The Reign Of Asiatic Lions
Gir - Velavadar - LRK
With India’s variety in its topography and climate, it has earned a unique distinction of housing three of the world’s four big cat species. Gujarat, the westernmost state of India, boasts a terrain which is said to be India’s answer to the African Savannah. This is precisely why it is home to the last wild Asiatic lions in the world. With a conservation story like no other, Gir National Park tells a remarkable tale of man and nature working in harmony to make a difference. The Asiatic lion numbers were once as low as just 10-15 individuals, before the Nawab of Junagadh came to their rescue and today approximately 450-500 of them roam the Gir National Park and its surrounding areas.
Approximately 200 km away lies another keystone species of this wilderness, the Velavadar Blackbuck Sanctuary. Named after the blackbuck, an antelope species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent, it is a picturesque terrain of flat grassland. Apart from its namesake species, Velavadar is home to the elusive Indian wolf and the shy Indian striped hyena. Moving over to the northern part of Gujarat, we reach a harsh, arid, dry habitat which initially seems inhospitable but in reality is a land of surprises. The Little Rann of Kutch is a paradise for birders due to its one of a kind habitat. Famous for its menacing raptors as well as waders and passerine avifauna, LRK is also the only home in the world of the Indian Wild Ass.
Sketch Of Journey
Day 1 : Arrive Mumbai
Arriving Mumbai International Airport meet our representative. Overnight at the Hotel near Airport.
Day 2 : Mumbai to Rajkot, Drive to Gir
Boarding flight for Rajkot, arrive at Rajkot and transfer to Gir. Park introduction and overnight at resort.
Day 3 & 4 : Gir National Park
Morning and Evening game drives in the National Park & overnight at resort.
Day 5 : Gir to Velavdar
Early morning departure by surface for Velavadar National Park. Park introduction & overnight at resort.
Day 6 : Blackbuck National Park (Velavdar)
Morning and evening game drives in the National Park & overnight at resort.
Day 7 : Velavadar to Little Rann of Kutch
Early morning departure by surface for LRK. Park introduction & overnight at resort.
Day 8 & 9 : Little Rann of Kutch
Game drive, Bird watching & Activities. Overnight at resort
Day 10 : LRK to Mumbai via Ahmedabad
Departure by surface to Ahmedabad. Boarding flight from Ahmedabad Airport arrive Mumbai.
Region: Gujrat, India
Duration: 09 Nights, 10 days
When To Go: June To March
Min = 10°C
Max = 45 °C