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October to June

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Extended Weekend Tours

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Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary 3 Nights / 4 Days

Summary

Located in Gujarat’s southern (Kathiawar) peninsula, Gir National Park’s dry deciduous forests are well known as the last refuge of the the Asiatic Lion. This subspecies of the Lion, on the brink of extinction a few decades ago, now thrives in these well protected forests and are typically easily seen in the park’s tourism zone. Gir is also well known for its healthy population of Leopard and is possibly India’s best park to observe and photograph these normally elusive cats. Other interesting mammals found in these dry forests include species like the Four-horned Antelope and Striped Hyena that are typically difficult to see in wetter forests of Peninsular India. The large park (by Indian standards) also protects a wide variety of flora and fauna, including over 250 birds, a large population of Mugger Crocodile and other representatives of both the wetter forests of peninsular India as well as arid habitats of India’s northwest.

Itinerary Outline

  • Day 1, 2 & 3: Gir National Park (AM transfer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat)
  • Day 4: After morning activity on Day 4 transfer to Ahmedabad. PM arrival in Ahmedabad (approx between 5 & 6 PM).

Facilities

Accommodation: : Quaint resort with local character
Food: : Largely local and pan-Indian
Transport: : Road transfers in MUV’s
Difficulty level: : Easy
Dates : TBA
Please note that we can customise schedule for independent and small group travel
Costs : TBC

Terms & Conditions

  1. Maximum group size for these tours is 6.
  2. Tour costs are per person based on twin sharing basis ex- Ahmedabad and is all inclusive (transport, accommodation, food, personnel and all taxes and fees). Personnel includes a naturalist/tour leader and resource persons locally. Alcoholic beverages, porter charges, laundry and ala carte snacks are extra. Please check with us on specific items are included in the published tour costs.
  3. Bookings are confirmed only upon full payment of the tour cost and at least one month in advance from the proposed departure date
  4. Our preferred mode of payment is through electronic transfers into our bank account. Relevant details will be provided to you once you are ready to make the payment. Alternatively we accept demand drafts/cheques in the currency of your choice.
  5. If you are paying in foreign currency, we might have apply a currency surcharge on the published rates, if the INR appreciates against your currency at the time of payment.
  6. In the unlikely event in which we are forced to cancel the tour we will refund you the entire booking amount. In case we are unable to conduct the tour due to circumstances beyond our control (for e.g. forces of nature, political conditions), we will make every effort to refund as much of the booking amount as possible.
  7. In case you to cancel your booking more than one month in advance from the tour date, we will refund at least 50% of the tour cost (assuming tour costs are fully paid). The precise refund beyond this will be dependent on the refund policies of our travel partners that we use on tour. In case you cancel your booking less than 1 month from the start of the tour, we will refund 10% of your booking amount

FYI and Guidelines

  1. Gujarat in general and the areas surrounding Gir are politically stable, safe to travel in, generally crime free and very tourist friendly.
  2. Weather updates based on dates of travel
  3. Please bring a pair Binoculars to best appreciate animals that do allow close approach. We will have a pair of Binocs to share among us, but we recommend that you bring your own for more timely viewing
  4. It is best to wear dull shades of greens and browns (clothing) to blend into the environment.
  5. A hat and sunblock are recommended and sunglasses will be useful.
  6. Please bring essential medication with you, since the local outlets will not always carry what you are looking for. Do check with your doctor on medication and medical safety before you travel to the region.