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Sight Seeing

Devaliya Park Sasan Gir -

Earlier lion shows used to be aranged for the benefits of tourists visting Gir. However, this practice was found to be cumbersome and deleterious for the lions and staff. Therefore, no lion shows are arranged now. At present, Gir Sanctury and National Park is not divided into various zones and there is no definite tourism zone. However, to reduce disturbance from tourism in the main sanctuary and National Park area and to facilitate understanding of tourists about Gir and its wildlife, an Interpretation Zone has been created at Devalia. The Interpretative Zone comprises of 412 ha. of chainlink fenced lion area which is Gir in a nutshell covering all habitat types and wildlife of Gir. It is also provided with a feeding cum living cage for carnivores and double gate entry point. The basic aim of creating this facility is to provide an opportunity of viewing lions and other animals in their natural habitat within a short period and to reduce tourist pressure in the tourism zone. At predent, there are about 250 to 300 spotted deer, 100 to 110 bluebull, 10 to 15 wildboar, 5 sambar, along with other mammals and reptiles in the zone. A good variety of avifauna is also spotted in the area. Introduction of a few more wild species is under consideration.

Mount Girnar -

Girnar Mountain is about 1100m (3630 ft) high and is an extinct volcano. It is 4km east of Junagadh and is the main tourist attraction in the area. On the plateau about 180m (600 ft) from the top of the hill, is a group of beautifully carved Jain temples built between 1128 and 1500. Neminath, the 22nd tirthankara, is said to have died on Mount Girnar after living here for 700 years. There is a special marble temple dedicated to him here, and a black marble statue of him. The Mallinath Temple (1177) is impressive. There is the peak of Ambaji, with a height of 3,330 ft (1,010 m), which is famous for the temple dedicated to the goddess Amba Mata dating back to the 12th century. It is said that a visit to this temple guarantees a happy marriage. There are good natural sceneries from the top of the mountain.

Kankai:-

In the heart of the jungle, 50 km from Sasan Gir, there is a shrine to Kankai Mata, the benefactor of the shepherds of Gir forest.  A supremely wild place, here you can hear lions roar at night and animals gathering at the nearby lake. There is a bus from Junagadh every morning that leaves at 8am, stays one hour at the temple, and departs on the return journey at 9:45am. But to really experience the place, go with private transport and stay the night. The high temple walls ensure your safety, and once night falls, you can watch the stars through the jungle treetops, hear lions roaming outside and experience a night in the true wilderness.

Talala:-

Talala, 15 km from Resort, is famous for two things: the Bhimdeval Sun Temple and its huge orchards of kesar mangoes. If you are around in the summertime during the mango season, be sure to go visit the orchards and get your face all sticky from eating just far too many of these deliciously sweet fruits. Then be sure to wipe your face before visiting the cathedral-like Bhimdeval Sun Temple nearby, whose spire you can climb to the top for an excellent view of the surrounding area.

Junagadh:-

Junagadh is located at the foothills of Girnar hill in the Junagadh district of Gujarat Just 58 Km from Sasan Gir. It was the capital of the erstwhile Junagadh State under the Muslim rulers of Babi Nawabs. It is a historic city and its name means an ancient fort in Gujarat. Junagarh is a flourishing tourism destination in India, owing to the fact that it was ruled by many dynasties, which have enriched its cultural and historical heritage immensely. The profound influence of varied kingdoms is even visible in the architectural style of its monuments. People travel to Junagadh to witness the magnificence of these historic structures. In addition to this, there are a number of other places apart from the monuments which are a must visit. The location of the city is such that apart from the tourist attractions of the place, one can also enjoy a host of other places near the city. Owing to the fact that there is so much that Junagarh has to offer, one can easily say that it is a tourist paradise. Rarely has any other city in Gujarat been so richly endowed with historical and tourism wealth. The history of Junagadh is chequered by the rule of the Mauryans, Kashatrapas, Guptas, Vallabhas, Chaudasamas, Gujarat Sultans and Babi Nawab. In the earlier periods, Junagadh was under the influence of four major religions mainly, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Muslims. Both political powers and religious influences enriched the culture and created fantastic edifices leaving their mark on the architecture of Junagadh. The Babi ruler of Junagadh, Nawab Mahobat Khan II (1851-82 AD) beautified Junagadh and patronized the construction of several buildings and urban design projects like Aina Mahal, Circle Chowk with clock tower and Dewan Chowk. Some of the other buildings of the Nawabi period are the Bahauddin College, Manoranjan Guest House, Mahobat Madresa (Narsi Vidya Mandir) and the maqbaras (mausoleums) of the royal family. All the architectural elements are highly decorative and reminds one, of the last phase of architecture of Lucknow.

Diu Beach:-

Diu Beach, 100 Km from Resort, finest beaches in India, attracting tourists from all over the world. The island of Diu Gujarat lies across Ahmedpur-Mandvi. Diu beach in Gujarat is a sensuous blend of sun, sand and sea. Diu is a real pleasant spot with soft sands, wondrous waters, swaying coconut canopies, captivating churches and fantastic forts. It is the fusion of the nature and history that comes across at Diu in Gujarat.

Somnath Temple:-

Somnath Temple, 100 Km form resort, Facing the wide open Arabian Sea, the temple at Somnath is an imposing structure offering a spectacular sight to the beholders. At a distance of 79 km from Junagadh and 25 km from Chorwad is the temple of Somnath, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The legend says, Somnath was built by none other than the Moon God himself at the time of creation. The remains of the temple "braved the shocks of time and survived the attacks of destroyers."

Ahmedpur Mandvi:-

Ahmedpur Mandvi lies about 70 km from Sasangir and is one of the finest beaches in India. It is ideal for walks and swimming. A variety of water sports options like water scooters, skiing, surfing, parasailing, and speedboat trips are available here.

And Many More Palaces...............