The Gir Birding Lodge is located in a large mango orchard at the entrance
to the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary. The lodge has two standard rooms in the main building, four standard
cottages and six deluxe cottages, all with attached toilets, featuring
western toilet fittings, hot and cold showers. Comfortably furnished, the rooms
and cottages are surrounded by groves of the famous Kesar Mango of the
Gir hills and other vegetation ensuring that a good number of birds come
into the property itself.
Appointed in Gujarati-style with low settees, mattresses and bolsters, and decorated with wildlife photographs and regional handicrafts, the dining and drawing areas on the first floor of the lodge are airy and have large windows and verandas that are ideal to enjoy the view of the forests and watch birds in the orchard and nearby sanctuary.
North Indian and western set-menu meals are served in these rooms that have a superb view of the deciduous forests from large windows, doors and verandahs. We also entertain special requests for meals like traditional Gujarati/Kathiawadi regional dishes, North-West Indian street-food specialties, Kumaoni-style Chinese and of course the famous seafood from Veraval (a major fishing pier for lobster, crab, prawn and seafish like pomfret and kingfish) one hour away.
Geared-up for birders and other nature lovers, the lodge has knowledgeable resident naturalists to take guests for birding walks and excursions, a natural history library and arrangements for game-watching drives in the sanctuary.