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Gir Forest is one of the National Parks in Gujrat which is also a wildlife sanctuary and term as Sasan-Gir by an additional name, in India. Gir Forest was well known in the year of 1965 and it is situated 58 km from Junagadh city with totality locale of 1412 km². The Gir history says that it holds full of Indian Lions which are also recognized as Asiatic Lion which are smaller than African Lions to some extent.One can have hotels in gir jungle which gives you a complete view of natural enviornment and piece. Enjoy an outstanding stay at the best resorts in gir forest at reasonably priced rates.

History of Sasan Gir

History Of Sasan Gir

Gir Forest is about to be one of the National Parks in Gujrat which is also a wildlife sanctuary and term as Sasan-Gir by an additional name, in India. Sasan Gir History says that it became a National Park in year of 1975, which lies in Gujarat peninsula in south west India.Gir Forest is situated 58 km from Junagadh city with totality locale of 1412 km².Gir history offers chronological information of gir. The land is jagged with low hills and the plant life is mixed deciduous, with stands of Dhak trees, Teak, banyan, flame of the forest and acacia Jamun,Acacia, Tendu and interspersed with large patches of grasslands.The trees are sparse and stunted on the hills. Gir Forest of Gujarat gives plenty of fuel grove yearly which is something like Rs 50 crores and it also very helpful due to its greenly grassland which in order to make available 5 million kilograms of grass. The history of gir national park gives information of Indian Lions which are also recognized as Asiatic Lions which are smaller than African Lions to some extent. Major wildlife originate in Gir Forest are Asiatic Lions, Leopards, Chowsingha etc. Gir history says that Forest is essential for genetic investigation with entertaining, visual, enlightening ideals.

Wildlife of Sasan Gir

Wildlife of Sasan Gir

Wildlife of Gir Forest counts to 2,375 fauna species which includes 38 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, 37 species of reptiles and 2,000 species of insects. Gir history says that it has been divided into two groups- Carnivores group mainly comprise of Asiatic lions,Sloth bears,Jungle cats,Striped Hyenas,Desert cats , Leopards, Chowsingha etc. Herbivores group mainy comprises Wild boar, Chinkara, Sambar,Nilgai, Chital etc.
Some of the typical species include Crested Serpent Eagle, Eagle-Owl, Rock Bush-Quail, Pygmy Woodpecker, Black-headed Oriole, Crested Treeswift and Indian Pitta.

Asiatic Lions

Asiatic Lions

Gir History says that it holds full of Indian Lions which are also recognized as Asiatic Lion which are smaller than African Lions to some extent.These lions were once found across northern Africa, south west Asia and northern Greece. History of gir national park let you know that there are only 411 left in the wild and all of them are in or around the Gir Forest National Park. The first modern day count of lions was done by Mark Alexander Wynter-Blyth, the Principal of Rajkumar College, Rajkot sometime between 1948 to 1963, probably early in his tenure as the Principal during that period. Even though the Gir Forest is well protected, there are instances of Asiatic Lions being poached.Asiatic lions history enlight us about different sub-species of Lion which are : Asiatic lion, West African lion, North East Congo lion, East African lion, Southwest African lion and Southeast African lion Transvaal lion. Out of the eight sub-species recognized,and there are only six varieties of lion are alive in the wild today. The other two are claimed to be alive in detention, but scientific proofs do not support their validity of claims.

Water Reserves

Water Reserves

Hiran, Shetrunji, Datardi, Shingoda, Machhundri, Godavari and Raval are the seven major persistent rivers of the Gir region.There are four reservoirs of the region are at four dams, one each on Hiran, Machhundri, Raval and Shingoda rivers. During the summer season surface water is not available and scarcity of water becomes a serious problem.

Culture of Sasan Gir

Culture Of Sasan Gir

Sasan Gir Culture gives information of the heritage of its gir history. The Gir forest culture is in cycle with tradition and current lifestyle.Siddis consider that the dancers raise the existence of past saints at essential points of the ceremony. The people of Gir follows nonflexible culture. Gir history says that in the village of Sirvan are the inhabitants for Siddhi. Nowdays,these Siddi chase a small number of original traditions with the omission of Damal Dance which are derivative of Ngoma drumming and dance form of Africa.


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