Ahmedabad airport arrival at 10am. Taxi will take good 7 hours to reach Gir. We reached at 6PM. In between stopped for lunch in "Honest" Dhaba (HRG8+4Q Limbdi, Gujarat). Gujrat has multiple honest hotel and thus, tourist should take ambiance look to decide which is good for personal choice. We eat at this place. Food was authentic Gujrati and pocket friendly
How to travel:
Best is to take Taxi Innova as over 1200 Kms have to be covered in small time.Road drive is decent, but not great like those use to if Bangalore chennai highway.
Where to stay:
We stay in Taj gateway and than realised the phrase "Nam bare darshan chote". Hotel is most expensive probably in city but had no activities, evening tee, program etc on going. Dinner bufet was charged as you would pay higher than in metro location. After staying, we got to know that "woods resort" is better option
What to do:
Small town, nothing to do other than enjoy weather and sound of birds. Off course, safari is must and probably u would have come for that only. Two type of safari is available in Gir forest
A) Gir jungle ride: you can get pass online at 1000 and pay another 2100 when u reach office for jypsy. Safari is 3 hour to enjoy nature, deer , blue bull, Sambhar and monkey. But donot think u will encounter Lion in this ride.
B) Dewariya ride: Conducted everyday except Wed. Not easy to get ticket. This safari ride will have certain encounter of ring fenced lions. We also discovered that reaching directly to Devaliya park and taking bus from there is better option for wild life seeing. Location map is
For 4 people we paid 760. Had some good sight of animals on this trip. Few pics below
Shopping: local items to buy are
Jaguary: local fresh made ask your taxi guy to take to near buy factory if possible. 40/- KG
Mango Pulp: a good one for house and to make mango juice. Can last long if put in fridge after opening in glass bottle. 125/- per litter