Saddled with the pressure and responsibilities of modern life, we often forget that there is more to this world than the grey concrete jungles and monthly paychecks. Nature is resplendent with ample of beauty and variety that will help you understand the purpose of life better, thereby bringing harmony in your life. It is essential to return to the natural settings every once in a while to keep oneself humble and grounded. Among these natural settings, you are sure to find a lot of interesting wild flora and fauna. To further observe and admire such exotic animals in their natural habitat from close quarters, you should definitely plan a trip to the Gir National Park in Gujarat. These are some of the wonderful animals you may come across on one of your safari trips through the jungles of Gir:

Asiatic Lion

There was a time when this magnificent creature roamed freely in the forests of North Africa, Northern Greece and Southwest Asia. Poaching activities led to it being an endangered species. But courtesy to the forest officers of the Gir National Park for implementation of several programmes to save the lions. Due to such programmes, it has now become possible to spot these ferocious creatures easily in this forest. You can now admire the majesty of this beautiful creature from a safe distance in the national park, and click their amazing pictures in their very own habitat.

Four-Horned Antelope

Also known as the chousingha, this creature will surprise you with its timid grace and swiftness. It’s quite easy to spot an antelope here. However, very few have the skill to photograph an antelope in action. So check your photography skills trying the same.

Indian Leopard

One of the five big cats found in the Indian subcontinent, this wild beast can grow to a length of nearly 5 feet. Though identical to Cheetah, only an animal lover will be able to spot the difference between the two.


Ever heard of a mammal with hard keratin scales? No, then you should definitely come to Gir to see the pangolin. Interestingly, the name of this endangered species comes from the Malay word “pengguling”, which translates to ‘something that rolls up’.

Pygmy Woodpecker

You are sure to have an ‘aww’ moment when you see this incredibly tiny species of woodpecker that is distinguished by its spotted white tail and pink rimmed white irises.

After a day well-spent in the wild, you will surely want to retreat back to a cozy setting that will help you relax and unwind. Surprisingly, there is Club Mahindra Resort in Gir that will offer you the desired kind of accommodation and comfort to make your jungle safari truly memorable. Numerous Club Mahindra Reviews will give you a clear picture about the kind of services they offer. With in-house restaurants to serve delicious cuisines, recreational activities to keep yourself entertained, and warm hospitality of the staff, Club Mahindra will make your jungle safari to Gir special.