Gir National Park & Sanctuary and Gir Interpretation Zone, Devalia will remain closed for visitors from 17-29 March,2020 to prevent any accidental spread of COVID-19. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I book a safari for Gir?

Gir forest safari can be booked online by paying INR 4300/jeep (for Indians) and INR 13,800 (for foreigners).

Is Gir Safari Safe?

Yes, it is safe. Safaris are arranged by the Government and each jeep is provided with a trained guide.

What is the best time to visit Gir Forest?

December to March is the ideal time to visit Gir Forest.

What is the difference between Gir jungle trail and Devalia safari?

Gir Jungle trail is a jeep safari conducted in the core area of the national park. Devalia safari, on the other hand, is conducted on a bus inside the protected area of the National park.

How do I get to GIR from Somnath?

The driving distance from Somnath to Gir is near about 50 km and it will take approximately one hour to cover this distance. Both GSRTC buses and private buses are available from Somnath to travel to Gir.

How many lions are there in Gir?

There are 523 lions in the Gir National Park.

Is private vehicle allowed in Gir National Park?

Some private vehicles that run in petrol are allowed inside the Gir National Park. But you must take a driver and a guide.

How do I get to GIR by train?

Veraval and Junagadh are the two nearest railway stations to the Gir National Park. Choosing the Rajkot railway station lying at a distance of 165km is another desirable option. Trains to all major cities are available from these stations.

How far is Gir Forest from Ahmedabad?

Gir forest lies at a distance of 343 km from Ahmedabad and the cities are connected by railways and roadways.

Why Gir national park is famous?

The Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest-cum-sanctuary that is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat. The National Park is famous for being the only residence of the Asiatic Lion.

What is Gir Devalia safari?

The Gir National Park arranges a safari inside Devalia or the Gir Interpretation Zone on a bus. You can avail of the safari according to a suitable time as it's conducted almost every day.

What is Gir Jungle Trail?

To offer you an exciting experience, the Gir National Park authority arranges for a Lion safari also termed as Gir Jungle Trail. Professional guides or trackers accompany open vehicles.

Which animal found in Gir National Park?

Gir National Park is famous for the Asiatic Lion. Two other deer species- the Chowsingha and the Sambhar are also spotted here.

How far is Gir Forest from Rajkot?

Rajkot lays around 129 km away from the Gir National Park. The road distance is however 162.8 km.

Gir National Park Cancellation policy?

In the case that you have to drop your booking, try to do it before ten days to get a 75% discount. Safaris that are canceled before five days are subjected to a half return, and those dropped before two days will get a 25% discount. No refund is offered if you cancel your booking in an interval of fewer than two days.

How many days we can book Gir Jeep Safari?

Gir jeep safari is available almost every day in a week. You can avail of a safari both at dawn and dusk.