Sasan Gir National Park
Sasan Gir National Park
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The Gir National Park is open from Mid - October onwards till mid June & The Devaliya Safari park (Gir Interpretation Zone) is open throughout the year. The Devalia Safari Park closed on every wednesday.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Rahul G
    New Delhi, India219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Devalia safari
    since the Gir safari is closed, the only option to view the exotic lions is the devaliya safari. well, maintain tours. gypsies are not clean but the driver and the security guard try their best for the tourists to look at the lions. I saw 5 lions and many other animals. the lions are in perfect health. a must-visit place to see the lions.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Indranil C
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lions of Gir
    This was an exceptionally worthwhile holiday destination. The ticketing process was smooth. The safari organisers had everything planned immaculately. The tour guides and drivers showered us with information and the flora and fauna was a nature lovers delight. Accomodation at the park is in plenty and of varying prices to suit everyones budget
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Jaya99_M
    Singapore, Singapore103 contributions
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    Healthy Asiatic Lions
    Great location for Asiatic Lion siting. Managed to see 2 large males as well as n adolescent male who confusingly came within 2m of my jeep. Note that foreigners are charged 1400 rupees to bring a personal camera while locals are charged 200Rp. No charge for handphone camera. Lions are healthy and there seems to be sufficient prey for them in the forest.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • LoloD
    Mumbai, India262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Àn excellent experience - highly recommended
    We had a wonderful experience. The park is well organised and the safaris conducted really well. It's an easy process booking the permit online. Once you have the permit the jeep and guide can be arranged easily. The vehicles were well maintained and guides very professional. Sightings of birds and animals including lions was good for us. The infrastructure is clean, plastic free and we'll maintained. Toilets were very clean - something we have never seen in other national parks.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Kabir
    Pune, India9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good safari experience
    The overall experience of the safari was excellent. We were a family of 4 and had opted for early morning safari. We were able to spot many animals like deer, monkey, peacock and also the majestic gir lion. The guide and gypsy driver were very knowledgeable and friendly. We really enjoyed our trip.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Kem1609
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A 'Must do' experience
    Our trip to Gia did not disappoint: this was an exceptional experience. Safaris are in jeeps of 4, 6 or 8 and each jeep has a Guide/Naturalist and a driver. We had 7 drives 4 early morning and 3 late afternoon. We would recommend that you get there early (5.20am) to get your jeep and guide organised. We would recommend that this is pre booked well in advance: we had booked about 11 months ahead. It can take a while for the staff and route to be allocated as there are a number of guides and routes to be coordinated which takes time and you need to be ready as the gates open at 6am Within minutes of our first game drive we spotted a male lion walking down the road, we were so excited to see one so soon! At the end of the drive we spotted a leopard very clearly sneaking through the undergrowth!! Our luck with lions continued over each of the 7 drives with clear sightings of a number. Our leopard sightings were low but these are incredibly elusive and therefore difficult to spot so we were more than excited with our one clear sighting. There is usually one stop on the 3 hour drive where there are toilets for men and woman. These are normally clean and western style. Gir is not only about the lions and leopards although these are clearly the biggest draw. There were lots of deer, fabulous and colourful birds (the 3 species of Owls a firm favourite) and a range of other mammals. We were lucky to see the 2 types of mongoose, grey and ruddy, Indian hare and wild boar. A trip to Gir is about seeing nature at its best but nothing is guaranteed. It is important to remember that on the whole any sightings are by chance rather than by managing the drive. We were incredibly lucky!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 March 2024
  • shekhar
    New Delhi, India799 contributions
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    Exceptional experience
    Sasan Gir National park and safari is out of the world experience. If you are lucky you can see plenty of Lions and other animals. Few suggestions for tourist, kindly do booking of safari and permit at least one week in advance. Wear full sleeves clothes and full mask and cover head. This is to save from dust in jungle. Have good camera and avoid making noise and just listen to guide along with jeep. Early morning safari is best to sight the wildlife.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Mansi Garg
    Ahmedabad, India7 contributions
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    Devaliya Park (Gir Interpretation Zone)
    I went to the Devaliya Park (Gir Interpretation zone). Key features 1. It has bus safari which costs 250 per person. Quite economical 2. It is of shorter duration. The regular safari last 3 hrs but this one is of 45 minutes 3. It’s almost certain to see the lions in the journey. 4. One can also spot multiple leopards and tigers in enclosure 5. Devalia park also has a garden for kids and an amazing souvenir shop with good quality tshirts and caps.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 April 2024
  • Harsh Mohan Neekhra
    Bhopal, India591 contributions
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    A majestic jungle
    This is a must-visit destination. The park is full of a variety of animals. We got to see, Lions (twice in our 2 safaris), Wild Boars, Monkeys, hundreds of Peacocks and peahens, a Paradise Flycatcher, Pond Heron, Turtles, Hare, Painted Stork, Crane, Neelgai, thousands of spotted deer (Chital), Sambhar deers and some more. The park is regularly patrolled. The guides are well-informed and the drivers are quite disciplined. You aren't allowed to carry any food inside the park. There are toilets inside the park. The souvenir shop is near the main office outside the park. We loved it through and through and would love to return someday. The Gypsy can pick you up directly from the hotel if you inform them in advance. The safari route and the guide will still be assigned at the main office. We were assigned a route during our first evening safari which also took us to the Kamaleshwar dam. We sighted 2 lions and a lioness the next day during our morning safari.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2024
  • habib shaikh
    Gandhinagar, India43 contributions
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    Sasan Gir Jungle Safari
    Sasan gir is the only residence of Asiatic Lions. I regularly visited sasan gir. Gir is one of my favourite place and I visited around 10 times. I visit twice a year with family and friends. May'24 is my first visit in calendar year. This is one of my best trip. We booked Gir Jungle Safari Gypsy and saw around 10 lions Different location on the route. We stayed in Gokul Farm house, Bhojde. Nice farm house with great hospitality.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 July 2024
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Sachin Desai
Nadiad, India272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
I just visited gir jungle trail on 14th January 2021 with my family... And this time i was so lucky we Spotted 5 lioness together, deers, crocodile.. We booked safari from our hotel. And they charged 5000/- with pickup and drop, gypsy, guide but it was too costly so i highly recommend never book safari from any particular hotel or resort because they take heavy charges.. Originally its cost 2900/- and if you want pickup drop service then you have to pay Rs. 500/- extra.. We got route number 6 and our timimg was 3pm to 6pm...there is no law that you r doing morning safari and spot lion its completely depends on luck.. But must be try to take early morning safari or last safari.. As per my experience..
Written 17 January 2021
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abhisheksen23
Pune, India182 contributions
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Jan 2021 • Family
We visited Gir national park in the 1st week of January for a 3nights stay. Did 5 open jeep safaris and had an wonderful experience to share. 

The trip actually happened by chance! We initially planned to visit tadoba which was due for a long time.. But by the time we decided and gathered all resources to book, I guess we were a couple of days late as all the options was full in terms of safari. 

Disappointed we were thinking of options and was closing in for a hill station near goa, when my wife chanced upon Gir as an option. 

I had seen tigers before in other national parks but lions and that to asiatic lion immediately exited me and at once started looking for options. 

Again I felt I must have missed out on safari bookings as this is heavy tourist time but to my surprise there was availability. 

I believe owing to covid 19 and restriction of foreign nationals must be the reason behind this availability. 

We at once booked all safaris, resort to stay and travel to avoid any mishaps that may happen. 

With lots of expectations and fully geared up (it was extremely cold in the morning)  we went for our 1st safari. At the entrance gate when our guide stopped to show our permits, we heard the roar of a lion at a close distance.. It's was really exciting and we knew that the next 3 days is going to be lot of fun.. 

During the 5 safaris (gate no 10, 6,7, 12 & 4) we did get to see 8 set of lions (16 individual in total) 2 leopards, crocodile, jackals, nilguys, wild boars, countless deers both spotted and Sambar deer, number of birds including 2 different types of owls and hawks. I mean we couldn't have asked for anyone more. 

Lioness sitting at a distance of 10m with its mate a bit far away with a half eaten Buffalo is the highlight of this trip.. 

We wished to see the very very elusive stripped hyena but I guess it's ok, you can't get everything that you want. 

Overall I feel it's a complete trip with lots of memories to charish for a long long time. 

Written 20 January 2021
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AlgarveMon
Albufeira, Portugal324 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Very well organized allocation of drivers & guides, who were all very good. We were interested in all aspects of the park, not just lions. It’s a very big park with long drives through very similar areas of vegetation. Wildlife, whilst we were there was very few & far between. Having been to other parks in India, we have found them to be more of a variety of landscape and animals. However, having said all that, we were fortunate enough to have 11 sightings of lions, including several very close. We did feel the rangers were not only there to protect them, but also seemed to help stage good viewings. It did not seem to stress the animals though.
Written 22 February 2020
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beyondtravel
Mumbai, India1,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Located 40 kms from Somnath, the exclusive lion national park is a heritage wild life park housing rare plants, animals like Asiatic lion, neelghai, leopard etc. Home to 550 lions, lioness and cubs is reserve of the rare lions.
Entry permit is 200 per person, add 1700 for open jeep safari, 400 for guide. Well established and maintained, however routes and luck determine your safari. We were ultra lucky to spot a mating lion and lioness and experience the roar of the king. Ample facilities, reasonable shopping options for trousers, jackets, food are available near gate. The safari is unique, however national park houses caged animals and bred wild life at display. The experience is unique cos of Open jeep and guide your only safety at the wild (2.5 hour safari)
Written 29 January 2020
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Satyam
Pune, India2 contributions
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Dec 2020 • Couples
Jungle safari was first time experience for me. It was of 3 hours journey (around 40 km). It costs 2100(jeep) + 1000 (permit charge)= 3100. You will get to see 7-8 types of animals/birds. People go there to watch Lion and you will definitely get to see them. They create suspense as if you have only slight chances of seeing lion but atleast once, you will get to see. It was not very fascinating but one time experience.
Written 28 December 2020
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Vivek M
Noida, India22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It is worth visiting. Time of visit should be either early in the morning or in the evening safari. Safaris are booked online and kindly carry Rs 2400/- in cash to pay for the Jeep and the Guide. Once the guide is allotted, discuss with hi the probability of siting the lion or lioness and get the route changed if possible in case same route is not allotted. Carry a good camera or a smart phone with good camera with good zoom to record videos or take photographs of animals, which are normally sort of hidden or at distance. Water bottle must be carried as trip is of roughly three hours w/o any support. Best season is after the winters when land and trees, bushes starts becoming brown and leafless. Sighting of animals will be easy at distances.
Written 19 June 2022
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aquilbusrai
Amritsar, India5 contributions
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Feb 2020
A National Park should be wild and free. I was surprised to see presence of many Rangers inside the Park actually sitting in circle near a a small fire barely 40 feet from a pride. They also CALL Out to lions and they respond !! Such high level of Human Interference makes the lions look domesticated and robs the charm of watching them wild. These forest officials take pride in calling lions and walking with them. I am fro wildlife to be left wild and not for turning such National Parks into a large Zoo !!
Written 10 March 2020
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Devendra G
India989 contributions
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May 2019
We visited the girl national park alongwith family. Firstly, it is a mamoth task to get a safari trip booked after reaching gir. At the time of booking the package, make sure that you have requested for morning safari booking. We booked the safari on reaching gir, our driver was in the queue for night to get the booking.

We were near the park around 5.00 AM for the morning safari. We could spot deers, wild boars etc. However, we could not spot any lion. However, we understand from the local that the best possibility of sighting the lion is in a early morning safari.
Written 7 April 2020
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knitsandy
New Delhi, India13 contributions
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Nov 2019
I was on holiday trip to Gujrat with my parents and in Laws in nov 2019.We were six people.We had planned to visit Gir forest.So I booked online permit throung Gir official website,It was Wednesday,so was not able to book Devalia Safari,Otherwise i booked it also for sure. I booked early morning safari.I issited for Route no 6 at the gyspsy hiring counter,but all went in vain ,because no sighting of Lion,and Jungle is of no worth,beacause it is not so dence like Jim Corbett and others.So it was not good for me,but it happens when you to for jungle visit,So my recommendation go for Devalia park (Closes on Wednesday)for sure as there is 100% sighting of Lion because it is like a open Zoo.So overall rating for safari is average.
Written 8 January 2020
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paryatan_Family
Vadodara, India51 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Family
Highly recommended for any one. You will get to see Lions upclose.

It’s well organised and one of the best safari in India. Permits are online and prices are fixed so you don’t have to go through any hassle of bargaining.

Do make a visit to devalia as well but before you go to main safari.
Written 22 June 2020
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