The Gujarat birding & Wildlife Tour takes you to the best birding & wildlife destinations in the West Indian state of Gujarat, over a variety of unique landscapes. From grasslands to saline deserts, and wetlands, explore the myriad of habitats that Gujarat has to offer, and the rich biodiversity they support.
Arrive at Ahmedabad airport in the late morning / noon / afternoon. You will be drive to Velavadar and check-in at the resort. Rest of the day birding outside the park (if time permits).
Key species: Pied Bush Chat, Siberian Stonechat, Zitting Cisticola, Plain Prinia, Jungle Prinia, Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Rufous-tailed Lark
Full day birding in Velavadar with morning and afternoon safaris (you can also opt for safari by your car and stay inside the park for a longer duration).
Key species: Blackbuck, Golden Jackal, White-eyed Buzzard, Egyptian Vulture, Great Grey Shrike, Long-tailed Shrike, Bay-backed Shrike, Crested Lark
Morning drive from Velavadar to Gir National Park stopping enroute for birding. Arrive in Gir for late lunch. Afternoon birding outside the park for birdwatching. You might get few animals outside the park.
Key species: Asiatic Lion, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Indian Stone-curlew, Indian Paradise Flycatcher, Spotted Owlet, Indian Scops Owl
Full day birding in Gir National Park with morning and afternoon jeep safaris.
Key species: Asiatic Lion, Golden Jackal, Indian Grey Mongoose, Oriental Darter, Western Osprey, Little Cormorant, Eastern Cattle Egret, Red-napped Ibis
Morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Gir National Park
Key species: Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Indian Golden Oriole, Crested Honey Buzzard, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Mottled Wood Owl, Jungle Nightjar, Woolly-necked Stork
Enjoy a final morning jeep safari in Gir National Park for wildlife viewing and birding. After lunch, drive to Jamnagar (6 hours). Arrive Jamnagar in the evening.
Key species: Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Golden Jackal, Spotted Owlet, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ashy Prinia, Long-tailed Shrike, Indian Roller, Black Drongo
Visit coastal areas along the Gulf of Kutch, one of the finest birding stretches along the Indian coastline.
You are likely to see Crab-plover, Kentish Plover, Oyster Catcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Sanderling, Dunlin, Curlew Candpiper, Black-headed Gull, Pallas' Gull, Temmincks Stint, Lesser-crested Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Common Tern, Little Tern, Black-bellied Tern, Whiskered Tern, Whiskered Tern, Darters, Western Reef Egret and other birds could be seen on this route. Time permitting, walk to Lakhota Lake to watch Brown-headed Gulls and a variety of ducks.
After early breakfast, checkout and drive to Bhuj (07 hours). Arrive Bhuj for late lunch. Rest of the day birding to look for targets.
Full day birding in and around Bhuj. Visit Lala Bustard Sanctuary, Jakhau Mangrove Swamps, and Pingleshwar Sea Coast for Great Indian Bustard, White-browed Bush Chat, Indian Courser, Slender-billed and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Eurasian Curlew and Eurasian Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, and more.
Note: Lala Bustard Sanctuary remains closed between 01 April and 31 October every year.
Morning session will be at Fulay (Banni) for Grey Hypocolius
Proceed further to Chhari - Dhand Wetlands (Full Day) for Raptors, Wader, Ducks, Common Cranes etc.
After early breakfast, check out and drive to Little Rann of Kutch (07 Hrs). Arrive Little Rann of Kutch for Late Lunch. Rest of the day birding.
Key species: Indian Wild Ass, Nilgai, Desert Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, Short-eared Owl, Great Grey Shrike
Full day birding in Little Rann of Kutch with morning and afternoon jeep safaris. Overnight stay
Key species: Indian Wild Ass, Nilgai, Common Crane, Bimaculated Lark, Isabelline Shrike, Pallid Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Peregrine Falcon
Morning birding in Little Rann of Kutch. Afternoon drive back to Ahmedabad (3 hours). Arrive Ahmedabad in the evening.
Key species: Indian Wild Ass, Macqueen’s Bustard, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Pallid Scops Owl, Sykes’s Nightjar, Bar-headed Goose, Greylag Goose
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Ahmedabad airport for your connecting flight back home.
- Dedicated transport Accommodation for 02 nights in Velavadar
- 02 safaris in Velavadar with park entrance fee (by your Car /Tempo) Accommodation for 03 nights in Gir
- 05 Safaris in Gir with park entrance fee (by Private open top jeeps) Accommodation for 02 night in Jamnagar
- Khijadiya and Narara Sanctuaries visits with entrance fee Accommodation for 03 nights in Bhuj
- Local jeeps for birding safaris in Bhuj Accommodation for 02 nights in Little Rann of Kutch
- 03 safaris in LRK with park entrance fee (by Private open top jeeps) Accommodation for 01 night in Ahmedabad
- Meals as per itinerary Dedicated birding guide in Gujarat | All taxes
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