Gir National Park
Every year, a galore of travelers comes to India to taste the geographical diversity the country possesses. We were among them when we decided to explore the forest areas of Gujarat. ” Gir National Park Booking Online Here”.
Moving towards Diu, we took a quick stoppage at the bird sanctuary. Though we were pretty optimistic about the place, birds’ nominal sights forced us to think otherwise. Hence, we started our journey towards the Gir National Park. Although we had to drive our vehicle through rugged surfaces, the path brought us to the forest area of Gir within two hours. We went to our stay naming Gir Birding Lodge and finished our lunch to start our first drive.
We had to go through Gir Safari Booking a few months before our arrival at the place, and at the same time, we booked our lodge as well. A Maruti Suzuki jeep then came to receive us. After a five-minute drive from our cottage, we thought, we reached the actual forest area of Sasan Gir. But alas, it was the area from where travelers get their permits to roam the place.
David, one of our companions, gets into the crowd along with our driver, and we had to stand in different queues to register the number of our gypsy and to get stamps on our permits. After noting our passport details, the officials working there allocated our routes. Afterward, we received the permit for carrying our cameras. At that time, we were all raced up to witness the splendor of the forest possesses. When we reached one of the entrances of the national reserve area, our papers were rechecked.
Our journey at Gir Forest starts with the sights of teak trees shading their leaves. One of the mentionable things we witnessed that before falling, the leaves became dusty brown, and every time our jeep’s wheels were falling over them, we heard crackling sounds. A small ford came in our path. Many travelers were out of their vehicles to click pictures of themselves standing in front of the water body. Intriguingly, all of them refused to take a look at the big-sized poster with a photo of a crocodile munching on a man.
We took several halts to capture various birds in the frame. My favorite one is of a tiny owlet keeping its head out from a tree hole. On that very day, we also encountered deer of multiple species. Some mongooses, sambur, and blue bulls were also there. The entire world knows Gir as the last place on the earth where Asiatic lions reside. Hence, we had hoped to encounter one of them. But, it seemed, fortune wasn’t with us that day.
However, a big-sized eagle came to our notice. It was eating a white-colored water snake, sitting on a tree branch. Then, we returned to our lodge and finished dinner right after six o clock as in the morning we had to hit the jungle again to check whether we were lucky enough to cross paths with the regal beasts.