Gir National Park, located in Gujarat, India, is a renowned wildlife sanctuary and one of the most important protected areas for the conservation of the Asiatic lion. It is situated in the Junagadh district of Gujarat, in the western part of India. It covers an area of approximately 1,412 square kilometers. The park is famous for being the last refuge of the Asiatic lion, also known as the Indian lion. It is estimated that around 500 lions reside in the park. Apart from lions, Gir National Park is home to various other wildlife species, including leopards, Indian elephants, Indian gazelles, sloth bears, striped hyenas, and more than 300 species of birds. 

If you are willing to spend a fantastic time with your loved ones Gir National Park is the must-visit place for you. Known around the world for its good population of Asiatic Lions   Here are some of the top tourist attractions at Gir National Park:

1. Globally Famous as Asiatic Lion Sanctuary: he primary attraction of Gir National Park is, of course, the Asiatic lion sanctuary. Visitors come from all over the world to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures roaming freely in their natural habitat. Gir National Park is the only place in the world where Asiatic lions are found in the wild. These majestic creatures once roamed across a vast territory, but their population dwindled to alarming levels in the past. Thanks to conservation efforts, their numbers have gradually increased, but they remain critically endangered. There are approximately 600 Asiatic lions presently living in the Gir Forest of Western India which is the last remaining actual habitat for them. Very small population lives in a tiny patch of jungle where one disease epidemic or forest fire could wipe them out forever.

2. Thrilling and Adventurous Activity Jeep Safari in Gir:  This activity in Gir is the most popular activity for which wildlife lovers come here to enjoy every year in big chunk. It is only because riding on a four-wheeler open gypsy allows seeing every nook and corner of the Gir Forest. Taking one or two ride is not enough to explore the vast range of flora and fauna of the Gir forest. So it is advisable to take multiple jeep safaris if you wish to enjoy the entire park area of the Gir Jungle.   Jeep safaris are a popular way to explore the park and spot various wildlife species, including lions, leopards, deer, and numerous bird species. These safaris are typically guided by experienced naturalists who can provide valuable insights into the park's ecosystem.

3. Devalia Safari Park which is also the Crocodile Breeding Center: The Devalia Safari Park, also known as Gir Interpretation Zone, houses a crocodile breeding center where visitors can observe crocodiles in their natural habitat from a safe distance. It provides a safari experience similar to the main sanctuary but in a more restricted space. The park is home to various wildlife species, including Asiatic lions, leopards, sambar deer, spotted deer, and nilgai (blue bull). Visitors can spot these animals from close proximity, enhancing their chances of wildlife sightings. The enclosed nature of Devalia Safari Park ensures the safety of both visitors and wildlife. It minimizes the risk of human-wildlife conflicts while allowing visitors to enjoy a memorable safari experience.

4. Kamleshwar Dam Gir: Located within the park, Kamleshwar Dam is a picturesque spot where visitors can enjoy the serene surroundings and spot wildlife, especially during the early morning or late afternoon. The dam serves as a water reservoir, helping to meet the water needs of both wildlife and local communities in the vicinity of Gir National Park. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the ecosystem's balance by providing water for drinking and other purposes. Visitors often visit Kamleshwar Dam for relaxation and picnicking. The peaceful ambiance and scenic surroundings make it a popular spot for families and groups to unwind and enjoy quality time together amidst nature.