Saturday, October 1

Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary | Junagadh 

About Gir National Park

Gir National Park in Gujarat is the only place in the world where you can spot lions roaming free in the wild. The real discovery channel of India has situated approximately 65 km southeast of the Junagarh District. The Government notified the large geographical extent of Sasan Gir as a wildlife sanctuary on 18th September 1965 in order to conserve the Asiatic Lion. It covers a total area of 1412 square kilometers of which 258 Km forms the core area of the National Park. Indiscriminate hunting by the people of Junagarh led to their decrease in population drastically, while they were completely wiped out from the other parts of Asia.

It was the kind effort of Nawabs of Junagarh who protected the queen royalty in his own private hunting grounds. Later in due course of time Department of Forest Officials came forward to protect the world’s most threatened species.

Population Of Gir National Park

From a population of approximately 20 lions in 1913, they have risen to a comfortable 674 according to the 2020 census. There are 277 male, 260 female, and 137 sub-adult lions in the wilderness of these four districts.

Gir National Park Online Ticket Booking

Click Here For Online Ticket Booking

https://girlion.gujarat.gov.in/GirJungleTrailBooking.aspx

Gir National Park Timings

SeasonDaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Winter
(16th October To 28th/29th February)
Monday To Sunday6:45 AM to 9:45 AM3 PM to 6 PM
Winter/SummerMonday To Sunday8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Summer
(1st March To 15th June)
Monday To Sunday6:00 AM to 9:00 AM4 PM to 7 PM

Note: Gir Jungle Safari is closed from 16th June to 15th Oct every year.

Gir National Park Gypsy Charges

Vehicle TypeDaysParticularsIndian (In Rs.)Foreigner (In Rs.)
Safari GypsyMonday to FridayUp To 6 persons8005600
Safari GypsyMonday to FridayExtra Child1001400
Safari GypsySaturday/Sunday/
Festival Days
Up To 6 persons10007000
Safari GypsySaturday/Sunday/
Festival Days
Extra Child1251750

Note: In one E-permit maximum of 6 persons (plus one child between 3-12 years) are allowed.
* The permit doesn’t include the Guide charge (Rs. 400 only) and Gypsy charge (Rs. 2000 only), which must be paid separately to respective Guides and Gypsy vehicle owners.

Best time to visit Gir National Park

In winter from November to March.

About Devalia Safari Park

Nestled in the Gir forest, the Gir Interpretation Zone, Devalia (popularly known as Devalia Safari Park) is a mini version of Gir. The 412-hectare safari park has almost all representative wildlife and forests of Gir. The foresight behind the safari park’s conception was to create awareness about the Gir ecosystem’s conservation values and to provide a unique and unforgettable experience to the visitors. Within a short period of time, one can expect to sight Asiatic lions (only found freely venturing in the Gujarat state) and other wildlife in their almost natural habitat. An open moat showcases the beauty of the Indian leopard in an enchanting near-natural world.

One can also experience and appreciate the beauty of other wildlife such as spotted deer, sambar, blue bulls, blackbuck, wild boars, Indian golden jackal, endangered and critically endangered vulture species, jungle cat, and myriad species of birds. The safari park is best observed in three different seasons (monsoon, winter, summer) in a year that gives an altogether different experience of tints and hues of Gir forest.

Devalia Safari Park Online Ticket Booking

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https://girlion.gujarat.gov.in/GIZDevaliaBusBooking.aspx

Devalia Safari Park Timings

Vehicle TypeParticularsMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Safari GypsyMonday To Sunday7 AM To 7:55 AM3 PM To 3:55 PM
Safari GypsyMonday To Sunday8 AM To 8:55 AM4 PM To 4:55 PM
Safari GypsyMonday To Sunday9 AM To 9:55 AM5 PM To 5:55 PM
Safari GypsyMonday To Sunday10 AM To 10:55 AM
Vehicle TypeDaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Mini BusMonday To Sunday7:30 AM To 11 AM3 PM To 5 PM
Note: Devalia Safari Park remains closed every Wednesday.

Devalia Safari Park Gypsy charges

Vehicle TypeDaysParticularsIndian (In Rs.)Foreigner (In Rs.)
Safari GypsyMonday to FridayUp To 6 persons8005600
Safari GypsyMonday to FridayExtra Child1001400
Safari GypsySaturday/Sunday/
Festival Days
Up To 6 persons10007000
Safari GypsySaturday/Sunday/
Festival Days
Extra Child1251750

Devalia Safari Park Bus charges

Vehicle TypeDaysIndian (In Rs.)Foreigner (In Rs.)
Mini BusMonday-Friday1502800
Mini BusSaturday/Sunday/
Festival Days
1903500

About Ambardi Safari Park

Situated on the mighty Shetrunji river banks, the Ambardi Wildlife Interpretation Zone (popularly known as Ambardi Safari Park) is located approximately 7 km from Dhari taluka in the Gujarat state. Established in 2017 to create another unique destination for wildlife lovers and enthusiasts, it spans over 365 hectares. The beautiful undulating terrain, proximity to a large water reservoir, and the famous Khodiyar temple give visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. It offers a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna with a feel of a savannah-type landscape and can be viewed as an extension of Gir forests’ eastern part.

Ambardi Safari Park Online Ticket Booking

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https://girlion.gujarat.gov.in/AmbardiBooking.aspx

Ambardi Safari Park Timings

Vehicle TypeParticularsMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Bus
(Non-AC)
Monday To Sunday8 AM To 9 AM3 PM To 4 PM
Bus
(Non-AC)
Monday To Sunday9 AM To 10 AM4 PM To 5 PM
Bus
(Non-AC)
Monday To Sunday10 AM To 11 AM5 PM To 6 PM
Note: Ambardi Safari Park remains closed every Tuesday.

Ambardi Safari Park Gypsy charges

Vehicle TypeParticularsIndian (In Rs.)
1 Person
Foreigner (In Rs.)
1 Person
Bus
(Non-AC)
Monday-Friday1502800
Bus
(Non-AC)
Saturday-Sunday/
Festival Days
1903500

How To Reach Ambardi Safari Park

By Road
Easily accessible through road from Amreli-Dhari-Kodinar state highway from Amreli.

By Rail
The main railhead situated on the western railways’ meter-gauge railway line is around 6 km from Dhari.

By Air
A person can come via flight up to Dhari, Rajkot Airport, Which is 140 km nearest from Ambardi Safari Park.

Tips While Visitng Gir National Park

DO’s

  • Be an early bird – report at the reception centre at least 15 minutes before your departure time.
  • Carry a valid identity card issued by the concerned authority.
  • Respect the wildlife, their habits and habitat.
  • Keep a safe distance from wildlife and observe silence.
  • Appreciate the colours and sound of nature.
  • Try to wear clothes that blend with the forest landscape.
  • Drive slowly and carefully. Wildlife has its right of way.
  • Observe the prescribed route and time limit in the forest.
  • Photography enthusiast? – capture memories without disturbing the wildlife.
  • Observe the sanctity of holy sites, respect the local customs.
  • Obey the laws, rules and regulations of the Gir National Park and Sanctuary.

DON’Ts

  • Do not litter.
  • Do not feed animals.
  • Do not carry pets.
  • No honking.
  • Do not take away flora & fauna in the form of cuttings, seeds or roots.
  • Plastic or items made up of plastic are prohibited in the forest area.
  • No trespassing in forest area.
  • Do not alight from the vehicle.
  • Do not use spotlights or searchlights.
  • Do not disturb or tease wildlife.
  • Avoid playing any kind of musical instruments.
  • Smoking & liquor are strictly prohibited.
  • Do not carry weapons or explosives inside the Gir National Park and Sanctuary.
  • Do not be disappointed if you don’t see a big cat – cherish the beauty of the landscape and other wildlife.

Nearby Places Of Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary

Sasan Gir National Park:
If there is any wildlife destination in the world that is eminent then that has to be Sasan National Park of Gir. It is located in the Junagarh district of Gujarat and is considered the biggest sanctuary and wildlife reserve of India. The Park’s main attraction is the Asiatic lions that are called Leo PantheraPersica also. Over the years it has gained an immense level of popularity as one prestigious sanctuary for lions spanning 3386 square kilometers.

Devalia Safari Park:
It is called the interpretation zone of Gir and in other terms, Devalia is part of the National Park of Gir that is segregated by Chain liked 412 Ha fences. For reducing the pressure of Gir because every year it attracts the heaviest footfall, Devalia caters to those tourists that are unable in getting permits for a safari in Gir.

Crocodile Breeding Farm:

The center of crocodile breeding in Sasan Gir has been always a very unique place where baby to adult crocks are found. They are bred here so that they could be restocked in the sanctuary. It is a place that is quite appealing because the forest department started the conservation project for crocodiles and released almost a thousand marsh crocodiles into Kamaleshwar Lake.

KamleshwarDham:

This is considered the most requisite area of a dam that has been built over the river of Hiran. It is located inside Nation Park of Gir’s vicinity and the dam serves as a lifeline for the area of reserve whereby tourists are able to find broad types of marsh crocodiles.

Tulsishyam temple:

This is considered to be one of the most famous temples within the area and is dedicated to Krishna, The Lord. People whenever paying a visit to the sanctuary make it a point that surely visits this temple whereby crucial hot springs are found near the temple and it is considered as one attractive location.

 Zamzir waterfall:

This waterfall is a lovely one being present on Hiran river and is quite a beautiful place having an active waterfall all around the year. Every year people flock around this waterfall mainly because a few steps towards the waterfall’s upstream, you can take a bath. It is all about enjoying the nature and beauty this place has to offer.

How To Reach Sasan-Gir

By Road
Junagadh (60 km) and Veraval (45 km) have bus connectivity to the national park.

By Train
Junagadh (60 km) and Veraval (45 km) are the major railheads from the national park.

By Air
The closest airport to Gir National Park is Rajkot, nearly 170 km away.


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