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.