Explore Kutch & the beautiful Rann

Kutch is India’s largest district & high yielding region located in Gujarat state. India’s largest White Desert, The Great Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marshland situated in the heart of the Thar Desert with Gujarat on one side and Pakistan’s Sind province on the other. It is a shallow wetland which immerses in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other seasons.

“KUTCH nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha”

the Gujarat Tourism’s advertisement featuring Big B has made Rann of Kutch Festival a part of every traveller’s bucket list. Under the full moon lit sky, the glinting endless White Desert is a sight to behold, favourite of all photographers. Similarly, International Kite Festival at the Rann has become a highly popular & successful event. Experience the swinging Camel Safari on this Salt Desert, Dance to the tunes of Folk songs played, get Selfie with the cool Moon or hold the golden Sun in your hands. This Rann of Kutch festival is organized so that one can see the various sights of the Rann as well as get a taste of the local Culture, Cuisine, unique Landscapes, intricate Handicraft and Hospitality.

Dates: Kutch Rann Utsav 2018, or Rann of Kutch Festival 2018 is from 1st November 2018 – 20th February 2019. Choose any dates as per your ease.
Spl. Dates of Full Moon: 22nd Dec, 21st Jan & 19th Feb
Spl. Dates for New Year: 30th & 31st Dec

Spl. Dates for Kite Festival: 14th January

We have affordable plans covering best places of Kutch, as per your needs.
Plan A: 1 Night & 2 Days
Plan B: 2 Night & 3 Days

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Plan A: 1 Night & 2 Days. Bhuj to Bhuj. Includes Visit to White Rann, Rann Utsav (Cultural Program), visit to India Bridge, highest point in Kutch – Kalo Dungar (Black Hill), Gandhi nu gaam (handicraft village), Vijay Villas Palace, Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial, private Beach at Mandvi, 72 Jinalay Temple, Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Kutch Museum, Swaminarayan Temple, Bhujodi Handicraft Village, Hiralaxmi Craft Park, Vande Mataram memorial.

Pricing: Rs. 6,999/- Per Person, Price is valid for minimum 2 people booking. Rs. 1000/- surcharge for above mentioned special dates. Group Discount available.

Inclusion:
– 1 Night Double / Triple Sharing Stay will be in Kutchi Bhungas / Cottages
– Package starts with first day Lunch and ends with last day Breakfast
– 1 Breakfast , 1 Lunch  and  1 Dinner. All Meals will be Veg. only and will be provided at resort only
– Private AC vehicle with driver for your entire tour. All Toll, Parking, Taxes included
– Pickup and Drop at Railway Station/ Bus Station / Airport

Exclusion:
– Train or Flights Tickets
– White Rann Entry Permit
– Food during travel, Last Day Lunch & any other than mentioned in inclusion
– Guide or entrance fees to monuments, museum, etc
– Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, joy rides 
– Additional sightseeing or usage of vehicle not mentioned in the itenary
– Any other item not mentioned in Inclusion

Plan B: 2 Night & 3 Days. Bhuj to Bhuj. Includes Visit to White Rann, Rann Utsav (Cultural Program), visit to India Bridge, highest point in Kutch – Kalo Dungar (Black Hill), Gandhi nu gaam (handicraft village), Lakhpat Fort, Narayan Sarovar, Koteshwar, Mata no Madh, Vijay Villas Palace, Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial, private Beach at Mandvi, 72 Jinalay Temple, Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Kutch Museum, Swaminarayan Temple, Bhujodi Handicraft Village, Hiralaxmi Craft Park, Vande Mataram memorial.

Pricing: Rs. 10,499/- per person, Price is valid for minimum 2 people booking. Rs. 1000/- surcharge for above mentioned special dates. Group Discount available.

Inclusion:
– 1 Night Double / Triple Sharing Stay in Kutchi Bhungas / Cottages
-1 Night Double / Triple Sharing Stay in Hotel KBN or similar at Bhuj
– 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and  2 Dinner. All Meals will be Veg. only and will be provided at resort only
– Private AC vehicle with driver for your entire tour. All Toll, Parking, Taxes included
– Pickup and Drop at Railway Station/ Bus Station / Airport

Exclusion:
– Train or Flights Tickets
– Food during travel, 2nd & Last Day Lunch & any other than mentioned in inclusion
– White Rann Entry Permit
– Guide or entrance fees to monuments, museum, etc
– Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & joy rides
– Additional sightseeing or usage of vehicle not mentioned in the itenary
– Any other item not mentioned in Inclusion

Reservations on Payment basis only

For Enquiries & Bookings Contact:
9819155259 / 9833895635

Notes:

a. Gujarat is a ‘dry state’ by law when it comes to alcoholic drinks. It is therefore illegal to carry, purchase or consume alcohol in the entire Gujarat state.

b. Child Policy: upto 5yrs child complimentary. 6-10yrs child 50% cost of an adult cost (Without bed and vehicle space). 11-year and above considered as an adult.

c. Cancellation Policy: If cancellation done prior to 30 days of the tour 50% will be refunded. If cancellation done after that, no refund will be provided.

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Do you know why Maya is famous?

Tigress at Tadoba

Why other tigers are separated in that region? How do Tigress handles all of her cubs herself without any support? How do they rule the Jungles? How do they divide their territories from other Tigers? So many questions & lots of information to know for the curious minds always. Experience the Wild through our Third Eye as you will not only admire the charming Bengal Tigers, but also know about their habitat, lifestyle, lineage, culture, habits, etc. all info which is not easily available anywhere. Great natural Experiential Learning with Travel than compared to zoo structure. Wonderful chance to learn & do wildlife photography too.

What happens here?: You turn around and freeze at the sight of the 400LB, terribly ferocious, lean mean killing machine that is barely 2 metres from you. Its looking right at you with the steely cold, grey eyes that have spelt doom for many creatures mightier than you. There is no mercy in those eyes – and one look is enough to make you send up a silent prayer.
You realize that if it decides to attack there is nothing in this world that can save you from one of the finest killing machines that God has created.
So you try to ignore the rivers of sweat flowing down your face – and hope it cannot smell your fear.
It takes a step and the taut muscles on its shoulder announce the immense power it can unleash – just in case you had any doubts about its power.
You try your best to look nonchalant and try to steal a glance at your camera. Hopefully its rolling and in video mode. Hopefully it is pointed in the right direction too.
Another powerful step and she is out of strike range – for now! The entire jeep sends out a collective sigh of relief and you realize you had finally started breathing again.
You feel proud to be one of the very few that have come face to face with Maya, the wild Indian tigress – and lived to tell the tale.

The pristine Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is Maharashtra’s oldest & largest National Park nearby to Mumbai. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and is endowed with rich biodiversity. Total area of the Reserve is 1727sqkm and shelters a huge population of majestic Tigers, so you surely do see one. It’s the Jungle that Never disappoints.

other animals at Tadoba Tiger Reserve
Rich Bio-diversity

Category : Wildlife

Duration : 02 Nights / 03 Days

Safaris: 4 Safaris in total 

Tour Price : just Rs. 16499/- per person (for 4-6 persons group)

Inclusions:

  1. Pickup and Drop from Nagpur to Nagpur by Private Car
  2. 02 Nights & 03 Days accommodation in cottages
  3. All 3 Meals at Tadoba
  4. 3 Open Gypsy Safaris in Core Zone
  5. 1 Buffer / Core Zone Safari
  6. All Forest Permissions and Guide Charges
  7. Expertise Charges

Exclusions:
1. Transfer between from your location & Nagpur
2. Meals during the train/flight/road journey
3. Lens/Camera charges
4. Any personal expenses
5. Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities or sudden changes in forest fees, permits, etc.

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Book a month in advance for better facilities.

Experience shared by Anand, our past traveller: “Travelled to Tadoba tiger reserve with Jinal. Had a great trip – travel was smooth, accommodation and food were good, above all we sighted the tiger that too the mother and 2 cubs 🙂Coordinating with Jinal was a breeze – extremely professional, caring and ensured everything was arranged well. Thanks and look forward to travelling to more places with you. Cheers!”

Notes:

  1. Tiger sightings are dependent on tracking skills, knowledge of the forest, weather conditions, luck & chance. But all our safari tours are well guided with experts and local guides who help track tigers along with other mammals and birds, This has resulted in successful tiger sightings. We also focus on overall biodiversity & not just tigers.
  2. There will be maximum 6 people in one open Gypsy.
  3. Child above 5 years of age is considered as an adult for any Safari permit all over India.
  4. Cancellation not allowed, only transfer is valid. No refund possible in this trip.

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Get the City Out of You

With the city’s fast-forward life, we often neglect the need to pause and break sometimes. Right kind of Breaks give our mind much needed relaxation from the stress & exhaustion from our hectic lives. Here we offer you a great detox while immersing in nature & village life, going back to roots. Experience complete peace of mind with breathtaking locales, away from crowded tourists destinations as usual. Holiday differently.

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Waterfalls to Forest Streams
Paper Boats to Fishing
Read a Book or Jump in Puddles
Help a farmer or Play with animals
Trek the hill or Share stories Riverside

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Very small picturesque village situated right next to the lush green forest, is just 120kms from Mumbai in Shahpur. Hence, we get to see rich bio-diversity in plants & birds around those endless greens of the paddies. Another beautiful site to see is the picture perfect river flowing near the village. Relish organic simple but filling meals made on chulha. Rejuvenate here completely with your friends or families in authentic rural life.

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Activities (optional):

  • Walk through the village, knowing the place & people
  • Chill at the river-stream. Get fish-pedicure, take a dip, etc.
  • Play several village games like – tyre-race, marbles, sail paper-boats, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in farming activities going on
  • Trek to the near-by hill with guide
  • Photography of varied bio-diversity, landscapes & portraits
  • Listen & share stories with the locals
  • Meditate at river-side, re-connect with yourself
  • Immerse in your favourite Book
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Go for a Day trip from morning to evening. Or opt for over-night Stay. Available on Weekdays as well as Weekends. For any Age group. Contact 9819155259 for details & bookings soon.

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Note:

  • Consumption of Alcohol, Drugs or Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere within the village.
  • Don’t expect any comforts in this small village.. enjoy the raw, authentic village life – with all organic & natural foods.

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A Night with the Fireflies

After the successful summer Tadoba tour, we are back again with our off-beat trips. As we await the upcoming monsoon season’s first showers, we welcome the season of Fireflies (Jugnu). Sahyadris are twinkling with small flickering yellow lights, this period is known as the mating season for fireflies. Just before monsoon starts, millions of fireflies gather to attract their mates. Opportunity to witness them live is available only now.

Some villages near Harishchandragad has a biodiversity hotspot for fireflies. We get to see these beautiful phenomenon dancing around all over in lakhs. This place offers serene valley views, river, forest, etc.

So, Explore the beautiful hill-village, admire lakhs of fireflies, lie down under the stars, relish the fresh home-cooked food, swim or just laze in the river, play village games, eat freshly picked local fruits like mangoes, jamuns, karvandas, etc., participate in rural activities, accommodation in home-stays will truly add warm touch to the experience & detox from the hustled city life. 

Dates: B1 – 9-10th June, B2 – 16th – 17th June, B3 – 23rd-24th June

Venue: Eco-Tourism in Akola, near Harishchandragad – less than 200kms from Mumbai (just 4 hours drive from Mumbai & Pune)

Charges: All this at Just at Rs. 1499/- per person. Last minute bookings from Wednesday will be Rs. 1799/-pp.

Includes: rustic home-stay; 3 wholesome organic home-cooked meals (1 – breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snacks & tea); swim in the river; admire an ocean of fireflies around you; scenic valleys, river & nature trails; feast on local fruits from the trees; play village games; star gazing; a guide to take you around the village & forests for fireflies.

Excludes: Travel to & from the Village (assistance will be provided); bottled drinking water; any personal & emergency expense.

Contact: 9819155259

Hurry, as we have only smaller batch sizes available. 

Note: Smoking & Drinking is strictly prohibited at this trip. No refund on cancellation.

 

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A Night with the Stars (Astro Camping)

Unique Treat for Children in Experiential Learning

Welcome to the wonders of Universe

Nothing better than a dark night, cool Camping & hills surrounding making the perfect destination for Star Gazing & Astro Photography. From the Experts watch live & learn about the Constellations, their identification with the help of Star Map & Telescopes. This Real-time watching of Planets is a wonderful experience than the animated videos of the Planetarium. Learn Night Sky Photography Techniques. Delicious food & accommodation under starry night.. The Perfect Weekend Getaway, so bring your family, children & friends along and acquire skills that will enable you to enjoy stargazing for the rest of your life.  

Dates: 2nd & 9th Feb 2019 (Saturday Night, Sunset to Sunrise)

Location: Safale, Tandulwadi Village (18°35’13.0″N 73°18’26.4″E)

All Amateur & Novice Users can join and take opportunity to know the Night Sky and observe some of the deep sky objects like Planets, Nebulae’s, Galaxies, Globular Cluster, Open Clusters, Double Stars and of course our Milky Way Galaxy etc. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of astronomy is necessary for this.

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Night Sky Gazing Schedule:

Participants are requested to reach the campsite by 6 pm. Sunset – 6:30pm
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Event Registration, Selfie Photos, Group Photo Session & Snacks
7:00 – 7:30 pm – Session 1 – Introduction & West Sky Objects, Satellite Tracking, Moon Observation
7:30 – 8:00 pm – Night Sky Orientation – Finding the North Star and Ursa Major
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Session 2 – Astronomy Awareness Video Program
9:00 – 10:00 pm – Dinner Time (On-Site Delicious Veg Dinner & BBQ)
10:30 – 11:30pm – Session 3 – Telescope Orientation & Night Sky Observation, Constellations, Globular Clusters, Twin Stars and Galaxies
11:30pm – 12:30am – General Observation and Astrophotography
1:00 – 03:30 am – Power Nap – Charge Yourself and Camera/Tablet/Mobile Batteries
3:30 – 4:00 am – Tea Break
4:00 – 5:30 am – Session 4 – Early Morning Sky
5:30 – 6:30 am – Session 5 – ISS, Satellite, Iridium Flares Tracking & Crescent Moon
7:00 – 7:30 am – Breakfast / Tea and Group Photo
8:00 am – Event Closure

Participants can depart from the camp-site, or hang around with experts for informal discussion. Participants are free to observe all night or retire for a short sleep and join again for observations. We greatly encourage informal interactions/ discussion with us at any time during the night. WE WILL BE AWAKE ALL NIGHT TO FACILITATE THOSE WHO WISH TO STAY AWAKE AND OBSERVE THE NIGHT SKY WITH US.

Equipments Used:

  1. 10 Inch Dobsonian Reflectors (2 Qty) – Antares GSO & SKY Watcher
  2. Binoculars 10 x 50 (2 Qty)
  3. Celestron Automated Mount (100mm Refractor)
  4. Celestron Automated Mount for Astrophotography
  5. EQ1 Manual – 75mm & 80mm Scope

March Astro-camping batch

Event Charges: Adult Rs. 1849/- and Child (above 5 Yrs to 14 Yrs) Rs. 1349/-

Includes

  • Real-time Night Sky Gazing Event and On-Site Charges
  • Evening Snacks, Delicious Veg Dinner & Morning Breakfast
  • Stay in Tent with soft bedding & pullover
  • Tea & Drinking Water available
  • Guitarist (if available)

Limited Seats only. Registrations will be closed 3 days prior. Hurry!

Please call post RSVP on +91 9819155259 for further details & booking. (Only RSVPs will not be counted)

Notes:

  • Smoking and Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited at this campsite. As this is a spl. Educative Camping, Drunken participants will be asked to leave the Site immediately. The Organizers reserve the right to expel offending participants from the camp-site.
  • Observation depends on subject to availability of object & weather condition.
  • No refund on cancellation from the participant.

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