Gujarat Holiday Tour
12 Nights / 13 Days
Day 01 : Mumbai:
Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Little Rann of Kutch - Gondal - Sasan Gir - Bhavnagar
- Utelia - Ahmedabad - Mumbai - Onward Destination
Mumbai. Meeting & Greeting at Airport and transfer to hotel for
Day 02 : Mumbai - Ahmedabad
After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Ahmedabad. On
arrival, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the walled city of Ahmedabad.
Which includes the exquisitely carved Jain and Hindu Temples, ornate wooden
havelis where you will be introduced to the traditional lifestyle of the
dwellers of the old quarters including the bird - feeders. Also visit the
15th century Jumma Mosque and the mausoleum complexes of the Sultans and
Begums of medieval Ahmedabad. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Ahmedabad - Little Rann of Kutch
After breakfast drive to the Little Rann of Kutch (approx 175kms/03hrs
drive). On arrival Check into the comfortable hut type accommodation Rann
Riders. Later in the afternoon enjoy jeep safari. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Little Rann of Kutch
After breakfast drive to the bets, elevated patches in the Rann covered
with scrub and grass. In winter, this is a likely area for Mackqueen's
bustard. Long legged, common and 'White-eyed buzzard, booted eagle and
Bonneli's eagle are often seen during the drive. Evening visit to Nawa
Talao, a lake where demmossile and common cranes gather in large flocks
during the winter months. Greater and lesser flamingo are seen in large
numbers, as are great white pelican with spot billed and dalmatian. Back to
our hut to relax and overnight.
Day 05 : Little Rann of Kutch
An early morning jeep safari before visiting some of the local villages and
pastoral tribal settlements. Kachch is a cultural melting pot of Sindhi,
Gujarati, Muslim and Rajasthani cultures. Meet Bharwad shepherds, the Rabari
camel and cattle herders, Maldhars who keep buffaloes, and Samra and Sindi
Muslim cameleers. Overnight in simple hut.
Day 06 : Little Rann of Kutch - Gondal
Morning jeep' safari before driving to Gondal (approx 185kms/04hrs. drive),
a beautiful and fortified town and capital of the princely State of Gondal.
On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight at
Day 07 : Gondal - Sasan Gir
breakfast drive to Sasan Gir (approx 115kms./ 3 hrs. drive). Sasan Gir - the
textile town of Jetpur along the way well known for its screen-printing,
block printing and yarn dyeing workshops. Continue to the Gir National Park
and overnight at Jungle Lodge.
Day 08 : Sasan Gir
Full day excursions by jeep into the Park with a visit to the
interpretation centre during the day. Overnight Jungle Lodge.
Day 09 : Sasan Gir
Full day excursions by jeep into the park. Bird watching and nature walks
and visits to local Maldharis community villages. Overnight Jungle Lodge.
Day 10 : Sasan Gir - Bhavnagar
After breakfast drive to Bhavnagar (approx 260kms / 6 hrs. drive), en-route
visiting the shaking minarets at Dhalwara. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Bhavnagar - Velvadar National Park
Early morning excursion to Velvedar Sanctuary with a packed breakfast in
the jeep. Full day visit the park. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Bhavnagar - Utelia
After a short jungle drive continue to Utelia (approx 120kms. / 03hrs.
drive). On arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening visit Lothal, the
earliest known urban archaeological ruins in India dating from 2400 BC with
its citadel, dockyard, acropolis, bead factory and a site museum. If time
permits take a walk into the village of Utelia. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Utelia - Ahmedabad - Mumbai
After breakfast two hours drive to the Nal Sarover Bird Sanctuary, well
known for its winter migrants and sarus cranes, (a picnic lunch will be
provided). Later in the afternoon drive to Ahmedabad airport to connect
flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to the hotel for wash, change and
dinner. After dinner transfer to the International airport for your onward