Sasan Gir

(1500 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Gir )

Gujarat | India
Best Season to Travel
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Sasan Gir is categorised as Wildlife / Bird Watching

Gir Safari
Lioness In Gir
Indian Coucal
Indian Reef Heron (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Black Ibis
White Ibis
Wolly Necked Stork - Painted Stork and Spoonbills
Kamleshwar Dam Inside Gir Sanctuary (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Negro Village Inside Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
On a Safari in Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Jackal in Sasan Gir
Crocodile in Kamleshwar Dam (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Sambar Deer (Male) inside Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Koel in Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Rufus Backed Shrike in Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
River Tern on Kamleshwar Dam
Eurasian Thick Knee in Sasan Gir
Green Bee Eater in Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Rufus Treepie in Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Peacock in Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 December 2014)
Open fields around Sasan Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 April 2013)
Kankai Mata Temple in middle of Gir Sanctuary
Rivulet in Gir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 April 2013)
Gir Jungle

Reasons to Visit
  • Sasan Gir is a charming village situated near the Gir National Park.
  • Gir is a National Park and a Wildlife sanctuary and the only one in Asia having Asiatic lions (Asiatic lions as compared to ones in Africa are smaller in size).
  • Wildlife enthusiasts from all over India and world visit Gir for the purpose of sighting Asiatic Lion.
  • Gir is also a bird watching destination and guests looking to sight Aligators/crocodiles and Leopards.
  • Savanna (Grassland) kind of landscape ensures that the sightings are good even from a distance.
  • Other mammals that could be seen during game-watching drives are sambar (India’s largest deer), spotted deer, the world's only four-horned antelope, blue bull, Indian gazelle, wild boar, langur, jackal, jungle cat, rusty-spotted cat, striped hyena and black-naped hare.
  • For Birders Oct-March is the best time to visit for Migratory birds such as Paradise Flycatcher, Grey Drongo, Grey & Painted Francolin, Painted Sandgrouse, Bush Quail, Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Bonnelli's Eagle, Shikra Hawk, Sirkeer Cuckoo and White-necked Stork.
  • The Kamleshwar dam in the middle of the sanctuary is home to a record population of marsh crocodiles. Many species of snakes and lizards can be seen in the sanctuary as also fresh water turtles and terrapins at the rivers and possibly the star tortoise.
  • Devaliya Park, a separate are where Lions are kept in a protected area and guests are taken in a vehicle for a touristy safari.
Know It
  • Park remains closed during 1st July- 15th Oct. Jeep Safari Timing: Morning at 6:30 am to 9:30 am and afternoon: 03.30 pm to 06.30 pm Permits: The park safaris require photo ID proof {passport copy (overseas and Indian Nationals), voters ID, Pan Card, driving license Charges: Entry permit for Indian National and Overseas National is different Park remains close from July to September. Due to a lot of villages and native population in the buffer areas (Area around the core area of the park), lion is neither shy nor feel threatened of the human population and thus allow for a closer look.
  • Most Popular Wildlife Destinations in India"Gir National Park (160 kms from Rajkot and 60 kms from Junagadh and 62 kms from Veraval) is only park where Asiatic Lions are found in their natural habitat. Lions number here are healthy and therefore sightings are prolific. Alongwith Lions, Park has a large population of Leopards, Marsh Crocodiles and offers sighting of over 250 varieties of birds. Gir has a number of Lodges and getaway resorts on its outskirts that complements well with the wildlife experience."
  • Popular Destinations in and around Gujarat"A prime wildlife destination in India and a popular holiday destination for the wide ranging wildlife that can be sighted here including Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Crocodile and wide ranging bird species."
  • Prime Bird watching destinations in Gujarat"Sasan Gir is a prime wildlife destination. Gir has about 300 lions and 300 leopards, making it one of the major big-cat concentrations in India. 250+ birds are sighted inside the park including the endangered lesser florican, saras crane, painted sandgrouse, grey francolin, quails, Asian paradise flycatcher, black-naped monarch, white-browed fantail, Asian brown flycatcher etc."
Access Information

Sasan Gir has 11 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge5

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10 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Sasan Gir

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)7
Holiday (7 or more)2

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List of Holidays for Sasan Gir


  • Sasan Gir Wildlife and Bird Watching Break (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Diu - Gir Break with Velavadar (5 Nights)
  • Dwarka - Somnath Pilgrimage with Sasan Gir (4 Nights)
  • Dwarka-Somnath-Diu-Gir Itinerary (6 Nights)
  • Gujarat Wildlife and Bird Watching Break (5 Nights)
  • Little Rann of Kutch - Sasan Gir Wildlife and Bird Watching Break (4 Nights)
  • Sasan Gir - Diu Break (3 Nights)
  • Sasan Gir - Diu Break with Dwarka (5 Nights)


  • Best of Gujarat with Kutch (8 Nights)
  • Gujarat Bird Watching Itinerary (9 Nights)

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Sasan Gir has 6 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Rajkot Airport and Sasan GirRs. 4000

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Porbander to Sasan Gir Day Visit and backRs. 5457
Somnath to Sasan Gir Day Visit and backRs. 4224

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Porbandar Pickup and Drop to Sasan GirRs. 5457

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Rajkot Railway Station and Sasan GirRs. 4000
Pickup/Drop between Somnath Railway Station and Sasan GirRs. 4224

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Sasan Gir has 2 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Wildlife Excursion2

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List of Service Add Ons for Sasan Gir

Wildlife Excursion

Services Rates Starting From
Devaliya Safari PermitRs. 177
Gir Safari Forest PermitRs. 943

5 Travel Ideas listed for Sasan Gir. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Asiatic Lions In Gir
  • Bird Watching In Sasan Gir
  • Deccan Odyssey - Luxury Train Experience

Stay Ideas

  • Lion Safari Camp Gir experience
  • Vanvaso Resort

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Sasan Gir is renowned for being the only place where Asiatic Lions are found in Wild. Sasan Gir is also renowned for its Leopards, Crocodiles (Kamleshwar Dam) and Migratory Bird watching (Winters). Guided Jeep safaris are conducted by the park authorities.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris
    Kankai Mata Temple is situated right in middle of Sasan Gir Sanctuary and is visited as principle deity to many castes in India. Guests are required to visit during the day only.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.
    Temple or Holy Place, View Point
    Lord Shiva, Sea or Ocean or Beach, Jyotirlinga
    Tulsishyam Mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is several hundred years old. It is a major tourist destination and pilgrim center. It is located at the heart of Gir National Park. There are medicinal hot wat