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Sasan Gir Forest, India

Sasan Gir

The Gir Forest National Park is one of the oldest sanctuaries in India and is home to the last remaining Asiatic lion.

As well as the lions, the park is home to leopards, sloth bears, jungle cats, striped hyena, golden jackals, mongoose, and civets. 

 

Lion in Sasan Gir Forest
Sasan Gir Forest, India

How to access Sasan Gir National Park

The nearest airport to Sasan Gir National Park is Diu Airport which is serviced by regular flights from Mumbai and Delhi. From Dui Airport it is a two-hour drive to the park. The park lies in the north-west state of Gujarat.

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As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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