Gir National Park or Sasan Gir National Park is situated in state of Gujrat in India and is known for Asiatic Lions. Unlike other national parks in India where one can see the tigers in wilderness , here at Gir National Park , Asiatic Lions can be seen in their natural habitat. After Africa , Gir National Park is the only place in world where Asiatic Lions can be spotted in roaming free in their own kingdom of the forest. National park also gives an opportunity to see other wild animals and elusive birds including leopard, Asiatic wild ass, hyenas, Gir foxes, pygmy woodpecker, brown fish owl and black buck etc. Gir National Park is also home to Chowsingha – the world’s only four horned antelope. National park has a big water reservoir- Kamleshwar where Marsh Crocodiles can be spotted in large numbers.
Thanks to lot of conservation projects for the protection of the world’s most endangered species, 523 lions and around 300 leopards were spotted as per the census of year 2015.
Gir National Park can be reached by road from different cities of Gujrat. Nearest city is Junagadh ( 55 Kms / 01 Hour ) or Somnath ( 50 Kms / 01 Hour ). Nearest airport is Diu ( 110 Kms / 03 Hours ) or Rajkot ( 165 Kms / 04 Hours ).
Gir National Park is open from 15th October to 15th June every year. Park can be visited by taking Jeep safari. There are 02 schedules in morning ( 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM and 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM ) and one schedule in evening ( 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM ). However , the timings change a little bit depending upon the weather conditions.
Sasan Gir has lot of luxury and standard resorts for comfortable stay.