4 days short adventure trip to Porbandar & Gir forest national park

Tripoto
16th Dec 2015
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Gir forest national park

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It’s a 4 days short adventure trip to Gir forest national park. In the mid of December I was in pune we were planning for a short trip. This time we choose wildlife and adventure trip to Gir sasan. Why gir sasan? Because most my friend belong to porbandar Gujarat. Gir sasan is nearby Porbandar around 190 km they well know about this place. We are 10 people who was travelling to gir forest. Same are from Mumbai and pune. All we decide to meet at porbandar. First I have to reached porbandar from Pune it’s like around 1100km so booked the Volvo from pune to Ahmedabad around 7pm I left from pune and early morning at 7am I reached to Ahmedabad this not end here after 1 hour I have to took another bus for porbandar 8:30 I got the bus. Finally around 4pm I reached porbandar were all my friend was waiting for me.

Caution: Liquor is strictly prohibited in the state of gujarat

Day 1

Day1 Porbandar: Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama (friend of Lord Krishna). It’s very beautiful and clean city the people are well rich in small city you can see lot of sports bike and High valued car. People are very friendly and helping nature . Many place to visit in porbandar like kirti temple, Shri Hari mandir temple and Harsiddhi Mataji Temple and there is a Famous and popular chowpatty beach destination for tourists as well as locals who thronged here in a big number on Sunday. It’s on walking distance from Porbandar city area. Dawarka and Somnath place nearby porbandar in between 100 -150 km

chowpatty Porbandar

Photo of Porbandar, Gujarat, India by Hakim

somewhere in Porbandar

Photo of Porbandar, Gujarat, India by Hakim

Day 2 Porbandar - Gir Sasan

Porbandr to Gir Sasan distance: 170km

After spend good time in porbandar now it’s time to leave around 11am we left the porbandar. My friend took 2 cars because now we are 13 people 2 Drivers and 1 chef .Road was well maintain n nice sea view on the other side of the road and around 4 pm we reached to the Gir forest. We already booked one resort in jungle area there is no rooms there is only tent it was real adventure to stay in tent at jungle. You can easily find many resorts and farm house in Gir. Welcome with tea, coffee and snacks. (Note: In resort they will serve only veg foods. If u want to eat non-veg u have to make by your own). We took the non-veg item like mutton, chicken and fish from porbandar only. Now it’s became dark we start the Bonfire it was December time temp was really cold. We start playing card with light music’s it was amazing feeling.

Porbandar-Gir Road

Photo of 4 days short adventure trip to Porbandar & Gir forest national park by Hakim

Bonfire at resort

Photo of 4 days short adventure trip to Porbandar & Gir forest national park by Hakim

chef cooking food

Photo of 4 days short adventure trip to Porbandar & Gir forest national park by Hakim

tent

Photo of 4 days short adventure trip to Porbandar & Gir forest national park by Hakim

Tent

Photo of 4 days short adventure trip to Porbandar & Gir forest national park by Hakim
Day 3

Day 3 - Gir

When we woke up we saw the birds sing in the morning and we wake up as if you are in heaven. Excellent Resort today we have to booked the safari tour so we headed to Gir national Park and asked for the jeep safari booking but we are late there is no booking left all are full we get confirm booking for next day. The booking office for safaris is located at the park reception center. It opens an hour before the above safari timings. Only a limited number of permits to enter the park are allowed so it is recommended to queue up early especially during peak seasons. Price (Indian): INR 4900 / Jeep (Maximum 6 Persons are allowed in ONE Jeep) Safari Timings: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. So we decide to explore nearby place and we saw one waterfall and enjoy there after that we are back to the resort and had dinner

Resort

Photo of Gir Forest, Junagadh, Gujarat, India by Hakim

waterfall near Gir Jungle

Photo of Gir Forest, Junagadh, Gujarat, India by Hakim

waterfall near Gir Jungle

Photo of Gir Forest, Junagadh, Gujarat, India by Hakim
Day 4

Day 4 - Gir Forest National Park

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Sasan-Gir in Gujarat State. its 65 km (40 mi) south-east of Junagadh and 60 km (37 mi) south-west of Amreli. The only home of the endangered mighty Asiatic Lion, Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular attractions of Gujarat. In 1965, Gir forest was titled as wildlife sanctuary and in 1975 it was declared as a National Park. Spread in a huge area of 1412 square km, the national park houses around 38 species of mammals, 300 avifauna species, and 37 species of reptiles and over 2000 insect species. Enjoy jeep safari and bird watching at Sasan Gir. Like Africa, Gir National Park in Gujarat is the only place in the world where you can spot lions roaming free in the wild Apart from these animals the park is a home to two different species of Deer. The Sambar is counted largest Indian Deer. Tourists who ever visit Gir Park often love jeep safaris. A ride in wild jungle is such an adventurous idea for every visitor. But, for this ride, you must have to obtain permission.

This is such a wild attraction in Gir. While you are on Jeep Safari, you can spot the Lions in their natural habitat, when they are on the prowl. Watching the Lions from open-roof jeep is altogether a wonderful experience. During your Jeep Safari tour, you can also click some pictures of the Lions. Best time to spot the Lions are at the dusk and dawn. Jeeps and guides are made available by the Forest Department. (Note: National Park will be CLOSED from 16-Jun-2017 till 15-Oct-2017). Like around 2pm we left the Gir sasan and headed back to porbandar

Deer at Gir National Park

Photo of Gir National Park, Junagadh, Gujarat, India by Hakim

Sasan- Gir

Photo of Gir National Park, Junagadh, Gujarat, India by Hakim

King of Jungle

Photo of Gir National Park, Junagadh, Gujarat, India by Hakim

How to Reach Gir National Park Gir

You can reach Gir by road, train or air. The nearest airport is Keshod which is 90 kms from Sasan Gir or Rajkot which is 160 kms. Junagadh is perhaps the best approach to the park. The railway station in Junagadh receives trains from different cities like Ahmedabad and Rajkot and other major cities. Then, from here it takes approximately one and half hour to reach Gir National Park.

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