The most famous tourist attraction of Gujrat is the Gir Forest. This huge forest of 1412sqkms is only sole home of the Asiatic lions. According to the last survey there are 411 lions in this forest. The jeep safari is a thrilling experience in this forest. Apart from the lions tourists will be able to see other animals in this forest such as leopards, hyenas, wild cats and porcupines. Here tourists will also find more than 300 different types of birds among which the crested hawk eagle, bonelis eagle, owls of various types, green pigeon, peacocks, etc., are worth mentioning. In the forest, the Kamleshwar Dam is another place to watch out. The sunrise from this point is a view to remember which can be seen during the morning safari. Crocodiles can also be seen here.
Another thing to observe in this forest is the Maaldhari tribal people who reside in this very forest. The struggling life of these tribal people in between the wild animals is really worth praising.
If a tourist fails to see any lion during the jeep safari then they can visit the Debaliya area which falls under the Gir Interpretation Zone. It’s a fenced area of this jungle and lions can be definitely seen.
There are all over seven routes to roam around the jungle. Only a single route can be seen during a safari. The timing of these jeep safaris are 6am, 9am and 3pm. The early morning safari and the afternoon safari is the favorable time to see the animals.
Take jeep safari to experience wild life better.
Gir National park safari -Monday To Sunday:
Morning Timings: 6.00 AM to 9.00AM and 9.00AM to 12.00 PM.
Evening Timings: 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM.
Safaris of both Gir National Park (known as Gir Jungle Trail) and Gir Interpretation Zone (Devalia Safari Park) can be booked online here. The earliest that bookings can be made is three months in advance, and the latest is 48 hours beforehand.
Nearest Airports: Diu 110 Km and Rajkot 160 Km.RAIL
Junagadh (50km from the National Park) is the most common approach to the park. The railway station there receives trains from Ahmedabad and Rajkot, and major cities interstate.ROAD
Ahmedabad 408 Km, Rajkot -160 Km, Junagadh 55 Km, Veraval 40 Km and Diu 110 Km.
Bus/Taxi services ar available from all the cities. Road conditions are good.