Gir National Park habitat of the world-famous Asiatic lions
Gir National Park is the only place in the world outside of Africa where a lion can be seen in its natural habitat.
Gir National Park is the only place in the world outside of Africa where a lion can be seen in its natural habitat. Gir's lion is a majestic animal, averaging 2.75 meters long, and with a larger tail, thicker elbow tufts and prominent belly folds than its African cousin which has a larger mane. Gir is home to 40 mammal species and 425 bird species.
We all know that Gir National Park is the only natural habitat of the world-famous Asiatic lions. Thanks to our jeep safaris you will have the opportunity to observe these rare Asian lions along with thousands of other elusive wildlife and hard to spot birds such as uncommon Asian wild asses, hyenas, Gir foxes, pygmy woodpecker, brown fish owl and black buck etc. .
The Gir National Park, located about 60 km. from Junagadh in the Gujarat region, it is one of the oldest sanctuaries in India and is synonymous with the majestic Asiatic Lion.
Most of the area is made up of rugged hills, with high ridges and densely wooded valleys, wide grassy plateaus and isolated peaks. There are also areas of the park with open scrub and savannah-type lawns. This variety of vegetation favors the life of a wide range of animals.
Along with the famous lions, other animals and reptiles in the park include the chital (Indian spotted deer), sambar, chinkara, blackbuck, leopard, jungle cat, langur, striped hyena, wild boar, gray musk shrew, marsh crocodiles, Russell's viper , Indian python and monitor lizard. Gir is also home to over 300 bird species, many of which can be seen all year round: Malabar whistling thrush, paradise flycatcher, crested serpent eagle, king vulture, pelicans, painted storks to name a few some.
Our tours in Gir National Park (Gujarat)We have other organized tours to visit Gir National Park.
If you don't find a tour that satisfies you needs, we can organize one only for you!