There are many interesting sightseeing places to visits when you are at Sasan Gir National Park, Junagadh, Gujarat.
You can opt for jeep safari which will take you to Sasan Gir National Park along with Kankai Mata Temple, Devalia Park, Kamleshwar Dam and few other places. Jeep safari is the best way to explore the jungle area of Sasan Gir National Park. It will be truly an adventurous experience for one and all. Before going for jeep safari you must need to get permission from Sinh Sadan Forest Lodge Office. During jeep safari you can watch lions in their natural habitats. Watching lions from open roof jeep is a wonderful experience in its own. It will be a heart pumping experience for you. You can even take a guide along with you. Best time to choose for jeep safari is at dusk and dawn.
Kankai Temple is a holy place and “kuldevi” for many Hindu people. Every year hundreds of devotees visit this temple. The temple also provides meals for devotees and travelers. There is also a history tale related to this place. It is believed that “Arjuna” from the Indian mega epic Mahabharata came here alive. When the Pandavas became thirsty he had used his bow and discovered water from the earth. Banej is another famous lord Shiva temple which is worth visiting from here. It is just 15 kms away from here and it is very famous place surrounded by trees, wild animals and nature. Tulsi shyam is another famous religious place to visit nearby.
Devalia park is a mysterious world of Asiatic Lions. You can enjoy the witnessing the wildlife in the jungle area. This area is also known as ‘Gir Interpretation zone’. In other words it is a part of Sasan Gir National Park. This place will give you a chance to watch lions as well as other wild animals in the jungle area. It is open for tourists only from monday to saturday, morning 8 am to 11 am and evening 3 pm to 5 pm. There are no tourists safari is allowed on sundays. To explore this beautiful natural landscape you must first get permission which you can easily get from the tourist reception centre. However people take online permission in advance to save the time now a days. Best time to visit is between december and march.
The Kamleshwar Dam is also well known as Hiran-1 Dam. This dam is built on hiran river which is in Visavadar, gujarat. It is a rock filled embankment dam. It is very famous among the tourists due to its birds and crocodile population. Reserve a room with Aranya Eco Farm and visit all these places and have a fun filled holidays with your loved ones at Sasan Gir National Park.