Event Tag: Trikon #1943 Total Seats: 12 No. of Days: 2 Nights 3 Days Location: Gujarat Grade: Easy
Description Gir National Park is the only and last remaining bastion of the Asiatic Lion. The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary are also known as Sasan-Gir. Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and a protected forest area for the Asiatic Lion in Gujarat, India. The Gir National Park is considered as one of the most important protected natural areas in Asia and is popular for particularly the pure Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo Leo). Also, compared to other places, the Gir National Park even has the highest population of leopards in India and makes it one of the best places to visit if you want to spot the Big Cats in India.
The Gir National Park is home to other wild lives such as Chital (spotted deer), Nilgai (Blue Bull), Wild Boar, Sambar, Jackals, Hyenas, etc. Also, Gir National Park has more than 300 different varieties of birds. You can trace about 38 species of mammals, around 37 species of reptiles & more than 2000 species of insects in the unique ecosystem of the Gir National Park. Located in the Sasan Gir in Gujarat, there is also a Gir Interpretation Zone. It is known as Devalia Safari Park, which is located 12 kilometres west of the village, at Devalia.
Major Attractions • Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo Leo) • Wild Boar, Sambar, Jackals, Hyenas, etc. • 38 species of mammals, around 37 species of reptiles & more than 2000 species of insects • Gir Interpretation Zone • Marsh crocodiles at the Kameshwar Dam
About the Place Nestled in the southwest part of Gujarat state, 360 kilometres from Ahmedabad, 65 kilometres from Junagadh, and 40 kilometres from Veraval is the Gir National Park. The Gir National Park is located on an island from the beaches of Diu. The entrance to the park is at Sasan Gir village, here is where the park reception and orientation centre is (next to the forest department's official Sinh Sadan guesthouse). Gir Forest National Park is the only such place in the world where rare lions have survived. Going back in history, The Gir National Forest area was first protected by the Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh. This was during the 20th century where the Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh protected the Gir Forest area and the Asiatic lions. By taking this action, the population of the lions were saved from being extinct as a result of trophy hunting. Then finally years later in 1965, the Gir National Park was established. There is a beautiful dam named Kameshwar Dam in the middle of the sanctuary and it is home to many marsh crocodiles. This is a place which you must not miss. Later in the year 2005, just ‘52’ Asiatic Lions were found in the wild. The fear of extinction raised again but then due to conversational efforts, the population of the Asiatic Lions increased by time with more than 500 Asiatic Lions living at The Gir Forest today. The Gir National Park trip would be a visit that will render wonderful sightings and give you thrills.
We reach Rajkot and then head towards the allocated rooms and check-in. We freshen up and then we have a quick introduction session. After the informational session, we have a scrumptious lunch and then we gear up for the event you have been waiting for, that is the Jungle Safari. We return back after the thrilling experience in the evening and have our dinner. Now it is time to relax near the campfire and enjoy the South African Tribal Dance by the African tribes. You will be surprised to know that the generations of these African tribes have been residing in Sasan village since the past 300 years!
Wake up to a fresh morning! Today we leave for a thrilling open gipsy jungle safari at the Gir National Park from 06.00 am to 09.00 am. After the Safari we return back the resort and have some hot breakfast. We rest for some time and after lunch, we visit the Somnath Temple. We return in the evening and then call it a day.
Good morning Trikoners! Today is the last day for the Safari so gear up with all the energy you have and make the most of this Safari today! We have some refreshing breakfast after coming back from the 3rd Jungle Safari. We head towards Rajkot Railway station where we will have lunch and then start our journey back home with a lot of memories.
Inclusions • Accommodation in Hotel on Sharing Basis. (Double Sharing available on request) • Pure veg / Non Veg / Jain (BF / LUNCH / DINNER ALL DAYS in Train as well. • South African Tribal Dance • Local Transport (AC) for Transfers • 3 open gipsy Jungle Safari.
Exclusions • Expenses of personal nature such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone, Table Drinks & portage etc. • Mineral water/ cold drinks • Any other tours not mentioned in the program. • Camera fees for the park • High Tea. • Any joy ride.
Things to Carry Identity card 2 litters water Camera (Optional) Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder Snacks & Biscuits Extra Pair of Clothes Warm clothing for night Clean napkin or small towel Sunscreen Torch Mosquito Repellant Cap, sunglasses, scarf Haversack or Backpack Please carry medicines if you need any Hand Sanitizer
General Terms & Conditions: 1. The itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. 2. Organizers reserve full rights to claim any additional expenses due to delay/breakdown of buses / Rail / Strike / war / Riot / Natural Calamities. 3. In case of damage whatsoever done by the participants, the cost of the same will be borne by Him/Her. 4. Travel Trikon will not be responsible for any loss or damage. 5. The lion is just a part of the forest and lion sighting is a matter of luck, so always enjoy the overall forest with other mammals and birds.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.