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Day 02: Rann of Kutch
Second day of your Wildlife and Birding Tour of Gujarat begins with a morning drive to Rann of Kutch. Watch out short-toed snake eagle, Bonneli’s eagle, white-eyed buzzard and the like birds at Rann of Kutch. In the evening, you will visit the Nawa Talao, a lake where you can spot common cranes in large flocks in winters. Wooly-necked, white, black and black necked stork, tufted ducks and comb duck are some other bird species that you can see at the Rann of Kutch.
Day 03: Dasada - Bhuj
Today you will drive from Dasada to Bhuj, located at a distance of 267 kms. Have an overnight stay at Hotel Prince in Bhuj.
Day 04: Bhuj – Moti Virani
On the 4th day of your Wildlife and Birding Tour of Gujarat, you will proceed to Moti Virani. Check in at the CEDO Camp, run by a conservation organization. You will also visit the roost of the Grey Hypoculius at Fulay. Have an overnight stay at Moti Virani.
Day 05: Banni Grasslands0
Today you will tour the Banni region, India’s largest grassland area. Watch out birds like aquila and eagles at Banni Grasslands. You will also get to see large flocks of waterfowls in the water bodies at Banni. Have an overnight stay at Banni Grasslands.
Day 06: Lala Bustrad Sanctuary
Go on a day trip to the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary near Naliya. These grasslands are home to endangered Indian bustard, stolickza’s bushchat, white napped tit and a variety of bird species. You can also get to see Chinkaras and Indian wolf. Later return to the CEDO camp for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Moti Virani – Mandvi
Proceed to Mandvi and enjoy birding in the coastal areas there. Have fun at the Mandvi Beach in the evening.
Day 08: Mandvi – Jamnagar
On the 8th day of your Wildlife and Birding Tour of Gujarat, you will drive to Jamnagar. In the evening visit to Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary. You can watch out a number of bird species like Caspian tern, great crested grebe and black-necked stork at this bird sanctuary. Have an overnight stay at Hotel President in Jamnagar.
Day 09: Jamnagar
Today you will visit the coastal areas along the Gulf of Kutch. Here you can watch birds like sanderling, dunlin, gull-billed tern, black-headed gull, little tern, ruddy turnstone, whiskered tern and western reef egret. Have an overnight stay at Hotel President.
Day 10: Jamnagar – Gondal
Proceed to Gondal and check in at the Riverside Palace/ Orchard Palace, which are good for birding. Then you will drive your way to the grasslands where you will get an opportunity to see Montagu harrier, rock bush quail, southern grey and other such birds. Have an overnight stay at Gondal.
Day 11: Gondal – Gir National Park
Post breakfast, you will travel to Gir and board a mini bus tour of the Interpretation Zone. Have dinner and an overnight stay in a private orchard at Gir National Park.
Day 12: Gir National Park
Have fun exploring the famous Gir National Park on the 12th day of your Wildlife and Birding Tour of Gujarat. From sambar to chital, from shikra to nilgai, from rufous treepie to laggar falcon, you will get to see a variety of animal and bird species at Gir National Park. You can also visit the crocodile-breeding farm at Sasan. You will be surprised how quickly this day passes at Gir National Park.
Day 13: Gir – Velavadar
You will leave for Velavadar National Park early morning. Velavadar is a home to wolf in India. Jungle cat, jackal and Indian fox can be seen easily at this park. You can also watch out a variety of bird species like shikra, red-necked falcon, long legged buzzard and common kestrel. Have fun witnessing the roost of montagu, marsh harrier and pallid in the evening. Have an overnight stay at Nilambag Palace/ Narayani Heritage at Bhavnagar or the Blackbuck Lodge at Velavadar.
Day 14: Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad
On the last day of your Wildlife and Birding Tour of Gujarat, you will go on a morning bird watching at Bhavnagar and explore the lakes and Victoria Park. Then you will depart for Ahmedabad.