Package: 03 nights and 04 days at Gir National Park
Accommodation: Gir Birding Lodge
Tour Code: 111-DT
Best Season: October to June

Located in Gujarat, Gir National Park has the distinction of being the only place in the world where you can find the majestic Asiatic Lion. There are a total of about 400 Lions and 300 Leopards in the park, making it one of the largest big cat concentrations in the country. On this tour of this magical land, we’ll spend our time unraveling the mysteries of its lesser-touched parts.

My favourite time to visit Gir

Some may say safari trips are best done in the summer, but for me, October and November are beautiful times to be in Gir National Park. This is the time when the park has just reopened from the monsoon break, and the dry arid landscape has been replaced by green grasses and lush vegetation. Not only does this make a beautiful background for wildlife photographs, but it is also a staple for the herbivores of Gir, such as Spotted Deer, Sambar, and Nilgai, and young fawns are seen with their parents.

This abundance of food travels throughout the food chain. The lush grass means more herbivores, which in turn means more and better sightings of the carnivores of Gir. Lions and leopards are also at their peak activity at this time, and the vegetation makes for some beautiful sightings and photographs.

But it’s not just the bigger residents of the reserve that revel in the greenery. Indian Paradise Flycatchers, Black-naped Monarchs, Indian Pittas, and more, are best sighted at this time. These birds have feasted the entire monsoon on a bounty of insects, and since the winter migrants have not arrived yet, they enjoy a brief peak period of minimum competition.

However, if you wish to enjoy this time of the year as much as the forest denizens, then do plan your Gir visit as soon as possible. A gap during the monsoon means visitors are itching to visit Gir again, and safari permits are, as always, a finite number. I suggest you book soon to avoid the disappointment of missing out on a memorable safari.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Rajkot to Sasan Gir

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Gir Birding Lodge

Arrival at Rajkot and drive to Gir Birding lodge. Check in, have lunch, and visit the Crocodile Dam, a unique place where you can see adult and baby Marsh Crocodiles, being bred here to supplement the wild population in the sanctuary. Dinner and overnight stay.

Key species: Lion, Leopard, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Marsh Crocodile, Indian Stone-curlew, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Common Woodshrike, Western Osprey

Day 02: Sasan Gir

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Gir Birding Lodge

Early morning go for a wildlife safari. After returning, have your breakfast. Later enjoy your lunch then go for an afternoon safari to enjoy the serene atmosphere. After returning from the safari in the evening, you can capture the bird species near the resort premises. Dinner and overnight stay.

Key species: Lion, Leopard, Nilgai, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Crested Honey Buzzard, Spotted Owlet

Day 03: Sasan Gir

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Gir Birding Lodge

Explore the wilds of Gir with morning and evening wildlife safaris. Sasan Gir is the last abode of Asiatic Lions and is considered an excellent place for bird watching. The park checklist has 250 birds and about 50 other species are recorded in the grasslands along the periphery of the sanctuary. Dinner and overnight stay.

Key species: Lion, Leopard, Sambar, Grey Mongoose, Eastern Cattle Egret, Shikra, White-browed Fantail, Oriental Darter, Woolly-necked Stork

Day 04: Departure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

After spending three unforgettable days it is time to end our tour. After breakfast, check out from the lodge and drive to Rajkot for final departure.

Tour ends.


  • Lion & Leopard Tracking
  • Bird Watching
  • Farm Fresh Indian Meals 
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Nature Walk
  • A True Wildlife Lodge



Services Included

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary at the lodge
  • 04 Wildlife Safaris in Gir National park
  • Transport from & to Rajkot airport
  • All applicable taxes

Services Not Included

  • Optional Tours and Excursions, Personal & Incidental Expenses
  • Tips, Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Camera Fee etc
  • International and Domestic Air Fare, Visa, Insurance
  • Any increase in Govt. and State Taxes