Experience Gir Forest National Park, home to Asiatic lions, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Blackbuck National Park of Bhavnagar, Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary and Nal Sarovar Birds Sanctuary. Stay in white sand desert of kutch in a camp and explore colours of Gujarat in Kutchi embroidery, Bandhani (tie-dye) textile and handicraft.
Departure: October to Mid June’2017 Price: On request Accommodation: Resorts, Heritage Hotels and Deluxe Hotels Occupancy: Twin sharing Meals: All meals included Trip Type: Group of minimum 4 people Inclusions: Road transport, toll taxes, all entry tickets Exclusions: Personal expenses if any, ticket to Ahmedabad & back You are about to witness the magnetic lions and many more species in stunning undisturbed thick forest area.
Day 01 : Ahmedabad – Nal Sarovar (About 65km)
You will be picked up from airport/railway station in Ahmedabad and transferred to the hotel. After breakfast proceed for a trip to Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary located 65 km (40 miles) away. This sanctuary is home to flamingos, pelicans, coots, ducks, storks, herons, waders and other waterfowl. Enjoy lunch at local traditional restaurant at Ahmedabad. In the afternoon, visit Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram, Akshardham Temple and lovely Adalaj Step well. This evening do walking tour to Old Ahmedabad before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02 : Ahmedabad – Bhavnagar
After breakfast proceed to Bhavnagar. After hotel check-in you will have lunch and relaxing time. In the afternoon, visit the Blackbuck National Park located 42 km (26 miles) from the city. On your way back you will visit Victoria Park and Takhteshwar Temple situated on a hill. Return to your hotel for dinner and stay overnight.
Day 03 : Bhavnagar – Dasada
After breakfast proceed towards Dasada and check in to an eco-friendly safari resort. After lunch drive to Little Rann of Kutch, home of the Indian Wild Ass. It has grassy patches with a fantastic variety of birds and mammals. Return to your resort for dinner and overnight stay. The beauty of the silver sand desert under the moonlight will mesmerize you.
Day 04 : Dasada
In the morning, visit Nawa Talao, the lake where migratory birds converge in large flocks during winter months. Drive through elevated patches covered with scrub and grass. Visit Rann villages, where exquisite patchwork embroidery, jewelry and handicraft is made. Return to resort for overnight stay.
Day 05 : Dasada – Gir National Park
After early breakfast proceed on 5-hour drive to Gir National Park, home of Asiatic lions. After check-in to the resort you will have lunch. Gir is the last bastion of Asiatic lions and also known for large population of leopards, spotted deer, Indian gazelles and four-horned antelopes. You will also visit crocodile breeding farm at Sasan. In the evening, you will return to your resort for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06 : Gir National Park – Ahmedabad
After breakfast you will head back to Ahmedabad located about 330 km from the Gir National Park. Check-in to hotel. In the evening explore local markets of Ahmedabad. After dinner you will be dropped off back hotel in Ahmedabad for overnight stay.
Day 07: Departure
After breakfast you will be dropped at Airport/Railway station for onward journey.