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Asian Adventures

B-9, Sector-27

Noida 201301 (UP)

India

Ph: +91 120 4222797, +91 9266519519

Email: info@asianadventures.in

Website: www.asianadventures.in; www.asianadventures.co.in

Wildlife and Heritage Tour of Gujarat
4 nights and 5 days
Best time: mid October to May

An excursion to Saurashtra region

This itinerary has been specially put together for travelers who want to spend their time in Gujarat to enjoy the local flavor and as a great wildlife experience as much as being out in the Indian small towns and enjoying the local culture. It has a combination of nature walks, views, culture and traditions, architecture, local lifestyle, local cuisine etc.

The itinerary is linked to our immense experience in the region; the guests get a chance to study the natural history of Gujarat.

Date
Itinerary
Day 01 AHMEDABAD �?GONDAL
  Meals: on own
 
Travel 260 km (4 hrs) to Gondal from Ahmedabad.The picturesque, princely town of Gondal, offers accommodations in two historic homes, that once lodged the guests of the Maharajah of Gondal, still owned and managed by the royal family of Gondal, that ruled this princely state for over 300 years from the mid-17th century to the merger of states into the Indian union in 1947/48. Gondal has few rivals for an insight into the lifestyles of the Maharajahs during the Raj. Stay in huge high ceilinged rooms, with European and antique Indian furniture, see the royal collections of vintage cars, carriages and rail saloons, and experience the architecture and interiors of a more elegant period. Overnight in Orchard Palace in Gondal.
Day 02 GONDAL - GIR LION SANCTUARY
  Meals: Dinner
 
Drive to Gir (120 km / 3-hours) calling in Junagadh on the way to see the imposing Uparkot Fort, Buddhist cave-sites, 3rd century BC Ashoka rock edicts, the palace museum filled with Nawabi treasures, the flamboyant royal mausoleum complexes. Arrive at Gir Birding Lodge in the evening.
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. Overnight stay at Gir Birding Lodge.
Day 03&04 GIR NATIONAL PARK & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
Morning and evening drives in a 4WD in Gir Forest to look for the two big cats i.e. Asiatic Lion and the Leopard. Other fauna includes chinkara, nilgai, 4-horned antelope, wild boar, deer such as sambhar and chital; marsh mugger, monitor lizard, 4 species of turtles; a wide variety of snakes etc.
In between the drives, you have the option of visiting Somnath Temple on the sea shore temple (one of the 12 holy abodes of Shiva), Sun Temple, Ahilya Temple and other monuments. Overnight stay at Gir Birding Lodge.
Day 05 GIR - RAJKOT / AHMEDABAD / DIU
  Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  Morning drive to the jungle (optional; can be booked on direct payment at the lodgeas per your schedule). Drive back to Ahmedabad/Rajkot/Diu for return flight.
Website www.girbirdinglodge.com
Email info@asianadventures.in
   

Tour Cost
Tour Price on per person basis in US $ for foreign nationals
Year   2013 2014 2015
Per person price 1 paying person 1470 1620 1780
  2 paying persons 785 865 950
  3 paying persons On triple share 565 620 685
  4 paying persons 540 590 650
Single Room Supplement 170 190 205

Tour Price on per person basis in Indian Rupees for Indian nationals
Year   2013 2014 2015
Per person price 1 paying person 55000 60500 66500
  2 paying persons 29750 32750 36000
  3 paying persons On triple share 21750 23750 26250
  4 paying persons 21250 23500 25750
Single Room Supplement 8500 9250 10000

Included

03 Nights at Gir Birding Lodge and a night in Gondal
Meals as per the itinerary
Guided wildlife viewing in 4WD as per the itinerary
Surface transport during the tour
All Government Taxes

Not Included

Optional tours/excursions, personal & incidental expenses
Tips, laundry, phone calls, bottled water, alcohol, camera fee, monument entrance fee etc.
A guide for cultural and monument visits
International and domestic air fare, visa, insurance

Important information

Check in from 1200 hrs, Check out up to 1200 hrs
Any service not described on the itinerary is to be paid additional or locally in the case of services
Any changes requested by passengers locally could involve extra costs and such costs are to be paid locally
Please see terms and conditions


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