In search of the Savaj

Let's Travel - - India -

Con­ser­va­tion ar­eas are bad for the sacral re­gions. The Gir For­est in Gu­jarat, western In­dia, is the last re­main­ing home for Asi­atic or Per­sian lions. It also has the largest num­ber of marsh crocodiles, leop­ards and speed bumps, as well as a highly suc­cess­ful breed­ing pro­gramme of pot­holes…their num­bers grow ev­ery night.

If you go on an In­dian lion sa­fari you will be in for a bumpy ride. The Gir is 400 par­tially sealed kilo­me­tres from Ahmed­abad..

De­cid­ing to forgo some of the unique on-site at­trac­tions of the fam­ily-friendly “Fern Re­sort ” in Sasan Gir - kite fly­ing (sea­sonal), jig­gery mak­ing, be­gin­ners’ kabaddi, le­mon and egg rac­ing, “Kho Kho” (tag), mu­si­cal chairs and “Make Your Own Lion Pug Mask”, I went on a three-hour, £120 early morn­ing jeep sa­fari to spot a rare gene pool.

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