Gir national park is one of the widespread national park of India. It was established in the year 1965 and is positioned about 65 km to the south-east of the “Junagadh” city of Gujarat. It has a straggling area of 1412 square km, which is the grand permutation of deep ravines, precipitous rocky hills, beautiful grasslands and plenty of rivers. It is a place for adventure, wild life and nature lovers due to its colossal range of flora and fauna.
“Gir National Park” is the solitary place after Africa where Lions can be seen in their natural habitat apart from lion this national park is bestow asylum to enormous amount of rare vegetation and fauna. This park is native soil of 400 plant, 38 mammals, 37 reptiles and 300 birds and 2000 species of insects.
The main carnivores animals of the park are Asiatic lion, Indian leopards,Sloth Bear, Indian Cobras, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyenas, Golden Jackals, Indian Mongoose, Indian Palm Civets and Ratels, Desert Cats and Rusty Spotted Cats.
The main herbivores of Gir are Chital, Blue Bull, Samber, Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara and Wild Boar etc.
The vegetation, mostly alongside the main rivers and streams is mixed deciduous, with Teak, Acacia, Jamun, Tendu and Dhak trees interspersed with huge patches of grasslands. Trees are mostly broad leaved and evergreen, giving the area a cool shade and moisture content. It is the largest dry deciduous forest in western India.
Gir forest is the paradise for bird watchers you can find here almost all kind of rare bird species of India like 6 species of Vultures, Crested Serpent Eagle, Endangered Bonelli’s Eagle, Brown Fish Owl, Rock Bush-Quail, Pygmy Woodpecker, Black-headed oriole, Indian grey hornbill etc. All these bird species makes Gir birding tour so famous.
Thus we can say Gir is bliss for natural adventures vacation. Gir National Park is open from mid October until mid June. Jeep safari