The gir national park
The Gir National Park is open from Mid – October onwards till mid June & The Devaliya Safari park (Gir Interpretation Zone) is open throughout the year. The Devalia Safari Park closed on every wednesday. Tourists who ever visit Gir Park often love jeep safaris. A ride in wild jungle is such an adventurous idea for every visitor. But, for this ride, you must have permission (will be provided by us) from the Sinh Sadan Forest Lodge Office. This is such a wild attraction in Gir. While you are on Jeep Safari, you can spot the Lions in their natural habitat, when they are on the prowl. Watching the Lions from open-roof jeep is altogether a wonderful experience. During your Jeep Safari tour, you can also click some pictures of the Lions. Best time to spot the Lions are at the dusk and dawn. Jeeps and guides are made available by the Forest Department.
Heart pumping and full of adventure, Gir Safari Tour offers a pretty clear glance about the unmatched wilderness amid the home of so many rare wild animals like Asiatic lions and Ass and ensures a distinctive combination of unparalleled joy, actions and fun to each visitor. You can easily watch stunning flora and fauna and uncommon wild animals together over the spectacular alleys of Gir National Park.As safari in Gir National Park there is only one option of jeep safari. There is no canter safari or elephant safari unlike to the other national parks of India. While you are on Jeep Safari, you can spot the Lions in their natural habitat, when they are on the prowl. Watching the Lions from open-roof jeep is altogether a wonderful experience. During your Jeep Safari tour, you can also click some pictures of the Lions. Best time to spot the Lions is at the dusk and dawn. Jeeps and guides are made available by the Forest Department.
Gir National Park is the sole home for pure Asiatic lions, situated about 65 Kilometers south east of Junagarh district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Established on 18th September, 1965; the sanctuary covers a total area of 1412 square kilometers in the Saurastra region of Gujarat. Primarily the park was dedicated to conserve the Asiatic Lion which is identified as world most endangered species. Many researchers and hunters from the different part of the world come to Gir because it is the only place where lion exist other than Africa. Gir has evolved as a stable ecosystem due to richness if biodiversity with its 606 different plant species, 2000 species of insects and 36 species of mammals and over 300 species of birds.
Dry deciduous forest of Gir covers a large tract which plays a pivotal role in keeping the climate moderate in this region. So Gir is essential to life in Gujarat.The protected area of Gir National Park is closed from 16th June to 15th October every year. It is the period of when south west monsoon arrives. Literally, December to March is climatically best season to visit the park. Though, April and May are very hot but considered as the best months for wildlife viewing and photography.The Gir National Park is situated at an approximate distance of 65 Kms from Junagarh and 40 Kms from Veraval railhead. Sasan Gir is well connected to Ahmedabad by Road and Rail network. However, the best way to Gir from Ahmedabad is by road, which takes around 07 hrs. Nearest airport to Sasan Gir is Keshod (38 Kms) and Rajkot both of which are connected to Mumbai by regular interval services.