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Gir National Park Weekend Package

Duration : 02 Nights & 03 Days
Destinations : Rajkot - Gir National Park- Rajkot

The Gir National Park, was established on 18th September, 1965, as a Forest Reserve, primarily to conserve the Asiatic lion. The total area under national park status is about 2,450 hectares. As it is the only remaining habitat of the Asiatic lion, which has been confined to this forest, since 1884 ( about 239 lions were reported in 1985 ). The Asiatic lion is slightly smaller than its African cousin, nevertheless, a large male lion of the Gir is quite a sight to behold. The best way to observe the big cats is, of course, in their natural surroundings, at dawn and dusk, when they are on the prowl. The Forest Department does arrange lion shows every Sunday, where the spectators can watch prides of lions on the hunt. There are guided trips available, to watch these magnificent animals from a very close range.
The Gir National Park is steeped in history and folklore. It boasts of temples of great antiquity, like Kankai Mata and Tulsishyam, a place of pilgrimage with hot springs. The forest is famous for its cattle herders, the Madharis, whose buffaloes form a substantial part of the lions' meals. Extremely hospitable, the Madharis are herders, whose lifestyle has changed little over the years, and their folklore and traditions are a unique record of coexistence of humans with lions.

Day 0: Departure from U.K

Day 01: Arrive Rajkot - Gir National Park, 164 km

On arrival at Rajkot airport meet with our representative and drive to Gir National Park. On arrival check in at the wildlife resort. In the afternoon safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Gir National Park

Morning and afternoon safari to the national park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort.

Day 03: Gir National Park - Rajkot - Departure

Early morning leave for Rajkot, on arrival transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Tour and Services Ends.