Located in the middle of Saurashtra (Gujarat) is an Asiatic lion sanctuary. Though Amitabh Bachchan has made it quiet famous through this Vibrant Gujarat advertisements, here’s something you should know about the sanctuary. A must visit place for animal lovers, most of the times the tourists get an opportunity to see lions from a close proximity. Nature lovers also have an opportunity for bird watching and watching many other animals like spotted dears, wild ass, leopards and lions of course. Many hotels have been built surrounding the area, many a times pre booking is required so as to avoid looking for a place to stay last moment. Taj as well as Mahindra have their hotels located at prime areas. This ensures proximity to the jungle and the opportunity to adore the wildlife.
Beautiful sunrises and sunsets can be seen from the peaceful jungle areas. Sasan gir is a place to head to if you want to be closer to mother nature, stay away from the hustle bustle of the city life and see the very famous Asiatic lions. You might be lucky enough to catch a family of lions and even more. If not disturbed, they do no harm. Only maintain a distance and avoid littering in the area. This is a no network connection zone, which makes it even more peaceful. The sanctuary looks even more inviting during the monsooons, the weather is usually hot except in the months of nov-feb. The Sanctuary remains closed during Monsoons which is mid-June to mid-October . It is advisable to book a jungle safari online and you get to choose how would you like to go (jeep, bus). The largest number of Asiatic lions are found in Sasan Gir, there is no need to go faraway to see lions. If you are a nature lover and an animal lover, this is one place you should be. And if you are not a nature lover, you could enjoy the peace and serenity this place offers, along with a variety of Gujarati cuisine. The sanctuary can be reached by bus or a car and the nearest airport is at Rajkot which is 140 kms from the Sanctuary. Visit for a peaceful time and you get an opportunity to come closer to Mother Nature.