Gir

Dear Explorer
Greetings,
We are pleased to discuss your upcoming trip to Gir.
Our aim is to create life long memories through our outings and we also try to encourage people to travel and explore the world around, hence “Keep exploring…”
We hereby present you our Gir Outing.

Sasan Gir the only place in India to spot Asiatic Lions, pride of our nation. In the early 20th century, the lion population of Gujarat suffered a tremendous setback. Due to their hunting their numbers were reduced to few, this situation was brought under control by the Nawab of Junagadh and latter active role of forest department has helped to bring up the population of this mighty beast. An area of 1421sq kms is declared as Gir National park and an additional 500sq kms has been made as buffer zone. Today there are around 523 lions in Gir National park. The Gir Forest is one of the largest tracks of dry deciduous forests in the world.

Apart from Lions Gir is also famous for leopard sightings as Leopards are seen here more often than anywhere, maybe the fact that the Lions are more tolerant than tigers have given them the confidence to spend more time on the ground. Along with Lions Gir is home for other predators like Leopard, Striped Hyenas, Jackal, Indian Fox and Wild Cat, Other Mammals sharing the same land are Spotted Deer, Antelopes, Chowsinga, Blackbuck, Chinkara, Wild Boar and Sambar. Gir, besides being Lion country, is a birdwatcher’s paradise. It has got more than 200 species of bird, and is one of the important places to spot beautiful birdlife; apart from birds it has around 40 species of reptiles and amphibians. The Gir forest offers its visitors much more than a glimpse of the wilderness.

Type of Forest: Dry Deciduous

Weather: Temperatures in winter fall to 100 C. Temperature in summer rise upto 430 C

Accessibility by Train: Nearest station Junagadh 65 kms.

Accessibility by Air: Rajkot Airport: 160 Kms.

Day 1: Ahmedabad –Somnath

Board train from Ahmedabad to Somnath. Pick up from Station and drop at Resort, allotment of Rooms, fresh up, Tea with snacks, spend some time near resort, and have night Dinner

Day 2: Safari in Park

Morning wake up call with tea and cookies, and then will go for morning Safari, return to Resort for Lunch, a short break and will leave for evening Safari, return to Resort Tea and snacks, spend time around resort, night dinner and end of day.

Day 3: Safari in Park

With an early wakeup call and tea/coffee with cookies, get set for the safari with packed breakfast. On your return to resort have tea, relax refresh. Lunch, post Lunch proceed for afternoon Safari, return to resort tea and then leave for evening Safari, and return to resort refresh, local tribal dance, campfire and late night Dinner. End of day.

Day 4: Local Outing.

Wakeup call, Tea/coffee with cookies leave for local outing along nearby waterfall, return to resort have tea, relax refresh and will be dropped to station in Car to catch the train for Ahmedabad, In evening reach Ahmedabad .End of Trip.

Cost Includes:

Train from Ahmedabad - Ahmedabad.

Accommodation on twin sharing for 03 nights at resort with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee and Snacks in morning and evening.

Local outing.

All Safaris with Park entry permits and private safari gypsy with trained Driver and guide.

Cost Excludes:

Any meals/ mineral water during the train/flight travel.

Any drinks (hard/soft) during your stay at any of the place of your choice.

Any kind of insurance/personal expenses, etc.

Anything not mentioned in ‘the Package Includes’.