Gir National Park

Gir National Park Gir Somnath


About The Location:  Gir National Park is known worldwide as the only natural habitat of the majestic Asiatic lions. However, the park also boasts of a rich birdlife, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. The park is spread over an area of 1,412 sq km and is located near Junagadh and Gir Somnath districts of Gujarat.

Gir National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, both resident and migratory. Some of the commonly spotted birds include the Indian Pitta, Paradise Flycatcher, Black-headed Oriole, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Indian Roller, White-bellied Drongo, and many more. The park is also home to some rare bird species such as the Bonelli's Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, and the endangered White-backed Vulture.

Apart from bird watching, visitors can also indulge in jungle safaris to spot the Asiatic lions and other wildlife such as leopards, hyenas, sambar deer, chitals, and more. The best time to visit the park for bird watching is during the winter months from November to February, when many migratory birds flock to the park.

Visitors can stay at one of the many resorts located in and around the park, offering a comfortable stay with amenities such as swimming pools, restaurants, and more. Overall, Gir National Park is a must-visit destination for bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Visiting Hours

6–9am, 8.30–11.30 and 6pm; museum 7am–7pm and souvenir Shop 5am–end of safari; closed from mid-June to mid-October for monsoon


Gir Somnath

Gir national park

How to get there

  • By Road By Road Junagadh (60 km) and Veraval (45 km) has bus connectivity to national park.

  • By Train By Train Junagadh (60 km) and Veraval (45 km) are the major rail heads from the national park.

  • By Air By Air The closest airport to Gir National Park is Rajkot, nearly 170kms away.


Registered Tour Operators

Tour Operators

Best Tours & Forex Pvt Ltd

Mobile 9924459800
Tour Operator

Devi Travels

City Rajkot
Pincode 360001
Mobile 9033833888
Tour Operator

Kesavi Tours and Travels

City Rajkot
Pincode 360004
Mobile 8866283471

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guides

Kuldeepsinh Deora

Mobile 9560637218
Tourist Guides

Nirav Panchal

Mobile 9825626387
Tourist Guide

Pratvi Dilipbhai Joshi

Mobile 7043848006