The protected area of Gir National Park is closed from 16th June to 15th October every year.

How do I plan a GIR?

How To Get To Gir National Park. You can reach Gir by road, train or air. The nearest airport is Keshod which is 90 km from Sasan Gir or Rajkot which is 160 kms. You can also reach Sasan Gir by train as it has its own railway station and from here the reserve is only about a kilometer away.

Why is Gir National Park famous?

At present, Gir forests of Gujarat (India) is the only place where this race of lions i.e. Asiatic lion is found in its natural habitat. Unlike the other big cats, lion is tolerant of the presence of human being and it even lives near the human settlements.

In which city is Gir National Park located?

About The Location: Gir National Park, a place located in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat at a distance of 347 km from Ahmedabad.

How many lions are in Gir National Park?

There are 109 males, 201 females and 213 cubs. Gir National Park is closed from 16 June to 15 October every year, throughout the monsoon season.

What can I buy from Gir?

Patola Silk saris, and traditional Gagra-Cholis, bandhanis are the famous buys in Gujarat.

What is the best time for sighting the Lions?

6.00AM to 9.00AM is best time slot for March,April ,May and June. Go one day earlier . Enquire about lion movement from Gypsy drivers and insist for that particular route,as there are seven different route for visitintg Gir National Forest.

Can we see lion in Gir?

Gir National Park is the only place where you can see Lions in the wild. There is, however, a lot of luck involved in watching lions. The jungle safari takes place three times a day at am, am, and pm. It just takes about three hours to complete each safari with a worthwhile view experience.

Does Gir have Tiger?

Gir Forest National Park encompasses 550 square miles of deciduous forests of teak, acacia, and banyan trees, some scrub jungle, and large patches of grassland. It is suitable habitat for tigers and has Sambar deer, nilgai, wild boar, Pirie says, as well as other animals that tigers and Asiatic lions hunt.

Is there lion in Gir?

There are approximately 600 Asiatic lions left in the Gir Forest of Western India, their last remaining natural habitat.


The Gir National Park remains closed between sixteenth of June and fifteenth of October every year. The monsoon sets in during this time, and it also happens to be the breeding period of the animals.


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