Wildlife adventure trip to Gujarat takes you to forested hilly Sasan Gir sanctuary, the house of Asiatic lions. Jungle safari takes you to the thick of undisturbed forest. Gujarat’s wildlife sanctuaries are home to many charismatic species. It’s a birding paradise with migratory birds paying visit from central European lands at Nal Sarovar and Khijadia Bird sanctuary lets you sight some rare spices. From Marine park to silver sands of Kutch trip offers an awe inspiring experience.
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
Arrival at Ahmedabad you will be escorted to the Hotel, check in at hotel and freshen up. Today visit Gandhinagar for Indora park and in the evening visit Kankaria Lake, Dinner and night stay at Ahmedabad.
Day 02: Ahmedabad – Nal Sarovar Bird sanctuary
Today the morning starts early at 5am, depart for Nal Sarovar to watch more than 200 types of migratory birds, they travel 3500 kms from their nesting ground in Central Europe to spend the winter at Nal Sarovar. At 9:30 am proceed to Ahmedabad take breakfast and visit Gandhi Ashram, Adalaj step well and Sarkhej Roza and return to Hotel in the evening, after dinner explore local market visit at night, return to hotel for over night stay.
Day 03: Ahemedabad – Lothal – Velavadar
After early morning breakfast depart for Lothal, one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. It is located in Bhal region of the modern state of Gujarat and dates back to 2400 BCE and was discovered in 1954. After exploring Lothal depart for Velavadar. You will reach Velavadar by evening, check in at Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: Velavadar
After breakfast enjoy relaxing time at resort and depart for Velavadar park Safari after lunch. This large piece of flat land with a lot of grass is ideal for the Blackbucks and Nilgais (India’s largest antelope). The Wolf is the main predator in the area. The Striped Hyena often steals a kill from the wolf. The Jackal roams about and is an opportunist. The Indian fox and the Jungle cat are common sight in the area. Blackbucks are “Antelopes” found mainly in India. They are fast and are known to reach speeds of up to 80 km/hr. The male bucks are a distinctive black and white and have long twisted horns, while females are fawn colored with no horns. After safari return to resort and stay overnight at Velavadar.
Day 05: Velavadar – Sasan Gir
In the morning after breakfast proceed for Sasan Gir forest. Check in to Resort, after freshening up visit Kamleshwar dam, famous for crocodile breeding farm and then return to relax at the Resort. In the evening bird watching at Resort. Dinner and overnight stay in Sasan Gir.
Day 06: Sasan Gir
Early morning after breakfast depart for Jungle safari in Sasan Gir Forest return from the safari for lunch and after lunch depart for local exploration trip in Jungle. Visit Devalia park, Water fall and Nal Sarovar Lake, where some of the rare species birds which can be easily sighted, The birds are partridges, wood peckers, sand grouse, cuckoos, bush quail, paradise flycatcher, eagles, parrots, and many more.
Day 07: Sasan Gir – Jamnagar
Early morning after breakfast leave for Jamnagar, a fascinating place for bird lovers. After reaching Jamnagar by noon check into hotel and after freshening up visit Lakhota Lake. Evening enjoy free time in Jamnagar and stay overnight in Jamnagar.
Day 08: Jamnagar
Early morning after breakfast depart for Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, located 10 km away in northeast of Jamnagar and represents the combination of seasonal freshwater shallow lake, creeks, saltpans, inter-tidal mudflats, saline land and mangrove scrub. It is also a major breeding ground of purple moorhen, little grebe, black-winged stilt, coot and pheasant-tailed Jacana. After exploring Khijadia depart for Marine National Park of Jamnagar which is recorded as the first marine sanctuary of India. It consists of an archipelago of 42 islands, renowned for their mangroves and coral reefs. The whole forest is enriched with various marine lives.
Day 09: Jamnagar – Nakhatrana
Early morning after breakfast depart for Nakhatrana(Kutch) check in to resort. freshen up and depart for Naliya Grassland, where you can see Chinkara and Spiny-tailed-Lizard, enjoy stunning sun set and return to Resort for Lunch and depart for Narayan Sarovar in the evening return to Resort. Dinner and night halt in Nakhatrana.
Day 10: Nakhatrana
After early morning breakfast depart for White Desert, and visit Banni Grassland, You can view Wolf, Fox and a desert cat and then proceed for Banni Village for Handicrafts. In the evening return to resort free time in Resort. Enjoy dinner and stay overnight in Nakhatrana.
Day 11: Dasada
Early morning after breakfast leave for Little Rann of Kutch, this Rann (Desert) is a unique landscape that offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife. There is something about the vast open land that can be both intimidating and exhilarating. Check in to Resort, freshen up and after dinner night halt in Dasada.
Day 12: Dasada
Early morning after breakfast depart for safari in LRK for Asiatic Wild Ass, Short-eared Owls, Long-legged Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel chases a Harrier and Desert Fox, After safari return to resort, Dinner and night halt in Dasada.
Day 13: Dasada – Ahmedabad – Departure
Early morning after breakfast depart for Ahmedabad. You will be dropped at Railway station/Airport for your onward journey.