Wildlife Tour to Gujarat
A 14-day Gujarat Wildlife Tour is a journey into the land of fables, intense spiritualism and some of the finest habitats for wildlife in India. Covers all the habitats in Gujarat. Grey Hypocolius, Crab Plover, Skyes Nightjar, Palid Scops Owl, Hoopoe Lark, McQueens Bustard. Best time November to March.
Alternative Tour Name: Vibrant Gujarat Tour
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. You would be given packed dinner for the train.
Arrive Abu Road at 0620 hrs. Birding in Abu Road looking for the Green Avadavat.
Overnight stay at Hotel Rising Sun Retreat.
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.
Full day birding and safaris at Little Rann of Kutch. Overnight stay at Resort.
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.
Morning birding at Velavadar looking for Hen, Palid and Montagu’s Harriers. The park also has a healthy population of Black Buck. It’s also a great place to see Wold and the hyena. Afternoon drive to Gir. Arrive 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.
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.
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.
Bhuj – Mumbai – Nagpur Morning birding in Bhuj. After late breakfast, drive to Bhuj airport to connect flight to Mumbai.
Early morning drive to Melghat. Rest of the day birding in Melghat looking for the enigmatic Forest Owlet. Overnight stay at Forest Rest House.
After a mornings birding at Melghat depart for Nagpur and catch the evening flight to Delhi/Mumbai.