Long Breaks

Lions, Desert & Palearctic Birds, Gujarat

Encompassing dry forests & semi-arid grasslands in its southern peninsula, thorn forest, arid grasslands ; more...

Lions, Leopards & Wolves,
Gujarat

Gujarat’s southern (Kathiawar) Peninsula, has two of India’s excellent parks, protecting among India’s rarest predators ; more...

Tigers, Desert & Palearctic Birds, Rajasthan
Wild Ass, Cranes & Bustards, Rann of Kutch

Explore the salt-flats, grasslands, thorn forests and coastline of Kutch for astonishing birdlife and unique desert mammals; more...

Extended Weekend Tours

Little Rann of Kutch

Explore the eastern extent of the Rann's stunningly vast salt flats, for Indian Wild Ass, MacQueen's Bustard, Syke's Nightjar and other unique desert fauna; more...

Great Rann of Kutch

Explore the mystical Banni Grasslands and other arid habitats, around the Great Rann for Desert Cat, Indian Bustard, numerous raptors and a fantastic variety of desert flora and fauna; more...

Gir National Park

Gir National Park’s dry deciduous forests are well known as the last refuge of the the Asiatic Lion. more...

Waders & Waterfowl Galore, Jamnagar

There are few places in India where one can find a comparably impressive concentration of wetland birds, as along the coastline of the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat more...

 
 
 
WILDLIFE & NATURAL HISTORY TOURS
Arid Northwest

In a country blessed with biodiversity rich mountain forests and better known for its megafauna in its forests of the lowlands, India's arid northwest is a little experienced nature-lovers delight. Here the sandy Thar Desert and the salt encrusted plains of the Rann of Kutch to its south, form a vast habitat for desert adapted animals and plants and includes India's finest tropical grasslands and wildlife rich dry forests. Over 500 species of birds (winter count) are possible here, including, uniquely desert adapted species of Bustards, Coursers, Wheatears, Sandgrouse and Larks.

Astonishing numbers of Palearctic bird migrants use the region's rich wetlands as their winter staging grounds. The world's only population of Asiatic Lions are found in dry forests of this region and the Ranthambore NP is famous for its highly visible population of Tiger. Mammals of the desert, grasslands and semi-arid areas, such as Indian Wild Ass, Indian Wolf, Caracal, Chinkara, Striped Hyena and Pallid Hedgehog are typically best seen in this part of the country.

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