Wild Western India

January 2, 2016
19 Days
Overland Adventure
14 Guests
From $14,480
Wild Western India

Expedition Highlights

  • Search for the rare Asiatic lion in Gir National Park, considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia for big cats, and the elusive khur, also known as the Indian wild ass.
  • Seek out some of this region’s incredible birdlife, from sandgrouses and larks to one of the world’s largest harrier roosts and huge gatherings of beautiful demoiselle cranes.
  • Spend two nights at Jawai Leopard Camp, one of the best places in India to spot leopards in the wild.
  • Explore a variety of habitats from the grasslands of Velavadar National Park to the saline desert of the Little Rann of Kutch, once part of the Arabian Sea.
  • Tour the bustling city of Mumbai, complete with the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, and Kamla Nehru Park.

Seeing the cranes was the major reason I chose this expedition and the experience was all I had hoped for and more! Not only seeing them up close, but the number of birds was thrilling.

Rita K.

Expedition Team

  • Mark Brazil
    Expedition Leader & Ornithologist

    Mark Brazil

Gear Up!

  • Amphibian Binoculars
Amphibian Binoculars

Into the wilds of western India you’ll go, secure in the knowledge that your binoculars are not only waterproof, but extremely lightweight and compact—easily tucked into the smallest backpack pocket. Fog proof, with a 8x magnification and an open-hinge design, these amphibian binoculars are a top choice of travel experts everywhere.

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Beyond the Destination

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    Gir and Velavadar National Parks - Wild Wonderlands Await

    May 28, 2015

    If you find you’ve been feeling a bit of wanderlust and you’re craving to connect with nature in its wildest form, we have a 19-day expedition that will satisfy your need for adventure as you traverse two of western India’s wildest landscapes: Gir and Velavadar National Parks.

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    Demoiselle Cranes, India

    The Demoiselle Among the Dunes

    May 28, 2015

    Imagine a landscape of pale sand expanding before you in all directions, a dome of cobalt sky overhead. As you gaze across the desert horizon you might, at first, not quite understand what you observe. A sea of gray and black appears to move across the land in a fluid-like motion, yet there is no flowing water here.

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    Indian One-Horned Rhino

    Welcome Home from Wild India!

    September 28, 2011

    Excerpt from the Welcome Home Letter written by Expedition Leader Mark Brazil from our 2011 Wild India expedition.

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