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Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary Weather And Best Time To Visit Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Sasan Gir National is home to many wildlife animals, especially the most famous, Asiatic Lions. It is one of the most renowned wildlife reserves in India and there are many other wildlife attractions that grab visitors’ attention. If you are planning a trip to Sasan Gir and want to be part of the excitement and thrill, knowing the best time to reach and spot the animals can certainly make your visit a lifetime experience. Let’s discuss the weather conditions and the best time to visit this amazing place called Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary.
Summer (March - June)
The summer season is the toughest time for tourists and wild animals. Summer months are very hot, which start in April and lasts till mid-June. The temperature in March is still moderate and pleasant but it starts to increase by the end of March and becomes hotter in April. The park experiences hot and humid climatic conditions during this time. The temperature reaches its peak in May, which makes spotting of animals difficult, as most of the animals take refuge in the covers wherever available during the day. Safari rides and animal spotting become a tedious task as the temperature could go as high as 42◦C hampering your trip.
Temperature range: Minimum 27◦C and a maximum of 38◦C, increasing to 45◦C in extreme conditions.
Monsoon (July - October)
The weather conditions change as storms and lightning take effect, starting July. It marks the arrival of south-west monsoon in Gir National Park, which brings a little relief to the wildlife. The temperature is still high, but not as much as in May. On an average, the western part of Gir receives 100 mm of rainfall whereas the Eastern part receives a heavy, 650 mm rainfall. Because of this, Sasan Gir National Park remains closed for visitors between 16th June and 15th October, as the whole place becomes muddy and marshy, making safari rides almost impossible.
Temperature range: Minimum 26◦C and a maximum of 32◦C.
Winter (November - February)
Winter is the best time to visit Gir National Park. The weather at this time is at its most pleasant. The temperature during the day time on an average is around 22◦C, which makes it the best time to spot animals including the lions. The temperature drops down to below 10◦C during the night. Many animals roam around freely in the wild to enjoy the pleasant weather. So travel anytime between December and February, pack some warm clothes, and be ready to enjoy the charm and majestic beauty of this great Indian wildlife reserve.
Temperature range: Minimum 17◦C and a maximum of 30◦C.