Gir Birding Lodge: Welcome to wildlife and wellness

How often have you gone looking for wildlife and came back with a better you?
At Gir Birding Lodge everything is designed to help you explore animals, birds, nature and yourself.
The property is a result of efforts that have turned a patch of barren land into a green, hospitable spot frequented by both human visitors and the residents of the Lion Haven of India, which shares its boundary with the place.
Whether you want to go Lion and wildlife drives in the Gir forests or simply want to spend time taking photos of the variety of birds, we have resident naturalists, who can help you find the right hides for shooting or ensure that you do spot lions. You will be glad to know these naturalists spend a lot time following various species on a weekly basis.
Unlike a lot of other places, Gir Birding lodge also offers Hata Yoga & wellness programs, to help you spend a little quality time and effort on yourself for a better body and mind. This is complemented by fresh and healthy home-made Indian food. And the in-house natural history library provides enough food for thought.
Click on the relevant links to discover a variety of accommodations and other advantages offered at the Gir Birding Lodge.

 
 
 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
 
 

What our guests have to say

  • A resort set amidst a lush mango orchard

    I took a group of wildlife enthusiasts to Gir Birding Lodge in March 2017. The first impression that we got is that it was a row of unpretentious lodges set among a lush mango orchard. The smiling resort staff was at attention to welcome us with welcome drinks in hand.

    On the way there, I had put in a last-minute request for a cultural performance by Siddi tribals. The people at Asian Adventures rose to the challenge and confirmed it within half an hour.

    The performance in itself was mind blowing. I had not seen anything like this before and all my guests enjoyed it thoroughly. The dancers involved everyone in their dances and after some time, the line between dancers and audience blurred completely. The sounds of their tribal drums and our laughter was going together. It was a great start to our Gir Wild Break.

    Next day onwards for 3 days, we had lined up 4 safaris. Each one of them was different as we went to different routes within the Gir Birding Lodge. We spotted at least 35 different kinds of birds and mammals like hare, jackals, Sambhar, Chital, Leopard and one majestic male lion.

    One the second last day, we again tested the responsiveness of the staff by requesting a vehicles to visit Somnath Temples. They did the same within no time. We had an enjoyable trip there and back with a memorable sightseeing at the temple.

    That evening, we went for a river safari to watch birds and crocodiles with their resident birding guide. And again, it was an experience that I will cherish for a long long time.

    Gir Birding Lodge is definitely on my must visit again list.

    Rajesh Madan, Delhi
  • We highly recommend Asian Adventures.

    We enjoyed our first birding trip with Asian Adventures to Gujarat so much that we were in no doubt which company we would choose for Christmas and New Year in South India. In planning the trip, Iqbal was always prompt and helpful with advice, flexible about arrangements and made sure we were well informed about what preparations we needed to make. He remained in contact during the trip to help in the event of any issues needing adjustment en route. Our guide, Sudeesh, and our driver, Raju, were friendly, helpful and very professional, always making sure that our needs were met and always willing to go the extra mile to make our trip a success. We saw 230 bird species as well as some mammals including a tiger and a herd of elephants. Our accommodation was always good, the food fabulous and our hosts at each stage were friendly and willing to accommodate the unusual hours and habits of birders. At the end of the tour, Sudeesh put himself out to take us to a local dress shop where I was able to buy beautiful Indian shalwarkameez at normal prices. During our final stay in Kochi, Raju went to great lengths to help us to find a shop that would make up lovely Churidar outfits over the New Year period at non-tourist prices, as well as an English language bookshop  to stock up on Indian novels. We highly recommend Asian Adventures.

    Thanks again for a great trip and best wishes Judith

    Ms. Judith Rumgay , UK
  • What our guests have to say

    What our guests have to say

    As you may remember that a few days ago I had booked a room online for my visit to Gir. I had a successful visit to Gir and enjoyed my stay at your resort as well. I have sent this mail so as to personally thank you for the care taken of me and my family at the resort. You have a very cooperative and efficient staff. Many of my friends and relatives are planning to go to Gir I would definitely recommend them for a stay at Gir Birding Lodge and even I would stay at Gir birding lodge in my future visits. I also came to know that you have resorts at other places also in India. I have taken pamphlets from Gir birding lodge for the same however, it would be very nice if you would mail me a list of same so that I continue to get similar services elsewhere as well.

    Kamlesh Kohli,