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Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary

Junagadh, Gujarat(India)
Pincode : 362135
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Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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About Wildlife Sanctuary

Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary The Girnar Hills in Junagadh district of Gujarat, are famous since ancient times as a place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Jains. The town of Junagadh is situated practically at the foot of these hills to their west. These hills lie between the parallels of latitude North 210 25' and 210 35' and meridians of longitude East 700 30' and 700 40'. Looked from above, the forest area looks like a circular disc of about 16 km. diameter. The area is bound on the east by the agrarian-pastoral revenue areas of Bhesan taluka and on the remaining three directions by the revenue areas of Junagadh taluka. Locally these forests are also known as Dungar.

Girnar forests were once part of a major forest ecosystem comprising of Gir and Girnar. Gradually the urbanization and economic activities caused by major agricultural expansion and industrialization have isolated these two forests converting Girnar as na isolated compact patch of forested habitat of 17,878.871 (178.8 Km2) Administratively, the Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary falls under the Junagadh forest Division with headquarter at Junagadh.

Girnar Wildlife SanctuaryIn, Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary Trees species, Climbers species, Twiner species, Creeper species, and Parasite species are available. 179 Birds Species, 33 Reptiles species, 30 Mammals species are available.

Girnar Wildlife SanctuaryJunagadh town, the head quarter of the Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary and is well connected with important cities of Gujarat, by road, rail and air.

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  • Rajkot (103 km), Ahmedabad (300 km) and Diu (200 km) are the nearest major functional airports well connected with Mumbai, Delhi and other metropolitian cities of the country. Junagadh is famous for its local mango variety named "Kesar Keri". Local handloom "Bandhni" has a reasonably good market. Education and health facilities exist. Junagadh is well connected by bus, taxi and other means of local transport. Reasonably good hotels, "Dharmshalas" and other accommodation facilities (including well maintaines Fiorest Rest House at Bhavnath by the State Forest Department) are available in and around Girnar.
  • Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by road ways. It is connected by NH-8B to Rajkot (100 km.) by NH-8D to Somnath (79 km.) by NH-8A and NH-8B to Ahmedabad (327 km) by NH-8D and NH-8B to Porbandar (106 km.). It is 58 km from Sasan Gir.
  • Junagadh is an important railway station of the Western Railway Ahmedabad-Rajkot-Porbandar-Dwarka-Okha section. Rajkot Railway Station is 100 kn and Ahmedabad Railway Station is 325 kn away from Junagadh town.
  • 15 October to 15 February

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