Gir National Park: World’s Largest Conservation Park of Asiatic Lions

Gir National Park: It also known as Sasan Gir as it is one of the famous Wildlife Sanctuaries of India and having natural habitat of large number Asiatic lions among all over the World. It located in Gujarat State and this sanctuary is the only sanctuary in the World where lions roaming free in the forest.

The land spread over an area of 1412 square kilometers and the entire forest area of the forest is dry which proved good habitat for Asiatic Lions. There are many more animals available like Deer, Tiger, Lion, Sambar, Hyena, Jackal, Fox and Leopards.

More than 200 species of birds can be seen in Gir National Park and approximate 40 species of reptiles and amphibians like crocodiles, King Cobra, the Russell’s viper, Saw-scaled viper and Krait.

It was established in 1965 by the Nawab of Gujarat. The purpose to establish that incredible forest is for personal hunting.

Where is Gir National Park Located

Gir National Park located in 65 kilometers away from Junagadh, Gujarat, India. It was established by the Nawab of Juunagadh for use as a private hunting area. The area is spread over 1412 kilometers square. Best time to visit that park is between Decembers to March month in the year as April and May became too hot to visit that place.

How to Reach

Junagadh is well connected from road lines as Gir National Park is well connected by bus to the nearby cities, railway stations and airports. Junagadh is well developed city having a better link with roadways.

  • By Railways: – Veraval railway station is the nearest one as it is just 72 kilometers away from it, Junagadh railway station is the another nearest one as it is just 80 kilometers away from it.
  • By Airways: – The nearest airport is Keshod Airport, it is just 38 kilometers away from it.
  • Bus: – Many daily buses are running through this route connected with nearby cities as it is easily accessible.

Ticket Price and Entry Timing

Gir National Park has opened 16th October to 15th June every year. It known as one of the most protected areas in Asia because of its diversity.

  • For Indian Rs. 75/-
  • For Foreigners Rs. 100/-
  • For Guide (Extra) Rs. 50/-
  • For Photography Rs. 100/-
  • Vehicle Fee for Safari Rs.35/-

Entry Time

Gir National Park
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SeasonsDays Entry Timings
WinterMonday-Sunday (6.45 am to 9.45 am)
SummerMonday-Sunday (6.00 am to 9.00 am)
Winter/SummerMonday-Sunday (8.30 am to 11.30 am)
Entry Time

Top 10 Best Locations to Explore nearest to Gir National Park

  • Somnath Temple
  • Girnar Mountain
  • Durbar Hall Museum
  • Kamleshwar Dham
  • Upakort Fort
  • Nalsorovar Lake
  • Kankai Mata Temple
  • Jamjir Water Fall
  • Gita Mandir
  • Triveni Sangam


One of the top best visited places in Gujarat State, where you can see lions roaming around your vehicle. An unforgettable trip gives you a lifetime experience. Plan to visit that awesome place in winter season. The place is awesome for nature lovers and photographers. Take your food stuffs and water bottles with you to improve the interest wondering that place and avoid dehydration. Take each and every moments pictures and videos.

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