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Wildlife, Tribes and Temples of Gujarat

Private Travel | Wildlife 17 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £4095

Often overlooked, India’s north-west state is a land of walled cities, small villages and exquisite temples. It is also home to Sasan Gir National Park, the only place on the planet where Asiatic lions still roam in the wild. This trip takes you from India’s most beautiful city, Udaipur, through the diverse landscapes, stunning temples, tribal villages and wildlife of Gujarat before reaching journey’s end in cosmopolitan Mumbai (Bombay).

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Superior Private Tour in brief

Fly to Udaipur via Delhi (N) Day 2: Udaipur

Transfer to Fateh Prakash Palace for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 3: Udaipur

Half-day tour of the City Palace and Jagdish temple. Afternoon at leisure to explore the old town or take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)

Day 4: Mount Abu

Travel to Mount Abu visiting the stunning Delwara Jain temple. Overnight at Connaught House. (B)

Day 5: Dasada

Visit the Modhera sun temple, and Rani-ki- Vav stepwell. Visit the colourful havelis at Sidhpur en route to Dasada for 2 nights at the Rann Riders Eco-Resort. (B)

Day 6: Little Rann of Kutch

Desert safari across the Little Rann of Kutch. In the afternoon, visit some of the local villages, renowned for their traditional embroideries and weaving. (B)

Day 7: Ahmedabad

Travel to Ahmedabad for 2 nights at the House of MG. Walking tour of the old city and a Thali dinner in your historic hotel. (B)

Day 8: Ahmedabad

Half-day tour taking in Sidi Saiyyed mosque, Hutheesing temple, Gandhi ashram, Dada Hari stepwell and the Shreyas folk museum. (B)

Day 9: Velavadar

Travel to Velavadar for 2 nights at the Blackbuck Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Velavadar

Morning wildlife drive in Blackbuck National Park. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Palitana • Diu

Depart early to visit the Jain temple complex at Palitana. Lunch at Vijay Vilas Palace. Continue to Diu for 2 nights at the Radhika Beach Resort. (B)

Day 12: Diu

Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of the town including Diu fort and the colourful Nagar Seth haveli. (B)

Day 13: Sasan Gir National Park

Drive to Sasan Gir, home to the Asiatic lion, visiting the Somnath temple en route. Spend 2 nights at the Lion Safari Camp. (B, D)

Day 14: Sasan Gir National Park

Early morning and afternoon wildlife drives in the park. (B, L, D)

Day 15: Fly to Mumbai

Travel to Rajkot for the evening flight to Mumbai. En route visit the magnificent Junagarh fort and the house of Mahatma Gandhi in Rajkot. Overnight at the Trident, Mumbai. (B)

Days 16-17: Fly home

Optional half-day tour of Mumbai visiting the gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat and Chor bazaar. Late check out then take the overnight flight home, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Visit the Modhera sun temple, and Rani-ki- Vav stepwell. Visit the colourful havelis at Sidhpur en route to Dasada for 2 nights at the Rann Riders Eco-Resort. (B)

Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Trident Nariman Point
    Trident Nariman Point

    Towering above the skyline and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Trident Nariman Point is located in the heart of Mumbai's central business district with the city's main shopping area only a short distance away. It offers 575 well appointed guest rooms, many offering ocean views and broadband and internet access. Facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, two fitness centres, five restaurants, two bars and the largest indoor shopping arcade in India.

  • The House of MG
    The House of MG

    The House of M.G. is a 20th century mansion that has been carefully converted into a boutique hotel. It is conveniently located with easy access to the old walled city and the markets. Every inch of the hotel is different and the architecture is a confluence of different styles influenced in part by traditional Gujarati design. The rooms are striking and the personalised touches in each of the rooms make them unique. The Agashiye Restaurant is very popular for fine Gujarati dining. Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool, health club and a coffee bar.

  • Rann Riders
    Rann Riders

    Situated near the village of Dasada, a few minutes from the entrance of the Little Rann of Kutch sanctuary, Rann Riders is an eco-friendly resort designed using local materials to recreate a village atmosphere. The cottages, comfortably furnished and decorated with mirrors and mud-plaster work, resemble traditional village huts/houses of the local community. Facilities include a swimming pool and a dining room.

  • Lion Safari Camp
    Lion Safari Camp

    Lion Safari Camp is a jungle safari camp at Sasan Gir National Park. It is located in the natural setting of a private mango orchard overlooking the Hiran River. Accommodation consists of 21 tents each of which has a large bedroom and a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower and hot/cold running water. The public area of camp consists of an open-air, river-facing restaurant.

  • Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
    Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

    Fateh Prakash is a royal residence decorated in the traditional style in the heart of Udaipur overlooking Lake Pichola. A durbar hall, antique furniture and an extensive crystal gallery all keep the ancient charm of the palace alive. The hotel consists of nine suites in the former state rooms and the Dovecote Wing. Guests staying at the Fateh Prakash Palace have full access to the facilities of the nearby Shiv Niwas Palace, including swimming pool and restaurant.

  • Welcome Heritage Connaught House
    Welcome Heritage Connaught House

    Once the summer residence of the prime minister of the princely state of Marwar, Connaught House, a modest yet charming colonial style cottage, is set among a mature garden and is only a short walk away from the town of Mount Abu. Each of the 10 rooms is simply furnished and tastefully decorated in neutral colours. Facilities include a dining room that serves Indian as well as international cuisine, and a small gymnasium.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £4095 per person

High season from £4295 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • What's Included
    • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
    • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

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