Brief History

  Gir National Park is known worldwide as the only natural habitat of the majestic Asiatic lions. However, the park also boasts of a rich birdlife, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. The park is spread over an area of 1,412 sq km and is located near Junagadh and Gir Somnath districts of Gujarat.

Gir National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, both resident and migratory. Some of the commonly spotted birds include the Indian Pitta, Paradise Flycatcher, Black-headed Oriole, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Indian Roller, White-bellied Drongo, and many more. The park is also home to some rare bird species such as the Bonelli's Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, and the endangered White-backed Vulture.

Apart from bird watching, visitors can also indulge in jungle safaris to spot the Asiatic lions and other wildlife such as leopards, hyenas, sambar deer, chitals, and more. The best time to visit the park for bird watching is during the winter months from November to February, when many migratory birds flock to the park.

Visitors can stay at one of the many resorts located in and around the park, offering a comfortable stay with amenities such as swimming pools, restaurants, and more. Overall, Gir National Park is a must-visit destination for bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

How to Reach

Gir National Park by Bus
By Road

Junagadh (60 km) and Veraval (45 km) has bus connectivity to national park.

Gir National Park by Train
By Train

Junagadh (60 km) and Veraval (45 km) are the major rail heads from the national park.

Gir National Park by Flight
By Air

The closest airport to Gir National Park is Rajkot, nearly 170kms away.

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