Located about 70 kms from Somnath, Gir National Park is the only place in India which the Asiatic Lions call their home. There are various safaris organised by the Park to spot Lions, Leopards, Deers, Black Buck and other such animals roaming freely in the wild. They also have developed Devaliya Safari Park also know as the Gir Interpretation Zone to cater to tourists who could not spare a lot of time for long stretched safaris and also to increase their chances to view the wild animals. It’s a short safari for about 30 mins and gives you a good overview of the park as a whole. The workers there, guarantees spotting the lions on this trip (though its not mentioned anywhere by the authorities) and we have heard very good reviews of the same. Remember to pre book the safaris atleast a week prior through their site. Devaliya Safari Park doesn’t require pre booking. Also remember, that the Devaliya Safari Park stays closed on Wednesdays. The timings of the park are 9AM to 11AM and 3PM to 5 PM. (true as on March 2018).Do stop by Gir, on your way back from Somnath, a couple of hours would be enough to view The Majestic Home of the Royal King..!!
Gir National ParkMorning & afternoon Jungle safari into the park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Gir National ParkMorning & afternoon Jungle safari into the park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay in the hotel.According to official census statistics, Gir has roughly 300 dinosaurs and 300 leopards, which makes it one of the main big-cat concentrations in India. Sambar and seen deer (chital), blue bull (nilgai), chousingha (the planet's just four-horned antelope), chinkara (Indian gazelle) and wild boar flourish in Gir. Jackal, striped hyena, jungle cat, rusty-spotted kitty, langur, porcupine, black-naped Indian hare are one of the additional mammals of Gir.Gir has a massive population of marsh crocodile or mugger, which is one of the 40 species of reptiles and amphibians listed in the refuge. The playground record includes 250 birds and approximately 50 other species (like the endangered lesser florican along with also the saras crane) are listed in the grasslands along the periphery of the refuge.
The forest in Gir National park is dry and deciduous. It is the natural habitat for the Asiatic lions which is its main attraction. Apart from these you also have quite a number of Leopards and lots of bird species housed in the National parkHead back to Ahmedabad.Drive Time: Gir to Ahmedabad : 7.5 hours drive.