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Gujarat & Rajasthan Birding Tour

12 Nights & 13 Days

Overview

The western states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are known for their unique topography and havens for birds. The trip takes you through the hotspots of Gujarat, ending the trip in the birding wonders of Rajasthan. One of the main highlights of this trip is the Great Rann of Kutch, a place that includes deserts and wetlands, vast grasslands, scrub lands, and mangrove swamps. Expect to see  number of birds like Black Ibis, Black-winged Kite, Brahminy Kite, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Great Thick-knee, Common Greenshank, Grey Francolin, Imperial Eagle, Indian Pond Heron, Little Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, Comb Duck, Common Crane, Common Teal, Dunlin, Garganey, Marsh Harrier, Northern Pintail, Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Pale Harrier, Demoiselle Crane, Sanderling and Darters.

Top Places

Mumbai | Jamnagar | Khijadia | Bhuj | Bhuj – The Great Rann of Kutch | Dasada | Dhariyawad | Siana | Jodhpur- Delhi

Highlights

Great Rann of Kutch | Wild Ass Sanctuary | Marine National Park | The 16th century town called Dhariyawad



Mumbai / Day 01

On arrival in Mumbai you will be greeted and escorted by our executive to your hotel. Take rest on this day.
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Jamnagar / Day 02

Connect flight to Jamnagar. Jamnagar also known as the “Jewel of Kathiawad” is a sizeable city way off the tourist trail. It’s best known today for the Bala Hanuman Temple where, since 1964, there’s been 24 hour continuous chanting of the invocation `Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram’. At sunset the area around the […]
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Khijadia / Day 03

Khijadia Bird Sanctuary is a unique wetland area with sea water on one side and fresh water on one side. The area of this Sanctuary is 605 Hectares. There are 3 Watch Tower for bird watchers, as well as inspection paths leading deep into the foliage There are also provisions for Paddle boats, in the […]
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Bhuj / Day 04

On this day we drive to Bhuj and obtain permission to go the local Banni villages. Rest for the day.
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Bhuj – The Great Rann of Kutch / Day 05

Not just the variety but the sheer numbers of birds seen here is amazing. This is due to the varied habitat types that include deserts and wetlands, vast grasslands, scrub lands, and mangrove swamps. For many bird species Gujarat is a gateway to India coming in from Europe, Siberia and the Middle East. During the […]
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Dasada / Day 06 - 07

After breakfast drive to Dasada. Dasada is famous for Desert wild life and magnificent birds at the lakes and to visit the Kolis at the salt works. Dasada is the base to visit the bird-rich Nawa Talao lake, a number of seasonal wetlands near Dasada, the village lake of Dasada, the wetland near Patdi fort, […]
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Dhariyawad / Day 08 - 09

After breakfast drive to Dhariyawad. Dhariyawad was founded in the middle of the 16th century by royal prince Sahasmal (the second son of Maharana Pratap, the legendary hero of Mewar, Udaipur. Situated on the confluences of the Jakham and Karmoi rivers, Dhariyawad is located in the south of Rajasthan and is surrounded by thick subtropical […]
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Siana / Day 10 - 11

After breakfast drive to Siana. The village of Siana featured in David Attenborough’s Epic Life of Mammals as the place where a leopard wandered at night past the silent houses, for this is probably the best place in India to look for this rarely seen creature as the local people do not molest them.In the […]
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Jodhpur- Delhi / Day 12 & 13

After breakfast transfer to the Jodhpur airport and connect flight to Delhi. On arrival check in at the hotel.
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