We had visited this resort just recently in February 2013. The resort is 5 Kms. away from main state highway to Somnath from Sasan Gir. It is located within the Forest region, but far (almost 8 Kms. from Gir national park- an area reserved for Asiatic Lions. Being gujarati, and resort being in Gujarat, all Gujarati tourists will definittely enjoy classic buffet spread, good place to enjoy food, as in nearby area no good fast food restaurents in Sasan Gir. All resorts have reserved restaurents. Junagadh is very far (almost 58 kms from resort site). The 5 Kms. road to resort from state highway is horrible. The Resort company should donate money to renovate the road. The safari arrangements have to be booked in advance through resort at the time when you book resort, otherwise you will have to arrange your own by going to Govt.office for jipsy pass at the Torusm Office early morning as early as 5.00 a.m. We could locate almost 6 lions most lucky to watch 2 lions on roads of forest just 15 feets far from our open jeep. Resort has swimming pool, evening activities, bedminton and cricket net grounds, indoor games room cum children activity center. Rooms are better option then tents. Camel cart ride in the nearby village is another benefit at resort. During this visit in the evening at about 5.00p.m., you can also enjoy fresh cow or buffellow milk milked in front of you. You can also enjoy village food in near by village of Bhalchel if you are not health savvy. However, being in Gujarat, you will have maximum Vegetarian food available, non veg food is difficult to find even in resort, the non veg spread is also limited to only 2 or 3 items in lunch or diner and only 2 in break fast. Die Beach and Somnath temple are another attraction to visit from this place, you can cover up both in one day (full day) site seeing tour. You have to higher resort vehicle only which is very costly if you are not travelling by your own vehicle. Another unique attraction, just make a second class train travel from Junagadh to Somnath/ Veraval and return to junagadh or resort by taxi, as the train passes through the Gir National Park forest itself at a very low speed of less than 20 km ph. you can enjoy the entire forest and watch many wild animals from this train.
- Also Known As:
- Club Mahindra Safari Hotel Sasan Gir National Park