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Vibrant Gujarat Wildlife Tour, India - 14 Days

Vibrant Gujarat Wildlife Tour, India
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Wildlife Tour to Gujarat

A 14-Days Vibrant Gujarat Wildlife Tour, India is a journey into the land of legends and spiritualism with some of the finest habitats for wildlife in India. The journey begins with a visit to the Sultanpur National Park located in the state of Haryana close to Delhi. This small area has been declared a National Park as over 250 species of birds, migratory and resident, that have been identified here.

The adjoining flats also make for good birding and sometimes one can see species here that are not seen in the park. From here it’s on to the Little Rann of Kutch. These treeless marshes can completely flood during heavy monsoon. It is home to the rare wild ass, the Rann is the only region in India where flamingos breed successfully every July and August.

The horizon is a sea of pink. A moving mass of honking, breeding, feeding community of these graceful birds. The salt plains of the area around Bhuj can throw up surprise sightings of Grey Hypocolius, Crab Plovers, Skyes Nightjar, Palid Scops owl and Mc Queens Bustard.
The majestic Asiatic lions’ seat of pride today is the Gir National Park. Not found in the rest of India since the 1880’s it now survives in the wild in this 1150 square kilometres of gently undulating forest.

Almost hunted to extinction its numbers were drastically reduced till the Gir forest was recognised as a sanctuary for them and ever since their numbers have significantly increased. Besides the lions, there are a number of mammals and birds Melghat Tiger Reserve is prime tiger habitat located in the Satpura range. A tropical dry deciduous forest, the reserve is the catchment area of five rivers. The forest owlet was rediscovered here by Pamela Rasmussen in 1997.

Before that, it was known to the world through only seven specimens collected in the 19th century. Now this deciduous forest is an established range and habitat of the bird. Experience the art, culture, traditions and the wonders of the natural world at its finest best in varied habitats and an opportunity to see the big cats of India.

Gujarat Wildlife Tour Highlights:

Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Great White and Dalmation Pelicans, Crab Plovers, White-tailed Lapwing, Brown Rock Chat, Heuglin's Gull, Macqueen’s Bustard, Grey Hypocolius, Asian Desert Warbler, Hoopoe Lark, White-bellied Minivet, Sykes's Nightjar, White-naped Tit and Forest. Owlet

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Alternative Tour Name: Wildlife Tour of Gujarat and Melghat Tiger Reserve
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Morning birding at Sultanpur. Evening transfer to the train station to connect overnight train to Abu Road at 1955 hrs. Overnight in air-conditioned sleeper train.

Day 2
Day 2 - Abu Road

Arrive at Abu Road at 0620 hrs. It is a city in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. Birding in Abu Road can be great looking for the Green Avadavat.

Overnight stay at Hotel Rising Sun Retreat.

Day 3
Day 3 - Little Rann of Kutch

Morning drive to Dasada and check into your resort. Afternoon game drive in the vast salt plains looking for McQueen’s Bustard, Hoopoe Lark, Cream coloured Course and other desert specialties.

Day 4
Day 4 - Little Rann of Kutch.

Full day birding and safaris at Little Rann of Kutch. Overnight stay at Resort.

Day 5
Day 5 - Little Rann of Kutch – Velavadar

After a morning drive in the Little Rann of Kutch drive to Velavadar. Afternoon birding at Velavadar. Overnight stay at a Jungle Resort. Velavadar is famous for its roosting Harriers. As the sun sets the harriers come in hundreds to roost in the grasslands.

Day 6
Days 6 & 7 Velavadar – Gir National Park

Morning birding at Velavadar looking for Hen, Pallid and Montagu’s Harriers. The park also has a healthy population of Black Buck. It’s also a great place to see the Indian Wolf and the hyena. Afternoon drive to Gir. Arrive at Gir National Park in the evening. Overnight stay at Gir Lodge.

Day 7: Gir National Park (Asiatic Lion, Tawny bellied Babbler, Short toed Snake Eagle, Mottled Wood Owl) Morning and afternoon jeep safaris inside the Gir National Park for birding and wildlife viewing. This park is the last refuge of the Asiatic Lion.

Day 8
Day 8 - Gir – Bhuj

Morning jeep safari to the national park for birding and wildlife viewing. Return for breakfast. After breakfast, check-out and drive to Bhuj with packed lunch. Arrive Bhuj in the evening. Overnight stay at Nakatrana Hotel.

Day 9
Days 9 to 11 - Bhuj Area

Three full days of birding in Bhuj area with your guide. Overnight stay at Nakatrana Hotel. Expected birds – Grey Hypocolius, White naped Tit, Red tailed Wheatear, Stoliczka’s Bushchat, Crab Plover, Broad billed Sandpiper and other Kutch specialties.

Day 12
Day 12 - Bhuj – Mumbai – Nagpur

Bhuj – Mumbai – Nagpur Morning birding in Bhuj. After late breakfast, drive to Bhuj airport to connect flight to Mumbai.

Day 13
Day 13 - Nagpur – Melghat

Early morning drive to Melghat. Rest of the day birding in Melghat looking for the enigmatic Forest Owlet. Overnight stay at Forest Rest House.

Day 14
Day 14 - Melghat – Nagpur

After a mornings birding at Melghat depart for Nagpur and catch the evening flight to Delhi/Mumbai.

Wildlife species expected to see:

McQueen’s Bustard, Hoopoe Lark, Cream coloured Course, roosting Harriers,Indian Wolf, hyena, Asiatic Lion, Tawny bellied Babbler, Short toed Snake Eagle, Mottled Wood Owl, Grey Hypocolius, White naped Tit, Red tailed Wheatear, Stoliczka’s Bushchat, Crab Plover, Broad billed Sandpiper , enigmatic Forest Owlet, Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Great White and Dalmation Pelicans, Crab Plovers, White-tailed Lapwing, Brown Rock Chat, Heuglin’s Gull, Macqueen’s Bustard, Grey Hypocolius, Asian Desert Warbler, Hoopoe Lark, White-bellied Minivet, Sykes’s Nightjar, White-naped Tit

What is included?

  • Reception at the airport on arrival and send off
  • Accommodation on twin share with meals
  • Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips
  • Park Entry fees
  • Birding guide
  • Restricted Area Permit.

What is not included?

  • Air fare
  • Personal expenses, beverages, liquor, laundry, telephone
  • Bottled water
  • Medical expenses & Insurance
  • Camera fees at National Parks – where applicable
  • Single room supplement if required
  • Travel insurance of any sort
  • Anything that is not included in “What is included”.

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14 Days

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INR214,733 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: Enchanted India

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Tour Facts

  • Gujrat, India
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Wildlife
  • 2 to 8 pax
  • 14 Days
  • +5 years
  • Leisurely
  • Yes
  • English
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (Dehli)
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (Dehli)
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