The Gir National Park is extremely popular among the people and is a famous sightseeing appeal of Sasan Gir National Park. The national park extends for about 1425 sq.km and came into existence in the year 1977.This park is usually recognized for its inhabitants, Asiatic lions and thought to be extremely safe and sheltered area for these lions.
The Gir National Park every year attract large number of travelers to see the rare Asiatic lion, as it is the lone place in the entire world, where you can come across these wild creatures. Once almost extinct, the number has been recovered because of the preservation efforts. The Gir National Park stays open for the tourism from the middle of October to 15th June each year and stays open till May.
Junagadh is a close by city and the best way to reach the park. The railway station in Junagadh gets regular trains from diverse cities like Ahmedabad, Rajkot and many other cities. From Jnagadh it takes nearly one and half hour to reach Sasan Gir Previously, the hunting place of the Nawabs in Junagadh, Gir Forest is perhaps the biggest compact area of deciduous forest in the state of Gujarat and the lone place where you will come across the rare Asiatic Lion in its natural habitat in the entire world. Gir was acknowledged as a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1965 and was given the status of National Park after ten years.
The other wild animals that are found in the Gir National Park are Leopard, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Striped Hyena, Ruddy Mongoose. The herbivore animals that are found in Gir National Park are chiral, Chowsingha, Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar and Wild Boar. There are approximately 300 different types of bird species found here like a Great Horned Owl, Shaheen Falcon, Tawny eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle and Blackwinged Kite. Some more are Jungle Bush Quail, Nightjar,Grey Partridge, Gray Drongo, Black-headed Cuckoo Shrike, Pied Woodpecker, Black Ibis, White-necked Stork is even found in Gir.
Jeep Safari in Gir National Park
Tourists who visit the Gir Park are frequently crazy for jeep safaris. A travel in undomesticated forest is such a daring idea for each visitor. Nevertheless, for this particular ride, you need to take permission from the forest authorities office that is located at the Sinh Sadan Forest Lodge. While on a Jeep Safari, you can see the rare Asiatic Lions in their natural dwelling, when they are hanging around. Seeing the lions from an open jeep Safari could be an amazing experience. Having fun and clicking pictures during the jeep Safari will surely astound you and take you to an altogether different world.The lions are generally seen at the dusk and dawn time. Jeeps and guides can be arranged by the Forest Department.
Fun-filled and adventurous, Gir Jeep Safari Tour provides a clear glance about the matchless backwoods amidst the home of a large number of Asiatic lions and Ass and also assures a distinguishing combination of unequaled joy, events and excitement to every visitor. You will also come across eye-catching flora and fauna and unusual wild animals along with the impressive pathway of Gir National Park.