bhuj - permit to see tribal villages

#1 Oct 3rd, 2007, 17:26
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I am going to Bhuj in 2 weeks time for a very short period of time. Arriving on Saturday afternoon I would like to arrange the permit to visit some tribal villages the next day. There are some mixed messages related to opening times on Saturdays of The Tourist Office, where I could get a permit. Can somebody help me to find the correct information, please?!

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#2 Oct 3rd, 2007, 19:37
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Hi,
We were in march in Bhuj and got the permits from the registration office that was situated in the police station. This was on a Monday and it was then open until five o'clck. I have no idea for the opening times on Saturday.
We just had to fill in a form and add some copies of our pasport and visum to it. Then we had to wait for another hour before someone came with the authority to sign. The permits are free.
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Hi. You could get in touch with Judy Frater of Kalaraksha who is active with the tribal villages - promoting their handicrafts and embroidery. Her website is: www.kalaraksha.org and she is based in Sumrasar Village which is about an hours drive north of Bhuj. She even has accomodation available at the place, in the middle of the village. If you do visit her, give her my regards - Pintueli
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The permits are given in the Collectorate, bring your passport. It takes no more than 15 minutes.

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Much appreciated, thanks to all of you...
Currently I am waiting for reply from another lodge in a village if they can organise the permit/ tour/accomodation. If not I will contact Judy.
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Judy Frater's place

I just found her website and was very intrigued. I will be in Gujarat with my Gujarati in-laws in December and have always wanted to travel out to Kutch. I love textiles and textile design. How difficult was this place to reach from Ahmedabad. Would it be safe to take kids all the way out there? It seems very rustic.
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Originally Posted by fajitanumerouno View Post How difficult was this place to reach from Ahmedabad. Would it be safe to take kids all the way out there? It seems very rustic.
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In march of this year we were in Bhuj with a car + driver. We arrived there from Junagadh in one day. As I look at my map I think that is also possible from Ahmedabad.
I don't think that there is any problem to bring your kids there.
From Bhuj it is just an hour driving to Mandvi, at the Arabian sea. At the beach you can hire camels and horses to ride.
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Bhuj and The Kutchh in general is one of te safest places in India. You van visit the tribal villages easily, better with a car with driver. On the coastside the beach and town of Mandvi is great as wel as Mundra not far away from Mandvi.

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Where is 'The Collectorate'?

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Originally Posted by Jorge Reverter View Post The permits are given in the Collectorate, bring your passport. It takes no more than 15 minutes.

Jorge
Could you tell me where is the Collectorate is?
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