Locate in the Southern Gujurat, Gir National Park is the only resort that
houses 300 Asiatic lions. Established as a National Park in 1974, thr
sanctuary spans over 1265 sq km in the Saurashtra peninsula. The terrain is
surrounded with low hills and occupied by deciduous forests. Teak, Accicia,
Tendu and Dhak trees interspersed with large patches of grassland. The Gir
Sanctuary is famous for its Asiatic lion. These lions are smaller and more
Leopard is another attraction of Gir forest. Popularly known as Prince of
cats, the animals is the most adaptable from the family of predator. There
are approximately 210 leopards that resides within the Sanctuary.
» Somnath Temples :
This temple lies 45 km from Gir and is a
major pilgrim centre even today.
» Kamleshwar Dam :
This is an exotic dam, just 12 km from the
forest and boost a scenic surrounding.
The Taj group runs a forest lodge and an oasis of luxury in the dry country
side and the resort are worth staying.
Jeep Safari is the best way to capture the big cats in your cameras.
Although there are other ways to cover the park, like elephant back.
Best time to visit
The National park should be visited in between Dec - April, when the
temperature is slightly cool.
» By Air :
Nearest airport is Keshod 90-km via Veraval.
» By Rail :
Meter gauge rail line of 395-kms from Ahemdabad.
There is also a railway station at Sasan Gir (1km).
» By Road :
Distance of 400-kms from Ahmedabad via Rajkot,
Junagadh and Mendarda. State Transport buses are also available from
Junagadh and Veraval between November and June.