Gujarat is a state of India in the west of the country. It is composed of many peoples living in villages that we propose to discover.
This trip to Gujarat includes many places that are
The arrival will be very early in Ahmedabad. You will be quickly transferred to the hotel where you can rest. After regaining strength, you can visit Sabarmat Ashram, Gandhi’s place of retirement which is also Gujarat by birth. In addition, you can admire the architecture of this city that combines India with the Islamic world.
Approximately 3 hours drive will take you to Poshina , where you will be staying in a small boutique hotel.
In the afternoon, discover garasia villages, west of Poshina. The family houses are vast, the outfits are very colorful. You continue to hamlets of Rabi tribes of Rajasthan. The arms of the women are decorated with bangles to the elbow.
Late afternoon at the Poshina market, where the villagers of the area meet. You observe the endless negotiations in the stalls of blacksmiths and admire the workshops of potters who are modeling the terracotta horses that are famous in the city, then those of goldsmiths. A look at the Shiva temple of the fourteenth century.
After a nice night in Poshina, you will go to Desada. Before that, you will have to go through Modhera first. You will see in particular the famous temple of the Sun God Surya. Then, you will go to Dessada to observe its wild nature through a safari. Wild donkeys, antelopes and crocodiles will be there.
Departure for Bhuj, capital of Kutch. Completion of the formalities for authorizations to visit the tribal villages. Discover the palace of Aina Mahal where the Palace of Mirrors is located as well as a rich collection of palanquins, textiles, porcelains and fans. Visit of the public part of Prag Mahal and the Kutch Museum (closed on Wednesdays). Stroll in the bazaar.
Wankaner was the Rajput fief. Moreover, you will settle in the sumptuous palace where the Maharaja still lives. You will discover the stud farm that houses beautiful horses, but also a real collection of cars.
When you wake up in Wankaner, you will leave for Bravnaghar taking care to pass through Rajkot where Gandhi spent part of his childhood. You will discover his house and his school.
Palitana is one of the most important cities for jains. You will have to climb 3500 steps to reach the sacred site that you will have the honor to visit. After that you will return to Valdodara which is a modern city with prestigious universities, art museums and galleries.
The city of Champaner is classified world heritage by UNESCO because of all the treasures found there. Indeed, there is an immense and majestic fortress, temples and mosques.
Then you will go to Chhota Udaipur. It’s an incredible place where tradition and modernity mix. You will be able to observe and approach the populations and discover their culture and their daily life. You can also enjoy the big annual fair.
Upon your return to Ahmedabad, a farewell dinner will be offered before you take your flight back to France.