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    Gir is a village of Gujarat which is also known as Sasan Gir. The main speciality of the place is that the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is located here. The Park is around 55 km from Junagadh City and 40 Kms from Veraval railhead. It covers an area of 1412 sq km in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The place is known all over the world for its Asiatic Lions. This is the only place to meet this endangered species.

    The Park also inhabitates large number of leopard populations in the country. There are more than 300 species of birds here including, crested serpent eagle, brown fish owl, pea fowl, painted sand grouse, pygmy woodpecker, great horned owl, bonelli's eagle, grey partridge, and bush quail. This is a heaven for bird watchers. The Park also houses a few antique temples like Tulsishyam and Kankai Mata.

    The best way of exploring the jungle and watching lions is by opting for the 'Lion Shows' organized by the authorities around the Dewaliya area. You can alos explore the Park by jeep safari. Jeep safari offers a great opportunity to sight the wild creatures quite closely. The most popular safari routes are Sasan-Chodavdi, Sasan-Kamaleshwar Dam, Sasan-Kankai and Sasan-Tulsishyam routes that offers an opportunity to watch the world's biggest cats.

    The best time to visit is from November to January. The forest visit is closed from 16th June to 15th Oct every year, which is the period of south west monsoon. The nearest airport to Sasan Gir is Keshod about 38 Kms away and Rajkot.

    There are many holiday rental accommodations available near to Gir Forest Reserve. The accommodation option ranges from budget to luxury stays and almost everything in between. The forest department also operates two lodges, while several private holiday homes are also there in the periphery of the Gir National Park. We have listed some of the best budget holiday homes in our website.

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