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
Closest By Air
105 Kms 1 hours 30 mins
160 Kms 4 hours
Closest By Rail
45 Kms 1 hour
60 Kms 1.5 hours
Closest By Road
40 Kms 1 hour
160 Kms 4 hours
400 Kms 8 hours
Many resorts, hotels and lodges here. Most of the resorts are good and have many facilities.
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
11AM-4PM & 7PM-11PM
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
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
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.Â Entry for foreigners US$40 (must be paid in rupees.)Â For more information, contact the Forest Dept. at Sasan Gir, Tel: 02877 285541.