GIR INTERPRETATION ZONE - DEVALIA

GIZ Devalia Safari also known as Gir Interpretation Zone - Devalia, is the establishment of particular eco-tourism zone to reduce overload of tourists from Gir Forest Visit and to provide whole wildlife of Gir at single place in safe habitats. This Interpretation Zone comprises of 412 ha chain link fenced area which is regarded as ‘Gir in a nutshell’ covering all habitat types and wildlife of Gir. 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 of time at cheaper rates. There are animals like Asiatic lions, Leopards, Blue Bull, Sambhar, Chital, Jackal, Black buck, Wild Boar etc. The presence of Savana habitat and other flora is also another attraction of the area. Many rare birds including Peafowl and vultures are common in the Devalia.


Getting there

By road:GIZ Devalia Safari is around 56 km from Junagadh and around 13 kms from Sasan Gir village, the most common base for making a visit, 374 km from Ahmedabad and 158 Kms from Rajkot. The Reception centre is at GIZ Devaliya Safari & Sasan Gir, and has a Forest Guest house maintained by the forest department, nearby the railway station.


By rail:One can travel by Rail to Junagadh from Ahmedabad or Rajkot and then take a 55 km road trip on bus or taxi to GIZ Devalia Safari or can come via local trains from Junagadh city up to Sasan Gir village.


By Air:Person can come via flight up to Rajkot or Ahemedabad.


Time Table

Time Table - GIZ Devalia Safari

Vehicle Type

Particulars

Morning Timings

Evening Timings

Bus

Monday To Sunday

7:30 AM To 11 AM

3 PM To 5 PM

Gypsy

Monday To Sunday

7 AM To 7:55 AM

3 PM To 3:55 PM

8 AM To 8:55 AM

4 PM To 4:55 PM

9 AM To 9:55 AM

5 PM To 5:55 PM

10 AM To 10:55 AM

Note: GIZ Devalia Safari remains closed on every wednesday.
The permit doesn't includes the Guide charge (Rs. 400 only) and Gypsy charge (Rs. 1500 only), which must be paid separatley to respective Guides and Gypsy vehicle owners.


Charges

Bus Permit Charges

Particulars Indian (Per Individual) Foreigner (Per Individual)
Monday-Friday 150 INR 2800 INR
Saturday-Sunday 190 INR 3500 INR
Festival Days 190 INR 3500 INR

Gypsy Permit Charges

Particulars Indian Foreigner
Normal Day
Up to 6 persons 800 INR 5600 INR
Extra Child 100 INR 1400 INR
Saturday-Sunday
Up to 6 persons 1000 INR 7000 INR
Extra Child 125 INR 1750 INR
Festival Days
Up to 6 persons 1000 INR 7000 INR
Extra Child 125 INR 1750 INR

Note: In one E-permit maximum 6 (+1*) persons will be allowed.
*Only 1 child between 3 to 12 years will be allowed.


Viewing by

By Gypsy & Bus


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Important notes:
  • New-GIZ Devalia Gypsy Safari, visitors can book permit 30 minutes prior to booking timing slots.
  • New-For GIZ Devalia Gypsy Safari, visitors can remain in waitlist quota of 5 permits per slot.
  • New-Waitlist permit will be confirmed against cancellation on first-come-first-serve basis. Waitlisted Visitor will receive notification by email and/or sms in case of permit confirmation.
  • New-In GIZ Devalia Gypsy Safari, Waitlist permits will be fully refunded if not confirmed.
  • New-Permit cancellation time is reduced from 48 hours to 2 hours.
  • New-Cancellation charges will be applicable as per current rules once waitlist permit is confirmed.
  • E-permits are REFUNDABLE only for GIZ Devaliya Gypsy Safari.
  • GIZ Devalia Safari remains closed on every WEDNESDAY.
  • Reporting time should be 15 mins prior to departure.
  • Camera fee information are available locally at Reception Centre.
  • Print out - The print out of GIZ Devaliya Bus Safari e-Permit must be brought at the time of reporting at GIZ Devaliya Safari, Devaliya and for GIZ Devalia Gypsy Safari e-Permit must be brought at the time of reporting at Reception Centre, Sinh Sadan, Sasan Gir.