5 Ways To Experience Gir’s Nature And Wildlife On Your Next Family Holiday
On your next holiday, imagine spotting an Asiatic Lion! There is only one place you can spot this endangered species.
What was originally the hunting ground for the Nawabs of Junagadh, Gir is a protected area where special sightings of exotic flora and fauna make memorable moments for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Located near Talala Gir in Gujarat, The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest dry deciduous forest in Western India.
Gir, Gujarat – Nature Lover’s Paradise
Woody Perennials – Soak in the barking riot of sepia-hued canopies
The strolls through teak trees and the discovery of an incredible range of flora and fauna make Gir a memorable location for family holidays and celebrations. From acacia, banyan trees, ber, jamun, tendu and dhak, this deciduous forest offers nature lovers a breath-taking experience.
Roaring Fauna – Feel the intensity of regal wildlife species
The forest is home to a countless species of wildlife including leopards, deer, jackals, hyenas and blackbucks. While the rainy season brings wildlife to waterholes, the dry season creates a deciduous landscape, owing to which it is the perfect home for the Asiatic Lion.
When staying at Club Mahindra Gir, nothing can be more exciting than a safari to spot one of the world’s 523 Asiatic Lions or the Chowsingha- the only four-horned antelope in the world!
Soft Scales – Warm up to cold-blooded reptilian and feathered friends
Gir is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 300 species of birds including endangered species of vultures. Due to several reservoirs around the forest, there is also an astounding range of reptiles visible at this park from crocodiles and lizards to tortoises and snakes.
Arrange for a day out to explore Gir’s flora and fauna with Club Mahindra Gir. Your kids will learn a lot about nature and the need to protect these animals using first-hand experiences. Keep your eyes peeled for a big cat!
Something for everyone – Club Mahindra Gir
For the kids – Fun and first-hand life lessons
With a village tour organized by Club Mahindra Gir, visit the rural areas around Gir and get to know how people live here. Junagadh also houses stone rooms where monks would stay with the oldest dating back to the 4th century! This can be a great way to educate your children on the different ways of life and opportunities that people have.
An engaging way to teach your children about India’s rich history is to visit Kirti Mandir the ancestral house of Mahatma Gandhi. This serene monument houses life-size paintings of Mahatma and Kasturba Gandhi along with memorials to Maganlal Gandhi and Mahadev Desai.
For the venturesome types – An invigorating breath of fresh air
For the more adventurous types, go on a guided nature walk through the buffer zone of the sanctuary where you’ll stand face to face with some of the region’s diverse residents.
You can also go cycling and trekking in the area to get an adrenalin rush while taking in the astounding landscape and scenery around you.
For the family – Indulgence in pampered ambience
Simply because this is a holiday based on nature doesn’t mean you have to compromise on any of the comforts of a five-star resort!
Club Mahindra Gir features all the latest amenities and most modern comforts. Every room has an LCD TV, DVD player, 24-hour hot water and telephones. Each room is well-appointed and spacious allowing you and your family to spend quality time together in a luxurious setting. You can even choose among different types of room in Club Mahindra Gir resort having unique amenities with magnificent view.
The resort’s large, private pool is a great way to spend some time lazing under the sun and catching up on your reading while the kids play games and splash around. Spread out over four acres of land, Club Mahindra Gir boasts lush green, sprawling lawns where you can play games and take walks.
For those travelling with older family members, the resort provides ample opportunity for entertainment and relaxation on the resort grounds. This includes live cultural performances, magic shows, hobby kits and a vast DVD collection. There are beautifully manicured lawns and an azure pool where they can sip on cups of tea while reading a novel, chatting or listening to music.
Machan, the multi-cuisine restaurant will satiate your every desire and want! With an expert culinary team and large menu, you are sure to find something for every member/ of your party.
If you’d like to venture out of the resort, you can always take in the sights of Gujarat such as Lakhota Fort at Jamnagar, Kirti Mandir at Porbandar or the 200-year-old Buddhist caves at Junagadh. Each of these sites offers an enlightening and unforgettable family experience. With such fun filled holiday activities for everyone in the family, Club Mahindra Gir resort ensures you have a great time during your stay.
Relax, Rejuvenate and Refresh! Club Mahindra Gir offers the perfect base for you to explore not only the national park but a whole range of nearby sights in Gir. Once you have returned from your wildlife safari, visit the gift shop and pick up souvenirs. Take something special back home – a unique experience of a memorable trip! Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra and have a pleasant stay at Gir Resort in Gujarat.
Explore top holiday destinations with your family and have a comfortable stay in India’s favorite resort chain – Club Mahindra.