Ranthambore National Park

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Bandhavgarh National Park

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       Kanha National Park

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      Panna National Park

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      Pench Wildlife Sanctuary

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      Gir National Park & Sanctuary

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 About Gir National Park & Sanctuary

The Gir ( also known as Sasan- Gir  ) is know all over the world as the last home of the Asiatic Lion (Panther Leo Persica). Gir Sanctuary & National Park is spread over 1412 sq. kms of undulating land with dry deciduous, forest a veritable paradise of biological diversity. The uniqueness ecosystem of Gir harbors about 38 species of mammals, 37 species of reptiles, around 300 species of birds and more than 2000 species of insects.

The main carnivores of the Gir and the Asiatic lion. Leopard, jungle cat, hyena, jackal, ratel, desert cat and the civet cat.
 

The main herbivores of the Gir are the chital, nilgai, sambar, four horned antelope, chinkara and wild boar. The single larges population of marsh crocodile in the country are found in Gir National Park.

Some of the typical birds of Gir are the crested sperpent eagle, king vulture, woodpeacker, bush quail, brown fish owl, crest swift, and the Indian pitta, Gir is a bird watcher's delight. Gir is also a great palace to
interact wit local tribes.

The Main tribe is a nomadic pastoral community called Maldhari they live in small hutments called Nesses in the forest area.

The Gir National Park is open from Mid - October onwards till mid June & The Devaliya Safari park is open throughout the year.(Wed. Closed)

The Asiatic Lions habitat is dry scrubland and open deciduous forest. These lions were once found across northern Africa, south west Asia and northern Greece. Now there are only around 350 left in the wild and all of them are in the Gir Forest National Park.

Even though the Gir Forest is well protected, there are instances of Asiatic Lions being poached. They have also been poisoned for attacking livestock. Some of the other threats include floods, fires and the possibility of epidemics and natural calamities. Gir nonetheless remains the most promising long term preserve for the lions as they are thriving in the park.

The count of 2,375 distinct fauna species of Gir includes about 38 species of mammals, around 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and more than 2,000 species of insects.

The carnivores group mainly comprises Asiatic lions, Indian Leopards, Jungle cat, Striped Hyenas, Golden Jackals, Indian Mongoose, Indian Palm Civets, and Ratels. Desert cats and Rusty-spotted cats exist but are rarely seen.

The main herbivores of Gir are Chital, Nilgai (or Bluebull), Sambar, Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara and Wild boar. Blackbucks from the surrounding area are sometimes seen in the sanctuary.

Flora

A panorama of the reservoir Among the smaller mammals, Porcupine and Hare are common but the Pangolin is rare. The reptilians are represented by the mugger Marsh crocodile (highest population among all protected areas in India), the Indian Star Tortoise and the Monitor Lizard in the water areas of the sanctuary. Snakes are found in the bushes and forest. Pythons are sighted at times along the stream banks. Gir has been used by the Gujarat State Forest Department which adopted the Indian Crocodile Conservation Project in 1977 and released close to 1000 Marsh crocodile reared in Gir rearing centre into the Kamaleshwar lake and other reservoirs and small water bodies in and around Gir.

The plentiful avifauna population has more than 300 species of birds, most of which are resident. The scavenger group of birds has 6 recorded species of Vultures. Some of the typical species of Gir include Crested Serpent Eagle, endangered Bonelli's Eagle, Crested Hawk-eagle, Brown Fish Owl, Great Horned Owl, Bush Quail (or Quailbush), Pygmy Woodpecker, Black-headed Oriole, Crested Tree swift and Indian Pitta.

Location & Climate :

Gir lies between 20 to 40 N and 20 to 50 E longitudes. Gir has a tropical monsoon climate os three seasons i.e summer, winter & monsoon.
The temperature drops down in winter and rises in summer.

Sasan Gir is the headquarter of Gir National Park & Sanctuary your ideal getaway when in gir . Situated on the bank of River Hiren in village Bhalchel, It is in a mango orchard spread over an acres. It has 21 nicely decorated double bedded rooms and tents with view of the river, mountain and orchard with running hot & cold water.

There are excellent short walks in the forest adjoining the resort where one can observe birdlife, reptiles and the rich natural life of Gir. It has a botanical garden with different varieties of mangos, palms, flowers, herbs and other medicinal plants. educational tours, photo safari, villages safari & conferences.

Accessibility :
Diu Airport : - 110 Kms , Rajkot Airport - 150 Kms

Road Distance : Ahmedabad to Sasan ( 381 Kms ) , Somnath to Sasan (45 Km, Junagadh to Sassan (60 Kms), Rajkot to Sasan ( 150 Km )

 
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Wildlife Tour Packages  
 
 
    Golden Triangle with Tiger Tour
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations Covered:
 Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore -
Jaipur -Delhi
  Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Duration :  07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered:  
Delhi - Jaipur - Puskkar - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
       
   India Tiger Trail Tour
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered:
Delhi Ranthambore Kanha Bandhavgarh Delhi
  Discover Wildlife India Tour
Duration :  16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations Covered:  
Delhi Nagpur - Pench - Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna - Khajuraho Orcha Agra Ranthambore Jaipur - Delhi
       
  Taj Mahal with Kanha National Park Tour
Duration :  08 Nights / 09 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi - Jaipur Bharatpur Agra Kanha - Delhi
  Indian Tiger with Khajuraho & Agra Tour
Duration :  12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi Ranthambore Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna Khajuraho Gwaliar Agra Delhi.
       
  Agra-Jaipur with Tiger Parks & Khajuraho Tour
Duration :  14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi - Jaipur Bharatpur Agra Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna Khajuraho Delhi
  Taj Mahal  with Tiger Parks & Khajuraho - Varanasi
Duration :  15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi - Jaipur Bharatpur Agra Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna Khajuraho varanasi - Delhi
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