Gir National Park is Sole Habitat of Lions in Asia, Know Complete Information

News Update – Except Africa, Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is the only place in the world where you can see lions roaming in the open. Gir Sanctuary is a major attraction among tourists.  In Ranthambore or Corbett National Park you may have trouble seeing tigers but there will be no problem in seeing lions here. However, before your actual travel date, keep all the bookings in advance so that you would no problem after reaching there.

Jeep Safari is the most feasible option to explore – To see Asiatic Lions resting in their natural habitat you need to take entry permit and hire jeep. A jeep can accommodate 6 persons. You can hire exclusive jeep for yourself. You can get jeep booking and entry permit done online but you should have ID proof in original on reaching Gir National Park.

Jeep Safari Timing in Gir National Park

The jeep safari in Gir National Park is conducted in two shifts – Morning as well as in Evening.

SeasonDaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Winter (16th October to 28th February)Monday to Sunday6:45 AM to 9:45 AM3 PM to 6 PM
Summer (1st March To 15th June)Monday to Sunday6:00 AM to 9:00 AM       4 PM to 7 PM
Winter/SummerMonday to Sunday8:30 AM to 11:30 AM—————

Note: Gir Jungle Trail is closed from 16th June to 15th Oct every year.

Quick Facts About Gir National Park

Area: 1,412 square km

Location: Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat 362135

Geography: Gir has Teak dominated rugged hills with high ridges, densely forested valleys, and sprawling grassy plateaus. The area of Gir National Park falls under the Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests with a mix of dry deciduous scrub forest and dry savannah forests.

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