Gir Forest

About Gir National Park

This is where the King has built his kingdom. The Gir National Park or Sasan Gir which is commonly known by is a major hotspot for spotting the Asiatic Lion and is home to several other wildlife species.

Located in Gujarat, this National Park houses over 2300 species of wildlife of which some are the Asiatic lion, jungle cat, striped hyena, Indian leopard, golden jackal, Bengal fox. Among the herbivores, the biggest attraction here is the four-horned antelope as this is the only national park which houses this animal all over the world.

Apart from the wide range of Fauna, there are also some rare trees like the Teak Tree and many species of Acacia which are found in this habitat.

Gir as per the latest survey houses as many as 674 lions so there is a high likelihood that you will be able to spot one on your trip.

When to Travel?

The Gir forest closes from the 16th of June to the 15th of October every year. The best time to visit the Gir Forest is from November to March however if you’re brave enough to bear the heat, you are more likely to spot more of the wildlife in April and May.

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