Sasangir Wildlife Sanctuary


Sasangir Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Saurashtra district of Gujarat. Sprawling over an area of 1412sqkms,

Several wildlife are spotted within the lush green mixed deciduous vegetation consisting of Teak, flame of the forest, jamun, a variety of acacia, tendu, dhak and babul trees. A number of gurgling rivers crisscross the rugged hilly terrain that the region is.

The biggest of all tourist attractions in Sasangir is the Asiatic Lions. It is only here outside Africa, where Asiatic lions are spotted. An approximate population of 300 lions inhabit in the National Park, which is also a lion sanctuary.

Apart from the lions, commonly spotted animals include: wild boar, common langur, chinkara, striped hyena, jackal, porcupine, hare, black buck, chital, leopard, gazelle, nilgai, wild ass, spotted deer and the four-horned antelope. Marsh Crocodile can be spotted easily in lake of the Kamaleshwar dam.

Bonelli's eagle, peafowl, grey partridge, painted sand grouse, crested serpent eagle, jungle bush quail, common green pigeon and several species of doves are found among the avian species.

Guided trips arranged by the park authority and mostly carried out during the early morning and the onset on evening offer excellent opportunity to watch the birds and animals in the natural setting.

How to Reach Sasangir

The Gir National Park is the only place in the world, outside Africa, where the Asiatic lion can be seen in its natural habitat.

Many wild life enthusiasts throng in the national park to experience the thrill of watching majestic lions in their natural habitat.

By Air

The nearest airport is Rajkot (160 Km), which is connected to many Indian cities by regular flights operated by several airlines.

By Train

Sasan is a railway station on the meter guage line. However, the convenient railhead is Junagadh (54 Km)

By Road

A convenient road network connects Sasangir to important cities in Gujarat and western India. Cities like Dwarka (317 Kms), Junagadh (54 Kms), Rajkot (160 Kms), Mount Abu (567 Kms), Mumbai (802 Kms) are well connected by road from Sasangir.



Last Updated on : 27/09/2013