Day-1 Arrival at Rajkot. Proceed to Jamnagar. Visit Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary. Arrive at Rajkot. Proceed to Jamnagar (90 kms). Evening visit to Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary (10 kms) Part 1. Khijadiya is a large area with water bodies, bushes and pathways making it excellent breeding ground for birds. There are two parts of the sanctuary and therefore divided into two half day visits.
Day-2 Day visit to Narara Island. Morning drive 2 hours west from Jamnagar to Narara Island, one of India's best sites for Crab-plover. The area is also home to many waders. It requires 3 and a half hours walk on the corals to explore the area. The entry times are based on low tide times.
Day-3 Morning visit Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary. Afternoon visit to Lakes and Saltpans around Jamnagar Visit Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary Part 2. Its possible to site Black-necked Stork here alongwith raptors and large number of resident and migratory species. Evening visit to Saltpans and creek areas around Jamnagar such as Dhinchda where large flocks of Pelicans and Flamingos arrive.
Day-4 Travel to Little Rann of Kutch. Evening Bird Watching Safari. Morning walk at Lakhota Lake (in town centre) where one can spot water birds and thereafter travel to Little Rann of Kutch (275 kms - 5.5 hours). Dasada, part of Little Rann of Kutch is a bird watching destination. 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.Evening safari around Dasada.
Day-5 Bird Watching around Dasada Explore Bird Watching around Dasada. Nawa Talao lake, the wetland near Patdi fort and many reservoirs of Surendranagar district offer good winter birding opportunities. The area is considered excellent for large birds (Flamingos, Pelicans, Cranes, Storks), Raptors (Eagles, Kestrel, Shikra, Kites), Owls, Wheatears etc.
Day-6 Departure Proceed for the onward journey. Time permitting visit Nalsarovar Bird sanctuary enroute.
Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad, Gujarat's commercial capital and is one of the major industrial cities in India. Ahmedabad has always been a centre for handicrafts having an old city character, temples, textile museum and heritage monuments that attract tourists.
Rajkot - Rajkot, the commercial capital of region of Saurashtra region in North West Gujarat. Rajkot is a popular arrival point for guests looking to visit Pilgrim centre of Junagadh and Sasan Gir (Asiatic Lions, Bird watching and Crocodiles).
Jamnagar - Jamnagar lies at the northern end of Saurashtra and home to Reliance Petrochemical complex (20 km on the Dwarka road) and 150 kms from Dwarka. For Bird Watchers, Jamnagar has a number of areas around that are a must visit in Winter for migratory birds.
Dasada - Dasada today has emerged as a major bird watching centre (Oct- March is the best season) and a popular getaway that is visited all round the year.