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Gir National Park, Junagadh

Gir National Park Overview

Fast facts Date of establishment- 18th September, 1965. Area covered- 2,450 hectares. Location- The Park is situated in the district of Junagadh of Gujarat. About Gir National Park! The Gir National Park is situated around 65kms from the city of Junagadh, which comes under the district of Junagadh, Gujarat. The Park was established in the year 1965 only as a forest reserve but afterwards it was declared as a national park by the government of India. The Park covers an area of around 2450 hectares, which abounds in wildlife. Flora- The Park mainly comprises of deciduous type of forests. Some of the common trees seen here are Teak, Jamun, Ber, acacia, babul etc. Fauna- The Gir national park is the home of the endangered species of Asiatic lions. Asiatic lions are found only here in Gir national park. In addition, one can also see animals like jungle cats, hyenas, mongoose, leopards, desert cats, sambar, nilgai, chital, chinkara, wild boar, marsh crocodiles, monitoe lizard, tortoise and many more. Avifauna- One can see here a large number of birds like The Indian Grey Hornbill, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black-headed Oriole, Great Horned Owl, Crested Hawk-eagle, Pygmy Woodpecker etc. Transportation Rail- The closest railway station is located at Veraval and Sasan Gir. Air- The closest airport is located at Keshod. Road- The Park is well connected by road to major cities & towns.

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