Dry leaves welcomed my jeep. The safari had begun. We had 3 hours to find the elusive prize, and it was all or nothing. A few meters ahead, a peacock flashed its feathers at me. Vibrant, blue and beautiful. I knew that day was going to be special.
That day, I had my first rendezvous with the Asiatic Lion at Gir.
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, in Gujarat, is the sole home to the Asiatic Lion in its natural habitat and that made my sighting very very special.
To reach Gir, the quickest way is a flight to Rajkot and a drive for 3-4 hours depending upon the stops made on the way. That was the way I reached Club Mahindra, my stay for the next few days.