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Guide for Sasan Gir in Gujarat (Only abode for Asiatic Lions)

Gir National Park  and Wildlife Sanctuary,   also known as Sasan Gir, is a forest and wildlife sanctuary near Talala Gir in Gujarat, India.

It is located 43 km (27 mi) north-east of Somnath, 65 km (40 mi) south-east of Junagadh and 60 km (37 mi) south-west of Amreli.

It was established in 1965, with a total area of 1,412 km2 (545 sq mi), of which 258 km2 (100 sq mi) is fully protected as national park and 1,153 km2 (445 sq mi) as wildlife sanctuary. It is part of the Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion.

In the 19th century, the rulers of Indian princely states used to invite the British colonists for hunting expeditions. At the end of the 19th century, only about a dozen Asiatic lions were left in India, all of them in the Gir Forest, which was part of the Nawab of Junagarh's private hunting grounds. Today, it is the only area in Asia, where Asiatic lions occur, and is considered one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. The Gir ecosystem with its diverse flora and fauna is protected as a result of the efforts of the government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs. However, faced with a drastic drop in the lion population in Gir, after British viceroys brought to his attention the plight of the lion in Asia, the sanctuary is the jewel of Gujarat's ecological resources. His son, Nawab Muhammad Mahabat Khan III  later assisted in the conservation of the lions whose population had plummeted to only 20 through slaughter for trophy hunting.

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 main herbivores of Gir are chital, nilgai, sambar, four-horned antelope, chinkara and wild boar. Blackbucks from the surrounding area are sometimes seen in the sanctuary.

Among the smaller mammals, porcupine and hare are common, but the pangolin is rare. The reptiles are represented by the mugger crocodile, Indian cobra, tortoise and monitor lizard which inhabit the sanctuary's bodies of water. Snakes are found in the bush and forest. Pythons are sighted at times along the stream banks. Gir has been used by the Gujarat State Forest Department which formed the Indian Crocodile Conservation Project in 1977 and released close to 1000 marsh crocodiles into Lake Kamaleshwar and other small bodies of water in and around Gir.


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Adler Tours

36 Credits Price: USD/hr
  • Location:
  • India - Surat
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Languages:
  • English
    Hindi
  • Transports:
  • Bus
    Car
    Train
    Motobicycle
    Foot
    Bicycle
  • Availability:
  • Day
    Night
    Weekday
    Weekend
  • Interest:
  • Art & Culture
    Food & Drink
    Nature & Environment
    Sports & Adventures
    Religion & Philosophy
    Politics & Social Activities
    Education & Family life
About me:

Adler Tours based in Gujarat,India is the largest online travel agent in India. Its extensive network allows it to bring you great deals on the last minute vacation deals that suit every occasion and... See more

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