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Gir India: The Tourist Attraction Of The World

Gir wildlife sanctuary area: 1153 km2

Gir national park area : 258 km2

Interpretation center: Devaliya

Breeding center : Sakkarbaug Zoo Junagadh

Location : 65 km away from Junagadh (south-east)

Airport: Keshod airport  80 km away

Asiatic lion : panther leo persica (411-as per 2010 census by block direct   total count method)

Different species : Mammals (38 species)

Birds (300 species, 6 species of Vultures)

Insects (2000 species)

Reptiles (37 species)

Total (2,375 spcies)

World of Species at Gir
Asiatic Lions

Sloth Bears
Indian Buffalos
Striped Hyenas
Marsh crocodile
Golden Jackals
Indian Star Tortoise
Indian Mongoose
Monitor Lizard
Jungle Cats
Indian Leopards

Indian Palm Civets

Marsh crocodile is in highest population in India At Gir because of crocodile conservation program from 1977 at Kamleshwar lack is being helpful to preserve crocodile population.

Being Attractive In Gir With Keshari Lion

The Gir national park and wild life sanctuary is an unique identity of Gujarat at world level for not only Asiatic lions but also Kesar mango produces in Junagadh area. Sasan village is the center point of Gir sanctuary. Tulshishyam (natural hot water streams), Kankai ness (religious place of Charan community those are inhabitants of jungle from years), Somnath temple are some places in periphery of Gir wildlife sanctuary. Siddis those are migrants of Africa, are famous for their Dhamal folk dance. Charan is the inhabitant community of Gir, is famous for their affection to lions. It is an amazing experiance to watch a lion either in dusk or dawn while it is on sprawling.

The Major Attractions In The Tour Of Gir India

    * Tulshishyam
    * Somnath
    * Kankai
    * Devaliya
    * Kamleshwar dam
    * Dhamal folk dance of Siddi tribe
    * Hospitality of charan maldhari tribe
    * Driving in hilly roads and dense jungle
    * Kesar mangos
    * Nagva beach of Div
    * Mount Girnar in Junagadh
    * Gupta, Ashoka and Rudradaman script at Sudarshan lake
    * Buddhist caves
    * Adi-Kadi Vav and Navghan kuo (junagadh)