“Apart from Africa, Gir National Park is the only place in the world in Gujarat where you can search for free-roaming lions in the wild.” India’s real search channel is located approximately 65 kilometers south-east of Junagadh district. On September 18, 1965, for the protection of Asian Lion, the government informed the vast geographical boundaries of the Sasan Gir wildlife sanctuary. It covers a total area of 1412 square kilometers, in which 258 km is the main area of national park.

Lions at Gir National Park

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Indiscriminate hunting by the people of Junagadh completely eliminated from other parts of Asia because of their lack of population. It was an attempt by the Nawabs of Junagadh who protected the Queen Royalty in their private hunting grounds. Later, because of the time, the forest officials department came forward to protect the world’s most dangerous species. In 1913, with a population of about 20 lions, they reached a comfortable reach in 523 according to the 2015 census. The forest of these four districts has 106 men, 201 women, and 213 sub-adult lions.

Being the only house for Asian lions, this place is famous for opening lions. It is said in the official calculation that in 2010 there were 411 lions. Apart from this, there are 23 species of 23 species, 38 species of mammals, more than 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and 2000 species of insects.

Gir National Park

Somnath Temple is located 46 kilometers from Sasan-Gir. It is one of India’s most popular and ancient Hindu religious temples. This temple is considered to be one of the richest temples of ancient India, but in the 10th century Gazani was looted many times by Mahmud’s armies but lost its charm. It was first known as ‘Lord Patan’ and it is one of the 12 important Hindu pilgrimages of Lord Shiva.

Somnath Temple

The fair organized in ‘Kartik Purnima’ of the Hindu Calendar is also an attraction among tourists. The attractions surrounding Somnath temple include Somnath Beach, Somnath Museum, Junagadh Gate, Bhaika Tirtha, Jama Masjid, Ahilyabai Temple, Bhadi Pagoda, Gir National Park, Chorwad Beach, Mai Puri, and Ports.

Gir Wildlife

“Nalsarovar Lake is one of the three reservoirs located in the area of Sasan-Gir, it is home of many birds and migratory birds, which is also known as bird paradise.” The most popular species seen in this lake include pulp puppet, back-back cuckoo, eagle and many others. There is also a small temple of Lord Krishna near this lake.

Mahabat Tomb is a big tomb of Nawab, which was built in 1892 in Indo-Islamic architectural style. This tomb has been testified as for the best structure built in this architectural style between other such structures of India. The towers and towers of this tomb are made of silver and are surrounded by spiral stairs.

How to reach the GIR National Park

 Junagadh is probably the best way for tourism. Junagadh railway station receives trains from Ahmedabad, Rajkot and other major cities. Then, from here to about half an hour, the fall falls to the National Park.

Access to Rajkot Railway Station or Airport, you can take a taxi or bus and reach Lima Chowk. Many are privately operated, which often go to Junagadh at intervals. Junagadh is about 105 km away from Rajkot and it takes about two and a half to three hours to cover the distance. From this point you have two options: First of all, either you take buses from gate number 11 and 12 to fall or travel by taxi, which is a band reaching the front of the taxi stand. The taxi will take about half an hour and will charge properly and you will leave Sassan Fall.

By Air- Rajkot Airport is 167.2 km away from Gir Forest National Park’s nearest airport. The second nearest airport is in Bhavnagar, about 193.4 km away. Anyone can fly to the airport and can take advantage of a taxi, bus or private vehicle for further travel. Ahmedabad is about 6 hours away. It is an international airport, so it is convenient for those flying from other countries

By Railway- A train can travel from Ahmedabad or Rajkot to Junagadh and then take a road 65 km for bus or taxi from Sasan Gir.

By Road-Junagadh is one of the closest cities of Gir Forest, run by state and private buses of many states like Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Dwarka, Somnath and Rajkot in Gujarat.

The specialty of Gir National Park

Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary are the last places of the Asiatic lion’s living population in the wild. The park includes 1412 sq km of deciduous forests associated with semi-evergreen and evergreen vegetation, Babaji, forest, grasslands and rocky hills. Fed with perennial and seasonal rivers and rivers, there are large water bodies like Kamleshwar dam in the sanctuary, which are good for marsh crocodile, reptiles and birds.

Gir Wildlife

The Gir has about 400 lions and 300 leopards, making it one of the ‘big cat’ concentrations in India. Antaropes such as deer such as Sambar and Chital, an abundance of a blue bull in Gill, four-horned antelope, Indian wild boar and wild boar, wild, striped hens, woods and rust-flats, langur, porcupine, black-green green, fallen Other mammals.

In the fall, there is a large population of Marsh’s crocodile, which is one of the 40 species of reptiles and amphibians recorded in the sanctuary. More than 250 species of birds in the park checklist are poor species such as Kamasar Florican and Stork Crane sanctuary, with the periphery of grass Are lodged in the plains.

Gir National Park has received great recognition among people living in different parts of the world. It is a large park where rare species of trees exist in the world. To get the innocent expression of nature, this place is really incredible. There are many factors that affect tourists to come and enjoy a time near Mother Nature.

The most typical thing about this park is that there is the presence of Asian lions. This park is the last resort of these lions on the whole earth. Therefore, tourists from all corners of the world come to meet the Asian Lion in particular. In addition to the presence of these majestic Asian lions, tourists can also see many other mammals of chinkara, wild ass, cheeses, leopard etc.

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