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Home Fair & Festival Tours Tarnetar Fair Tour Packages
Tarnetar Fair Tour Packages
The Tarnetar Fair Tour Package is one of the most happening events in Gujarat. The fair, spanning three days, is held at Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar (three-eyed god), popularly known as Tarnetar. Popular belief associates the village with the Swayamwar (marriage) of Draupadi after Arjun performed the Mastsyavedh, an unparalleled feat of archery. Villagers from all over the state, dressed in their brilliant traditional costumes and exquisite jewellery, flock to Tarnetar.

The magic of this fair lies in the spontaneity with which the people joyously break into folk songs and folk dances to the rhythmic accompaniments of drums and an assortment of folk instruments. Young and old, men and women, swing and sway in gay abandon to the soul-stirring rhythm of the Ras Garba and the Hudo Dance.The Rasada, the captivating folk dance performed by hundreds of women moving gracefully in a single circle, dancing gaily to the accompaniment of four drums and jodja pava (double flutes), is a virtual feast for the eyes.

Another distinctive feature of the fair is the Tarnetar Chhatri (Umbrella). These umbrellas are remarkable works of art, intricately adorned with mirror work, splendid embroidery and lacework.

Arrive Mumbai by International flight. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel for breakfast. Later transfer to domestic airport to board flight to Bhuj Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel. PM: City tour of Bhuj visiting prag Mahal, Sharad bag palace. Evening: Visit the Swami Narayan temple to witness the Aarti. Overnight in Bhuj

Day 02 IN BHUJ
AM: Visit the Banni area Nerona village - See the rogun art by Khatri tribe, metal bell making by Lohar tribe and wooden lacquer work by Koli tribe.
Bhrindari Village [Jat Tribe] - village has around 250 settlements and each settlement has two to three houses of a family. Houses are decorated with a beautiful colors and mirror work in mud walls.

Hodka [Harijan] - See the bungas of harijan community - leather embroidery is the specialty of this tribe.
Ludia [Harijan] - See the bungas with interior decoration in mud with mirror work, also see the embroidery on cloth and tribal jewelry. Overnight in Bhuj

After breakfast leave Bhuj for Tarnetar (195 kms/5 hrs approx) and On arrival check-in at the camp.

PM: Visit the temple & witness the Tarnetar fair. Tarnetar Fair is held at the temple of Trinetreshwar Mahadev popularly called Tarnetar, which is also the name of the small village where it is located. Trinetreshwar Mahadev refers to the three-eyed Lord Shiva. The old ruined temple that stood at Tarnetar was renovated in 1902. Architectural design belongs to the 14th century and is a protected monument. Overnight in Tarnetar

Full day participate in the fair. The fair is linked with the story of Draupadi's place that the great archer Arjuna performed the difficult task that won him his bride. A pole was erected in the center of the pond and a fish was kept rotating at the top of the pole, at top speed. The contestant was supposed to pierce the eye of the fish with an arrow while looking at the reflection of the fish in water. Tarnetar is one of the most important match making melas. The tribal youth hold large colourful embroidered umbrellas, which indeed have become emblems of the fair and reveal their bachelor status.Overnight in Tarnetar

After breakfast leave Tarnetar for Dasada (120 kms/3 hrs approx) and on arrival check-in at the camp. Zainabad, situated on a lakeside, close to Little Rann of Kutch on one side and Saurashtra on the other side, is a quaint town endowed with a rich and unique tribal culture and architecture unmatched in variety and beauty. Evening: Visit the nearby Rabari villages Overnight in Dasada

Early morning take a jeep safari through the Little Rann of Kutch to see the rare species of the "Indian Wild Ass". PM: Visit the nearby villages to see local tribes such as Rabari, Koli and Bajania still maintain their rich heritage of lifestyle clothes, jewelry and dances. Their embroidery is exquisite. Visit villages where one can see Negroid Sidhi tribes - people from Gir & Kutch. Overnight in Dasada

After breakfast leave Dasada for Ravechi. On arrival check-in at the camp. PM: Participate in the fairOvernight in Ravechi

Full day participate in the festival This fair is held at Nani Rav, on Bhadrapad Sud 8. It is attended by thousands of people- Rabari,Koli, Kanabi-Patel & Ahirs. The Pandavas built the original temple of Ravechi mata. Ravechi mata is none other than the local Goddess Ashapurji of Kutch- who is the form of Hindu Goddess- Parvati. Her other forms have also been installed in the temple Overnight in Ravechi

Leave Ravechi for Balaram (5 hrs approx). On arrival check-in at the hotel Evening: Visit the nearby Chatrasani village (Marwari Rabbari settlement). Overnight in Balaram

Full day excursion to Modhera & Patan
Modhera - See the sun temple of the 11th century built by the Solanki rulers. The temple is built on a platform shaped in the form of a lotus in full bloom - the symbol of the sun god - Surya.
Patan - See the Rani ki vav (step wells) constructed by Solanki Queen in 1056 AD. Also visit the Patola workshop. Overnight in Balaram

After early breakfast leave Balaram for Poshina (2 hrs drive approx) An ideal break between the popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan and those of Gujarat, Darbargadh Poshina 180 kms from Ahmedabad. The castle offers an opportunity to stay as the guest of a royal family and explore some of the most picturesque tribal areas in all of India! Visit the 11th-12th century marble Jain temples of Kumbharia, the scenic Songadh lake, the colourful tribal villages, the artisans who work on pottery, terracotta horses, tribal ornaments, bows, arrows, daggers and marble carving. Overnight in Poshina


After early breakfast leave Poshina for Ahmedabad (180 kms/4 hrs approx) Ahmedabad, founded in the year 1411 AD is located on the banks of river Sabarmati. Ahmedabad has been named after Sultan Ahmed Shah, who was primarily responsible for building it. Today, this city is known as the 'Manchester of the East'. One of the highly industrialised cities in India, Ahmedabad is also India's Textile City.

PM: Visit the Incomparable Calico Museum. It is housed in one of the exclusive and magnificent residence of the well-known Sarabhai family. In the gardens of this exquisite building, Gujarat's famous carved wooden havelis have been reconstructed to display an exquisite collection of rare textiles that date back to the 17th century. Overnight in Ahmedabad

AM: Visit the Siddi Sayyid mosque famous for its exquisite stone window tracery of face like filigree. Visit the Shreyas folk art museum, which presents the most attractive folk art of Gujarat. PM: Visit the Sabarmati Ashram also known as the Gandhi Ashram, set up in 1915. This was the nerve center of India's freedom movement. In 1930 Gandhiji began his famous Dandi march from here. Visit Juma Masjid and Rani Sipri mosque. Overnight in Ahmedabad

Leave Ahmedabad for Bhavnagar (200 kms) visiting Lothal enroute About 80 kms from Ahmedabad lies the excavated Harappan site of Lothal dating as far back as the 2nd millennium BC. In 1954, archeologists discovered a well planned city here, 1.75 kms long and 400 metres wide, sub divided into blocks with rows of houses. Each house had its own bathroom and drainage system. A unique discovery in Lothal is a dockyard - 216 metres long and 35 metres wide, with a 5 m high wall. After the visit drive to Bhavnagar and check-in at the hotel Bhavnagar once the capital of a princely state, Bhavnagar was founded in 1743 and is now a flourishing port on the Gulf of Khambat. Overnight in Bhavnagar

Early morning excursion to Palitana (56 kms/1 hrs). In the peninsular Saurashtra region of the Gujarat state, there exists a colossus of 863 Jain shrines atop 1,977 ft. Shetrunjaya hills, set to be a veritable city of temples of exquisite beauty of architectural wonder. Glistening in the sunlight, these temples look like a carefully arranged group of ivory miniatures spanning 500 to 700 years. The approach to these temples is by means of a flight of steps which takes about an hour and half to climb, an hour to see these wonderful temples and about an hour to descend. Overnight in Bhavnagar

Transfer to airport to board flight to Mumbai Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel. PM: Take a short city tour of Mumbai After dinner transfer to International airport to board onward flight


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