Arrival at Rann Riders, Dasada-Safari Across the Little Rann
The experience starts in the barren landscape of Little Rann of Kutch. The region is a vast, featureless plain encrusted with salt that is accessible only for a few months every year. We will go on a safari across the Little Rann and look for the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass that is not found anywhere else in the world. In the evening, relax by the pool at the resort and gear up for the long drive the following day. Overnight at Rann Riders
Arrive at Mandvi – Camping on the beach
After breakfast, get ready to cross the vast plains of Little Rann. The first 80km drive will take us through the vast, barren, still and completely dry terrain of Kutch. The unending flats and the deafening silence of Little Rann cannot be described. It can only be experienced. Don’t be surprised if you get disoriented in this seemingly infinite piece of land. Once we have driven past Little Rann, we will drive down towards Mandvi. A small shipping manufacturing town, Mandvi boasts of crystal blue waters, a palace and a private beach. Spend the night in a luxury camp right on the beach!
Visit Mandvi Palace, Boat Building yards and Handicraft Villages
Get up at leisure and after a lazy breakfast on the beach, visit the lavish Mandvi Palace spread in 450 acres. Once you find your way back to the car, we will drive to the Mandvi town. Visit the boat building yards and pick up souvenirs in the handicraft villages near the town. Sit on the beach and sip a cool drink. In the evening, enjoy dinner by the waters and spend the night once again at the luxury camps.
Drive to the highest point of Kutch – Kala
Dunger and Experience White Rann on a Full Moon night
Today is going to a very exciting day and an even more exciting evening –it’s Full Moon night! We will drive to the highest point of Kutch – Kala Dunger populary known as Black Hill. Very close to the border with Pakistan, this isthe only point from where a panaromic view of the Great Rann of Kutch is possible. From here, we will drive to the White Rann – a vast salt marsh which sparkles on a Full Moon night. The beauty of this landscape is unmatched and can leave you spell bound as you see the earth below your feet sparkling under the moonlight. Overnight at Gateway to Rann.
Enjoy the luxury stay at Infinity Resorts, Nakhtrana
After a good night’s sleep close to the salt marsh, don’t be surprised if you wake up with a salty taste in your mouth! Enough roughing out? Lets head towards Nakhtrana and spend a couple of days in the lap of luxury at Infinity Resorts. Enjoy a cultural folk dance before you call it a day
Drive to Koteshwar- Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary
Get up at leisure and after breakfast, we will drive to Koteshwar – the western most tip of India. Not only is Koteshwar a milestone in itself, it is also home to Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary – one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat. Spend a few hours in the company of the endangered Chinkaras before heading back to Nakhtrana. Overnight at Infinity Resort.
The journey concludes…
We all will get together for our final breakfast on this expedition. After checkout, we will head our own ways. The crew vehicle will head back towards Delhi. You can travel back for your connecting flight to Ahmadabad or Bhuj.If you brought your own vehicle, you can choose to explore further or start driving back to where your hometown!