Gir Jungle Safari, Sasan

Located in the Saurashtra peninsula of the Gujarat state, Gir forest (Gir National Park & Sanctuary) since time immemorial has been synonymous with the majestic Asiatic lions. It bestows a rich diversity of flora, fauna and landscapes in the Indian sub-continent. The Gir forest ecosystem takes legitimate pride in saving rare and endangered majestic Asiatic lions from the threshold of extinction at the beginning of the 19th century. A diverse assemblage of more than 600 species of wild flora and wild fauna, including 41 mammal species, 47 reptile species and over 300 resident and migratory bird species, gives serene and fascinating experiences to the visitors in the vast swaths of forest. The presence of rolling hills and rivers originating from it makes it look more enigmatic. One can witness the tints and hues of Gir forest in different seasons, which gives an altogether different experience. It has had the glory of being one of the best wildlife areas in India. Moreover, Gir is the origin point of cultural and religious evolution in Gujarat’s Kathiawar region.

The gypsy safaris in Gir forest offer an unforgettable experience to visitors to witness the pristine wilderness. The safari gypsies’ roams on the thoughtfully laid down wilderness tracks that give a glimpse of the diverse flora and fauna of Gir forest. It offers a range of scheduled departures that are led by a trained eco-guide. The eco-guides will make your wilderness safari seamless and interpretive. Only a maximum of six visitors (plus one child between 3-12 years) are allowed in each gypsy.

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

How To Reach Gir Jungle Safari, Sasan

By Road :- It is around 56 km from Junagadh and approximately 13 km from Sasan village. If you are travelling outside Gujarat, then the two most common bases for visiting are Rajkot (160 km) and Ahmedabad (375 km). The reception centre is located both at Devalia Safari Park and Sinh Sadan Campus, Sasan.

By Rail :- The nearest railway station is at Sasan village, approximately 13 km from the park. One can travel by train to Junagadh from Rajkot or Ahmedabad and then take a local train to Sasan or make a 55 km road trip. Regular bus and taxi service are also readily available.

By Air :- The nearest airport is Rajkot which is around 160 km away. Other options are airports at Diu and Ahmedabad.