WildLife & Birding (08 Nights & 09 Days)
Welcome to Garvi Gujarat. Arrival at India’s First Heritage City Ahmedabd. Meet the representative of PINKS TRAVELS at the Airport / Railway Station & after that we will proceed towards Bajana (LRK) which is Approx. 2h drive from Ahmedabad. On Reaching LRK we will Check- In to the Royal Safari Camp / Similar. On arriving at Bajana we have 2 options either go for Birding at nearby lakes or just roam around to see the local Handicraft Work.
The Wild Ass Sanctuary virtually encircles the Little Rann of Kutch in a narrow band that covers nearly 3,600 sq. km. in the 4 districts bordering on the Little Rann, and another 1,400 sq. km. in Banaskantha, along the eastern edge of the Great Rann. The sanctuary was established in 1973 to protect the Indian Wild Ass (Locally known as Ghudkhar). Ghudkhars are slightly bigger than donkeys and share many features with horses, such as speed and physical strength. The sanctuary is home to approximately 4,000 Wild Asses. Overnight Stay At Royal Safari Camp Bajana / Similar.
Early morning after breakfast we will Check – Out from the Resort & will proceed our journey further towards Nakhatrana (GRK) which is Approx. 6h drive from Bajana (LRK). On reaching Nakhatrana we will CheckIn to the Infinity Resort / Similar. After that we will go for Birding in & around Resort. Overnight Stay At Infinity Resort / Similar.
Early Morning with packed Breakfast full day Birding at Naliya Grassland & habitat for last home rarity of the world The Great Indian Bustard & over there look around for the Black and Grey Francolin, Chestnut Ballied Sangrouse, Quails, Larks, Shrikes, Coursers & if you are lucky, you might catch fluttering glimpses of rare species of Stolicska’s Bushchat & Wolf. In the evening enjoy Sunset & then back to Resort.
Overnight stay at Infinity Resort / Similar
Early Morning after breakfast Check – out from Hotel & we will proceed towards Jamnagar after searching for Grey Hypocolious at one on the way & Jamnagar famous for Bird Watching. It will be approx. 7h drive from Nakhatrana (GRK). On reaching Jamnagar we will Check-In to Hotel President / Similar & we will visit Lakhota Lake in Jamnagar.
Overnight Stay At Hotel President / Similar.
Early Morning with packed Breakfast we will depart for Khijadia Bird Sanctuary or Marine National Park according to the Tidal Timings & full day Birding in & around Jamnagar. Khijadia Bird Sanctuary is located 10 km northwest of Jamnagar & it represents combination of seasonal freshwater shallow lake, creeks, saltpans, inter-tidal mudflats, saline land & mangrove scrub. Owing to this variety, the sanctuary is inhabited by more than 300 species of resident & migratory birds across a relatively small area of 6 sq.km. The Sanctuary is the outcome of 2 man-made dykes placed in a natural environment to keep fresh water separate from sea water. The Sanctuary offers the opportunity to see rare birds in large numbers.
Marine National Park which is 65 km from Jamnagar created in 1980. It’s coral reefs, mangroves & archipelago of 42 islands among other habitats from a unique, though fragile, ecosystem. The coral reefs & mangroves are important to conservation efforts & make it the richest concentration of marine biodiversity anywhere in the country. Flooded by sea twice a day, the park is like an underwater forest & a treasure trove of coral reef & sponges, giant sea anemone, jelly fish, octopus, & starfish to name just a few species. On occasion you might spot a Dolphin. The Whale Shark also inhabitants the surrounding sea. After the full day excursion comfortable night stay at Hotel President / Similar.
Overnight Stay At Hotel President / Similar
In Morning with packed breakfast en route we will take a stop at Porbandar for Birding & further we will move towards Sasan Gir which is Approx. 6h drive from Jamnagar. In Sasan Gir the Asiatic Lion is the major attraction for most visitors to Junagadh, and the Gir Forest is its abode. Sasan Gir is the entry point to the sanctuary. The forest has extremely rugged and hilly terrain. It is considered the largest deciduous forest in western India. In addition to the lion there is the jungle cat, hyena, jackal and some 500 leopards. On reaching Sasan Gir Check - In to Resort and afterwards p.m. Jungle Safari in Gir National Park at your own cost.
Overnight Stay At Kanj Gir Lion Resort / Similar.
Next Day a.m. Safari in Gir National Park at your own cost & followed by breakfast in Resort.We will further go for birding in & around Resort. P.m. safari in Gir National Park at your own cost.
Overnight Stay At Kanj Gir Lion Resort / Gir Birding Lodge / Similar.
In Sasan Gir there are also Nilgai, spotted deer, Sambar, Blackbuck, Porcupine, hare and the rarely seen Pangolin. The forest has about 400 species of birds & the area around the Hiran River is great for bird watching. This dry teak forest is also home to more than 507 plant species in its dry deciduous scrub forest and savannah.
Early Morning after breakfast Check-Out from Resort & move towards Velavadar which is 6h drive from Sasan Gir. On arrival we will Check – In to Blackbuck Safari Lodge. After that p.m. safari at your own cost in Velavadar National Park which is a home for Blackbuck, Wolf & Hyena.
Overnight Stay At Blackbuck Safari Lodge.
In Morning a.m. safari at your own cost at Velavadar National Park. After safari check out from lodge & departure towards Ahmedabad which will be 3h drive from Velavadar. On reaching Ahmedabad our Wonderful Tour ends with great memories, knowledge, fun, experience and many more. At last Drop at the Airport / Railway Station and saying goodbye to Gujarat until next time………