- Banana Ride
- Bungee Jumping
- Fishing Tours
- Flying Fox
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jeep Safari
- Mountain Biking
Bring you an opportunity to experience explore and photograph the avian wonders of LRK. The vast expanse of this cracked land often gleaming with mirages has more surprises to it than what meets the eye. This seemingly infinite landscape hosts a large assortment of bird species mainly Raptors. The sunrise and the sunset here are those fascinating moments when the golden light reflects upon the enduring wetlands, resulting in lighting up the entire horizon and mesmerizing anyone who experiences this spectacle.
About the Tour :
LRK has been a renowned destination for avid birders, naturalists and photographers alike. This tour is led by VipulRamanuj, a biodiversity expert with special interest in herpeto-fauna and wildlife photography. Having spent several years studying the habitat and the wildlife of LRK, Vipul will share his knowledge of this region (both field & scientific)with the participants.Our primary focus during this workshop is to observe & photograph different species of birds residents, migrants as well as passage migrants. With Wild Asses kicking and running around loose, this wetland is a paradise for photographers. LRK is visited by a number of Raptors this season which include Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Steppe Eagle, Imperial Eagle and various species of Harriers. Its a place full of surprises as you never know you may just spot a raptor on a kill or a bird that is extremely rare. Itll also offer a chance to picture Hoopoe Lark, Short-eared Owl, Desert Warbler, Greater and Lesser Flamingoes, Common Crane, Long-legged Buzzard, Sandgrouse, Pelicans and Greater Short-toed Lark. During this workshop, the participants will get a chance to sight, photograph, observe and learn about various species of birds and get hands-on tips on bird photography from experts.
Train Suggestions :
Mumbai to Ahmedabad : Train No – 12267/Mumbai Central – Rajkot AC – Duronto Express
Ahmedabad to Mumbai : Train No – 12268/Rajkot – Mumbai Central AC – Duronto Express
Day 0 – Overnight Journey towards Ahmedabad
Day 1- Assemble at Ahmadabad Junction by 7.30 am. We will travel by road to Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) and shall take breakfast en route. We should reach our resort at around 12 noon that has a beautiful touch of authentic Gujarati village life. After room allocation and freshening up we will have a small orientation session about the terrain, species and how next days will be like. The first safari of the tour will take you to the mesmerizing landscapes of LRK to observe and photograph bird frenzy. As the golden evening light starts to set in we will try to make images of Wild Asses against the light capturing vibrant silhouettes and this is also the time for some raptors activity especially Harriers to roost which gives an ideal opportunity to make ground level images or to just enjoy the red sun setting at the horizon.
Day 2 – The day begins early as we prepare ourselves to head to second safari before the early morning light hits the Rann. We will be scouring vast expanses of Rann to spot and photograph raptors. Early morning is an ideal time to find a raptor on a kill if luck supports. Post safari, back at base we will discuss the outcome, learning and challenges of previous two safaris. Evening safari will pretty much be like that of previous safari but with the major change in habitat. We will be going well off 40 kms inside LRK which is all together a different habitat. Chances of McQueen’s Bastard, Indian Courser and Desert Foxes are high here.
Day 3 – Early morning wake up and a head out for our safari and try to make the most of this last safari of the trip. We may dedicate this safari to observe and photograph the thousands of migratory birds and fowls that visit the Rann. Post lunch check out and head back to Ahmadabad with amazing memories, experience, stories.
Things to Carry : Id Proof Compulsory
1. Dull Colored Clothes (Please don’t wear Bright colored Clothes, TRY TO GET AS CAMOUFLAGED AS POSSIBLE)
2. Sanitary Kit
3. Dry Food (snacks)
4. Torch (Must)
5. Personal First Aid kit.
6. Cap, goggle, sunscreen, moisturizer etc..
7. Sport shoes or Kitos/ sandal
8. Electral powder / Glucon D
9. Binocular/Camera with lenses (Optional)
10. Water Bottle (3 liter must)
11. Odomos (Mosquito Repellent)
12. Tripod will be helpful to avoid shake as there will be low light
13. Umbrella or Poncho/Cap