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Destination Covered: Sasan Gir - Gir
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Gir National Park

Being one of the youth brands of The Wild Life Safari Trip, we know your needs the best and thus offer you the best of your time and money for Gir National Park Tour. Under the guidance of our expert guides you will have surely a life time experience or everyone looking to fulfill their wildlife fantasies across one of most renowned wildlife sanctuary of India, we offer Gir Wild Life Tour Package. We all know, Gir is the only natural habitat of world popular Asiatic Lions. Where our tailor made Gir Wild Life Tour Package gives you an unparalleled opportunity to watch those rare Asiatic Lions coupled with thousands of other elusive wild animals and hard-to-find birds like uncommon Asiatic wild ass, hyenas, Gir foxes, pygmy woodpecker, brown fish owl and black buck etc, it will make sure that you receive the highest standards of luxury, comfort and travel. Additionally, all this is available at very competitive rates.

Gir National Park: The Majestic Home of the Royal King:

Besides Africa, Gir National Park in Gujarat is the only place in the world where you can spot lions roaming free in the wild. The real discovery channel of India is situated approximately 65 Kms South East of Junagarh District. The Government notified the large geographical extent of Sasan Gir as wildlife sanctuary on 18th September, 1965 in order to conserve the Asiatic Lion. It covers total area of 1412 square kilometers of which 258 Km forms the core area of the National Park. Indiscriminate hunting by the people of Junagarh led to their decrease in population drastically, while they were completely wiped out from the other parts of Asia. It was the kind effort of Nawabs of Junagarh who protected the queen royalty in his own private hunting grounds. Later in due course of time Department of Forest Officials came forward to protect the world’s most threatened species. From a population of approximately 20 lions in 1913, they have risen to a comfortable 523 according to 2015 census. There are 106 male, 201 female and 213 sub-adult lions in the wilderness of these four districts.

Subtle Glimpses of Major Attractions at Sasan Gir:

Animals:The entire forest area of the Gir National Park is dry and deciduous which provides best habitat for Asiatic Lions. As per the new statics of 2015, the entire Saurashtra Region is inhabited by 523 Lions and more than 300 Leopards. Apart from these two animals the park is a home to two different species of Deer. The Sambar is counted largest Indian Deer. The Gir forest is also known for the Chowsingha – the world’s only four horned antelope. The Jackal, striped Hyena and India Fox are some of the smaller carnivores found in Gir Forest.

Birds: The exotic flora of Gir National Park gives shelter to more than 200 species of birds and moreover the sanctuary has been declared an important bird area by the Indian Bird Conservation Network. Gir is also habitat of raptors like critically endangered white-backed and long-billed vultures.

Reptiles:Sasan Gir is blessed with more than 40 species of reptiles and amphibians. Kamleshwar – a large reservoir in the sanctuary is the best spot where Marsh Crocodile can be seen in large numbers. Park has even many species of snake including King Kobra, the Russell’s viper, Saw-scaled viper and the Krait.

Gir Interpretation Zone, Devaliya: Devaliya Safari Park is enclosed area of the Sanctuary that offers a good opportunity for visitors to experience a rustic beauty and wilderness of the area. The safari tour is conducted in a mini bus that takes visitors to another cross section of the Gir. Travelers can watch here a good variety of wildlife in just 20 to 30 minutes tour including Asiatic Lion.

How to Reach Gir National Park Gir: National Park attracts large number of tourists to witness the Asiatic lion, as this is the sole place all across the world where these creatures are presently found. Once extinct, numbers have been recovered owing to the conservation efforts. The Sanctuary is open for tourism from 16th October to 15th June every year.

Junagadh is perhaps the best approach to the park. The railway station in Junagadh receives trains from different cities like Ahmedabad and Rajkot and other major cities. Then, from here it takes approximately one and half hour to reach Sasan Gir National Park.

From Rajkot-On reaching Rajkot Railway Station or Airport you can take a cab or bus and to reach a Limda chowk. There are a number of privately operated that go to Junagadh at frequent intervals. Junagadh is nearly 105 Kms from the city Rajkot and it takes nearly 2 and a half to 3 hours to cover the distance.From this point you have two options. First one is either you take a bus from gate number 11or 12 to Sasan Gir or travel by taxi that is accessible bang opposite the taxi stand. The taxi will take nearly one and half an hour and will charge reasonably and will drop you to Sasan Gir.

From Somnath to Gir National Park: Road Distance or the driving distance from the Gir National Park to Somnath is approximately 50 Kms and it takes nearly 1 hour to cover this distance. GSRTC buses and quite a few private buses ply between both the cities and take you directly to Sasan Gir Forest.

From Diu To Sasan Gir Park: Diu airport is closest to the Gir National Park. From here you can hire that are present just outside the airport which will take you to Sasan Gir. Sasan Gir is nearly 110 kms airport of Diu and takes approximately 2 hours to cover this distance. If you have a late afternoon flight it is better to take a halt at Diu or can visit Somnath Temple which is nearly 80 kms from Diu and the road too is good except in little patches. It just takes an hour to reach Somnath from Diu. Next morning you can move on to Sasan Gir which is just 40 kms from here and just takes half an hour to cover this distance.Some other routes to reach Sasan Gir by road is from Keshod which also has an airport and is 45 kms, Veraval is 40 kms away, Junagadh is 55kms, Rajkot is 160Kms, Ahemedabad is 410Kms. The closeby railway stations are Sasan which is 40 Kms and Rajkot which is 160 Kms.

If you can't afford a taxi there are frequent buses that are playing throughout the day. The park is easily accessible from the beautiful beaches of Diu which is about two hours drive don't want to take a taxi, pubic buses run regularly to Sasan Gir from both places during the day. People prefer private buses as it conveniently drops them to the Guest houses you want to reach. So in this way they are more convenient than the buses. No prior booking is required as the buses are available on any part of the day. So, come and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of Sasan Gir National Park and take home some of the most treasured moments back home.

Safari Booking Details Gir National Park

  • From the mid of October, the advance booking gets started for vacationers.
  • Safari price for an Indian tourist – INR 5000 for a jeep in which maximum 6 people are allowed.
  • Safari price for a foreigner tourist – INR 14000 for a jeep in which maximum 6 people are allowed.
  • Zones for safari: Gir forest trail.
  • Timings for safari in Gir – 6 AM to 9 AM, 9 AM to 12 PM and then, 3 PM to 6 PM.
  • The safari price includes the driver fee, jeep rent, charges to get permit, charges of a guide, camera charges, pick and drop service charges from a place you are staying in Gir, online payment charges and service charges.
  • Remember: if you are a guest of Vanvaso resort, Club Mahindra resort or Asiatic Lion Lodge, then you will be charged with only INR 5000 for a jeep.

How to Reach Gir National Park

The heartbeat begins to rise and the anticipation to see the Asiatic Lions doubles up. This is the kind of feeling that grips the attention of travelers from across borders coming to Gir National Park. By now you would have decided to seek the thrilling experience of a game drive to the realms of the roaring wild cats. The next thing to circle on your mind would be how to reach Gir National Park. Don’t worry, we have got your back.

Ahmedabad - Sasan gir 355 kms
Rajkot - Sasan gir 170 kms
Junagadh - Sasan gir 80 kms
Keshod - Sasan gir 90 kms
Veraval - Sasan 78 kms
Diu - Sasan 66 kms
Nearest Airport, Keshod 60 kms

By Air

The closest airport to Gir National Park is Keshod, located at a distance of nearly 70 km. The other airport is at Rajkot, situated at a distance of almost 160 km. The best way to reach Sasan Gir is from Mumbai via air to Diu. The driving distance from Diu to Sasan by road is almost 2 hrs.

By Rail

The nearest railway stations to Gir National Park are Junagadh (80 km) and Veraval (72 km). Along with that, Rajkot railway station, situated at a distance of almost 165km from the Gir forest is also an ideal option. These are some of the major stations and operates trains to all the major cities of the country. Besides, cab services for further commuting are also available.

By  Road

The Gir National Park is well-connected to some of the major cities of Gujarat by a good road. Various state bus transport services and private bus services are available to the national park from various parts of the state. Cab and taxi services are also available.

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Terms and Conditions

  • From mid of June to October, the park remains closed.
  • From the mid of October, the advance booking gets started for vacationers.
  • Safari price for an Indian tourist – INR 5000 for a jeep in which maximum 6 people are allowed.
  • Safari price for a foreigner tourist – INR 14000 for a jeep in which maximum 6 people are allowed.
  • Zones for safari: Gir forest trail.
  • Timings for safari in Gir – 6 AM to 9 AM, 9 AM to 12 PM and then, 3 PM to 6 PM.
  • The safari price includes the driver fee, jeep rent, charges to get permit, charges of a guide, camera charges, pick and drop service charges from a place you are staying in Gir, online payment charges and service charges.
  • Remember: if you are a guest of Vanvaso resort, Club Mahindra resort or Asiatic Lion Lodge, then you will be charged with only INR 5000 for a jeep.

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