Journey off the beaten track and discover the western Indian state of Gujarat, from the bustling city of Ahmedabad to the endangered Asiatic lions of Sasan Gir National Park. Experience some of the states best national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, including Velavadar National Park and Little Rann of Kutch Sanctuary, and encounter unique wildlife found nowhere else on the subcontinent. In addition to the endemic lions of Sasan Gir, the forests and grasslands of Gujarat are home to leopards, blackbuck antelopes and prolific birdlife, with flamingos, pelicans and spoonbills all found in the coastal wetlands. You will also pay a visit to the ancient temples of Bhuj and tribal villages where traditional artisans create bright, embroidered fabrics and finely carved woodworks.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Experience incredibly diverse birdwatching in the Nalsarovar and Khijadiya bird sanctuaries.
- Observe the last remaining population of Asiatic lions in the forests of Sasan Gir.
- Visit the picturesque temples and nomadic tribal communities of Bhuj.
- Encounter the endemic Indian wild ass and other wildlife in Little Rann of Kutch Sanctuary.
Gujarat is less well-known than neighbouring Rajasthan, but boasts some unique wildlife experiences and a fascinating cultural history.