History of Sasan Gir
Devalia Safari Park was acknowledged as Gir National Park in 1975. It is the only national park where a large number of Asiatic Lions can be found in their natural habitat. Regardless of being ruled by the Britishers, Kings, and Nawabs prior to India’s freedom, Sasan Gir maintained its charisma. The Nawab of the princely state of Junagarh in the early 20th century “protected” and saved the lion population from getting fully disappeared.
Gir National Park is the only area, outside of Africa where you can witness the majestic Asiatic Lion species in its native environment along with the diverse variety of birds and small animals. It is a significant dilemma for the maldharis, a tribe living inside the forest since the livestock is often preyed upon by lions. The Panther and the Hyena are the two such predators. Along with the long-tailed langur, bear, Sambar, Chowsingha, Chital, Indian Deer, Chinkara, Nilgai, and many others can also be found here.
The Final earthly home to the majestic Asiatic Lions is the Gir National Park and Lion Sanctuary snuggled in Gujarat’s Kathiawad peninsula. It houses more than 300 Asiatic Lions which are one of the world’s most endangered species and were on the verge of extinction. With over 60,000 tourists passing through each year, it is one of the famous tourist destinations.
Culture of Sasan Gir
A trip to Gujarat is unlikely to be complete without a visit to Sasan Gir. With an exciting experience due to its diverse culture, Sasan Gir will provide you with a whole lot of memories and thrill. Gir’s culture is well portrayed in its traditional customs, art, cuisine, and architecture. The Culture here is a blend of way of life, modern tradition as well as tribal culture. The Residents of Sirvan village are Siddhi. The Siddhis pursue some indigenous traditions with the exception of the Damal Dance, which is a derivative of Africa’s Ngoma drumming and dance genre.
One of the sights to behold here is the Kamleshwar Dam which is built over one of the seven rivers and passes through the Gir forest housing the crocodiles. Some of the other places which can be visited on the way include Somnath Temple, Kankai Temple, Tulsi Shyam Temple, Mandvi Beach, Diu, Kutch, Junagarh, Dwarka, and the Girnar Hills.
For the Gir Online Safari Booking, you should visit our website and get your tickets booked in advance to enjoy this fun tour with your friends and family.
Written by: - Shivangi Rai