According to a recent survey, it is noted that every year around 70 thousand tourists visit Gir National Park. However, mainly in the winter season, uncountable heads are seen in the park, which tempted the forest department to create an interpretation zone named Devaliya Park, providing t enormous sightseeing opportunities in this zone, capturing the wide variety of avifauna to the rarest wildlife species in the jungle.
About Devalia Park
The park is protected with chain-fence, comprising 412 hectares of area, also known as the mini version of the Sasan Gir. It is also said that sick lions or lionesses who are expecting mothers reside in this zone. The forest department takes proper care of those felines. At Devalia Park, one can spot other wilds like Sambar deer, jackals, crocodiles, leopards, elephants, and the mesmerizing birdlife.
Some also say that the Devaliya Park is known for its indefinite and beautiful birds, living here for decades. Visitors can explore this place throughout the year except for Wednesday as it remains closed on that day. Also, the savannah habitat and the other flora are the park’s major attractions.
About Safari in the Park
The territory became a tourist hotspot as they could see the wild beast moving freely in the jungle with their babies. Hence to get the unforgettable sights of wilderness, the forest department has organized safaris in the jeep, canter so that people could go inside the forest followed by a guide who navigates them in spotting the tigers more easily. Get tickets from Gir Safari Booking before you enter the park.
The safaris are available on a bus and a gypsy. On a bus, you can venture to the park for five hours. And on a gypsy, it took one hour to see the entire forest. Most of the time, people prefer jeep safari, as they give the pickup and dripping facilities from the hotel. Safaris are fully controlled by the forest department and the government of Gujarat; no outside influence is tolerated. You can book the tickets in advance by Gir Online Booking to avoid the rush for the entrance tickets.
How to Reach The Zone
To reach Devaliya Park, you have to arrive at Junagadh station. From there hire a taxi which will take you to your destination. Several buses are plying for different cities by road, which can directly escort you to the park or drop you at the Junagadh junction. If you take a flight, you can reach the nearest airport zone and hire a cab to reach Devalia Safari.