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
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    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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habib shaikh
Gandhinagar, India37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
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.
Written 12 July 2024
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Harsh Mohan Neekhra
Bhopal, India591 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
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.
Written 5 June 2024
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srimathi j
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May 2024 • Family
Visited Gir national park on 6/5/24 for a 6 am to 9am 3 hrs safari.We had booked the permit 10 days earlier and our resort booked the official 6 seater gypsy which came to pick us up at the resort itself.There was a Q at sinh sadan the entrance to the safari where permits r checked and routes and guides alloted.Plastic water bottles r not allowed.So we proceeded along route 6 and after about 45 minutes close to the rest rooms enroute we saw a pride of lions that walked to the water hole znd started drinking water .Just before that we saw a lone male lion casually crossing the road.Peacocks and deer r inplenty.Saw 2 sambar deer too.Plus a fox, crocodile ,owls and wild boars.Early morning weather was pleasant..The sanctuary is well organised snd digitalised.Get permits in advance only online from govt of Gujarat official website.Then book ur vehicle.U can reach sinh sadan in ur own vehicle too and join the Q for vehicle and guide allotment
Written 15 May 2024
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Mansi Garg
Ahmedabad, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
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.
Written 27 April 2024
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Subbi
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
To maximize the probability of seeing the Asiatic lions in the wild, we booked online permits for "Gir Jungle Safari" in the website of the official forest department of Gujarat Govt., 6-9 A.M slot. On the day of safari, we reported sharp at 5:15 A.M at the Gir forest office counter. Upon showing our entry permits, the forest officer allotted a jeep number and safari route for us and handed over a counterfoil to the nature guide who was to accompany us. In an adjacent counter, we were asked to pay for the jeep and nature guide. The total cost for the 6-seater open jeep and guide was Rs.3,900/-. They told everyone that only cash payment was possible, but I saw a small sized UPI QR code in a conspicuous place near the counter. I insisted that I want to make UPI payment only. They first resisted telling that the QR code is not working, there may be networking issues, etc. and they prefer cah only. While this conversation was going on, I quickly scanned the QR code and voila...the UPI payment went through in a jiffy. Grudgingly they gave me the receipt. Interestingly, the staff at the nearby resort we were staying in had told me that the forest department counter will accept only cash payment and not UPI or cards. Gujarat government has to look into this aspect as it will be lot more easier for people to pay with UPI than cash as each person will make a transaction of few thousands of rupees.
Anyways, after the payment was completed, our nature guide took over. The 6-seater jeep was excellent and appeared brand new. It was just the driver, guide and the three of us family in the vehicle. At sharp 6 A.M, we reached the starting point of our safari route and it was dark still. After a rather uneventful drive in the deep jungle for nearly 1.25 hours, during which we saw scores of spotted deers, sambhar deer, wild boars, peacocks etc., our driver stopped at a designated place where couple of rest rooms have been built. While we were standing outside the jeep, our guide whispered to us that he is hearing agitated calls of deer at a diostance and probably some lions are coming. He walked a few meters towards the direction of the sound and confirmed that indee these were calls of the deer, He asked us to rush back into the jeep. Within about 2 mins of driving on the kutcha safari road towards the increasing calls of the deer, we were pleasantly surprised to see pride of 9 lionesses (including couple of cubs) walking close to our vehicle stealthily towards the deer. It appeared as though the cubs were being trained to hunt by their mothers. What a lovely sight!. After spending nearly 10 mins watching them, we moved forward. After another 20 mins drive, our sharp-eyed driver pointed to a lioness and her sleeping cub, nicely camouflaged in the natural background at a distance of about 40-50 metres from us. He gave us his binoculars to us to have a closer look. The lions were so awesome and totally oblivious to our presence. Moving forward, our guide and driver halted at several places to point to some birds such as the exotic collared scops owl, spotted owl etc. The safari ended around 8.45 A.M and we were extremely satisfied. Our guide told us that typically people book for 3-4 safaris over 2-3 days and often may not see lions in any of these and we were probably lucky to see so many lions in a single safari! Followed by the safari, we spent some time at the fantastic Souvenir Shop run by the Forest Department near the safari start/end region. We got some mementos, fridge magnets and a stuffed doll from this large shop before returning to our resort nearby for the buffet breakfast. Sighting of lions and cubs in their natural habitat has had an endearing effect on us and we plan to return with plans for more such safaris and extended stay in Gir Sasan.
Note: During mid-June to mid-Oct (monsoon) the national park is closed for jungle safaris.
Written 17 April 2024
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shekhar
New Delhi, India799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 10 April 2024
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Kem1609
Edinburgh, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
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!
Written 9 March 2024
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africanman_840
Nairobi, Kenya4,615 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
I just loved seeing the Asiatic Lions. I learned that they lived mostly on local farmer's livestock. As to be expected it was crowded with local tourists.
Written 12 February 2024
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Kabir
Pune, India9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
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.
Written 4 February 2024
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3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Its just awesome.No words to express.The beauty of jungle is still stored in my eyes.Lions, leopards, blue bull,deer, owl, various other birds and animal u get to see there..Its just superb 😍
Written 28 January 2024
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