About Gir Jungle Safari

Located in the Saurashtra peninsula of the Gujarat state, Gir forest (Gir National Park & Sanctuary) since time immemorial has been synonymous with the majestic Asiatic lions. It bestows a rich diversity of flora, fauna and landscapes in the Indian sub-continent. The Gir forest ecosystem takes legitimate pride in saving rare and endangered majestic Asiatic lions from the threshold of extinction at the beginning of the 19th century. A diverse assemblage of more than 600 species of wild flora and wild fauna, including 41 mammal species, 47 reptile species and over 300 resident and migratory bird species, gives serene and fascinating experiences to the visitors in the vast swaths of forest. The presence of rolling hills and rivers originating from it makes it look more enigmatic. One can witness the tints and hues of Gir forest in different seasons, which gives an altogether different experience. It has had the glory of being one of the best wildlife areas in India. Moreover, Gir is the origin point of cultural and religious evolution in Gujarat's Kathiawar region.

The gypsy safaris in Gir forest offer an unforgettable experience to visitors to witness the pristine wilderness. The safari gypsies' roams on the thoughtfully laid down wilderness tracks that give a glimpse of the diverse flora and fauna of Gir forest. It offers a range of scheduled departures that are led by a trained eco-guide. The eco-guides will make your wilderness safari seamless and interpretive. Only a maximum of six visitors (plus one child between 3-12 years) are allowed in each gypsy.

How Reach Sasan-Gir

By Road

Gir forest is approachable by road from Junagadh-Mendarda-Talala and Junagadh-Visavadar state highways from Junagadh; Veraval-Talala-Sasan state highway from Veraval; Amreli-Dhari-Kodinar state highway from Amreli, Una-Tulsishyam Dhari and Una Jamwala state highways from Una.

By Rail

The western railway's station is located at Sasan, approximately 60 km away from Junagadh and 45 km away from Veraval. Veraval is well connected to Ahmedabad by a broad-gauge railway line via Junagadh and Rajkot. Taxi and bus services for Sasan-Gir are readily available from both Junagadh and Veraval train stations.

By Air

If you are travelling from outside Gujarat, there are also multiple options available for air travel. Keshod is the closest airport (60 km), another nearest airport is Diu (100 km) from Sasan. The other two big and better-connected airports are Rajkot (160 km) and Ahmedabad (370).

Destination Details
Destination (By Road) Distance (km)
Time Table
Season Days Morning Timings Evening Timings
Note: Gir Jungle Safari is closed from 16th June to 15th Oct every year.
Permit Charges
Vehicle Type Days Particulars Indian (In Rs.) Foreigner (In Rs.)
Note: In one E-permit maximum 6 persons (plus one child between 3-12 years) are allowed.
* The permit doesn't include the Guide charge (Rs. 400 only) and Gypsy charge (Rs. 2000 only), which must be paid separatley to respective Guides and Gypsy vehicle owners.
Viewing by

Open Gypsies are locally available at reception centre Sasan Gir.

Representative Images