My mother and I are very fascinated by nature & wildlife, so whenever the appropriate time comes, we don’t fail using it to explore national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. After many exciting & successful tiger tours, this was my first trip to the land of Asiatic Lions. We took off from Bombay landed at Diu Airport and made our way on the road to Sasan Gir. One thing that I have learned from my long travel experience is that one should never have any expectations while traveling because there are always surprises which get revealed any point in time. We finally reached our resort
Gir Birding Lodge. As we were making way to the room, I saw some people gathered at a particular point, when I asked a hotel boy what was happening he said that a lion crossed the fence and entered the cottage. He further added that because the resort shares its boundary with
As we had taken 3 Days & 2 Night Gir Tour Package Today was our second & last day, and it was probably our last chance to spot Asiatic Lion. We commenced our morning safari at 9 A.M not knowing whether we will encounter any Asiatic Lion or not but enjoying the sights of all other mammals and birds. By the way, the forest is full of Indian Civet, golden jackal, striped hyena, owls, and reptiles. As I was clicking the image of one handsome Brown fish owl, who was standing inside the tree bark the jeep abruptly stopped with a small jerk and voila! There was my felon relaxing right in the middle of the road. My eyes transfixed at the lion observing his every moment as if creating a permanent memory that can never get expunged from my mind. My trip to Gir was an eventful one not because I saw the Asiatic Lion but the environment & the atmosphere of the forest was refreshing and adorable.