Have a look at the wild side of Gujarat

Blessed with varied topography, Gujarat is a depository of diversity. Gujarat has a wide variety of flora and fauna, preserved in various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Hence, this is one of the wealthiest states in India to have such diverse wildlife. The major highlight of the wildlife in Gujarat is the Asiatic lion, which is listed as the endangered species on the IUCN Red List. Besides the Asiatic lion, the state also has a substantial population of Indian Wild Ass and Blackbuck. All these reasons together make Gujarat a preferred destination for wildlife tourism in India.

The best way to visit various famous wildlife reserves is through Gujarat Wildlife Tour Package. India-Tours offers Gujarat Wildlife Tour Package, which allows tourists to visit different wildlife reserves in Gujarat and enjoy the vacations in the wilderness. The tour includes visits to Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar, Little Rann of Kutch, Bhuj, Banni villages, Bustard Sanctuary, Mandvi, Sasan Gir, and Velavadar. Check out the following piece of information and get to know the details about every wildlife reserve.

1. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Located near Sanand Village about 64 km to the west of Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is spread across 120.82 sq. km. in Gujarat. It is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in the state. The sanctuary is home to several species of plants and animals, including wild ass and blackbuck. Millions of birds visit the sanctuary in the winter and spring season. The sanctuary is also categorized as a Ramsar Convention site.

Activities available - horse riding, boating, and bird watching
Species found - purple moorhen, pelicans, flamingos, white storks, bitterns, crakes, grebes, brahminy ducks, etc.
Best time to visit - November – April

2. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary

Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary is situated in the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. Spread over an area of 4954 sq. km, the sanctuary is one of those places in the world where tourists can spot Indian Wild Ass (Khur). Besides the Indian Wild Ass, the sanctuary is home to about 93 species of invertebrates, 4 species of amphibians, 29 species of reptiles, 32 species of mammals, 70000 - 75000 birds, and many others. The ecosystem of the park mainly comprises of grassland. Moreover, the sanctuary is one of the largest salt pans in the country.

Activities available - jeep safari, bird watching
Species found - dalmatian pelican, lesser flamingo, sarus crane, caracal, desert fox, black cobra, Indian wolves, blackbucks, striped hyenas, etc.
Best time to visit - November – March

Have a look at the wild side of Gujarat

3. Kutch Bustard Sanctuary

Also known as Kachchh Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary or Lala–Parjan Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary is located near Jakhau village in Nalia Taluka in Kutch district of Gujarat. Covering about 2 sq. km, the sanctuary is the smallest one in India. The main bird species found in the sanctuary is the great Indian bustard (ghorad), which is listed as an endangered species on the IUCN Red List.

Activities available - bird watching, photography
Species found - common cranes, black partridges, sand grouses, Macqueen's bustard, chinkara, blue bull, etc.
Best time to visit - August – March

4. Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Also known as Sasan Gir, it is the only home to Asiatic lions in India. It is a forest and wildlife sanctuary, located near Talala Gir in Gujarat. Encompassing over an area of 1412 sq. km, the forest preserves 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles, 8 species of mammals, and more than 2,000 species of insects. Owing to such diversity of wildlife, the park is one of the most-visited national parks in the country.

Activities available - bird watching, crocodile breeding, jeep safari, tribal visit
Species found - brown fish owl, crested hawk-eagle, chital, nilgai, antelope, sambar, Indian pitta, etc.
Best time to visit - November – February

5. Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar

Located in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, Blackbuck National Park at Velavadar is one of the few places in the country where one can see a substantial population of blackbucks. Spread across an area of 34.08 sq. km, the sanctuary comprises of saline land, high tidal mudflats, shrubland, and grasslands.

Activities available - bird watching, photography
Species found - wolf, lesser florican, jackal, Indian fox, jungle cat, blue bull antelope, wild pigs, hares, rodents, etc.
Best time to visit - December – March

Now that you know what all you can explore during Gujarat Wildlife Tour Package, delay no more and plan the Gujarat tour with us at the earliest. It will surely be a wonderful experience as you will be able to spot different species of flora and fauna. Moreover, you can indulge in exciting activities during the tour of Gujarat.

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  Modified On Nov-21-2019 10:15:00 AM

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