Gir National Park in Sasangir, Gujarat is a beautiful park dotted with an abundance of flora and fauna. Sprawling over an area of 1412 sq km, Gir National Park is one of the most charming National Parks in India. Wonderful deciduous forests interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen flora, acacia, scrub jungle, grasslands and rocky hills make the park a picturesque destination.
Gir National Park is fed by perennial and seasonal rivers and streams. The large water bodies at the park like the Kamleshwar Dam houses several crocodiles and birds. The park was originally protected by the Nawab of Junagadh, after he came to know from the British viceroys the woeful condition of lions in Asia.
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Gir National Park, Gujarat is home to a large number of animals and birds. One of the major big-cat hubs in India, the park has about 300 lions and 300 leopards. Besides, you can witness animals like Sambar, spotted deer, blue bull, chousingha (the world's only four-horned antelope), chinkara and wild boar at Gir National Park in Sasangir, Gujarat. There are also 250 birds and about 50 other species of birds at the park including the painted sandgrouse, grey francolin, Asian paradise flycatcher, white-browed fantail, and Asian brown flycatcher.
You can reach Gir Wildlife Sanctuary comfortably by air, rail, and road. The nearest international airport is the Ahmedabad International Airport (390 km), connected by flights to USA, UK and Singapore. The nearest domestic airport is the Keshod Airport near Junagarh. The closest railheads are at Veraval (40 km), Junagadh (60 km), and Rajkot (164 km). The park is well-connected by an extensive network of roads to Veraval, Junagadh, and Rajkot.
During your visit to the Gir National Park you can enjoy a comfortable stay at the various hotels situated near the park, such as Gir Birding Lodge, Maneland Jungle Lodge, Sinh Sadan Guest House, etc. The park should be ideally visited between late-November and early-March.
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