Tuesday 15 May 2012

Gir Forest National Park

Gir forest is a popular tourist resort among wildlife lovers. It is known as the last habitat of the Asiatic lion. Other than Africa, the lion can only be seen in its natural habitat here. It is a land that has a long and deep historical past and is popular all over the world. It is the favourite with wild life lovers all over the world. This forest has a variety of fauna and if you love wildlife a visit to Gir is a must. Other than the Asiatic lion, the forest has a variety of other animals and birds. You can see the Panther, the Hyena, the Indian Deer, Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, the four horned antelope, the bear and the long-tailed langur here.

In Gir you can see the Maldhari community that co-exists with the wild animals, in the Gir forest. You can go on a safari in your vehicle and may be if you are lucky you will sight some of the wild animals.
Though Gir is famous for its fauna, it has some of the finest collection of flora too. It is full of mountain ridges, thick forest, grasslands and other kinds of plants. Part of Gir is made-up of fine teak forests. The river Hiran flows through the Gir forest the year long.

The wide variety of vegetation also makes it home for a wide array of animals that survive on the green grassland and other kinds of flora. The most sighted animal in Gir is the Chital also known as the Indian spotted deer. The sambhar lives in the wet Western part of the forest. The fastest of the Indian antelopes, the blackbuck is also is found in the Gir forest.
Gir is home to many wild plants and animals and you can go on a jungle safari, if you want to spot some of the rare breeds of wild cats and deers.

1 comment:

  1. I went to Gir for a holiday. The club Mahindra resort is one of the best resorts Club Mahindra has. The resort is nice, with spacious rooms, clean and comfortable bathrooms. The staff is courteous, attentive and efficient. The food is good with lot of variety. The staff organizes lots of activities for children and adults. There are indoor and outdoor activities for all. The safari to Gir is one of a lifetime experiences. You can spend your mornings listening to different kinds of brids, that are found in Gir.

    The resort is about two hours drive from the Diu airport on roads that are not well-maintained. But, once you reach the Club Mahindra resort, you are welcomed with mocktails, because Gujarat is a prohibition state. The resort is a short drive away from the Gir wildlife sanctuary.
    The rooms have all the facilities and activities like archery is organised here. The food is a combination of Indian and western. The continental food is very delicious. The safari which starts in the morning is something I would recommend to all travellers to Gir.I was lucky to spot the Asiatic Lion and it made my trip worthwhile. Go to Gir if you love wildlife.Club Mahindra Reviews