Devalia Safari Park

Devalia Safari Park also known as Gir Interpretation Zone Devalia is a nature reserve in Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary.

Devalia park is at 13 km distance from Sasan and comprises of 412 ha chain link fenced area, carved out as a distinct eco-tourism zone. It provides whole wildlife experience to tourists and reduces tourist overload from Gir National Park. Sighting of Asiatic lion and other wild animals of Gir are easy, within a short time span and at cheaper charges.

Sighting opportunity:

Mammals: Asiatic lions, Leopards, Blue Bull, Sambhar, Chital, Jackal, Blackbuck, Wild Boar, mongoose etc.

Along with mammals, many rare birds including Peafowl and vultures are common in the Devalia. The presence of Savana habitat and other flora is also another attraction of the area.

 

Devalia Safari Park Lion Scape

Lion Scape from Devalia Safari Park

Reaching Devalia Safari Park:

One can reach Devaliya Safari Park by the following routes:

By Air: Person can come via flight up to Rajkot or Ahmedabad and then take a cab to reach Sasan and Devalia Park.

By Rail: Can reach up-to Junagadh by Rail through Rajkot or Ahmedabad and then travel by road for about 55kms to reach Devalia Park. Or can come via local trains from Junagadh to Sasan Gir village (though not preferred unless you have ample free time)

By Road: Devalia Park is about 56kms from the Junagadh city and 13km from Sasan. Buses and cabs to Junagadh or Sasan Gir are available from all major cities of Gujarat.

Auto rickshaw/taxi round trip to Devalia from Sasan Gir village costs around Rs. 150/350.

Distance from Major city:

Distance between Devalia Safari Park to Ahmendabad - Rajkot - Somnath

    • Ahmedabad to Devalia Park: 375 KM
    • Rajkot to Devalia Park: 160 KM
    • Junagadh to Devalia Park: 48 KM
    • Somnath to Devalia Park: 43 KM

Entry Permits:

To explore Devaliya Safari Park one has to get a permit first. Permits are generally issued from the tourist reception centre. These days yet visitors can get their permits online from girlion.in and that saves them from the hassle of waiting in long queues for permits. During festival days of Janmashtami and Diwali. By availing the services of the online Gir Permit booking system, one can book the permits quite in advance. But it needs to be borne in mind that permits done online are non-refundable in nature.

Devalia Safari Park - Gir Interpretation Zone (Devaliya Park)

Devalia Safari Park – Entrance

Notes: Permits are limited per day. So, you need to get your permit as soon as the forest reception centre opens in the morning

Safari Park Charges / Entry fees:

Monday – Friday:
Indian: INR 150 Per head
Non-Indian: INR 2400 per person

Saturday – Sunday & Festival days:

Indian: INR 190 Per head
Non-Indian: INR 3000 per person

Safari Timings:

Morning Time: 8AM to 11AM
Evening Time: 3PM to 5PM

Note: Though Devalia Park remains open for tourists throughout the year, it remains closed on every Wednesday.

Best Time to Visit Devalia Park:

Best time to visit Devalia SafariPark

The ideal time to visit Devalia is between December and March. But the green lavish feel of nature during August-September is worth giving a try. Which can be a memorable experience. When the weather is too hot; i.e. around April and May, it is advisable to avoid due to the blazing sun and scorching heat.

Accommodation & Stay:

Lots of accommodation options are available at Sasan, which is 13 KM from Devaliya Safari Park. And it’s the base of Gir National Park. Accommodation options range from budget to medium range and even luxurious 5star hotel. For budget options, you can check guest house opposite to Sinh Sadan (reception of National Park Safari) at Sasan. For the medium range budget, you can opt for lots of lodge and resorts and the last option is Fern Resort if you want luxury stay. Thus, there is not much to worry about accommodations. Except during festival seasons when every single room gets booked.

Photo Gallery

Previous Photo Trips:

Every year we plan a photography trip at Develiya Safari Park during monsoon. Blog articles on experience, sighting and photos of the trip:

Devalia Safari Park - Wildlife Trip 2016 | Group Photo

Devalia Safari Park – Wildlife Trip 2016

Devalia safari park wildlife trip 2017 - Group Photo

Devalia safari park wildlife trip 2017

19 Comments

  1. Cynthia Knoke September 20, 2018 at 10:57 AM - Reply

    WOW!

  2. […] Jungle Babbler shouting at Indian Mongoose. It’s normal behavior of Babbler n Myna that whenever they see any reptiles or mongoose or such they gather and shout on them and force them to leave the place. Image from our wildlife trip 2016 at Devalia Safari Park. […]

  3. […] image was taken at the end of safari during our Wildlife Trip 2016 to Devalia Safari Park. This jackal was standing on side of track and being on bus gave this top angle image. A unique one […]

  4. […] our 2016 Monsoon Wildlife Trip, we were waiting at reception counter of Devalia Park. And there presence gave a good practice session and few good frames […]

  5. […] exploring Lions during our Wildlife Trip 2016 to Devalia Safari Park, we saw a group of Jackal on the ground. And they didn’t moved even when we reached much closer […]

  6. […] our wildlife trip 2016 at Devalia Safari Park, we saw this lioness facing opposite to us. And a bit alert. Might be she can hear or smell […]

  7. […] Jungle Babbler shouting at Indian Mongoose. It’s normal behavior of Babbler n Myna that whenever they see any reptiles or mongoose or such they gather and shout on them and force them to leave the place. Image from our wildlife trip 2016 at Devalia Safari Park. […]

  8. […] exploring Devalia Safari Park during our wildlife trip of 2016, we saw this Lion sitting on side of road. And that place was a […]

  9. […] image was taken at the end of safari during our Wildlife Trip 2016 to Devalia Safari Park. This jackal was standing on side of track and being on bus gave this top angle image. A unique one […]

  10. […] our 2016 Monsoon Wildlife Trip, we were waiting at reception counter of Devalia Park. And there presence gave a good practice session and few good frames […]

  11. […] exploring Lions during our Wildlife Trip 2016 to Devalia Safari Park, we saw a group of Jackal on the ground. And they didn’t moved even when we reached much closer […]

  12. Dr. Abhimanyu Bishnu September 3, 2018 at 10:24 PM - Reply

    Really nice pictures. I hope I get to visit this place someday 🙂

    • Hiren Khambhayta September 4, 2018 at 12:16 AM - Reply

      Can consider as backup plan for Gir National Park Safari.

  13. […] exploring Devalia Safari Park during our wildlife trip of 2016, we saw this Lion sitting on side of road. And that place was a […]

  14. […] Since last 2yrs we at Photography Club of Jamnagar are planning cost sharing Wildlife Trip cum Workshop at Devalia Safari Park. […]

  15. Luke O'Brien August 17, 2018 at 4:41 PM - Reply

    Great to be able to get access to wildlife this exciting. You’ve clearly come away with some excellent shots – I really like the Asiatic lion in monochrome – brilliant contrast with the deep shadows here.

    • Hiren Khambhayta August 17, 2018 at 4:57 PM - Reply

      Thankyou. This one are images of 2016 only. Will share last year’s images soon.

  16. Aditya Mittal August 17, 2018 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    Really beautiful pictures.
    Regards
    wayfareradi.wordpress.com

    • Hiren Khambhayta August 17, 2018 at 3:53 PM - Reply

      Thankyou

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