Gir National Park is one of the most important attractions in Gujarat and is 70 km from Diu.
Gir National Park
Timings: 06:00 AM – 09:00 AM / 08:30 AM – 11:30 AM
In the morning, the chances of animal sighting are better. 6 – 9 slot is what you should aim for.
Permits can be acquired online and timings for your safari can be checked at https://girlion.gujarat.gov.in/.
Gypsy safari is the only option to take the jungle trail. The safari is usually 3 hours long and charges for reserving one Gypsy will be around Rs. 1000 and can accommodate 6 people.
You can look for the various species of birds and reptiles. If you’re going during winters, you can expect to see a lot of rare migratory birds.
Have your lunch at your hotel and get adequate rest. Later prepare yourself for the second safari of the day.
Also read: Diu Itineraries
Devaliya National Park
Timings: 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM
The day begins early and you will be given a wakeup call and then be picked to go for the Morning Safari.
To avoid long queues at the permit reception counters, it is better to make reservations and get your permit online prior to your visit at https://girlion.gujarat.gov.in/.
You can opt for any one of two modes of safari:
1. Jeep Safari – lasts for 1 hour and costs Rs. 800 to Rs. 1000 for 1 jeep.
2. Bus Safari – lasts for 2 hours and costs Rs. 150 to Rs. 190 per person.
Taking a tour on the bus gives you better chances of sightings and is much cheaper than a jeep safari. Make sure that on the first day your focus is to spot the big daddy – The Asiatic Lion. You will however also have a chance to spot the Indian leopard have.