Gir National Park - the refuge to the Asiatic lions
Gir National Park is the only place where one
can see the Asiatic lions apart from the African continent
in its natural habitat. Sasangir falls in the state of Gujarat.
You will be visiting Mumbai, the financial capital of India and Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat. Calico Museum is the premier textiles museum in the country at Ahmedabad. Accommodation will be provided in lodges and cottages which are normally made of material locally available.
This is a suggested tour. It can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Please contact us for a tailor made holiday.
Lion Safari-Gir National Park - Day 01- Arrival / MumbaiMeeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Lion Safari-Gir National Park - Day 02, Mumbai / AhmedabadEarly morning transfer to airport for flight to Ahmedabbad. On arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing of Ahmedabad. It is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. Overnight at hotel.
Lion Safari-Gir National Park - Day 03, Ahmedabad / Dasada (little Rann of Kutch)After breakfast drive 3 hrs to Dasada. On arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon safari into the Little Rann of Kutch wildlife sanctuary to see the wild ass. The Little Rann of Kutch offers exciting cross desert safaris, superb wildlife and colourful villages along the desert. The wild Ass is a strong animal and represents the horse tribe in India. The wildlife sanctuary also boasts of Ghudkhur that is not found anywhere in the world. Other animals include wolf, jackal, wild cats, blue bull and chinkara. Overnight at the Lodge.
Lion Safari-Gir National Park - Day 04, Dasada / SasangirAfter breakfast drive 5 hrs to Gir National Park. On arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon excursion to Gir National Park by jeep with naturalist. Although the Sasangir Sanctuary was created in 1913, but it only got the status of the Gir National Park in 1965 only. Gir National Park houses about 300 Asiatic lions. At one point of time, the population had dipped and the lions were on the brink of extinction. But after 1980 the population is on the rise. This is the only place where the Asiatic lions can been seen in its natural habitat apart from African continent. Gir National Park also have other species of animals like Chital, Chinkara (Gazelle), Four-Horned Antelope, Leopard, Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar and Wild Ass. Monkeys, Parrots and peacock can also be seen around the forest apart from large species of birds and flora and fauna. Gir National Park attracts a large number of tourists who can visit the park in jeeps and minibuses. Overnight at the lodge.
Lion Safari-Gir National Park - Day 05, SasangirMorning and evening excursion by jeep with naturalist into the Gir National Park. Overnight at the lodge.
Lion Safari-Gir National Park - Day 06, SasangirMorning and evening excursion by jeep with naturalist into the Gir National Park. Overnight at the lodge.
Lion Safari-Gir National Park - Day 07, Sasangir / Rajkot / Mumbai / DepartureAfter breakfast drive 3 hrs to Rajkot to board flight to Mumbai. On arrival proceed to international airport for flight to onward destination.