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Gir National Park

Location : Gir, 42-kms From Junagadh, Gujarat
Nearest Access : Junagarh (42 kms)
Main Wildlife Found : Asiatic Lions, Liopards, Chowsingha
Coverage Area :
1412.13. sq-kms

Preface

Created to protect the last wild population of Lion outside the African regions, Gir National Park is situated in the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat. Spread over an area of 116 square-miles, the Gir sanctuary has been home to lions since 1913 when the Lion population over here fell drastically to just 20 animals. Due to conservation efforts by the government, the the number has now increased to around 300.

Asiatic Lions

The Asiatic lion is slightly smaller than its African cousin is and its mane is also smaller. In India the lion population is spread across the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. But Gir is not just about Lions, the second most commonly found predator in the Gir is Leopard. Infact, Gir National Park is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, and especially in the hotter season they can sometimes be seen at night close to the lodges.

Vegatation in Gir National Park

The region is warm and comfortable for most parts of the year with temperatures ranging from 24 to 28C, except for the brief winter that lasts from October to January when the temperature hovers around the 19C mark. Monsoon is erratic, but it generally rains from June to September.

Wild Population

Other animal residents of the Gir national park are Sambar Deer, Chital Spotted Deer, Nilgai Antelope, Chowsingha Four-Horned Antelope, Chinkara Gazelle, Wild Boar, Langur Monkey, Jackal, and Hyena and numerous birds like Paradise Flycatcher, Bonneli's Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Woodpeckers Flamingo etc.

Enjoy the Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari: The best way to observe the big cats is, of course, in their natural surroundings, at dawn and dusk, when they are on the prowl. Wildlife viewing in the Gir's is best done, by driving via jeep around the forest.

Prime Attractions

In India the Lion population is spread across the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. But Gir is not just about Lions, the second most commonly found predator in the Gir is Leopard. Infact, Gir National Park is also home to one of the largest Leopard populations in any park in India, and especially in the hotter season they can sometimes be seen at night close to the lodges.

Ideal time ro visit Gir National Park

In India the Lion population is spread across the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. But Gir is not just about Lions, the Wildlife enthusiasts can visit Gir Park throughout the year, but the best period to visit the Gir Sanctuary is between the month of November and June.







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