- Gir – Located in Sasan village in Junagadh district of Gujarat. Gir National park is known for its wild life sanctuary for Asiatic lions. It is the only home in Asia for Asiatic lion population. We can reach Gir National park via road from Somnath or Junagadh. The Closest Airport for Gir National park is Bhavnagar. It has about 540 Lion populaton. We can spot several other animals apart from Asiatic lions in Gir Like Hyenas, Leopards, indian Monitor lizard, Antelopes, Cheetal and deers etc.
Gir National park is the last refuge of Asiatic lion in India. By the efforts of the Forest department, they have succeeded in increasing the population of this majestic animal. Just the problem lies between the locals, since there are several villages spread across the Gir National park which has an area of about 1400 Sq kilometers. Still the land for grazing animals is shrinking, and turning into dry areas. This makes often lions to come to villages for food and water.
Main zones of Gir National park :
Core zones of GIR NATIONAL PARK : Gir
Buffer zones of GIR : Devalia safari park
How to book Jeep safari in Gir National park ?
JEEP safaris can be booked by the site (www.girlion.in) – department of forests in Gujarat. After getting the permit for Jeep safari, the Jeeps can be taken from our side available in Gir National park.
Timings of safari in Gir national park ?
Winters : 6:45 AM to 9:45 AM, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Summers : 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM