Gir National Park Tour Packages

Gir National Park Tour Packages

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As its a known fact Gir national Park is famous for its Lions.

It is in Junagadh, Gir Somnath and Amreli Districts, Gujarat, India. The Nearest city is Talala (Gir). The total area of the forest reserve is 1,412 km2 (545 sq mi). This was Established in the year 1965. The total yearly visitors are Visitors 60,148 (in 2004). The Governing body is Forests & Environment Department. Its also known as Sasan Gir.

Distances from cities to Gir National Park

  • It is 43 km form of Somnath,
  • 65 km from Junagadh and
  • 60 km from Amreli.
  • It is part of the Kathiawar region and is of dry deciduous forests eco-region.

The 14th Asiatic Lion Census data of 2015 disclosed the population of Lion in Gir Forest as follows:

  •  523 in 2015
  • 411 in 2010
  • 359 in 2005

Gir National Park is closed between 16th June to 15th October. The best time for Sasan Gir Tour Package is between November to March. As it will be very hot from April to May, but these months are considered the best for wildlife sightseeing and photography.

Sasan Gir National Park information
Due to intensive hunting of Lions by Britisher’s and Nawab’s the population of where Asiatic was drastically reduced to 12.
Considereing this Nawab of Junagarhs established the sanctuary.
Many wildlife activists, Forest department and NGOs with the help of government It is now considered as jewel of Gujarat.

Wildlife existence in Sasan Gir
• Mugger crocodile
• Indian leopard
• Striped hyena
• jungle cat
• Golden jackal
• Indian Gray mongoose
• Ruddy mongoose
• Honey badger
• Desert cats
• rusty-spotted cats

Among the 2,375 fauna species
• 40 species of mammals,
• 350 species of birds,
• 40 species of reptiles and
• Above 2,500 species of insects

Among the herbivores in Gir are

  •  Chital
  • Nilgai
  • Sambar
  • Four-Horned Antelope
  • Chinkara And Wild Boar
  • Blackbucks
  • Porcupine
  • Pangolin

The presence of reptiles :
• Mugger Crocodile
• Indian cobra
• Snakes
• Tortoise and
• Pythons

Gujarat State Forest Department has formed Indian Crocodile Conservation Project in 1977 and sent close to 1000 swamp crocodiles into Lake Kamaleshwar.
Asiatic lion habitat and there population
The lion breeding programme and lion-counting
Year Count
1968 177 -
2015 523 
The Lion Breeding Programme has breeding centres also research and studies are conducted in behavior of the Asiatic lions

There are more than 45 women VAN RAKSHA SAHAYAKS whose job is to protect the animals of the park. These women have been trained and worked so hard to get and win cooperation not only form from local villagers but from maaldharis also along with semi-nomadic tribal herdsmen who live in that area.
Doe toi increase in number of tourists. The lions are almost domesticated by these trained women.

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