Gir National Park

Gir National Park (also known as Sasan Gir) is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the only forest in India which houses the Asiatic Lion. The park spans over an area of 1412 sq km. Apart from lions, Gir National Park is also home to leopards, hyena, sambhar, wild cats, chital and sloth bears. Many species of birds including Crested Hawk Eagle, Green Pigeon, Parakeets, Owls and Peacocks live in this forest too. The jungle safari in an open jeep is a one time experience.

Important Information

  • The Gir National Park remains open from 16th October to 15th June.
  • Timings: 6 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm (Monday to Sunday)
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 400 (Weekdays), Rs. 500 (Sat and Sun) and Rs. 600 (Holidays)
  • Jeep Safari Charges: Rs. 800 (Weekdays), Rs. 1000 (Sat, Sun and Holidays)
  • A permit for entering the park can be obtained at the Sinh Sadan Orientation Centre which remains open from 7 am to 11 am and 3 pm to 5:30 pm
  • For more information, contact the Forest Department at Sasan Gir. Tel: 02877-285541. Log on to: http://www.girlion.in/

Lion at Gir National Park

How to Reach

Trains are running from Ahmedabad to Veraval. Gir National Park is 42 km from Velavadar. Buses and trains are available from Veraval to reach Sasan Gir.

Accommodation

Sinh Sadan Forest Lodge. Tariff - Rs. 1000-3000. Tel: 02877-285540. For booking at Sinh Sadan Forest Lodge, contact: Deputy Conservator of Forest, Wildlife Section, Sasan Gir, Dist.-Junagadh-362135, Gujarat, India. Tel: 02877-285541.
Hotel Umang. Tariff - Rs. 1050-1750. Tel: 9898010483, 9979553755.
Gir Pride Resort. Tariff - Rs. 2250-3000. Tel: 9016644600.
Anil Farmhouse. Tariff - Rs. 3700-6000. Tel: 02877-285590.
Asiatic Lion Lodge. Tariff - Rs. 3600-5250. Tel: 02877-281101.

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