What is the best time to visit Gir National Park?

The best time to visit Gir National Park is during the winter season between December and March. It is during this period that the weather in Gir is pleasant and cool. The protected area of Gir National Park closes every year from 16th June to 15th October. Home to the majestic Asiatic Lions, Gir National Park is a place that is on the list of every animal lover and wildlife photographer. You will be able to easily explore this dense place during this time of year and also spot a plethora of other animals and birds. A safari in this national park during the winter season will be a delightful experience as each, and every nook and cranny is open to visit and explore.

Weather in Gir National Park


Upcoming Gir National Park Weather

Monthly Weather in Gir National Park

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 15 29
February 18 32
March 21 35
April 25 37
May 27 38
June 28 37
July 27 31
August 26 30
September 25 32
October 23 33
November 19 33
December 17 32

Winter (November - February)

The winter season is the best time of the year to visit Gir National Park. The temperature during this time varies from 10°C to 22°C. The cold weather makes spotting a variety of animals and birds easier. Many animals walk around freely to enjoy the pleasant weather and their surroundings. This is also a great time to go on a safari and roam around through the whole national park spotting different varieties of animals and birds. Pack some warm clothes and be ready to enjoy the beauties of this magnificent National Park in Winter.
Herd of deer, Gir National Park

Monsoon (July - October)

The monsoon season from June to October is best avoided as you'll miss seeing the real beauty of Gir National Park. The protected area of Gir National Park closes every year from 16th June to 15th October. This is the period when the south-west monsoon hits making the whole place muddy and marshy, almost making it impossible for a safari. However, the scenic beauty of the place is exceptionally mesmerising during this time of the year, but the rain will definitely hinder your experience in spotting animals and birds, and you might also not be able to indulge in a safari ride to explore the National Park. Keeping all these factors in mind, the monsoon season should be avoided while planning a trip to Gir National Park.
Asiatic Lion, Gir National Park

Summer (March - June)

Summer season in Gir National Park begins from April and continues till June. The National Park experiences sweltering and humid climatic conditions during this time of the year. The weather is scorching and hence should be avoided while planning a trip to this national park. Safari rides and spotting wildlife is a tedious task as the temperature could go as high as 42-degree celsius hampering your trip.
Pride of Lions, Gir National Park

Gir National Park Photos

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