DESERT NATIONAL PARK
Activity Level Easy
Accomodation Type Cozy
Desert National Park is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan near the town of Jaisalmer. This is one of the largest national parks, covering an area of 3162 Sq Km. Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert. Sand dunes form around 20% of the park while the major land-form consists of craggy rocks and compact salt lake bottoms, inter-medial areas and fixed dunes. There is an abundance of birdlife. The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. Many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures can be found here. Short-toed Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Spotted Eagles, Laggar Falcons and Kestrels are the most common among these. Sandgrouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes. We might get a chance to see other passage migrants like Red Backed Shrike, Red Tailed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Rufous Tailed Scrub Robin, Common Whitethroat etc. The endangered Great Indian Bustard is a magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers and is the major attraction here. The Desert National Park has a collection of 180 million years old fossils of animals and plants.
- Internal Transfers via AC SUVs.
- Food During Road Travel.
- Stay For 1 Night in Ahmedabad.
- Stay For 4 Nights in Khuri.
- All Meals at Resort.
- Safaris in National Park.
- Guide & Forest Entry Charges.
- GW Mentor.
- Airfare/Train Fare.
- Bottled Water During Road Travel and Resort.
- Laundry & Telephone Charges.
- Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks.
- Tips & Gratuities.
- All Applicable Taxes.
- Things Which are Not Mentioned in Inclusions.
Board the evening flight for Ahmedabad and reach there before 03:00 hrs. On reaching Ahmedabad, check in and overnight at lodge.
A hearty breakfast early in the morning, post which we will leave for Khuri at around 04:00 hrs. A long journey ahead with lot’s of birding opportunities, we will try to reach Khuri by evening. Lunch en-route. In the evening the GW Experts would conduct an orientation about the biome. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3, 4 and 5
Over the next three days we will enjoy dawn to dusk birding sessions around the Desert National Park. We will cover the Khuri, Sudasari, Kuldhara, Khaba Fort, Gajai Mata Sand Dunes and RKY Enclosure areas over the period of time. The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. Many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures can be found here. Short-toed Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Spotted Eagles, Laggar Falcons and Kestrels are the most common among these. Sandgrouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes. The endangered Great Indian Bustard is a magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers. The tour being led by a GW Birding Mentor assures great birding and photographic opportunities. With sessions on bird identification and bird photography we are all set to provide you with the very best on and off field expertise!
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner inclusive.
We will depart from Khuri early in the Morning, a brief birding session in the morning post which we will leave for Ahmedabad. Breakfast and Lunch en-route. Reach Ahmedabad in the evening by 19:00 hrs to board the flight back home with wild memories of a lifetime!
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- What to expect on this tour?
All our birding tours are led by experienced birding mentors, thus offering the best bird watching opportunities. There is an abundance of birdlife. The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. Many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures can be found here. Short-toed Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Spotted Eagles, Laggar Falcons and Kestrels are the most common among these. Sandgrouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes. The major attraction would be the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard.
- Is there a train option to this location?
Yes, trains can be opted, however opting for a train journey might make you compromise on the typical itinerary. Contact our travel consultants to figure out the best possible options.
- What is the usual sharing in vehicles & accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
Safari vehicles as well as internal transit vehicles (such as SUVs) are usually shared between 6 people, unless indicated otherwise.
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
Anybody who is fond of wildlife or is a first timer are welcome. It is apt for anybody who wishes to experience this journey. Children of any age group, accompanied by adults can be a part of the safaris. For a detailed inquiry you can always ask our experts for advice.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
We pride in being experts in wildlife for over a decade and hence traveling with us is stress free, fun oriented, interactive and knowledge based. You will surely return home as a better wildlifer!
- Is it safe?
Open jeep safaris & even nature trails conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. We respect the wild animals and their comfort, and keep adequate distance while photographing them. However its worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.
- Can I get Veg/ Jain food?
Apart from the stays in Forest Rest Houses; food menu is usually tailor made according to the group. Veg food is available at all locations, and Jain food can be arranged for if informed at the time of booking.