01: Flight to India (Mumbai)
Around Midnight arrive in
Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). The cosmopolitan
City and capital of
Maharashtra is the main gateway for
the travellers to
India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative
and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai - Bhavnagar (by air) - Velavadar National Park -
In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to
Bhavnagar. Upon arrival at Bhavnagar transfer to the hotel.
Later drive to Velavadar. Velavadar
is also one of the few places where the wolf is found in
large numbers though they are rarely seen in the daylight.
Velavadar National Park to see large herds of
blackbuck, antelope, jackal, jungle cat, hare and one of the world's largest harrier
roosts. After visiting the park drive back to Bhavnagar.
Day 03: Bhavnagar - Velavadar National Park -
Bhavnagar (about 120 km)
In the morning after having our breakfast enjoy
birding at Victoria Park, Gaurishankar Lake and the coastal
marshes near the port. After lunch, drive to
National Park for the bird watching. Sirkeer
malkoha, painted francolin, chestnut-bellied and spotted
sandgrouse, rufous-tailed, crested and sykes’ larks, red-rumped swallows,
short-toed snake eagle, imperial, steppe, tawny, greater and
lesser spotted eagles, laggar falcon and variable wheatears are
the various birds which can be seen in this park. In the
evening, witness a massive roost of montagu, pallid and
marsh harrier. Later return back to Bhavnagar.
Day 04: Bhavnagar – Sasan Gir (about 229 km)
In the morning drive from Bhavnagar to Sasan Gir. Gir is
the last abode of the Asiatic lion and has a thriving
population of Leopard, Sambar, Chital (spotted deer), Nilgai
and Wild boar. Gir is also one of the major habitats of
chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope) and
chinkara (Indian gazelle). In the evening have Jungle
Safari in the Sasan Gir National Park for bird and wildlife
Day 05: Sasan Gir
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the
jungle safari in
Gir National Park. Changeable hawk eagle, crested
serpent eagle, Bonneli’s eagle, shaheen peregrene falcon,
laggar falcon, shikra, painted sandgrouse, quails,
black-hooded and golden oriels, marshall’s and common iora,
Asian paradise flycatcher, tickell’s blue, red-throated,
verditer and Asian brown flycatchers, yellow-crowned,
brown-capped pygmy, black-rumped flameback woodpeckers,
green and blue-cheeked bee-eaters, coppersmith barbet,
common, lesser pied and white-throated kingfisher,
blossom-headed parakeet, hoopoe, black, ashy and
white-bellied drongos, rufous treepie, large cuckoo shrike
are some of the birds that could also be seen here. In the
evening have a nature walk with a birding guide to a
riverside spot near Gir Birding Lodge. A good number of
birds especially quails and passerines, can be seen in the
bushes along the trail.
Day 06: Sasan Gir - Sayla (about
In the morning drive to the grasslands of Devaliya
to see vultures and other birds. Later drive to Sayla. In
the afternoon visit the village known for its weavers and
beadwork, colorfully-attired Bharwad shepherds, medieval
step wells and numerous monuments or enjoy the bird watching
at the lake and grasslands of Sayla.
Day 07: Sayla - Dasada (about 120 km)
In the morning drive to
Sanctuary, one of the largest fresh-water lakes in
and an outstanding place for boat-safaris among thousands of
birds. After having breakfast drive to Dasada. In the
evening enjoy birding at Nawa Talao where large flocks of
flamingos, demmossile cranes, pelicans and other birds are
seen in large numbers.
Day 08: Dasada
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the safaris in
the Little Rann of Kutch. An ancient seabed turned by
geological forces into saline desert plains, the Rann has
grassy patches that offer good bird-watching. Crested and
Sykes larks, Oriental skylark, bimaculated lark, greater
short-toed lark, singing and Indian bushlarks, ashy-crowned
and black-crowned sparrow-larks, chestnut-bellied and
spotted sandgrouse, Indian courser, quails, are some of the
birds that would be seen here. At the sunset, it is possible
to watch marsh, Montagu and pallid harriers, aquila eagles,
falcons and buzzards heading for their roosting sites.
Besides various birds various animals can also be seen in
the Rann which are the wild ass, nilgai, chinkara, gazelle,
white-footed desert, Indian foxes, the wolf, jungle cat
(occasionally also desert cat), pale and long-eared
hedgehogs and hare.
Day 09: Dasada - Himmatnagar (about 90 km) - Udaipur
In the morning drive to Bajana Creek, a birders
paradise on the edge of the Rann. In the afternoon we visit
the traditional houses of Rabaris, a pastoral group known
for beautiful embroidery, colourful Bharwad shepherds, and
other pastoral, nomadic and semi-nomadic communities. Later
drive to Himmatnagar to board the
Udaipur train and pass
through lakes and other birding places.
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Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC
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Velavadar National Park, Gir National Park and Little Rann of Kutch.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of
your choice) at every place of
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