Map of Gujarat
Route - Dasada (2 nights) - Bera / Siana /
Sheoganj (2 nights) - Dungarpur / Vijaynagar (2 nights)
Highlight - This
is a mixed Short-break Itinerary covering birding, wildlife, heritage and Hill
- Cross-desert safaris, superb wildlife viewing
opportunities and colourful villages along the
edge of the desert. The
Little Rann of kutch is a birdwatcher's paradise in winter and also home to a
rare Wild Ass population.
/ Siana / Sheoganj - These are retreats that provide Leopard sighting
Experience. Leopards are rare to sight in a regular Wildlife reserves
but healthy population of Leopards is concentrated in these villages
making Leopard sighting a certainity
Entire Area around Dungarpur is full of lakes and migratory birds.
Dungarpur provides lakeside heritage stay and is an excellent getaway.
Itinerary (This is an indicative
itinerary, Sequence of the activities may vary and depend on prevailing
weather condition and guest preferences)
Day 1 and Day 2 - Arrive at Ahmedabad Proceed to
Dasada (90 kms). Do Jeep Safari in the afternoon. Next day, arly Morning and
afternoon visits to nearby Swamps for migratory and resident birds, visit
villages around the area in the afternoon.
Day 3 -
Proceed to Siana / Bera / Sheoganj via Step wells of Patan and Sun Temple of Modhera (World
Heritage Sites) - 300 kms. Reach by evening. Do evening Safari to spot Leopards.
Day 4 - In the
morning you can take a drive to the lakes situated in the vicinity of Bera,
good for people who like bird-watching and the occasional sightings of
crocodiles. During Leopard safari in the evening you can spot leopards.
Other wildlife sightings comprise Blue Bulls, Wild Jungle Cats, Hyenas,
Wolves, Jackals, Hare, Red Fox, etc.
Day 5 - Visit
Ranakpur Jain Temple Complex and reach Dungarpur by Afternoon.
Day 6 - Explore
area around Dungarpur or simply enjoy a lakeside heritage stay.
Day 7 - Take onward
journey or Return
to Ahmedabad (150 kms)
Off the Beaten Track
/ Variations / Extensions
Between Bera /
Siana and Dungarpur stays, Udaipur
could be added as a regular destination stay.
Between Bera /
Siana and Dungarpur stays, Rawla Narlai
/ Ghanerao Castle / Fort
Harji / Ravla Bhenswara could
be considered as experiential stays with rural experience. Ghanerao Castle
also has a hunting lodge option where besides the wildlife and bird watching
experience, guests can also trek to Ranakpur temples.
Abu could be considered for a stay instead of Dungarpur. Mount Abu has
heritage hotels, Dilwara Jain Temples and guests also can also visit Ambaji
temple enroute to Ahmedabad. Mount Abu now has stays where guests can
experience a variety of activities including a visit to Abu Wildlife
- Winter (Oct-March) is best time to spot Migratory Birds.
- Ahmedabad is a major Airport and station and gets daily flights/Trains
from all major cities in India (Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Kolkata,
Accommodation Option -
Dasada - Bera
/ Siana / Sheoganj - Dungarpur /
email to firstname.lastname@example.org with dates
of travel for a firm quote (hotel cost and transportation) with an indicative
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