Online Gypsy Safari Booking Website for Gir National Park & Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat.

Welcome to Gir Safari

Please Select your Jeep Safari

Gir Jungle Trail

Gir Devalia Safari

Kankai Temple Safari


Time Table for Safari

Days Morning Timings Evening Timings
Monday to Sunday 6 am to 9 am 3 pm to 6 pm
Monday to Sunday 8:30 am to 11:30 am -

Gir Jungle Trial is closed from 16th June to 15th Oct every year

Vehicle Days Morning Timings Evening Timings
Gypsy Monday to Sunday 7 am to 7:55 am 3 pm to 3:55 pm
Gypsy Monday to Sunday 8 am to 8:55 am 4 pm to 4:55 pm
Gypsy Monday to Sunday 9 am to 9:55 am 5 pm to 5:55 pm
Gypsy Monday to Sunday 10 am to 10:55 am -

Gir Devalia Safari remains closed on every Wednesday

Vehicle Days Morning Timings Evening Timings
Innova Car Monday to Sunday 6 am to 12 am 1 pm to 6 pm

Some Necessary Information

Gir Forest Trail: An Experience of a Lifetime

According to the Forest Department at present, the number of Asiatic lions at Gir is 600. Now think of spending a whole day with these tamed beasts. Yes, it is possible once you are at the

Gir National Park.

Gir Wildlife Sanctuary located near the district of Junagarh and spreading across an area of 1412 sq. km. is a paradise for wildlife lovers. The Gir National Park in Gujarat is the most often visited sanctuary of India. Holding a huge population of Asiatic lions, Gir offers a once in a lifetime wildlife experience. You can enjoy the best jungle trail in India when you are at the Sasan Gir National Park. Gir records near about 300 types of birds along with 24 species of reptiles and 30 types of mammals.

Avail the Lion safari

Among all the wildlife sanctuaries in India, Gir is the sole place, where you can see lions roaming freely in their natural habitat. To offer you a thrilling experience, Gir Park has arranged for Lion safaris in open jeeps. Each car is accompanied by trackers or professional guides. It is said that the roar of the lion can be heard at night and the sound can make even the bravest to shake.

The Gir Jungle trail no doubt gives a royal feeling and goosebumps. The best time to witness these wild beasts is either at dawn or dusk. Keeping this in mind, the jeep trails are arranged at fixed intervals. To experience the raw wilderness of the jungle, avail any of the safaris. Read on to know more.

Safari details

Gir or the Sasan Gir is the only known natural habitat of the most popular Asiatic lions. To offer you a unique experience of spending time with the rare wild beasts, the jungle authority permits the arrangement of jungle safaris. The safaris are available at a competitive rate. Apart from lions, you can also spot leopards, deer, marsh crocodile, long-billed vultures and snakes including the King Kobra

The safaris are arranged inside the lion park both in the morning as well as in the afternoon. In the morning two safaris are arranged at an interval of one and a half hours. The first one is available from 6.45 AM to 9.45 AM. The next one starts at 8.30 AM and ends at 11.30 AM. In the evening the timings are 3.00 PM to 6 PM.

In the Gir jungle trail, one jeep can accommodate 6 persons. For the Indians, the charge is INR 5300 and for the foreigners, the safari charge is INR 13800.

Ways to book an online safari

You can easily book a jungle safari online. You need to enter the full name of the persons traveling while booking. The next step is to choose the preferred safari time and enter the details. Once you make the payment in the next step your booking is complete.

At the time of safari, you need to carry your Aadhaar card or driving license or voter ID card or passport. In case you need to cancel your booking you can expect to get a 75% refund if canceled before 10 days. You can get a 50% refund if canceled before 5 days and 25% before 2 days. No refund is possible if you cancel your booking in less than two days interval. Make sure your booking is non-transferable.


Gir Lion Park in Gujarat is the only national park where only jeep safari option is available. When on a jeep safari the lions can be seen roaming freely in their natural habitat. The best time to spot the lions is during dawn and dusk. Make sure to act according to the guide’s advice.

Devalia Welcomes You

Your Gujarat tour is sure to remain incomplete if you miss the grand Gir Devalia Safari. Devalia lies about 12kms west of the Sasan Gir. This is a region within the Gir National Park that is better known as the Gir Interpretation Zone or simply Devalia.

This fenced compound covers an area of 4.12 sq. km. and is the homeland of a slice of Gir wildlife. In this region, you are sure to get the best view of lions. However, here the animals seem to be stage-managed and the region can't be considered as the best substitute for the entire park. Along with lions, you can also spot fixes, spotted deer and mongoose. A magnificent leopard lying inside a cage is another enticing sight.

Devalia Safari on a bus is a must-try for nature and wildlife lovers. Try to book hotels that are close to Devalia to make your safari a relaxing one. Read to gather detailed information and book a trip online.

Safari time and charges

Devalia Safari inside the Gir National Park in Gujarat is conducted on a bus from Monday to Sunday. The morning shift timing is from 7.30 AM to 11 AM. In the evening the service is available from 3 PM to 5 PM. However, the GIZ Devalia Safari is not available on Wednesdays.

The bus safari in the Gir Park is available for both the Indians as well as the foreigners. From Monday to Friday the bus fare is INR 150 for Indians and INR 2800 for the foreigners. On Saturdays and Sundays and any occasion, the safari fare is INR 190 for Indians and for the foreigners the cost is INR 3500.

Devalia Safari Park booking

The Devalia safari park is built with the sole aim of reducing tourist pressure in the main park and to offer the opportunity to the tourists to watch lions and other wildlife within no time. You need to book e-tickets for visiting Devalia.

Using one log-in ID you can book tickets for 6 persons and 1 child. Make sure the child is 3-12 years of age. Keep your ID proof ready while booking the safari online. Also, make sure to carry the same ID proof while traveling in the lion park. Do not forget to carry a proper print out of your e-ticket. A torn or wrong will not be encouraged.

You must report the safari spot near about 30 mins before the commencement time. The online charge of the ticket excludes the guide charges and the vehicle charges. So make sure to carry the extra amount with you. However, to avoid all these hustles you can simply get your safari permit from the tourist reception center at the National Park.

The don’ts while on safari

Your safari to the well-known lion park in Gujarat is sure to be a memorable one, provided you keep yourself away from the following activities.

  1. Try not to throw any garbage inside the park. Warn other too.
  2. Do not blow a horn or try to feed any animal.
  3. No plastic is allowed inside the sanctuary.
  4. You should never try to ignite a fire.
  5. Do not use searchlight or spotlight and also don’t try to come out of the safari vehicle unnecessarily.
  6. Avoid bothering or teasing animals by using any sharp musical instruments
  7. Consuming alcohol and smoking is a big no-no.
  8. Keeping explosives and arms inside the park is a criminal offense.

Lastly, do not show up your frustration if you fail to see the wild cat. Many other wildlife species are there to quench your thirst. Visiting the Sasan Gir National Park and availing the Devalia safari is a must when on a vacation to Gujarat.

Take the Holy Blessings of Kankai Mataji

Are you ready to hear holy chants amidst the lion roars? Getting goosebumps already? The same is possible once you opt for the Kankai Safari within the Gir National Park in Gujarat.

In the middle of the sanctuary, near about 25 km from the Sasan Gir, lies the Kankai Mata shrine. The temple belongs to Shri Kankeshwari Mataji or Shri Kankai Mataji. The goddess here is considered as the savior of the shepherds roaming about in the Gir forest. The Kankai Mata temple inside the Gir National Park is the wildest place indeed as you can hear the lion roaring from inside the temple. There is a lake nearby which is the gathering spot of numerous wild animals.

The devotee who wants to stay here in the night requires a special permit from the forest department officials. The Gir Park Forest Department allows only 50 devotees at a time for the night stay. Normal visitors too, need to have a proper permit to avail the Kankai Safari and to enter the holy temple.

Avail the Kankai Safari

The Kankai temple safari is a trail through the wild Sasan Gir National Park. The Kankai Mataji Temple is, in fact, the only temple lying in the vicinity of the forest. Safari vehicles, basically Innova car, are available every day. The Safari timing is between 6.30 AM to 12 AM. In normal days the charge of the safari is INR 5000. During the festival days, the safari tour will charge you INR 5500. Each vehicle will allow 6 passengers and one child of 3 to 12 years old.

Situated at the heart of the Lion Park, this temple has a natural charm of its own. If lucky, you might spot an Asiatic lion on your way to the temple.

Booking procedure and refund

To book the Kankai Temple safari online, you need to fill in a proper form. Initially, you should fill in details like passenger name, contact number, e-mail id and your date of journey. You should also specify the number of adults and children. Once you proceed to the next step and make the payment your booking is sure to get confirmed.

Once your booking is confirmed, you cannot transfer it to someone else. However, if you need to cancel your trip due to some unavoidable circumstances, try to make it before 10 days. You can expect to get a 75% refund in such cases. If done before 5 days you can get a 50% refund. Cancellation before 2 days will fetch you a 25% refund. No refund is possible if the trip is canceled in less than 2 days.

Accommodation for visitors

Every year this temple witnesses thousands of visitors and devotees. Sometimes, meals are arranged for the devotees and the tourists inside the temple. The temple trust is always to donations in both cash and kind. Being situated in the middle of the dense Gir Sanctuary, the tourists are requested to leave the temple before sunset. People, who wish to visit other nearby places, can go to Banej. This is another religious place located 15 km from the Kankai Mataji Temple. Tulsishyam is another local area worth visiting.

Whatever, your plans are you are bound to avail safari cars from the main center at Sasan Gir. The journey might take 2 long hours, but the pristine landscape inside the jungle is sure to offer you the best jungle trail. However, discard the idea of taking a selfie amidst the jungle.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags today and book your safari. You might get lucky to see quite a good number of wildlife with the blessings of Kankai Mataji.

Ways to reach Gir National Park

Imagine yourself to be seated in a safari and a group of an Asiatic lion approaching the vehicle. Is your heartbeat rising? You can witness this creepy incident once you are at the Gir National Park in Gujarat. The adventurous jungle safari is the only point of attraction that pulls hundreds of travelers each year to Gir. If you have already decided to head towards this exotic locale, we are here to answer your question on how to reach Gir National Park.

Traveling by air

Two airports lie close to the Gir National Park – Rajkot and the Keshod Airport. The Rajkot airport lies at a distance of near about 160 km. The Keshod airport, on the other hand, is situated near about 70 km away from the park. After reaching the airports, you can avail of a bus or a cab to the Gir National Park. If you are traveling from Jaipur (Rajasthan) you can easily avail the train to Rajkot.

The best way to come to the reserve via air is through the Mumbai International Airport. You can get down at the Diu airport from Mumbai and then take a cab from Diu to Gir which is a 2 hours drive. People traveling from Somnath can also avail flights till Diu airport. Flights are also available from the Mumbai airport to Porbandar, wherefrom you can take a cab to the park. It will take near about 2 and a half an hour to reach Gir Park.

Traveling by rail

The nearest railways stations to the Gir Park are Veraval and the Junagadh railway stations. Both are located at the same distance from the forest. Both Veraval and Junagadh stations lie on the state-driven railway tracks and are connected with the major cities by express trains. Cabs and taxis are available from each of the stations traveling to Gir. By road, it will be a 2 hours journey from the station.

Another station to avail is Rajkot which lies near about 165 km away from the national park. Cabs are available from Rajkot to Gir which is a 4 hours journey. Rajkot is an equally important station and remains well connected to other major cities through connecting or express trains.

Traveling by road

Availing the roadways is always an appealing journey indeed. To the adventure lovers traveling by road is considered to be the best option to reach their destination. The roads of Gujarat are comparatively in good condition and your journey is ought to be a comfortable one. The Gir National Park is well connected to the other parts of Gujarat through the well-maintained roads.

Private buses and state buses also ply across the city to Gir at regular intervals. Cab and taxi services are also available which will take you to the Lion Park from various cities of Gujarat.

Reaching Gir from major cities

If you are wondering how to visit Gir National Park from Ahmedabad, here’s the best way. The distance of Sasan Gir Forest from Ahmedabad is about 343 km and they are well connected through railways and roadways. However, the best way is to avail buses or cab from Ahmedabad to Sasan Gir which will take near about 6 hours 40 mins. Ahmedabad is connected to Gir through the Veraval and Junagadh stations.

People traveling from Delhi can also avail of the options available from Ahmedabad as there is no direct connection available from Delhi to Gir. If you are from Kolkata, you can take any connecting transport either to Mumbai or Ahmedabad. Both trains and flights are available from Kolkata to Mumbai and from Kolkata to Ahmedabad.

No matter from which part of the country you are, reaching Gir National Park is easy.

It's time to board the time machine and travel back

If you are in search of an opportunity to enchant your eyes and sole with the religious, cultural and historical panorama of India, opting for a Gujarat tour is the best possible option. Gujarat, located on the Western coast of India, is an amazing bit of land and is termed as the Jewel of the West. Though slightly outshined by the significant grandeur of adjacent Rajasthan, Gujarat had its handsome share of princess and maharajas too.

The historical and cultural traditions of the land date back to the period of the Indus Valley civilization. Historical excavation shows that the current city of Gujarat had a dock that connected Sabarmati with the trade routes of Sindh. Owing to its large coastline, Gujarat was considered as the gateway of the Middle East.

The name Gujarat was derived from the Gujjars, a nomadic tribe that initially settled in the region. The population of Gujarat is a mix of people from different religions. However, the Adivasis are believed to have formed the original inhabitants. Other races of people consisted of masses from the Middle East, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. In some parts of Gujarat, you can spot the Afridis of Africa. Apart from that, you can also spot people like Muslims and Greeks.

You have already learned how to reach Gujarat. Now, let’s travel back through time and reveal the evolution of Gujarat into the modern state today.

Early history

No written records could be found about the early history of the Indian state of Gujarat. The earliest recorded history that can be read is about the great Chandragupta Maurya and his reign from 322 to 294 BC. Pushyamitra was deputed by him who thereafter ruled the entire region starting from Junagadh. The rock carvings near Junagadh bears evidence of Emperor Ashoka being ruled the region.

During this period, Demetrius of Greece too tried to invade Gujarat but could not emerge victoriously.

Approximately during 10 AD, several parts of Gujarat came under the rule of Sakas and they were in power for near about 400 years. Extended regions of Bharuch and Punjab were under the rule of the Mahakshatrap Rudraman 1, the founder of the Kardamaka dynasty.

After the decline of the Gupta rule, Gujarat went under the rule of Senapati Bhatarka who was the general of the Gupta army. Under his rule, the Maitraka dynasty came into existence near about 470 AD and they established their capital in Valabhipur at Bhavnagar. The Maitraka dynasty ruled till 767 AD and their kingdom extended till the Malwa plateau. The Pratiharas dominated the region from 8th – the 9th century and followed by their rule came the Solankis.

The early history makes it clear that apart from the Gujarat lion safari, the city has more to offer.

Medieval history

With the advent of the Muslim rulers in India, started the medieval history of Gujarat. The very first Muslim conqueror to list his name was Mohammad of Ghazni. Before conquering the whole of India in 1298, the Muslims centered their rule mainly along the coastline of Gujarat. Initially, there were two small Muslim settlements in Bharuch and Khambhat. Abdulla, the founder of the Bohra community of Muslims came to Gujarat during the same time from Egypt.

With time, Gujarat came under the Delhi Sultanate. The period during the 13th century saw the repeated attack from Alauddin Khalji. The Delhi sultanate finally came to an end following Timur's attack on Delhi. With the gradual weakening of the Delhi sultanate, the last governor of the Tughluq, Zafar Khan stated himself to be independent in 1407. The Gujarat Sultanate came into existence with this event. Ahmad Shah, the next sultan took the Sultanate rule further by leading the foundation of the capital, Ahmedabad in 1411.

Ahmad Shah’s successor Mahmud Shah proved to be a good administrator and he was even successful in repulsing a naval attack by the Portuguese. He was also known to set up a separate naval base at Diu. During his rule, Gujarat emerged as the earliest seat of Hindu education with the beginning of the preaching of Islamic disciplines in Patan. However, the Patan infrastructure was extensively exploited by Mahmud Shah. Finally, with the assassination of Sikandar Shah, the Gujarat Sultanate came to an end.

The Mughal armies started invading Gujarat which marked the beginning of the rule of Akbar and the Mughal rule lasted for near about 185 years. The medieval age finally saw the end of the Muslim rule with the coming of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the greatest of the Maratha rulers. His military invasions, however, came to an end with the advent of the European regal powers. The first-ever European powers to have ruled the city of Gujarat are the Portuguese.

The detailed discussion makes it clear that you need to know the factual history before searching for the Gujarat Lion Safari booking website.

From the British rule till the present time

As you deck up to visit the National Park in Gujarat, make sure to go through the pages of history and get a clear picture of the path traveled. Extensive areas of Gujarat were under British rule until the beginning of the Quit India movement. This movement led by Gandhi Ji finally marked the freedom of India in 1947. The majority of Gujarat after that was under the Bombay Presidency jurisdiction except for Baroda.

The regions like Kutch, Gujarat, and Saurashtra came under the Bombay State as they were initially a part of the Bombay Presidency. The state of Gujarat saw the first spark of a movement demanding full freedom on 1st May 1960. It was initiated by Indulal Yagnik. Gujarat emerged as a separate state with Ahmedabad being the capital.

The people of Gujarat were peace-loving people and were interested mostly in business. Political upheavals, however, flared up often. Few communal riots too broke out in the state with the worst one being the one that took place in 1969. The initial years of the modern era saw Congress in power. The political scenario has however changed with BJP coming into power marked by the grand victory of Narendra Modi. He later became the Chief Minister of Gujarat followed by the Prime Minister of India.

So once you have spotted the best time to visit Gujarat, delve deeper to study about the colorful history of the state. Make sure to include some historical locales in your sightseeing in Gujarat.