LIONS IN GIR! Trip report.

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Originally Posted by sdsudarsan View Post what a way to write a trip report.... you rock!!!!
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lovely trip report Arun.
I hope that my luck in spotting the big cats is as good as yours.
I am planning a visit to Sasan Gir sometime later this month.
Thanks for penning down such a wonderful triplogue.
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Originally Posted by harjeev View Post lovely trip report Arun.
I hope that my luck in spotting the big cats is as good as yours.
I am planning a visit to Sasan Gir sometime later this month.
Thanks for penning down such a wonderful triplogue.
thanks harjeev, appreciate your appreciation.
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Originally Posted by RWeHavingFunYet;

Spread out your pictures in your report in chronological order. It will be nice if you could include more pictures of the surroundings which would give a wholesome feel of Gir National Park to the reader. :cool:

For example, see this IndiaMike report: [B
Roopkund India Trek Report.[/B]
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i tried Rwe and not working so read the blog where it seems to be slightly better. but i can only put up 5 pics. not clear whay that is.????

hope you like it.
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Appreciate you ttrying to sort this out RWe

thanks leme know when it happens.

Somehow the leopard story is not getting any attention tat i thought it would get. dunno why.

anyway....
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Hey Rwe so now can you let me know. how to do this???
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Wow, neat pics, and great Gir safari report, happyarun! Can't get enough of lion photos. Looking forward to cub ones, those are such a special treat
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missed the cubs by a few minutes. should have waited and then the tracker took the other jeep down ht trail to the kill and the little cubs. anyway...... I got a beautiful leopard. http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...n-gir-t129822/

he is simply gorgeous.



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Nicely written and i am sure you had an amazing time in Gir, i always wanted to be there. And nice close up snaps too
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Between your enjoyable description of Gir and Mr. Richard 'Gir' in photo 7, I'm now seriously considering a trip with my Nikon toting spouse and teenage son. A couple of questions to get it all straight in my head:

1. If I'm lucky, my trip would end up in mid-May: would you say the hotel would still be comfortable then? Did it have air coolers or ACs? Should the hotel's location be a consideration to access the Sanctuary gate?

2. If it's another place of stay and I can't get the same guide, what's your advice on arranging a guide whose knowledge of birds exceeds their obvious physical attributes? More simply, does one have a choice with selection of guides? In Bandhavgarh or Kanha, one has to just grab the next guide in the queue.

3. How long was the bus ride from Ahmedabad? I've never been to Ahmedabad so must plan the arrival in the city somewhat judiciously.

4. How many trips inside the Sanctuary should be planned for? I'm worried that another commenter says that he hadn't spotted any cats on his visit some years ago.

I can see the Leopard pics on your blog and that he too posed for you patiently...what a blessing, I'd say!

Thanks for any small bits of info you can provide to help plan a trip.
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Originally Posted by jbhargava View Post Between your enjoyable description of Gir and Mr. Richard 'Gir' in photo 7, I'm now seriously considering a trip with my Nikon toting spouse and teenage son. A couple of questions to get it all straight in my head:

1. If I'm lucky, my trip would end up in mid-May: would you say the hotel would still be comfortable then? Did it have air coolers or ACs? Should the hotel's location be a consideration to access the Sanctuary gate?

2. If it's another place of stay and I can't get the same guide, what's your advice on arranging a guide whose knowledge of birds exceeds their obvious physical attributes? More simply, does one have a choice with selection of guides? In Bandhavgarh or Kanha, one has to just grab the next guide in the queue.

3. How long was the bus ride from Ahmedabad? I've never been to Ahmedabad so must plan the arrival in the city somewhat judiciously.

4. How many trips inside the Sanctuary should be planned for? I'm worried that another commenter says that he hadn't spotted any cats on his visit some years ago.

I can see the Leopard pics on your blog and that he too posed for you patiently...what a blessing, I'd say!

Thanks for any small bits of info you can provide to help plan a trip.

Hi JSB and glad you liked the post.

now for questions:
1. hotel has AC and May is a good month for lions and wildlife there. theya re all at the waterholes. AC room is 1000rs. it will be a snug fit for 3 but managebale.
2. hotel is equipped with gypsy and guide. no worries. they will charge you exactly the govt charges.
3. it is 7 hours approx from Ahmedabad and you have to take the Sasan gir bus that actually goes to somnath/verawal.
4. Trips are doen twice a daya nd i did 6. it was great. Each full gypsy is 1400 with 1 camera. works out cheapest of any where i have been. Ranthambhore and corbett are both more expensive.
5. 6 safaris and 8 lins 3 leopards are a fair number of cats not counting hte 3 males we saw in the smaller enclosed park. this is a smaller part of the big sanctuary and is 16 sqkm. The animals are free range and kill to eat. its just a smaller space and so sightings are easier. the minibus takes you around at 75rs a seat for 45 min. take the last morning bus for some good birds and sure fire lions. no action tho. lions are crashed at 11a.m. a photographer on the team could get eh seat number 20. its next to the driver and has oodles of space to move around. was a good ride tho people pooh pooh it.
Got some good shots of vulture and nilgai males chasing around and wild pig. the evening route again last one would yield a leopard and more movemnet with lions is what the guide said.

Hope you have a good one.

Cheers
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Thanks...Arun. I'm seriously mulling over it now. Will keep you posted through the blog once I've fixed it all.
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jyoti, you dont need to mull. book tickets and push off. best.ha!
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Yes, female Plumbeous Water Redstart Clicked in Corbett. Its male is quite different from it...more colourful. It's interesting how their pairs are totally drawn to thin streams of water in the hills.
http://orientalbirdimages.org/search...ID=&pagesize=1
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