GIR FOREST Temple
70 /km From Somnath
Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Sasan Gir, is a forest and wildlife sanctuary near Talala Gir in Gujarat, India.It was established in 1965, with a total area of 1,412 km2, of which 258 km2 is Gir National Park.
History of GIR FOREST
Based on the wikipedia
In the 19th century, the rulers of Indian princely states used to invite the British colonists for hunting expeditions. At the end of the 19th century, only about a dozen Asiatic lions were left in India, all of them in the Gir Forest, which was part of the Nawab of Junagarh's private hunting grounds.