Gir Forest

CategoryForest

Languages KnownGujarati, hindi, english

AddressGir Forest, Near Talala Gir, Amreli, Gujarat

pincode362135

DistrictGir Somnath

About Gir Forest

History

The gir forest national park & wild life sanctuaries also known as “SASAN GIR”.its a forest and wildlife sanctuaries near talala gir.It was established in 1965 with total area of 1412KmSqure. Its north east side of somnath 43kms & 65kms to junagadh & 60 kms to amreli. This forest is border od this three district.

It is a region of “Asiatic Lion”.The forest area of gir was the hunting ground of the nawab of junagadh. However faced drastic drop in the lion population in gir Nawab Sir Mahumad Rusul Khanji Babi Declared gir as a protected area in 1900.

in Geography of sasan gir there are seven major rivers in gir region are hiran, shetrunjay, datardi, shingoda, machhundari,Godavari&raval.The kamleshwar dam in sasan gir now a days its a picnic spot.There are more then 400 plants species recorded in the survey of gir frorest in 1955.The count of 2375 distinct fauna Species of gir includes about 38 species of mammals around 300 species of birds 37 species of reptiles and more then 2000 species of insects.

Famous for

The sasan gir is famous for Asiatic lions. These lions were onces found across north Africa, south west asia northen Greece.These lion population was 411 in 2010 has increased to 523 in 2015.

In sasan gir many things to see like kamleshwar dam, ram mandir, nalsarovar lake, sinh sadan, crocodile rearing cenrer, devaliya safari park,sarkhdiya hanuman temple and many more things.

Best time to Visit

After monsoon its beat time to visit.

Best time to Go

Between sunrise and sunset because entry is restricted after sunset in forest.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Amreli
    to
    Ahmedabad
    258km
  • Amreli
    to
    Ambaji
    509km
  • Amreli
    to
    Bharuch
    470km
  • Amreli
    to
    Bhavnagar
    113km
  • Amreli
    to
    Bhuj
    348km
  • Amreli
    to
    Dahod
    442km
  • Amreli
    to
    Himmatnagar
    409km
  • Amreli
    to
    Jamnagar
    193km
  • Amreli
    to
    Junagadh
    92km
  • Amreli
    to
    Mahesana
    404km
  • Amreli
    to
    Morabi
    171km
  • Amreli
    to
    Palanpur
    476km
  • Amreli
    to
    Porbandar
    197km
  • Amreli
    to
    Saputara
    708km
  • Amreli
    to
    Valsad
    633km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Dhari and thier inquiry no. is, 02797225040

Nearest Railway Station is Dhari and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Bhavnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02782212971

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