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As Sasan Gir has been left untouched to protect the lions, we are accessible only by road. The metal road is in excellent condition and weaves through lush country and hillsides, offering a view of centuries-old rural life rarely seen at bustling tourist destinations.
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BHOJDE VILLAGE (GIR),
DIST. GIR SOMNATH,
The magical call of the wild is answered at this Riverside Resort in Bhojde sasan gir. A Luxury jungle resort adjoining the famous GIR National Park and the Reserve Forest.The resort provides a unique opportunity to enjoy wild life within natural habitat.
Located close to the cities of Junagadh and Amreli, the Gir Forest is home to 523 Asiatic lions and is the only natural habitat of this subspecies around the world. The leopard, jungle cat, rusty spotted cat, striped hyena, golden jackal, cheetal, nilgai, sambhar, four-horned antelope, chinkara, wild boar and hare are also easy to spot here, along with around 200 species of avifauna.
Located at the edge of the world-renowned Gir Forest, The Wilds Villa is the ideal getaway for nature lovers, holidaying families and honeymooners alike. Surrounded by rich jungles, the farm faces the Kapooriya River and offers the perfect setting to take in the calm, far from the bustle of the city.
Once at Wilds Gir Forest, experience the best of both worlds. While the jungle safaris introduce you to a life untouched by civilization, our aesthetically-designed rooms offer the best of modern-day comforts for you to unwind in, after your rendezvous with the wild.
The Gir - the largest compact tract of dry deciduous forests in the semi-arid western part of India is the last abode of the big and regal predator Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica), an endangered species. The sanctuary is internationally acclaimed for successfully saving this precious species from the brink of extinction. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1965. Subsequently, an area of 258.71 sq. km. was declared a National Park.
Gir lies has a topography made up of succession of rugged ridges, isolated hills, plateaus and valleys. Besides, being the last abode of Asiatic lions, Gir forms a unique habitat for ratel, rusty spotted cat, pangolin, ruddy mongoose, civets, paradise flycatcher etc.
The overwhelming presence of the omnipotent big cat diverts the attention of the common man from the remarkable bird population that the sanctuary has. However, the birds of Gir sanctuary did attract the great ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali who believed that, had the Asiatic lions not been there, the area would have been one of the most fascinating bird sanctuaries of the country.
People mostly link Gir with "Maldharis" who have survived through the ages by having symbiotic relationship with the lion. They are religious pastoral communities living in Gir. Their settlements are called "nesses". At present, Gir forests of Gujarat (India) is the only natural place where this race of lions i.e. Asiatic lion is found.
Unlike the other big cats, lion is tolerant of the presence of human being and it even lives near the human settlements. During the last century in British rule, lion population touched an all time low of 20 in 1913. The serious conservation efforts by the then Nawab of Junagadh saved the species from the brink of extinction. The subsequent efforts by the Forest Department have successfully brought the population to the present respectable status of 327 numbers of this majestic animal.
The Asiatic lion, the most majestic big cat, is a unique gift of nature. It is an extremely intelligent animal with remarkable social habits and hunting techniques.
The prominent belly fold, smaller mane, lesser body size and the weight differentiate it from its African counterpart. Lions live and hunt in groups called "pride", which generally consists of adult females, their cubs plus a few males.
While partaking in a jungle safari, it is extremely important to follow certain Jungle Code so that one does not spoil the nature's beauty and does not disturbs our furry friends. Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts of a Jungle Safari, which one needs to keep in mind.
Right Dressing:It is advisable to wear clothes which cover the arms and legs so that if one comes in contact with insects or wild animals, he does not catch any allergy. Wearing layers of clothing is also a good idea.
Blend your clothes with nature:Stay away from loud colors, bold prints like polka dots or noisy trinkets as they might be disturbing for the animals, or might get scared or can also attract unnecessary attention. Blending with the environment is actually the basis idea.
Stay Calm: Be composed and calm when inside the jungle. Unnecessary excitement might keep them away from you. Stay in Right Company: It is extremely important that you should stick to your group, headed by a naturalist.
Pack Light: Packing light is important. Only pack what you need inside the jungle. Jungle safaris can sometimes be tiring; do not carry anything, which is absolutely not required.
Do not forget these:Do not forget to carry sunhats, sunglasses and sunscreen to keep you safe from sun rays and sunburns. Wear covered comfortable shoes along with socks. Wearing exposing footwear might be a bad idea.
Medical aid: If any one of you is allergic to dust or animal fur, do not forget to carry your medication.
Click Click:One doesn't partake in jungle safaris every now and then. Do not forget to carry a good camera so that you can click some good photographs of the flora and fauna. What if you spot the big cat!
No Feeding Animals:Restrict yourself from feeding animals. Their behavior cannot be predicted and this might proveto be harmful for you or for them.
Refrain from Littering: The jungle is home to the wild animals, thus, it is best that you do not litter your garbage here and there in their home.
Stay Vigilant : Stay alert and avoid an ignorant attitude. If you see any visitor or staff any wrong, report it as soon as it is possible.
Closeness could be Harmful: Do not get too close to animals in order to observe them closely. They can either get scared or can attract them towards you. Do not try to be too friendly with the wild in the jungle. No Loud Talks: The forest is no place for long talks or conversation. Keep your talks limited and that too in low tones.The animals may shy away from you.
No Place for Souvenirs: Please do not get down from your jeep in the jungle to carry bird feathers, leaves or stones.
Stay Calm during Photography:Please do not create any disturbance for the wild animals while shooting videos or clicking photographs. Keep calm and the flash mode off.
Fire Alert: Stay away from using any combustible substances during your jungle safari.
Cellphone Nuisance: It is advisable to keep your cellphones in your hotel room or if you are carrying them with you inside the jungle, keep them switched off or on silent mode.
Do not agitate: Please remember that you are inside the jungle to explore the animals,while they are inside their house.Do not agitate them by throwing stones at them or doing anticts to attract them.