How to Reach Gir National Park

Gir National Park, the biggest lion reserve in India, is a popular destination for lion admirers, as it is known for being the only refuge for the regal Asiatic lion species. Established in 1965 and declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1975, Gir is home to more than 606 plant species, nearly 2000 insect species, over 300 bird species and 36 species of mammals, including the majestic lions. The overall area of the wildlife sanctuary and the national park is 1,151.59 sq. km., which gives enough reason to visit Gir and enjoy the natural surroundings away from the metropolitans.

The best time to visit Gir is from October to June when the weather is perfect for spotting the animals in their natural habitat. So, if this is convincing enough for you to plan your next trip to Gir, then read on to know how to reach Sasan Gir and save yourself some time.

Gir National Park is located nearly 65 km away from Junagadh district in the western state of Gujarat. The location of the national park makes it easily accessible via all modes of transportation. People who wish to travel by air can reach Sasan Gir via Rajkot and Keshod Airports, which are nearly 165 km and 60 km from the national park respectively. After deboarding at the airport, you can take a cab which will take you to your destination in just a couple of hours.


Lions resting in a den
a family of lions sitting in the wild

If you are a train enthusiast and thinking about how to reach Gir National Park by train, then you can get down either at Junagadh or Veraval railway stations, both of which are at almost the same distance from the national park. From both these railway stations, you can easily get a cab or a bus to reach Gir. The national park has good connectivity from all road networks, making it easy for visitors to reach here. So it will not be an issue if you want to travel by road.

In case you are wondering how to reach Gir National Park from Ahmedabad, you can rely on state transport as well as private bus services for safe travel. It takes nearly 8 hours to reach Gir by road. While travelling by bus, you can reach the Sasan bus stand which is nearest to the national park and then take a cab to the national park.

If you are travelling to Gir from Somnath and wondering how to reach Gir National Park from Somnath, you can take the state transport which will take you to your destination in about an hour as the distance between Somnath and the national park is nearly 50 km.

a sambar deer standing near a tree

During your visit to Sasan Gir, you can stay at Jagira Ananta Elite and have a comfortable and luxurious experience after an exhilarating jungle safari. Visit us and enjoy an alluring meal at our in-house restaurant - Oasis. Now that you have everything you need to know before your trip to Gir, plan your adventure into the wilderness and experience nature at its best.