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Lion & The Rann Of Kutch
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Ahmedabad - Bandhavgarh - Gir - Zainabad - Delhi or Mumbai
The lions that figure in the stories off the Bible and ranged through Persia to North of India are now confined to a tiny pocket in the Saurashtrian Peninsula in Western India.
Called the Asiatic Lion, little more than two hundred of these magnificent animals survive in the 300 sq. km. Of Gir National Park. Their numbers have recouped from about 20 in 1913 to present level after the Nawabs of Junagarh initiated conservation measures.
Gir also has a large population of Leopards that are more easily seen here than elsewhere. Also to be seen are Samber, Chital, Chinkara, Chousingha, Nilgai and wild boar.
North of Gir is the little Rann of Kutch where the last stand of wild asses survive numbering over 1000. They are found in herds of 30 or so and are capable of with standing great dehydration. This is also a guest place for Cranes, flamingoes and lots of other birds found in large numbers.
Day 1. Delhi - Ahmedabad - Bandhavgarh
Fly to Ahmedabad and drive to Bandhavgarh enroute visiting Veladadar sanctuary for Black bucks.
Day 2. Bandhavgarh - Gir
Drive to Gir and evening excursion into the Park.
Day 3. Gir
Morningand afternoon Jungle excursion in the Park.
Day 4. Gir
Morning and afternoon Jungle excursion in the Park.
Day 5. Gir - Zainabad
Drive to Zainabad in the Little Rann of Kutch , Evening excursion to the Rann of Kutch.
Day 6. Zainabad
Full-day excursion to the Rann of Kutch.
Day 7. Zainabad - Ahmedabad - Delhi or Mumbai
Drive to Ahmedabad and fly to Delhi or Mumbai.