The Gir National Park is one of Gujarat’s many fascinating wildlife preserves. It is known for being the only place in the world where Asiatic Lions can be found. In fact, Gir is only second to the African continent in terms of lion sightings in the wild. Gir has also gained notoriety for successfully rescuing Asiatic Lions from extinction. Aside from lions, Gir is home to a variety of other animals, mainly birds. Gir piques interest even more because it is home to two tribes: the Maldharis and the African-born Siddis. It’s fascinating to see how these courageous tribes coexist with nature.
Each day, there are three safari tours available for Gir, starting at 6.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m., and 3.30 p.m. During the summer, the times are usually 30 minutes earlier. While the 6.30 a.m. travel is the best, the difference is minor during the winter. Safari is frequently discontinued during the monsoon season.
Each vehicle is issued 30 entry permits, for a total of 90 journeys per day. When the season is at its peak, the number typically rises to 150 a day.
It has been discovered that 100 percent of these vehicles’ permits are granted entirely online.
The permit is valid for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 6 passengers in an open 4 X 4 Jeep Safari. You can also travel in your own vehicle; however, it must be a Euro 3 compliant gasoline vehicle. If there are less than three persons, you can combine your resources with others.
To obtain a permit and avoid any last-minute trouble, you must apply at least 90 days in advance, along with a photo ID for each person in your group of no more than 6 individuals, or you can conduct advance booking on your own by logging on to the www.girlion.in website.
Every vehicle travels on two paths, entering from one and exiting from the other.
There are eight routes in total, and these 30 vehicles travel along with them in the three slots described earlier.
The route is chosen at random by the park officials for the initial booking, but if you return for a second visit, the park authorities will consider your request to choose a different route.
It is a good idea to go on a trip to Gir forest and enjoy the Sasan gir jungle safari ride. For advance booking, you can visit our website online.