Gir National Park in the Junagadh district of Gujarat is the topmost celebrated wildlife destination of the state for being the solo abode of Asiatic Lions in India. During British Rule, Princes from various provinces and colonizers were invited to Junagadh for hunting games. Due to the rigorous hunting practices, there was a sharp decline in the population of the Asiatic lions. At a point, when about a dozen of lions were left, the incident got reported to the Nawab of Junagadh, to whom the hunting ground belonged. In order to mend the harm done, Gir National Park was established by him with the intention of conserving the endangered species of Asiatic lions. Today, Gir National Park is one of the prominent tourist destinations in Gujarat and tourists from all over the world visit Gir to enjoy the jungle safari and witness the wide variety of flora and fauna inhabiting the national park.

Safaris in Gir operates from the autumn season to the summer season, that is from November to May. However, winter is considered to be the peak season to visit Gir National Park. hence, from November to March, Gir witnesses a heavy inflow of tourists to get a glimpse of the Asiatic lions. If advance online bookings are not conducted for the Gir jeep safari, you will not get the opportunity to go for the jungle safari. Even the safari slots get completely sold out a few months prior to the peak season arrives. In that case, Devalia Safari Booking is the next best alternative. The Gir Interpretation Zone in Devalia is operated to curb the touristy pressure on the Gir National Park.

Safari at Gir Interpretation Zone, Devaliya 

If you have missed your safari booking at Gir safari booking, do not consider Devalia safari to be a consolation prize. The initiative for operating safari at the Gir Interpretation Zone, Devalia is to balance the visitor’s entry to the national park. The flora and fauna and even the chances of spotting lions remain more or less the same both in Gir jeep safari and Devalia jeep safari. Devalia can simply be considered as the mini version of Gor National Park. The only difference between the two areas is the duration of the jeep safari. The safari at Gir National Park lasts for 3 hours, whereas in Devalia the jeep safaris are for 55 minutes. 

Morning Safari Slots at Devalia: 7:00 am - 7:55 am |  8:00 am - 8:55 am | 9:00 am - 9:55 am | 10:00 am - 10:55 am

Evening Safari Slots at Devalia: 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm | 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm | 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm

The Devalia Zone remains closed to tourists every Wednesday. 6 adults and 1 child are allowed per jeep and an online permit in advance is mandatory to embark on the jeep safari. Not only lions, but you will also get glimpses of leopards, golden jackals, Bengal foxes, striped hyenas,s and many more.