"The land of Asiatic Lions"

Gir Tourism At A Glance

Gir National Park is the only remaining home for the Asiatic Lions that are almost a definition to this park in Gujarat, which has a lot more to offer.

It today assumes an almost royal significance adorned by the roars of the grand animal. Gir provides one the unique experience of visiting a place which almost singularly plays a crucial and defining role in the preservation and sustaining of a certain species. The preservation of these lions was initiated by the Nawab of Junagadh, when these were just about to enter the phase of extinction due to hunting. Other than the Asiatic Lions, Gir is a complete trip of adventure and excitement as it is home to a number of other animals and birds. These include antelopes, leopards, sloth bears, jungle cats, rusty spotted cats, hyenas, bush quails, crested eagles and more.

Gir has a number of resorts and lodges that serve food across various cuisines. These ensure that you won't run out of options for food while on your trip through adventure and excitement. Since it's a part of Gujarat, you might find local and elaborate Gujarati cuisine being served here. Typically vegetarian, Gujarati Thali would consist of Roti, Dal or Kadhi, Rice and Vegetable Curries. Gujarat is a dry state, so you wouldn't find any alcohol here.

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Places to Stay in Gir

Many resorts, hotels and lodges here. Most of the resorts are good and have many facilities.

Commuting Within Gir

Entry fees, per vehicle with up to 6 occupants, are, for Indians- Rs. 400/- Mon.-Fri., Rs. 500/- Sat.-Sun., and Rs. 600/- for holidays.  Entry for foreigners US$40 (must be paid in rupees.) For more information, contact the Forest Dept. at Sasan Gir, Tel: 02877 285541.

Reviews about Gir

Follow the guide's instructions. Carry sunglasses, caps and water. Atleast at 2 to 3 days stay is reccommended.

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Questions about Gir

By Kumar Kislay

I'm a bird watching enthusiast. Is Gir a good option for me that way?

The park checklist has 250 birds and about 50 other species (including the endangered lesser florican and the saras crane) recorded in the grasslands along the periphery of the sanctuary. Many species like the painted sandgrouse, grey francolin, quails, Asian paradise flycatcher, black-naped monarch, white-browed fantail, Asian brown flycatcher, grey-headed flycatcher, verditer flycatcher, tickell's blue flycatcher, greenish warbler, white-eye, coppersmith barbet, common and marshal's iora, rufous treepie, yellow-footed green pigeon have been spotted by our guests around the lodge itself.

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