Gir Lion Sanctuary:

Gir is one of India’s oldest sanctuaries, and is synonymous with the majestic Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica). The only place in India to see this animal, this park can take legitimate pride in saving an endangered species, which was at the threshold of extinction in the start of the twenty-first century, by providing it a more secured habitat. The Gir ecosystem falls in Biogeography Zone-4 (the semi-arid) and Biogeography Province 4-B. Gujarat Rajwara is the last remaining abode of the Asiatic Lion, Panthera leo persica. The Government of Gujarat has declared an area of 1412.1sq km as Protected Area (PA) which comprises 258.7sq km as National Park and 1153.4sq km as Sanctuary. Besides this 470.5sq km of forest area forms a buffer Zone as reserve, protected and unclassified forest. Thus, a total area of 1882.6sq km makes up the Gir forest.

For over 150 years, Asiatic lions have remained confined only to Gir after the Nawab of Junagadh took strong conservation measures to protect them, leading to a growth in the lion population. Even today, thanks to the people who live in this area, Gir is one of the best conservation stories in the world. The number of Asiatic lion has increased to 411 in the area according to census conducted in 2010. As per the new statics of 2015, the entire Saurashtra Region is inhabited by 523 Lions and more than 300 Leopards.

The main carnivore’s population of the park includes:

Asiatic Lion

Leopard

Sambhar Deer

Spotted deer (Chital)

Four horned Antelope

Jackal

Striped hyena

Indian Fox

Grey mongoose

Other species include wild pigs, hares and rodents typical of the savannah type grasslands and thorn scrubs.

Among birds, the exotic flora of Gir National Park gives shelter to more than 200 species of birds and moreover the sanctuary has been declared an important bird area by the Indian Bird Conservation Network. Gir is also habitat of raptors like critically endangered white-backed and long-billed vultures.

HOTELS ENVISAGED:

Location Hotel Names Rating
Sasan Asiatic Lion Lodge 4*

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Rajkot
MEETING POINT Rajkot Railway station PF1 at 0830hrs.
RETURN TIME Approximately 1300hrs at Rajkot Railway station
THINGS TO CARRY  Comfortable light clothing, Camera, hat, jacket, Sunglasses and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional Naturalist Meals
Safaris AC Transportation

 

Date Itinerary Stay Meals
Day 1 Arrive at Rajkot | Transfer to Gir Resort | Evening Safari Premium Cottages L,D
Day 2 Gir Lion Sanctuary – Morning and Evening Safari Premium Cottages B,L,D
Day 3 Gir Lion Sanctuary- Morning Safari | Transfer to Rajkot | Drop B

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:

09:00am:         Arrival at Rajkot, transfer to Gir Resort

12:30pm:         Reach hotel and check-In | Relax and birding around property

01:30pm:         Lunch

02:45pm:         Safari – 1

06:30pm:         Return from Safari | Tea n Snacks at property

07:00pm:         Relax and rejuvenate. Wildlife Documentary in Open sky.

08:00pm:         Dinner to be served

Day 2:            

05:30am:         Wakeup call

06:00am:         Morning tea and head for Safari – 2

09:00am:         Return from safari and Breakfast

10:00am:         Relax and explore. (Birding near Pond)

01:00pm:         Lunch

02:45pm:         Safari – 3

06:30pm:         Return from Safari | Tea n Snacks at property

07:00pm:         Rest and Tribal show by Maldharis

08:00pm:         Dinner to be served

Day 3:            

05:30am:         Wakeup call

06:00am:         Morning tea and head for Safari – 4

09:00am:         Return from safari and Breakfast

10:00am:         Transfer to Rajkot

11:30am:         Drop at Airport/Station with seamless memories.

Charges Include:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned hotel.
  • Transfers by AC Vehicle. (Rajkot – Sasan | Sasan – Rajkot)
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Safari charges, forest permits, guide charges.
  • Safari gypsy on 6 Sharing
  • Guide for Safari
  • Entry fees to the park
  • Entrance charges of the safari vehicle
  • Expertise and service charges
  • Leader charges
  • Wildlife naturalist with group

Charges Exclude:

  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees. (Additional ₹200/- per safari)
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

Payment policy:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE (Per person)
  Advance On or Before 15days to Departure
At the time of booking 50% 50%

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period Cancellation Charges on Cost
21 – 35 days 25%
21 – 14 days 50%
14 – 07 days 75%
Less than 07 days or No show 100%

 

Mode of payment

You may make the payment by the following modes:

Cash

You may hand over cash to us and we will be glad to send you a receipt against the payment.

Electronic Transfer:

You may use the electronic transfer facility to send us the payment. The following are the details

Bank Name:       Union Bank of India

A/c name:         The Tern Travellers (Nabeel Ansari)

Account type:    Current

Account No:      318401010137546

IFSC Code:         UBIN0531847

Email:               accounts@theterntravellers.co.in

 

Documents Required (For all participant)

Participants are advised to carry the following documents for their own safety and convenience or for any permits to be taken during the activities.

Document/s:

  1. Passport
    1. Compulsory for Foreigners, Non-Resident Indians
    2. Desirable for Indians
  2. For Indians who do not have a passport:
    1. Valid ID Card; this may include any of the following
      • Driving license
      • Pan Card (Has to be qualified with a proof of address as Pan Card is not a proof of Address)
      • Election ID Card

You will be required to carry the original of the document that you forward to make various permits (if any).

Keep copies of valid Passport and Visa (if any) handy.

Also carry additional copies of all the above for any other permits required.

You need not hand the document but maintain them yourself and produce them yourself if and when asked for. Please carry these documents on the trek as well as you may be asked for it at the various check posts.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • It is assumed that the Guests booking the tour are medically fit to travel on tour and also that he/she is aware about the tour programme and the different activities that shall be undertaken during the tour. In case of any health related issues on tour, Guests are expected to be equipped to handle it on their own. Tour Manager can give assistance in such cases but it will not be possible to give complete attention.
  • Payment of the registration amount only shows that the Guest is interested in going for the tour. All the services like hotel accommodation voucher, drivel details, etc. shall be confirmed only on receipt of the full and final payment.
  • The Tern Travellers reserves the right to cancel and forfeit the paid amount in case of non-payment of full tour cost before departure.
  • For any reason if The Tern Travellers bears any cost on behalf of the Guest, he/she must reimburse the amount to the Company within the designated time.
  • The Tern Travellers reserves the rights to modify or alter the tour itinerary in case of force majeure conditions (Political reason/Natural Calamities). Changes shall be informed to Guests at the earliest. Guests shall pay any additional charges applicable in such cases. Other than force majeure for any other unavoidable circumstance, if the Company curtails or cancels a certain day’s sightseeing, refund for the concerned portion of the sightseeing/tour shall be given to the Guests. The Company will not be responsible for any other kind of refund.
  • Transport provided for the entire tour is as per group size. Skipper has rights to allocate as per the group size.
  • Twin sharing accommodation is provided at all locations. In case of Extra Adult, mattress will be provided.
  • In case Guest misses any meal for any reason, no refund will be given.
  • Tour managers will be assisting travellers throughout the tour and they will not be responsible for loss of any Guest’s baggage or any kind of personal belongings. Guests will be solely responsible for their bags and belongings. Guests should follow information and instructions given by tour managers. The Company is not responsible for the consequences that may result from not following such instructions.
  • Alcohol and narcotics are strictly prohibited.

BATCH DATE/S:

April:20,28,29.

May:4,11,18,25.

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