Monday, 19 January 2015

Gondal is an interesting place to visit near Gir

Naulakha Palace

 Many of the tourists visit Gir National Park while enjoying their vacation in its surrounding areas. This wildlife sanctuary is well-known across the world as the only natural habitat where Asiatic Lions reside. Accommodation in any of the Gir National Park resorts located close to this wildlife sanctuary gives them great convenience in exploring this reserve as well as other interesting places nearby. One of them is Gondal, which was among the elite princely states under the Bombay Presidency during colonial era.

During their visit of Gondal, tourists can explore the majestic palaces of this city, which have stood the test of time. One of them is the Naulakha Palace, which dates back to the seventeenth century. Its exquisite balconies, stone carvings, spiral staircase, and delicately carved arches continue to amaze visitors even today. Another architectural beauty of Gondal is the Huzoor Palace, in which, the royalty continues to reside even today.

Royal Garages
A good collection of vintage and classic vehicles can be found in the Royal Garages of this city. Bird lovers would find considerable varieties of birds near the large water bodies in Gondal. Grasslands belonging to the royal family are also the right spots to watch some attractive birds in action.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Why you must visit Gir?

Gir National Park
Pack your bags for an adventurous and thrilling trip to Gir National Park. Home to Asiatic Lion, Gir is one of the most popular national parks in India. 

Following are the key reasons for visiting Gir:

The Asiatic Lion in Gir National Park

1) The Asiatic Lion:

Gir is the only place in the world outside the African continent where lions can be spotted in their natural habitat. This factor alone draws a plethora of visitors year after year. A majority of Lion’s time is spent resting and snoozing in the shade deep inside the jungle. The Lioness is primarily involved in hunting while the lion rests. The responsibility of bringing food for the family lies with the lioness. If you intend to spot a lion on your visit to Gir National Park, then you should consider coming here during morning hours. In fact, you should avoid visiting here during afternoon hours because this is the time when most of them spend time resting.

Jeep Safari in Gir National Park

2) Jeep Safari:

Jeep Safari is another popular Gir attraction, which draws maximum number of tourists every year. If the idea of roaming on a vehicle in the wild appeals you, then you should definitely consider going on a jeep safari. Here, it is essential for you to remember that you have to have a permit from the concerned officials. Generally, the permit is issued on the spot before the jungle trail begins.