Safari in India
Lion hunting sometime sounds very vague, as it is one of the most
endangered animals of the world. But, if you really want to believe that
Lion still exists then visit India, as India has if not immense but a
respectable number of this elusive creature of the big cat family. The Gir
forest area of India boasts of 300 lions in its forest complex.
Gir is the sole natural habitat of Asiatic Lions, a major reason why the
park receives a regular influx of tourists, making it one of the most
visited national parks in India. Just try to pay a little more attention to
the wilds around you and maybe you'll get more wild surprises within the
Sasangir vicinity, beside the Lion. In India the Lion population is spread
across the states of rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and
Jeep Safari is the best way to observe the big cats in their natural
surroundings, at dawn and dusk, when they are on the hunt. Lion viewing in
the Girs is best done, by driving via jeep around the forest. On the
way you might meet several other natives of the forest.
The Ideal Time
Wildlife seekers can visit Gir National Park throughout the year, but the
best period to visit the Gir Sanctuary is between the months of November and
Lion Safari Sites in India
There are not many sites presenting lion safaris in India. Amongst all, the
Gir National Park is the best option to go for a Lion Safari, as it is
having the highest concentration of Lions, as compared to other sites in
Gir national Park
Gir National Park is the sole surviving natural habitat of the Asiatic
Lions. In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat, lies the 116
square-mile Gir sanctuary established to protect the last wild population of
Lion outside the African regions. Since 1913 when the Lion population over
here fell drastically to just 20 animals, the numbers have increased to
around 300. This is of course the best site to have an encounter with Lions.
Gandhi National Park
One of the prime attractions to the National Park is the Lion Safari, which
has been pulling people to the park ever since it was established. You can
also experience a Tiger Safari here, which is a newly introduced attraction
in the 20-hectare area in the recreational zone of the park.
Nehru Zoological Park
This is another wildlife site that offers both Lion and tiger safaris.
Situated in Hyderabad, the Nehru Zoological Park is also considered as one
of the biggest zoological parks existing in Asia.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the major Lion safari sites of Kerala, Parambikulam has one of the
largest population of Gaur or Indian Bison. Among its other wildlife
conservation attractions there is a Crocodile Rearing Centre and a Deer
» Get the permits to enter the Park area.
» Don't disturb the animals, birds and trees.
» Behave in a responsible manner when watching and photographing
» Don't leave your group, while travelling in the wilds.
» Don't engage in any illegal trade of animals and birds.
» Don't litter the park area.
» Throw all the wastes in the proper litter zones.