Wildlife Tour IndiaWildlife Tour IndiaWildlife Tour IndiaWildlife Tour IndiaWildlife Tour India
Date
HomeContact UsProfileEmail Booking
Book online or call: +91- 9811175768
Wildlife Tours in India - Wildlife National Parks India - Wildlife Sanctuaries in India - Wildlife Safaris in India - Bengal Tiger - Wild Animals in India
India Birding Tour Packages - Tiger Tours India - Glimpses of India
Vardhman Vacations
Query Form
(* represents compulsory fields)

* Name
* Country
* Phone
(Include
Country
/Area Code)
* Email
* Tentative
Month
of Travel
Duration
of Travel
in India
(Approx.)
No. of
People
Travelling
Type of Hotels
* Describe
Your Travel
Plan
/Requirements

Wildlife Tours in India

Rajasthan Tiger Tour
The Wild Adventure
The Lure of Jungle
North East India Wildlife Tour
Wildlife Safari Tour in India
Wildlife Tour in India
Elephant Safari
Corbett Adventure Tour
Bird Watching Tour
North India Fishing Tour
Camel Safari
Coast to Mountain
Horse Safari
South India Wildlife Tour
Jeep Safari Adventure in Uttaranchal
Kerala Wildlife Tour
Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Luxury India Tiger Tour
Wildlife Adventure Tour
Rajasthan Wildlife Safari
India Birding Tour Package
Taj and Bird Watching Tour
Bird Paradise Tour
Tiger and Golden Triangle Tour

Wildlife National Parks India

Bandhavgarh National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Kaziranga National Park
Kanha National Park
Sundarbans National Park
Manas National Park
Bandipur National Park
Pench National Park
Sultanpur National Park
Sasangir National Park
Nagarhole National Park
Simlipal National Park
Rajaji National Park

Wildlife Adventure Sports India
There are plenty of activity options opened for you within the Indian Wild life Sanctuaries and they are not just restricted to watching the animals and birds.
Print PagePrint PageMail PageE-mail this page to your friend !!
Home >> Wildlife Sanctuaries in India >> Gir National Park & Sanctuary

Gir National Park & Sanctuary

About Gir Wildlife Sanctaury
In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat, lies the 116 square-mile Gir sanctuary created 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. The Asiatic lion is slightly smaller than its African cousin is and its mane is also smaller.

Flora in Gir National Park
The Gir National Park is a mixed deciduous forest with teak, flame of the forest, some Acacia and Banyan trees. A distinct belt of vegetation is found along the main rivers and streams. Species like the Jambu, Karanj, Umro, Vad, Kalam, Charal, Sirus and Amli are found here. These trees are mostly broad leaved and evergreen, giving the area a cool shade and the moisture content.

Major Wildlife Attractions in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
In India the Lion population is spread across the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. But Gir is not just about Lions, the second most commonly found predator in the Gir is Leopard. Infact, Gir national park is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, and especially in the hotter season they can sometimes be seen at night close to the lodges.

Other animal residents of the Gir national park are Sambar Deer, Chital Spotted Deer, Nilgai Antelope, Chowsingha Four-Horned Antelope, Chinkara Gazelle, Wild Boar, Langur Monkey, Jackal, and Hyena and numerous birds like Paradise Flycatcher, Bonneli's Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Woodpeckers Flamingo etc.

Other Attractions in Gir Wildlife Sanctuary

Jeep Safari : The best way to observe the big cats is, of course, in their natural surroundings, at dawn and dusk, when they are on the prowl. Wildlife viewing in the Gir’s is best done, by driving via jeep around the forest.

Best Time to Visit Gir Forest
Wildlife enthusiasts can visit Gir park throughout the year, but the best period to visit the Gir Sanctuary is between the months of November and June.

How to Get there

Air : The nearest airport from Gir is Keshod 90-kms via Veraval. Visitors can easily catch daily flights from Mumbai to Keshod.

Rail : The nearest rail connection is the meter gauge rail line of 395-kms from Ahemdabad.

Road : Gir is situated at a distance of 400-kms from Ahmedabad via Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda. State Transport buses are easily available from Junagadh and Veraval to Gir, between November and June.

General Info / Tips

» Do not disturb the animals during day time as most of the nocturnal animals sleep during day time.
» Do not try to irritate the animals or make them angry by teasing them.
» Take official guides along with you on the park trip.
» Do not smoke inside the park.
» Do not use flash or intrusive photography.
» Picking of plants and insects is strictly prohibited.
» Wear loose fitting and simple clothes that blend with the park surroundings.
» For the safety of the visitors, walking and hiking within the vicinity of the park is not allowed.
» Camping and picnicking is not allowed within the park.
» Carry plenty of water along with you.


South India Tours
Wildlife in Kerala


Wildlife in Rajasthan
More Tour Packages India

 
Wildlife Sanctuaries in IndiaWildlife Sanctuaries in India

Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary - Corbett National Park & Sanctuary - Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary - Gir National Park & Sanctuary - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary - Thattekad Bird Sanctuary - Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary - Kolleru Bird Sanctuary - Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - Karnala Bird Sanctuary - Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - The Palamau Tiger Reserve

 

India Birding Tour Packages

Rajasthan Wildlife & Birding Tour - Desert & Birding Tour - Golden Triangle Birds Tour
Special Birding Tour with Ornithologist - North-East India Birding Tour
Birding Tour India - Bird Watcher's Heaven

Tiger Tours India

Tigerland Safari - Footprints of Tiger - Essence of India with Tiger Tour
Best of India with Tigers Tour - Tiger Special Tours - Grand Tour of Tigerland
Central India Tours with Tigers

Wildlife Safaris in India
Wildlife Safaris in India

Lion Safari - Jeep Safari
Elephant Safari - Camel Safari


Bengal Tiger


Bengal Tiger

The natural heritage in India is as rich and diverse as the cultural heritage. The wildlife sanctuaries and the national parks here give you an essence of the same. Nestled in this rich land is the Royal Bengal Tiger, the only home to the Royal Tiger Cat.

 
Wild Animals in IndiaWild Animals in India


Wild Animals in India

Royal Bengal Tiger - Great Indian Rhinoceros - Indian Elephant - Leopard - Asiatic Lion - Barasingha - Gaur (Indian Bison) - Ganges River Dolphin

 
Glimpses of India Glimpses of India


Glimpses of India

Indian Forests - Eastern Habitats - Himalayan Wilderness - Southern India Jungles - Wild West India - Wildlife Trails
Wildlife Tours in India - Wildlife National Parks India - Wildlife Sanctuaries in India - Wildlife Safaris in India - Bengal Tiger - Wild Animals in India
India Birding Tour Packages - Tiger Tours India - Glimpses of India

 
www.wildlifetour-india.com offers: Gir wildlife sanctuary, gir national park, gir forest, gir lion sanctuary, asiatic lion in gir park, gir sanctuary, gir park, lion sanctuary in gujarat, sasan gir, gir sanctuary gujarat, gir travel, wildlife reserve in gujrat, lions in gir, lions in sasan gir, gir leopards, gir forest, wildlife in india, wildlife sanctuaries in india, wildlife sanctuary of india, wild life safaris, indian wildlife sanctuaries, wildlife sanctuaries in india, famous and popular wildlife sanctuary of india, animal sanctuary, tiger, elephant, ecotourism travel in india, travl in india, jungle safaris, beauty of nature, wild life, wildlife tours, bharatpur wildlife sanctuary, jungle safari tours, corbett national park, periyar wildlife sanctuary, gir forest sanctuary, indian wildlife tours, wildlife travel guide, ghana national park, manas tiger reserve, wild trails, tiger reserve.
Book online or call: +91- 9811175768

HomeContact UsProfileEmail Booking
Espanol French Deutsch Portugues Italian English  Japanese Korean All Right © Copyright Vardhman Vacations