Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with Gujarat’s luxury lion safaris! Experience the thrill of being up close and personal with the majestic pride of lions in India. These luxury tours of Gujarat offer an unparalleled opportunity to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. From the moment you set foot in the safari vehicle, you’ll be transported into a world filled with excitement and wonder. As you drive through the lush landscapes and rugged terrains, keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent lions roaming freely. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you awe-struck and wanting more. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to embark on a Lion Safari in India like no other!
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Upon your arrival in Mumbai on Day 1, take the opportunity to explore this bustling metropolis. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Gateway of India and the opulent Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of Mumbai’s luxury hotels. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture by sampling local street food and browsing through the colorful markets. Mumbai offers a unique blend of history and modernity, providing diverse experiences that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Day 2: Mumbai – Ahmedabad
Continue your journey on Day 2 by traveling from Mumbai to the culturally rich city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Explore Ahmedabad’s rich history and culture by visiting iconic landmarks such as the Aina Mahal and Prag Mahal. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in the local art and crafts, including Bandhani textiles and hand-printed saris, which are unique to this Gujarat region.
Day 3: Ahmedabad
Begin your morning in Ahmedabad with an exclusive Heritage walking tour of Old Ahmedabad, located in the heart of Gujarat’s Kutch district. Visit the Swaminarayan Mandir in Kalupur and delve deeper into the city’s rich history and culture. Explore the stunning architecture of the Aina Mahal and the bell tower in Prag Mahal. Make sure to visit the Kutch museum, the oldest museum in the region, to admire the Kshtrapa inscriptions. And of course, take some time to indulge in the exquisite Bandhani textiles, hand-printed saris, and intricate embroidery that Ahmedabad is famous for.
Day 4: Ahmedabad – Patan – Modhera – Dasada
On Day 4, continue your exploration of Gujarat by visiting the historic city of Patan and the stunning Modhera Sun Temple. Marvel at the intricate carvings and architectural brilliance of these ancient sites. Afterward, travel to Dasada to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Little Rann of Kutch and spot wildlife in this unique sanctuary.
On arrival in Dasada check-in at Rann Riders Resort.
Day 5: Dasada
Embark on an exciting jeep safari through the Little Rann of Kutch wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, where you can spot a variety of wildlife including the endangered Indian Wild Ass. Marvel at the vast salt marshes and unique ecosystem of this region. In the evening, immerse yourself in the local culture with a traditional dance performance by tribal settlements and indulge in a delicious Gujarati dinner.
Day 6: Dasada – Bhuj
On Day 6, continue your exploration of the Kutch district in Gujarat with a guided tour of the Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, and the Kutch museum. Marvel at the intricate architecture and historical artifacts that showcase the rich heritage of this region. Don’t forget to indulge in some shopping for the exquisite Bandhani textiles, hand-printed saris, embroidery, and ornaments that are unique to Bhuj.
Day 7: Bhuj
Today, venture into the North Banni villages of Gujarat, nestled between the arid Rann and the hinterland. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of these rural communities, interacting with locals and witnessing their unique way of life.
Day 8: Bhuj – Gondal
In the morning, embark on a scenic drive to Gondal, Gujarat. Upon arrival, settle into the charming Orchard Palace Hotel. In the afternoon, delve into the city’s history with a sightseeing tour, exploring the magnificent Naulakha Palace and discovering the healing secrets of the Ayurvedic Pharmacy in the heart of Gujarat.
Day 9: Gondal – Junagadh – Sasan Gir
Continue your journey through Gujarat’s luxury lion safaris to Sasan Gir, making a stop at Junagadh along the way. Explore the art of Jetpur screen-printing, marvel at the ancient Uparkot Fort, and delve into history at the Junagadh Museum. Afterward, check-in at the Lion Safari Camp in Sasan Gir and enjoy a leisurely evening.
Day 10: Sasan Gir – Somnath – Sasan Gir
Start your day with an exhilarating early morning game drive at the Gir National Park in Gujarat, where you’ll have the chance to spot the majestic Asiatic lions in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for other fascinating wildlife such as Chital, Nilgai, and the rare four-horned antelopes. Afterward, take a leisurely excursion to the renowned Somnath Temple, known for its spiritual significance and stunning architecture.
Day 11: Sasan Gir – Bhavanagr
After another thrilling game drive at the Gir National Park, embark on a road transfer to Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Upon arrival, settle into the elegant Nilambagh Palace Hotel, one of the luxury hotels where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the regal ambiance.
Day 12: Bhavanagar – Palitana – Bhavanagar
Begin your day with a scenic drive to the enchanting Palitana Jain Temples in Gujarat, a significant pilgrimage site for Jainism. Marvel at the intricate architecture and spiritual atmosphere as you climb the 3,700 steps to the Shrine. For those who prefer, palanquins can be arranged for a more comfortable ascent. Afterward, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, savoring the tranquility of Bhavnagar.
Day 13: Bhavanagr – Mumbai
Bid farewell to Bhavnagar as you transfer to the airport for your luxury tours flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, check into the luxurious Leela Hotel and take advantage of the remaining day to relax or explore the vibrant city at your own pace.
Day 14: Depart Mumbai
As your unforgettable tour to Gujarat’s luxury lion safaris comes to an end, enjoy an early morning transfer for your onward destination, carrying with you cherished memories of Gujarat’s diverse landscapes and cultural treasures.