Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Interesting tourist attractions near Gir National Park

Every year, many tourists head towards Gir forest located in the Indian state, Gujarat, to visit Gir National Park and witness its rare species of Asiatic lions. This wildlife reserve was established in the year 1965. Its total area comprises of a fully protected area and a sanctuary with diverse varieties of flora and fauna. Besides this exciting national park, there are some interesting places around it that tourists never forget to visit during their vacation spent in the region.

Somnath Temple
 Among them is the Somnath Temple, located in Saurashtra region. This is a famous Hindu place of worship and is believed to have been the richest in India during ancient times. Durbar Hall Museum also makes for an interesting visit, as it has some weapons, chandeliers, palanquins, and other items from the era of Nawabs.

Uperkot Fort
Uperkot Fort, which is believed to have been built by one of the greatest emperors of India, Chandragupta Maurya, is also worth exploring. Having an accommodation in any of the Gir National Park resorts would give travellers greater convenience in touring these places. Some of these resorts arrange sightseeing tours for their guests on demand, which helps them in getting to their desired locations without any hassles.

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