The park has a unique landscape made up of hills, plateaus, sharp ridges, and portions of 7 major rivers of the region like Datardi, Hiran, Raval, etc. One of the best places to see in Gujarat, it houses more than 400 species of fauna and 2300 species of fauna.
You can spot several unique wildlife (animals & birds) species here like the Asiatic lion, hyena, chinkara, nilgai, mugger crocodile, pythons, Malabar whistling thrush, tawny eagle, etc. The park houses rare tree species like Flame of the forest, sirius, charal, kalam, etc.
Highlights of the place: Don’t miss to enjoy a lion safari at the Gir Interpretation Zone and see the crocodiles up and close at their breeding centre. You can shop for local handicrafts and fabrics at the park’s souvenir shop. If you visit 15 days after Holi, you can attend the folk dance and food festival by the native Maldhari and Siddis tribes.
Location: Talala Gir, Gujarat.
The place is a rearing site for crocodiles and offers a delightful visit for all nature lovers. Many species of birds also flock here which makes birdwatching an enthralling activity at Kamleshwar Dam. Offering the glittering views of Hiran River, Kamleshwar Dam is a stupendous getaway to be enjoyed with friends and family.
Location: On Hiran River, Visavadar, Near Gir Forest National Park, Junagadh, Gujarat 362135.
Timings: 6 am to 6 pm (Closed on Sundays).
Best Time to Visit: Monsoon season.
Moreover, here you can browse through various paintings from the royal galleries. The items in this museum will take you back to some different era and enchant you with it's amazing illustrations. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the royal Nawabi life through the unique antiques. It also boasts of being the place where the songs of the movie 1920 London were picturised.
Location: Durbar Hall Museum,Junagadh,Gujarat,India.
Timings: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Best Time to Visit: October to March.
Another attraction of this place is the 300 feet moat where you can spot many crocodiles. The fort is marked by beautiful insignias of Uparkot rulers and has temples of Ganesh, Hanuman and Shakti. Other prominent architectural sites spotted here are Baba Pyara Caves, Navghan Kuvo, Jami Masjid, Buddhist Caves and Adi-Kadi Vav.
Due to the strategic location of the fort, it is said that it has survived about 16 sieges over a period of 1000 years. It is one of the most attractive and intriguing places to visit in Gir for the history buffs and culture vultures.
Location: Jagmal Chowk Rd, Mullawada, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001.
The universally acclaimed wetland is a rejuvenating getaway near Ahmedabad. It is also renowned for being one of the largest bird sanctuaries in India. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Gir Gujarat if you are a nature lover and like to indulge in bird watching.
Location: Nalsarovar Lake, Gujarat.
Best Time to Visit: Winter season.
Moreover, it is an exciting getaway for all adventure junkies as there are various trekking options available here. When you are here, you can enjoy a 10000 step trek which can be covered in a duration of 7.5 hours and offers many exciting glimpses of the temples on the way such as the Dattatreya temple. Kamandulu Kund and Sri Ambaji Temple. On the 9999 step, you can pay your respects to Dattatreya Paduka, an ancient temple on Girnar Hill.
Location: Girnar Hills, Junagadh, Gujarat.
This place is tucked away in the wilderness and you can easily listen to the cry of lions during the night who assemble near the lake here. At one time, only 50 devotees are allowed to enter the temple and no one can stay overnight in this restricted area.
The old temple is revered among the Gujarati families and a lovely getaway for nature lovers. It is advisable to pay a visit to this serene temple in the early hours of morning to have the best experience with your loved ones. The temple is one of the most adorable places to visit in Gir for religious travellers and soul-seekers.