Saturday, 19 July 2014

Gujarat, winding up our Gujarat trip

Since I have written so many blog posts on the different places we visited during our 9 day Gujarat tour, I thought why not consolidate all my Gujarat posts in one place.
Both of us at work
 We visited Gujarat during winter when the weather is pleasant and also the chances of spotting birds is very high.

 Our tour itinerary was something like this:

 We reached Bhopal from Bangalore and spent a day there. In Bhopal, we visited Sanchi and Bhimbetka. Sanchi is famous for its Buddhist stupa and Bhimbetka for its pre-historic rock paintings. Both the sites are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Sanchi Stupa
Cave painting at Bhimbetka

 Sanchi Blog :
 Bhimbetka Blog :

 We stayed at :
 Hotel Kamal Regency (opposite platform no 1,Main Railway Station,Bhopal)
 Ph : 0755-4042400/1/2/3              
 Phone booking is available              
 The hotel has location advantage but does not provide absolute value for money              
 The veg biriyani, that their restaurant provides, is fabulous.

 Our Driver: Yogesh Ph : 09893133429 Very good driver

 From Bhopal we took a bus to Ahmedabad. From here our Gujarat tour started.

 In Ahmedabad we did the local sight seeing and then headed for Velavadar visiting Nal Sarovar and Lothal on the way. Nal Sarovar is an ideal place for spotting flamingoes and Lothal is one of the few sites of the ancient Harappan civilization in India.

 We stayed at:
 Hotel Silver Plaza
 2nd Floor ,Devnandan Mall
 Opposite Sanyas Ashram
 Near M.J Library, Ellis Bridge
 Ahmedabad- 380006

 Ph - 26584030

 Good hotel and good location

Jama Masjid at Ahmedabad


Flamingos at Nal Sarovar

 Ahmedabad Blog :
 Nal Sarovar Blog :
 Lothal  Blog:

 In Velavadar we had two safaris and were lucky to see numerous black bucks, nilgais, harrier, flamingoes, two hyenas and an alpha male wolf.

 We stayed at:
 Velavadar National Park (Blackbuck National Park)
 Accommodation: Forest Rest House
 Contact: 0278 2880342 / 0278 2920222 / 0278 2426425

 Nice location,located inside the National Park.
 Reasonably priced, basic facilities provided
 Must order your lunch by 11 PM over phone if you are reaching late.

Wolf, alpha male, at Velavadar

Hyena, Velavadar
 Velavadar Blog :

 Our next stop from Velavadar was the world famous Gir National Park in Sasan Gir. It is the last home of the Asiatic lion. We were extremely lucky to witness two young lion brothers hunt and tear down a nilgai.

 We stayed at :
 I cant recall the name of the hotel.
 Sinh Sadan is the best place to stay in Gir

One of the two young brothers at Gir

 Gir Blog :

 From Gir we headed for Little Rann of Kutch(LRK). LRK with its unique landscape was truely enchanting. After spending a full day at LRK to headed back to Ahmedabad and took our flight back to Bangalore.

Flamingos during Sun rise

Bhavna Resort

Bhavna Resort

LRK Blog:

 We stayed at :
 Bhavna Resort & Farm
 Dasada Road, Patdi, Surendranagar 382 765
 Gujarat, India

 Phone: +91 94272 16059, +91 94272 16069

 Gujarat is simply aweeesome....and as I have already said in my earlier blogs, people are absolutely great in Gujarat. So what are you waiting for?? that I have given you all the details, get set goooooo!!