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1Sasan Gir: Feel your heart race in the face of a lion's roar
Sasan Gir: Feel your heart race in the face of a lion's roar

HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul Jain says, "This is the only place in Asia where you can see Asiatic Lions. Sasan Gir has excellent resorts, better book online for discounts and availability issues. Go to Somnath Temple, it is a 35 km drive from Sasan Gir and has a beautiful view of the sea and reach there by sunset. Overall a nice place for a 3-day weekend."

HolidayIQ reviewer M.asokan shares his experience, "After about an hour's journey, the guide showed us a lion lying in the thickets of the jungle a little away from the route. He instructed to stop the jeep and after some time, the pride got up walked towards our jeep, went around our vehicle. That particular moment is indescribable. Everyone in our group was spellbound. Our joy and ecstasy was boundless. As we were watching the activities of the animal, there appeared a herd of about 8 lions with 2 cubs from within the depth of the forest. Wow, what a sight!"

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Gir National Park

HolidayIQ reviewer Yash says, "The experience to Sasan Gir is one which cannot be defined. It is just amazing and fantastic."

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3Gir National Park In Gujarat Is The Last Known Natural Habitat Of Asiatic Lions
Gir National Park In Gujarat Is The Last Known Natural Habitat Of Asiatic Lions

The Asiatic lion is one of five big cat species found in India, along with Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard. The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the only habitat for the Asiatic lion where an area of 1,412.1 km was declared as a sanctuary for their conservation in 1965.

HolidayIQ traveller Nirban Biswas from Kolkata shares, “Sasan Gir the only home of Asiatic Lion, we visited this Nov15 and found the king in kingdom. Saw lioness with her four cubs. So queenly movement no bother who is watching, making her own way and we are clearing the way she would go, excellent experience. Actually the guide(Mr. Isha) is the factor and also the driver of safari jeep. They were so keen to view the lion that our journey was success. They followed the footprints for several kms then at last we saw her with her family. We were spellbound and took several photos. I suggest to take take the early morning safari and obviously book the permit before hand on online.”

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Reviews (94)

Nitin gehlot

Nitin gehlot5.0/5

3 reviews

Adventurous trip

Sasan Gir National Park is one of the most adventurous Wild life experience. Most of all We saw the great Asiatic lion and their whole family members in centuary. Well there are other attraction like dear, black buck; Antilope etc which are definitely excited us. For entrance in park you should have pre planning to ragister your safari before you are planning to see gir sasan park. Morning session of 6 to 9 is very good if you are going to visit the park in summer. There are also advantage to see lions in this time. Jeep safari is organising by Forest department with their guards and drivers who are really dedicate cooperative towards for visiters to see lions. Over all very fantastic experience and immemorable.

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Aishwarya Sharma

Aishwarya Sharma4.6/5

5 reviews

Visit to Gir

The only place to see an Asiactic Lion - The King of the jungle himself in the wild is reason enough to visit Gir However, don't believe that sighting would be easy. There are no 'easy' sighting. It depends on your luck. The park has 3 time slots for safaris. 6-9am, 9am-12pm and 3-6pm. Permit costs Rs 800 for up to 6 people, which needs to be booked online before you plan the rest of the trip. The vehicle and guide allocation and payment is done on the spot. Keep in mind that summer is the best time to visit since chance of sightings increase as the animals come near water bodies.

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Sasan gir Overview

History of Sasan-Gir

Sasan-Gir or the Gir Forest National Park is located in the Indian state of Gujarat. Spread across an area of 1412 square km, this sanctuary was established in 1965 to protect the dwindling population of lions. Today, it is the only place where Asiatic Lions can be found, and that makes it one of Asia's most important protected areas. The Gir National Park experiences a tropical monsoon climate with extreme hot and humid conditions during the summer months of May to August. The sanctuary remains closed to visitors during the summer months. Apart from being the only home of the reclusive Asiatic Lions, it also has various other species of flora and fauna, which give it a rich bio-diversity. It is estimated that this reserve in Gujarat has more than 38 species of mammals, approximately 300 species of birds and 2000 insect species. Of the mammals, the Asiatic Lion was counted at 411 a few years back. Various efforts have been undertaken by the government and nature enthusiasts to preserve the rare species of lion. One of these efforts has been setting up of the Lion breeding programme. Under this program, breeding centres for the Asiatic lion have been set up in various parts of the state to increase their population.

Things To Do in Sasan-Gir

The centre also studies the behaviour of the Asiatic Lion and carries out advanced studies on this lion species. Things to do in Sasan-Gir The sightseeing attractions of Sasan-Gir include a vast range starting from Sasan-Gir National Park, which is the most popular attraction in the place. This national park has been confirmed as the safest place for breeding the endangered species of Gir lions. It is home to 400 species of flora and 2375 species of fauna. Another important attraction in the place is Kamleshwar Dam, which is situated in the centre of Sasan-Gir National Park. This dam is built over Hiran River, which is one of the seven rivers that drain in the area of Gir Sanctuary. Tourists can opt for Sasan-Gir holiday packages for a wholesome wildlife experience. The concerted efforts have reaped rich dividends with the population of Asiatic lions going up from 15 in 1990 to over 400 presently. However, this has posed a new problem for the authorities. Now, many believe that the Gir National Park is overpopulated and a part of the lion population must be relocated to a new place. A popular site, which was recommended for this initiative, is the Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary, lying 65 away from the princely state of Junagadh, does not have well designated tourist areas. To overcome this problem and to protect the ecology of the area, interpretation zones have been set up to allow tourists to get close to nature while still protecting the wildlife. Travelling to Sasan-Gir The rich flora and fauna of the region and the opportunity of spotting one of the rarest species of lions attracts a lot of tourists each year to Sasan-Gir. Sasan-Gir does not have a train station.

To reach Sasan-Gir, board a train to the nearest station is Junagadh, at a distance of 23 kms from Sasan-Gir. The best time to visit the destination is between December and March.

Accommodation options in Sasan-Gir There are many hotel options in Sasan-Gir for tourists. Travellers can choose from lodges, camps and resorts within the sanctuary to budget hotels located close to the wildlife sanctuary.

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Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir

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Ayesha Das

Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir
Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir

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Ayesha Das

Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir
Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir

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Ayesha Das

Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir
Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir

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Ayesha Das

Nalsarovar Lake, Sasan gir

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