Attractions in Gir National Park
The Asiatic Lion - Sasan Gir is the only
place in the world outside the African continent where the lion can be seen in its natural habitat.
It alone draws hordes of visitors to the park each year. Much of the Asiatic Lion’s
time is spent sleeping where the shade is deepest, while the lionesses do the stalking, hunting
and cub raising. But, when a kill is made, he is the first to come and claim his share. The
best time to observe lions in their natural surroundings is at dawn and dusk, when they
are on the prowl. Though the Asiatic lion is an elusive creature, a morning safari renders
a good chance of seeing it.
Crocodile Rearing Center - A crocodile-rearing and research centre is situated
next to the Sinh Sadan Lodge, where hatchlings are reared and then released into their natural habitat.
Tulsishyam Hotsprings - Located in the park, two pilgrim centres, Kankai
Mata and Tulsishyam temples dedicated to Lord Krishna are worth a look. The focus of these temples is the
Sirvan - This is a unique village where people of African origin, known
as Siddhis, live.