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Gir National Park is 64 kilometers from the city of Junagadh and 32 kilometers from Verawal. It is located in the city of Gurajat. The park has a total land area of 1,412.14 sq. kilometers. Its lion sanctuary measures 141,213 hectares while the main area of the national park is 35,948 hectares. Aside from being a national park, Gir is also a wildlife sanctuary. It was established in September 18, 1965 as a forest reserve in order to protect the world famous Asiatic lion.

The land coverage area has a status of being a national park even at only 2,450 hectares. In addition, it lies within the district of Junagadh in Gurajat. It is about 65 kilometers from the southeastern portion of the Junagadh city and about 90 kilometers from the eastern portion of the Keshod Airport in Saurashtra or Kathiawar Peninsula.

The forest rest house of Sasa is the main headquarters of the sanctuary. It is filled with varieties of deciduous type such as teak, flame of the forest, ber and jamun as well as types of acacias like babul. The road that leads to the attraction is hilly with a lot of rivers. Moreover, this national park offers its visitors pleasant and long drives throughout the forest cover.

The park's main wildlife attraction is the Asiatic lion. This site is the only lasting habitat of this species that has been residing in the park's forest since the year 1884. An estimated 239 of this breed had been reported to live in this area since 1885. They are slightly smaller in appearance than their African counterparts though the largest male lions of this park are still a wonderful sight to see.

An ideal way to spot these lions is either at dusk or at dawn for it is their time to hunt for food. In addition, the Department of Forest arranges lion shows on Sundays wherein the audience can watch how lions hunt for their food. The audience can also see these animals in close range.

Tourist Spots in Gir National Park

This park has a vast history and folklore. It takes pride of its antique temples such as the Tulsishyam and Kankai Mata as well as its place of pilgrimage along with hot springs. Moreover, the park's forest is popular for the Madharis or the cattle herders wherein the buffalos form a significant part in the diet of the lions. They are extremely hospitable and their lifestyle hardly changed throughout the years. In addition, the tradition and folklore of the Madharis contains a unique proof of coexistence between lions and humans.

Viewing or sighting wildlife in this national park is ideally done when driving around the grounds of the forest. The best routes from Sasan are to Kankai and Baval Chowk as well as to Tulsishyam and Chodavdi as well as to the dm of Kamaleshwar. A jeep is definitely more appropriate than a sturdy car so that it can protect you from any harm.

There are 3 unusual reserves in the area. One of these is the Nalsarovar Lake and Sanctuary, home to numerous water birds. The Little Ran of Kutch is the second one, the home of the wild ass Indian. The third one is the Flamingo Island, also the last remarkable reserve in the area often referred to as the virtual haven of wildlife buffs on Gurajat State.

Car Booking To Bhuj

Kutch is an interesting destination to visit on vacations. It is a large district (one amongst the largest districts in the country), falling under the province of Gujarat State, India. It is basically a salty marshland with almost nil vegetation, and the rustic landscapes dotted with several villages and a few townships. The name that is Kutch, also pronounced and written as Kachchh is based on the geography of the place. Kachchh in Sanskrit means a tortoise, and apparently the shape of the place resembles a tortoise. Additionally, the name also signifies something that becomes wet and dry at alternate time intervals, and similar to it, a large part of the district submerges in water because of the rainfall during rainy season and then becomes dry in other seasons. This large part of the district is called the Rann of Kutch, which is also a wildlife sanctuary that is highly significant to the government of India and forest department. Ancient temples, rugged forts, unique local handicrafts, rich wildlife, migratory birds and flamingos, exquisite garments studded with embroidery and mirror work, and salty flats that turn snow-white in post monsoon season are the attractions bewitching one towards the place. It is an ideal destination to spend the vacation as holidaying in the place is an experience of a lifetime. Given below are some popular places in the place that are worth visiting:

Koteshwar Temple - It is a highly revered spiritual place and a famous place in Kutch. It is not exactly in Kutch but located about 215 k.m. from Bhuj, the capital of Kutch. You have to pass the vast expanse of desert to reach the temple. Amongst Hindus the place holds tremendous significance, which explains the continuous inflow of visitors. Located near the western coastline of India it is perhaps the last man-made outpost on western most end of India situated on a high podium and overlooking the vast Arabian Sea.

Aaina Mahal - It is a stunning palace situated in Bhuj near the beautiful Hamirsar Lake. It is an old 18th century structure that exhibits the refined architecture of the place that existed in medieval times. Aaina Mahal, which translates to the Hall of mirrors, is literally a palace that is built of numerous mirrors and gilded ornaments in addition to the other elements. It is a two-storied building housing fountains, mirrors, small sculptures, doors that are inlaid with ivory and gold, etc. The palace today has been transformed into a museum that provides a detailed insight on the place's history.

Dholavira - Located about 250 k.m. from Bhuj, it is a site of immense archaeological significance. The site was discovered in 1967 and belongs to Harappan era. It is a large ruined area covering about 100 hectares of land and consists of multiple remnants and ruined structures, including the world's oldest water conservation system.

In short, home to unique and interesting tourist attractions and sightseeing spots Kutch lures large number of backpackers from far and wide. Checking out the top sightseeing spots, relishing the sumptuous culinary food, understanding and experiencing the culture of the place, and many others, there is a number of activities that can be done in Kutch tourism.