Gir National Park , gujarat - the only place of Asiatic lion

Location / climate / temperature / history / main attraction / importance / significance / area / map / elevation / travel / tourism guide / photography tips / photo gallery / entry fee / routes / charges / permits / timing of Gir National Park , Sasan Gir, Junagarh district, Gujarat, India

Nearby Town: Veraval (42km) : Best time / season / when to visit : Middle of October to June, November and February is the ideal time for sighting the lions

Located nearly 65km south east of Junagarh district in the state of Gujarat, India, the National Park was recognized on 18th September, 1965, as a Forest Reserve, mainly for the conservation of the Asiatic lion - classified as one of the most endangered species in the World. At the moment Gir National Park is the lone remaining place in the world, where one is expected to see the Asiatic Lion. The sanctuary covering a total area of 1,412 sq. km of which 258 sq km at the core form the National park. Permits are mandatory to enter this division of the sanctuary. The land is rocky with deep ravines, sharp rocky hills and a number of rivers. The vegetation, mostly along the major rivers and streams is diverse deciduous, with Teak, Acacia, Jamun, Tendu and Dhak trees, scatter with huge patches of grasslands and present the visitor long pleasing drives, during the thick forest cover. These trees are generally broad leaved and evergreen, giving the region a breezy shade and moisture content. The Gir forest is dry for most of the year with scrub trees, similar to babul and not many flowering trees. Prosopis and Casuarina have been planted in the coastal border as component of the forestation plan.

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