1. Safari Park
The Safari park at Gir offers a splendid opportunity for visitors to experience a rustic beauty and a good variety of wildlife in just a half an hour tour.
2. Rare Asiatic Lion
The reign of the king of Jungle is over 1412 sq km of which 258 Km forms the core area of the National Park. Gir Forest National Park gives you an unparalleled opportunity to watch those rare Asiatic Lions coupled with thousands of other elusive wild animals and hard-to-find birds making it a perfect destination to wander in the wilderness of this jungle.
A large portion of Sasan Gir has demarcated a Wildlife sanctuary on 18th September 1965 to ensure protection for lions and other wild animals and rare birds.
4. Chowsingha, Four Horned Antelope
The sanctuary has few unique species such as the largest Indian deer, Sambar. Also, World’s only four horned antelope, Chowsingha have their home in the groves of this sanctuary.
5. Indian Jackal
Expect to put your eye on other smaller carnivores from the jungle family like the Jackal, Striped Hyena, and India Fox.
6. Endangered Vultures Safe
You can catch a glimpse of an exotic variety of around 200 species of birds here. You can also get a chance to see few rare ones like critically endangered white-backed and long-billed vultures.
7. Marsh Crocodile at Kamleshwar
Your visit to Gir stays unfulfilled without getting in the hollowness of the land here as you reach Kamleshwar. There is a large reservoir, and home to a large population of Marsh Crocodile. Other reptiles seen moving in the sanctuary are snakes like King Cobra, Russell’s viper, Saw-scaled viper and the Krait.
8. How to reach Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary remains closed for visitors and no one is permitted in the sanctuary between 16th June and 15th October every year.
It can be reached via Junagadh, Rajkot, and Diu. You can take a bus, rent a taxi or drive your own vehicle from any part of Gujarat to reach Lion’s den-Sasan Gir!