Welcome to Mandvi


The town itself is also quite attractive. Mandvi suffered far less destruction than Bhuj in the 2001 earthquake, so the heart of town (around Mochi Bazaar) is lined with beautiful old buildings in faded pastel hues and temples with wildly sculpted, cartoon-like facades. There are also some sweeping beaches, including the glorious, long, clean private beach near Vijay Vilas Palace, and public Kashivishvanath Beach, with food stalls and camel rides, 2km from the centre just east of the Rukmavati River.


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$850 Cultural & Theme Tours

Handicrafts in Gujarat - Rich Craft Heritage of Gujarat

Handicrafts in Gujarat – Craft Heritage of Gujarat Highlights • Visit Calico Museum of Textiles, one of India’s leading specialized textile museums • Experience the 1748 AD Naulakha Palace at Gondal which houses the erstwhile ruling family’s private collection • Visit Jetpur for screen and block printing workshops and a yarn-dyeing center • Stopover at Rajkot for Watson Museum and Rashtriya Shala, the hand-weaving community • Explore craft villages around Bhuj for distinctive styles of embroidery and other handiwork like weaving, block-printing, Rogan Painting, etc • Visit tie-and-dye center at Mandvi, a 400-year old shipyard and an exquisite Jain Temple complex • Get amazed at Bhungas and Rabari embroidery at Mandvi • En-route visit Wadhwan for tie-and-dye, weaving and metal crafts • Explore villages around Little Rann of Kutch for Tribal craft and culture • Day trip to Patan to watch the Salvis at work on the Patola, one of the richest silk textiles in the world Inclusions • Accommodation in a double / twin room with Breakfast (Except in Bhuj, Mandvi, and Dasada) • Monument Entry Fees • 1 Safari in Little Rann of Kutch • A car with experienced driver on disposal for 11 days – AC Toyota Innova • Packaged water in the car • All currently applicable taxes Exclusions • Any airfare or train fare • Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’ • Expenses of personal nature such as gratuities, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc. • India visa charges • Travel insurance Expert Travel Opinion House of MG in Old City area of Ahmedabad is renowned for its two ethnic cuisine restaurants. “Green House” serves local Gujarati snacks and ice creams and “Agashiye” is an iconic restaurant serving wholesome Gujarati set meal (popularly known as a “Thali”). Extremely popular!Vishala, a village themed ethnic cuisine restaurant is a popular outdoor dining option in Ahmedabad for travellers for winter evenings. The Utensil Museum is situated within the Vishala premises and hence, it is popular for travellers interested in Handicrafts in Gujarat to spend the evenings at Vishala after visiting the Utensil Museum.Rajkot is one of the hubs for Kathiawari Cuisine, the ethnic cuisine of the Saurashtra region. At Rajkot, you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Thali Lunch at Hotel Grand Thakar for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region. Kutch region around Bhuj has its own unique ethnic cuisine. At Bhuj you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Kutchi Thali Lunch at Hotel Prince for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region, while absorbing the intricacies of the handicrafts in Gujarat.

$730 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rann Utsav Package (3 Nights 4 Days)

DAY 1 Check-in time: 12:30 PM Transfers from Bhuj to Rann Utsav Tent City • 12:30 PM Onwards: Welcome & Check–in • 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM: Lunch at respective dining area • 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM: Enjoy in-house activities • 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM: Evening Tea/Coffee • 05:00 PM to 05:30 PM: Transfer to White Rann to witness the grandeur of sunset. Mode of transfer can be through Camel Cart / Bus on first come, first serve basis. • 07:00 PM to 07:30 PM: Return transfer to Rann Utsav Tent City, Dhordo • 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM: Dinner at respective dining area • 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM: Enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities DAY 2 • 06:00 AM to 06:30 AM: Morning Tea • 07:30 AM to 08:30 AM: Breakfast at respective dining area • 08:30 AM onwards: Complimentary tour to Mandvi Kutch Mandvi is an important beach famous among travellers for peace and solitude.  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Visit Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial Shyamji Krishna Varma was born on 4th October 1857 in the Mandvi Town of Kutch District of Gujarat.  • 01:30 PM to 02:00 PM: Visit Vijay Vilas Palace The great palace of Mandvi was built in 1929 by his highness Maharao Vijay Singhji, The Maharao of Kutch, as a summer resort. • 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM: Lunch • 03:00 PM to 06:30 PM: Enjoy leisure at private beach This beach is regarded as one of the finest beaches on Gujarat shoreline.  • 06:30 PM onwards: Return transfer to Tent City, Dhordo • 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM: Dinner at respective dining area • 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM:Enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities DAY 3 • 06:00 AM to 06:30 AM: Morning Tea • 06:30 AM to 07:00 AM: Transfer to White Rann to witness the grandeur of sunrise • 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Breakfast at respective dining area • 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Enjoy in-house activities • 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM: Lunch at respective dining area • 02:30 PM to 07:30 PM: Complimentary tour to Kala Dungar (Black Hill). Kala Dungar is the highest point in Kutch.  • 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM: Dinner at respective dining area. • 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM: Enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities DAY 4 • 06:00 AM to 06:30 AM: Morning Tea • 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Breakfast at respective dining area • 9:30 AM: Check-out from Tent City. Departure to Bhuj - Complimentary sightseeing places of interest in Bhuj. *Complimentary sightseeing – places of interest in Bhuj: Sri Swaminarayan Temple, Kutch Museum, Bhujodi