The Asiatic Lion and Wild Ass Tour
Duration : 6 nights 7 days
- Asiatic lions
- Wild asses
- Eco friendly Birding Lodge
Day 1 Ahmedabad – Dasada
Day 2 Dasada
Day 3 Dasada – Jamnagar
Day 4 Jamnagar
Day 5 Jamnagar – Gir National park
Day 6 Gir National park
Day 7 Gir National park Ahmedabad
Arrive Ahmedabad by flight or train in the morning from Delhi or Mumbai. Drive in the Little Rann of Kutch (2 hour drive).
The road to Dasada is interesting as you pass cattle graveyards where white-rumped, Egyptian and griffon vultures could be seen and wetlands that are good for resident birds. Your overnight stay will be at a resort at Rann of Kutch.Enjoy a drive to the Little Rann of Kutch, a sanctuary for the Indian wild assalso known as the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary. The Rann is an ancient seabed turned by geological forces into saline desert plains, the Rann’s grassy patches offer good bird-watching.
Visit coastal areas along the Gulf of Kutch, one of the finest birding stretches along the Indian coastline.
From Gonadal you will leave for SasanGir, which is 123KM from Gondal (about 3 hours drive). Halting on your way at Junagadh to see the imposing Buddhist cave-sites, Uparkot Fort, 3rd century BC Ashoka rock edicts, the palace museum filled with Nawabi treasures, the flamboyant royal mausoleum complexes. At Sasan, Gir you will be staying at the Gir Birding Lodge, this ecofriendly lodge is set in the midst of a beautiful mango orchard.
At the Gir National Park take Safaris for Wildlife viewing. The Safaris will be at dusk and dawn for best wildlife viewing. This deciduous forest is the last abode of the Asiatic lion and also has a thriving panther (leopard) population. It also has a large population of chital or spotted deer, sambar, blue bull antelope, chinkara gazelle, chousingha (the world’s only four-horned antelope), wild boar and other wildlife. A number of bird species can be seen on any of the trails. All Safaris need to be pre booked at www.girlion.in
The other activities to be enjoyed while at Gir are Birding, Nature walks, Picnics, Wildlife photography.
In between the drive, our drivers and experts will take you to Somnath to see the shore temple, Sun Temple, Ahilya Temple and other monuments.
For your onward journey you will be dropped to Ahmedabad.