Places of Interest
Nal Sarovar ( 70 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, comprising a massive lake and ambient marshes, and inhabited by migratory birds in winter and spring is a place worth visiting in Gujarat. It attracts over 210 species of birds in the winter, and harbours a variety of flora and fauna. Its migratory bird population includes Rosy Pelicans, Flamingos, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks and Herons. It is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India.
Thol ( 65 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Another bird sanctuary in the vicinity is of Thol. Situated in Mehsana district and about 40 km from Ahmedabad, this sanctuary has rich variety of wild fowls, flamingos, grey pelicans, black ibis and a profusion of other wetland birds.
Patan ( 105 km from Royal Safari Camp)
An ancient city of Patan, which was a capital of Gujarat in Medieval Times, has many tourist attractions. The City contains many Hindu and Jain temples as well as few mosques, dargahs and rojas. The city has many historical places also. The attractions include Forts, Vavs (Step Wells) and Talavs (Lakes).
Modhera ( 70 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Sun temple of Modhera is one of prime tourist locations of Gujarat. The temple, with splendid carvings, fine architecture and traditional erotic sculptures, was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty and is dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God of Hinduism. It is akin to the Konark Temple of Orissa.
Bhuj ( 240 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Bhuj is another historical city of Gujarat. The headquarter of India’s second largest district Kutch, Bhuj was established by Rao Hamirji in 1510 and was made the state capital by Rao Khengarji I in 1549. Bhuj is worth visiting for shopping rich handicraft material. From here, Bhuj, one can visit the largest flamingo breeding colony in the world.
Dholavira ( 250 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Dholavira is one of the largest and most prominent archaeological sites in India, belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization Dholavira was an ancient metropolitan city. It is located on the Khadir Island in the Kutch district.
Mata na Madh ( 350 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Situated on the western side of Kutch, Mata na Madh is famous for its temple of Goddess Ashapura (satisfaction). The temple, considered to be 1200 years old, has its own importance in the hearts of Hindus. During Navratri, people from all over Gujarat come here and join in the festivities during Navratri. More than half of the devotees make the journey on foot.
Narayan Sarovar ( 370 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Yet another famous place of Hindu pilgrimage and a wild life sanctuary, famous for Chinkara or the Indian gazelle, blue bull, spotted deer, wild boar and rich variety of smaller wildlife.
Tarnetar ( 65 km from Royal Safari Camp)
Tarnetar is famous for its fair popularly known as the Trinetreshwar Mahadev Mela held near the Trinetreshwar Mahadev temple. Villagers from all over the region, dressed in their colourful traditional costumes and exquisite jewellery throng Tarnetar during this fair. About 100,000 people belonging to various tribes like Rabari, Kathi, Charan, Bharwads, Koli and other castes come to the fair. The fair attracts a large number of tourists from India and abroad.
In all, the entire area is full of vibrancy and rich folk lifestyle. It offers you calm beaches, old and rustic forts and palaces, magnificent landscapes and the mudflat desert areas.