Know All About the Kingdom of Asiatic Lions in India
We all know that the lion is crowned as the “king of the jungle.” The Asiatic Lion confirms this belief with its majestic bearing and distinctly regal appearance. Calling the Gir forest home, these lions reach about 110cm in height and have a striking length-wise fold of skin that runs along their bellies.
They walk with grace, never letting their royal heels touch the ground. So silent are they that even the slightest distraction will make you miss a sighting during your forest safari in the wilderness of Gir.
In 1913, there were only 20 lions in the Gir national park. With conservation efforts, the number has risen to 523 as per a census report of 2015. Of these, 106 are adult males, 201 are adult females, and the remaining are sub-adult lions of which the exact gender division is unknown.
Weather-wise, December to March is considered to be the best time to visit Gir. Considering the uniqueness of this habitat, Gir resorts make for great summer holiday getaways. On your safari, you get to take unforgettable photographs against a backdrop featuring this one-of-a-kind animal during the months of April and May.
Also present in the forests are jackals, Sambar deer, India foxes, Chowsinghas, striped hyenas, and over 200 species of birds. The most convenient way to explore all that the jungle has to offer is through the Club Mahindra Gir resort. It provides a good base for you and your kids to set out exploring in the mornings and enjoy the in-resort activities in the evenings.
Try out these fun-filled holiday activities in Gir during your stay at our resort to keep every member of the family engaged and happy!
The closest railway station to Gir is Junagadh, which is connected via train to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. From here, the Gir Forest is about 77km away. You may also opt to fly into Ahmedabad and drive about seven hours to reach Gir.
Where to stay
Sprawled across four acres of green landscape dotted with about 150 mango trees, Club Mahindra Gir Resort’s lush luxury is in the form of a well-appointed jungle lodge. You can choose to stay at studios, hotel units, or one-bedroom apartments, each offering enviable views of verdant lawns.
The property is one of the best resorts in Gir for parents and kids to enjoy a fun family holiday. You can head on a jungle safari, watch a Siddi tribal dance, play at the activity center, embark on nature treks, and indulge your creative side by picking up a hobby kit at the resort. Whatever you do, the resort guarantees fun!
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