Gir National Park is the only remaining home for the Asiatic Lions that are almost a definition to this park in Gujarat, which has a lot more to offer.

It today assumes an almost royal significance adorned by the roars of the grand animal. Gir provides one the unique experience of visiting a place which almost singularly plays a crucial and defining role in the preservation and sustaining of a certain species. The preservation of these lions was initiated by the Nawab of Junagadh, when these were just about to enter the phase of extinction due to hunting. Other than the Asiatic Lions, Gir is a complete trip of adventure and excitement as it is home to a number of other animals and birds. These include antelopes, leopards, sloth bears, jungle cats, rusty spotted cats, hyenas, bush quails, crested eagles and more

Directions by road from the nearest airport

Weather forecast

Weather Forecast

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday

07/23

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High near 85F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

High 85°
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Low 79°

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday

07/24

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

High 83°
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Low 78°

Chance of Rain
Wednesday

07/25

40%

Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 83F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

High 83°
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Low 79°

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday

07/26

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning followed by occasional showers in the afternoon. High 83F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

High 83°
/
Low 79°

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday

07/27

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High around 85F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

High 85°
/
Low 79°

Getting there

Closest By Air

Diu

105 Kms 1 hours 30 mins

Rajkot

160 Kms 4 hours

Closest By Rail

Veraval

45 Kms 1 hour

Junagadh

60 Kms 1.5 hours

Closest By Road

Veraval

40 Kms 1 hour

Rajkot

160 Kms 4 hours

Ahmedabad

400 Kms 8 hours

Sightseeing

Somnath

Porbandar

Junagadh

Ahemdabad

Places to Stay

Many resorts, hotels and lodges here. Most of the resorts are good and have many facilities.

Restaurants

Gir has a number of resorts and lodges that serve food across various cuisines. These ensure that you won’t run out of options for food while on your trip through adventure and excitement. Since it’s a part of Gujarat, you might find local and elaborate Gujarati cuisine being served here. Typically vegetarian, Gujarati Thali would consist of Roti, Dal or Kadhi, Rice and Vegetable Curries. Gujarat is a dry state, so you wouldn’t find any alcohol here.

Gir Rajwadi Hotel

Indian
11AM-4PM & 7PM-11PM
INR 100-300

This simple restaurant located along the main street of the village is a classic vegetarian joint. The Gujarati thali is worth mentioning.

Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, India

Hotel Aditya

Gujarati
12PM-11:30PM

Though not many options are available in the Sasan-Gir Area, this veg restaurant serves a humungous 17 items in their Gujarati Thali, suffice it to say you will be satisfied, with the quantity as well as with the quality.

Sasan Somnath Highway,Railway Station Rd,Dist-Gir,Somnath,Sasan Gir, Gujarat 362135

Commuting Within Gir

Entry fees, per vehicle with up to 6 occupants, are, for Indians- Rs. 400/- Mon.-Fri., Rs. 500/- Sat.-Sun., and Rs. 600/- for holidays. Entry for foreigners US$40 (must be paid in rupees.) For more information, contact the Forest Dept. at Sasan Gir, Tel: 02877 285541.