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Gir National Park and lion sanctuary is 65 kms from Junagadh which is also a historical town. Accomodation is at Sasan Gir which has hotels and resorts a plenty to suit your budget. We stayed at the Gir Birding Lodge run by Asian Adventures, New Delhi. This resort is located just next to gate no 2 of the sanctuary & is a delight for the nature lover. Accomodation is in double room cottages and although not the budget type, gives you the real ambience of nature at its best. As the name suggests, good birding is available right on its 35 acre campus! See my review on

I would like to thank Mr. Pradeep Agarwal, Manager, Gir Birding Lodge and the staff for the wonderful service they gave us. Special thanks to the jeep drivers and the guides who brought the the forest alive with their useful information and keen observation and a special thank you to the legendry Murad who graciously interacted with us and shared some of his adventurous and hair-raising experience!
Finally, a big thank you to the team of, Sudhir Sivaraman, Kalyan Verma and all my co-particpants and especially my room-mate Suma Rao for making the the visit so enriching and enjoyable!