Gir National Park

Located in the south-west fringes of the Saurashtra Peninsula, The Gir National Park is a haven to about 300 Asiatic Lions which is their last surviving population.This area flanked with three unique and unusual reserves, the Nalsarovar Lake and Sanctuary; the Rann of Kutch and the Flamingo Islands which is home to the flamingo, make it a very interesting tourist spot.

The 1412.13 sq km park has a rugged terrain and the steep rocky hillsides are covered with mixed deciduous forests. Apart from the lion other prominent fauna of the area includes leopards, wild ass, numerous chital, nilgai, chinkara, four horned antelope, wild boar, numerous birds like paradise flycatcher, Bonneli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, woodpeckers flamingo etc.

General Information

Best time to visit :
November - mid June

Nearest town :
Junagadh (42 km)

How to get there :
Rail :- Train to Sasan Gir (1 km); Air :-airport - Keshod (150 km)

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