About GIR INTERPRETATION
ZONE - DEVALIA

To reduce the disturbance from tourism in the main sanctuary area, and to facilitate tourists to understand the importance of Gir and its wildlife, an interpretation zone has been created at Devalia. This comprises 412 ha of chain-link fenced area which is ‘Gir in a nutshell’, covering all habitat types and all major representatives of wildlife of Gir. The basic aim of creating this facility is to provide an opportunity to view lions and other animals in their natural habitat within a short period and reduce tourist pressure on the sanctuary. The area has a good quantity of prey base in the form of Spotted Deers, Blue Bulls, Wild Boars, Blackbucks, Sambars and Chinkaras. Spotting a Lion in its savanna habitat is a treat to the eyes for a wildlife. A good variety of grassland, as well as forest avifauna, is also spotted in the area. 20-30 Indian Vultures are regular visitors here.

Getting there

By Road

Devalia Safari Park is around 56 km from Junagadh and around 13 kms from Sasan Gir village, the most common base for making a visit, 374 km from Ahmedabad and 158 Kms from Rajkot. The Reception centre is at Devalia Park & Sasan Gir, and has a Forest Guest house maintained by the forest department, nearby the railway station.

By Rail

One can travel by Rail to Junagadh from Ahmedabad or Rajkot and then take a 55 km road trip on bus or taxi to Devalia Safari Park or can come via local trains from Junagadh city up to Sasan Gir village.

By Air

Person can come via flight up to Rajkot or Ahmedabad.

Time Table
Vehicle Type Particulars Morning Timings Evening Timings
Bus Monday To Sunday 7:30 AM To 11 AM 3 PM To 5 PM
Gypsy Monday To Sunday 7 AM To 7:55 AM 3 PM To 3:55 PM
Gypsy Monday To Sunday 8 AM To 8:55 AM 4 PM To 4:55 PM
Gypsy Monday To Sunday 9 AM To 9:55 AM 5 PM To 5:55 PM
Gypsy Monday To Sunday 10 AM To 10:55 AM
Note: GIZ Devalia Safari remains closed on every wednesday.
Permit Charges
Vehicle Type Particulars Indian (In Rs.) Foreigner (In Rs.)

Vehicle Type Days Particulars Indian (In Rs.) Foreigner (In Rs.)
Note: In one E-permit maximum 6 (+1*) persons will be allowed.
* Only 1 child between 3 to 12 years will be allowed.
* The permit doesn't include the Guide charge (Rs. 400 only) and Gypsy charge (Rs. 1500 only), which must be paid seperately to respective Guides and Gypsy vehicle owners.
Viewing by

By Bus & Gypsy

Representative Images