Flora in Gir National Park

Flora Found in Gir National Park

The overwhelming collection of flora in Gir National Park attracts tourists worldwide. More than 400 plant species have been identified in the Gir forest. Teak-bearing areas are mainly in the eastern portion of the forest, which constitutes nearly half of the forest's total area. Abundant species are present such as acacia, the flame of the forest, zizyphus, tendu, Jambu, Karanj, Umro, Vad, Kalam, Charal, Siris, and Amli. The lovely existence of broad-leaved trees offers a soothing shade. The charming beauty of the surroundings enhances by the slight tree and flower shades makes you fall in love. Trees like Casuarinas and Prosopis trees in the coastal borders are full of awesome.

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Topography of Sasan Gir

Gir Forests has a topography made up of successive rugged ridges, isolated hills, plateaus and valleys. Besides, being the last abode of Asiatic lions, Gir Forests forms a unique habitat for many mammals, reptiles, birds and insect species along with a rich variety of flora.

Soak in some wonderful eye-catching topography would be great for the tourists coming over. It is almost therapeutic. The well-protected forest with deciduous trees is sal (Shorea robusta), dhak (Butea frondosa), and thorn forests. Tall grasses and herbaceous plants are true must-watch and it is grown in rich and fertile soils. Many floras are clustered altogether and such a huge collection of greenery makes you move with its true charm. 

All rich floras in Gir grow faster by producing several seeds in a very short span of time. Particularly grass has the benefit of existing being stepped on. Animals can relax under the shade of different grasses. 

Flora spread across in its proper length so planting all over the place makes it look mesmerizing. Supercharge yourself in the generous and soothing company of Gir flora which has huge potential to spellbind the senses.  

Botanical shrubs in Gir

The acacia family comprises a number of species. There are also ber, jamun (Syzygium cumini), babul (acacia) and the flame of the forest, zizyphus, tendu, and dhak flourishing here. The forest is also occupied with Peepal, acacia, neem, some wild flowering shrubs, and all form of grasses from taller to smaller. Also, you can have a joyful moment with the huge collection of plants occurring in open areas like karanj, umlo, amli, sirus, kalam, charal and more.


The absorbing fact about Bamboo and its importance cannot be ignored. The wide range of bamboo species is placed in the forest's commendable forms. The bamboo reduces pollution which is responsible for the better environment of the Gir. Bamboo is a highly sustainable resource. Several bamboo trees are full of fascination and arrest the attention of many on the go when in the Gir forest.