Rising Gujarat Wildlife Tour I (14Nights / 15Days)
Day 01 : Ahmedabad (90km/2hrs)
Today, proceed to Periej Lake on the Kheda - Khambatt Highway. This is a very interesting birding site for viewing bird. Come back to Ahmedabad. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Ahmedabad – Little Rann of Kutch (90 km/ 2 hrs)
Today, proceed to Little Rann of Kutch. On a route passing stop Over at Viramgam Lake. Proceed to Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. In the evening enjoy desert safaris in the Little Rann of Kutch, where you can sight animals like Wild-Ass, Desert Fox, Blue Bull, Blackbuck, Wolf, Jackal and few species of snakes & many species of birds. Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 03 : Little Rann of Kutch – Bhuj (270km/5hrs)
Today, morning birding at Nawa Talao Lake, where Greater and lesser flamingo are seen in large numbers and many other species of birds are visitors to the lake. Proceed to Bhuj On a route passing agricultural fields, lakes and a creek that can offer good bird viewing. On arrival check in to the hotel. In the evening, visit the city-centre lake for birding. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 :Bhuj – Banni area (250km/5hrs)
Today, proceed to banni grasslands, Chhari-Dhand wetland, Bird watching in remote desert, vast grasslands & wetlands. Birds include Flamingo, Hundreds of Eagles, Thousands of Common Cranes, Waders, water fowls, Grey Hypocolius, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Redtailed Wheatears etc. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 :Bhuj – Lala Bustard Sanctuary – Bhuj (250 km/5hrs)
Today, get ready for excursion to Lala Bustard Sanctuary this sanctuary is good for watching larks, chats, sandgrouse, etc. The coastal creeks to the north of the sanctuary are good for close-views of flamingoes, herons, egrets. Return back to Bhuj. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 :Bhuj – Jamnagar (270 km / 5hrs)
Today, proceed to Jamnagar. On arrive check in to the hotel. In the evening visit Salt Pans around Jamnagar and the city - centre Lakhota Lake for good views of flamingos, pelicans, gulls, terns, ducks and waders. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 : Jamnagar – Marin Sanctuary (By Road + Boat = 3hrs)
Today, proceed to NararaIsland, one of India's best sites for Crab-plover. Western reef egret and other birds can be watched at the mudflats. Wading in the tidal zone during the low tide hours can also be productive to watch tropical coral reef fauna like octopus, brittle star, sea cucumber, sponges, etc. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 :Jamnagar
Today, morning visit the Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, a short drive from Jamnagar. A variety of waterfowl and waterside birds can be watched at this wetland sanctuary. In the evening visit Charakhla, where there are salt pans and shrimp breeding centres. The saline water rich in shrimps attract thousands of flamingo & other species of birds. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 : Jamnagar – Gondal (140km/2.5hrs)
Today, proceed to Gondal. On arrival see the palaces and other attractions. In the evening visit Veri and Gondal town lakes for birding. Overnight stay at the Orchard Palace Gondal..
Day 10 :Gondal – Sasangir (130km/2.5hrs)
Today, morning proceed to the Umbalida grasslands around Gondal. This is a very good site for quails, larks, pipits and prinias. Proceed to Sasangir on arrival check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Gir Interpretation Zone at Devaliya. In the evening, watch movie on the lions at Shih Sadan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 :Sasangir
Today, enjoy the morning and evening game drives in Gir National Park. A tapestry of dry deciduous forests, acacia scrub and grassland, fed by rivers and reservoirs, Gir is the last abode of the Asiatic lion. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 :Sasangir – Bhavnagar (240 km / 5hrs)
Today, proceed to Bhavnagar. In the evening Walk in the Victoria Park here you will find many species of birds & The Pill Gardens is an important breeding area for Painted Storks and the port areas for Western Reef Egret. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 : Bhavnagar – Velavadar National Park (80km / 5 hrs)
Today, proceed to Velavadar National Park. On arrival visit Velavadar National Park where you can sight animals like Blackbuck, Wolf, Jackal, Jungle cat and fox. Proceed to Vadodara. Balance day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the forest guest house.
Day 14 :Velavadar - Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary – Ahmedabad (200km / 4hrs)
Today, proceed to Ahmedabad via Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary. Arrive at Nalsarovar bird sanctuary, where you can sight both the species of flamingos and many other species of birds. At night arrive at Ahmedabad. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 : Ahmedabad
Today, leave for your destination carrying warm and cherished thoughts of a memorable Birding and Wildlife tour of Gujarat.