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How to Reach Gir National Park

Gir National Park is situated near Talala Gir in Gujrat. It is also known as Sasan Gir, which is bounded by three major towns of the state, namely Junagadh, Amreli, and Somnath. It is easily accessible from all over the country by rail, road, and air.

The heartbeat rises, and the anticipation to see the Asiatic Lions doubles up. This is the feeling that grips the attention of travelers from across borders coming to Gir National Park. By now, you would have decided to seek the thrilling experience of a game drive to the realms of the roaring wild cats. The next thing to circle your mind would be how to reach Gir National Park. Here is the detailed information about the best ways to reach Gir by different modes of transport:

Gir National Park By Air

The closest airport to Gir National Park is Keshod, located at a distance of nearly 70 km. However, the major airport is in Rajkot, situated almost 160 km away. Therefore, the best way to reach Sasan Gir is from Mumbai via air to Diu. The driving distance from Diu to Sasan by road is 97 km, which takes almost 2 hrs.

Travel by Flight Travel Time Aerial Distance Boarding Airport
Delhi to Rajkot 1 hours 50 minutes 953 km Indira Gandhi International Airport
Surat to Rajkot 7 hours 10 minutes 252 km Surat International Airport
Mumbai to Rajkot 1 hours 05 minutes 421 km Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Pune to Rajkot 6 hours 10 minutes 528 km Pune International Airport
Bengaluru to Rajkot 2 hours 15 minutes 1262 km Kempegowda International Airport
Kolkata to Rajkot 6 hours 15 minutes 1806 km Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Chennai to Rajkot 4 hours 45 minutes 1433 km Chennai International Airport
Goa to Rajkot 2 hours 45 minutes 848 km Goa International Airport

Gir National Park By Rail

The nearest railway stations to Gir National Park are Junagadh (80 km) and Veraval (72 km). Rajkot railway station is another major railhead almost 165 km away from the Gir forest and is also an ideal option for travelers. These are some prominent nearby stations of the Gir National Park that operate trains to all the country's major cities. Besides, cab services for further commuting are also available.

Travel by Train Nearest Station Travel Time Distance Train Name
Ahmedabad to Junagadh Junagadh Junction 5 hours 55 minutes 316 KM Somnath Express
Somnath to Junagadh Junagadh Junction 1 hours 25 minutes 91 KM SMNH OKHA Express
Mumbai to Junagadh Junagadh Junction 15 hours 40 minutes 782 KM BDTS VRL Express
Surat to Junagadh Junagadh Junction 11 hours 40 minutes 524 KM BDTS VRL Express

Gir National Park By Road

The Gir National Park is well-connected to some of the major cities of Gujarat by a good road network. The state bus transport and private bus services are available to the national park from various parts of the state. Ahmedabad, Surat, Nashik, Junagadh, and Rajkot are some of the major cities situated near Gir National Park that are well-connected by national and state highways by the rest of the country. Cab and taxi services are also available. Also, you can drive to the national park.

Location Distance Time Route
Ahmedabad to Gir distance 361 KM 7 hours 40 min GJ SH 1
Nagpur to Gir distance 1193 KM 23 hour 20 min GJ SH 1 & NH 47 
Nashik to Gir distance 785 KM 15 hours 10 min GJ SH 1 & NH 48
Surat to Gir distance 576 KM 10 hours 50 min GJ SH 1 & NH 48
Jamnagar to Gir distance 190 KM 4 hours 20 min NH 927D & GJ SH 26
Goa to Gir distance 1402 KM 26 hours 10 min NH 48
Bengaluru to Gir distance 1800 KM 30 hours 50 min NH 48
Mumbai to Gir distance 840 KM 15 hours 30 min NH 48
Pune to Gir distance 969 km 18 hours 10 minutes NH 48

Getting Around in Pench National Park

Jungle Safari is the best way to explore Gir National Park and spot the exotic wildlife species in their natural habitat. Here is the detailed information about getting in and around GirNational Park.

Jeep Safari in Gir National Park

The Gir safari tour organizes by the forest department of Gir National Park. Jeep Safari takes almost 3 hours inside the park. One guide is also there during each safari to assist the people spotting the animals. There are two types of safari in Gir National Park: Gir Jungle Trail and Devalia Jeep Safari. There is no elephant and canter safari available in Gir National Park. Due to this, limited seats are available for jeep safari. So, it is advisable to book them in advance.

Note: Devalia Safari Park remains closed every Wednesday.

How to reach Ahmedabad to Gir National Park?

Ahmedabad is among the major cities of Gujarat and is well-connected with the rest of the country by air, rail, and road. Gujarat State Highway 1 connects Ahmedabad with Gir National Park. You can reach the national park by state-run and private buses by taxis. Ahmedabad to Sasan Gir distance is 356 km, which takes almost 2 hours to cover. The nearest railway station from Gir is Veraval, which is 76 km away. There are regular trains from Ahmedabad to Veraval from where you can hire a taxi for Gir.

How to reach Somnath to Sasan Gir?

Somnath to Sasan Gir distance is just 40 km, and it takes almost 1 hour to reach the national park. Tourists can add Gir National Park to their Somnath itinerary and enjoy the jungle safari. Gujarat State Highway 26 connects Somnath with Sasan Gir. The cabs and private taxis are readily available from Somnath to reach the national park.

How to reach Junagadh to Sasan Gir?

Junagadh is located 52 km away from Sasan Gir and is connected by Junagadh-Mendarda Highway. Gir national park lies near Talala Gir in Gujarat and is accessible by road. Junagadh railway station is among the nearest railheads from Sasan Gir, which is well-connected to major cities and towns by regular trains. The government buses and private buses ply daily from Junagadh to Sasan Gir. Private taxis are also available to reach there.