JUNGLE SAFARI @ GIR FOREST
Take a gypsy ride into the rugged, hilly, 1400-sq-km sanctuary beguilingly uncommercial, and encompasses some beautiful forested land. It is the only place in the world where Asiatic lions survive. It is one of the rarest wild cats in the world.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GIR FOREST
In the beginning of the 19h Century when there were about 20 lions in the wild, efforts of the Nawab (King) of Gir saved it from extinction. Today due to conservation efforts of the Gujrat Forest department and the tolerant local people the lion population has gone up to 359
The park is open from Mid October and a Lion safari by jeep showcases the diverse habitat of Gir.
Gir has some of the largest Panthers. Other wildlife to look out for are the Four- horned antelope, Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Spotted dear (Chital), Blue Bull (Nilgai), Wild Bison, Wolf, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Hare and other mammals found in the forest. The Kamleshwar Dam in the middle of the sanctuary is a home to a record population of march Crocodiles. Interesting birds at Gir are the Paradise Flycather, Grey Drongo, Grey and Painted Francolin, Painted Sandgrouse, Bush quail, Crested Hawk eagle, Crested Serpent E, Bonnellis Eagle, Shikra Hawk, Sirkeer cuckoo and white necked stork.
Get in touch with us to plan you vacation in Gir Forest. We can work customised trips to suit your requirement. You can also join us for our fixed departure trips
Pick up from Rajkot railway station – drive to Gir and reach hotel in 3
hours – lunch and then evening safari – return to hotel – hi tea – campfire –
short night trek in the jungle
Leave for safari early morning – return –
breakfast – relax at resort – lunch – visit Devalia Interpratation Zone – evening – campfire tea – dinner.
Breakfast and leave for Somnath – return to Rajkot directly from Somnath –