20 Days / 19 Nights
Mumbai-Bhavnagar-Velavadar National Park-Bhavnagar-Sasan Gir-Sayla-Dasada-Ahmedabad-Udaipur-Kumbhalgarh-Phalodi-Jaisalmer-Desert National Park-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Jaipur-Delhi
Around Midnight arrival in Mumbai. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
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.
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.
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.
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the jeep safari in Gir National Park.
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.
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 large numbers.
In the morning and afternoon enjoy the safaris in the Little Rann of Kutch.
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.
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.
Today we drive to Kumbhalgarh. Upon arrival, drive to the Hotel.
Today we drive to the Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary. Return to the hotel for overnight.
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.
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.
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.
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 Jodhpur.
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.
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.
After having breakfast drive to Delhi. In Delhi we have rest of the day at leisure.
Around Midnight flight to home destination.