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Sasan Gir

The Dwelling of the Lions

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  • General Information

    Common Name: GIR
    Other Name: -, District: Junagadh, State: Gujarat, India
    Area: 1412 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Gujarti, Hindi and English
    Long Distance Code: +91-2836
    Importance: National park and the only Lion sanctuary in India
    Best Time to Visit: October to March and -
    International Access: -
  • Description

    Sasan which is hardly at a distance of One hour from Junagadh is famous for its National Park for Lions, the Gir National park. The dwelling of the King of Animals, the majestic lions is what Sasan Gir is famous for. The Gir National park, located at an hours distance from Junagadh is the last refuge of the Asiatic lion on Earth. It is spread over 2450 hectares, and offers visitors the best in flora and fauna. Sasan Gir Lion sanctuary is definitely one of India's success stories. From a pitiful number of around twenty lions at the turn of the century there are now approximately three hundred lions in the park. Best visited from December to April, the visitors can have a better look if they drive through the park in Jeep. Although the Asiatic lions of Gir, incredibly awe inspiring animals, are supposed to be used to human presence it is always better to be cautious. Best time to view this animal is during early daytime or late in the night.The chinkara, wild boar, striped hyena, jackal, common langur, porcupine, hare and the black buck also share the Jungle with the lions of Gir. As visitors pass through this park, they can view rivers making their way through the lush green thick forests. It is also home to over 200 species of birds including the peafowl, grey partridge, Boneli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, jungle bush quail, painted sand grouse, common green pigeon and several species of doves. The other attractions are the leopard population in the Jungle which is the most in any part of India and the crocodile breeding farm. But by and large, it is the Lion that makes your visit to the park worthy.The Kankai Mata and Tulsishyam are two temples inside the jungle and are famous for their natural hot spring tanks. The tribal life of the Siddis is also a major attraction of Gir. These Siddis are supposed to be of some African breed, and are believed to be brought here by a ruler of Junagadh as slaves and they stayed back. Now they have adopted the language and the dresses of the locals and it is only their body and face that differentiates them from the rest.
  • Location

    The Sanctuary spreads over Junagadh and Amreli districts of Saurashtra. The main centre "Sasan" is located in Talala taluka of Junagadh district at about 60 km. from Junagadh. - Nearest airport is Rajkot, 165 kms via Junagadh. - Distance of 400 kms from Ahmedabad via Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda. - Distance of 43 kms from Veraval. - Distance of 65 kms from Junagadh via Mendarda. - Meter gauge rail line of 395 kms from Ahmedabad.
  • Climate

    The climatic conditions in Sasan Gir can be classified as a tropical monsoon type of climate. The region is extremely hot during the summer months and the temperatures soar during peak summer. The monsoon season brings relief from the heat and torrential rainfall can be expected during these months. Winters are much cooler and temperatures can drop during the nights. The summer season is from the months of March to May. The maximum temperature that one can expect during the summer season is around 43°C. The minimum temperature during the summer months is usually around 33°C. Peak summer season is in the months of April and May. The onset of the monsoon is usually in the months of June and it lasts till the end of September. The South West Monsoon is responsible for bringing rain to this region and the conditions are damp for most of this period. Due to this, the park is closed from the second week of June to the end of October. The months from November to February constitute the winter season, and this is the best time to visit the place. Temperatures range from a minimum of 7°C to a maximum of 15°C.
Wildlife and Heritage of Gujarat

Wildlife and Heritage of Gujarat
(4 Days / 3 Nights)

On Request
Wildlife and Heritage of Gujarat / PI-0222 (4 Days / 3 Nights)
Ahmedabad-Sasan Gir-Ahmedabad-Rajkot

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Ahmedabad
Day 2 : Ahmedabad-Sasan Gir
Day 3 : Sasan Gir
Day 4 : Sasan Gir-Ahmedabad
Explore Gujarat

Explore Gujarat
(13 Days / 12 Nights)

On Request
Explore Gujarat / PI-0247 (13 Days / 12 Nights)
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Blessed with fascinating landscapes and magnificent historic monuments, Gujarat is a richly rewarding tourist destination offering a range of holiday possibilities. The state is also famous as the only abode of Asiatic lion in the world. This tour will take you across this exquisite state taking you cross the a wide range of sceneries from welcoming city of Bhavnagar to fast moving Ahmedabad to the spiritual Somnath to the thrilling Gir forests. The tour finally ends in the financial capital of India, Mumbai.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Bhavnagar
Day 4 : Bhavnagar - Palitana
Day 5 : Palitana - Ahmedpur Mandvi
Day 6 : Ahmedpur Mandvi
Day 7 : Ahmedpur Mandvi - Somnath - Sasan Gir
Day 8 : Sasan Gir - Junagarh
Day 9 : Junagarh
Day 10 : Junagarh - Rajkot - Wankaner
Day 11 : Wankaner - Ahmedabad
Day 12 : Ahmedabad
Day 13 : Ahmedabad - Mumbai
Splendid Gujarat

Splendid Gujarat
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

On Request
Splendid Gujarat / PI-0275 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
Mumbai-Rajkot-Junagadh-Sasan Gir-Veraval-Somnath-Diu-Palitana-Bhavnagar-Lothal-Ahmedabad-Dungarpur-Udaipur-Mumbai

West India has a fascinating variety of landscapes, superb beaches linked with Bollywood, plethora of monuments of age old civilization i.e. Indus valley civilization which makes this as interesting region to spend time in.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Rajkot
Day 4 : Rajkot - Junagadh - Sasan Gir
Day 5 : Sasan Gir
Day 6 : Sasan Gir - Veraval - Somnath - Diu
Day 7 : Diu
Day 8 : Diu - Palitana - Bhavnagar
Day 9 : Bhavnagar
Day 10 : Bhavnagar - Lothal - Ahmedabad
Day 11 : Ahmedabad
Day 12 : Ahmedabad - Dungarpur
Day 13 : Dungarpur - Udaipur
Day 14 : Udaipur
Day 15 : Udaipur - Mumbai
Tribal and Cultural Highlights of Gujarat

Tribal and Cultural Highlights of Gujarat
(16 Days / 15 Nights)

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Tribal and Cultural Highlights of Gujarat / PI-0359 (16 Days / 15 Nights)
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Ahmedabad
Day 2 : Ahmedabad - Darbargadh - Poshina
Day 3 : Poshina
Day 4 : Poshina-Dasada
Day 5 : Dasada-Bharwad
Day 6 : Bharwad-Anjar
Day 7 : Anjar - Bhuj
Day 8 : Bhuj
Day 9 : Gondal
Day 10 : Gondal-Jetpur-Junagadh-Sasan Gir
Day 11 : Sasan Gir
Day 12 : Sasan Gir-Palitana
Day 13 : Palitana - Balasinor
Day 14 : Balasinor - Chhota Udaipur
Day 15 : Chhota Udaipur - Champaner - Chhota Udaipur
Day 16 : Chhota Udaipur-Ahmedabad
Gujarat of Splendors

Gujarat of Splendors
(18 Days / 17 Nights)

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Gujarat of Splendors / PI-0413 (18 Days / 17 Nights)
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This tour is designed to whisk you away into the splendid sights of Gujarat, a culturally rich and diverse state of India. Explore this state with its wildlife, palaces, beaches, forts, traditions and customs. The tour traverses through varied Gujarat destinations showcasing the soul of the state in its true colors and beauty.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Bhuj
Day 4 : Bhuj
Day 5 : Bhuj
Day 6 : Bhuj - Gondal
Day 7 : Gondal - Sasan Gir
Day 8 : Sasan Gir
Day 9 : Sasan Gir - Diu
Day 10 : Diu
Day 11 : Diu - Bhavnagar
Day 12 : Bhavnagar - Uteliya
Day 13 : Uteliya - Zainabad
Day 14 : Zainabad - Vadodara
Day 15 : Vadodara
Day 16 : Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Day 17 : Ahmedabad
Day 18 : Ahmedabad - Mumbai
Gujarat with Madhya Pradesh

Gujarat with Madhya Pradesh
(20 Days / 19 Nights)

On Request
Gujarat with Madhya Pradesh / PI-0417 (20 Days / 19 Nights)
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Located in the center of India, Madhya Pradesh is also known as ‘Heart of India’ and has several natural features ranging from plateaus, river valleys, hills and forests. The trip also covers the beautiful state of Gujarat that pays tribute to its past splendors with its superb monuments and rich cultural diversity.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Khajuraho
Day 3 : Khajuraho
Day 4 : Khajuraho - Jhansi
Day 5 : Jhansi - Datia - Sonagiri - Gwalior
Day 6 : Gwalior
Day 7 : Gwalior - Bhopal
Day 8 : Bhopal
Day 9 : Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore
Day 10 : Indore - Mandu - Indore
Day 11 : Indore - Ahmedabad
Day 12 : Ahmedabad - Modhera - Zainabad
Day 13 : Zainabad - Wankner - Rajkot
Day 14 : Rajkot - Junagadh - Sasan Gir
Day 15 : Sasan Gir
Day 16 : Sasan Gir - Somnath - Ahmedpur Mandvi
Day 17 : Ahmedpur Mandvi - Bhavnagar
Day 18 : Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad
Day 19 : Ahmedabad - Mumbai
Day 20 : Mumbai

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