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Shocked  ( This post was last modified: 03-13-2019, 12:04 PM by Rishi )

(03-13-2019, 07:58 AM)Wolverine Wrote: I was stucked in Sasan and got bored, so in the 5th day (again no trucks) I decided to take the action in my own hands walking in the forest myself (basically illegally). Every morning I followed the old railway crossing the forest for about an hour and than followed a small river bad also about an hour. Finally I saw 2 male lions from about 10 meters distance (got totally scared), a leopard from 30-40 meters (Gir is probably the best place outside Sri Lanka to watch spotted cats) and countless number of peacocks, every evening the forest is vibrating by their voices.

WOW that's so much cooler than a regular experience! How come you'd never told this before.. So, did you follow the narrowgauge rail line & returned to the town along the river-bed?

There's now an official tourism zone in the National Park with 8 designated routes (western part, near town Sasan).
Best case scenario; choose a combination of either from (Route 2/5/6)  + (Route 4/7/8). Never choose 1 or 3.

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"Gir Jungle Trail" package is the one that deals with it. Everything else is for Devaliya. 
One can now book a safari online, the offline procedure is archaic & problematic, but prices are always obscenely higher for foreigners. 
https://girlion.gujarat.gov.in/GirJungle...oking.aspx
http://www.girnationalpark.in/book-gir-lion-safari.html
http://www.girlionsafari.com/
https://www.girjunglesafari.co.in
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@Wolverine and @Rishi 

Thanks for the answers.
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( This post was last modified: 03-13-2019, 08:15 PM by Wolverine )

(03-13-2019, 09:26 AM)Rishi Wrote: WOW that's so much cooler than a regular experience! How come you'd never told this before.. 

Yup, very cool, especially taking into account that forest rangers caught me and wanted to charge me 2000 rupees fine for "entering the teritory of the national park without permission" but after couple of days they forgot about the case....  Lol  
Yes, followed the railway till the bridge and than turn right following the river in order to be sure that will be not lost.

For sure when you see a lion or tiger from feet due to fear they look gigantic..., I climbed on the tree and spent there around half hour (already wrote somewhere, you forgot). But you should not fear Gir lions - towards humans they do not behave like really wild lions allowing walking man to get up to 8-10 meters from them without fear and in same time they don't behave like captive, zoo lions, because if you enter the lions in the zoo cage they will kill you for sure. Gir lions are kind of semi-domestic, trained, no fear and no aggression.

I'll repeat my opinion that from all protected areas in India Gir is probably least welcoming tourists and visitors, kind of closed entity. The theory that Gujarat will lose money from touristic industry sharing its lions with MP is incorrect because is doubtfull that Gujaratis earn any significant money from tourists, they seems don't like them. At least that was the situation back in 90's. ( @Sanju )
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( This post was last modified: 03-13-2019, 10:07 PM by Rishi )

(03-13-2019, 07:52 PM)Wolverine Wrote: I'll repeat my opinion that from all protected areas in India Gir is probably least welcoming tourists and visitors, kind of closed entity. The theory that Gujarat will lose money from touristic industry sharing its lions with MP is incorrect because is doubtfull that Gujaratis earn any significant money from tourists, they seems don't like them. At least that was the situation back in 90's.

Tourism money or no. Moving lions out of Gujarat would be something akin to banning automatic firearms from Texas, you know... complicated.
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( This post was last modified: 03-15-2019, 11:18 AM by Sanju )

(03-13-2019, 07:52 PM)Wolverine Wrote: The theory that Gujarat will lose money from touristic industry sharing its lions with MP is incorrect because is doubtfull that Gujaratis earn any significant money from tourists,
Quite disagree.

Quote:they seems don't like them.
They like nobody (not only MP but Rajasthan and every other state) except themselves Greed and self-centeredness at its extreme. Looking forward for the day in which they remember that Mahatma Gandhi born in their State.
When Need turns to Greed, our Extinction happens.
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