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Sasan Gir is unique in being the last remaining home of the Asiatic lion.

The Sanctuary

In 1980 this sanctuary was set up to protect the lion and its habitat, and since its initiation the number of lion have increased from under 200 to an estimated 520 (in 2015).

It is however controversial - in order for there to be a sanctuary land was required, and consequently local herders lost cattle grazing land. Additionally due to declining areas of forestation around villages, villagers are forced to forage for fuel in the park, so reducing the lions' habitat once more.

Weather

The best time to visit the park is December to April, when it is coolest. From mid June to mid October it is closed for the monsoon - though needless to say dates may shift a little depending on the weather patterns!

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Start planning your tailor-made trip to Sasan Gir National Park by calling one of our India specialists on 01993 838 330

Suggested Sasan Gir National Park itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Sasan Gir National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Sasan Gir National Park

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