Destination -- Mumbai / Ahmedabad / Dasada / Sasangir / Rajkot/Mumbai
Accommodation/ -- Modern / Heritage / Palace hotels.
Best Time to Visit : October to June
Price : Price On request
The Asiatic Lion Safari offers the unparalleled opportunity of observing the rare and majestic Asiatic lion in its natural habitat and capturing it on your camera in the semi-arid deciduous forests of Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. This place is internationally acclaimed for its defining role in the preservation and sustenance of the endangered Asiatic lions. You can also watch thousands of other elusive wild animal and rare bird species like desert Pythons, Stripped Hyenas, Chinkaras, Jackals, leopards, Gir foxes, woodpeckers and brown fish bowls etc. in this unique habitat. You will get to soak in the rugged natural splendour, vibrant culture and incredible architecture of Gujarat which is also the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. You will also explore the Little Rann of Kutch which is the only haven on earth for the Asiatic Wild Ass and home to many local tribes of Gujarat. This tour is perfectly tailored for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers to experience the diverse natural bounty of India.
DAY 1 -- Arrive in the Finance Capital of India, Mumbai
It has a fascinating history wherein a group of seven islands which were separate provinces were brought together by the British in the decade of 1720 to form present day Mumbai. This has earned it the sobriquet 'Manhattan of India.' It is also the site of the first railway to be constructed in Asia. Today, Mumbai is a pulsating city brimming with monuments and skyscrapers, beaches and slums as well as temples and churches, all co-existing in perfect harmony. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
DAY 2 -- Arrive in Ahmedabad
Located on the banks of River Sabarmati, Ahmedabad is a fast developing metropolis, industrial hotspot and an educational hub of Gujarat with an intriguing history. It is a rapidly progressing city which still retains its old world charm. Discover this city with its mouth watering food, multi-hued culture, traditional shopping and a plethora of temples that rightly deserves its place as India's first UNESCO Urban World Heritage Site.
You can trace the history of textiles in India in the celebrated Calico Textile Museum, located in a beautiful Gujarati wooden haveli. Pay your respects to Mahatma Gandhi at the peaceful Sabarmati Ashram, from where Gandhi began the famous 'Dandi March.'
You can also visit the splendid Swaminarayan Temple. Embellished with vivid colours and intricate carvings, it is a marvellous example of 19th century architecture.
DAY 3 -- Catch the Asiatic Wild Ass in Little Rann of Kutch
Enjoy an afternoon safari into the Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary along with an expert naturalist to see the wild ass. It is home to 32 other mammals including wolf, jackal, desert fox, black buck, blue bull and chinkara etc. The sanctuary is a refugee for thousands of birds including some migratory birds. You can also visit the rural areas to observe the various tribes living around Rann of Kutch.
DAY 4 -- Arrive in Sasangir
Take an afternoon safari with an expert guide into the heart of semi-arid deciduous forests of Gir, the only place where the Asiatic lions can been seen in its natural habitat apart from the African continent. Later, enjoy a leisurely evening in the Hotel.
DAY 5 -- Enjoy adventurous Safari\'s in Gir National Park
DAY 6 -- More wildlife expeditions at Gir
DAY 7 -- Departure from Mumbai
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