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Wildlife Wonders & Sacred Serenity: Narayan Sarovar and Koteshwar Day Tour

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 5 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating day of exploration from Bhuj to the Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, a desert sanctuary flourishing with an array of wildlife, notably the graceful chinkara gazelle. Amidst this natural wonder, delve into the sanctuary’s rich flora and fauna, showcasing a diverse birdlife that beckons nature enthusiasts. Continuing your journey, you’ll visit Koteshwar, home to an ancient Shiv temple standing alongside tranquil marshes. Here, immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance and hear the legends that shroud this sacred site, leaving you with cherished memories of both wildlife wonders and spiritual serenity.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, a desert refuge teeming with diverse wildlife, including the elegant chinkara gazelle.
  • Witness a rich biodiversity and encounter a myriad of bird species, offering an ideal setting for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers.
  • Visit Koteshwar and immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of the ancient Shiv temple, nestled amidst serene marshlands.
  • Hear enchanting legends about Lord Shiva's divine presence and the sacred significance of Koteshwar.
  • Return to Bhuj with enduring memories of a day filled with wildlife encounters and spiritual exploration.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 222
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 407
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 629
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 796
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 988
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1211
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1433

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 7:00 PM


Morning: Journey to Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary

7:00 AM: Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bhuj, and your adventure begins with a scenic drive to Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, located approximately 125 kilometers away.
Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary - A Wildlife Haven

Explore the pristine Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, a haven for diverse wildlife thriving in the desert climate. Witness the majestic chinkara, an Indian gazelle, and other unique species that thrive in this harsh landscape, including wildcats like the caracal, Indian wolf, desert foxes, and more.

Stroll through the desert thorn forest and scrub forest, where you'll encounter seasonal wetlands and dry savannah-type vegetation. Discover the prevailing plant species, including gorad and babul, and observe the sanctuary's rich biodiversity with over 252 species of flowering plants.

Keep your eyes to the sky as you spot a multitude of bird species, with 184 distinct varieties gracing the sanctuary. Marvel at the Great Indian Bustard, Houbara Bustard, Lesser Florican, Black Partridge, birds of prey, and waterfowl in their natural habitat.

Afternoon: Koteshwar Temple Visit

After your wildlife exploration, drive to Koteshwar, home to an ancient Shiv temple standing next to a marsh. Learn about the mythology that surrounds this sacred place, where it is believed that Lord Shiva created the lake and made it his home. Discover the significance of the lake, considered as sacred as Mansarovar and one of the Panch Sarovar for pilgrimages in India.

Hear the captivating tale of Ravana and the magical lingam, which is said to bestow immortality. Explore the temple grounds and the serene surroundings that hold centuries of history and spiritual significance.

Evening: Return to Bhuj

6:00 PM: Bid farewell to Koteshwar and embark on your journey back to Bhuj, reflecting on the natural beauty and spiritual experiences of the day.
Drop Off: Bhuj Hotel

7:00 PM: Arrive back at your hotel in Bhuj, where your private guided day tour concludes. Cherish the memories of a day filled with wildlife encounters and spiritual exploration as you bid farewell to your guide.

Included/Excluded

  • Private airport transfer with assistance of office executive.
  • Daily breakfast at hotels
  • Deluxe air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.
  • Monuments entrances of sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide).
  • Bottled water in car
  • Applicable GST (government taxes).
  • Any air fare
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Or anything not mentioned above.

Languages

English

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