Day 01: Flight to
Around Midnight arrival in Mumbai. Upon arrival, you will be
met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai - Bhavnagar - Velavadar National Park
In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to
Bhavnagar. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Hotel.
Later drive to Velavadar National Park to see large herds of
blackbuck antelope and one of the world's largest harrier
roosts. After visiting the park drive back to Bhavnagar.
Day 03: Bhavnagar - Velavadar National Park -
Bhavnagar (about 120 km)
In the morning enjoy birding at Victoria Park, Gaurishankar
Lake and the coastal marshes near the port. After lunch,
drive to Velavadar National Park for the bird watching. In
the evening, witness a massive roost of montagu, pallid and
marsh harrier. Later return back to Bhavnagar.
Day 04: Bhavnagar – Sasan Gir (about 229 km)
In the morning drive from Bhavnagar to Sasan Gir or Gir
National Park. Gir is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and
has a thriving population of Leopard, sambar, chital
(spotted deer), nilgai, wild boar, chousingha and chinkara.
In the evening have Jeep Safari in the Sasan Gir National
Park for bird and wildlife watching.
Day 05: Sasan Gir
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the jeep safari in Gir
Day 06: Sasan Gir - Sayla (about 240 km)
In the morning drive to the grasslands of Devaliya to see
vultures and other birds. Later drive to Sayla. In the
afternoon visit the village known for its weavers and
beadwork, colorfully-attired Bharwad shepherds, medieval
step wells and numerous monuments or enjoy the bird watching
at the lake and grasslands of Sayla.
Day 07: Sayla - Dasada (about 120 km)
In the morning drive to Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, one of
the largest fresh-water lakes in Gujarat and an outstanding
place for boat-safaris among thousands of birds. After
having breakfast drive to Dasada. In the evening enjoy
birding at Nawa Talao where large flocks of flamingos,
demmossile cranes, pelicans and other birds are seen in
Day 08: Dasada
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the safaris in the Little
Rann of Kutch.
Day 09: Dasada - Ahmedabad (about 90 km) – Udaipur
In the morning visit the traditional houses of Rabaris, a
pastoral group known for beautiful embroidery, colourful
Bharwad shepherds, and other pastoral, nomadic and
semi-nomadic communities. After breakfast depart for
Ahmedabad and pass through lakes and other birding places.
In the afternoon visit the 16th century Sarkhej Mausoleum
complex. In the night enjoy the Gujarati Thali dinner at
House of Mangaldas, heritage hotel. In the night transfer to
the railway station to board the train to Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur
In the morning arrive at Udaipur railway station. After
having breakfast we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of
sunrise. We start our sightseeing with the visit of
Sahelion-Ki-Bari, Folk art museum, City Palace, Lake Palace,
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum, Shilpgram, the Lalit kala Akademi
(Academy of Arts). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh (about 85 km)
Today we drive to Kumbhalgarh. Upon arrival, drive to the
Day 12: Kumbhalgarh
Today we drive to the Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary.
Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 13: Kumbhalgarh - Phalodi
In the early morning enjoy bird watching through the
sanctuary. After breakfast drive to Phalodi. On the way
visit Lohawat, a shrine of the Bishnoi community. In the
evening visit the enclosure in Khichan village to see one of
the most unusual avian sights in Asia and feeding station
for Demoiselle Cranes.
Day 14: Phalodi - Jaisalmer (about 165 km)
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Enroute stop for viewing
raptors. In the afternoon arrive at Jaisalmer. In the
evening birding in areas at the outer periphery of Jaisalmer
town - Amar Sagar, Bara Bagh, ridge near royal cenotaphs etc
to try out some desert bird species, as a prelude to our
preoccupation the following day. It can be spectacular to
observe sun set here.
Day 15: Jaisalmer - Desert National Park - Jaisalmer
(about 40 km)
Today we drive through the sandy terrain and grassland to
the Desert National Park to look for the Indian Bustard,
Houbara, Sandgrouse, Coursers, Larks, Pippits, Chats,
raptors among other species. Afterwards return for the
overnight stay at the hotel at Jaisalmer.
Day 16: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (about 290 km)
Today we have sightseeing of the medieval city of Jaisalmer
and visit the havelies. We have a walk through the old city
and visit the Fort and the Jain temple. Later drive to
Day 17: Jodhpur - Jaipur (by train)
After breakfast we will visit the Mehrangarh Fort (majestic
fort). We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph
built in white marble. Later visit the Umed Bhawan Palace
museum and bazaar. In the evening board the train to Jaipur.
Day 18: Jaipur
In the morning arrive at Jaipur. Upon arrival, transfer to
the hotel. After breakfast drive to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km away from Jaipur. Enroute to Amber visit
the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). In the afternoon visit
the City Palace. In the evening have a walk through the
colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and drive through the new city of
Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made
out of white marble.
Day 19: Jaipur - Delhi (about 270 km)
After having breakfast drive to Delhi. In Delhi we have rest
of the day at leisure.
Day 20: Delhi (Departure)
Around Midnight flight to home destination.
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