Gujarat WildlifeThe state of Gujarat has varied habitat and is home to some extremely rare wildlife. Explore Gujarat’s wildlife on our carefully designed tour.
Starting Point : Rajkot
Duration : 3 nights/ 4 days
Type : Wildlife, Rural travel
Cost Starting from : INR 25050
Ideal Season : Oct – March
Gujarat is a unique state that has many kinds of habitats. These varied landscape include dry deciduous forests, majestic grasslands, wetlands, marine ecosystems and rich moist deciduous forests. These habitats are home to some extremely rare wildlife. The Asiatic lion is found only in Gir National Park and the Wild Ass in the Rann of Kutch, the rare Great Indian Bustard in the bird reserves, the worlds only Four-Horned Antelope and the Black Buck are some of the much valued species protected in diverse Gujarat. The Dugong (sea cow) and the rare Aoralia species also finds a safe haven here.
Explore Gujarat’s wildlife on our carefully designed tour.
• Join a jungle Safari at Sasan Gir forest, home to over 300 Asiatic Lions.
• Visit Velavadar National Park, which has India’s largest population of Blackbuck an elegant Indian antelope, found only on this sub-continent.
• Explore The Little Rann of Kutch, the largest Sanctuary in Asia which was established to protect the Wild Ass (Gudhur) which is found nowhere else in the world.
• Visit the Sun temple at Modhera.
• Visit the Bechar Mata temple famous for it eunuch devotees.
Day 1: Rajkot – Sansan Gir Forest
Arrive at Rajkot Airport and then proceed to Sasan Gir Forest (a 3 hour drive away). The sanctuary is home to 300 Asiatic lions and the sanctuary was created in 1913 to provide protection to the largest surviving groups of these Asiatic lions.
It also has the highest population of leopards compared to any other national park in making it one of the best places in India to see these big cats. The Kamleshwar dam in the middle of the sanctuary is home to a record population of marsh crocodiles. Other wildlife includes Chital (spotted dear), Nilgai (blue bull), wild boar, jackals, hyenas and other wildlife. Gir National Park also has over 300 different varieties of birds. Visit Devalia Interpratation Zone (what is this?). Return to the lodge for evening tea around a campfire followed by dinner.
Day2: Sasan Gir forest – Velavadar National Park
Early morning safari in Saan Gir Lion Sanctuary. Lunch at the Sanctuary. Post lunch drive to Velavadar National Park.
Velavadar has India’s largest population of Blackbuck, the elegant Indian antelope. One of the fastest mammals in the world, the Blackbuck is capable of achieving high speeds when leaping over the plains of Velavadar. India’s largest antelope, the Nilgai or Blue Bull, can be easily spotted in this national park.
Day 3: Velavadar National Park – Zainabad
Early departure for Velavadar Black Buck Sanctuary.
Post lunch at the park we will proceed to Zainabad via Lothal with a night stop in Zainabad.
Zainabad is an ideal entrance to the Little Rann of Kutch. The Little Rann of Kutch is the largest Sanctuary in Asia. It was established to protect the Asiatic Wild Ass (Gudhur) which is found nowhere else in the world. If you’re lucky we will also get to see the Blue bull, wolves, jackals, foxes, the jungle and desert cat. The Little Rann is also bountiful in bird life since it’s an important staging ground for migratory birds.
Day 4:Dessert Safari at the Little Rann of Kutch
Early Morning Safari through the Little Rann of Kutch. Post lunch visit to the Bechar Mata temple famous for it eunuch devotees. Rest of the day is available to you for some downtime and enjoying the surroundings of the vast expanse of the salt desert.
Over night Stay at Zainabad.
Day 5: Zainabad – Modhera – Ahmedabad
CCheck out and on to Ahmedabad. En route, we will visit the Sun temple at Modhera followed by departure from Ahmedabad.
Cost Starting from: INR 25050
Nearest Airport: Rajkot (160 kms)/ Diu (110kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Sasan (0 kms) / Rajkot(160 Kms)
Best Season: Oct – Mar
Duration: 3 nights/ 4 Days
Type: Wildlife, Rural travel.