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Lion Safari Lion
Safari in India
Lion hunting sometime sounds very vague, as it is one
of the most endangered animals of the world. But, if you really want to believe
that Lion still exists then visit India, as India has if not immense but a respectable
number of this elusive creature of the big cat family. The Gir forest area of
India boasts of 300 lions in its forest complex.
Gir is the sole natural
habitat of Asiatic Lions, a major reason why the park receives a regular influx
of tourists, making it one of the most visited national parks in India. Just try
to pay a little more attention to the wilds around you and maybe you'll get more
wild surprises within the Sasangir vicinity, beside the Lion. In India the Lion
population is spread across the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab,
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Jeep Safari is the best way to observe the big cats in their natural surroundings,
at dawn and dusk, when they are on the hunt. Lion viewing in the Gir’s is best
done, by driving via jeep around the forest. On the way you might meet several
other natives of the forest.
The Ideal Time
Wildlife seekers can visit Gir National Park throughout the year, but the best
period to visit the Gir Sanctuary is between the months of November and June.
Lion Safari Sites in India
There are not
many sites presenting lion safaris in India. Amongst all, the Gir National Park
is the best option to go for a Lion Safari, as it is having the highest concentration
of Lions, as compared to other sites in India.
Gir National Park
Gir National Park is the sole surviving natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions.
In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat, lies the 116 square-mile
Gir sanctuary established to protect the last wild population of Lion outside
the African regions. Since 1913 when the Lion population over here fell drastically
to just 20 animals, the numbers have increased to around 300. This is of course
the best site to have an encounter with Lions.
Sanjay Gandhi National
One of the prime attractions to the National Park is the Lion Safari,
which has been pulling people to the park ever since it was established. You can
also experience a Tiger Safari here, which is a newly introduced attraction in
the 20-hectare area in the recreational zone of the park.
This is another wildlife site that offers both Lion and tiger safaris.
Situated in Hyderabad, the Nehru Zoological Park is also considered as one of
the biggest zoological parks existing in Asia.
One of the major Lion safari sites of Kerala, Parambikulam has
one of the largest population of Gaur or Indian Bison. Among its other wildlife
conservation attractions there is a Crocodile Rearing Centre and a Deer Farm.
» Get the permits to enter
the Park area.
» Don't disturb the animals, birds and trees.
in a responsible manner when watching and photographing resident wildlife.
» Don't leave your group, while travelling in the wilds.
» Don't engage in
any illegal trade of animals and birds.
» Don't litter the park area.
» Throw all the wastes in the proper litter zones.