Gir National Park

Location
:Junagarh, Gujarat
Season
:Jun
Duration
:3 Days2 Nights
Event Type
:Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Gir National Park
Ends
:Gir National Park

Gir National Park

Junagarh, Gujarat
3 Days2 Nights

Event Overview

Being the only park after Africa where you can spot the majestic wild lions in their natural habitat, Sasan Gir makes one of the best National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India where people come from near and far to experience the thrill of being in the territory of the King of the Jungle. Gir national forest is although predominantly a wild place with the lions and other wild beasts ruling the terrain, it is still a beautiful example of the wild animals and humans coexisting in harmony with the Maldhari community living in the locality for generations.

Established in the year 1965, Sasan Gir or Gir National Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the state of Gujrat, India. Spread in an expansive area of 1412 sq. km, about 258 sq. km of area comprises of the national park which is a fully protected area and the rest of the area of about 1153 sq. km is makes up the sanctuary. Located close to the cities of Somnath and Junagarh with a distance of 65 and 60 km respectively, the park is well accessible. Due to its protected species it is considered to be the most important and well protected areas in Asia. Most noteworthy is the fact, that it is the sole home of Asiatic lions in the whole of the continent.

The Nawab of the then princely state of Junagarh, declared the park as 'protected' in the year 1900. Prior to the declaration, the park was infested with hunters who recklessly hunted down lions to slaughter them and use their remains as trophies, till the number dipped down to an alarming 15. Now the joints efforts of the government, forest department, many NGOs and animal activists have restored the ecosystem where the diverse flora and fauna flourish freely in the protected environment.

The Sasan Gir national park and wildlife sanctuary is well endowed with thick deciduous forest that has a highly undulating terrain. The forest area is interspersed with evergreen and semi-evergreen flora, grasslands, acacia, marshes and rocky hills. Fed by numerous rivers and streams, it provides a breath taking view in addition to replenishing the land and the wildlife. The perennial rivers include Hiran, Godavari, Shetrunji and Datardi among others. There are four dams over Raval, Shingodi, Machundri and Hiran that provide reservoirs with the Kamleshwar dam forming the largest reservoir in the forest area, hence also titled the 'the lifeline of Gir'. The reservoir areas form a mesmerising vista along with giving one the opportunity to spot many birds and reptiles like crocodiles.

Best time to visit Sasan Gir National Park
Although the chances to spot a lion in the Sasan Gir national park are the highest in the summer months between March to May, the heat can get quite hot and unbearable. Thus, it the winter period of October to March is considered the best time to visit the park. Safari tours usually get suspended in the monsoon.
Show More

Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Gir National Park
  • Arrival at Gir
  • Welcome Drink
  • Lunch
  • Tea
  • Leisure
  • Dinner at the resort
Day 2 - Safari
  • Morning Safari
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Tea
  • Evening Safari
  • Dinner at the resort
Show More

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Barbecue

Adventure Activities

Wildlife

Amenities

Firstaid
Parking
Shower
Washrooms
Accommodation
Guide

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 08.00 AM Drop Time: 10.00 AM

Things To Carry

  • Carry earth colour clothes to respect the jungle rules.
  • Do not forget to carry binoculars, sunglasses, torch and a good quality camera to make your trip memorable.
  • Do carry your Photo Identity Cards, numbers of which are provided at the time of booking your safaris and accommodation as the same are required to be presented at the time of park entry.

Policy

Included

  • Accommodation for 2 nights at Asiatic Lion Lodge Gir
  • 2 cycles of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2 shared safaris at Gir
  • Some Events are optional and/or attracts additional charges.
  • Package Price is for Per Couple.

Excluded

  • Anything which is not mentioned in includes.

Terms & Conditions

Will be informed later.

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this event? *

Overall Experience

Organized By

ADV365-JR