GIR NATIONAL PARK
The Gir National Park - The sole home of the pure Asiatic lions is considered to be the best protected areas in Asia.The largest area of dry deciduous forests in Gujarat was declared as a sanctuary in 1965 and subsequently an area of 258.71 sq. km. was declared a National Park. The park is internationally acclaimed for successfully saving this precious species from the brink of extinction.
Gir has a topography made up of succession of rugged ridges, isolated hills, plateaus and valleys. Besides, being the last abode of Asiatic lions, Gir forms a unique habitat for other wildlife as well.
More than 300 species of birds been listed here and most of them are resident. 6 recorded species of vultures are also seen here.
The Gateway Gir Forest
Located at the edge of Gir Forest, The Gateway Hotel is the ideal getaway for nature lovers. Surrounded by rich jungles facing the Hiran River offers the perfect setting to take in the calm, far from the bustle of the city.
26 aesthetically-designed rooms, 1 deluxe suite and 1 executive suite equipped with he best of modern-day comforts offer view of Hiran river and Gir Forest.
All day dining with fresh, local produce, natural ingredients and vivid regional cooking styles make this place a smart choice for any of the meals. One can choose a romantic dinner by the poolside with a view of the river or cozy indoor setting.
The hotel also features a swimming pool, fitness center and Spa.
Lion Safari Camp
The camp lies amidst a private mango orchard consisting 900 trees overlooking the Hiran River. Only 2% of the land area has been built to maintain the natural setting.
This eco-friendly camp has 21 AC Luxury Tents each with large well furnished bedrooms and an attached en-suite bathrooms. All the tents are beautifully furnished with natural materials and open out to an extended deck - An ideal place to sit and relax amongst nature.
The open-air restaurant overlooking the Hiran River serves the choice of Indian, Chinese and Con-tinental delicacies. The barbeque is the highlight of the evenings.