at the bottom of the five story-deep well, is a small pool of water. The Modhera Sun Temple was build in the reign of King Bhimdev I (1027/27) and is said to resemble the famous Konark temple in Orissa. Like Adalaj Wav, Modheras granite austerity is relieved by the slight of brightly-clad locals walking around the complex. Overnight at Palace/Hotel.

Day 07: The Gowala & The Garacia
Today we will take you for rendezvous with another important tribe of Gujarat the Gowala and Garacia closely related to each other they differ only in the manner of living; the Gowala are more settled, the Garacia are still prone to roaming, and their women dress in a manner slightly less flaunty than the Gowala females. The homes of these tribals are among the hills that separate Gujarat from Rajasthan and they are primarily sheepherders. On one evening we will enjoy a private performance of tribal dances. Overnight Hotel/Palace.

Day 08: Patan's Patola Weavers and The Rani-ki-Vav
After breakfast visit to the Patola which is an intricate form of double ikat weaving that is so difficult and demanding that one sari can take up to six months to complete, this art today is practiced only by three families. All these three families live near Gujarat's oldest baoli, the 11th-century Rani-ki-vav. We will then visit one of the families, and explore the step well during our drive into the little Rann of Kutch. Overnight at Camp.

Day 09: The Banjara and The Rabari
After Intricate weavers visit today we will take you to the little Rann of Kutch which separates Kutch from the rest of Gujarat. The area is in hospitable a heavenly breeding ground for the Flamingos in the the shallow lake areas and the last remaining khurs or the Asiatic Wild Asses. Visit to one of the most nomadic tribes Rabari who keeps on searching for better grazing ground for their camels and sheep. Other tribes are the Banjara, who make their living from cattle, and whose female members are famous for their embroidery. Overnight camp/Hotel.

Day 10: The Rann of Kutch
The day will be for exploring the Gujarat Last frontier to the western most part of the country. Head towards Bhuj. Overnigth at Hotel.

Day 11-12: Visit to A Melting Pot of Tribes
Today you explore and shutterbugs will have good time meeting with number of different tribes namely Megwar, Samma, Jat, Mutwa, Ahir and Rabari. Daily excursion will be organized to explore these tribals. We will also spend some time at Bhuj, which was partially destroyed by the earthquake that struck in January 2001. We will tour the old City (via motor rickshaws) watching, among other places, the Aina (Old) and Prag (New) mahals (palaces) and visit the Bhartiya Folk Museum with its exhibits related to local tribal life. We also visit an artist who is one of only three people continuing to paint in the Rogan style.

Day 13: Bhuj-Mumbai (Flight)
After an early breakfast transfer to the Airport for flight to Mumbai we Upon arrival, we are moved to our hotel. In the late evening, drive to the airport for onward flights.