I started my journey to a remote village called "Nani Dhari"in Gir jungle form my home town Savarkundla with my bajaj avenger bike. Even though the distance is only 30 kms I left for Nani Dhari at 5.30 in the morning. As I wanted to experience spectacular sunrise through mountains and this is the time for lions to go back to their Den.
And luckly I spotted a full size male asiatic lion crossing the jungle road. So I immediately stopped my bike and turned off the engine to make sure that he is not getting disturbed. I must say that the lion is a royal animal in true sense and the reason is, they never harm human until or unless we cross the limit or disturb them.
The place where i am staying is very scenic, surrounded by mountains and hills, sounds of birds and other animals make it more tranquil. I stayed at my friend's farm, which has several trees, buffaloes and small mud house. He welcomed with tea, made using fresh milk and natural resources.
It was 6.45 am and I quickly climbed to the hill next to the farm to capture the rising sun through beautiful mountains. Meanwhile, three lions started roaring from different sides and the sounds of roar were echoing each other. I just can't explain this experience in words, It is priceless.
After coming back to the farm I had chapati and tea with some fresh salads directly from the farm prepared by my friend. Now it was the time to take buffaloes to the grazing field which was a different experience for me. I was helping my friend to save buffaloes from lions as there were three lions waiting to kill any cattle. Arround 12 o'clock in the noon we started preparing for the lunch, after finishing luch we went back to buffaloes and stayed till the evening. Before sunset I started trekking to the highest point of the hill to view colourful sunset. The moment I reached the top of the hill I spotted a lion couple chilling there Only 30 feets away. So I maintained safe distance and sat quietly viewing sunset and lions. Suddnely a few minutes later the lions started roaring together and it was a lifetime experience for me.
After spending a quality time with nature, I had to say goodbye to this paradise and come back to the home.