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Friday, 18 December 2015

Best Time to Visit Gir Forest


 

Gir Forest

Gir Forest Reserve is open to visitors throughout the year except during the monsoon months between June and October. By far the best time to visit the park is in the winter, from December to March when the weather is cool and there are great chances of game sightings. 

General information:

  • Gir forest Area: 1413 Square Kilometers
  • Famous as / for: Home of the Asiatic Lions
  • Lion Census conducted in 2010: Total of 411 Lions of which 97 are males, 162 are females and 152 cubs
  • Altitudes: Altitude varying from 150 – 530 meters above mean sea level
  • Longitudes: 700 50’ 710 15’ East
  • Latitudes: 200 40’ 210 50` North
  • Temperature: Summer 450 C and cold winter night’s drops below 100 C
  • Rainfall: 100 mm in western part of Gir and 650 mm in Eastern Gir
  • Best season to visit: November to January
  • Closed Period: 15th June till September

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