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INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

White Desert Storm

  • 1110 km
  • 9 days / 8 nights
Ahmedabad - Bhuj - Dhordo - Dholavira - Ahmedabad
Activity :
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Culinary
Terrain :
  • Desert
  • Urban

Welcome to Gujarat, the land of Dandiya, Dhokla and Bandhani sarees. It's where Gandhiji's Satyagraha movement came to life, it's home to one of the largest salt flats on the planet, and also the only place where you will run into the majestic wild ass. Here's a glimpse of your trip to this magnificent state!

Trip Type
Self Drive 365
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight- seeing destinations. That’s because when you’re out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Easy
Here's a road trip that is suited to those looking for a laid back drive, as well as veterans.

Is this road trip for me?

  • This road trip is for those who are looking for a week-long getaway. It's packed with smooth, arrow-straight roads, Gujarati tradition and some of nature's rarest miracles.

Highlights

  • Visit Gandhiji's home, the Sabarmati Ashram
  • Take a trip to the sprawling Akshardham Temple
  • Lose yourself in the massive expanse of the White Rann
  • Frolic at the pristine Mandvi Beach
  • Step back in time at the Harappa Ruins of Dholavira
Start of Tour Ahmedabad
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 1110 km
End of Tour Ahmedabad
Day 9
  • Driving Days :

    Total 7 Days

  • Rest Days :

    Total 2 Days

  • Day 1 Ahmedabad
    • None (Meals on your own)
    • Arrival transfer from airport to the hotel in Ahmedabad.
    • Overnight in Ahmedabad.

  • Transfers

    Arrival transfer from airport to the hotel in Ahmedabad.

    Welcome to Gujarat! On arrival at the airport in Ahmedabad, you will be escorted to your hotel in a chauffeur-driven car. Check in and take a breather.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure . Make sure to visit Swathi Snacks for some authentic Gujarati nibbles. This little restaurant is clean, service is fast and their Methi-Bajra thepla is simply fabulous! If you're up for shopping, the Law Garden is the place to be, plus it's a stone's throw from Swati. However, head to the Kankaria Lake or the Sabarmati riverfront if a long walk is how you want to wrap up the day.

  • Day 2 Ahmedabad
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a city tour of Ahmedabad in a chauffeur-driven car.
    • Overnight in Ahmedabad.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a city tour of Ahmedabad in a chauffeur-driven car.

    Post breakfast, tour the city of Ahmedabad in a chauffeur-driven car. Kick off your morning with a visit to the peaceful Sabarmati Ashram, the place that the Father of the Nation called home. Next on your list of sites is the Adalaj Stepwell. Constructed in the 15th century, this five-storeyed well is a brilliant example of the architectural prowess of its times. From here, head to Gandhinagar to visit the famous Akshardham Temple. This sprawling, 23-acre temple complex is dedicated to Hindu yogi and ascetic, Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
    Automotive enthusiasts will surely enjoy the next stop: the Auto World Vintage Car Museum. Classic car collector Pranlal Bhogilal's garage is where you will find close to 200, exquisite vintage models.
    It will be evening by the time you are back in Ahmedabad, the best time to visit the Sidi Sayyed Mosque; it looks stunning when lit up in the evening. The 16th century mosque is known for its intricately carved sandstone jaali or latticework on its windows.

  • Day 3 Ahmedabad
    • Drive
    • Distance:350 km
    • Time:6 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Ahmedabad to the lodge in Bhuj.
    • Overnight in Bhuj.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the hotel in Ahmedabad to the lodge in Bhuj.

    Today, pick up your car from the lodge and drive west on NH 947 towards Bhuj. Around 90 km outside Ahmedabad, we recommend that you take a right turn towards Bajana Village. This road leads to the Little Rann of Kutch, the only place in the world where you will find the majestic wild ass. We suggest that you visit the Wild Ass Sanctuary for a safari before heading to Bhuj.

  • Day 4 Bhuj
    • Breakfast
    • Drive into the city to enjoy the local sightseeing tour of Bhuj .
    • Overnight in Bhuj.

  • Activities

    Drive into the city to enjoy the local sightseeing tour of Bhuj .

    Ride into the city to enjoy the local sightseeing tour of Bhuj .Your first day of local sightseeing includes visits to the Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, the Mandvi Beach and the Vijaya Vilas Palace.

    Head first to the Prag Mahal, a 19th century palace that featured in the Oscar-nominated movie Lagaan. It's popular for its clock-tower, from where you can see all of Bhuj. The Aina Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) is located in the same compound as the Prag Mahal and is known for its marble-intensive build and ornate mirrors adorning its walls. It also has a collection of coins, seals and artefacts of the Bhuj province from the pre-Independence era.

    Time to head south to Mandvi, where you should first visit the Vijay Vilas Palace. It was the former summer home of the Jadeja Rajas of Kutch. After a quick lunch, on your way back, visit the Mandvi Beach. Brilliant views aside, camel rides, jet-skiing and ATV rides are quite popular here.

  • Day 5 Bhuj
    • Drive
    • Distance:90 km
    • Time:2 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the lodge in Bhuj to the resort in Dhordo.
    • Enjoy the vibrant Rann Fest.
    • Overnight in Dhordo.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the lodge in Bhuj to the resort in Dhordo.

    Post breakfast, check out and drive north of Bhuj on the NH 341 towards Dhordo. About 60 kilometres out on this butter-smooth and seemingly never ending stretch, you will reach the White Rann Permit Office. Collect the permit for your vehicle and your mates - required for entry into the White Rann and Kalo Dungar and proceed to Dhordo which is another 30 kilometres from here. Check in to your room.

  • Activities

    Enjoy the vibrant Rann Fest.

    The bustling Rann Utsav is just a short walk away. Take a quick break and step out to enjoy festivities at Gujarat's famous Festival and later, walk to the serene, endless salt flats of the Rann of Kutch.
    Return to the White Rann tents and settle in for the evening. If you are here during full moon, make sure to visit the White Rann at night; the salt flat glows under the moonlight.

  • Day 6 Dhordo
    • Breakfast
    • Overnight in Dhordo.

  • Other Recommendation

    The day is at leisure at the happening Rann Fest. Shop around its bustling markets, watch the local dances and cultural performances, and if you are up for it, indulge in adventure sports like quad-biking and parasailing.
    Early in the evening, drive out to Kalo Dungar to catch a mesmerising sunset with the endless Rann of Kutch in the background. Kalo Dungar is an hour-long drive from the White Rann. Later, drive back to the White Rann tents for the night.

  • Day 7 Dhordo
    • Drive
    • Distance:300 km
    • Time:6 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the resort in Dhordo to the resort in Dholavira.
    • Explore the ancient ruins of Dholavira on a guided tour.
    • Overnight in Dholavira.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the resort in Dhordo to the resort in Dholavira.

    After a quick breakfast, depart early from Dhordo, trace your way back to Bhuj and drive to Dholavira. Follow the State Highway (SH) 42 till Bhachau. The stretch from Bhachau to Ravi Moti isn't as smooth as the Gujarat roads that you are used to and has quite a lot of broken sections. However, Rav Moti onwards, you drive on the SH 51, a superb stretch of tarmac which lasts all the way to Dholavira.

  • Activities

    Explore the ancient ruins of Dholavira on a guided tour.

    Later, you will be escorted (with a guide) to the excavated site of the 5000-year-old Harappan metropolis. It was a flourishing trade hub in Asia, and one of the most advanced cities of its time. From the excavation site, you will be taken to what is going to be the most spectacular sight of your trip a sunset by the Rann of Kutch.

  • Day 8 Dholavira
    • Drive
    • Distance:370 km
    • Time:8 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the resort in Dholavira to the hotel in Ahmedabad.
    • Overnight in Ahmedabad.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the resort in Dholavira to the hotel in Ahmedabad.

    Head for Ahmedabad early in the morning. This way, you can catch the picturesque sunrise at the Rann of Kutch Lake on SH 51. Next, drive via Rapar to Lakadia, which will put you on NH 947, your road back to Ahmedabad.

  • Day 9 Ahmedabad
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from the hotel in Ahmedabad to the car rental agency, drop the car off and head out for your onward journey.

  • Transfers

    Drive from the hotel in Ahmedabad to the car rental agency, drop the car off and head out for your onward journey.

    Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Drive to the car rental agency, handover the vehicle and take home experiences of a lifetime!

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Car as per your package selected.


Exclusions

  • International air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any transport to / from Ahmedabad. Your tour price starts ex Ahmedabad.
  • Loss Damage Waiver for the vehicle.
  • Airline / hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, optional excursions , entry charges and guide charges wherever applicable, other items of a personal nature.
  • Parking charges, fuel and tolls are not included.
  • Cost of petrol / diesel / parking charges / tolls for the vehicle provided.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
Categories Full-Size Sedan - Honda City or similar MPV - Innova Crysta or similar SUV - Toyota Fortuner or similar Luxury Sedan - BMW 3 Series or similar Luxury Sedan - or similar
STANDARD 607 680 716 887
DELUXE 639 712 748 919
  • Ahmedabad 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Courtyard By Marriott
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Bhuj 2 Nights

    Room
    Kutch Safari Lodge
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Dhordo 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Mahefeel E Rann Resort
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Dholavira 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Dholavira Tourism Resort
    Deluxe Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • Ahmedabad Day 2

    Sidi Saiyyed Mosque's finely carved sandstone windows.
    Enjoy a city tour of Ahmedabad in a chauffeur-driven car.

    Post breakfast, tour the city of Ahmedabad in a chauffeur-driven car. Kick off your morning with a visit to the peaceful Sabarmati Ashram, the place that the Father of the Nation called home. Next on your list of sites is the Adalaj Stepwell. Constructed in the 15th century, this five-storeyed well is a brilliant example of the architectural prowess of its times. From here, head to Gandhinagar to visit the famous Akshardham Temple. This sprawling, 23-acre temple complex is dedicated to Hindu yogi and ascetic, Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
    Automotive enthusiasts will surely enjoy the next stop: the Auto World Vintage Car Museum. Classic car collector Pranlal Bhogilal's garage is where you will find close to 200, exquisite vintage models.
    It will be evening by the time you are back in Ahmedabad, the best time to visit the Sidi Sayyed Mosque; it looks stunning when lit up in the evening. The 16th century mosque is known for its intricately carved sandstone jaali or latticework on its windows.

    Included in trip
    • Bhuj Day 4

    Prag Mahal Place in Bhuj featured in the movie Lagaan.
    Drive into the city to enjoy the local sightseeing tour of Bhuj .

    Ride into the city to enjoy the local sightseeing tour of Bhuj .Your first day of local sightseeing includes visits to the Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, the Mandvi Beach and the Vijaya Vilas Palace.

    Head first to the Prag Mahal, a 19th century palace that featured in the Oscar-nominated movie Lagaan. It's popular for its clock-tower, from where you can see all of Bhuj. The Aina Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) is located in the same compound as the Prag Mahal and is known for its marble-intensive build and ornate mirrors adorning its walls. It also has a collection of coins, seals and artefacts of the Bhuj province from the pre-Independence era.

    Time to head south to Mandvi, where you should first visit the Vijay Vilas Palace. It was the former summer home of the Jadeja Rajas of Kutch. After a quick lunch, on your way back, visit the Mandvi Beach. Brilliant views aside, camel rides, jet-skiing and ATV rides are quite popular here.

    Included in trip
    • Dhordo Day 5

    Enjoy the vibrant Rann Fest.

    The bustling Rann Utsav is just a short walk away. Take a quick break and step out to enjoy festivities at Gujarat's famous Festival and later, walk to the serene, endless salt flats of the Rann of Kutch.
    Return to the White Rann tents and settle in for the evening. If you are here during full moon, make sure to visit the White Rann at night; the salt flat glows under the moonlight.

    Included in trip
    • Dholavira Day 7

    Mahabat Maqbara Palace, Junagadh outside Ahmedabad
    Explore the ancient ruins of Dholavira on a guided tour.

    Later, you will be escorted (with a guide) to the excavated site of the 5000-year-old Harappan metropolis. It was a flourishing trade hub in Asia, and one of the most advanced cities of its time. From the excavation site, you will be taken to what is going to be the most spectacular sight of your trip a sunset by the Rann of Kutch.

    Included in trip
    • FULL-SIZE SEDAN

    Honda City or Similar.
    Starting from
    4 Pax including driver
    Included in trip
    • 4 Doors
    • AC
    • Manual
    • Diesel
things-to-carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 l (20 kg).

  • Driving Licence
  • Credit card in driver's name
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss knife
  • Water
  • Music
  • Tissue box
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Mints
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Small tool kit
  • Warm clothes
things-to-carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 l (20 kg).

  • Driving Licence
  • Credit card in driver's name
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss knife
  • Water
  • Music
  • Tissue box
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Mints
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Small tool kit
  • Warm clothes
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