Things You Should not miss during Your Trip to Sasan Gir

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Located in the Junagadh district, Gir National Park is the most famous tourist spot in India as it is the only place where you can find the Asiatic lions. Thus tourists from all over the nation visit this Gir wildlife sanctuary every year in large numbers.

This place is known as a true paradise for nature as well as wildlife lovers. It includes so many interesting activities and visiting beautiful places which you can not miss if you are in Sasan Gir.

Here we have given the list of things should not be missed and how to make your trip a memorable one:

Sasan Gir Safari

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Visiting Sasan Gir means obviously you would be going for jungle safari in Sasan Gir. The first & foremost thing you should do is to make an online Sasan Gir safari booking. Because if you are not opting for that, you might have to stand in long queues at the last moment.

The timings for Gir Safari are 8 AM to 11 AM and 3 PM to 5 PM.

Bird Watching in Gir Forest

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You can witness almost 300+ migratory birds within the boundaries of Gir forest in their natural habitat. Sasan Gir forest is a home to some of the rarest bird species & some beautiful migratory birds also fly over every year. So, if you are a bird lover, this is your spot!!

Shopping Tribal Handcrafted Items

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Get yourself indulged into some shopping. Pick up some of the colorful Gujarati clothing items as well as some beautiful handicrafts & decorative items which will be easily available near Gir wildlife sanctuary’s entry as well as exit gate.

The Eccentric Tribal Festivals

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You will find two communities here – Siddis & Maldharies. These two tribes in Gir wildlife sanctuary celebrate some striking festivals and they also let the visitors join them. And you can never miss their very famous Dhamal dance at any cost.

Crocodile Breeding Center in Gir National Park

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A quick visit to this breeding center will let you understand the importance of conserving the beautiful yet scary reptiles. This experience is something you should never miss while you are in Sasan Gir. So, plan your schedule accordingly and definitely make time for learning how the crocodiles are bred?!

So, this is the end of our list. Plan your trip accordingly so that you do not miss any of the part we have mentioned above.

If you want to know more, please visit the website or give a call. You can also send your query in email.

Sighting Lions at Gir National Park

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Gir National Park is the only place where you can find the asiatic lions in their natural habitat. The Gir National Park is open for visitors to explore and enjoy the thrilling safari experience at two different zones – one is Sasan Gir National park & another is Devalia Safari park aka Gir Interpretation Zone.

All of you must have seen lions as well as other wild animals & birds in the zoo, but witnessing the wild beast in their natural habitat is something words can never explain.

Unlike the zoo animals are not in cages, they are roaming freely around you giving you goosebumps.

The whole atmosphere is breathtaking with the dust from other visitor’s vehicles creating the movie scene kind of situation for you.

Difference between Gir National Park & Devalia Safari Park

Gir National park is like a natural wildlife sanctuary which is open for a limited number of people with prior permission, while Devalia Safari Park is more like an open zoo to reduce the overloading of Gir National Park. So, it is like a controlled version of Gir National park.

You will be taken for safari in an open jeep with a capacity of 7 people if you are opting  for Gir National Park while you will be taken in a closed bus with a capacity of 32 people in a closed bus.

About Exploring the Jungle of Sasan Gir

If you want to go for a jungle trail in an open jeep in Sasan Gir National park, you need to take prior online permits @ or contact us to make online Gir Lion safari booking in advance.

For online Gir Lion Safari booking you need to enter the identity card details of each person and all of those details will be verified at the counter.

There are 3 main slots for the lion safari:

  • Morning: 6:00 to 9:00 am & 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Evening: 3:00 to 6:00 pm

The maximum possibility to witness the lion is from 6 to 9 in morning as the temperature is low during early morning time allowing the lions to roam around freely.

Make sure you reach 30 minutes prior to your time-slot mentioned in your online permit.

You are supposed to reach 30 min before the starting time mentioned in your permit.

Once you are all set in a jeep, enjoy the 2-3 hours of jungle trails with your near & dear ones where spotting the king of jungle is pure luck.

About ‘Devalia Safari Park

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Devalia Safari Park is located approx 15 km from the Sinh Sadan. You need to hire a personal vehicle like some auto rickshaw to reach the Devalia park entry point if you don’t have a car with you.

As this is a comparatively smaller area, spotting the lion is almost certain. The duration of the safari tour is approx 30-40 minutes. There is an enclosure in this park which has leopards.

There’s no need for prior reservation or permit like Gir National Park.

Where to stay?


There are so many good hotels & resorts in Sasan Gir which are available for online hotel booking in Sasan Gir and advanced online Gir Lion Safari booking, but The Wilds Villa offers you the best stay experience compared to any other well built resort offering good stay experience in Sasan Gir.

If you want to make a booking in Sasan Gir with The Wilds Villa, please visit the website or give a call. You can also send your query in email.

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