Gir National Park,Gujrat is a place where you can find lions roaming freely besides African safari like Masai mara national resereve . Known as Gir Van,its located in the state of Gujrat in India.To reach Gir National Park,from Junagarh you can take Train to Ahmadabad or Rajkot.From there you can take local cabs or buses to reach Gir National Park.It take one and a hours to reach there from Rajkot.
Gir National park have more then 523 Lions and more then 300 Leopards.Along with these this park have majorly 2 species of deer including Sambhar the Indian deer. Chawsingha is another major attraction of this place.Its the only species of four horned deer in the world.Jackal,Hyena and the Indian fox are some attraction of this place.
Gir is also a place where you can find more then 200 species of birds.Its has also been declared as a bird reserve by National Bird Conservation Network. Gir is also a home of very endangered species like white-backed and long-billed vultures.
Gir is not only known for its Lions but also for its reptiles.It have more then 40 species for its reptiles.Its has some most venomous snakes like King Kobra, the Russell’s viper, Saw-scaled viper and the Krait.Marsh Crocodile can be found near the large reservoir named Kamleshawar.Gir Interpretation Zone, Devaliya: Devaliya Safari Park is enclosed area of the Sanctuary that offers a good opportunity for visitors to experience a rustic beauty and wilderness of the area. The safari tour is conducted in a mini bus that takes visitors to another cross section of the Gir. Travelers can watch here a good variety of wildlife in just 20 to 30 minutes tour including Asiatic Lion.
How to reach Gir National Park
Gir National park can be reached easily from Rajkot and Ahmadabad.From Rajkot Railway station or airport the cabs and the local bus can be taken to the place called “Limda Chawk”.From there you have two options to go to the Gir.Either you can take local buses which is much cheaper and they will drop you at gate 11 or 12 or you can hire a taxi which will take to directly to the taxi stand where you can find a way to get inside.By taxi it will take around 1 to 2 hours to reach to the Gir national Park.
If you are in love with nature,Lions,Reptiles and birds,then Gir National park is a perfect place for you to visit. Gujrat offers some best places and things which can attract you as well. Gir National park is one of them.
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