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