National Kachchh Exploration 2024 Dholavira World Heritage Site Family Camping, Trekking And Training Programme


Breif Description Of The Program : Gujarat is the unique State of India that has the longest seashore, vast desert landscapes of Rann of Kachchh, a Unique combination of Desert, Mountain and Sea, a region in the extreme west of the western Indian state of Gujarat, can be traced back to prehistoric times. There are several sites related to Indus valley civilization in the region and are mentioned in Hindu mythology. In historical times, Kachchh is mentioned in Greek writings during Alexander. Once again, we welcome all Youth Hosteller friends from all over India to join wonderful Exploring the Kachchh, Historical & Religious Places like, Bhuj, Mandvi, Narayan sarovar, Mata na madh, vast seashore at Mandvi & Koteshwar, Desert and world famous White Rann, Black Hill, Bhujio Hill, Dhinodhar Hill. This programme is conducted by Kachchh (Kandla) Unit for 7th time at Unit and State level. Now 5th time we are organising this programme as a National level Programme. Our experienced volunteers & team are ready to catch you life time memorable moments, thrilling adventure activities with unique programs. This year’s added new attraction is Dholavira* World Heritage Site with world famous Chhari -dhand wetland Conservation Reserve visit which is home to nearly two lakh birds with migratory and endangered species of birds flocking into the area in thousands during monsoon and winters. * Dholavira Subject to access permission of Road in Rann.

Purpose of the Programme : The purpose of this program is to introduce and understand the ecology of Kachchh region, unexplored trek routes of Mounts & deserts, adventure equipment & techniques and to expose the cultural and religious glimpses of Kachchh with National Integration.
Who Can Participate : Any Member of YHAI from All over India can participate.
YHAI membership is compulsory for participation in this programme. If not a member, the membership can be availed at the Base camp by paying prescribed membership fees.
Day wise Schedule:
Day 1 : Reporting at the Base camp.
Day 2 : Trek to Kadiadhrow and Chhari Dhand.Trek@ 4 KM
Day 3 : Visit to World Heritage site ‘Dholavira”. Trek @ 3 KM
Day 4 : Visit to White Desert and Kala Dungar.
Day 5 : Checkout after Breakfast.
[Programme, schedule and routes are subject to change without prior notice if required]
Attachments: web brochure and photographs of current/previous programme.
Name Of The Program Coordinators :
(1) Mr. Rajesh P Patel, Field Director
Contact Number: Mobile: 9825551502
Email Address:
Complete Postal Address: Plot 198, Ward 6C, 1st Floor, Opp. Om Cinema, Adipur. District Kachchh. (Gujarat)

(2) Mr. Parth Sorathia
Hon. Secretary,
YHAI Kandla (Kachchh) Unit.
Contact Number: Mobile: 09825182080
Email Address: and
Complete Postal Address: 77-78, Shreeji Nagar, NRI Society, B/H Yax Mandir, Opp. Bhujio Hill, Madhapar, Bhuj – Kachchh -370020
Mr. Suresh Amrutiya, Unit Chairman:

(3) Mr. Bhupatsinh Zala, State Secretary.
Contact Number: Mobile: 9898657533
Email Address:
Complete Postal Address: Jamnavad Road, Haveli Street, Dhoraji- 360410. District: Rajkot.
How To Join: Members desirous to join this program may apply on prescribed Registration Form duly supported with a Medical Certificate. (Download from the website
For Offline Booking Please Contact persons mentioned above.
Please credit the Participation Fee in:
Punjab National Bank: A/c No: 2177000100032720
Youth Hostels Association Of India Kandla
Ifsc Code: PUNB0654100, Anjar – Branch.

Postal address to send hard copy of Registration Form and other documents:
Mr. Parth Sorathia, Secretary, Kachchh (Kandla) Unit,
77-78, Shreejinagar, NRI Society, B/H Yax Mandir, Opp. Bhujio Hill, Madhapar, Bhuj – Kachchh -370020

Program Fee: Rs. 7500/- for the members between age group 13 to 60 Years Only Children under 5 years will be free with parents.
Rs. 5500/- for Children in the age group of 5 years to 12 Yrs.
Fee Inclusions: Covered Dormitory/Furnished Rooms accommodation, Simple vegetarian nutritious Healthy food, White Rann Entry fees, Transportation.
Reporting Place: Base Camp @ “Trimandir”, Simandhar City, Ravalvadi, Seven Sky Road, BHUJ (Kachchh) @ 7 KM from Bhuj Railway Station. Direct Reporting Base Camp.
Accommodation Facilities : Dormitory/Covered Accommodations.
Food & Water Supplies : Simple Vegetarian Nutritious, healthy Food, Mineral water can serve.
For Offline Booking and more information:
Please Contact the Programme Coordinators as mentioned above.
What Participants Should Bring Along : Woolen and Cotton clothes, Water Bottle, Trekking shoes, Lunch Box, Small Rucksack or knapsack, Torch, Personal Medicines, Toilet Kit, Camouflage clothes desirable. Two PP size photographs and Photo ID proof copy & Original for entry Permit is Mandatory.
Warning: Carrying Non-bio degradable material in Gujarat is an offence. Smoking, use of Alcohols and Narcotics of any description are strictly prohibited during program.
Safety & Security : All necessary precautions are taken while planning for Safety and security of participants.
Cancellation Policy : Cancellation application should reach to the Unit/Gujarat State on or before 12/12/2023 and in such case, the participant/s can get refund of 50% amount of Fee. After this date NO REFUND application will be considered.

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