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Transportation idea for gir

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Transportation idea for gir

I'll be arriving somnath from dwarka and from somnath I'll like to go gir

Around 23-24 Oct .

Is it best time to visit gir or should I plan for November ?

How to reach gir ? Buses available or can u suggest cabs with prices ? N how to get cab ? Contact details ?

Also for gir safari do we need to do advance booking

Which is best time to visit gir morning or evening ?

What needs to keep in mind before going to gir Safari?


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For Gir jungle trail you need to book online permit in advance and then you will have to report at Sinh Sadan on your booking day and slot time. For cab look on TA and web to find some operators and the cost for a small vehicle will be around 2500 to 3000 after negotiations. Gir Jungle safari can be visited in the morning or evening at your convenience

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After 15th october is a good time to visit since the jungle safari remains closed till 15th october.

From somnath you can reach gir by either public transport i.e. government buses or you can hire a cab which will charge around 1500 INR. Finding a cab is easy and even the hotel you will stay at in Somnath can arrange one for you. The distance is only 45kms and it takes around 1hr to cover the distance due to not so good roads.

For gir jungle safari, there are two options.

Gir jungle trail: Open jeep safari which takes you inside the gir jungle and is a 2.5hrs trip inside the jungle where you will get an experience of the real forest.

Tip: Dont go with a mindset of sighting only the lion. Go with a mindset if experiencing jungle and spotting various animals and birds. If you will be able to spot a lion then it will be a jackpot. Going in with this in mind will help you enjoy the jungle ride as chances of spotting a lion are less. The best time to book this safari is 6-9am, other best time is 3-6pm. Expect the total cost of safari to be around 3500-4000 INR (800-1000 for permit which admits upto 6 people and is booked online on official government website girlion.in) 2100 INR for gypsy and 300 for guide which is booked right before your safari directly at the sasan gir forest office and is easily available. Camera charges are extra for cmeras above 7MP.

This needs to be booked in advance. There are limited permits and can be booked at maximum 3 months before the date you plan to visit. Gets sold out fast on season dates like diwali and Christmas.

Devaliya safari park: It is a gir interpretation zone where you can spot all the animals of gir including lion. They are not caged but are enclosed in a 15sq. km. area. The sighting is guaranteed. It is a 45min gypsy or bus ride, can be booked online or also you can go there directly and avail a ticket at the counter. Timings are 8am-11am and 3pm-5pm. Price is 180-200 INR per person. Keep this a backup option if your not able to spot lions in the gir jungle trail.

Very important: Please carry your ID card when going for safari. You need to provide you ID when booking online and same needs to be showed during your safari checkin at Sasan gir forest office.

Regaring you stay there are many resorts, budget hotels and farmhouses to stay. Contact them and they will also help you out with safari and transportation.

Pro Tip: choose farmhouse near Hiran river. It will be the best experience of gir.

Pro tip 2: Diwali and Christmas dates are very busy in gir and safari permit sells out fast. Book ASAP and if it is not available , try some other date in and around your expected date. If no date is available then mid November is a great time with medium rush amd permit is easy to get as it does not sell out online.

Warning: Please book safari through official government website and avoid any offers of illegal lion shows or night safaris. Be a responsible tourist.

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I had visited Somnath, Gir and Diu. Sharing with you the trip plan link.




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Thank u anil that's a great info

Thanks alot

Very helpful

I'm planning to go before diwali

As per ur reply stay near river can u recommend any stay place name ?

Canibook online

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Puxa vida devo agradecer vocês ganharam meu dia que site fantástico cheio de noticias não me canso de Elogiar já é a minha terceira visita por aqui absolutamente fantástico.

Gir Leiteiro

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This is a nice detailed reply..hats off to your patience.

Please advise can a female travel solo to Gir.

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Oh ! Why not ?


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