Gujarat Wildlife Tour

Overview


Tour Name : Gujarat Wildlife Tour

Destination : Ahmedabad - Dasada - Gir National Park - Sayla - Ahmedabad

Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights

Gujarat Wildlife

The Gujarat birding & Wildlife Tour takes you to the best birding & wildlife destinations in the West Indian state of Gujarat. Velavadar Park lies inland from the Gulf of Cambay on the West coast of India. Created for the conservation of the Blackbuck, Valavedar is a tiny 35sq kms but unique grassland ecosystem. Valavedar is of interest to birders because of the huge roost of about 2000 harriers, which is formed every winter. (Oct to early Feb). The dominant species is Montagu’s. Another rare sight ( June to Oct) is that of the lesser Florican, which migrate and settle here to breed in the grasslands. Birders can spot the Stoliczka’s Bushchat, Ashy- crowned sparrow lark, Rufous-tailed, and crested Larks, Desert and Variable wheatears, Southern Grey and Rufous–tailed Shrikes. Apart from the Harrier, other raptors to be seen could include Black-shouldered Kite, Shikara, and Short-toed Snake Eagle. Common Crane and other waders can be spotted on the Alag River. The park has more than 1,000 Black Buck that can be viewed on the open grassland from very close range. The wolf and the jackal are the main predators in the park. Other mammals likely to be seen are Bengal fox, Black–naped Hare, Indian Desert Gerbil, Jungle cat, and Nilgai.

Gujarat is one of the spectacular states, situated in the west of Indian subcontinent. The state is blessed with uncountable an attraction which shows a perfect amalgamation of culture, tradition and heritage. This land of romance, charisma, mysticism, vibrant colors and infinite natural beauty will never disappoint you on your trip. With the increasing popularity of Gujrat tourism the state has become a major tourist hub of the nation.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Ahmedabad - Dasada (90 kms)

After your arrival in Ahmedabad, drive to Dasada. Enjoy evening safari into the Little Rann of Kutch. This desert wildlife sanctuary is popular for being home to Asiatic wild ass, which is found nowhere else in India. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset and bird watching at Bajana Lake. Overnight stay at Dasada.

Day 2: Dasada - Gir National Park

Explore wildlife, in an early morning safari into the Little Rann. Afterwards, continue to Gir National Park. On arrival, check-in at a forest lodge.

Day 3: Gir National Park

Explore wildlife safari into the Gir National Park, during morning as well as evening. Dinner and overnight stay in the lodge.

Day 4 and 5: Gir National Park

The next two days are going to be filled with morning and evening safaris into the park. Try to spot the big cats and other exotic animal species. You can also visit Devaliya, a special area for lions. Enjoy nature walk or bird watching here.

You can also opt for a visit to extremely popular Somnath temples, Ahilya temple and Sun temple etc.

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 6: Sayla

After breakfast, proceed to Sayla. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax for some time. Later, drive to a place where you spot huge flock of blackbuck antelope. Overnight stay in a heritage hotel.

Day 7: Sayla - Ahmedabad

Enjoy early morning visit to Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary for bird watching. (NOTE: Boat ride is subjected to conditions). Drive back to Ahmedabad airport to catch a flight for your onward destination.

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