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Gir wildlife sanctuary- Gujarat

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Gir, 42 kms away from Junagadh, Gujarat.
Gir wildlife sanctuary- GujaratGir wildlife sanctuary is located in Junagadh district, Gujarat state, India. The Gir Park spreads over an area of 1412-sq and it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1965. The peripheral area of Gir Park comprises of mixed deciduous forest, steep rocky hills, deep ravines and marshy grasslands. The majestic Asiatic Lions are the foremost attractions of Gir national park. About 116 square-mile area was created to protect the wild Lions outside the African regions. Jeep Safari is provided to spot an Asiatic Lion in Gir National Park.

The Best Time to Visit the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is from November to June. The Gir Park and the sanctuary remains closed, from June to mid-October. The ecosystem of Gir sanctuary is perfectly maintained with its diverse flora and fauna. The Gir National Park is a mix of deciduous forests with teak, Acacia, Banyan trees, Jambu, Karanj, Umro, Vad, Kalam, Charal, Sirus and Amli etc.

The Gir wildlife sanctuary of Gujarat houses a variety of animals like Leopards, Asiatic Lions, Sambar Deer, Chital Spotted Deer, Nilgai Antelope, Chowsingha Four-Horned Antelope, Chinkara Gazelle, Wild Boar, Langur Monkey, Jackal, Mongoose, Jungle cats and Hyena etc. Apart from these, you can view numerous bird species like White Necked Stork, Flycatchers, Black headed Cuckoo Shrike, Bonneli's Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Painted Storks, Pied Woodpecker, Woodpeckers Flamingo etc. Near to Gir Wildlife Sanctuary there is a crocodile breeding farm at Sasan, where you can notice crocodiles in their natural habitat.

The closest airport from Gir is Keshod 90-kms. The nearest rail connection is Ahmadabad, about 395-kms. Gir is well connected with Ahmadabad through Rajkot, Junagadh and Mendarda. There are regular train and bus services too with Junagarh and Veraval.

There are well equipped deluxe hotels as well as budget hotels in Giri wildlife sanctuary to provide best accommodation to visitors. The other important hotelas and cottages of gir wildlife Sanctuary are Sinh Sadan Guest House, Amidhara Resort, Vanvaso Resort, TheGalaxyHotel, Hotel Rajdoot, Hotel Chouki Dhani and Nilambagh Palace Hotel. Etc.