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Nakhatrana Extended Getaway(3 Nights)

Rajkot, Nakhatrana, Rajkot

for Family Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Vijay Vilas Palace
72 Jinalaya
Mandvi Beach
Narayan Sarovar (Photo Courtesy: Chandra)
Spectacular Sunrise at Fulay near Nakhatrana
Banni Grassland
Volcanic Rock Formation near Nakhatrana
Mata No Madh - Ashapura Temple
Marsh Harrier
Bay Backed Shrike
Red Vented Bulbul
Indian Roller
White Cheeked Bulbul
White Breasted Kingfisher
Variable Wheatear
Kutch Fossil Museum
Gurdwara at Lakhpat
White Rann

Nakhatrana extended Getaway is an extended Getaway Nakhatrana area for exploring best of Pilgrimage, White Rann, Bird watching, heritage and Mandvi Beach.

Route

Nakhatrana(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Rajkot and travel to Nakhatrana. Evening Visit to Pilgrimages of Kutch
  • Day-2 Morning Visit to Mandvi. Afternoon Visit to Bhuj.
  • Day-3 Morning Safari around Banni Grasslands. Afternoon visit to Kutch Fossil Museum, Nirona Craft Village and evening visit to White Rann
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Nakhatrana - Kutch Fossil Museum (20.00 kms), Rogan Painting at Nirona (30.00 kms), Mata No Madh - Ashapura Temple (50.00 kms), Mandvi Beach (70.00 kms), Vijay Vilas Palace (70.00 kms), 72 Jinalaya (82.00 kms), Lakhpat (90.00 kms), Narayan Sarovar (105.00 kms), Koteshwar Temple (110.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Rajkot Departure - Rajkot
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests with more interests in Bird watching could spend additional nights in Nakhatrana. Guests looking to relax by the beach could spend additional nights at Mandvi.

Distances
  • Rajkot to Nakhatrana -290 kms (6 hrs)
  • Nakhatrana to Rajkot -290 kms (6 hrs)
Route

Rajkot - Nakhatrana(3) - Rajkot

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Rajkot and travel to Nakhatrana. Evening Visit to Pilgrimages of Kutch Arrival at Rajkot and proceed to Nakhatrana (285 kms - 4.5 hrs). Afternoon Visit to Mata no Madh (40 kms), Lakhpat (70 kms), Narayan Sarovar (100 kms) and Koteshwar Temple (100 kms). Return by evening.

Day-2 Morning Visit to Mandvi. Afternoon Visit to Bhuj. Morning visit to Mandvi (70 kms). Visit 72 Jinalaya (Jain Temple), Vijay Vilas Palace (Palace Estate) and Mandvi Beach. Lunch at Mandvi. Return via Bhuj visiting Kutch Museum, Chhattardi and Swami Narayan Temple. Return by evening.

Day-3 Morning Safari around Banni Grasslands. Afternoon visit to Kutch Fossil Museum, Nirona Craft Village and evening visit to White Rann Morning Safari around Banni Grasslands. Banni Grasslands (8500 sq kms) is renowned for bird watching (200+ varieties including flamingos) and diverse wildlife (Jackals, Mongoose, Blue Bull etc.) Afternoon visit to Kutch Fossil Museum (20 kms), Nirona Craft Village (30 kms) and evening visit to White Rann (110 kms), return by evening.

Day-4 Departure Departure from Nakhatrana for Rajkot for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Nakhatrana :

  • Kutch Fossil Museum - Kutch Fossil Museum is home to a treasure of Fossils found around Kutch area. Kutch area has been indentified as a major site for Archeologists. The museum has collected priceless fossils over a long period of time and are exhibited. Exhibits include Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Plant fossils, Trace Fossils and Minerals Treasures.

  • Rogan Painting at Nirona - The Rogan art of painting is an ancient art over three hundred years old. The traditional Rogan flower motifs and designs speak of a Persian influence and the word Rogan itself means oil-based in Persian. Today, Nirona in Kutch is the only place where this work is created. Guests are able to visit the home of the family for a demonstration of the Art/ There are ready souvenirs available for purchase. Specific designs can be created as per order.

  • Mata No Madh - Ashapura Temple - Mata no Madh is name of the place, where the famous temple of Ashapura Mata, the head deity of Kutch stands at 95 km from Bhuj. The temple was built in 14th century and now considered a must visit for any one hailing from Kutch. Mata no Madh is also visited enroute Narayan Sarovar and Koteshwar temple and visited alongwith Lakhpat in a day excursion ex-Bhuj.

  • Mandvi Beach - The Private beach of the Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi Beach is maintained by the tourism department and is one of the most pristine and idyllic beaches in India. It has been the location for many film shootings.

  • Vijay Vilas Palace - Vijay Vilas Palace is a Palace estate at 5 kms from Mandvi town centre overlooking Mandvi beach at the distance and is visited for its impressive Vijay Vilas Palace. Vijay Vilas Palace interiors depict the heritage character and royal living. The rooftop offers excellent views of the estate and the Mandvi beach beyond.

  • 72 Jinalaya - 72 Jinalaya is a Jain Pilgrimage at 11 kms from Mandvi and 51 kms from Bhuj and is home to 72 Deris of Lord Mahavir. It is situated on the Mundra-Mandvi Road spread over 80 acre of area.

  • Lakhpat - Lakhpat (135 kms from Bhuj) has religious significance for Sikhs. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, believed to have camped here on his journey to Mecca. The site later became a Gurdwara, which holds some of Nanaks possessions. For a general pilgrimage traveller Lakhpat (37 kms from Koteshwar), Koteshwar and Narayan Sarovar (4 kms from Koteshwar) all can be visited in a day visit.

  • Narayan Sarovar - Narayan Sarovar (150 kms from Bhuj) is a sacred lake one of the most sacred sites in Hindu religion. For a general pilgrimage traveller Lakhpat Sikh Pilgrimage (37 kms from Koteshwar), Koteshwar and Narayan Sarovar (4 kms from Koteshwar) all can be visited in a day visit.

  • Koteshwar Temple - The Koteshwar temple is a renowned Lord Shiva temple, 4 kms from Narayan Sarovar and about 155 kms from Bhuj. There are thousand sacred lingas dedicated to lord Shiva are found in the temple For a general pilgrimage traveller Lakhpat Sikh Pilgrimage (37 kms from Koteshwar), Koteshwar and Narayan Sarovar (4 kms from Koteshwar) all can be visited in a day visit.

Destination Overview

Rajkot - Rajkot, the commercial capital of region of Saurashtra region in North West Gujarat. Rajkot is a popular arrival point for guests looking to visit Pilgrim centre of Junagadh and Sasan Gir (Asiatic Lions, Bird watching and Crocodiles).

Nakhatrana - Nakhatrana lies 50 kms North of Bhuj and is central to Pilgrimage, bird watching and craft centres of Bhuj. Nakhatrana is base point to visit Banni Grasslands, Chhari Dhand Wetland Reserve and prime bird watching areas of Greater Rann of Kutch.

Access
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Distances
  • Rajkot to Nakhatrana -290 kms (6 hrs)
  • Nakhatrana to Rajkot -290 kms (6 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Kutch Experience

Kutch is renowed for its White desert experience (Dhordo and Dholavira), idyllic beach (Mandvi), more

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Distances
  • Rajkot to Nakhatrana -290 kms (6 hrs)
  • Nakhatrana to Rajkot -290 kms (6 hrs)

Expert Speak

Nakhatrana extended Getaway is best recommended for general family profile guests looking to get a glimpse of the most visited sights and experiences of Kutch area

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