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  • Tourism in Sasan Gir

    If you are looking for a unique destination to travel to, then perhaps it is a good idea to get little information about Sasan Gir. Favoring the interests of the tourists, there are wide and varied destinations in India. Today, India is one of the world’s most adventurous travel destinations to unleash the thrill and delight. Gujarat is a vast state which has abundant appealing attractions among which Sasan Gir stands upfront.

  • History of Sasan Gir

    It was acknowledged as Sasan Gir National Park in the year 1975. It grabs the merit of being the first forest where huge numbers of Asiatic lions were found in natural habitat. Although Sasan Gir was ruled by british people, Kings and Nawabs, all of them were extremely proud in killing the lions without mercy.

  • wildlife attraction

    The main wildlife attraction in the Gir National Park is the lion. Besides lion, various variety of wild animals are found in this park which are the Wild boar, Bear, Panther, Jackal, Sambar, Spotted deer, Striped Hyena, Leopard, Nilgai, Chinkara gazelle, Jungle cat, Black napped hare, Common langur, Porcupine, Langur, Blackbuck, Mongoose and the Indian Chousingha, the four horned antelope. The rusty spotted cat has been recorded in the Gir.

  • Lion

    Gir Sanctuary is the last and only home of the critically endangered Asiatic Lion. These lions are a smaller more compact version of their African version, and are best viewed at dawn or dusk when they are on the move. The major difference between the two is that the African Lion appears larger than the Indian Lion because of its large and luxuriant mane.

  • Leopards

    Leopard is considered to be one of the most beautiful and graceful animals in the jungle, also the most dangerous one. Popularly known as the Prince of Cats, this animal is the most adaptable from the family of predators, one the reason why it occupies a much larger spread of Gujarat forest cover, and in Gir National Park it has been found in all the varied habitats and vegetation types. The approximate population of 210 Leopards resides within the sanctuary area.

  • Reptiles

    Not leaving the water predators behind, Mash crocodiles are often seen along the Kamleshwar Dam Site. Another major attraction among the reptile population of Gir National Park are the numerous non-venomous Snakes such as the Indian Rock Python along with the four venomous varieties, which are Indian Cobra, Common Krait, Saw Scaled Viper, Russell's Viper.

  • Other Attractions

    Among the lesser-known wildlife of Gir National Park include the most common animal that can be sighted in the sanctuary is the Chital or Spotted Deer. Others main wild attractions are Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambhar, Black Bucks, the four horned Antelope, Wild Boar, Indian Flying Foe, Grey Musk Shrew, Indian Hare, Pale Hedgehog, Small Indian Mangoose, Small Indian Civet, Indian Pangolin, Indian Porcupine, Ratel, Indian Fox, and Jackal. The three smaller wildcats - the Jungle Cat, Desert Cat and the Rusty Spotted Cat, also inhabit Gir forest, which shows that the forest is not just meant for the protection of Lions, but the whole of the cat family.

  • Rich and Varied Bird life

    The forest is also rich in bird life, and an estimated of 300 species are found inhabiting Gir National Park over the years. Many wildlife experts say that if Gir has not been a Lion sanctuary, it could have easily passed off as a protected area for the incredible diversity of birds that it harbours. The avifauna in here occupies the forest floors, small plants and shrubs and even the canopy of the trees. The Paradise Flycatcher, Black Headed Cuckoo Shrike, Pied Woodpecker, Bonelli's Eagle, Creset Serpant Eagle, Painted Sandgrouse, Bush Quail and Grey Patridge are among the varieties that are commonly found over here.

  • Important Information

    1.Do not disturb the animals during day time as most of the nocturnal animals sleep during day time.
    2.Do not try to irritate the animals or make them angry by teasing them.
    3.Take official guides along with you on the park trip.
    4.Do not smoke inside the park.
    5.Do not use flash or intrusive photography.
    6.For the safety of the visitors, walking and hiking within the vicinity of the park is not allowed.
    7.Camping and picnicking is not allowed within the park.

  • Animals of Gir National Park



    English Name

    Scientific Name

    Local Name

    Insectivorous Soricidae Grey Musk Shrew Sencus murinus Chachunder
    Insectivorous Erinaceidae Pale Hedgehog Paraechinus micropus Shero
    Chiroptera Pteropodidae Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus Shiyal
    Chiroptera Pteropodidae Short Nosed fruit bat Cynopteerus sphinx Chamachidiyu
    Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Indian pipistrelle Pipstrellus coromandra -
    Chiroptera Emballonuridae Bearded Sheattailed Bat Tophozous melanopogon -
    Primates Cercopithecidae Hanuman Langur Presbytis entellus Hanuman Langur
    Pholidata Manidae Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata Kidikhau
    Lagomorpha Leoporide Indian Hare Lepus nigricollis Sasloo
    Rhodentia Sciuridaeatus Five stripped farm squirrel Funambulus pennanti Panch tapkavali
    Rhodentia Cricetidae Indian Gerbille Tetra Indica Ooonder
    Rhodentia Meridae Field Mouse Mus boonduga Kshetriya Oonder
    Rhodentia Meridae Common house rat Rattus rattus rattus oonder
    Rhodentia Meridae Kutch Rock Rat Rattus rattus girensis Kutch Oonder
    Rhodentia Meridae Rock Rat Rattus rattus rufescens Oonder
    Rhodentia Meridae Bandicoat Rat Bandicota indica
    Rhodentia Meridae Indian Mole Rat Bandica bengalensis
    Rhodentia Hystelidae Indian Porcupine Hystrix indica Shahudi
    Carnivora Canidae Jackal Canis aureus Shiyal
    Carnivora Canidae Indian Fox Vulpes engalensis Lonkdi
    Carnivora Mustelidae Ratal or Honey Badger Mellivora capensis Ghokhodiya
    Carnivora Viverridae Small Indian Civet Vivericula indica Vij
    Carnivora Herpestidae Common Mongoose Herpestes edwadsi Naliya
    Carnivora Herpestidae Small Indian Mongoose Herpestes auropunctatus Nano Naliya
    Carnivora Herpestidae Ruddy Mongoose Herpestes smithi Naliya
    Carnivora Hyaenidae Stripped Hyena Hyaena hyaena Jharakh
    Carnivora Felidae Asiatic Lion Panthera Leo parsica Sinh
    Carnivora Felidae Leopard / Panther Panthera pardus Dipdo
    Carnivora Felidae Jungle cat Felis Chaus Jungli Biladi
    Carnivora Felidae Desert cat Felis Libyca Raan Biladi
    Carnivora Felidae Rusty Spotted cat Felis rubignosa Taapkavari Biladi
    Artiodactyla Suidae Indian Wild Boar Sus Scrofa Jungli Bhund
    Artiodactyla Cervidae Sambar Cervus unicolor Sambar
    Artiodactyla Cervidae Chital/Spotted Deer Axis axis Chital
    Artiodactyla Bovidae Chinkara / Indian Gazelle Gazelle gazelle Chinkara
    Artiodactyla Bovidae Blackbuck Antilope cervicapra Kaliyar
    Artiodactyla Bovidae Chowsingha Tetracerus quadricornis Chowsingha
    Artiodactyla Bovidae Nilgai / Blue bull Baselaphus tragocamelus Nilgai
    Name of Animals Population
    Lion 411
    Leopard 500
    Hyaena 147
    Chital 46000
    Sabar 3870
    Nil Gai 1040
    Chowsingha 700
    Chinkara 510
    Wild Boar 3310