Situated about 65km SE of Junagarh district in the state of Gujarat in South West India, the Sasan Gir National Park was established on 18th September, 1965, as a Forest Reserve, primarily to conserve the Asiatic lion-classified as one of the World's most threatened species. Now Gir National Park is the only remaining place in the world, where one is likely to see the Asiatic Lion., Gir National Park is a paradise for the connoisseurs of wildlife.
Most of the tourists explore the sanctuary in search of Asiatic Lions. The lions, a smaller more compact version of their African cousins are best viewed at dawn or dusk when they are on the move. Gir has also leopards and numerous chital, nilgai, chinkara, the four horned antelope and wild boar. Marsh crocodiles are often seen at kamleshwar dam & farm developed in the forest. The forest is rich in bird life and the paradise flycatcher, black headed cuckoo shrike, pied woodpecker, Bonelli's eagle, crested serpant eagle, painted sandgrouse, bush quail and grey partridge are among the variety that is found here.
Day 1: Arrival at Rajkot. Travel to Sasan Gir
Early morning safari exploring Velavadar. Proceed to Sasan Gir (220 kms- 4 hours), abode of Asiatic Lions and considered excellent for bird watching. The park checklist has 250 birds and about 50 other species (including the endangered lesser florican and the saras crane) are recorded in the grasslands along the periphery of the sanctuary. Evening Safari in Gir. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Morning and Evening Safari at Sasan Gir
Sasan Gir has number of areas / wetlands that offer excellent Bird watching opportuniteis. Undertake safaris (morning and evening) for exploring different areas of the park. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Morning Safari at Sasan Gir
Morning Safari at Sasan Gir. Travel to Dasada (330 kms- 5.5 hrs). Dasada, part of Little Rann of Kutch is a bird watching destination at 90 kms from Ahmedabad. The Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife sanctuary spreads over 4950 sq km in area comprising a range habitats from saline desert plains, arid grasslands, rocky and thorn scrub to lakes and marshes. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Bird Watching around Dasada
After breakfast "Explore Bird Watching around Dasada. Nawa Talao lake, the wetland near Patdi fort and many reservoirs of Surendranagar district offer good winter birding opportunities. Birds like rose -coloured starling and green pigeon are often seen at Dasada village. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast travel to Ahmedabad (90 kms) and depart for onward journey.
Tour Cancilation policy
The nearest airport in the city of Rajkot is one of the domestic airports that have regular flights from major cites of the country.
Rajkot Railway Station is under the Western Railway Zone of the Indian Railways and the division is Rajkot division.