Sasan gir Experience: The sasan Gir, (Forest Reserve Area) is located in Junagadh District, of Gujarat state in India. It houses and accomodates Asiatic Lions in plenty of numbers moving freely with their family. In this forest tribal area human being is also living along with their families in small villages along with lions families since more than 100 years. Very few or almost NIL incidences are found noticed lions attacked the human being at any time. Here lions and their family either rest in the after noon under the tree or are moving on public roads for evening walk, where human being pass by either walking on public roads or in an open Bullet drivan Tempos (popularly known as chhakda). Come here, stay and ejoy your presence with Asiatic Lions in the dense forest of Sasan Gir. Pl. Note the Asiatic type of lions are noticed no where else in India in any sanctuary except in zoo. They are found in African countries except in Sasan Gir, India.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The Gujarat state is a Liquor free state and most of the population living in Gujarat are Vegetarian. Though Non Veg Food is available in certain international standard hotels, but most of the Hotels serve only Gujarati, India, Continental foods in vegetarian mode only. No alchohol is freely available and can be taken in any hotels in entire Gujarat state.
The world famous Shiva temple and one of the Jyotirling SOMNATH Temple is just 50 Kms. Away. The famous beach of Diu and Veraval Port is also near by. The Shakkarbag Zoo of Junagadh and the Place of Maharaja of Junagadh is also nearby within the 100 Kms. perriphery. The shopping spot is Junagadh City, Somnath, Veraval City. In Junagadh and veraval the famous Jamnagari Bandhani (Sari) can be purchased. Others, are local art effects available in Government Hand loom stores where local ethenic locally ambroidered cloths, dress materials, sari etc can be purchased.
Activities & things to do: Adventurous activities is Forest Treking, watching of Asiatic lions, other wild life animals like Leopard, Deer, Hyna, Wild Life Birds, local birds, etc. You can also take sun bath at famous beach of Diu. Have a holistic atmosphere for awakening of your inner soul and pray/ worship the famous Lord Shiva at Somnath Temple. Have shopping free days at Junagadh city, veraval city. Take visit to Maharaja museum at palace of Junagadh. Many hotels have inhouse and outdoor local games for children. If you are travelling in Shravan mass or at Shivratri festival, you can also enjoy famous local Fair of BHAVNATH (Name of Village) where many people come from near by villages and from the entire state of gujarat to enjoy. You can take safari jeep in the Deep forest for watching the Asiatic Lions and other wild life animals
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel to Sasan Gir by Air at Rajkot Air Port or Ahmedabad Air Port. By Train, you can travel from Ahmedabad to Junagadh/ Veraval. You can also travel from Ahmedabad to sasan gir (400 Kmts. Approx) and from Rajkot (250 Kmts.Approx) by road in privately hired personal vehicle or local operated Government operated State Transport Buses or Private Luxury Buses.
The best travel season is from July to December (mostly up to October end).Please carry with you Sports shoes, a walking stick, Jeans or Heavy cotton pants or trousers, T-Shirts, Open Shirts, shawls, or Wind Cheaters, or Leather Jackets to bit the cold in forests. Many hotels arrange fire camps in the evening or night in the hotel compounds for enjoyment. Please also carry with you a Torch, Camera, first aid box, etc.
WARNING: Please do not carry with you musical instruments or mobiles or Iphons with you which can be played with loud music in the forest areas. The camara to be used should be Flash free for use in the forest areas.
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